Saturday, April 19, 2014


We hope you have all had a wonderful break! Please take note of the activities that will be taking place at school!

Month-Long Activities:
-          Recycling Drive- Teachers should highly promote paper, glass, aluminum, and plastic recycling. Students should bring materials from home, as well.  The class with the greatest amount of pounds/student will win a prize at the end of the month.   Environmental Science students will collect the materials from the homeroom classrooms twice a week.
-          Green Day- Each Friday wear green to celebrate and help us remember to take “green actions.”
-           Increasing our green space- In line with Discovery’s month long effort to “go green,” on Friday, April 25, Discovery students will have an opportunity to “green” our campus by planting bushes around the school. Discovery families can sponsor a bush for only L400.  This will include the plant, soil ,fertilizer, and other materials need for the planting. Students can have the joy and experience of watching their bush grow over the years that they are here at Discovery. If you wish to sponsor a bush, please send L400 cash to your child’s homeroom teacher by Thursday, April 24.

SPANISH WEEK – The Spanish department has the honor to announce that the students  and teachers will be involved in  a series of activities during the week of April 23 to April 28 such as: making sawdust carpets, drama, characterizations, language contests (“Bombas”, proverbs and tongue twisters, quick search and acrostics), living statues, Latin American writers wax museum and tri-folds,  door decorations, guests writers Rolando  Kattán and Eduardo Sandoval. All these activities will be carried out to celebrate the Spanish week and to help our students improve their Spanish language skills.
Some of the activities will take place during class time and others will be presented to students, teachers and parents who are our special guests.

This is the program to be developed:

1. Inauguration assembly ....Wednesday 23rd. @ 8:00 AM all school to the gym.
2. Recital of poems and acrostics breakfast……Friday 25th @ 8:00 AM Kindergarten and first grade.
3. Wax Museum Exhibition….Monday 28th  @ 1:20-2:30 (Follow the Schedule below)
2 A & B(1:20)            3 A & B(1:30)            4 A &B(1:40)             6 A & B(1:50)
7 & 8( 2:00)                9  & 11 (2:10)            10 A & B - 12 (2:20)
4. Closure..………………………….Monday 28th @ 2:30-3:00 all school to the gym

DISCOVERY IDOL - The time is here! Auditions will be held on Wednesday, April 23 in the music room. The secondary will audition during lunch at 11:45 a.m. The elementary will audition during recess at 12:45 p.m. Please come ready to sing or dance your heart out for the judges. The winners will be announced on Thursday, April 24 and the performance will take place on Thursday, May 1, at 10:15 a.m.

DPTO NEWS – The DPTO wishes to share the following dates for the activities that will take place before the end of the school year. Please mark your calendars, and support our DPTO by attending these events! More information will be provided as we get closer to the dates.
Ø      April 27 - Movie at the Cinema! (Rio 2)     
Ø      May 10 - Carnival and Fun Run
Ø      May 17 - Garage Sale

Friday, April 4, 2014


1.       Have them eat a healthy breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so encourage them to eat up, and never skip breakfast.  Having a healthy breakfast before school helps their brain to focus.

2.       Minimize all distractions. If your children are being distracted at school by someone in their class, tell the teacher. Do the same at home; if they are being distracted by siblings or television when they are doing y homework, have them move to a different room in the house.

3.       Remind them to listen in class. Listening in class is one of the most important things to do to improve grades. If they can, encourage them to take notes. Notes are a vital part of learning in class. Notes will help them understand what they are learning, and they will have something to study from for the upcoming quiz/test.

4.       Show them how to take reading notes. If they must read a section online or in a book for homework or class work, it helps if they take reading notes. Reading notes have been shown to increase reading comprehension. 

5.       Remind them of the importance of revising ones work. Revising what they have learnt in class is vital for their homework, class work, grades, and the test at the end of the semester.

6.       Encourage your child to be organized. A great way to improve your grades is to be organized with their assignments and homework. Make sure they complete their work before it is due. Never do it at the last minute!