February 2020
Calendar of Events
February:
Thursday 13: Kindergarten Musical Program 5.30 p.m/ PTO General Membership Night

Friday 14: 1st Grade Tea Party

Sunday 16: Spirit Night at The Climb
4-7 p.m

Monday 17: Presidents' Day (no school)

Friday 28: Kindergarten Fairytale Ball


March:
Tuesday 3: Election Day (no school)

Thursday 12: Spring Book Fair commences

Friday 13: Parent/ Teacher Conference
(no school)




Spring Break: 30th March-3rd April

New and Notable
Trivia Night Success!
Thank you Discovery families for your participation and support for our Family Trivia and Game Night. It was a fantastic night and the PTO raised $1,149.00!
Celebrating Art and Ms. Allen
Join us in celebrating Ms. Allen and her artwork that is being showcased at MTSU until February 6th.
Message from Mrs. Snell
Parents,

Grades 2-6 are taking the final CASE benchmark test for English Language Arts in February. We need some volunteers to proctor classrooms and hallways. Please visit the link below for more information and to volunteer.


Thank you,
Mrs. Snell
Caps for Benches
We are excited to announce that Mrs. Borendame and Dr. Maddux went to Evansville, IN to pick up not one, but TWO Discovery benches from our cap collection. They are sitting in the front of the school, near the entrance.

We thank Mrs. Green, Ivey Bahoul and students on sorting the endless plastic, and to Discovery families for your support!
Support Discovery When You Shop!
Did you know that you can earn money for our school every time you grocery shop?
Do you enter your phone number at these stores to use coupons and earn gas rewards? Make sure you go online and select Discovery School as your community reward recipient! Use the links below to log in or create an account.

Volunteers Wanted! PTO Board and Committee Members
Volunteer
Discovery School has the BEST parent volunteers. We can always count on you to pitch in at events throughout the year. If you would like to take on a leadership or more formal supporting role in the PTO next year, we would love to hear from you! We will soon be looking for board members and committee chairs, so whether you are good with people or numbers, event planning or technology, or just would like to help in any way needed, we'd love to hear from you!

Click here to register and pay the $5 per family fee online, or to make an additional donation if you are able and wish to do so.

Contact Stephanie Roach at dsptovolunteers@gmail.com if you would like to serve!
Follow Us Online!

For the most up to date information, please visit our website and like our Facebook page !
Shining a Light on a Special Area
Library
Mrs. Shepherd will be spotlighting biographies in the month of February! Has your child ever checked out a biography? Encourage them to try one this month! Also, make sure you are saving the dates for our upcoming Spring Book Fair starting March 12th!
Music
Dr. Kleppinger and Mrs. Waldecker want to thank all the students who came and performed in the City Schools Gala. The performances were just right and beautiful additions to our night of celebration.

Don't forget to add these performance dates to your calendars!

February 13th  - Kindergarten Program

April 9th  - Shine a Light on the Arts! with a special 4th grade recorder performance

May 7th  - Choir & Band Concert

PE
Our older students are just finishing a unit on hands-only CPR training with Nurse Jennifer and our younger students are learning gymnastics skills now with a dancing unit coming soon.


Mrs. Turnbow would like to remind everyone how important it is to  wear tennis shoes on gym days , especially now that we are back on a four day rotation and gym day will land on a different day each week.
Art
Ms. Allen is still looking fo r donations of new or gently used Crayola brand markers.  Students may drop those off in the art room anytime.

Makerspace and STEAM Lab  
Mrs. Greene wants to give a very special shoutout to parent Ivey Bahoul for ALL of her help and all of her hours sorting caps and lids for our new benches. We couldn't have done it without her! 


Ms. Greene and Ms. London continue to be so thankful for all the donations that have been made to help our STEAM explorations be a success this year!

Finally from all of us, don't forget to look for your student and their class in action on  Class Dojo ! Your special area teachers have been sharing some amazing photos that you won't want to miss!
PTO Board, 2019-2020
Officers*/Executive Committee
President*
Genevieve Borendame


Secretary*
Claire Odette
Vice President/President Elect* 
Jeanette Price
Fundraising*
Laurel Parkerson


Treasurer*
Anthony Brownlow
Committee Chairs
Activities
Kelly Leister
Hospitality
Anna Stewart
Communications/ Newsletter Editor
Melissa Little
Volunteers
Stephanie Roach
Membership
TaLisa Smith
Members-at-Large
K-2 Member-at-Large
Anna Kushingham
3-6 Member-at-Large
Julie Phillips
Teacher and Staff Favorite Things
Happy Birthday!
Birthday Cake 2
February
5 Kayla Mullen (2nd Grade)
5 Brittany Hackney (Site Director)
10 Jason Page (EA)
12 Jennifer Lanier (Nurse)
18 Brandy Smotherman (Cafeteria Staff)
26 Kristen Jackson (Kindergarten)