Monday Minute: Spring Family Day NEXT SUNDAY!, Exploris Food Pantry, Parents Night Out, Teachers in Need, Screenagers

We hope that you had a wonderful Spring Break (Though with the wacky weather it felt like summer, winter, spring and fall all wrapped into one). As a reminder, there is no school Monday, April 10th for a Teacher Workday, teachers will welcome students back Tuesday, April 11.

Next weekend is our Spring Family Day. This is an awesome event held for the entire Exploris community on the Elementary School campus. There will be food, a DJ, bouncy slide, crafts, field games, and even pizza you can order ahead of time and take home for dinner! This is a great opportunity to meet and see friends in our awesome community.

Spring Family Day (4/16- Next Weekend!!!)

It’s time to get excited about our 2nd annual Exploris Spring Family Day & Craft Fair! It will be a day of fun for the whole family. See below for more information on volunteering, being a vendor and activities to look forward to on Sunday, April 16 2-5pm!

Spring Family Day Volunteers:

We need lots of volunteers to make this a successful event. We can not make this happen without you. Please consider donating an hour of your time (we take grandparents and high schoolers too) to help with the event. 

There are 15 volunteer spots per hour, please sign up for 1 or more shifts. This will be a great opportunity to meet other members of the Exploris community.

Sign Up HERE

Craft Fair Vendor Application

If you are interested in participating in our craft fair please fill out the vendor application for approval via the google form below:

Vendor Application

Exploris Food Pantry

Please consider giving to the Exploris Food Pantry! Let’s make sure everyone in our school community has a good meal every night.

You can have your donations shipped to the school, dropped off in carpool and we will have a table set up at Spring Family Day to accept donations.

Food Pantry Amazon Wishlist

Teacher Support in a Time of Need

As a reminder, there are a few teachers at Exploris currently dealing with health and special family circumstances. We are hoping the Exploris community can help us show them support with grocery gift cards, meal delivery gift cards and notes of encouragement during this difficult time. Please label anything sent to school with “Teacher Support” and deliver to leadership, they will distribute directly to the teachers in need.

SAVE THE DATE: Exploris Parents Night Out

Save the Date for Exploris Parents Night Out May 18, 2023 at 5:00pm. All food and beverage sales will benefit the Exploris Annual Fund.

Screenagers (4/25)

Please join us as we watch the Screenagers Movie and follow up with a panel discussion.  We’ll be joined by substance abuse educators from the Poe Center, developmental psychology researchers from UNC, Educational Leadership, and mental health clinicians.  Please visit the QR code to purchase your tickets today!  

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