Announcements for the week of February 4, 2019
1. Show Your Love for Exploris
2. Valentine’s Day Teacher snack stash-wish list
3. Building Update
4. The Exploris School- 2019-2020 Calendar -Online now!
5. Explorations Volunteers Needed – EVERY Friday
6. PTO Meeting- join us lunchtime this Friday, Feb 8
7. Screenagers – February 7
8. Volunteer Needs
9. Yearbooks for Sale! Price goes up soon
10. Family Photo Fundraiser
11. Office Help Needed – Now
12. Sassool Dine-in Night- Feb 21!
13. Upcoming Events
1. Show Your Love for Exploris Capital Campaign Challenge
We are heading into the final two weeks of our Show Your Love for Exploris Capital Campaign Challenge! Our goal is 100% participation. Your contribution of $5, $50, or $500 helps us get there! Watch for balloons and posters during Wednesday’s drop off and pick up – if you’ve donated, pledged, or plan to donate or pledge, beep your horn to Show Your Love for Exploris!
You can donate and pledge at www.exploris.org by clicking on the Capital Campaign button.
Current grade level participation percentages are:
- Kindergarten = 46% (up 1%)
- 1st Grade = 60%
- 2nd Grade = 74%
- 3rd Grade = 79%
- 4th Grade = 87%
- 5th Grade = 92%
- 6th Grade = 61% (up 4%)
- 7th Grade = 75%
- 8th Grade = 64%
Thank you to all the families that contributed last week!
2. Valentine’s Teacher Snack Stash –
- Elementary – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094FAEAA23ABFE3-valentines
- Middle – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094FAEAA23ABFE3-valentines1
3. Building Update and Planning for the Future
4. The Exploris School- 2019-2020 School Calendar -Online now!
5. Explorations Volunteers Needed!
Explorations Volunteers – There are lots of needs for Explorations volunteers on Friday. Thank you to everyone who has signed up already!! Please fill out the Google Doc if you are able to help, this week or any of the next 3!
- Rock Climbing at Triangle Rock Club ( 6022 Duraleigh Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612 ) – Need room for 7 more kids.
- CrossFit at Iron Rock Fitness (5608 Spring Court Raleigh, North Carolina 27616) – Covered this week! Thank you!
- Swimming at Gypsy Divers (3651 Bastion Ln, Raleigh, NC 27604) – Covered for the next 2 weeks! Thank you!
- Cirque de Vol ( 300 W Hargett St #40, Raleigh, NC 27601 – Next to A Place At the Table) – Need 2-3 walkers with 12 kids
- IMAX (201 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601) – Could use 1 more walker this week if other needs are filled.
- Reading Adventures (Read With Me – 111 E Hargett St #110, Raleigh, NC 27601 – Next to Briggs Hardware) – Need 1 walker with 6 kids
6. PTO Meeting- lunchtime this Friday, February 8, Tobacco Road
Please join fellow parents and teachers for our February meeting on Friday, February 8, 11:30am at Tobacco Road. Meet some Exploris parents and teachers and learn how you can get involved as we support our great school. You do not have to order lunch, but there are good food options if you want to eat. On the agenda is the upcoming silent auction, Exploris family day, and volunteer opportunities.
7. Screenagers – Thursday, February 7
8. Volunteer Needs –
PTO Volunteers Needed – The PTO will be sponsoring a Silent Auction & Family Day in April & May. While we have leads for both projects (Thank you!!!), we need lots of volunteers to make this successful!
9. Yearbooks for Sale –
Click here to purchase your 2018-2019 Exploris yearbook. The price is $35. February 22 is the last day to personalize our yearbook and last day before the price increases to $40.
10. Family Photo Fundraiser
11. Office Help Needed at the Elementary School
We need help with office coverage for the elementary school while a replacement for Carolee is hired. Instructions are provided and you are welcome to bring your laptop and connect to the wifi. The most important days we still need coverage for are Friday, February 22 and Friday, March 1. (Additionally, coverage would be appreciated starting at noon on the following dates – 2/4, 2/8, 2/11, 2/14, and 2/25.) If anyone can help out any times on these days, please contact Cheryl Rodgers cheryl.l.rodgers @gmail.com or message her on the Exploris parents FB group. Thanks so much!
12. Sassool Dine-in Night- February 21!
Mark Your Calendars – Sassool at Morgan Street Food Hall will be supporting The Exploris PTO by donating 10% of sales on Thursday, February 21. Be sure to stop by for lunch, before/after carpool, or (and?!) dinner to have a delicious meal AND support the PTO!
13. Upcoming Events
- Feb 7- Parent University – Screenagers Viewing held at Longleaf School of the Arts
- Feb 8- PTO Meeting, 11:30am, Tobacco Road
- Feb 15- Early Release Day
- Feb 18- No School for students, Teacher Workday
- Feb 21- Dine-in Night at Sassool
- Feb 22- Yearbook Pricing goes up!
Thanks for reading the “Monday Minute”! We publish this Exploris PTO blog post each Monday. If you would like to include information, please email your text (copy ready), photos, and links to Dana Deaton at firstname.lastname@example.org by 8pm Sunday evening.