10/15 Monday Minute


Announcements for the week of October 15

  1. Dine-In Night this Wednesday
  2. Time to turn in your Boxtops
  3. Art by Me kicks off this week
  4. Thanksgiving Food Drive
  5. Upcoming Events

1.  Join us for dinner on WEDNESDAY at City Barbeque in Garner

Exploris PTO Dine-In Night – Help the PTO fundraise while doing something you’d do anyways – EAT!  Our First PTO Sponsored Dine In Night is THIS WEDNESDAY, October 17 at City Barbeque in Garner (110 Cabela Dr, Garner).  If you order in store any time between 10:30am and 10pm and show this image on your phone, Exploris PTO will receive 25% of your sales back!  Woo hoo!!  Help us make this first Dine In night a success!  Be on the look out for details for other Fundraising Nights coming at Zoe’s Kitchen near Cameron VIllage, and Chipotle in North Raleigh! RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2196425800681690/


42619816_10157853139999056_9063358185519185920_o2. Turn in your Boxtops by October 22! 

It’s that time of year again. BOX TOP submission time is right around the corner – November 1st!  If you’ve been clipping and saving, now is the time to send them in. If you haven’t been clipping and saving, what are you waiting for?! 🙂 This is an easy way to help earn money for Exploris.  Please grab your scissors, start clipping, and send them in. Those little things really do add up!

To help Gina with the Boxtops, feel free to print out a collection sheet, then trim and tape your Boxtops to it.  This is a great kid activity, too!   Printable sheets here:  https://www.boxtops4education.com/about/collection-sheets

If you don’t have time to use a collection sheet just turn in the boxtops to the front office at either school campus by Monday, October 22.  Thanks!


3. Elementary students will be creating their Art By Me pieces this week! 

The Exploris PTO is excited to kick off this Fall Fundraiser that will showcase your child’s art.  We are partnering with the company Art by Me to feature the work of Exploris students on a variety of products. These will make great gifts! See all of the great products that they offer in the shop:Screenshot (17)https://www.artbyme.com/Shop/Product-List

This will be a school wide fundraiser for the Exploris PTO including all grades K-8. The products purchased will arrive before Winter Break! The profits will enable the PTO to continue providing all of the great services they offer to our school and teachers.

thanksgiving food drive4. Collecting Food for the Elderly at Glenwood

Exploris is collecting food for the seniors, as they do not get food over Thanksgiving break.  The whole school is helping to bring a little joy and food to each of the 318 residents of Glenwood Towers.

Please consider helping at:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D49AAA87-2018

4. Upcoming Events


October 15
Last day for Hurricane Relief collections

October 17- rescheduled
Parent University- High School Planning
@Elementary School
6:00 PM

October 19
Early Dismissal for Students

October 22
Boxtops for Education – submission deadline

October 23
National Mix It Up Lunch

October 26
Middle School Electives Start

October 30
Board Meeting
@MS 4:30

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.

Kindergarten students work on their artwork for the Art by Me Fundraiser!