4/18 MM: Teacher Appreciation Week, PTO Meeting, Field Day

Please read the Monday Minute for schoolwide updates from the Exploris PTO! If you have items to be included just email them to explorisptonews@gmail.com by noon on Mondays.

This week 4/18-22: PTO Meeting Wednesday, Earth Day Field Day Friday (K-5), 8th grade at Outward Bound
Next week 4/25-29: Teacher Appreciation Week


WEDNESDAY: Please join us for our April General Membership Meeting on April 20 at 6:30pm on Zoom. Agenda items include Teacher Appreciation Week, Middle School Dance, PTO Nominating, Budget report, and an important school update from the Exploris Leadership Team.

Join Zoom Meeting
April 20, 6:30-7:30pm

ID: 94531405606
Passcode: 8Ej6sH

Meeting host: leadership@exploris.org


April 25-29, 2022, is Teacher Appreciation Week at Exploris! Our PTO Hospitality chairperson Brooke Hedrick has a fun week planned for our faculty and staff, and she could use some help. Please email Brooke at volunteers@explorispto.org if you can assist with the Coffee Bar, Biscuit Breakfast, or Catered Lunch setup and cleanup.

Parents and students- we hope you will ALL participate on Wednesday and Thursday:

Wednesday: On April 27, send in sweet treats (cookies, brownies, candy, chocolate, etc.) Please bring it to the front office or teacher workroom before school. “Storebought” or homemade!

Thursday: On April 28, send in homemade cards or gift cards for your teachers. We ask that you make two (or more) cards for teachers and staff members. You can give the cards directly to the teachers or deliver them to the front office and we will place them in the teacher mailboxes.


Hello Exploris Families, 

This spring we are having Earth Day Field Day for grades K-5! It will be on April 22, 2022. We will have lots of activities for all ages including Jump Rope and Freeze Dance. On field day please make sure your child has good shoes for playing and has a water bottle. Fifth grade will be running the stations for K-2 but we would love your help running stations for 3-5.

The K-2 Field day will be occurring from 9:30-11:00 and the 3-5 field day will be occurring from 12:30-2:00. If you would like to sign up to help with the 3-5 Field Day, the activities are listed on this signup genius here. If you are available to volunteer we would really appreciate your help!

Our publicity team made this video to promote this event!

If you have questions about Earth Day Field Day, please contact Ms. Lisa lferrando@exploris.org

From, 

Layla, Zoey, Evelyn, Gaby and Arleigh


Thanks to everyone who came to Exploris Family Day on April 3. We had such a fun time CELEBRATING SPRING!

NEW: Spring Family Photo Booth: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gxgnVrgodeb3DBBS6

And click here for more photos in our facebook photo album


Important Dates (Exploris CALENDAR):

End of year calendar.  Holidays/workdays/flex days in italics, PTO events in bold

  • Spring Break – Friday, April 8 (3:15pm) – Tuesday, April 19 (8am)
  • Monday, April 18 – Friday, April 22 – 8th Grade Outward Bound Trip
  • Monday, April 18 – Teacher Workday
  • Wednesday, April 20- General PTO Meeting on Zoom
  • Teacher Appreciation Week April 25-29
  • Monday, May 2- Flex Day
  • Tuesday, May 3 – Eid al Fitr Holiday
  • Friday, May 13- Middle School Dance
  • Wednesday, May 18- PTO Board Meeting, Slate presented
  • Year End Teacher Gift Pool Collection- May 23-June 6 
  • Monday, May 30- Memorial Day Holiday
  • Wednesday June 1 – Final PTO Meeting, in person, election & social
  • Friday, June 10 –Last Day of School!  8th Grade Graduation (10:30 am), early dismissal

Join the Exploris Foundation! The foundation is the fundraising arm of the school. We are looking for board members to serve a 3-year term. We especially need someone to run the school’s annual fund drive, which aims to raise $100,000 in donations each year. Contact annualfund@exploris.org to apply.


Thanks for reading! 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.