10/28 Monday Minute

  1. Crew Parents needed!
  2. Spiritwear orders arrive this week
  3. Art by Me
  4. School Directory Online
  5. Upcoming Events

Crew parents are still needed for: ADELE, LOREN, MARY, SHANNON, and ADRIAN. 
What does a crew parent do?  Serve as a liaison between the PTO and teachers, spoil your teachers with snacks once a trimester and (PTO funded) treats on their birthday, coordinate volunteers as needed for crew-specific activities.  

waterbottle2.  Spiritwear orders should be delivered this week

We should be getting orders in this week.  Once we get the orders, it will take a few days to get them all sorted out and handed to the students.  A message will be posted on Facebook so you’ll know when to expect the merchandise.

3. Art By Me fall fundraiser
imagesThe PTO is promoting the ‘Art by Me’ fundraiser again this year. Our wonderful Art teachers, Jamie & Scarlet are helped the students create artwork that can be applied to a large selection of products for family & friends to purchase. This will be in time for the holidays! Ordering is in November and orders arrive beginning of December.

Student artwork was shipped on October 25 and next week the order forms with a scan of the artwork will arrive.  The order forms will go home with students so that Exploris friends and families can order from the many great Art By Me products. 

The money raised will support the PTO who helps to support Exploris and our fantastic teachers and staff.  For more information, contact Kristin Corson at fundraising@explorispto.org, or visit our Art by Me webpage here.

4. The Exploris School Directory is online

Exploris School Directory —  https://explorispto.org/parent-info/directory

It is password protected. Please email news@explorispto.org for the password. 

Have you filled out the FORM? Please opt-in to the school directory by filling out the online form. 
Form: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfUj9d9Z2m3vYwEM2…/viewform 

5. Upcoming Events
  • Monday, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – Holiday
  • Friday, November 22 – End of First Trimester
  • Monday, November 25 – Tuesday November 26 – Teacher Workday
  • Friday, Nov 22 (3:15pm)- Monday, Dec 2 (8am) – Thanksgiving Break
  • Friday, December 20 – Early Dismissal
  • Winter Break – Friday Dec 20 (12:15pm) – Monday, Jan 6 (8am)

calendarThe 2019-20 Exploris Google Calendar and PTO Calendar links are here:


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

If you would like to submit information, please email your text (copy ready), photos, and links to Dana Deaton by 9pm Sunday at explorisptonews@gmail.com 


Storybook Musicals: Ira Sleeps Over
Thanks to Exploris Elementary Music Teacher Karen Mollins for teaching the “Storybook Musicals” Exploration class!  Students made their dream bears and have a new friend to take home!