11/29MM: Pint Night * Angel Tree * Teacher Gifts

Updates in this Email:

  • Pint Night! Exploris Adult Social- this Tuesday!
  • Angel Tree Signup
  • Outdoor Movie Night
  • Teacher Gift Pool- contribute now
  • Snack Stash
  • Calendar
  • Staff Birthdays
  • Pie Day- thank you!
The EXPLORIS ANNUAL FUND DRIVE needs your help! Please consider donating to the Exploris Annual Fund this Giving Tuesday.

JOIN US NOVEMBER 30- Giving Tuesday!

Gather with Exploris friends this Giving Tuesday at Lynnwood Brewing Concern. $1 from each pint sold all evening goes to Exploris PTO. Meet us for Happy Hour in the beer garden from 5:00-6:00pm. (It’s OK to bring the kids and your dog, too.)

In order to get into the spirit of giving, we have put together an Angel Tree for some of our Exploris Families.  This has been a hard year for many and we would love to bring some joy and cheer this winter season for our Exploris children. We invite you to sign up and participate!

*All gifts needs to be recieved by the morning of December 15 at the Elementary campus.
*Include the child identification number found on the signup genius.
*Please have the gifts unwrapped, gift recipet securly attached to the gift.

*Sign up for a child on the signup genius and shop away.
*Don’t have time to shop? You can Venmo Brooke Hedrick (@Brooke-Hedrick-3) and the Exploris PTO will shop for you.  Please indicate “Exploris Angel Tree”.
*If it is easier to shop at home you could have the items delivered to:
Brooke Hedrick, 3309 Thomas Road, Raleigh, NC 27607  

*At the Elementary campus, any mornings between now and December 15th.
*Thank you for spreading holiday joy to our community!

Sign up here:

Mark your calendars and plan to join us at the Elementary School on December 10 for an Outdoor Family Movie Night! More details and a poll to determine the movie we’ll watch will be posted soon.

Teacher Thanks Gift Donation

Holiday Shopping? Exploris PTO coordinates schoolwide teacher gifts in December 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- mug free! 

TEACHER GIFTS WINTER 2021 Deadline for contributions is midnight, December 14.
Click Here to Contribute!

Hi Exploris Parents, 

In an effort to streamline the donations for the Teacher Snack Stash, the PTO would like to change the format.  Each grade will be in charge of bringing the same items all year.  Please consider donating an item listed below for the teachers to stay properly fueled and hydrated throughout the day!

Drop off days will be on the 10th of every month. 

The Elementary School is nut free.

  • Kindergarten – Popcorn:  microwavable, packaged, any kind
  • 1st Grade – Bubbly water:  any brand, any flavo
  • 2nd Grade – Snacks:  pretzels, crackers, trail mix
  • 3rd Grade – Snacks:  cheese sticks, chips, individual oatmeal packets
  • 4th grade – Protein/Granola bars: any flavor, any brand
  • 5th grade – Sodas:  regular and diet
  • 6th grade – Protein bars:  any brand, any flavor 
  • 7th grade – Snack items: popcorn, trail mix, crackers, pretzels, chips, almonds
  • 8th grade – Bubbly Water or Soda:  any brand, any flavor

Thank you in advance,

The Exploris PTO

Important Dates (Exploris CALENDAR):

  • Tuesday, November 30: Exploris Adult Social at Lynnwood Brewing, 5-6pm
  • Friday, December 10: Outdoor Movie Night at the Elementary School, 6-8pm
  • Tuesday, December 14: Last day to give to the Teacher Gift Collection
  • Wednesday, December 15: Angel Tree Gifts due at school
  • December 17: will be a full vacation day, following Board approval.
  • December 20-January 3rd: Winter Break – No School
  • January 17, 2022: Martin Luther King, Jr Day – No School

December Exploris Staff Birthdays

  • 12/29:  Ethan Burton
  • 12/15:  Paula Mancini

If you would like to submit information for a PTO blog post, please email your text (copy ready), photos, and links to Dana Deaton at news@explorispto.org.

Thanks for reading!

PIE DAY was a success!

Thank you to all of the families who donated a pie for the first ever Exploris Pie Day!  The Exploris PTO hopes the Staff enjoyed their pies.