Discovery Elementary School

44020 Grace Bridge Drive
Ashburn, VA 20147
Phone: (571) 252-2370

Operating as usual


We are getting Trunk or Treat ready!!! Can anyone guess how many pieces of Candy we bought?! 🍬🍬🍬 Huge thank you to our sponsor, Williams Martial Arts and Fitness for making this happen and Loudoun Station for hosting us once again!

Don’t miss dressing up in costume and joining us for Trunk or Treat NEXT FRIDAY, October 22nd!!! PTO members get early access at 6pm!! 👻🎃☠️

Photos from Discovery PTO's post 08/26/2021

Thank you to all our Trailblazer Families for a successful first day!

Photos from Discovery PTO's post 08/21/2021

Photos from Discovery PTO's post


We are SO excited to finally reveal our brand new mascot and logo!! 👩‍🚀 🚀 🌟 Stay tuned for lots of exciting new Discovery Spirit Wear coming to a merch table near you!! 👕


Hey, Discovery Parents - have you joined the PTO?! Your PTO family membership funds all our amazing school events, gives back to our classrooms, and allows us to gift our students, teachers and staff with amazing contributions. From now until August 20th, every family that joins the PTO will be automatically entered to win a coveted VIP Parking Spot for the day of Open House, Popsicles in the Park, and Back to School Night!! No more parking at Kidz Plaza for you! 😂 Join today - winner will be announced at the Aloha Discovery Back to School Luau!



It's the final countdown! Only ONE WEEK left to order your school supplies at! Don’t forget to use our school code: DES005

Why should you order your school supply kit from Sprout?
✔️ Save a trip to the store
✔️ Supplies will be delivered to your classroom
✔️ A portion of the proceeds benefit the PTO
✔️ Support Small Business
✔️ Have everything you need ready for fall!

Questions? Email [email protected]

Boy Scout builds outdoor classroom for Eagle Scout project 05/26/2021

Boy Scout builds outdoor classroom for Eagle Scout project

Grateful and amazed at the incredible craftsmanship built for Discovery’s Outdoor Classroom!

Boy Scout builds outdoor classroom for Eagle Scout project For his Eagle Scout project, Grant Newcomb of Ashburn's Boy Scout Troop 997 decided to leave a legacy at his childhood school by building an outdoor classroom.

Photos from Discovery PTO's post 05/08/2021

Photos from Discovery PTO's post

Timeline Photos 04/07/2021

Timeline Photos

We will be opening up our PTO board elections in the next two weeks. Please consider a chair position or board position. It truly is a fun way to give back.


Second quarter report cards are now available for viewing in ParentVUE.


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With an abrupt end to Distance learning we rushed to send off the entire staff with a little holiday cheer. If our teachers and staff ever needed this glass more than this year🎁🚀🍷❤️


Veteran's Day 2020

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We want to give a huge Discovery Thank You to Comstock and Loudoun station for offer up their parking lot, staff and goodwill to help us make this an unforgettable event.


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Wow, just Wow. We could never have imagined the amazing turnout that we had tonight. 18,000+ pieces of candy, 2 Giant runs and 450+ cars. We are humbled by this display of our amazing community. Our staff and sponsors went above and beyond on their trunks. We appreciate your Profound patience as we know the line was long! Thank you again and we look forward to our next adventure, Holiday Shoppe. Happy Halloween Trailblazers🎃🎃🎃


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Three hours and counting🎃🚀🎃🚀🎃


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One day till Trunk or Treat🎃


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Trunk or Treat Drive thru prep🍬🍫🍭🎃🚀


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A little breakfast treat waiting for our amazing hybrid teachers as they head back to the classrooms tomorrow. We love ya and wish you luck and patience 🚀


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Super fun last night at our 3rd - 5th Great Discovery Drive Thru. Thanks to all the amazing dedicated teachers and staff that came out to meet and great our Trailblazers. We are one lucky community🚀


Discovery is excited for Mrs. Sultan to be joining our ECSE team. She is a JMU alumni, a United Airlines pilot’s wife, and Mom of three. Her son will be in 3rd grade at Discovery and her daughters will be in 9th and 10th at Broad Run HS. Mrs. Sultan enjoys reading, cooking, travel, all things Disney, Legos, and watching her kids participate in their many sports. We are going to have a great year @ Discovery!


Save the Date! Trailblazer Families K-3 Students, Information about distribution of Chromebooks may be obtained here and on our Discovery website.


We are excited to have Ms. Christianna Querry join the Trailblazer family this upcoming school year! She attended school in Loudoun County as a child, and then continued her education at James Madison University. GO DUKES! She studied Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies with a concentration in humanities, social science, and science, as well as history and elementary education. She also received her Masters of Arts in Teaching from JMU. For the past few years she has been teaching third grade in another LCPS school and she LOVES 3rd grade! Outside of school, she enjoys traveling, reading, exercising, and spending time with family, friends, and her dogs, Eli and Toby.


We are extremely excited to welcome Marissa Midgley to Discovery. She graduated from Radford Univ. with a degree in Recreation and Tourism and a M.Ed in Special Education from George Mason University. We can't wait to start the school year with her on board!


We are excited to have Ms. Elsbernd join Discovery as one of our school counselors. Ms. Elsbernd grew up in Loudoun County and she is now lucky enough to work for LCPS. She enjoys spending her time with her Corgi, Crumpet or digging in the sand at the beach! Welcome Aboard!


We are ecstatic to welcome Ms. Hoeffel to Discovery’s 3rd grade team. She has taught in Loudoun County since 2014 and recently in Kindergarten, first, and second grade. Mrs. Hoeffel is a graduate of Stone Bridge High School and a Loudoun County native. She attended Christopher Newport University for both her undergraduate degree in psychology and master's degree in teaching. Mrs. Hoeffel lives in Leesburg with her husband and two dogs, Lucy and Autumn. In her free time she enjoys reading, drinking coffee, and walking her two dogs. She considers herself a life-long learner and believes in building strong relationships with students and their families. We are confident it will be an amazing year!!


We are so excited Mrs. O’Shaughnessy is returning to Discovery after a 2 year hiatus in Florida, and she is thrilled to return to the Trailblazer family for the 2020-2021 school year! While in Florida Mrs. O’Shaughnessy and her family took advantage of living miles from the beach, being an hour from Universal Studios, and were able to camp in the Florida Keys each January!
She has been teaching since 2003 in many different roles. She has taught both general education and special education in grades ranging from preschool to 2nd grade. Mrs. O’Shaughnessy graduated from Radford University with an Early Childhood Special Education/ Early Childhood Education degree. In 2015, she completed her Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction. Mrs. O’Shaughnessy has two children, a rising 10th grader at Broad Run and a rising 6th grader at Farmwell. The family wouldn’t be complete without their dog Jonny, whom they adopted while in Florida. Mrs. O’Shaughnessy is an avid runner and enjoys going on camping trips, sports, festivals, and the beach.


Loudoun County Public Schools

Hello Trailblazer Families, In the Fall, LCPS will be implementing a new learning management system to support student learning. Here is a brief overview of this program.

LCPS is implementing the Schoology learning management system to support both hybrid and distance learning in the fall. Learn how this new system will improve the learning experience for students, teachers and parents.


Discovery PTO

Parents - Just a reminder that you have until July 14th to purchase your Sprout school supply kit at using school code DES005. Don't miss out on this easy shopping opportunity!


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Hi Trailblazers! Our amazing and generous technology teacher Mrs Smith, has been spending her quarantine time making face shields for local health care workers. She has teamed up with a couple of other schools and they have been using 3-D printers to make these life saving face shields.

If you would like to help with this project, she is asking for you to write a thank you note, draw a picture, or just send words of encouragement. Attached below you will find a flyer with six different drop off locations in our neighborhoods. Look for a plastic tub marked “Health Care notes”. You can leave them with no contact and they will then be added to each face shield package.
Drop off locations. The Regency Neighborhood
21858 Hyde Park Dr
Ashburn VA 20147

Stonegate neighborhood
21291 Southolme Way
Ashburn VA 20147

Parkside neighborhood
21762 Dryden ct
Ashburn Va 20147

Carisbrooke neighborhood
21671 Steatite ct
Ashburn Va 20147

Farewell Hunt neighborhood
43604 Winthrop Court Ashburn va 20147

Ashburn village neighborhood
21257 Rosetta Place
Ashburn Va

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Hurricane Hank - 5th grade Boosterthon challenge a success! Keep the pledges coming Trailblazers.



Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 4pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 4pm
Thursday 7:30am - 4pm
Friday 7:30am - 4pm