I extend warm greetings to you as we embark on another awesome school year. May our first blog post find you in great health and good spirits. I hope you enjoyed your summer vacation and are excited and motivated about the new school year. We missed our students and are so glad they are back with us. We are all looking forward to an exciting school year. Our teachers and students are already hard at work on the new Florida State Standards.
We know a lot of our students were busy this summer working on i-Ready to enhance their reading and mathematics skills. We will be recognizing and rewarding those students for their time and attention given this summer.
We are excited about the annual No Hassle Fundraiser where money is raised to support the awesome technology and academic goals we have at Discovery Elementary. We simply ask for donations from friends and family during the two-week period. Students who raise a minimum of $25 will be invited to participate in the Fall Fundraiser Carnival. The entire school applauds the work of our PTA Executive Board led by our new President, Melissa McCormick. We are so lucky to have our awesome PTA team.
This year we support and promote the district initiative of 24/7 365 Attendance Counts where we expect every child to be at school and on time each day. The school day begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. and all students are expected to be in their seat and ready to learn. Of course, we need your support and cooperation to make that happen.
Each day our teachers strive to provide the students with the best education possible so they can be successful. We need your help by ensuring homework is completed and returned in a timely manner. We believe in the philosophy of practice makes perfect; therefore, homework is assigned on a nightly basis to allow your child to practice the skills learned at school. Each child in grades first through fifth was issued an agenda book to be used to record assignments and homework. The agenda book is also a communicative tool to use to correspond with your child’s teacher. Please make sure you review your child’s agenda book on a nightly basis. We need you to be our partner in your child’s education. We cannot do it without your support.
Discovery Elementary has an awesome Facebook page. Please stop by and like the page so you can stay abreast of events and important information. Please continually check out our website for information as it is updated frequently. This year we will continue with the Friday Sixty Second Update, which provides you with the upcoming week’s events at Discovery Elementary. Also, you will receive informational messages via text messaging. If you are not receiving the Sixty Second Update or school text messages, please contact the office to ensure we have your correct contact information on file.
We know this will be another exciting year at Discovery Elementary. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we could be of any assistance to you at anytime.