9/14 MM: Open House and Yearboooks

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

  1. Open House Next Week
  2. Yearbooks on Sale! Photos needed 
  3. 2020-21 Exploris Calendar
  4. Easy school fundraisers
  5. Upcoming Events

1. Open House Next Week:
Below is the schedule for Open House Week, September 21-25, 2020. 
You may drop into any of the sessions that interest you, meeting links will be included in an email from the school. 

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2.  Yearbook Info: 

The 2020-2021 yearbook is going to be a book to treasure for years to come.  Make sure to purchase early to get the LOWEST PRICE of the year.  If you choose to personalize your book (students can choose from monograms, crests, name stamps) you will be able to choose 4 FREE Icons as well during this Back to School Promotion!   Please note – this offer ends on October 23rd

Click here for easy purchase online: Buy a Yearbook

Share your pictures! The 2021 Exploris Yearbook will rely on photos from parents and students more than ever this year! Use this QR code below or this link to upload pictures for use in the yearbook.

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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.

4. 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


  • September 21-25, Open House Week
  • 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  by 9pm Sunday.