Reminder: Monday Drop Off

Happy last day of school! Quick reminder about Monday’s drop off:

The following school property can be dropped off on Monday, June 15th from 9:00am-12:00pm. Please go to the front door of the middle school, ring the bell, and wait for someone to come to the door. Please wait for a teacher to come to the door to receive your items.  Students and parents will not be able to enter the building at this time.

  • The Lightning Thief book/Class Library books – many students took home books from our class library or have books they’d like to donate to our class library. Most of our books are labeled EXP, Exploris, EMS 6th, Kent, Loren Kent, Rose, etc.
  • Laptops – If your child is returning to Exploris next year and wants to continue using our chromebook over the summer for educational purposes, they may hold on to it. Know that you are financially responsible for any damage to the laptop found upon return. If you don’t want to assume that liability or want to return it for any reason, these can also be dropped off. 
  • You may pick up your yearbook if you haven’t yet!

Drop Off School Items on Monday!

The following school property can be dropped off on Monday, June 15th from 9:00am-12:00pm. Please go to the front door of the middle school, ring the bell, and wait for someone to come to the door. Please wait for a teacher to come to the door to receive your items.  Students and parents will not be able to enter the building at this time.

  • The Lightning Thief book/Class Library books – many students took home books from our class library or have books they’d like to donate to our class library. Most of our books are labeled EXP, Exploris, EMS 6th, Kent, Loren Kent, Rose, etc.
  • Laptops – If your child is returning to Exploris next year and wants to continue using our chromebook over the summer for educational purposes, they may hold on to it. Know that you are financially responsible for any damage to the laptop found upon return. If you don’t want to assume that liability or want to return it for any reason, these can also be dropped off. 

Weekly Letter

JUNE 8, 2020

Exploris Grade 6 Weekly Letter

6th Grade Weekly Calendar- Digital Learning Days

Dear Students and Parents,

It’s the last week of school! *STUDENTS SHOULD CHECK EXPEDITION GOOGLE CLASSROOM FOR THE DAILY SCHEDULE/ACTIVITIES.* Students, please make sure you are completing the exit ticket each day!

Student Spotlights: Click the link to share in celebrating all the awesomeness of your kids! Check back each week for new spotlights. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

  • VIRTUAL EXPRESSIONS DAY IS TODAY!: Calling all performers! We’re using Flipgrid to host a virtual Expressions Day during the last week of school. Post a video of yourself singing, dancing, playing an instrument, performing a monologue, or showing off any other skills to this Flipgrid: https://flipgrid.com/expressionsday. All performances will be moderated and curated, to be released on our digital Expressions Day. We can’t wait to see what you’ve got!
  • Young Women in Bio RTP, along with virus experts from Duke University, is hosting a free webinar on June 23rd. Covid-19 Webinar for Grades 6-12. YWiB’s mission is “promoting diversity and inclusion for women in the life sciences” with a mission to engage, educate, and empower. This webinar is open to all students. Participants must be registered in order to receive the link to the event. 
  • READING RECOMMENDATIONS: Check out this Padlet for book recommendations. Students are encouraged to post their own book recommendations.

Access the student google calendars for google classroom by clicking on each link. You can then add these calendars to your own:

          ELA              MATH               EXPEDITION           TECH AND REFLECT                

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6th Grade Contacts

Loren Kent loren@exploris.org

Kathryn O’Neal koneal@exploris.org

Devon Rose devon@exploris.org

Shawna Scipione shawna@exploris.org

Brianne Calvert bcalvert@exploris.org

Kelly Fauth kelly@exploris.org

Weekly Letter Additions

  1. VIRTUAL EXPRESSIONS DAY: Calling all performers! We’re using Flipgrid to host a virtual Expressions Day during the last week of school. Post a video of yourself singing, dancing, playing an instrument, performing a monologue, or showing off any other skills to this Flipgrid: https://flipgrid.com/expressionsday. All performances will be moderated and curated, to be released on our digital Expressions Day. We can’t wait to see what you’ve got!
  2. IMHOTEP ACADEMY: During Imhotep Academy’s 2020 Summer Session, Forensic Mysteries, students will explore a variety of Forensic disciplines–from fingerprints to DNA, pathology to computer forensics. In doing so, they will develop and understanding both for the science behind forensics, as well as how the career relates to STEM. In Imhotep Academy’s second Summer Session, Future City Challenge & Algebra, students will use simulation software to develop new, better, sustainable options in urban planning and climate mitigation. In doing so, students will gain a better understanding of the world we live in today, as well as explore their creativity in creating a better future for their communities. Visit our registration site to learn more about our virtual sessions. We hope you’ll join us!

Weekly Letter

JUNE 1, 2020

Exploris Grade 6 Weekly Letter

6th Grade Weekly Calendar- Digital Learning Days

Dear Students and Parents,

We have two weeks of school left! Time flies when you’re having fun! Our schedule will be a little different these last two weeks. Teachers will be hosting live events every morning and students will also have independent activities to complete. Wednesdays will continue to be reserved for Global Arts classes. Updates for this week can be found here.   *STUDENTS SHOULD CHECK EXPEDITION GOOGLE CLASSROOM FOR THE DAILY SCHEDULE/ACTIVITIES.*

Student Spotlights: Click the link to share in celebrating all the awesomeness of your kids! Check back each week for new spotlights. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

  • MEET YOUR SEVENTH GRADE TEACHERS: Students are required to attend a Zoom session on Friday, June 5th from 9:30-10:00 to meet two of their new seventh grade teachers. Mary and Emily will go over seventh grade summer reading requirements. The Zoom link has been emailed to students. 
  • GRADUATION VOLUNTEER NEEDED: The PTO is looking for a parent volunteer to help with 8th grade graduation next year. This parent or parents would organize graduation for next year’s 8th grade class. Please email ptopres@exploris.org if you are willing to help!
  • READING RECOMMENDATIONS: Check out this Padlet for book recommendations. Students are encouraged to post their own recommendations.

Access the student google calendars for google classroom by clicking on each link. You can then add these calendars to your own:

          ELA              MATH               EXPEDITION           TECH AND REFLECT                

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6th Grade Contacts

Loren Kent loren@exploris.org

Kathryn O’Neal koneal@exploris.org

Devon Rose devon@exploris.org

Shawna Scipione shawna@exploris.org

Brianne Calvert bcalvert@exploris.org

Kelly Fauth kelly@exploris.org

Weekly Letter

May 18, 2020

Exploris Grade 6 Weekly Letter

6th Grade Weekly Calendar- Digital Learning Days

Dear Students and Parents,

We hope you had a great weekend! This week’s schedule, assignments, and due dates can be found here.  All assignments should be completed by Friday at noon.  

Student Spotlights: Click the link to share in celebrating all the awesomeness of your kids! Check back each week for new spotlights. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

Portfolio Conferences: As we are bringing our school year to a close, we are turning our focus to Portfolio Conferences. Since we find ourselves in different times and doing things in different ways, we wanted to offer you some flexibility with your student’s conference. All students will complete their portfolio as part of their classwork. Please complete the survey below so we may provide the optimal opportunity for student presentations.

Devon’s Crew

Kathryn’s Crew

Loren’s Crew

Shawna’s Crew

CROSS COUNTRY UPDATE: Cross Country practices during this fall will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays until 4:15. Optional summer workouts may be offered to interested students. The official season will run from early September to late October.  A time trial is held the first day of practice and runners will be expected to run a sub 10-minute mile.  Runners must have a completed physical form in order to participate. More information will be coming soon.  Please contact Sharon Cuffe scuffe@exploris.org or Kelly Fauth kelly@exploris.org with any questions.

Scholastic Book Orders: Scholastic is offering free shipping to your home! Our class code is: L6VMN. If your kiddos are in need of something to read, check out the flyers linked below. 

Scholastic Book Clubs: All Digital Flyers for Middle School April

Scholastic Book Clubs: We Need Diverse Books Digital Flyers February

Access the student google calendars for google classroom by clicking on each link. You can then add these calendars to your own:

          ELA              MATH               EXPEDITION           TECH AND REFLECT                

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6th Grade Contacts

Loren Kent loren@exploris.org

Kathryn O’Neal koneal@exploris.org

Devon Rose devon@exploris.org

Shawna Scipione shawna@exploris.org

Brianne Calvert bcalvert@exploris.org

Kelly Fauth kelly@exploris.org

Reminder: Yearbook Distribution is this morning!

YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION IS TOMORROW!

6th grade can come to pick up books on Wednesday, May 13 anytime between 10:30 am and 11:30 am. 

You may also bring our copy of The Lightning Thief if you borrowed a copy from the school.

Pickup will be at the middle school campus in the carpool lane behind the school in the Ugly Monkey parking lot. 

1. You will enter the carpool lane from Harrington Street and turn right into the Ugly Monkey parking lot. 

2. Please hold up a handwritten sign with the STUDENT NAME(S) of books you are picking up. You are allowed to pick up younger siblings’ books while you are picking up older grade level books. 

3. We will place the yearbook(s) on a table and you will briefly exit your car to grab the book(s) and then get back into your car so that we can maintain a touch-free pickup. (Much like restaurants are doing takeout orders these days). We encourage you to wear a mask during pickup just in case. 

Yearbook Distribution is Tomorrow!

YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION IS TOMORROW!

6th grade can come to pick up books on Wednesday, May 13 anytime between 10:30 am and 11:30 am.  You may also bring your copy of The Lightning Thief if you borrowed a copy from the school.

Pickup will be at the middle school campus in the carpool lane behind the school in the Ugly Monkey parking lot. 

1. You will enter the carpool lane from Harrington Street and turn right into the Ugly Monkey parking lot. 

2. Please hold up a handwritten sign with the STUDENT NAME(S) of books you are picking up. You are allowed to pick up younger siblings’ books while you are picking up older grade level books. 

3. We will place the yearbook(s) on a table and you will briefly exit your car to grab the book(s) and then get back into your car so that we can maintain a touch-free pickup. (Much like restaurants are doing takeout orders these days). We encourage you to wear a mask during pickup just in case. 

Jostens is working on creating a way for students to do digital autographs, so look for that information coming soon! If you have not ordered a yearbook and would like to purchase one, please do so before May 13. We do have some extras on a first-come, first-serve basis, but we need those orders made before May 13 for distribution purposes.  Click here to purchase your 2019-2020 yearbook.