Discovery Community,

"Kindness" is one word that comes to my mind when I think of Discovery. One way that students and the community were able to share kindness in February was through "Hearts 4 Maddie." Thank you Katie McDorman for organizing "Hearts 4 Maddie" to support the Sprague family. You may visit the PTSA website to learn more about their journey. Also KIRO News Radio will be airing a short sound bit about Discovery and our Hearts 4 Maddie week. At this time, we are not sure when it is going to air, but we will try to make it available to you on the PTSA website.

Also in the month of March, we will be re-launching "Be Kind-like Josh" program. We just received new long sleeve "Be Kind" shirts. Students will be watching a video about the "Be Kind" program. The BELIEF is "Genuine kindness born in the heart of a child deserves celebration." The MISSION is to recognize and reward a child's heartfelt kind acts, and to inspire more children to be more kind, more often.

More information can be found on the Josh Stevens website.

For the month of March, Second graders will be taking the CoGat and our Third, Fourth, and Fifth graders will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessments. Please make every effort to make sure your child gets enough rest the night before, eats a nutritious breakfast, and gets to school on time. Try to maintain a positive attitude about the test, even if you are anxious about the test. Students can pick up on what we are feeling.

Michele Nishioka

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