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Here is our November Newsletter

School Land Trust Report       School Land Trust End of year report 2016-2017 Report: Attached is our School Trust Land report for the previous year and our Mid year report for this year.  The School Land Trust is money allocated to our school by the state.  This money is used under the direction of our school Community Council.  This is a group of parents and teachers that meet together with the principal to give input on school goals and decide how the money is spent each year.  ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!  This money is called School land trust money and is given to us by the state.  
Last year we were allocated $36,784by the state.  We spent money on the following items: $ 32,300 was spent on our paras for reading and math.  
$ 50 for mice for the Chromebook lab to facilitate use of Chromebooks in class.  
$ 700 for Moby Max as a math and literacy extension for the school.   We used our School Land Trust money to expand our reading and math interventions t…

Parent Teacher Conferences

Sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences Directions to schedule Parent Teacher Conferences:

It is time to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences that will be held October 11 &12.
Sign up online between September 28 to Oct 8 for an appointment.

If you have any troubles with registering for conferences please call the school, or stop by.
1. Visit the school’s homepage and select the Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler icon/link on the right, or go to the link
2. From the Online Scheduler Home Page
a. Choose your student’s school from the drop down list and click “GO”
b. Enter the school password dolphins
c. Enter your student’s “Student ID”. If you do not know their Student ID, use the LOOKUP STUDENT ID button to access the system.
d. Verify the student’s birth date
e. A list of your student’s teachers will be displayed. Check the box next to the name of each teacher(s) you would like to meet with.
f. If you have mor…

Upcoming Events

I hope everyone is having an amazing year this year.  We have a lot of activities coming up that I wanted to make sure that people know about. 
1. Picture Day Sep 28.  Retake Day November 14.

2. Fall PTA Carnival October 6th.  This is our carnival that has been at the end of October previously.  We have decided to hold it earlier this year to not have so many scheduling conflicts. 
If we have $300 donated to the carnival we will make the principal into a hot dog!  Students will get to squirt him with ketchup and mustard at the carnival. 

3. Cache Valley Direct books for sale at Discovery.  Students will be sent home with a book full of coupons.  If you would like to keep it, just send $25 back to the school.  If you do not want it, just send it back.  Checks should be payable to Discovery Elementary.  Several businesses in Brigham City are being included in the book and they are looking to add more this upcoming year.  Look for more information about it.  If we can sell 500 books we w…

Shout Outs!

Here are some of the WONDERFUL things said about school employees:

"Only one week of school has gone by, but my daughter has gone on and on over how much she enjoys her teacher, Mrs. Rupper! Seeing as this is her first year teaching, this makes me especially happy. I also really loved the "parent homework" she had for us at back to school night..makes me feel that she really cares about each student's individual needs and personalities. Thank you, Mrs.Rupper! You're doing great!"

"(Mrs. Robinette) Went the extra mile by giving her time to learn about her incoming students and helping her students and parents adjust to first grade."

"Mrs. Gunnell made this first week of school a good experience for my nervous little one. She had a welcoming, fun personality that made my daughter feel excited about school. Words can never express the gratitude I have for amazing teachers who look for the best in my children and help them be the best version of t…

Fantastic Employees

Before coming to Discovery I was Principal at Discovery Elementary School in Vernal, UT.  I spoke with the Superintendent there about my families need to move back to Northern Utah.  He attempted to talk me out of it and told me, "You will never work with a staff as good as the staff at Discovery in your career."  I can tell you that he was never more right, while being so wrong.  The Staff at OUR Discovery Elementary is amazing.  I see so much good here.  We have happy positive people in every corner who always believe that any assignment is possible.  As I look at the teachers, and the staff at our school I am so impressed, and hear messages from parents all the time about how great everyone here is, and I wanted to create a forum to celebrate these wonderful people.  Let's celebrate the greatness in our school!
Submit a Shout Out Here!

Ready for School?

Discovery Community:
I am very excited for this upcoming school year.  We are all ready to go after our recent Open House.  The teachers had a lot of fun, and we hope that the nervous students come ready for the school year.  I hope that you all are ready as well.  The start of the year is always a very exciting time for parents.  I wanted to take a moment and give a HUGE thank you to our secretary Sandy Sharp.  Sandy is always happy and helpful to parents, students and teachers.  She looks for the best in every situation, and is a major inspiration to those of us that work closely with her.  Due to some personal issues she has had to take a few days off this summer, but has approached every issue with a positive happy outlook.  If some of your phone calls this summer have gone unanswered, we apologize, please be understanding as we start this school year.  
We would love some feedback about times for our Open House.…
Here is our Back to School Newsletter:

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Parents and Students, I am so excited to see everyone again as the new school year starts.  The beginning of the school year is a wonderful time for us to Begin with the End in Mind.  Every year I see students start out strong and work hard all year to achieve their goals.  That is so neat to see.  We hope to help all of you reach your goals whether they are academic, social, or personal.  Discovery Elementary will be using the “Road to Success” website for the 2017-2018 school year to help track reading minutes again.  Last year they changed the website and it was not useable for our teachers.  We believe that they have fixed all of the bugs and it should work well.  Information will be sent home the first week of school for each child to log in. We will also continue our reading minute clubs with rewards for students that reach the milesto…
Our office will be open on (Please note that things could change as we are busy preparing for a fantastic school year.) Thursday 8/3, from 8:00-2:00,  Friday 8/4 8:00-2:00,  Monday 8/7 8:00-2:00,  Mon 8/14-Friday 8/18 8:00-2:00,  Tuesday 8/22-Thursday 8/24 8:00-3:00. Our Back to School Open Houseis from 1:00-3:00 on Thursday 8/24.    
School Starts on 8/28 at 8:25 am for grades 1-5

Kindergarten students have an assessment that they will need to take the week of 8/28-9/1.  A time will be assigned and a postcard sent to you.  Kindergarten classes start on 9/5 at 8:25, or 12:10

If you have a new student to our school you can start the registration process by Clicking Here

Here is the Supply Lists for the upcoming school year.  

Pkg 16 or 24 crayons Pencils Glue sticks Clorox wipes Lg box Kleenex tissue Fine t…
Summer vacation is here, we are not currently in the office every day, and know that some of you coming to the website would like to know how to register a new student for the upcoming school year.  If you have a new student that will be attending our school in the fall, please fill out the form:

Here is the May Newsletter
What a great year this has been.  Thank you to everyone that has done so much to help students learn this year.  Our students have worked really hard to reach their goals this year and have seen great results.  One thing that we have had this year is great results with our reading minutes.  We will be holding our Candy Bomber reward on Tuesday, May 9th at 2:00.  We encourage all AM kindergarten parents to bring their children back to see the candy bomber fly over.  As we approach summer we want to stress the importance of reading every day.  Discovery students have grown in amazing ways, and the best way to keep that up for the start of next year is to read all summer long, 20-30 minutes each day.  Each year we start over working toward new goals, but much of this can be avoided if students read all summer long.  If you have a student starting kindergarten next year, please contact the office to get them registered, and in classes for the fall. 

More Upcoming Events and Schedules

Parents, These are the upcoming events through the end of the school year.
Candy Bomber 2:00 5/9 DIBELS Kindergarten, and 5th 5/11 4th Grade Bird Refuge Trip 5/11 Beehive Mile at Watkins Park 5:00 pm 5/12 Kindergarten Field Trip - Ogden Nature Center 5/16 Faculty Social 5/17 3rd Grade Field Trip-Clark Planetarium 5/18 4th Field Trip 5th Field Trip Pentathlon 5/19 Wax Museum 5/23-5/24 Awards Assembly and Yearbook Signing 5/25 Dorsal Fins?, Pentathlon, perfect attendance, Road to Success, Hope of America, Top Typer,  End of year video. Field Day/Last Day of School for all grades 5/26. Kindergarten schedule for May 26th: All half day kindergarten will attend in the AM. 8:30-9:15 in class 9:15-9:30 with new first grade teachers 9:30-10:10 Kindergarten field day. 10:10 Otter pops 10:30 Dismissal

Grades 1-5 schedule for May 26th: 8:30-10:15 in current classes 9:55-10:10 New Teachers
See the April Newsletter HERE

Spring Break is here!  I hope everyone has a fun and safe long weekend.  It seems like everything on the Calendar has the word “Spring” in it.  As the end of year approaches we have a lot of activities going on.  Please see the calendar on the back for the dates, but we want to make you aware of a couple.  First, April 12-13 is a special event for the kids.  All students who have earned at least 3 leader badges will receive a ticket for free admittance to the Adventure Zone at 680 South Main.  They can use the ticket either day.  Students can still earn previous badges, and we will be sending home the Habit 6 Synergize and the Habit 7 Sharpen the Saw We look forward to seeing you there.  To earn the badges students need to teach you about that habit and have the form signed.  Leader of the Month badges do count as well.  Our teachers recently met to discuss what our vision is for the future.  As we discussed this we identified some of the most important th…
Here is the March Newsletter

Here are our Girl's and Boy's Week activities!
Girls Week March 13-17
Monday- “Y0u are sweet” Girls eat first at lunch and get a treat!
Tuesday- “Put a lid on it” Wear your favorite hat to school + 10 extra minutes at lunch recess
Wednesday- “Lookin’ Good!” Wear your best to school
Thursday- “Wacky Wigs” (music at lunch) Wear your pajamas and crazy hair
Friday- “Wear one for the Team” Wear your favorite team jersey + play at the lunch recess activities Evening activity Friday Night at the school  Daddy & Daughter - March 17 at 6pm