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Discovery School PTA                         February 5, 2018   

5-9: Spring Book Fair
5-9: National School Counselor Week
 6: Box Top Collection Day
 8: PTA General Membership Meeting/ Kindergarten Performance.  
  12-16 Spirit Night Nothing Bundt Cakes
15: Blood Drive (Discovery School Gym)1:00 - 5:00
15: TN Ready Parent Meeting for 4th-6th grades 5:30pm
19: Presidents Day (NO SCHOOL)
 8: Parent Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)
26-30: Spring Break
19: PTA General Membership Meeting (Approve new officers)                                                                                                                    
 1: Election Day (NO SCHOOL)
25: LAST 1/2 DAY OF SCHOOL 11:15 dismissal
In Memory of:


 Mary Jewell Huper passed away Tuesday January, 23rd. Ms. Mary was a member of the Discovery School cafeteria staff. To honor Ms. Mary our students wrote their special memories of Ms. Mary on paper flowers that have been collected and are displayed in the cafeteria. The sweet messages on the flowers make it clear that Ms. Mary was very loved and will be greatly missed. 
We are looking for a few good women and men to be a part of our 2018-2019 Discovery School PTA Executive Board. Please contact for more information.
Beta Club
 W e will be selling baked goods on Thursday Night, Feb 8th between 4:30 - 7:30pm during the Book Fair to support our trip to the National Beta Convention in Savannah, GA in June 12th -16th.  We will also be accepting donations.   
"Don't forget to send your student a candy gram! Orders will be taken starting Wednesday,
February 6th." 

We will also be selling candy grams (a cluster of Dum Dum suckers because they are nut free) in the mornings. Students will be selling the candy grams for $1, and we will deliver them to students 'and teachers on Valentine's Day.  
Don't be a dum-dum! 
Support the Discovery School Beta Club with a candy gram!  
Congratulations Dr Mall!
Dr Mall was named the Distinguished Educator for Murfreesboro City Schools by the Murfreesboro Education Association.  She will now be entered in the state level competition.
Book Fair
Don't Forget you can purchase Gift Certificates for your teachers or come by and check out their want lists. 
Spring Book Fair - "Paws for Books!"
Come, stay, and read a great tale at our upcoming book fair February 5th-9th! The book fair is the purr-fect place to find just right books for students of all ages. I'm paws-itive you won't want to miss it!
The book fair will be open:
  • Monday the 5th through Thursday the 8th, 7:30a-4:00p
  • Thursday the 8th from 4:30-5:30p and then again after the PTA Meeting and Kindergarten Performance until 7:30p
  • Friday the 9th from 7:30a until we pack up the fair at 2:45p
We need parent volunteers to make our book fair the best it can be! We have opportunities to help with running registers, assisting shoppers, take down and donating items. For more information about volunteering click below or email Mrs. Shepherd:
Blood Drive
        Enter Code: Discovery
Box Tops collection will be the first Tuesday of every month. Click here for a collection sheet!

Box Tops reminder:
When turning in your Box Tops, make sure that you put your teacher's name on the bag or envelope so your class will get credit toward the monthly prize!
PTA Reflections

Thank you to all students who participated in the Reflections Art Contest. All entries have been sent on to complete at the state level. Best of luck Discovery!
Spirit Night

Nothing Bundt Cakes will donate 20% of the receipt total to the PTA.
Stay Healthy

Thanks to PTA contributions, the Discovery faculty/staff enjoys a catered lunch on half days. This month, the PTA catered a delicious meal from Five Senses. The faculty and staff would like to express their gratitude to the PTA!                
Discovery School Fifth Grade Band

At the Discovery School, we traditionally add a Fifth Grade Band for the Spring Semester, and this year we have about half of the students participating!  Rotation day 1 is the Woodwind Class, and day 3 is the Brass and Percussion Class.  Please make sure that the students have their instruments at school on these days.
I am really excited to see what this group can learn by the end of the year - there are some students practicing hard at home already!

Welcome to Mrs. Ebonie Valentine! Mrs. Valentine will be joining Mrs. Baltimore for the Spring Semester as she completes her Master's degree in School Counseling through the Counseling program at MTSU. We are so glad to have her with us as an additional support for our students. When you see her on campus, please welcome her to our community.
Feb 5-9 is National School Counseling Week. At this link below you will find the answer as provided by the American School Counseling Association to the question: "Why do we need Elementary School Counselors?"

WatchD.O.G.S. Sign Up is open for the Spring! Starting January 8th we have plenty of opportunities for Dads, Grandpas, Uncles, God-Fathers, etc. to join us at Discovery for a day of their choosing. It's a full day of interacting with students and their learning. Go to this link to sign up for your day:

Kroger Shopper's Card
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Don't forget to pick a Publix Key Tag up at Open House or send a request to the PTA

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