Weekly Letter

January 27, 2023 

Dear Families,

Today is a Flex Day and there is no in-person school for students. Students have been provided with asynchronous assignments (emailed to them and posted to their Crew Google Classroom at 7:00 am) to complete independently and attendance will be based on work completion by the start of school on Monday, January 30th. 

This weekend, there are two awesome events happening right here in downtown. On Saturday, the 22nd Annual African American Cultural Celebration will be held in person at the NC Museum of History, and on both Saturday and Sunday, Astronomy Days will take place at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. 

See below for more information about our upcoming field trip as well as information about this weekend’s events. 

Your Team,

Emily, Loren, and Noah

6TH GRADE FIELD TRIP – FEBRUARY 7TH
On Tuesday February 7th, we will travel to and spend the day on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. In the morning, we will tour Coker Arboretum to study different native plants and we will look at some of the historical architecture on campus. In the afternoon, students will be at Morehead Planetarium to view a planetarium show (From Earth to the Universe) and participate in a Science LIVE! show (Magnificent Matter). 

The total cost for this field experience is $20. You may pay for this trip in cash or you can make out a check to The Exploris School and bring it to your student’s crew teacher by Thursday, February 2nd.

How can you help??

1. We need DRIVERS to help us get students to and from UNC-Chapel Hill that day as well as chaperones. If you can help to drive, please use the sign-up genius linked here

2. Sponsor a student. If you are willing to help sponsor a student’s field trip fee, please reach out via email and let us know. As scholarship requests arrive, I will reach out as needed. 

See below for upcoming events at Exploris and beyond!

22nd ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION:

The African American Cultural Celebration serves as the statewide kickoff to Black History Month in North Carolina. For over 20 years, this celebration has brought together African American community members, organizations, authors, artists, musicians, filmmakers, scholars, and more, around a central theme to highlight the contributions that African Americans, past and present, have made to North Carolina’s history and culture.


ASTRONOMY DAYS AT NCMNS:

Astronomy Days are coming to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences from Jan. 28-29! Students have been learning about astronomy in Expedition – what causes the seasons, tides, and phases of the moon, as well as reading origin stories and researching the ways in which ancient civilizations interpreted and explained cosmic events.

DRAMA CLUB: Drama Club resumed on Monday January 23rd and will continue to meet on Monday afternoons after school. 

EXPLORIS LOTTERY APPLICATION OPEN: The 2023-2024 lottery application is open! If your Exploris student has a sibling who would like to attend Exploris next year, make sure to complete an application by the deadline on Friday, February 3. Do you know someone who would like their child to become a student at Exploris? Please encourage them to visit our website at the link below to apply and sign up for an information session and/or tour. 

https://exploris.org/admissions/admissions

Questions? Email info@exploris.org

PRE-ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!  Click here to buy a yearbook. By 2/3/23

See below for information and announcements specific to 6th grade students.

MATH HELP HALL: Starting in February, math Help Hall will take place in 6E after school from 3:30-4:15 on Tuesday afternoons. Students can come to get help with iReady lessons, Khan assignments, or other math work. We cannot offer remedial tutoring or guarantee 1:1 help, but we hope this will provide a chance for students to come and ask questions and get additional help outside of class. 

INCOMPLETE WORK LIST: The incomplete/missing work list has been posted on Crew Google Classroom. You can ask your student to show you the list and view any missing or incomplete work with them. The list is updated throughout the week. Students with incomplete/missing work will participate in a work recovery session during lunch 1-2 times a week.

WEEKLY OVERVIEW: Check out homework assignments, class topics, due dates, etc. Each week we will post our “Weekly Overview.” This slideshow lists class topics, activities, homework assignments, and contact information. Click here to view this week’s overview.

LUNCH/SNACKS: Your students are growing! Many students are complaining of still being hungry after eating their snack and lunch. Please remind your student to pack an extra snack or two so they are full! 

LEADERSHIP/COUNSELING CORNER:

COUNSELOR REFERRAL FORM FORM LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe19j2M9kJWISMAmowHB3LArjQ8UL72V-OJxGzN8L2JwQxHqg/viewform
TITLE I Programming UpdatesHappy 2023! In preparation for next year and reviewing our schools policies, we would like to remind families of our Family Engagement Policy and Federal ESSA Parent Rights. Please note we review these policies yearly and gain family input for revisions.
COVID Policies Masks are recommended and required if recovering. ANY SYMPTOMS REQUIRE A NEGATIVE TEST TO RETURN. EMAIL PICTURE OR SCREENSHOT OF NEGATIVE TEST RESULT TO CREW TEACHER. Quarantine protocol is 5 days out of school and then students can return but must wear a mask for 5 days. Onsite PCR testing and rapid testing are available at Exploris.

Upcoming Important Dates: 

Friday, January 27thFlex Day; Students will learn from home
Friday, February 3rdExploris Lottery Application Deadline
Friday, February 17thTeacher Workday for Student/Family Conferences
Monday, February 20thNO SCHOOL; President’s Day Holiday
Friday, March 3rdEnd of Trimester 2
Mon/Tues, March 6-7thTeacher Workdays for Achievement Report Writing

Weekly Letter

January 20, 2023 

Dear Families,

Next Friday, January 27th is a Flex Day and there is no in-person school for students. Students will be provided with asynchronous assignments to complete independently and attendance will be based on work completion by the start of school on Monday, January 30th. 

As we approach the halfway point of the school year, we are noticing a pattern in that some students continue to struggle in meeting our schoolwide universal expectations.  Some of the major expectations students are struggling to meet are following directions quickly, responding to attention signals, listening to peers or adults when they have the floor, not chewing gum, and following our acceptable technology use policy. 

Students have had many opportunities for reteaching and practice of these universal expectations. Moving forward, students will be sent home with reflection sheets to be completed with a parent or guardian, and students who have continued difficulty in meeting expectations after this point will be assigned an after school detention to practice procedures, complete service to our school, and/or to reflect on how their behaviors impact our sixth grade learning community.  

Thank you for supporting your student in contributing positively to our classroom environment and reinforcing expectations at home. 

Your Team,

Emily, Loren, and Noah

See below for upcoming events at Exploris and beyond!

DRAMA CLUB: Drama Club will resume on Monday January 23rd!  

ASTRONOMY DAYS AT NCMNS:

Astronomy Days are coming to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences from Jan. 28-29! Students have been learning about astronomy in Expedition – what causes the seasons, tides, and phases of the moon, as well as reading origin stories and researching the ways in which ancient civilizations interpreted and explained cosmic events.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SKATE NIGHT: The Middle School Night Out will be held at United Skates of America in Raleigh on January 20th from 9-11pm. Buy 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.  Let’s get ready to roll!

Buy Tickets Chaperone Signup

EXPLORIS LOTTERY APPLICATION OPEN: The 2023-2024 lottery application is open! If your Exploris student has a sibling who would like to attend Exploris next year, make sure to complete an application by the deadline on Friday, February 3. Do you know someone who would like their child to become a student at Exploris? Please encourage them to visit our website at the link below to apply and sign up for an information session and/or tour. 

https://exploris.org/admissions/admissions

Questions? Email info@exploris.org

PRE-ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!  Click here to buy a yearbook. By 2/3/23

See below for information and announcements specific to 6th grade students.

MATH HELP HALL: Starting in February, math Help Hall will take place in 6E after school from 3:30-4:15 on Tuesday afternoons. Students can come to get help with iReady lessons, Khan assignments, or other math work. We cannot offer remedial tutoring or guarantee 1:1 help, but we hope this will provide a chance for students to come and ask questions and get additional help outside of class.

INCOMPLETE WORK LIST: The incomplete/missing work list has been posted on Crew Google Classroom. You can ask your student to show you the list and view any missing or incomplete work with them. The list is updated throughout the week. Students with incomplete/missing work will participate in a work recovery session during lunch 1-2 times a week.

WEEKLY OVERVIEW: Check out homework assignments, class topics, due dates, etc. Each week we will post our “Weekly Overview.” This slideshow lists class topics, activities, homework assignments, and contact information. Click here to view this week’s overview.

LUNCH/SNACKS: Your students are growing! Many students are complaining of still being hungry after eating their snack and lunch. Please remind your student to pack an extra snack or two so they are full! 

LEADERSHIP/COUNSELING CORNER:

COUNSELOR REFERRAL FORM FORM LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe19j2M9kJWISMAmowHB3LArjQ8UL72V-OJxGzN8L2JwQxHqg/viewform
TITLE I Programming UpdatesHappy 2023! In preparation for next year and reviewing our schools policies, we would like to remind families of our Family Engagement Policy and Federal ESSA Parent Rights. Please note we review these policies yearly and gain family input for revisions.
COVID Policies Masks are recommended and required if recovering. ANY SYMPTOMS REQUIRE A NEGATIVE TEST TO RETURN. EMAIL PICTURE OR SCREENSHOT OF NEGATIVE TEST RESULT TO CREW TEACHER. Quarantine protocol is 5 days out of school and then students can return but must wear a mask for 5 days. Onsite PCR testing and rapid testing are available at Exploris.

Upcoming Important Dates: 

Friday, January 27thFlex Day; Students will learn from home
Friday, February 3rdExploris Lottery Application Deadline
Friday, February 17thTeacher Workday for Student/Family Conferences
Monday, February 20thNO SCHOOL; President’s Day Holiday
Friday, March 3rdEnd of Trimester 2
Mon/Tues, March 6-7thTeacher Workdays for Achievement Report Writing

Weekly Letter

January 13, 2023 

Dear Families,

We made it through the first full school week of 2023! There is no school on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

Check out the link below for information about celebrations, performances, and service events taking place throughout the Triangle Area over the weekend. 

See below for upcoming events at Exploris and beyond!

DRAMA CLUB: Drama Club will resume on Monday January 23rd!  

ASTRONOMY DAYS AT NCMNS:

Astronomy Days are coming to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences from Jan. 28-29! Students have been learning about astronomy in Expedition – what causes the seasons, tides, and phases of the moon, as well as reading origin stories and researching the ways in which ancient civilizations interpreted and explained cosmic events.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SKATE NIGHT: The Middle School Night Out will be held at United Skates of America in Raleigh on January 20th from 9-11pm. Buy 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.  Let’s get ready to roll!

Buy Tickets Chaperone Signup

EXPLORIS LOTTERY APPLICATION OPEN: The 2023-2024 lottery application is open! If your Exploris student has a sibling who would like to attend Exploris next year, make sure to complete an application by the deadline on Friday, February 3. Do you know someone who would like their child to become a student at Exploris? Please encourage them to visit our website at the link below to apply and sign up for an information session and/or tour. 

https://exploris.org/admissions/admissions

Questions? Email info@exploris.org

PRE-ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!  Click here to buy a yearbook. By 2/3/23

See below for information and announcements specific to 6th grade students.

INCOMPLETE WORK LIST: The incomplete/missing work list has been posted on Crew Google Classroom. You can ask your student to show you the list and view any missing or incomplete work with them. The list is updated throughout the week. Students with incomplete/missing work will participate in a work recovery session during lunch 1-2 times a week.

WEEKLY OVERVIEW: Check out homework assignments, class topics, due dates, etc. Each week we will post our “Weekly Overview.” This slideshow lists class topics, activities, homework assignments, and contact information. Click here to view this week’s overview.

LUNCH/SNACKS: Your students are growing! Many students are complaining of still being hungry after eating their snack and lunch. Please remind your student to pack an extra snack or two so they are full! 

LEADERSHIP/COUNSELING CORNER:

COUNSELOR REFERRAL FORM FORM LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe19j2M9kJWISMAmowHB3LArjQ8UL72V-OJxGzN8L2JwQxHqg/viewform
TITLE I Programming UpdatesHappy 2023! In preparation for next year and reviewing our schools policies, we would like to remind families of our Family Engagement Policy and Federal ESSA Parent Rights. Please note we review these policies yearly and gain family input for revisions.
COVID Policies Masks are recommended and required if recovering. ANY SYMPTOMS REQUIRE A NEGATIVE TEST TO RETURN. EMAIL PICTURE OR SCREENSHOT OF NEGATIVE TEST RESULT TO CREW TEACHER. Quarantine protocol is 5 days out of school and then students can return but must wear a mask for 5 days. Onsite PCR testing and rapid testing are available at Exploris.

Upcoming Important Dates: 

Monday, January 16thMLK Day; National Day of Service
Friday, January 27thFlex Day; Students will learn from home
Friday, February 3rdExploris Lottery Application Deadline
Friday, February 17thTeacher Workday for Student/Family Conferences
Monday, February 20thNO SCHOOL; President’s Day Holiday
Friday, March 3rdEnd of Trimester 2
Mon/Tues, March 6-7thTeacher Workdays for Achievement Report Writing

Your Team,

Emily, Loren, and Noah

Weekly Letter

January 6, 2023 

Dear Families,

We hope you all had a wonderful and restful break! Just a friendly reminder to 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!

During crew, one of the skills we work on is dealing with disagreements. Here’s an activity you can try at home to help your student practice this skill! 

  • Have playful “agree-disagree” discussions. It’s hard to practice these skills when emotions are headed, so look for fun ways to practice them. For instance, say “_______” is the best movie of all time.” Challenge everyone present to come up with as many reasons as they can to support the statement, then do the same for reasons to disagree with it. 

See below for upcoming events at Exploris and beyond!

ASTRONOMY DAYS AT NCMNS:

Astronomy Days are coming to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences from Jan. 28-29! Students have been learning about astronomy in Expedition – what causes the seasons, tides, and phases of the moon, as well as reading origin stories and researching the ways in which ancient civilizations interpreted and explained cosmic events.

DRAMA CLUB: There will be no more drama club meetings until further notice. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SKATE NIGHT: The Middle School Night Out will be held at United Skates of America in Raleigh on January 20th from 9-11pm. Buy 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.  Let’s get ready to roll!

Buy Tickets Chaperone Signup

EXPLORIS LOTTERY APPLICATION OPEN: The 2023-2024 lottery application is open! If your Exploris student has a sibling who would like to attend Exploris next year, make sure to complete an application by the deadline on Friday, February 3. Do you know someone who would like their child to become a student at Exploris? Please encourage them to visit our website at the link below to apply and sign up for an information session and/or tour. 

https://exploris.org/admissions/admissions

Questions? Email info@exploris.org

PRE-ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!  Click here to buy a yearbook. By 2/3/23

See below for information and announcements specific to 6th grade students.

INCOMPLETE WORK LIST: The incomplete/missing work list has been posted on Crew Google Classroom. You can ask your student to show you the list and view any missing or incomplete work with them. The list is updated throughout the week. Students with incomplete/missing work will participate in a work recovery session during lunch 1-2 times a week.

WEEKLY OVERVIEW: Check out homework assignments, class topics, due dates, etc. Each week we will post our “Weekly Overview.” This slideshow lists class topics, activities, homework assignments, and contact information. Click here to view this week’s overview.

LUNCH/SNACKS: Your students are growing! Many students are complaining of still being hungry after eating their snack and lunch. Please remind your student to pack an extra snack or two so they are full! 

LEADERSHIP/COUNSELING CORNER:

COUNSELOR REFERRAL FORM FORM LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe19j2M9kJWISMAmowHB3LArjQ8UL72V-OJxGzN8L2JwQxHqg/viewform
COVID Policies Masks are recommended and required if recovering. ANY SYMPTOMS REQUIRE A NEGATIVE TEST TO RETURN. EMAIL PICTURE OR SCREENSHOT OF NEGATIVE TEST RESULT TO CREW TEACHER. Quarantine protocol is 5 days out of school and then students can return but must wear a mask for 5 days. Onsite PCR testing and rapid testing are available at Exploris.

Upcoming Important Dates: 

Monday, January 16thMLK Day; National Day of Service
Friday, January 27thFlex Day; Students will learn from home
Friday, February 3rdExploris Lottery Application Deadline
Friday, February 17thTeacher Workday for Student/Family Conferences
Monday, February 20thNO SCHOOL; President’s Day Holiday
Friday, March 3rdEnd of Trimester 2
Mon/Tues, March 6-7thTeacher Workdays for Achievement Report Writing

Your Team,

Emily, Loren, and Noah

January 3, 2023 

Dear Families,

We hope everyone had a restful holiday season and a wonderful celebration of the new year! Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to Devon in 2022. Until we hire a new 6th grade teacher, we will supported in 6th grade by one of our long-term subs, Ms. Cheryl. 

As you pack your bag for school tomorrow, please remember to bring…

  • A reusable water bottle
  • A labeled lunchbox and snacks
  • Powered-up computers and charging cables
  • An independent reading book
  • A freshly stocked pouch of pens and sharpened pencils
  • A smile and a story to share with your crew

Finally, just a friendly reminder to 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!

We look forward to seeing everyone back on campus at 7:55 tomorrow for the first school day of 2023. 

Your Team,

Emily, Loren, and Noah

Weekly Letter

December 16, 2022 

Dear Families,

We hope you all have a wonderful, restful break! We look forward to seeing students back at Exploris on Wednesday, January 4th! See below for upcoming events at Exploris!

LUNCH/SNACKS: Your students are growing! Many students are complaining of still being hungry after eating their snack and lunch. Please remind your student to pack an extra snack or two so they are full! 

DRAMA CLUB: There will be no more drama club meetings until further notice. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SKATE NIGHT: The Middle School Night Out will be held at United Skates of America in Raleigh on January 20th from 9-11pm. Buy 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.  Let’s get ready to roll!

Buy Tickets Chaperone Signup

EXPLORIS LOTTERY APPLICATION OPEN: The 2023-2024 lottery application is open! If your Exploris student has a sibling who would like to attend Exploris next year, make sure to complete an application by the deadline on

Friday, February 3. Do you know someone who would like their child to become a student at Exploris? Please encourage them to visit our website at the link below to apply and sign up for an information session and/or tour. 

https://exploris.org/admissions/admissions

Questions? Email info@exploris.org

PRE-ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!  Click here to buy a yearbook

INCOMPLETE WORK LIST: The incomplete/missing work list has been posted on Crew Google Classroom. You can ask your student to show you the list and view any missing or incomplete work with them. The list is updated throughout the week. Students with incomplete/missing work will participate in a work recovery session during lunch 1-2 times a week.

Weekly Overview: Check out homework assignments, class topics, due dates, etc. Each week (typically on a Friday afternoon) we will post our “Weekly Overview.” This slideshow lists class topics, activities, homework assignments, and contact information. Click here to view this week’s overview.

LEADERSHIP/COUNSELING UPDATES:

COUNSELOR REFERRAL FORM FORM LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe19j2M9kJWISMAmowHB3LArjQ8UL72V-OJxGzN8L2JwQxHqg/viewform
COVID Policies Masks are recommended and required if recovering. ANY SYMPTOMS REQUIRE A NEGATIVE TEST TO RETURN. EMAIL PICTURE OR SCREENSHOT OF NEGATIVE TEST RESULT TO CREW TEACHER. Quarantine protocol is 5 days out of school and then students can return but must wear a mask for 5 days. Onsite PCR testing and rapid testing are available at Exploris.

Upcoming Important Dates: 

Monday, December 19th-January 3rdWinter Break; No school for students
Tuesday, January 3rdTeacher Workday; No school for students 
Monday, January 16thMLK Day; National Day of Service
Friday, January 27thFlex Day; Students will learn from home
Friday, February 17thTeacher Workday for Student/Family Conferences

Your Team,

Devon, Emily, Loren, and Noah

Expressions Day Update

Expressions Day is on Friday, December 16th from 1:30pm-3:00pm! Parents and families are welcome to attend! Expressions Day will take place at Hosea Church which is located at 117 S West Street. Hosea Church is next to the food hall and across from Citrix.

PLEASE NOTE THAT MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL EXPRESSIONS DAY ATTENDEES (STUDENTS, STAFF, FAMILIES, ETC.)

Weekly Letter

December 9, 2022 

Dear Families,

This week, we wrapped up our Expedition modules. New content will begin next week! Please continue to check in with your regarding their nightly homework assignments. Winter electives started today! Students were very excited about their electives.

SCHOOL SUPPLY REFILL: PLEASE CHECK IN WITH YOUR STUDENT AND ENSURE THEY HAVE SCHOOL SUPPLIES LIKE PENCILS, PAPER, ETC. 

LUNCH UTENSILS: Please make sure you send in utensils (forks, spoons, etc.) for your student’s lunch. We do not have any to give out and have a limited sixth-grade instructional budget. If you have extras to donate, please send them in!

DRAMA CLUB: There will be no more drama club meetings until further notice. 

GLOBAL ARTS STEM CHALLENGE: Wade and Nikki want to do a STEM project on the last day (December 15th) during our GA class for each grade level. It will be a Gingerbread House challenge. We need the following items per grade level: 12 boxes of graham crackers, 12 packets/tubes of royal icing, and bags of small candies to decorate (M&Ms-no peanuts, gumdrops, sprinkles, mini candy canes, etc. 

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS: In preparation for closing during Winter Break, please ask your scholar to check the “Lost and Found” located in the State Room, for clothing, water bottles, and lunch boxes. All unclaimed items will be donated on Thursday, December 15, 2022.

EXPLORIS LOTTERY APPLICATION OPEN: The 2023-2024 lottery application is open! If your Exploris student has a sibling who would like to attend Exploris next year, make sure to complete an application by the deadline on

Friday, February 3. Do you know someone who would like their child to become a student at Exploris? Please encourage them to visit our website at the link below to apply and sign up for an information session and/or tour. 

https://exploris.org/admissions/admissions

Questions? Email info@exploris.org

PRE-ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!  Click here to buy a yearbook

INCOMPLETE WORK LIST: The incomplete/missing work list has been posted on Crew Google Classroom. You can ask your student to show you the list and view any missing or incomplete work with them. The list is updated throughout the week. Students with incomplete/missing work will participate in a work recovery session during lunch 1-2 times a week.

Weekly Overview: Check out homework assignments, class topics, due dates, etc. Each week (typically on a Friday afternoon) we will post our “Weekly Overview.” This slideshow lists class topics, activities, homework assignments, and contact information. Click here to view this week’s overview.

LEADERSHIP/COUNSELING UPDATES:

COUNSELOR REFERRAL FORM FORM LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe19j2M9kJWISMAmowHB3LArjQ8UL72V-OJxGzN8L2JwQxHqg/viewform
COVID Policies Masks are recommended and required if recovering. ANY SYMPTOMS REQUIRE A NEGATIVE TEST TO RETURN. EMAIL PICTURE OR SCREENSHOT OF NEGATIVE TEST RESULT TO CREW TEACHER. Quarantine protocol is 5 days out of school and then students can return but must wear a mask for 5 days. Onsite PCR testing and rapid testing are available at Exploris.

Upcoming Important Dates: 

Friday, December 2ndAchievement Reports emailed to families from Jumprope
Friday, December 9thWinter Electives begin
Monday, December 19th-January 3rdWinter Break; No school for students
Tuesday, January 3rdTeacher Workday; No school for students 
Monday, January 16thMLK Day; National Day of Service
Friday, January 27thFlex Day; Students will learn from home
Friday, February 17thTeacher Workday for Student/Family Conferences

CLASS Amazon Wishlist: THANK YOU to those of you that have already purchased items off of our wishlist. For those that would like to view our wishlist, here is the https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3FSP7H7WHS60O?ref_=wl_share

Your Team,

Devon, Emily, Loren, and Noah

Weekly Letter

December 2, 2022 

Dear Families,

How it is already December? Time flies when you’re having fun! This week, students switched Expedition modules. Check in with your student and ask them what they are learning about in Expedition! Today, students went to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences to participate in a “Future Worlds” activity. Shout out to Emily for planning this field experience!

Today, students learned about stress and the tools and techniques to become “stress-proof.”   Ask your child what techniques they learned and which ones they plan to use to overcome stress from their stress-proof toolbox. Try some box breathing or mindful meditation with them this weekend! 

ACHIEVEMENT REPORTS: Today, achievement reports will be emailed to families! Be on the lookout for an email from JUMPROPE with a subject line that says “Your name’s Achievement Report.” If you do not receive an email, check your spam folder. Sometimes, they can get stuck there! If you don’t see anything by Monday, email your Crew teacher. 

EXPLORIS ANGEL TREE (MANY SLOTS AVAILABLE!): In order to get into the spirit of giving we would love to bring some joy and cheer to our Exploris Families.  We have created an Angel Tree and ask that you please consider donating a new gift to help grant these wishes!  Any donation is greatly appreciated! Sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e45afaa2da7fecf8-exploris

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS: In preparation for closing during Winter Break, please ask your scholar to  check the “Lost and Found” located in the State Room, for clothing, water bottles, and lunch boxes. All unclaimed items will be donated on Thursday, December 15, 2022.

PRE-ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!  Click here to buy a yearbook

MOVIE NIGHT IS NEXT FRIDAY:

INCOMPLETE WORK LIST: The incomplete/missing work list has been posted on Crew Google Classroom. You can ask your student to show you the list and view any missing or incomplete work with them. The list is updated throughout the week. Students with incomplete/missing work will participate in a work recovery session during lunch 1-2 times a week.

Weekly Overview: Check out homework assignments, class topics, due dates, etc. Each week (typically on a Friday afternoon) we will post our “Weekly Overview.” This slideshow lists class topics, activities, homework assignments, and contact information. Click here to view this week’s overview.

LEADERSHIP/COUNSELING UPDATES:

COUNSELOR REFERRAL FORM FORM LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe19j2M9kJWISMAmowHB3LArjQ8UL72V-OJxGzN8L2JwQxHqg/viewform
COVID Policies Masks are recommended and required if recovering. ANY SYMPTOMS REQUIRE A NEGATIVE TEST TO RETURN. EMAIL PICTURE OR SCREENSHOT OF NEGATIVE TEST RESULT TO CREW TEACHER. Quarantine protocol is 5 days out of school and then students can return but must wear a mask for 5 days. Onsite PCR testing and rapid testing are available at Exploris.

Upcoming Important Dates: 

Friday, December 2ndAchievement Reports emailed to families from Jumprope
Friday, December 9thWinter Electives begin
Monday, December 19th-January 3rdWinter Break; No school for students
Tuesday, January 3rdTeacher Workday; No school for students 
Monday, January 16thMLK Day; National Day of Service
Friday, January 27thFlex Day; Students will learn from home
Friday, February 17thTeacher Workday for Student/Family Conferences

CLASS Amazon Wishlist: THANK YOU to those of you that have already purchased items off of our wishlist. For those that would like to view our wishlist, here is the https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3FSP7H7WHS60O?ref_=wl_share

Your Team,

Devon, Emily, Loren, and Noah

Weekly Letter

November 18, 2022 

Dear Families,

We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving break! Remember, Monday and Tuesday are teacher workdays for achievement report writing. Achievement reports will be emailed out to families shortly after break. 

Please read the full letter to learn about upcoming events at Exploris! There is information about the Exploris Angel Tree, another Jello signup, and information about an upcoming ELA project!

We look forward to seeing students on Monday, November 28th! 

EXPLORIS ANGEL TREE: In order to get into the spirit of giving we would love to bring some joy and cheer to our Exploris Families.  We have created an Angel Tree and ask that you please consider donating a new gift to help grant these wishes!  Any donation is greatly appreciated! Sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e45afaa2da7fecf8-exploris

JELLO NEEDED FOR ROUND 2: We need 5 13×9 disposable pans of jello on Wednesday, December 7th. This will be used for an expedition project in which we test earthquake-resistant structures. If you are willing and able to send in a pan of jello, sign up here!

INDEPENDENT READING BOOK PROJECT: Students should have finished another independent reading book by November 28th. The next student independent reading book project will be due December 1st. Students will also need a shoebox for this project and should bring a shoebox to school on Tuesday, November 29th. 

Save the date for an upcoming movie night at Exploris!

WINTER EXPRESSIONS DAY TRYOUTS: We are looking for acts for our Winter Expressions Day.  We want to give you the spotlight on December 16th.  Many of you have talents we don’t even know about and we want you on stage. You take Karate, Dance, Sing, Juggle, do Tae Kwando, Play an instrument, Act, Sing, and so much more.  You can perform alone or with a group of friends.  This is a safe space to share your passions and have fun. Tryouts will be in the basement during break and lunch from November 28- November 30. So talk to your friends and we will see you at tryouts!

PRE-ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!  Click here to buy a yearbook

INCOMPLETE WORK LIST: The incomplete/missing work list has been posted on Crew Google Classroom. You can ask your student to show you the list and view any missing or incomplete work with them. The list is updated throughout the week. Students with incomplete/missing work will participate in a work recovery session during lunch 1-2 times a week.

Weekly Overview: Check out homework assignments, class topics, due dates, etc. Each week (typically on a Friday afternoon) we will post our “Weekly Overview.” This slideshow lists class topics, activities, homework assignments, and contact information. Click here to view this week’s overview.

LEADERSHIP/COUNSELING UPDATES:

COUNSELOR REFERRAL FORM FORM LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe19j2M9kJWISMAmowHB3LArjQ8UL72V-OJxGzN8L2JwQxHqg/viewform
COVID Policies Masks are recommended and required if recovering. ANY SYMPTOMS REQUIRE A NEGATIVE TEST TO RETURN. EMAIL PICTURE OR SCREENSHOT OF NEGATIVE TEST RESULT TO CREW TEACHER. Quarantine protocol is 5 days out of school and then students can return but must wear a mask for 5 days. Onsite PCR testing and rapid testing are available at Exploris.

Upcoming Important Dates: 

Friday, November 18End of the first trimester; Last day of first-trimester electives
Monday, November 21st-Tuesday, November 22ndTeacher Workday; No school for students
Wednesday, November 23-Friday, November 25Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 2ndAchievement Reports emailed to families from Jumprope
Monday, December 19th-January 3rdWinter Break; No school for students
Tuesday, January 3rdTeacher Workday; No school for students 

CLASS Amazon Wishlist: THANK YOU to those of you that have already purchased items off of our wishlist. For those that would like to view our wishlist, here is the https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3FSP7H7WHS60O?ref_=wl_share

Your Team,

Devon, Emily, Loren, and Noah