8/30 MM: Passive Fundraising, Thursday PTO

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

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

  1. Support Exploris with these easy fundraisers!
  2. Join us Thursday for the Sept. PTO meeting
  3. First Day of School Photo Album
  4. School Directory Online
  5. 2020-21 Exploris Calendar
  6. Family Map online
  7. Upcoming Events

1. 2020-21 Exploris School PTO Passive Fundraising Opportunities

publix partnersPlease register and participate in these easy fundraisers for our school.  

Click here for the details and links

  • Harris Teeter 
  • Lowes Foods
  • Publix
  • Boxtops for Education
  • Amazon Smile
  • Goodshop
  • Office Depot

ptoheader2.  PTO meeting Thursday Night! 

September 3 at 6:00-7:30PM via Zoom. Please join us, even if you can’t attend the entire meeting.  All Exploris parents and teachers are welcomed to attend.  The link is:
Please RSVP here on our facebook event page. 

3. The 2020-21 School Year is off to a great start at Exploris
The PTO put together a fun First Day of School Photo Album on Facebook, and we sure love seeing everyone’s smiling faces from our first day together online! We hope that you will all have a successful, albeit unusual, first trimester of school here at Exploris.

View our album link.


69353648_1324609451032467_7643049793933017088_oPlease list your family in the Exploris School directory!

1) Fill out the Form: Map and Directory Form

2) Use the directory: *Protected: Exploris School Directory

Please contact news@explorispto.org if you need the password.


The 20120-21 Exploris Calendars are on the PTO website in both PDF and Google Calendar versions:  https://explorispto.org/calendar/

You can keep up with Exploris events by subscribing to the Google Calendar. First click on the Calendar, then click on the + button in the lower right corner of the calendar. If you don’t already have a Google account, you will need to set one up, which is easy and free.  After subscribing, all Exploris events will also be displayed on your calendar.

Screenshot (19)6. EXPLORIS FAMILY MAP

Thanks for listing your address on the map!

Fill out the form, and your address and contact information will be posted on our password protected google map.  After your address has been posted you will be emailed the password.  Please do not share the password or the map with anyone outside of the Exploris Community.

Fill out the Form: Map and Directory Form

More info: https://explorispto.org/familymap/


  • Thursday, September 3- PTO Meeting on Zoom
  • Monday, September 7-  Labor Day Holiday
  • Monday, September 28 – Yom Kippur Holiday
  • October 2 (3:15pm) – October 12 (8am) – Fall Break
  • Friday, October 23 – Teacher Workday for Conferences
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – Holiday
  • Friday, November 20 – End of First Trimester
  • Monday, November 23 – Tuesday November 24 – Teacher Workdays
  • Friday, Nov 20 (3:15pm)- Monday, Nov 30 (8am) – Thanksgiving Break
  • Friday, December 18 – Early Dismissal
  • Friday Dec 18 (12:15pm) – Monday, Jan 4 (8am) – Winter Break
  • Monday, Jan 18 – MLK Holiday
  • Monday, February 15 – Teacher Workday – Conferences
  • Friday, February 19 – Teacher Workday – Professional Development
  • Thursday, March 11 – End of Second Trimester

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 at explorisptonews@gmail.com .