5/4/20 Monday Minute

1. Teacher Appreciation- this week
2. Silent Auction- Thank you! 
3.  Let’s Support Emily
4. May Newsletter Online- please read
5. Upcoming Events 

1. May 4th – 8th is 2020 Teacher Appreciation Week 

As we social distance and learn virtually, we can still show all our Exploris teachers and staff our appreciation!


Flipgrid Videos/Messages
Click on the link below to upload fun videos and messages to let our Exploris staff know how much we appreciate all they do to support our students and families. Please have your Flipgrid videos completed by Thursday, May 7 so we can share them with the teachers and staff on Friday.


*The Flipgrid page is only accessible to folks with an Exploris.org email address so please log in with your student’s google account.
*If parents want to add videos you can log in with your student’s email and then change the name when you go to post the video in Flipgrid.

*Please contact Jen Korreck at jenkorreck@gmail.com if you need assistance with Flipgrid.
Gift Cards
In addition to sharing our appreciation through Flipgrid, all Exploris teachers and staff will receive an e-gift card this year funded by the PTO.

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2. Spring Fundraiser – Thank you! 

The Exploris PTO Silent Auction and Raffle ended on May 2 and was a great success.  We appreciate everyone who worked hard on this fundraiser, our many generous sponsors, and all of the people who bid or purchased raffle tickets!

If you won an item, you received a text and payment reminder. We will be sending followup texts this week.
Tammie Guyer, Ann Whitehurst, or Dana Deaton will also be in touch this week to make arrangements with you for receiving your items. 
Please feel free to email Tammie at ptopres@exploris.org if you have questions about your items.  Or email Dana at explorisptonews@gmail.com.  

3. Let’s support 7th Grade Teacher Emily Felker! 

Hello Exploris families! I am embarking on a journey to raise $5000 for the Food Bank in 19 days. If I can reach my goal, I will shave my head in order to donate my hair and I will pledge an additional $500 to an organization benefiting the UNC-Children’s Hospital. I know these are hard times for everyone – please donate only if you are able, and I would also love if you could share this with your networks if you can! Thank you – stay safe, healthy, and well. https://www.gofundme.com/f/raising-funds-for-the-food-bank

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4. Exploris May Newsletter Online

Please read the Exploris school newsletter for a letter from Ellie, grade level updates, links, and more! 


5. Upcoming Events:

  • May 4th – May 8th 
    Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 15th
    Teacher Workday
  • May 25th
    Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 12th

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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.