9/21 MM: Open House and City Barbeque

Thanks for reading the Monday Minute. We publish this Exploris PTO blog post each Monday morning during the school year.  To submit articles please sent them to news@explorispto.org by 9pm on Sunday. 

  1. Open House This Week
  2. City Barbecue Fundraiser: September 30
  3. Yearbooks on Sale! Photos needed 
  4. 2020-21 Exploris Calendar
  5. Easy school fundraisers
  6. Upcoming Events

1. Open House This 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 were  included in an email from the school on Friday.

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2. Eat barbeque and support Exploris PTO
—giving back never tasted so good!

Exploris Dine-out Fundraiser : Wednesday, September 30
LOCATION: City Barbeque Raleigh, 9424 Falls of Neuse Rd

On 9/30 at City Barbeque Raleigh, we’ll get 20% of the proceeds from every order we bring in!
Ordering in person? Show this message to the cashier at checkout (either a printout or just on your phone).
Ordering online? Use code FundA at checkout at https://order.citybbq.com/menu/raleigh for pickup or delivery on 9/30
Ordering over the phone? Ask to apply code FundA when you provide your payment information.
Want to increase your impact? Place a group order online: a bigger order for you means a bigger donation for us! Start a group
order at https://order.citybbq.com/menu/raleigh, send the link around the office, and be a hero (to both us and your coworkers).

Just remember to use code FundA at checkout!
Remember: all orders have to be picked up or delivered on 9/30 from City Barbeque Raleigh for it to count toward our fundraiser.

Thanks for your support!

3.  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.

5. 2020-21 Exploris School PTO Passive Fundraising Opportunities

74525045_1407962729363805_5089434180157177856_oPlease 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
  • Wednesday, September 30 – City Barbeque Dine-out Night
  • 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 news@explorispto.org by 9pm Sunday.