4/22/19 Monday Minute

Announcements for the week of April 22, 2019  – SILENT AUCTION!

54413300_415039505728471_4399186026057170944_n (1)1. PTO Silent Auction kick off- April 23 at Lynnwood Brewing

🍻 We hope that all Exploris families had a great Spring Break! This is a big week for the PTO- our Silent Auction kicks off Tuesday. 

Join us at Lynnwood Brewing Concern, at 1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd. on April 23. $1 from each pint sold in the taproom 4-11pm goes to Exploris PTO.  Bring your family and friends and have dinner at their new (adjoining) restaurant, Wilson’s Eatery,  or just stop after work for a drink in the beer garden!
RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/422095798565421/

The Auction website will go LIVE at 6pm.  To get ready for the auction, please take a minute to register with Bidr.   You will need to have an account in order to bid on items.  Here’s a link and an AUCTION SNEAK PEAK! : 



The online auction will end during our Exploris Family Day on May 4.   

Here are just a few of our great items!

  • One night stay at The Umstead with brunch for two at Heron’s restaurant
  • CAM Family Membership
  • TreeRunner Adventure Park Passes
  • A beautiful silk scarf from Galatea Boutique
  • PJs and Pizza with the bunnies with the second grade teachers!
  • Getaway to the Great Wolf Lodge
  • Drinks at Foundation bar
  • Full meal chef service for 14 people from Crepe Time Chef Service
  • Wonderful curated baskets from each grade level 
  • A week of summer camp at St. Mary’s School
  • Alamo Drafthouse and Cinema- Family four-pack
  • One week at a Beech Mountain vacation home
  • Photo booth from TAPSNAP
  • Travel hammock from Sluice Hammocks

and many more gift certificates, jewelry, food, and fun items from great local merchants!!! We have over 100 items in this amazing auction.  Watch our social media channels to learn more! 

39869200_1067258946767520_7495659379761348608_n (1)2. Exploris Family Day-  May 4

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us at Family Day on May 4 at Roberts Park, 12:00-3:00. The Silent Auction will close that afternoon. Get those final bids in!

RSVP Here! http://evite.me/2Fr9A9m2zX

3. We’re on Twitter!

ptologoPlease follow Exploris PTO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExplorisPTO

and use our hashtags #ExplorisPTO or #ExplorisSchool

4. Exploris Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10, 2019

Brought to you by your PTO!  It’s time to show our Elementary and Middle School Exploris Teachers and Staff how much we appreciate them – it’s Teacher Appreciation Week!  May 6th – 10th, 2019 is the week we are going to let our Exploris Teachers and Staff at both campuses know how grateful we are for all they do.
Please see below for details on events and activities throughout the week, including links where you can donate, volunteer and support our Teacher Appreciation efforts!
Monday, May 6
Hands Down You’re The Best
Each teacher and staff member will receive a gifted Hand Lotion, Hand Sanitizer or Hand Soap tagged to remind them they are “Hands Down the Best.”
Tuesday, May 7
Catered Breakfast at each campus, sponsored by the PTO.
Wednesday, May 8
Nacho Average Teacher
Each teacher and staff member will receive a Nacho package – chips & dip, salsa, etc bagged and labeled to let them know they are “Nacho Average Teacher!”
Thursday, May 9
You’re my super hero because…
This is your students opportunity to create and deliver fan mail, thank you notes, tokens of appreciation, mementos…etc to let their teacher and teaching staff know they are appreciated.  We will be sending home “You’re My Super Hero because…” paperwork to help get your fan mail started, but feel free to get creative.  We ask that you also make sure your students remember our support staff as well.
Friday, May 10
Catered Lunch at both campuses, sponsored by the PTO

5. Upcoming Events

  • April 22-26: 8th grade goes Outward Bound 

  • April 23: Pint Night fundraiser and Silent Auction Kick-off at Lynnwood Brewing, 4-11pm

  • April 30 – May 3: 7th Grade Field Experience- Washington DC  

  • May 4: Exploris Family Day and Silent Auction closing- Roberts Park

  • May 6-10: Exploris Teacher Appreciation Week 

Thanks for reading the “Monday Minute”!  We publish this Exploris PTO blog post each Monday.

If you would like to submit 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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