5/6 Monday Minute

Announcements for the week of May 6, 2019

  1. Teacher Appreciation Week
  2. Silent Auction- Thank you!
  3. PTO Meeting- May 13
  4. Read the May Exploris newsletter
  5. 2nd Grade in Walter Magazine
  6. Upcoming Events

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

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.
The PTO needs a few more volunteers to help spoil our teachers. Items and supplies are provided, we just need your time!!  We need at least ONE volunteer for the elementary school on Wednesday 8:30-10:30 (or until you’re done!) to assemble “Nacho Average Teacher” packs, and ONE volunteer for the middle school Friday 10:45-12:45 to help with the catered lunch. Of course many hands make light work, so we would love to have as many volunteers as possible.  Thank you so much for helping us support our teachers!
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


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2. PTO Silent Auction – THANK YOU!!

The Exploris PTO Silent Auction and Raffle concluded on Saturday at Exploris Family Day and we were thrilled.  We raised $13,000 for the Exploris PTO budget.  All of this money will directly benefit teachers and students.  Thank you to everyone who participated in our fundraiser, and special thanks to all of our great sponsors!

*If you need to pick up an item,  Tammie Guyer will be at the picnic tables by the Elementary School on THURSDAY, May 9, from 3:30-4:00.  She will distribute any remaining items to winners at that time.  If you are unable to meet Tammie, please email us at explorisptonews@gmail.com and we’ll make arrangements to get you your items!

Raffle Winners are:

  • Umstead Getaway:  Caleb Smith
  • Great Wolf Lodge Getaway:  Jennifer Pierson
  • Let’s Camp: Kimberly Harris
  • Family Fun Game Night:  Allie Lindahl
  • Cooking Essentials Basket:  Martha Fisk
  • Gardening Basket: Leah Lawless
  • Fire Up the Grill:  Kari Williams
  • Family Game Night: Kimberly Harris

budget3. PTO Meeting- May 13:

Join us next Monday evening, May 13, for the May PTO Meeting.  6:30pm at the Middle School, followed by social time at the Morgan Street Food Hall.

We will be discussing our fundraiser results and determining the final PTO budget for the 2019-20 school year.  If you have opinions about the PTO budget, please attend!!!

4. May Exploris Newsletter: Please read

Each month the school publishes a newsletter that is emailed to all parents.  Please read it for important grade level updates and information about the new building!

5. 2nd Grade Featured in Walter Magazine

The Exploris 2nd Grade has been featured in Walter Magazine! Please check out the following links:

Read the article HERE

See the photo slide show from the article HERE


6. Upcoming Events

  • May 6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week

  • May 7: International Night (Japan Interest Form)
  • May 13:  PTO Meeting, 6:30 at the Middle School  
  • June 7: Early Release, 8th Grade Graduation, Last Day of School

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.

Thank you to Exploris teachers and community members who marched in support of public education as part of the May 1 Day of Action. Raise each other UP! #alloutmay1 #redfored #inthistogether #explorisschool




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