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Administration 5820 Eastern Ave Kentwood, MI 49508 P: 616-455-4400 F: 616-455-4920

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.




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

February 27 Mobile Dentist

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

Conferences 1:00-8:00pm

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


January's True Success Theme: Grit

Our Dragons will be focusing on “Grit” this month. Grit is a personality trait possessed by individuals who demonstrate passion and perseverance toward a goal despite being confronted by significant obstacles and distractions. Perseverance. Noun. Hanging in there and not giving up. We look forward to recognizing our Dragons displaying grit in the new year.

Morning Procedures

School Begins 9:00am

Dismissal 3:55pm

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

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.

From the Office:

Brrrrr! It’s getting colder! As the weather gets cooler, please remember that our kiddos go outside for recess everyday. Be sure to send kiddos in long pants, jackets and other cool weather gear.





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  • Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month @ 6:00 pm