Monday Minute: Exploris Directory, Thanksgiving Messages for Teachers, Teacher Snacks and Voters Choice Awards

Hello Exploris community!

We have a lot of new information in this email so please take a moment to look through it. As a reminder, there is no school Friday, November 11 for Veteran’s Day.

Exploris Directory

The Exploris Directory is now accessible for current families. To access, please visit The Password to access the Exploris Directory this year is (XXXXXXXX- Check your email for the password). Please take note of the password, it is only available through this email.

Thanksgiving Messages for Teachers and Staff

This year for Thanksgiving we hope that you will join us in celebrating the teachers and staff at Exploris. The PTO has designed some Thanksgiving Teacher Card Templates to help your kids get started.

The first is our postcard template, you just need to print double sided and you will have 4 postcards on one sheet!! They are designed to be colored, cut out and filled out by the students (You just cut them into 4 equal postcards). The second is our stationary template for students who want to write more to their teachers. Please feel free to use these or have your student design their own cards. We would love to see an outpouring of thankfulness to the people that support and teach our scholars. Plan on having your students deliver them directly to their recipients by November 18th (our last day before break).

We are still collecting donations for stocking the teachers lounge at both the Elementary and Middle School. They really enjoy Flavored Sparkling Water (La Croix, Bubly, etc.), Salty Snacks (chips, popcorn, etc.), Sweet Treats, Soda, Diet Soda, Shelf Stable Fruit and Coffee. Additionally, they would love some  immune boosting items: Vitamin C Supplements, Citrus Fruit, Herbal Tea, etc. now that we are well into autumn and illnesses abound let’s help them stay well!

Reminder that we are nut free even in teacher break rooms.  You can bring your donations to the front office (or just drop off with your student in carpool). Thank you!

Voters Choice Awards: Exploris Middle

Exploris Middle School is nominated as one of the best middle school in the Triangle!!! We need votes to win, vote now through November 20th. VOTE HERE.

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