Announcements for the week of November 5
- Service Project Donations needed
- Thanksgiving Food Drive
- Link your VIC Card?
- Dine-in at Chipotle- Nov 7
- Teacher Snacks
- Volunteer needs
- Science Olympiad Coaches needed
- Middle School Carpool UPDATE
- Art by Me
- Upcoming Events
1. Go VOTE! Tuesday, November 6 is ELECTION DAY!
If you haven’t already voted, please remember to head to the polls on Tuesday. Your VOTE is your VOICE! You can look up your sample ballot and precinct info here: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/
Exploris will have a regular school day on election day. Wake County is planning a delayed opening because many of their schools serve as a polling location. This does not affect Exploris so school will not be delayed.
2. Service Project Donations Needed
3. 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. There is an even greater need now, following the recent fire that displaced some residents. Please do what you can to help the folks in Glenwood Towers:
Please consider helping at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D49AAA87-2018
4. Have you linked your VIC Card?
If you shop at Harris Teeter, please link your Vic card to Exploris. Our code is 3464 or they can look it up for you at HT. We are down from 58 links last year to only 27 this year! Please link your card. You can link it online, too! Click here: https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education
5. Dine-In Fundraiser this Wednesday at Chipotle:
We hope to see you at Chipotle on November 7. Please RSVP on our facebook page, and share the event with friends:
6. Teacher Snacks!
The elementary and middle school teachers in need of some more snacks! Can you donate anything this week or next? Thank you!
7. Volunteer Needs- PTO & Explorations
Sign up here: Explorations Volunteers
8. Science Olympiad needs YOU!
- at least 3 meetings with 2 students on a Monday from 3:15-4:15pm ( or a designated time that suits you and the students)
- remote help with notes and research
- help with final prep for Feb 23rd competition
9. Middle School Carpool Update from Ellie:
Over the weekend (Nov 3) a Citrix Cycle Station was installed in the single carpool rider lane on Hillsborough Street in front of the middle school campus. As a result, we need to make alternate plans for our afternoon carpool. We will be working on a long-term solution with the city of Raleigh that ensures safety while avoiding congestion on the city streets.
In the meantime, it will be necessary to have ALL students load AFTERNOON carpool through the Ugly Monkey parking lot as we do in the morning. It is imperative that drivers make ONLY right hand turns into and out of the parking lot. Cars need to pull as far forward as possible and students need to be on the lookout for their ride so we are able to safely load multiple cars at a time.
This is also a great time to consider biking, walking, busing, or car pooling to ease the congestion in the car pool line and help the environment. We appreciate your patience as we observe traffic patterns and adjust to our burgeoning downtown landscape.
Read more about the Citrix Cycle program here: http://www.citrixcycle.com/*
10. Art by Me
The Exploris PTO is excited to about our 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! This is 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.
11. Upcoming Events
- Tuesday, Nov 6
- November 7
PTO Dinner Night at Chipotle
- Monday, Nov. 12
Veterans Day – Holiday
MOD Pizza Dine-In night- 5-8pm – 2071 W Millbrook Rd
- Friday, November 16
End of First Trimester, Teacher Workday
- Monday Nov 19 – Mon Nov 26
- Monday Nov 26
Zoe’s Kitchen Dine-in night – 4-9pm – North Hills
Photo of the Week:
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