Friday Schedule

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Dear Parents,

Here is our schedule for tomorrow:

8:15-8:45-Deep Cleaning

8:45-10:30-Eighth Grade Graduation at Holy Trinity Church (across from William Peace University)

10:30-12:00-Nash Square (Kona Ice will be there and students will need money if they want to purchase a treat)

12:15-Dismissal (NO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM TOMORROW)

 

Weekly Letter

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June 5, 2017

Dear Parents,

We can’t believe the year is almost over! Please remember that this Friday is the last day of school. School will dismiss at 12:15 pm. There will be no lunch served on Friday and there is no after school program on Friday.

Also, your Crew teacher will be emailing you about Crew day plans for Thursday morning.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THIS FRIDAY!: Volunteers are needed to sign up for Hospitality duties at 8th grade graduation. We will be serving cake and drinks at a reception immediately following the graduation ceremony. We need just 6 folks from either 7th or 6th grade to help setup, serve and clean up. It should run from 8 am until about 11:30 am on Friday, June 9th. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a49a5a82da75-8thgrade

Please contact Ann Overton (919-810-6571 or aoverton@aoassociates.net) with any questions.

 

A NOTE FROM BILL WALLENBECK, MIDDLE SCHOOL WELLNESS TEACHER:

 

Dear Exploris Family,

I will close out this next week as my last as Wellness teacher here at Exploris.  It has been an honor and privilege to be a part of the Exploris community over the last 6 years, to have walked alongside so many precious and gifted educators, parents and students as we journeyed these Middle School years.

It has been a wonderful season of challenge, experiment, self-discovery and shared learning.  Special thanks to my beginning dreamer, partner in starting Wellness, Mary Margaret..  and thanks to our two awesome, fun and talented friends and Global Arts conspirators, Jamie and Eugene!

I am indebted to you all for your support, patience and down right love.

Raleigh will remain my home as I continue “waiting forward,” excited for life’s next  arising.  My heart will continue to hold this work and community as your next horizon and generative season appears before you.

With much love and gratitude,

Bill Wallenbeck

 

KONA ICE AT NASH SQUARE: On the last day of school, sixth graders will attend the eighth grade graduation ceremony. After graduation, we will go to Nash Square. The Kona Ice truck will meet us at Nash Square and students will have the opportunity to purchase a treat if they choose. Prices range from $3-$6.

Homework – Weekly Requirements:

 

Monday

6/5

  • 20 minutes of reading  (Students are reading for 10 in ELA)
  • XtraMath
  • TTM
  • Portfolio Conferences
Tuesday

6/6

  • 20 minutes of reading  (Students are reading for 10 in ELA)
  • XtraMath
  • TTM
  • Portfolio Conferences
Wednesday

6/7

  • 20 minutes of reading  (Students are reading for 10 in ELA)
  • XtraMath
  • TTM
Thursday

6/8

  • 20 minutes of reading  (Students are reading for 10 in ELA)
  • XtraMath
  • TTM
  • Expressions Day, 1-3pm, Christ the King Church
  • Crew Morning
  • Expressions Day, 1-3pm, Christ the King Church
Friday

6/9

  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • Kona Ice @ Nash Square, bring money if you want to purchase a treat
  • Early Dismissal, 12:15 pm
  • No lunch served
  • No after school program
  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • Kona Ice @ Nash Square
  • Early Dismissal, 12:15 pm
  • No lunch served
  • No after school program
NEXT WEEK:

  • ACHIEVEMENT REPORTS WILL BE EMAILED HOME NEXT WEEK!

Important Dates:

6/8/17-Expressions Day 1-3pm Christ the King Church

6/9/17-Last day of school! Early Release (12:15 dismissal, no lunch served, no after school program!)

How to Contact Current Sixth Grade Teachers:

Loren Kent  (ELA/Social Studies)   lkent@exploris.org

Devon Rose  (ELA/Social Studies) drose@exploris.org

Shawna Scipione (Math/Science)   sscipione@exploris.org

Juliana Thomas  (Math/Science)      jthomas@exploris.org

Jamie Butler : Art    jbutler@exploris.org

Eugene Wheeler: Global Languages   ewheeler@exploris.org

Bill Wallenbeck : Health & Wellness   bwallenbeck@exploris.org

CLUB/EXTENDED CARE INFORMATION:

Middle School Clubs and Extended Care:

Allies – Mary McWay

Before and Afterschool ProgramCandice Robinson

Cross Country (Aug-Oct) –Tom Simmons,  Sharon Cuffe

Crossfit – Chenelle Miller info@raleigh-crossfit.com

Contemporary Art Museum docents – Shawna Scipione

Comic Book Club – Sharon Cuffe

Science Olympiad – Helene

Fossil Club –Juliana Thomas  

Coding Club (January-March) –  Becky Brown

MathCounts club – Remi Wingo

Minecraft (Sept-May)– Jenn Quirk

Improv (Nov-Jan) – Jeri Donovan Livengood

Soccer (Jan-Mar)–Shannon –  Shannon Hardy

Yearbook -Devon Rose – Devon Rose

Ultimate Frisbee -Bill –  Bill Wallenbeck

Dungeons & Dragons – Leah Perry

Student Ambassadors – Paula Mancini and Sarah Esser

Battle of the Books – Devon and Loren

German Exchange – Maggie Gargan and Mary McWay

Japanese Exchange –Tom Simmons, Michelle Parkerson

STUDENT DIRECTORY – You made new friends and want to reach out? Go to the PTO BLOG, and in the contacts section, there is a link to the directory.  The password is 1997*

 

Volunteers Needed

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Volunteers are needed to sign up for Hospitality duties at 8th grade graduation next Friday, June 9th.  We will be serving cake and drinks at a reception immediately following the graduation ceremony. We need just 6 folks from either 7th or 6th grade to help setup, serve and clean up. It should run from 8am until about11:30 am on Friday, June 9th.

If you would like to volunteer, please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a49a5a82da75-8thgrade

Please contact Ann Overton (919-810-6571 or aoverton@aoassociates.net) with any questions.

Thank you!

Weekly Letter

weeklyletter

 

May 30, 2017

Dear Parents,

We are looking forward to portfolio conferences this week! Your student has selected several work samples to show you from the third trimester. We can’t wait to hear their reflections!

KONA ICE AT NASH SQUARE: On the last day of school, sixth graders will attend the eighth grade graduation ceremony. After graduation, we will go to Nash Square. The Kona Ice truck will meet us at Nash Square and students will have the opportunity to purchase a treat if they choose. Prices range from $3-$6.

PARENTS WITH STUDENTS IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL EC PROGRAM: Please take this survey if you have a child in the EC program at the middle school.

Homework – Weekly Requirements:

 

Monday

5/29

  • No School-Memorial Day Holiday
Tuesday

5/30

  • 20 minutes of reading  (Students are reading for 10 in ELA)
  • XtraMath
  • TTM
  • Global Languages Presentations
  • Allies
  • Portfolio Conferences
Wednesday

5/31

  • 20 minutes of reading  (Students are reading for 10 in ELA)
  • XtraMath
  • TTM
  • Global Languages Presentations
  • Fossil Club Presentation
  • Portfolio Conferences
Thursday

6/1

  • 20 minutes of reading  (Students are reading for 10 in ELA)
  • XtraMath
  • TTM
  • Global Languages Presentations
  • Minecraft Club
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
  • Portfolio Conferences
Friday

6/2

  • 20 minutes of reading  (Students are reading for 10 in ELA)
  • XtraMath
  • TTM
  • Portfolio Conferences
NEXT WEEK:

  • LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!
  • Expressions Day 6/8/17
  • Friday is an early release day. There will be no lunch served on Friday. School will dismiss at 12:15. There is no after school program on Friday, 6/9 .

Important Dates:

5/31/17- Fossil club presentations after school

6/8/17-Expressions Day 1-3pm Christ the King Church

6/9/17-Last day of school! Early Release (12:15 dismissal, no lunch served, no after school program!)

How to Contact Current Sixth Grade Teachers:

Loren Kent  (ELA/Social Studies)   lkent@exploris.org

Devon Rose  (ELA/Social Studies) drose@exploris.org

Shawna Scipione (Math/Science)   sscipione@exploris.org

Juliana Thomas  (Math/Science)      jthomas@exploris.org

Jamie Butler : Art    jbutler@exploris.org

Eugene Wheeler: Global Languages   ewheeler@exploris.org

Bill Wallenbeck : Health & Wellness   bwallenbeck@exploris.org

CLUB/EXTENDED CARE INFORMATION:

Middle School Clubs and Extended Care:

Allies – Mary McWay

Before and Afterschool ProgramCandice Robinson

Cross Country (Aug-Oct) –Tom Simmons,  Sharon Cuffe

Crossfit – Chenelle Miller info@raleigh-crossfit.com

Contemporary Art Museum docents – Shawna Scipione

Comic Book Club – Sharon Cuffe

Science Olympiad – Helene

Fossil Club –Juliana Thomas  

Coding Club (January-March) –  Becky Brown

MathCounts club – Remi Wingo

Minecraft (Sept-May)– Jenn Quirk

Improv (Nov-Jan) – Jeri Donovan Livengood

Soccer (Jan-Mar)–Shannon –  Shannon Hardy

Yearbook -Devon Rose – Devon Rose

Ultimate Frisbee -Bill –  Bill Wallenbeck

Dungeons & Dragons – Leah Perry

Student Ambassadors – Paula Mancini and Sarah Esser

Battle of the Books – Devon and Loren

German Exchange – Maggie Gargan and Mary McWay

Japanese Exchange –Tom Simmons, Michelle Parkerson

STUDENT DIRECTORY – You made new friends and want to reach out? Go to the PTO BLOG, and in the contacts section, there is a link to the directory.  The password is 1997*

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Weekly Letter

weeklyletter

May 22, 2017

Dear Parents,

Please make sure your student arrives at school on time Tuesday and Wednesday! We will begin EOG testing at 8:15. Please remind your children that they will not be allowed to have internet-enabled activity bands (Fitbits etc), smart watches, or phones in the classrooms during EOG testing. Also, please make sure your child has a calculator by Tuesday morning.

END OF GRADE TESTS: EOGs are this Tuesday and Wednesday! Please make sure your student is rested, eats a hearty, protein-filled breakfast, and arrives at school on time! We will begin testing at 8:15. Students are not allowed to wear smartwatches (apple watches or other) or fitbits during testing. This is a North Carolina Department of Public Instruction rule and we must abide. Please remind your student to keep their smart wristwear at home on EOG days.  Also, please make sure your child has a calculator by Tuesday morning.

EXPRESSIONS DAY TRYOUTS: Tryouts will be on May 22nd and May 25th during lunch! We hope some of you will consider trying out! Expressions Day will be held on June 8th at 1:00pm.

SENSORY-FRIENDLY NIGHT AT NCMNS: The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is hosting a Sensory-Friendly Night on May 25th, from 5:30-8 PM. A fun evening is planned so that families and visitors with special needs can enjoy the Museum after hours, while it is quieter – giving them more one on one time with educators or the chance to explore the exhibits without crowds! You can also find more information on our website.

Homework – Weekly Requirements:

 

Monday

5/22

  • 20 minutes of reading  (Students are reading for 10 in ELA)
  • XtraMath
  • TTM
  • Expressions Day Tryouts
Tuesday

5/23

  • Reading EOG
  • Global Arts in PM
  • Allies
Wednesday

5/24

  • Math EOG
  • Fossil Club
Thursday

5/25

  • EOG Make Up
  • Expressions Day Tryouts
  • Minecraft Club
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
Friday

5/26

  • 20 minutes of reading  (Students are reading for 10 in ELA)
  • XtraMath
  • TTM
NEXT WEEK:

  • No School on Monday!
  • Portfolio Conferences begin on Tuesday!

Important Dates:

5/23/17-Reading EOG

5/23/17-Global Arts Field Day 1-3pm (bring water bottle and sneakers)

5/24/17-Math EOG

5/25/17-EOG Makeup

5/29/17-No School-Memorial Day Holiday

5/31/17- Fossil club presentations after school

6/8/17-Expressions Day 1-3pm Christ the King Church

6/9/17-Last day of school! Early Release (12:15 dismissal, no lunch served!)

How to Contact Current Sixth Grade Teachers:

Loren Kent  (ELA/Social Studies)   lkent@exploris.org

Devon Rose  (ELA/Social Studies) drose@exploris.org

Shawna Scipione (Math/Science)   sscipione@exploris.org

Juliana Thomas  (Math/Science)      jthomas@exploris.org

Jamie Butler : Art    jbutler@exploris.org

Eugene Wheeler: Global Languages   ewheeler@exploris.org

Bill Wallenbeck : Health & Wellness   bwallenbeck@exploris.org

CLUB/EXTENDED CARE INFORMATION:

Middle School Clubs and Extended Care:

Allies – Mary McWay

Before and Afterschool ProgramCandice Robinson

Cross Country (Aug-Oct) –Tom Simmons,  Sharon Cuffe

Crossfit – Chenelle Miller info@raleigh-crossfit.com

Contemporary Art Museum docents – Shawna Scipione

Comic Book Club – Sharon Cuffe

Science Olympiad – Helene

Fossil Club –Juliana Thomas  

Coding Club (January-March) –  Becky Brown

MathCounts club – Remi Wingo

Minecraft (Sept-May)– Jenn Quirk

Improv (Nov-Jan) – Jeri Donovan Livengood

Soccer (Jan-Mar)–Shannon –  Shannon Hardy

Yearbook -Devon Rose – Devon Rose

Ultimate Frisbee -Bill –  Bill Wallenbeck

Dungeons & Dragons – Leah Perry

Student Ambassadors – Paula Mancini and Sarah Esser

Battle of the Books – Devon and Loren

German Exchange – Maggie Gargan and Mary McWay

Japanese Exchange –Tom Simmons, Michelle Parkerson

STUDENT DIRECTORY – You made new friends and want to reach out? Go to the PTO BLOG, and in the contacts section, there is a link to the directory.  The password is 1997*