9/23: Open House, Spiritwear, & Explorations!

  • Curriculum Night- tonight 6-8pm
  • Spiritwear on sale now!
  • Annual Fund has begun
  • Crew parents needed
  • Clean up the Elementary School- sign up
  • Explorations- teach a class or help out!
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Virtual Curriculum night at Exploris is TONIGHT!! Thursday, September 23. Join us online 6-8pm.

Because of the high rate of Covid infections in our area, we will be holding our curriculum night virtually.Crew teachers, global arts teachers, counseling, support staff and administration will all host zoom calls to describe their program and answer family questions between 6 and 8 PM on Thursday, September 23. All sessions will be recorded In case families have children and different grade levels, or conflicts with a session.

For your convenience, please click HERE for a schedule with links! (Special thanks to Ethan for putting this page together for all of us!)


The Exploris Spiritwear store is OPEN! Purchase items online now through Friday, October 1st. 

We have a variety of fun Exploris t-shirts and stickers and vehicle magnets. Orders are placed online and items will be delivered to students at school.

Get your orders in now! Order here: https://exploris-school-pto.square.site/s/shop


THE EXPLORIS ANNUAL FUND DRIVE HAS BEGUN!

DONATE HERE: https://exploris.kindful.com/

Dear new and returning families,

We are excited to kick off this year’s Annual Fund Drive. The goal, as always, is to raise $100,000 from 100% of our families. Donations can be monthly or one time, and are tax deductible.Donations make a real and meaningful contribution to our school, used for areas such as:

  • Funding the annual budget of the Parent-Teacher Organization
  • Funding grants for teachers above and beyond normal classroom supplies
  • Purchasing food for families in need
  • Filling in gaps in materials or software not covered by the school budget

Please check your Exploris emails for more information.

Now is a perfect time to set up a monthly donation! You can cancel or edit the amount at any time. Even the smallest donation monthly really adds up over time. All donations are turned off on June 30, 2022. 

Did You Know? If every family donated $250, we would easily hit our goal! That’s a donation of $25 per month. 

Thanks for reading,
Kimberly Harris
Chair, Exploris School Foundation


Help Clean our Elementary Building!

Michelle Duncan has asked for parents to volunteer to clean/organize inside the elementary school. 
Here is the signup genius for it:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084FA5A62CA1F94-friday


(above) Explorations students learned about beekeeping in the “Caring for the Earth” Exploration.
Explorations – help needed for Session 2- only 4 weeks!

We are now looking for parent volunteers for Session 2 (starts on October 15th and takes us through November 19th). Session 2 is only 4 weeks in length, so if you have an idea for an Exploration, we would love to hear from you! If you would like to serve as a class helper or a sub, we would love to hear from you as well. 

Please let us know if you would like to lead an Exploration and would like help brainstorming a topic. Sometimes we hear from students about their Explorations dreams, and we are able to share that with willing leaders. For example, our 5th graders seem keen on having a Pokemon exploration.

Here are a few other ideas from past years:

  • Cooking
  • Calligraphy
  • Minecraft
  • Keyboarding
  • Soccer
  • American Girl Doll crafts
  • Cake Decorating
  • Around the World
  • Caring for the Earth
  • Cemetery Sleuths
  • Tennis
  • Watercolors
  • Photography
  • Origami
  • Scrapbooking
  • Anime
  • Babysitting
  • Taking care of pets
  • Harry Potter
  • Hip Hop/ Dance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Learn the Ukulele

If you are interested in supporting Explorations, please fill out this form. We are looking forward to having a fantastic second session. It takes a minimum of 30  magical volunteers every week to make it possible! 

Please let us know if you have any questions or need help brainstorming class ideas. We look forward to having you share your talents with our students!

Thanks again, and see you soon!
Callie and Karen


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! Please try to choose snacks with minimal or earth-friendly packaging if possible. We have removed Kcups and bottled water from the snack list this year in an effort to reduce single-use plastics. Thanks!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084FA5A62CA1F94-teachers


Calling All Grade Level Parents!

The Exploris PTO is still looking for a few more Crew Parent Volunteers for the 2021-2022 school year.  Our teachers need our support more than ever, please consider volunteering.

Crew Parent Information:  https://explorispto.org/about/crew-parents/

If this sounds like something you are interested in doing, please email Brooke Hedrick at volunteers@explorispto.org. Please include your name, email address and the grade your child is currently in at Exploris.