Popsicles at the PLAYGROUND! Sunday at Exploris Elementary

We hope to see you Sunday!

Popsicles at the Playground- Sunday, August 29, 5:00-6:30pm at the Exploris Elementary Playground.

Thanks to everyone for your flexibility as we had to postpone our back to school event due to the threat of inclement weather. Hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate this weekend and we will see you all on Sunday afternoon!

All Exploris families and faculty are invited to join us outside on Sunday. Elementary campus COVID protocols apply- masks are required! Please remember to keep 6 feet apart while you socialize. 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!

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

Snacks for Teachers! Sign up now

Here is the signup genius for the Teacher Snacks.  It is broken down into Elementary and Middle school. Let’s treat our Exploris staff!


Volunteers Needed to pick up bread:

Link to Panera Bread Sign up

Explorations Teachers Needed! Explorations beginning September 3

We are looking for a few more volunteers to support our Explorations program beginning September 3 (from 1-3pm). We need class leaders in lower elementary and upper elementary levels. 
For those of you new to Exploris, here’s an information sheet on Explorations!

If you are interested in leading a class or supporting our students, please email Callie and Karen via explorations@exploris.org

New this year: Explorations teachers are eligible for up to $100 reimbursement from the PTO for course supplies and fees.

Lunch update 

Planet Green’s Hot School Lunch Program is coming soon. We will implement school-wide starting September 8th. Prior to September 8th, we will pilot with a small group at each grade level to ensure we have the new system and process running smoothly. If you have questions please feel free to contact counselor@exploris.org

 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 29: Popsicles at the Playground (5-6:30pm, Exploris Elementary)
  • 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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