The Explorer Express April 2024

Important Dates

April 2 Return from Spring Break

April 4 Walkathon

April 8 Mindset Monday

April 16-18 TCAP ELA for Grades 3-5

April 19 Mid quarter progress reports go home

April 19 Final day to turn in $ for Walkathon prizes

April 22-26 Kindergarten Registration

April 22-24 TCAP Math & Science for Grades 3-5

April 26 No School

From the Principal

As we enter the spring season, we are entering our busiest time of year. We kindly ask for your continued support in promoting positive behavior among our students. Our team consistently reviews and reinforces the behavior expectations set forth by The Discovery School on a daily basis. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in maintaining a positive learning environment for all students.

We are pleased to announce that our annual fundraiser, a Walk-a-thon, will take place on April 4th. We extend an invitation to parents and families to participate in this event. Information regarding the walkathon was distributed on Friday, March 22nd. All proceeds will be used for the benefit of our school, so we kindly request your support in raising the necessary funds for our school's advancement. Any contribution, no matter the amount, would be highly valued and appreciated.

Our students in grades 3-5 are preparing to take the state TCAP tests at the end of April. We have dedicated the entire year to helping them succeed and want to ensure a positive testing experience. We will continue to support and motivate all students to demonstrate consistent effort, resilience, and perseverance. Parents of students in grades 3-5 will receive a letter the week before testing with guidance on how to assist their child in feeling prepared. To further support our students, free breakfast will be provided for all students during the weeks of April 15th and April 22nd to help them perform at their best.

Thank you for your continued support.

Rachel Storment

Mindset Monday

Monday is not something you should dread! Monday should be used as a new beginning, to try new things and strive for improvement. Join us as we celebrate Mindset Monday. Students may choose to wear a t-shirt with a positive or motivational message with dress code bottoms. We will designate one Monday each month as Mindset Monday.

April 8th

May 6th

Notes and Reminders

Our school day begins at 7:55 a.m.

TDS dismisses at 2:55 p.m.

Fridays are dress down days for students and staff at TDS.

Join or private Facebook group or follow us @TDSExplores on X. You can also check out the school website at

PLEASE read with your child for 20 minutes EVERY night!