3/2/20 Monday Minute

  1. Silent Auction! Help Needed
  2. NC School Hero- Vote for Annah!
  3. Teacher Appreciation Week
  4. Carpool Pizza – thank you
  5. Middle School Field Day- April 30
  6. Upcoming Events

1. Silent Auction and Raffle! Help needed

Inked84254113_481074672583999_2461070252641878016_n_LIThe 2020 Exploris PTO Silent Auction & Raffle will be held April 21- May 2. 

We are currently seeking donations for the auction, and we can use your help.  We also need people to pick up items that have been donated.  

Please visit our Silent Auction & Raffle page more details

2. NC School Hero

VOTE FOR ANNAH! Exploris PTO has nominated 4th grade teachers Annah Riedel as our NC School Hero. We hope that the Exploris community will help Annah win! You can vote once each day. Please share and ask your friends and family to vote, too!

We could win $10,000 for Annah as well as $10,000 for Exploris! Ten NC School Heroes will be selected based on votes and judging, and you can vote for your hero once every day. North Carolina school employees work tirelessly to shape the next generation. Now, you can give your school hero the recognition they deserve.

VOTE FOR ANNAH here: https://www.ncschoolheroes.com/entryshare/2028552

3. Teacher Appreciation Week- help needed at Middle School

The PTO needs your help! Our awesome Teacher Appreciation Week coordinators only have kids at the Elementary School, and need some MS input to make the week a success! Not a big commitment, but planning is starting soon! Please email Allie at Volunteers@explorispto.org if you can help.

4. Carpool Pizza Night- coming again soon

The PTO wants to thank Papa Murphy’s pizza and Exploris parents Richard and Lisa Averitte for helping so much with another successfull carpool pizza sale on February 27! The next pizza night will be in April. 

5. MS Field Day- April 30-  Save the Date
Middle School Field Day 
Date:  Thursday, April 30
Rain Date:  Monday, May 4
Volunteers are needed 8:30 – noon (shifts will be available).  Stay tuned!  Contact Leslie lpayne@exploris.org for more details and/or continue to watch for updates.

6. Upcoming Events
  • Friday March 6 – End of Second Trimester
  • Monday, March 9 and Tuesday March 10 – Teacher Workdays
  • Friday, March 20 – PTO Meeting, 11:30am at Tobacco Road
  • Spring Break – Friday, April 3 (3:15pm) – Tuesday, April 14 (8am)
  • Monday, April 20- PTO Meeting, 6:30pm at Elementary School 
  • Tuesday, April 21- Silent Auction Kickoff Night Fundraiser at Lynnwood Brewing
  • April 21- May 2 Silent Auction is Live!
  • Thursday, April 30- Middle School Field Day
  • Saturday, May 2- Exploris Family Day and Silent Auction Finale
  • Friday, May 15 – Teacher Workday
  • Friday, May 22 – No School for 8th grade only – passage portfolios
  • Friday, May 22- PTO Meeting, 11:30 at Tobacco Road
  • Monday, May 25- Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 1 – June 12 – EOG Testing Window
  • Friday, June 12 – 8th Grade Graduation (10:30 am), early dismissal
  • Friday, June 12 – End of Third Trimester, last day of school

The 2019-20 Exploris Google Calendar and PTO Calendar links are here: https://explorispto.org/about/calendar/

Thanks to parent Nita Bhave for working with these enthusiastic 4th and 5th graders during “Cooking with Cultures” Explorations on February 28.  They made and sampled three different salsas and bean tostadas – happy kiddos!


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 news@exploris.org