Popsicles in the Park! Sunday at Chavis Park

Don’t forget! Popsicles in the Park- Sunday, August 22, 5:00-6:30pm at Chavis Park Shelter #2. (look for the balloons!)

We hope all Exploris families will be able to join us outside this afternoon. Please remember to keep 6 feet apart while you socialize. Masks are strongly encouraged. We will have hand sanitizer available and volunteers will hand out the popsicles. Please bring your own water bottles/drinks.

There will be Exploris tshirts, water bottles, and magnets for sale, too! Cash, credit, or Venmo. We will have a short announcement time so you can meet the school directors and faculty. We will also have a raffle and a few fun activities!

Chavis Park website: https://raleighnc.gov/places/john-chavis-memorial-park

Chavis Park address for your GPS:

505 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27601

We will be gathering at Shelter #2 from 5:00-6:30pm. We suggest you park in the big parking lot near the new playground. You will follow the path past the Historic Carousel House and go across the bridge/creek to the shelter area. Look for us- we will have balloons and signs!

You may want to arrive early to enjoy the newly renovated park and the splashpad.

Please email ptopres@exploris.org if you have any questions.

 Welcome Back !

Thanks to everyone who contributed photos to our first day of school photo album! It’s so great to see all of these smiling faces. Over 60 pictures have been added to our album on Facebook! We will add more photos, just post in the comments, DM or tag #ExplorisPTO🙂

First Day of School at Exploris- Photo Album!


Each summer, Exploris PTO volunteers help families connect by posting the Exploris Family Carpool Map. Whether you need a daily carpool, occasional rides, or just want to connect with families that live near you, we hope you’ll opt-in to this map. We’ll keep it updated for about six weeks so everyone will have time to get carpools lined up.

Please fill out this form to get on the map:

Exploris School Family Carpool Map 2021-22

  • Password Protected: The Family Map and the School Directory will be posted on password protected pages on the PTO website. You will be emailed the password once your information has been added. Please do not share the passwords publicly.
  • Get on the Map! Even if you’re not sure if you will be carpooling, please fill out the form.  Your address will be on the map, making it easier to find Exploris families in your neighborhood.

The Map will be updated daily as more people fill out the form.

Feel free to email Dana and Jen at news@explorispto.org if you have any questions. Thanks!

Back to School/First Trimester Dates!

  • August 22: Popsicles in the Park (5-6:30pm, Chavis Park)
  • September 6 & 7: Holidays/No School (Labor Day, Rosh Hashanah)
  • September 13: Flex Day (details TBA)
  • September 16: Holiday/No School (Yom Kippur)
  • October 4-8: Fall Break/No School
  • October 22: Teacher Workday: Parent Conferences
  • November 11: Holiday/No School (Veteran’s Day)
  • November 12: Flex Day (details TBA)
  • November 19: End of Trimester 1

View the 2021-22 school calendar and Google Calendar here: https://explorispto.org/calendar/

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