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Welcome to Discovery Elementary

Excellence and Equity in Education

Discovery Elementary Families,

We are thrilled to welcome you to a brand-new school year filled with promise and potential. At Discovery Elementary, we know we all belong and are valued. We are a community united by our shared goal to learn and achieve new and challenging ideas. Our dedication to this mission ensures that everyone can confidently say, "I see myself and others in my learning."

Your student’s well-being is at the heart of everything we do, and we strive to create an environment where you feel cared for, supported, and heard. We believe in empowering you with the skills and confidence needed to positively influence your community. Together, we'll foster a learning environment where each one of us is motivated and inspired.

Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey. Your commitment to growth and discovery makes our school a remarkable place to learn and thrive. Here's to a fantastic year at Discovery Elementary!

With warm regards,

Mr. Blair Feldkamp

Principal of Discovery Elementary School

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

Attendance

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

Transportation Changes

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

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.

Parking Lot Reminders

Please be sure our crosswalks are kept clear of all vehicles so our families can walk across securely. If you drive a high profile vehicle, please watch carefully for our younger students who may be below your line of vision. 

2023-24 School Supply List

23-24 Upper EL Supply List

/downloads/discovery/supply_list_23-24_ul.pdf

23-24 Lower EL Supply List

/downloads/discovery/2023-24_ll_supply_list.pdf

 

PTC

Contact us at Discoveryptc.kps@gmail.com and join our email list at Email List

Discovery News

  • 20 Feb
    • No School/Mid Winter Break 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
      No School/Mid Winter Break
      Date: Feb 20
      Time: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
      Location: District Wide - District Wide
      Calendar: District Wide
  • 26 Feb
    • Girls on the Run 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      Girls on the Run
      Date: Feb 26
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      Location: Discovery ES - Discovery Elementary
      Calendar: Discovery Elementary
  • 28 Feb
    • Girls on the Run 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      Girls on the Run
      Date: Feb 28
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      Location: Discovery ES - Discovery Elementary
      Calendar: Discovery Elementary
  • 4 Mar
    • Girls on the Run 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      Girls on the Run
      Date: Mar 4
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      Location: Discovery ES - Discovery Elementary
      Calendar: Discovery Elementary
  • 6 Mar
    • Half Day/Students/Afternoon PD Staff
      Date: Mar 6
      Time: 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
      Location: District Wide - District Wide
      Calendar: District Wide
    • Girls on the Run 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      Girls on the Run
      Date: Mar 6
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
      Location: Discovery ES - Discovery Elementary
      Calendar: Discovery Elementary
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2024

JANUARY

January 8 - Classes Resume

January 8-11 - KCHD Vision and Hearing Screens

January 12 - KCHD Re-screens

January 15 - NO SCHOOL

January 18 - PTC Evening Popcorn Packing, 6:00-7:30 pm

January 19 - PTC Popcorn Day

January 25 - PTC Meeting, 4:15-5:15 pm

January 27 - PTC GR Skate Discovery Night 12:00-3:00 pm

January 29 - February 2- Mobile Dentist

FEBRUARY

February 3 - PTC Event: Disney on Ice Time TBD

February 8 - Lower El Music Program 6-7p (EKHS)

February 12 - Upper El Music Program 6-7p (EKHS)

February 14 -Count Day

February 14 - Valentine's Parties 3:00 pm

February 19-20 - NO SCHOOL - Mid-Winter Break

February 27-March 3 - Mobile Dentist

February 29 - PTC Meeting, 4:15-5:15 pm

MARCH

March 5 - 5th Graders Middle School Visitation

March 6 - Half Day – 12:15 pm Dismissal 

March 6 - Afternoon PD for Staff

March 7 - Kindergarten Round-Up 7:00 pm

March 9 - Ladies and a Loved One Night, 4:00-6:00 pm

March 14 - PTC Evening Popcorn Packing, 6:00-7:30 pm

March 14 - 5th Grade Parent Middle School Visitation 6:30 pm

March 15 - PTC Popcorn Day

March 21 - PTC Meeting, 4:15-5:15 pm

March 28 - Half Day – 12:15 pm Dismissal 

March 29 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

APRIL

April 1-5  - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

April 8 - Classes Resume

April 9 - Kindergarten Visitation

April 20 - Sons Plus a Fun One Night, 4:00-6:00 pm

April 25 - PTC Meeting, 4:15-5:15 pm

MAY

May 6-10 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 16 - PTC Meeting, 4:15-5:15 pm

May 24 - Half Day – 12:15 pm Dismissal 

May 27 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

May 31 - Last Day of School Half Day – 12:15 pm Dismissal

Discovery Elementary

2461 60th ST Kentwood, MI 49508
P: 616-871-1080 F: 616-871-1081

Principal

Blair Feldkamp

Assistant Principal

School Hours

Reg School Day  9:00 am - 3:59 pm
Half Day - 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Morning Procedures

**Students can be dropped off no earlier than 8:45am. 

ATTENDANCE

If your student is going to be absent or late, please
call 616.871.1080 to alert the office. Press 1 to leave a message anytime.