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7 ~ Tracy Giles
8 ~ Stacey Burt
9 ~ Amy Baltimore
9 ~ Bess Turner
9 ~ Kathy Waldecker
18 ~ April Greene
(Science Lab)
21 ~  Dawn
27 ~ Eric Matthews

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Discovery School




PTA Board of Managers

Kathie Elfersy
Margaret Bramlett
Vice President*
Jennifer Smith
Steph Olsen
Beata Abbott

 Jennifer Stacey

Committee Chairs

Newsletter Editor
Amy Swicord

Amy Roeder
Jennifer Allen
Susan Gaither
Holly Holton

Michael Guess

Amanda Moore
Darla Sampson

Kristi Crass

Discovery School PTA                                March 6,  2017
7: Watchdogs Pizza Night
9: 1/2 day (noon dismissal)
9: MCS Festival Choir @ Erma Siegel Elementary
13: Chat with Principal @ 10:00
13: The Nashville Opera performing The Three Little Pigs @ Discovery
20: Parent/Teacher Conferences (no school)
13: Muffins with Mom
14 Good Friday (no school)
17-25: TNReady Testing
20 PTA General Membership Meeting
18: Career Night
President's Corner 
2017 - 2018 PTA Executive Board Elections

It is coming time to once again vote for the PTA Executive Board for the 2017-2018 school year.  The following slate was submitted by a committee of PTA and general population members after the open nomination period. It will be presented for final vote at the General Membership Meeting on April 20, 2017. If anyone has a questions, concerns or wishes to nominate someone else for any of these positions, please contact the Nomination Committee Chair, Jennifer Smith at before April 1st. The nominations are:

President-Elect : Darla Sampson
Vice President : Kristi Crass
Secretary : Steph Olsen

Thank you Susan Gaither, Sally Brainard, Rachel Zelenak, Amy Swicord and Jennifer Smith for serving on the PTA Nomination Committee. 

Meet Your PTA

Hi! I'm Steph Olsen and this year I am the Secretary for PTA.  I have also served as the Volunteer Coordinator. I have truly enjoyed my time working with PTA because it contributes to the whole school but also has helped me get to know so many wonderful parents at Discovery! 

I work full time as a Product Development Specialist for Central Insurance Companies which generally means telecommuting but sometimes means I spend a week in Ohio once in a while. 

I grew up as an Air Force brat but since landing in Tennessee have grown to love it and call it home. 

Our PTA Programs Chairperson, Michael Guess, is the father of two Discovery School Explorers, Wesley (Lloyd - 3) and Emily (Mullen - K) and the lucky husband of seventeen years to Maria (Fua), a frequent Discovery School volunteer. In addition to the Discovery School PTA, Michael also serves as the Kindergarten Representative and PTA Liaison for the WATCHDogs Program. An avid Boston Red Sox fan, Michael also enjoys volunteering as a coach for his children's sports teams, traveling with his family, and supporting the MTSU Blue Raiders sports teams! Professionally, Michael is the President & CEO of 16DIGITAL, a digital advertising and web development agency based in Nashville, TN.
Thank you to everyone who sent in Box Tops for our February contest. With your help, we earned nearly $800 for our school! Congratulations to our winners:

1st place: Mrs. Jackson's class - 1088 Box Tops
2nd place: Mrs. Vance's class - 820 Box Tops
3rd place: Mrs. Ouellette's class - 727 Box Tops
Remember to keep clipping for the next chance to win!

Music Notes
March 9th
MCS Festival Choir at Erma Siegel Elementary
March 13th
The Nashville Opera will be performing The Three Little Pigs at Discovery

Library News

Books from Birth Coin Drive
When my kids were tiny one of my favorite days of the month was when their books would arrive in the mail from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. I'm sure many of you have similar fond memories of those amazing books that are now a part of your child's home library.
This month we have the chance to give back! Discovery School is having a coin drive and will be donating 100% of collections to the Governor's Books from Birth Foundation, the organization that directly funds the Imagination Library.
Our coin drive will run Monday, March 13 th through Friday, March 17 th.
We will collect coins as follows:
  • Penny Monday
  • Nickel Tuesday
  • Dime Wednesday
  • Quarter Thursday
  • Anything Goes Friday
Every cent counts! Did you know that just $60 provides one child with their ENTIRE Imagination Library? That's 60 books between birth and kindergarten delivered to their door for free. What an amazing way to give someone a head start at reading! I wonder how many children we can fully fund? Are you up to the challenge? Start digging for that loose change and bring it in to Mrs. Shepherd in the library starting Monday the 13 th!

Attention Dads, Grandpa's, Uncles, and any other adult father-figure in a Discovery School student's life, please join us this Tuesday, March 7th at 6:30 PM in the Gymnasium for our annual Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza Night event!
This is a chance to spend an evening (and dinner) with your Discovery School student(s) and learn more about the Watch D.O.G.S. program at Discovery School. We'll have fun activities for you to complete with your student as well as an informative presentation on the impact and success of the Watch D.O.G.S. program in our school - as well as the opportunity for you to sign-up to be a Watch D.O.G.!
Go to for more information on the Watch D.O.G.S. program


Calling all Dads, Grandpas, Uncles
or other Father-Figures...
Will You Be Our Hero
At the Discovery School Pizza Night
on Tuesday, March 7th at 6:30pm
Return your student's yellow invitation card
to Mrs. Baltimore
BY FRIDAY March 3rd
with your email address
The number of people attending
We can't wait to see you at Pizza Night!

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