9/24 Monday Minute


News for the week of September 24:

  1. Teacher Snack Stash
  2. PTO Meeting- October 8
  3. School Pictures
  4. Spirit wear
  5. Passive Fundraiser info
  6. Volunteer Needs
  7. Explorations
  8. Please follow the PTO on Facebook
  9. Calendar- Have a great fall break!

41594578_10105625542539673_481303076095918080_o1. Teacher Snack Stash- Send in this week

Let’s show some love and appreciation for our teachers and staff by restocking their snack stash! This is the first of two times we will collect snacks for this school year. (Of course, you are welcome to send in treats and snacks any time. We just won’t have another official collection until February.)
*Please simply mark your items as “Snack Stash” and send them to school with your child any time during the week of September 24-28.Middle School Teacher Snack Stash Sign-up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094FAEAA23ABFE3-stock1Elementary School Teacher Snack Stash Sign-uphttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094FAEAA23ABFE3-stock


2. Join us on October 8

The next PTO meeting will be held at the Middle School on Monday, October 8 at 6:30pm.  We’ll head over to the Morgan Street Food Hall for drinks, food, and socializing afterwards!  Please join us and get involved with the Exploris PTO.

effie.jpg3. School pictures are ready! Makeup day Tuesday

The school pictures are ready to view and order. Online ordering is available in the gallery.

ORDERS DUE:  October 9
MAKEUP DAY: September 25

The link to view the images is: http://www.gallery.lifelongimpressions.com/gallery/Exploris
Password:  Please look for a separate email from the school (on Monday) OR contact shannon@lifelongimpressions.com for the password.

The DEADLINE to order is Tuesday October 9, 2018 by the end of the day.

*Remember to choose “I’ll Pick Up” for “school delivery” when checking out online*
Images ordered with Studio Pick up will be delivered to the school and sent home with your oldest Exploris student images were ordered for.

MISSING – Some class pictures are being retaken. They will be on the Makeup day coming up on Tuesday and will be uploaded by that evening.

Sales tax is included in the pricing.

Order forms are available for parents that do not wish to order online.

The gallery is private and password protected. Only Exploris families are given the link and password. No names are associated with any child’s images. Please do not copy or share the link or any image off the gallery other than to those who will be ordering such as family members or close friends.

MAKEUP PICTURE DAY – This Tuesday September 25th will be the makeup day.  Retakes can be scheduled if there is a need. Retakes require a package purchase before the retake date.

Please let me know any questions you have by email or phone.
Shannon White | Lifelong Impressions photography
Business hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Email: shannon@lifelongimpressions.com

tshirt4. Spirit Wear orders will arrive this week!

Martha Fisk (Spiritwear) needs some help organizing the orders this week once they come in, probably Wednesday during the day.  Please contact Martha or Kimberly ( kimberlyannharris@yahoo.com )

boxtops5. Passive Fundraisers!

Are you collecting your Boxtops for Education?  Please learn more about Boxtops and other easy fundraisers on our website! Information about grocery programs, packaging programs, and shopping programs like Amazon Smile:


6. Volunteer Needs


Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to be a committee lead or class parent this year! We still have a few openings.  If you are interested in learning more about open volunteer positions, email Allie Lindahl, VP of Volunteers at allie.lindahl@gmail.com. Please fill out the Parent Involvement Form here, too!

7. Explorations!


Elementary students had a great time in this first session of Friday Exploration Classes.  Registration for the second session is due September 24 (Today).  The dates for this upcoming session September 28; October 12, 19, 26.

Please email Eugene (ewheeler@exploris.org) and Jamie (jbutler@exploris.com) if you can volunteer for Explorations!

exploris_ptologo38. The PTO is now officially on Facebook

Many of you are members of the Exploris Parent/Guardians facebook group, but that is not an “official” PTO channel.  We have a new PTO facebook page and we hope you’ll  follow it and get our notifications.  We have been posting the Monday Minute, events, reminders, and more there. Feel free to tag us in your posts, too.    https://www.facebook.com/explorispto/

9. Upcoming Events

  • September 25- School Picture makeup day
  • September 28 (3:15pm) – October 8 (8am) – Fall Break! 
  • Monday, October 8- PTO Meeting, 6:30pm at the Middle School
  • October 9- School Picture orders DUE
  • Thursday, October 11Parent University – “High School Planning”
  • Friday, October 19 – Early Dismissal
  • Monday, Nov. 12 – Veterans DayHoliday
  • Friday, November 16 – End of First Trimester, Teacher Workday

happy-fall-clip-art-break-freeHave a fun FALL BREAK!!
No school October 1-5

Thanks for reading the “Monday Minute”!  We plan to publish this Exploris PTO blog post each Monday during the school year. If you would like to include information, please email your text (copy ready), photos, and links to Dana Deaton at explorisptonews@gmail.com by 8pm Sunday evening.

K/1 students in Kristin Corson’s Home Economics Explorations learned about thanking others by making thank you cards.