From the Office:
Due to unforeseen delays with construction on 60th Street AND the school's parking lot, we are postponing the Discovery Open House until Thursday, August 25th. Open House will start at the scheduled time of 5:30 p.m. and end at 7:00 p.m. We look forward to welcoming students to the first full day of school on Monday August 22.
* If you are concerned about your student carrying their supplies on Monday, you are welcome to bring those supplies to the open house on Thursday, 8/25.
Welcome to Discovery Elementary
We strive to touch the lives of children in a way that prepares them to take their place as citizens with high academic skills and fine moral character.
Vision for Discovery
Discovery staff will have high expectations for all.
The school will be a place where:
- Children take their jobs as learners seriously.
- Staff are professionals who go the extra mile to support children in this journey of learning.
- Parents feel welcome and are given opportunities to be involved in their child's education.
- There is an academic environment that teaches the whole child and treats children with dignity.
- We all get better each day.
August 22 Monday First Day of School – Full Day 9:00–3:55 pm
August 25 Thursday Elementary Open House 5:30-7:00 pm
September 2 Friday NO SCHOOL
September 5 Monday NO SCHOOL
September 13 Tuesday PTC Meeting, 6:00pm
September 21 Wednesday Half Day – 11:55am Dismissal
September 22 Thursday Picture Day
October 5 Wednesday Count Day
October 10-14 Monday-Friday Spirit Week
October 11 Tuesday PTC Meeting, 6:00pm
October 14 Friday EKHS Homecoming
October 24-28 Monday-Friday Scholastic Book Fair
October 26-27 Wednesday-Thursday Fall Parent Teacher Conferences
October 26 Wednesday Full Day of School, Conferences 4:00-8:00pm
October 27 Thursday Half Day – 11:55am Dismissal
October 28 Friday Half Day – 11:55am Dismissal
October 31 Monday Half Day – 11:55am Dismissal
Harvest Festival 11:00am
November 1 Tuesday Mobile Dentist
November 8 Tuesday PTC Meeting, 6:00pm
November 10 Thursday Picture Retakes
November 23 Wednesday Half Day – 11:55am Dismissal
November 24-25 Thursday-Friday NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
December 5-9 Monday-Friday PTC Holiday Shop
December 5 Monday 5th Grade Parent Reproductive Health Meeting
at Glenwood, 6pm
December 13 Tuesday PTC Meeting, 6:00pm
December 16 Friday Half Day – 11:55am Dismissal
Holiday Parties 11:00am
December 19, 2022-Jan 2, 2023 NO SCHOOL – Winter Break
January 2, 2023 Monday NO SCHOOL – Winter Break
January 3 Tuesday Classes Resume
January 9-12 Monday-Thursday KCHD Vision and Hearing Screens
January 10 Tuesday PTC Meeting, 6pm
January 16 Monday NO SCHOOL – PD for Staff
January 30-31 Monday-Tuesday KCHD Re-screens
February 8 Wednesday Count Day
February 14 Tuesday Half Day – 11:55am Dismissal
Valentine's Parties 11:00 am
February 14 Tuesday PTC Meeting, 6:00pm
February 20-21 Monday-Tuesday NO SCHOOL - Mid-Winter Break
March 2 Thursday Kindergarten Round-Up 7:00 pm
March 7 Tuesday 5th Graders Visit Middle Schools
March 14 Tuesday PTC Meeting, 6:00pm
March 16 Thursday 5th Grade Parent Middle School Visitation 6:30pm
March 27-30 Monday-Thursday Scholastic Book Fair
March 27-28 Monday-Tuesday Spring Parent Teacher Conferences
March 27 Monday Full Day of School, Conferences 4:00-8:00pm
March 28 Tuesday Half Day – 11:55am Dismissal
March 29 Wednesday Half Day – 11:55am Dismissal
March 30 Thursday Half Day – 11:55am Dismissal
March 31 Friday NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
April 2-7 Monday-Friday NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
April 10 Monday Classes Resume
April 18 Tuesday Kindergarten Visitation
May 1-5 Monday-Friday Teacher Appreciation Week
May 9 Tuesday PTC Meeting, 6:00pm
May 12 Friday PTC Fun Run
May 26 Friday Half Day – 11:55am Dismissal
May 29 Monday NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
June 2 Friday Last Day of School – Half Day – 11:55am Dismissal
School Begins 9:00am
Half Day Dismissal 11:55 pm
**Students can be dropped off no earlier than 8:45am.
If you are bringing your student in late, please make sure you come into the office to sign them in so we know your child is safe and accounted for.
If your student will be absent for any reason please make sure you let the office know so we can account for the absence. P: 616-871-1081
If there will be a change in your student’s dismissal plan, please let the office know by 3:00 at the latest, so we have adequate time to get the message to teachers.
Pants/Shorts: If you have gently used shorts or pants (size 6 and up) that you would like to donate to Discovery, we will gladly take them! We are in desperate need of larger sizes for boys—8-14.