Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Wednesday (Early Release)
For absences due to illness or appointments, contact Deb Alberts at
425-837-4100 or by emailRemember to include in your message the name of your eagle, their teacher, & the reason for the absence.
To request an absence for any other reason i.e. family vacation, fill out the appropriate form below and turn it into the office. Please note that these forms must be submitted at least one week prior to the start of your student's absence.
1-20 Day Absence Pre-Approval Form
20+ Days Absence Pre-Approval Form
Attendance Secretary: Deb Alberts(425) firstname.lastname@example.orgPrincipal's Secretary: Jane Cristallo(425) email@example.com
Healthroom: Kathy Feuerberg(425) firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse: Kim Rocco(425) email@example.com
Counselor: Denise Darnell(425) firstname.lastname@example.org Psychologist: Kelvie Carter(425) email@example.com
For classroom websites and teacher contacts click on the yellow Staff link above.
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Check out Discovery's Google Calendar, Discovery's PTSA Calendar & the Issaquah School District Calendar for events too!
Discovery Eagles are working together to make our school and world a better place by being kind, safe, and responsible! You can learn more about PBSES in Issaquah School District here.
Discovery is proud of the work we are doing to be GREEN! Check out our Green Team's website for current information on how our students & staff are working together to reduce, reuse, recycle, & rethink for a better planet!
Dear Discovery Families:
In my role as principal, I often say to students that of course, I want them to develop their talents and abilities, acquire necessary skill and knowledge sets, and get excited about learning for the rest of their lives. But I add that I want them also to learn to use their abilities to do what they can, to make the world a better place.
In December, students had a chance to do just that. Many from each grade level participated in The Kindness Challenge, where they completed 50 kind acts and reported these back to Mrs. Darnell, our school counselor. Many students also contributed to a last minute food drive to support area food banks during the holiday season. When we learned that food banks had fewer supplies than they typically do, we asked students to help out. During the last three days before winter break, we received two SUV loads of food! I was proud of our students for getting involved on such short notice. In these ways, and many others each week, we witness students demonstrating kindness toward others. I think this is Discovery’s greatest quality—that as a community, we teach and hold in high regard, the importance of showing kindness toward others. This is an important way in which Discovery students make the world a better place.
In addition to teaching and practicing kindness, you should know that Discovery teachers have worked particularly hard this year to implement our new Eureka math curriculum. Though we still are learning how best to implement Eureka, many teachers report that they enjoy teaching Eureka as it helps them to provide a strong conceptual understanding of mathematics to students. On January 20th, thanks to a grant from the Issaquah Schools Foundation, our teachers will receive a half-day for added training in teaching Eureka math. I am thankful to our Instructional Coach, Carolyn Kaiser, and the Leadership Team for their support in planning this day. Additionally, we will soon be setting a date for what we call a Math Night. This will be an evening to provide parents greater understanding of Eureka math. I hope many of you will be able to attend.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I appreciate working and learning with you!
Mark your Calendars if you'll have a kindergarten student starting in the Fall. There will be a New Kindergarten Parent Information Night (Presentation and FAQ, paperwork pick-up) on Thursday, February 2nd from 6:00 - 7:00PM in the Discovery Library. Families must live within the Discovery attendance area and children must turn 5 by August 31, 2017 to qualify for enrollment. Spread the word!
If you can’t make it to the Information Night, registration packets will be available in the office starting February 3rd.
Registration packets should be completed and returned by March 10th.
EAGER READER STARTS THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 6TH!!
Turn your child into an Eager Reader! The goal of this program is to foster a love of reading by encouraging students to read outside of the classroom. Students can earn prizes for themselves and their classroom by reaching various reading goals. This PTSA sponsored event kicks off Friday, January 6th for students of all grade levels. Registration is required, see the link below to get your student started! Volunteers are needed to help distribute prizes during school hours on Tuesdays beginning January 17th thru February 14th. By signing up for one or more volunteer sessions, you'll get to experience first hand how many Eager Readers we have at Discovery!
Please register at this link, http://discoveryptsa.org/Page/EventsAndPrograms/Eager_Reader