5/24 MM: Teacher Gifts, PTO Needs, Work Day

  1. Teacher Gift Pool is open!
  2. The PTO Needs YOU! Please volunteer
  3. Family Work Day June 6!
  4. 8th grade news
  5. Easy ways to support Exploris!
  6. Staff Birthdays
  7. Calendar

1. It’s time for Teacher Gifts! 

Exploris PTO coordinates schoolwide teacher gifts in December before the Winter Break, and again in June before the end of school.  We encourage all parents to contribute to this gift pool. This collection ensures that all teachers and staff members receive the recognition they deserve! 

Please donate to the Exploris End of Year Teacher Gift by Monday, June 7:

 >>> Click Here to Contribute!

Any dollar amount is appreciated and divided among the Exploris team.

Note: this donation is fee-free! Your donations will be anonymous or you can leave your name in your note.

We also encourage all families, regardless of whether you chose to contribute financially, to craft a thank you message to include on a digital “KudoBoard”. Add photos, gifs and a message – be sure to include your child’s name in the message.

 >>> Sign the Online Card

For more information , please visit our Teacher Thanks/FAQ page here. 


2. The Exploris PTO Needs YOU!

Please fill out our volunteer form today. We have multiple positions that will be open next year, including President, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications, and more.

Fill out the PTO Leadership/Volunteer Interest Form

Many positions are open! We are making some adjustments to the PTO board, but click here for the current leadership position roster. Please let us know if there is a specific role you are interested in.


3. Join us for an End-of Year Family Fun and Work Day! June 6

Mark your calendar for the next #ExplorisSchool campus workday.

Enjoy visiting with other Exploris families while you help at our elementary campus. June 8, 8:30-2pm.

Please contact Michelle Duncan if you have any questions: michelled@exploris.org


4. 8th Grade Graduation News:

Graduation Photo Slideshow: It is time to prepare for graduation! Thank you in advance for contributing to the Class of 2021 graduation montage; it helps us capture the story of the graduates’ journey through Exploris. Please upload high quality images (no screen shots or images downloaded from social media). Cell phone photos work great. You can complete this form multiple times if you need to upload more photos. Here’s the link

8th Grade Graduation will be held at the Rose Garden (Raleigh Little Theater) on Friday, June 11 at 10:30am.  The event will be one hour, students will sit with their families.  Families will have to bring their own chairs, blankets, food, and drinks. 8th grade families please read your teacher emails for other graduation and end of school updates!


5. Exploris School PTO Passive Fundraising Opportunities

Thank you to everyone who is helping out with these easy fundraisers for our school! 

Please visit the Exploris PTO Passive Fundraising page for details and links! https://explorispto.org/fundraising/passivefundraising/

  • Harris Teeter VIC cards
  • Lowes Foods Cart to Class
  • Publix Partners
  • Box Tops 4 Education
  • Amazon Smile
  • GoodShop
  • Office Depot/Office Max

Questions? Suggestions?  Contact Desa Bojdo – dvcbojdo@gmail.com


6. May and June Exploris Staff Birthdays!

  • Cori Greer-Banks:  May 18th
  • Mariah Perry:  June 2nd
  • Mary Margaret Moffitt:  June 16th
  • Jesse Francese:  June 22nd
  • Sharon Cuffe:  June 23rd
  • Maggie Gargan:  June 24th
  • Jill Hemingway:  June 28th

7– Calendar

  • Monday, May 31- Memorial Day Holiday
  • Thursday, Jun 3 PTO Meeting 6:00 PM
  • Friday, June 11 – 8th grade Graduation (10:30 am), early dismissal
  • Friday, June 11 – End of Third Trimester, last day of school


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.