Mission: The vision of the discovery pto is to make every child feel included and enrich their potential learning skills by providing educational programs and support for the student and community along with supporting the teachers.
Programs: Our school has been fortunate to install an inclusive playground this year. The playground benefits about 800 students at the school. We had raised $42230 from last year and we received a generous donation from panda energy company for $101767 during this school year. The pto paid the full $143995 for the playground equipment and installation. This was the biggest achievement for the school for the 2014-15 school year. By installing an inclusive playground we acieved our vision of having every child feel included in our school including students with disabilities.
after school programs - the pto helped run winter and spring session of asep (after school enrichment programs). Various classes were offered to the students like cooking, lego, clayrooms, scratch programming, chess, volleyball, basketball, cross fit, youth scientist, and let's dance which benefitted about 400 students. These programs are planned to be done every year as an enrichment to the students. All of the after school programs helped us move towards our vision of enhancing different skill sets for our students.
family community events - the pto helped sponsor community building events such as the fall dance, winter festival, family game night, sporting events, muffins with mom, open house, back to school night, volunteer thank you event, and end of year thanking community event. All of these events helped the pto to build a strong community that feels welcomed and will help build a better school for the students. These activities benefited the entire student body of 800 students and their families. Our main goal this year was to bring the parents together and build a strong community for our school and help us achieve our vision.