Monday Minute: Welcome to 2023!

We on the PTO hope that everyone in our Exploris community had a great winter break! Classes resume for students this Wednesday, January 4. Reminder that Exploris leadership handed out covid tests before break, please make sure you are following Exploris’ current covid protocols and test if your students have any symptoms, let’s keep our classrooms as healthy as we can! Speaking of health… find that lunchbox before Tuesday night, trust us, if it’s still sitting in your car, you are going to want to find it early enough to allow it a good soak :).

This Monday Minute features information on: (1) a Chipotle Fundraiser, (2) Middle School Night Out and (3) the Exploris Lottery.

Chipotle Fundraiser (1/18)

We are kicking off 2023 with a yummy fundraiser. On Wednesday, January 18, plan on having an easy dinner. Just place your order in store (show them this flyer) or online (using code DX4XVQ7) and 33% of the sales go back to Exploris to help fund special programming, activities, teacher appreciation and more.

*Offer valid only at the Fayetteville Road location.

Middle School Night Out (1/20)

Middle Schooler’s get ready to get skating!

The Middle School Night Out will be held at United Skates of America in Raleigh on January 20th from 9-11pmBuy your tickets now for $6, or for $11 at the door. We are looking for a few parent volunteers to help chaperone this spectacular event. The snack bar will be open for kids to purchase food and drinks if they wish, Exploris PTO will also be providing cupcakes.

Lottery Application Deadline (2/3)

Don’t forget to submit your application if you have a sibling applying for the 2023-24 school year. Share with friends and family who might also be interested in Exploris for their K-8th grade students.

Applications are due February 3rd.

All current and past issues of the Monday Minute are available at If you have any news or updates that you would like featured in the Monday Minute, please email Kathleen Mason at The deadline for submission is Sunday at 4pm.