2/25 Monday Minute

Announcements for the week of February 25, 2019  

1. Turn in your Boxtops!
2. Show Your Love for Exploris
3. Bake Sale this Friday at elementary dismissal
4. Silent Auction & Family Day Fundraisers
5. Family Photo Fundraiser
6. Exploris Book Group Discussion
7. Elementary Explorations volunteers needed
8. PTO Executive Board- get involved!
9. Middle School Dance- March 22
10. Upcoming Events

1.  Box Tops! Box Tops! Box Tops! 52846952_1193436034149810_4864325898972692480_o

We hope you are all continuing to collect Box Tops for Education. It’s time to turn them in! Please drop them off at the middle or elementary school by TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019.

Thanks for clipping and sending them in. We received $300 from the fall box top collection. It adds up! 

Here is a link to collection sheets that you can print and use to help Gina:

Special thanks to Gina Ross for coordinating this fundraiser. We need a new person to take on this job next year. Please reach out if you are interested.  

2. Show Your Love for Exploris Capital Campaign Challenge

showyourloveThese are the FINAL DAYS of the Show Your Love for Exploris Capital Campaign challenge!

If you’ve been waiting to make your donation, now is the time.  Help us reach our $1 million goal and earn the $1 million match from the developer. 

You can donate and pledge at www.exploris.org by clicking on the Capital Campaign button.

Thank you to all the families that contributed last week! 

3. 5th Grade Bake Sale this Friday!

images (2)The Fifth Grade has been raising money for their class trip. They will be going to Camp Hanes on April 2-5. 

The final Bake Sale benefit is this Friday, March 1.  All items will be $1 and will be available at the Elementary School dismissal. 

Please support our 5th grade and enjoy a sweet treat too! 

4. Silent Auction & Family Day Fundraisers 

The PTO is planning an online silent auction fundraiser for April, and a Family Day Saturday May 4th.  In order for this to be successful, we need LOTS of help!  Please reach out to Allie at allie.lindahl@gmail.com if you are able to assist with soliciting for or picking up donations, organizing donations, typing up descriptions, taking photos of items, recruiting vendors, event planning, or anything else you can think of!  If you would like to donate an item, service, or time to the silent auction, please reach out to Tammie at tlguyer@gmail.com

Volunteer Needs – Silent Auction Donation Pickups

53255946-stock-vector-beautiful-young-mom-driving-pink-car-with-baby-on-back-seat-of-vehicleDonation Pickups – Many community groups and business have offered products or services for our Exploris PTO Silent Auction this Spring.  And WE need help picking up these products!  Most are paper certificates or small items that don’t take up much space.  The sign up will notate large items.

Please sign up for an item/location to pick up.  Let us know a date/time you could pick up so that we can pass it on to the donating group, as well as your phone number in case we have any questions. Donations may be returned to either Elementary or Middle school front desks.



5. Family Photo Fundraiser for the Capital Campaign- sign up now!

Shannon White of Lifelong Impressions is offering a discounted Downtown photo session to Exploris families AND donating proceeds to the Exploris Capital Campaign!  If you’re interested in this great opportunity, here is the link to fill out the form: https://12424.17hats.com/p…

Cost is $50 and you will receive 3 full size digital images with personal use and printing rights and have access to a gallery to order prints & wall portraits. 


6. Exploris Book Group Discussion

The Exploris Equity and Diversity Committee invites parents and caregivers to participate in our first educational enrichment opportunity, a book group discussion of Raising White Kids by Jennifer Harvey. You can find out more about the book here:  https://www.npr.org/books/titles/637582667/raising-white-kids-bringing-up-children-in-a-racially-unjust-america

We’ll read the discuss the book in three sections: March 3 (3-4:30 pm), March 16 (4-5:30), March 31 (3-4:30).  The group will meet at Morning Times (upstairs), 10 E Hargett Street, Raleigh. Copies of the book will be available at Quail Ridge (4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road)

Please contact Melissa Florer-Bixler to add your name to the email list and receive updates and chapters assigned for discussion each week. melissa.florerbixler@gmail.com.


getinvolved37. Elementary Explorations 

A new session of Elementary Explorations began on February 22. Many volunteers are needed to make this unique program a success for The Exploris School.

Please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/…/1g0g72c0ac49CVVUSxFgDuIKlgu…/edit…

8. 2019-2020 PTO Executive Board

Can you believe it’s time to start thinking about next school year?!  The PTO would like to have key leaders identified ASAP so that they can start learning from the current board.  The executive board consists of the following roles:
President-Elect (Elected 19-20 school year to shadows the president for 1 year prior to “taking office” for the 20-21 school year- it is possible to be P-E and hold another volunteer role)
  • Treasurer  
  • Secretary 
  • VP of Buildings & Grounds 
The following positions have volunteers already:
  • President
  • VP Volunteers
  • VP Fundraising
  • VP Communications

9. Middle School Dance- March 22!   


Details will be posted soon.  

10. Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, February 26- Turn in your Boxtops for Education
  • March 1- 5th Grade Bake Sale
  • March 1- Exploris Lottery, 4pm at Elementary School
  • March 8:  End of Second Trimester
  • March 8: Teacher Workday- no school for students
  • March 11: Teacher Workday- no school for students
  • March 22: Middle School Dance
  • April 13-22: Spring Break

The Fifth Grade has been raising money for their class trip. The final Bake Sale to benefit Camp Hanes is this Friday, March 1. Please support our 5th Graders! 

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 explorisptonews@gmail.com by 8pm Sunday evening.

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