11/4 Monday Minute

  1. Annual Fund Day of Giving- November 5
  2. Snacks and Lunches needed
  3. Spiritwear orders arrive this week
  4. Art by Me – look for order forms this week
  5. Applications for 2020-2021 School Year are Now Available
  6. School Directory Online
  7. Upcoming Events

1. Annual Fund Day of Giving- November 5

Are you ready to give? The Annual Fund Day of Giving is tomorrow! Our goal is to raise $100,000 in 24 hours. You can send a check in to the school with your child (memo line: Annual Fund) or donate online (and follow our progress!) here: www.exploris.org/giving

Questions? Email Kimberly Harris at annualfund@exploris.org.

Thank you for helping to support Exploris!

2.  Snacks and Lunches Needed Our Exploris community is in need of snacks for our students that are financially unable to bring a snack to school each day and also some lunch items for students who occassionally forget their lunch! Please sign up below if you can help and drop off items at the Elementary campus.  Thanks for your support!
3. Spiritwear orders will be delivered this week– Spiritwear orders have arrived and will be going home with kids this week.

4. Art By Me fall fundraiser
programs-img2The PTO is promoting the ‘Art by Me’ fundraiser again this year. Our wonderful Art teachers, Jamie & Scarlet helped the students create artwork that can be applied to a large selection of products for family & friends to purchase.  Ordering is in November and orders arrive beginning of December.

The order forms will go home with students this week! 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.

5. Applications for 2020-2021 School Year are Now Available
The 2020 – 2021 Admissions process has begun and additional information can be found on our website on the Admissions tab here.  Please remember that all interested siblings will need to submit an application to be considered in the lottery.  Tours signups and information sessions are also posted on our website.  Please share information with family and friends that may be interested in joining our Exploris community.  The application deadline is February 7, 2020, at 4pm and the lottery will be held on March 6, 2020.  Please remember we offer acceptance priority for our siblings and economically disadvantaged families.

6. 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 

7. Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, November 5- Annual Fund Day of Giving
  • Monday, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – Holiday
    • Start Collecting Winter Thanks
  • Monday, Nov. 18 – PTO General Board Mtg @ 6:30pm, Elementary School
  • Friday, November 22 – End of First Trimester
  • Monday, November 25 – Tuesday November 26 – Teacher Workday
  • Thanksgiving Break- Friday, Nov 22 (3:15pm)- Monday, Dec 2 (8am) 
  • 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 

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The Exploris CAM docents did a great job at the November 1 First Friday!  Stop by the Contemporary Art Museum on First Fridays to hear more about the current exhibits from our middle school docents.