4/29/19 Monday Minute

Announcements for the week of April 29, 2019 

  1. Silent Auction- BID NOW!
  2. Exploris Family Day- Saturday
  3. Teacher Appreciation Week
  4. Upcoming Events
    Note: Teacher Workday Wednesday, May 1

1. PTO Silent Auction –  Bid now through Saturday, May 4

The Exploris PTO Silent Auction and Raffle is in full swing!  We have over 130 fantastic items for you to bid on.  PLEASE check out this website and share it with friends this week.  All money raised goes to our PTO budget, which in turn goes to Exploris students and teachers.



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
  • NCSU Baseball Tickets
  • CAM Family Membership
  • Getaway to the Great Wolf Lodge
  • Drinks at Foundation bar
  • Full meal chef service for 14 people from Crepe Time Chef Service
  • Vidiri Chocolate Gift Box
  • NCMA Movie Tickets
  • 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

Family Day is this Saturday, May 4, from 12:00-2:00 at Roberts Park! We will wrap up the PTO online auction and celebrate a successful school year! We will have sandwiches and chips for lunch, and plenty of playtime and socializing at beautiful Roberts Park.   

BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS (reusable water bottles always encouraged) and your own camp chairs.

Auction items will be on display! Bring your phone and get ready to enter your final bids!  Auction items will be available for pickup at the conclusion of the event. 

We need help with this event! 

First, let us know if you are coming here (this will help us plan food): http://evite.me/2Fr9A9m2zX

Second, please help us set up OR run the event OR clean up. We would love an hour of your time. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094faeaa23abfe3-exploris

Please contact Gineen Bowman or Kimberly Harris with any questions.

3. Exploris Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10, 2019img_0539

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

4. Upcoming Events

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.

Congratulations to the Exploris 8th Graders! On April 26 they returned from an amazing at week at Outward Bound. We are so proud of them and thankful for the adults that make Exploris experiences like this possible. (📷 by Charlie Willson)