12/13 MM: Last call for Teacher Gifts & Angel Tree

Updates in this Monday Minute:

  • Teacher Gift Pool- contribute by Tuesday night
  • Angel Tree – Bring gifts by Wednesday morning
  • Don’t forget to use Amazon Smile
  • Calendar – Winter Break! No School December 17-January 3

Teacher Thanks Gift Donation – LAST CALL!!

Holiday Shopping? We make it easy to give to your teachers! Exploris PTO coordinates schoolwide teacher gifts in December. We encourage all parents to contribute to this gift pool. Donations will be divided among all staff members. This collection ensures that all 60 teachers and staff members receive the recognition they deserve.

The gift collection has gone well but we are several thousand dollars short of our goal. Please consider contributing!

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

Last chance to sign up for the Angel Tree! We still have a few slots left.

All gifts are due Wednesday morning, December 15. You can also make a donation via Venmo. See info below.

We still have open spots available on our Exploris Angel Tree, please consider spreading some holiday joy this year to some of our Exploris Families.  Remember, all gifts need to be received at the ES by December 15th.  Clearly label which child the gifts are for and attach the gift receipt.  

Sign up here:

*All gifts needs to be received 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 receipt securely 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!

The Exploris PTO

Shopping Online? Don’t forget to use Amazon Smile to donate a percentage to Exploris.

Amazon Smile is the gift that keeps on giving! Start your shopping at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-1719653, or with AmazonSmile activated in the app, and they’ll donate 0.5% of the eligible purchase price to Exploris!

When you are shopping be sure that you are logged in to Amazon Smile. It’s easy.

Important Dates (Exploris CALENDAR):

  • Tuesday, December 14: Last day to give to the Teacher Gift Collection
  • Wednesday, December 15: Angel Tree Gifts due at school
  • *December 15: NO PTO meeting
  • 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!

Thanks to everyone for coming out to the Exploris Elementary campus for our outdoor movie night on December 10! It was fun! We watched Elf and spread some Christmas cheer for all to hear.

🎅🏼Special thanks to #ExplorisPTO volunteers Carrie, Nic, Emily, Chad, Tammie, Ethan, Shara and Dana and everyone else who helped with the Outdoor Movie Night! And a shout out to the Rialto Theater for popping the yummy popcorn! 🍿

➡️ Should we do this again? Feedback is always appreciated. 🎞️