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) email@example.comPrincipal's Secretary: Jane Cristallo(425) firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthroom: Kathy Feuerberg(425) email@example.com
Nurse: Kim Rocco(425) firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselor: Denise Darnell(425) email@example.com Psychologist: Kelvie Carter(425) firstname.lastname@example.org
For classroom websites and teacher contacts click on the yellow Staff link above.
The staff and students of Discovery would love to thank our generous PTSA for the grant enabling singer songwriter and author Eric Ode to visit our school! We had a SUPER fun day!
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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!
Thank you to all who made our Eureka Math Parent Night a success! We hope you found the evening informative and that it gave you some ideas for how you can partner with us to support your child's math skills development. Not able to attend? Downloads of important documents are available here.
You know, we title the communication posted on our website, The Eagle's Nest. Over the last five months this title has taken on specific meaning for me, as I have been observing two eagles and their nest near my home. I often stop and view the eagles on my way home from work and admire this nest. It's large and sturdy (about ten feet in diameter and three or more feet deep). The eagles regularly add new branches and twigs to it. One night, the male flew home with an eight-foot branch. Once in the nest, he broke it into three or four pieces and strategically placed each piece around the rim of the nest. The female then flew above the nest and broke off several smaller twigs. She returned and also placed the twigs in specific locations within the nest. Watching this, you have to appreciate how important the nest is to these magnificent birds. They take care of it and have created a safe place for rest and nourishment.
We hope that Discovery, like an eagle's nest, provides a strong, supportive environment for students; one that is safe and caring, one that nourishes their minds to help them achieve their full potential, and one that gets them excited about learning. We want school to matter for kids.
In this effort, Discovery teachers work hard, day in and day out, to provide your children a meaningful education. They are becoming adept at teaching our new Eureka math curriculum. You are invited to a Math Night here at Discovery on March 8th at 6:30pm, in which you can learn more about this curriculum. Teachers also continue their work in Positive Social Emotional Supports for students. Callie Greenfield, our PBSES coach, works regularly with teachers to provide them positive strategies to help students succeed in class. The PBSES team recently rolled out our Kind Kid Award. Each teacher and EA will award students who continuously, or exceptionally, demonstrate kindness at school.
Additionally, teachers are learning how to nurture a growth mindset in students, one in which students learn optimism, empathy, persistence, flexibility, and resilience. Recently, our Instructional Coach, Carolyn Kaiser, working with Callie Greenfield, provided a staff training on this work. Many teachers are studying this work through individual reading as well as group book studies.
We recognize that our families also provide a safe and supportive home for Discovery students. We always appreciate partnering with you. As we progress through winter toward spring, please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Science FairWednesday, March 22nd6:00 - 7:30pm
It's time for the Discovery Elementary annual science fair! All students are encouraged to participate by working on a science project at home and displaying it proudly at the fair for the world to see. All young scientists wishing to display a project at the fair must register in advance through this online form. We strongly encourage early registration. Final registration deadline is March 20th.
Registration packets should be completed and returned to the Discovery Office by March 10th. Please call or email Deb Alberts, Registrar, if you have questions. Thank you for helping us plan for next year's incoming class by returning your packets soon!