Discovery Elementary

Discovery Elementary

For the latest and greatest information on what's going on at Discovery Elementary!

Mission Statement
We at Discovery Elementary School are committed to providing a solid foundation in the academics and personal growth of our students. This is achieved through developing:

a sense of connectedness
a sense of uniqueness
a sense of responsibility
experiences with a variety of educational models

Operating as usual

01/18/2024

Does your student have any good news that you want to share?
We will be doing a Good News Morning Announcement spotlight on Tuesday and Thursday.
Students can drop their good news in the box. We will then draw a student and share their good news during Tuesday or Thursdays morning announcements

01/17/2024

Impact your child’s learning by completing the 2023-24 Federal Impact Aid survey
A quick survey that takes five minutes to fill out can generate thousands of dollars in funding for textbooks, materials, hiring staff and educators and more military student support.

It’s the 2023-24 Federal Impact Aid form, and all parents who have children enrolled in the Peninsula School District received a Parent Square message inviting them to complete the survey. Please login to your Parent Square and fill out the form.

What is the 2023 Federal Impact Aid Survey?

The Impact Aid Survey is really a brief form used by the federal government to determine whether a family is federally connected. A parent/guardian is federally connected if:

They live in federally supported housing.
They work on federal property.
They are active-duty.
They are an active full-time member of a foreign military.
The federal government collects this data from school districts and reimburses the districts thousands of dollars of lost revenue from federally connected properties.

01/16/2024

🌟Did you know there is a weekly FREE Legal Aid Pop Up! 🌟

Gig Harbor + Tacoma Pro Bono Community Lawyers are here to help! 🤝

🗓️ 2nd Tuesday of Every Month
🕓 4pm to 6pm
📍 Civic Center Community Room
3510 Grandview Street, Gig Harbor WA 98335

No registration needed! Just drop in and get assistance with:
✅ Eviction
✅ Landlord-Tenant Issues
✅ Family Law
✅ Consumer Issues
.. and more!

Have questions? Contact Shey Smiley at H3 City of Gig Harbor:
📧 Email: [email protected]

Spread the word and let's support our community together! 🌐⚖️

Photos from Discovery Elementary's post 01/16/2024

We are excited to announce a collaborative initiative between the Student Council and Food Backpack for Kids - The Winter Food Drive.

In our effort to support those in need within our community, we will be collecting essential items such as granola bars (The Greatest Need) and various hot cereals including oatmeal, Malt o'Meal, and Cream of Wheat.

The Student Council will be actively involved in promoting this cause through classroom presentations and vibrant posters. Your generosity can make a significant impact, so let's come together and make this Winter Food Drive a success.

The drive will extend from January through the end of February. January is typically the lowest month for donations, so our community really makes a difference. Thank you in advance for your support and commitment to giving back.

01/15/2024
01/13/2024

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there is no school on Monday, January 15, and district offices will be closed. Enjoy your 3 Day weekend!

Photos from Peninsula School District's post 01/11/2024
01/11/2024

We want to remind you of the importance of your child’s/children’s attendance in school. One of our goals this year is to increase attendance school wide. Research shows that missing 10 percent of school, which is only two days per month or 18 days in a year, is enough to negatively impact a student’s academic success. These days add up in a hurry. We want to partner with you to develop an attendance plan for success.

Here are some tips for home to help to ensure attendance success:
Have your student ride the bus to school.
Lay out clothes and backpacks the night before each school day
Don’t let your child stay home unless they are truly sick. Keep in mind, complaints of a stomach ache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to their teacher, school counselor, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning.
Develop back-up plans for getting to school. If something comes up, call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent/trustworthy adult to help.
Schedule medical appointments outside of school hours and avoid extended trips when school is in session or extra days near holidays.
Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and work.

We desire to partner with families and work together to meet our goal of sustaining regular school attendance. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of further assistance with this goal.

01/03/2024

Looking for a fun winter break activity? Get creative and help design a new logo for the Peninsula School District, and enter it into our contest!

All PSD students are invited to enter the Logo Design Challenge, simply create your best logo design that represents our school district. A winning logo will be selected at each level (elementary, middle and high school) and be used as design inspiration for our new PSD logo. The contest closes on January 5, 2024. Enter or find out more at psd401.net/PSD-Design-Challenge. 🎨🧑

Photos from Discovery Elementary's post 01/03/2024

THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME – RECIPES FEATURING FAVORITES FROM HOME OR FAMILY RECIPES.
This year’s challenge theme is “There is no place like home” your favorite recipe from home.

Submit your favorite recipe from home or family recipe for the chance to be named the 2024 Future Chefs Challenge winner!

Deadline to register is January 31, 2024

https://futurechefschallenge.com/

11/27/2023

Don't miss tomorrow's VPO Movie Theater Takeover!

The Discovery VPO has rented two screens for families to watch the NEW "Trolls: Band Together" movie!

Where: Galaxy Theatre (4649 Point Fosdick Dr., Gig Harbor, WA 98335
When: Tuesday, November 28th at 6pm (late start is the next morning!
~Only $7 per ticket!~
Purchase Ticket here
https://my.cheddarup.com/c/des-trolls-3...

The fine print: Children must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian. This is not a drop off event. Once purchased, we cannot offer refunds. Any questions? Reach out to [email protected]

Photos from Discovery Elementary's post 11/17/2023

Hello amazing Discovery Families!!!

We have over 200 students attending Friday's Mouse and the Motorcycle Movie Night at Discovery!!

Please read the pick-up procedures. Please allow time for this process to make sure that all students are safely placed with their adults.

1. Pick up will begin at 4:45 in the front of the school.
2. Please park and come to the table set up outside the front door of the school.
3. There will be three lines, TK-1st grades, 2 & 3rd grades, and 4th & 5th grades.
4. Please have your ID ready to show at the check-out table.
5. Your students will be called out to the front to meet you.
6. Please do not enter the school to pick-up your student.

Thank you for your patience as we dismiss the over 200 students safely.

Also, Have you dropped off food for the Food Drive? It's not too late. Bring your food items to drop off with you when you pick up your students!

There is a giving tree on the front office desk! If you are able to give a little extra this year, please stop by and pick up a gift request! Thank you in advance from Mr. Alex and CIS!

Unfortunately, if you did not turn your permission slip on time we are not accepting any late permission slips.

The VPO does have another Movie Opportunity coming soon!

Trolls 3 Movie @ Galaxy Theatre
The Discovery VPO has rented two screens for families to watch the NEW "Trolls: Band Together" movie!

Where: Galaxy Theatre (4649 Point Fosdick Dr., Gig Harbor, WA 98335
When: Tuesday, November 28th at 6pm (late start is the next morning!
~Only $7 per ticket!~
Purchase Ticket here
https://my.cheddarup.com/c/des-trolls-3?cart=51aade0d-3bfc-4f17-82cf-4a334b275116%21%2168066005

The fine print: Children must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian. This is not a drop off event. Once purchased, we cannot offer refunds. Any questions? Reach out to [email protected]

11/15/2023

📚✨ Excitement is in the air! Join us at The Art of Reading Event TOMORROW (Thursday 11/16) and embark on a journey filled with creativity and joy. Here's the event schedule to guide you through the evening:

🕔 **5:00 PM - 5:30 PM:** Dive into the fun with our Scavenger Hunt & strike a pose at the Photo Booth!
🎶 **5:30 PM:** Let the melodies enchant you with a Music Presentation.
🎭 **5:45 PM (following the musical presentation):** Get ready to be captivated by "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" Skit.

🎤 Singers, your time to shine! Please assemble at 5:20 PM and ensure you're in your designated spots by 5:30 PM sharp for a seamless performance.

🚗 **Parking Alert:** As GHHS is hosting an event too, parking spaces are limited. We encourage carpooling to make your experience smooth. Limited parking spots are available at Chapel Hill.

We can't wait to welcome families and students for a magical evening celebrating the art of reading. See you there! 📖✨

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Our students are LOVING the Explorer Corner Mystery Reader Podcast!Have you been listening?Each Tuesday and Thursday a n...
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Discovery School Operation Doors is coming along! We have🤞🏻all will be completed before school starts!Here is a sneak pe...
Discovery School Operation Doors is coming along! We have🤞🏻all will be completed before school starts!Here is a sneak pe...
Well hello there lil' Alevin! Look at you getting your swimming fins!
Come check out the Alvin hatching from their eggs! If you look in he bottom corner you will see one popping out!
Check out our Salmon progress!! We have some new developments!
Did you know that we have started a knitting club? We will be working with knitting looms and 2 knitting machienes !!We ...
Did you know that we have started a knitting club? We will be working with knitting looms and 2 knitting machienes !!We ...

Location

Telephone

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4905 Rosedale Street NW
Gig Harbor, WA
98335

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 3:30pm
Thursday 9am - 3:30pm
Friday 9am - 3:30pm
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