Weekly Letter

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April 8, 2019

Exploris Grade 6 Weekly Letter

 

CLASS PET HELP NEEDED!!! WE DON’T HAVE ANYONE SIGNED UP FOR THE  NEXT FEW WEEKS! -Please sign up if you can help take care of Koda!: Koda is our classroom Hedgehog and she needs families to care for her during the weekends and breaks. We need families to sign up for the months of April/May/June. She is a cute pet and not demanding. If you can take care of her during a weekend, or a longer break, please sign up here.

NCSU’S SONIA KOVELEVSKY DAY:

What: A day of math activities for 7th & 8th grade girls

When: Saturday, April 27, 2018 from 9:00am – 2:00pm

Cost: Free!

Where: NC State’s SAS Hall (Stinson Drive)

Who: Any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in math

Why: In honor of Sonia Kovalevsky, who was the first woman to earn a PhD in mathematics, schools across the nation host an SK Day to encourage young women to gain more interest in the mathematical sciences.

RSVP: Space is limited! Please reserve your spot by April 22nd by emailing graduate student Tricity Andrew at tmandre2@ncsu.edu. Please include any dietary allergies/restrictions in your email.

GIFT CARDS/PRIZES NEEDED FOR STUDENT RAFFLE: Students have earned raffle tickets for good deeds, craftsmanship, helping, kindness, etc. We would like to have our raffle very soon but are in need of more prizes. Parents are also welcome to send in gift cards (Chargrill, Cupcake Shoppe, Demo’s, Starbucks, Target, etc.) or other prizes and we can raffle those off as well. Thank you for your help.

IS ACCESS TO FRESH, HEALTHY FOODS A PRIVILEGE OR A RIGHT? WE THINK IT’S A RIGHT! Food for Thought

Yearbooks for Sale –FINAL CHANCE TO GET YOUR YEARBOOK! Click here to purchase your 2018-2019 yearbook for $40

 

6TH GRADE REMIND CLASS: Please join the 6th grade remind class by clicking this link: https://www.remind.com/join/eadaf23! We will use Remind for important reminders, homework updates, etc.

Exploris 6th Grade Wish List  Link: http://a.co/2tYQsOL We appreciate your donations to our classroom!

 

ATTENDANCE REMINDER: When your student is absent, please remember to email attendance@exploris.org and your child’s crew teacher. When checking in to the system, be sure to use your child’s legal name.

 

Homework – Weekly Requirements:

Monday

4/8

  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • Work on Khan Academy lessons AND pathway (20-30 min.)
  • Work on Problem of the Week
Tuesday

4/9

  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
    • World Without Fish reading and focus question due
  • World Without Fish graphic organizer due
  • Work on Khan Academy lessons AND pathway (20-30 min.)
  • Work on Problem of the Week
  • Drama Club
  • Fossil Club
  • Battle of the Books
  • Nash Square for lunch/weather permitting  (arms and legs must be covered if under 40 degrees!)
Wednesday

4/10

    • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
    • World Without Fish reading and focus question due
  • World Without Fish text-dependent questions due
  • Work on Khan Academy lessons AND pathway (20-30 min.)
  • Work on Problem of the Week
  • Service Learning
  • Analytics Club
Thursday

4/11

    • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
    • World Without Fish reading and focus question due
  • World Without Fish assessment
  • Work on Khan Academy lessons AND pathway (20-30 min.)
  • Work on Problem of the Week
  • Allies Club
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
Friday

4/12

  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • World Without Fish assessment
  • Khan Academy assignments due today
  • Math test
  • Problem of the Week due today
  • SCHOLASTIC ORDERS DUE– Juliana’s code LVD79-to order online
  • Model UN
NEXT WEEK:

  • Spring break! We will see you back at school on Tuesday, April 23rd!

Important Dates (Exploris CALENDAR)

Spring Break – Friday, April 12 (3:15pm) – Tuesday, April 23 (8am)

Friday, May 24 – Teacher Workday

Thursday May 23rd -Friday, June 7th- SPRING TESTING WINDOW (EOG)

Monday, May 27- Memorial Day Holiday-School Closed

Friday, June 7 – Graduation (10:30 am), early dismissal

Friday, June 8 – End of Third Trimester, last day of school

 

Who’s Who?

Jamie Butler – Art

Alyssa Altman- Exceptional Children’s Teacher

Sharon Cuffe – Exceptional Children’s Teacher

Michelle Duncan – School Counselor

Jill Hemingway – Interventionist

Loren Kent – Crew, ELA, Expedition

Paula Mancini – Exceptional Children – Teaching Partner

Carolee McLinnahan – Administrative Assistant – Attendance

Mary Margaret Moffitt – Development Coordinator, but mostly just about anything you need!

Michelle Parkerson – Associate Director of the Middle School (6-8)

Devon Rose- Crew, ELA, Expedition

Ellie Schollmeyer- Executive Director

Shawna Scipione- Crew, Math, Expedition

Oliver Smith – Health and Wellness

Juliana Thomas- Crew, Math, Expedition

Eugene Wheeler – Global Cultures

 

RESOURCES:

Parent and Teacher Organization

Clubs and Extended Care Program:

  • Allies – Mary McWay
  • Basketball – Mary Mcway & Kristi Pettibone
  • Cross Country (Aug-Oct) – Adrian Findlay & Sharon Cuffe
  • Crossfit for Kids – Chenelle Miller info@raleigh-crossfit.com
  • Contemporary Art Museum docents – Shawna Scipione
  • Dungeons & Dragons – Cris Preble
  • Science Olympiad – Helene and Emily
  • Fossil Club –Juliana Thomas  
  • Green Team – Devon Rose
  • Gaming Club/Minecraft (October 11- Dec)– Jason Stegall
  • Model U.N. – Cori Greer-Banks
  • Junior Tarheels History Club – Cori Greer-Banks
  • Improv (Nov-Jan) – Jeri Donovan Livengood
  • Soccer (Jan-Mar) –  Shannon Hardy
  • Yearbook  – Jessie
  • Student Ambassadors – Paula Mancini
  • Battle of the Books – Devon and Loren
  • Japanese Exchange (August Visit) – Cori Greer-Banks, Lisa Ferrando
  • Ultimate Frisbee – Sandi Mayo & Prakash Bhave
  • German Exchange (Spring Visit) – Maggie Gargan & Emily Felker

 

Wednesday Updates

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CLASS PET UPDATE: WE DON’T HAVE ANYONE SIGNED UP FOR THE  NEXT FEW WEEKS! -Please sign up if you can help take care of Koda!: Koda is our classroom Hedgehog and she needs families to care for her during the weekends and breaks. We need families to sign up for the months of April/May/June. She is a cute pet and not demanding. If you can take care of her during a weekend, or a longer break, please sign up here.

GIFT CARDS/PRIZES NEEDED FOR STUDENT RAFFLE: Students have earned raffle tickets for good deeds, craftsmanship, helping, kindness, etc. We would like to have our raffle before spring break but are in need of more prizes. Parents are also welcome to send in gift cards (Chargrill, Cupcake Shoppe, Demo’s, Starbucks, Target, etc.) or other prizes and we can raffle those off as well. Thank you for your help!

GOVERNMENT ASSESSMENT: Students will have a government assessment on Friday. All materials have been posted on Google Classroom and students have notes and a study guide in their Expedition binder.

SCHOOL LIBRARY BOOKS: Please return any Exploris library books before spring break so we can refresh and reorganize our class library. Check backpacks, cars, etc. for books and send them back to school with your student. Thank you!

Weekly Letter

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April 1, 2019

Exploris Grade 6 Weekly Letter

CLASS PET HELP NEEDED!!! WE DON’T HAVE ANYONE SIGNED UP FOR THE  NEXT FEW WEEKS! -Please sign up if you can help take care of Koda!: Koda is our classroom Hedgehog and she needs families to care for her during the weekends and breaks. We need families to sign up for the months of April/May/June. She is a cute pet and not demanding. If you can take care of her during a weekend, or a longer break, please sign up here.

GIFT CARDS/PRIZES NEEDED FOR STUDENT RAFFLE: Students have earned raffle tickets for good deeds, craftsmanship, helping, kindness, etc. We would like to have our raffle very soon but are in need of more prizes. Parents are also welcome to send in gift cards (Chargrill, Cupcake Shoppe, Demo’s, Starbucks, Target, etc.) or other prizes and we can raffle those off as well. Thank you for your help!

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS UPDATE: The Exploris COLE battle of the books team will have their last meeting before the competition on Tuesday from 3:!5-4:!5. All members must attend.  The competition is on Saturday, April 6 at 11 am at East Wake Academy. Wish us luck: Cal, Annabel F. Annabelle R., Paige, Reid, Carina!

Model UN– This is the final week before the Triangle MUN Conference. Make sure you check your emails for UNC locations and schedules. Bring the required paperwork to the final Model UN practice this Friday. Practice will be held Friday, April 5th at 1:30 pm in room 8N.

IS ACCESS TO FRESH, HEALTHY FOODS A PRIVILEGE OR A RIGHT? WE THINK IT’S A RIGHT! Food for Thought!

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY: Wear BLUE on April 2nd to show your support!

Yearbooks for Sale –FINAL CHANCE TO GET YOUR YEARBOOK! Click here to purchase your 2018-2019 yearbook for $40

 

6TH GRADE REMIND CLASS: Please join the 6th grade remind class by clicking this link: https://www.remind.com/join/eadaf23! We will use Remind for important reminders, homework updates, etc.

Exploris 6th Grade Wish List  Link: http://a.co/2tYQsOL We appreciate your donations to our classroom!

 

ATTENDANCE REMINDER: When your student is absent, please remember to email attendance@exploris.org and your child’s crew teacher. When checking in to the system, be sure to use your child’s legal name.

 

Homework – Weekly Requirements:

Monday

4/1

  • Astrocamp Orders due
  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • Work on Khan Academy lessons AND pathway (20-30 min.)
  • Work on Math test corrections
Tuesday

4/2

  • Wear BLUE!
  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
    • World Without Fish reading and focus question due
  • World Without Fish mid-unit assessment
  • Work on Khan Academy lessons AND pathway (20-30 min.)
  • Work on Math test corrections
  • Drama Club
  • Battle of the Books
  • No Fossil Club
  • Nash Square for lunch/weather permitting  (arms and legs must be covered if under 40 degrees!)
Wednesday

4/3

  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • World Without Fish reading and focus question due
  • Work on Khan Academy lessons AND pathway (20-30 min.)
  • Work on Math test corrections
  • Analytics Club
Thursday

4/4

  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • World Without Fish reading and focus question due
  • Work on Khan Academy lessons AND pathway (20-30 min.)
  • Work on Math test corrections
  • Allies Club
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
Friday

4/5

  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • World Without Fish reading and focus question due
  • Khan Academy assignments due today
  • Math test corrections with parent signature due
  • Mad City Money 10-1
  • Model UN
NEXT WEEK:

  • Service Learning on Wednesday!

Important Dates (Exploris CALENDAR)

Spring Break – Friday, April 12 (3:15pm) – Tuesday, April 23 (8am)

Friday, May 24 – Teacher Workday

Thursday, May 23rd -Friday, June 7th- SPRING TESTING WINDOW (EOG)

Monday, May 27- Memorial Day Holiday-School Closed

Friday, June 7 – Graduation (10:30 am), early dismissal

Friday, June 8 – End of Third Trimester, last day of school

 

Who’s Who?

Jamie Butler – Art

Alyssa Altman- Exceptional Children’s Teacher

Sharon Cuffe – Exceptional Children’s Teacher

Michelle Duncan – School Counselor

Jill Hemingway – Interventionist

Loren Kent – Crew, ELA, Expedition

Paula Mancini – Exceptional Children – Teaching Partner

Carolee McLinnahan – Administrative Assistant – Attendance

Mary Margaret Moffitt – Development Coordinator, but mostly just about anything you need!

Michelle Parkerson – Associate Director of the Middle School (6-8)

Devon Rose- Crew, ELA, Expedition

Ellie Schollmeyer- Executive Director

Shawna Scipione- Crew, Math, Expedition

Oliver Smith – Health and Wellness

Juliana Thomas- Crew, Math, Expedition

Eugene Wheeler – Global Cultures

 

RESOURCES:

Parent and Teacher Organization

Clubs and Extended Care Program:

  • Allies – Mary McWay
  • Basketball – Mary Mcway & Kristi Pettibone
  • Cross Country (Aug-Oct) – Adrian Findlay & Sharon Cuffe
  • Crossfit for Kids – Chenelle Miller info@raleigh-crossfit.com
  • Contemporary Art Museum docents – Shawna Scipione
  • Dungeons & Dragons – Cris Preble
  • Science Olympiad – Helene and Emily
  • Fossil Club –Juliana Thomas  
  • Green Team – Devon Rose
  • Gaming Club/Minecraft (October 11- Dec)– Jason Stegall
  • Model U.N. – Cori Greer-Banks
  • Junior Tarheels History Club – Cori Greer-Banks
  • Improv (Nov-Jan) – Jeri Donovan Livengood
  • Soccer (Jan-Mar) –  Shannon Hardy
  • Yearbook  – Jessie
  • Student Ambassadors – Paula Mancini
  • Battle of the Books – Devon and Loren
  • Japanese Exchange (August Visit) – Cori Greer-Banks, Lisa Ferrando
  • Ultimate Frisbee – Sandi Mayo & Prakash Bhave
  • German Exchange (Spring Visit) – Maggie Gargan & Emily Felker

 

Koda Care

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KODA CARE NEEDED! Please sign up if you can help take care of Koda!

Koda is our classroom Hedgehog and she needs families to care for her during the weekends and breaks. We need families to sign up for the months of April/May/June. She is a cute pet and not demanding. If you can take care of her during a weekend, or a longer break, please sign up here.

Weekly Planner

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March 25, 2019

Exploris Grade 6 Weekly Letter

GREEN MONTH: It’s Green Month! Green Month will last from March 18th-April 12th. Each grade level and Crew will participate in various activities to learn about different ways of becoming more green and sustainable as an individual and a school.

DRIVERS NEEDED! We have planned a grade 6-8 field experience to visit the Sonoco Recycling Facility on Wednesday, March 27th from 9:30-11:30 but do not have enough drivers. Students have NOT yet been selected to attend because we need to ensure that we have enough seats and drivers to make this work! Parents, if you are able to drive, PLEASE sign up and your child can attend with you! Thanks!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044ca5a82ca4ff2-sonoco

Design Help Needed- We need a creative solution for improving learning spaces at middle school. If you have expertise in this area that you are willing to share, please email Michelle P. (mparkerson@exploris.org). Our first project is window coverings for the media center. We currently have broken vertical blinds and tracks that don’t allow us to create a visual barrier or control light.

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY: Wear BLUE on April 2nd to show your support!

MODEL UN: The Triangle Model UN Conference is upon us! The conference is Monday, April 8th, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Participants are 6th graders: Yasmeen Said, and Iseoluwa Adedipe; 7th graders: David Hadley, Addie Furr, Redick Kent, Zakiah Ruto, and Sydney Mancini; and 8th graders: Cameron Harris, Asher Cohen, Calvin Reitz, Mason Donahue, Joshua Bauer, and Cal Shin-Koh. Participants must remember to dress in business attire, and have positions papers ready. All papers and research must be printed out before the conference- electronic devices are not allowed.

World Without FishWe are starting to read World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky in ELA. Students have been issued a school copy of the book and we noted the condition of the book when it was given to your student. If the book is lost or damaged, the student will need to provide a replacement copy. Students will have a short nightly reading assignment and a focus question to answer. Students have a structured notes handout where they are to write down their answer to the focus question.

ENVIRONMENTAL EXPLORATION DAY AT NCSU: There are still spaces for your middle school students to attend the Environmental Exploration Day event at NC State on Saturday, April 6th, 2019! The College of Natural Resources Engaging Leaders Program invites your students to join in for this half-day full of fun activities! This opportunity will educate students on the importance of the environment and promote awareness through interactive activities such as:

  •  Ecological walk
  •  Nature bingo
  •  Environmental evaluations

We will also have current NC State students and alumni to talk about their research, current projects or answer any questions you may have!

This is a free event, but registration is required. You can learn more and register on the website, and attached you will find a flyer you can use to help promote the event.  If you have questions, please call 919-515-6191 or send an e-mail to cnr_academicaffairs@ncsu.edu to get in touch with the Engaging Leaders group hosting the event.

 

KODA CARE NEEDED. WE DON’T HAVE ANYONE SIGNED UP FOR THE  NEXT FEW WEEKS! -Please sign up if you can help take care of Koda!: Koda is our classroom Hedgehog and she needs families to care for her during the weekends and breaks. We need families to sign up for the months of April/May/June. She is a cute pet and not demanding. If you can take care of her during a weekend, or a longer break, please sign up here.

Yearbooks for Sale –FINAL CHANCE TO GET YOUR YEARBOOK! Click here to purchase your 2018-2019 yearbook for $40

 

Model UN Club will take place every Friday in 8 North from 3:20 pm until 4:20 pm. Please be on time and ready to work.

 

Student-led Drama Club: Sixth graders are going to begin a Drama Club on Tuesday, March 26th from 3:15-4:15. If you’re interested in attending, please meet in the matcha space on Tuesday, March 26th. Students need to be picked up promptly at 4:15 or they will need to go to the afterschool program. Please email Devon if you have any questions.

 

Battle of the Books It’s almost time for competition- Meeting dates are 3/19, 3/25, 4/2, and competition is on Saturday, April 6, 11AM at East Wake Academy

 

Authors Only meetings will be 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.  

 

6TH GRADE REMIND CLASS: Please join the 6th grade remind class by clicking this link: https://www.remind.com/join/eadaf23! We will use Remind for important reminders, homework updates, etc.

Exploris 6th Grade Wish List  Link: http://a.co/2tYQsOL We appreciate your donations to our classroom!

 

ATTENDANCE REMINDER: When your student is absent, please remember to email attendance@exploris.org and your child’s crew teacher. When checking in to the system, be sure to use your child’s legal name.

 

Homework – Weekly Requirements:

Monday

3/25

  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • Work on Khan Academy-due Tomorrow
  • Math problem of the week due Friday
  • World Without Fish reading and focus question due
Tuesday

3/26

  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • Work on Khan Academy
  • Math Unit test
  • Math Problem of the Week
  • Drama Club
  • Battle of the Books
  • Fossil Club
  • Nash Square for lunch/weather permitting  (arms and legs must be covered if under 40 degrees!)
Wednesday

3/27

  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • Work on Khan Academy
  • Math problem of the Week
  • Service Learning
  • Analytics Club
Thursday

3/28

  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • Khan Academy
  • Math Problem of the Week
  • World Without Fish reading and focus question due
  • Allies Club
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
Friday

3/29

  • Elective #4
  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • Khan Academy due Monday
  • Problem of the Week due
  • World Without Fish reading and focus question due
  • Model UN
NEXT WEEK:

  • Germany Exchange begins!
  • Astrocamp Orders due on Monday!

Important Dates (Exploris CALENDAR)

Spring Break – Friday, April 12 (3:15pm) – Tuesday, April 23 (8am)

Friday, May 24 – Teacher Workday

Thursday May 23rd -Friday, June 7th- SPRING TESTING WINDOW (EOG)

Monday, May 27- Memorial Day Holiday-School Closed

Friday, June 7 – Graduation (10:30 am), early dismissal

Friday, June 8 – End of Third Trimester, last day of school

 

Who’s Who?

Jamie Butler – Art

Alyssa Altman- Exceptional Children’s Teacher

Sharon Cuffe – Exceptional Children’s Teacher

Michelle Duncan – School Counselor

Jill Hemingway – Interventionist

Loren Kent – Crew, ELA, Expedition

Paula Mancini – Exceptional Children – Teaching Partner

Carolee McLinnahan – Administrative Assistant – Attendance

Mary Margaret Moffitt – Development Coordinator, but mostly just about anything you need!

Michelle Parkerson – Associate Director of the Middle School (6-8)

Devon Rose- Crew, ELA, Expedition

Ellie Schollmeyer- Executive Director

Shawna Scipione- Crew, Math, Expedition

Oliver Smith – Health and Wellness

Juliana Thomas- Crew, Math, Expedition

Eugene Wheeler – Global Cultures

 

RESOURCES:

Parent and Teacher Organization

Clubs and Extended Care Program:

  • Allies – Mary McWay
  • Basketball – Mary Mcway & Kristi Pettibone
  • Cross Country (Aug-Oct) – Adrian Findlay & Sharon Cuffe
  • Crossfit for Kids – Chenelle Miller info@raleigh-crossfit.com
  • Contemporary Art Museum docents – Shawna Scipione
  • Dungeons & Dragons – Cris Preble
  • Science Olympiad – Helene and Emily
  • Fossil Club –Juliana Thomas  
  • Green Team – Devon Rose
  • Gaming Club/Minecraft (October 11- Dec)– Jason Stegall
  • Model U.N. – Cori Greer-Banks
  • Junior Tarheels History Club – Cori Greer-Banks
  • Improv (Nov-Jan) – Jeri Donovan Livengood
  • Soccer (Jan-Mar) –  Shannon Hardy
  • Yearbook  – Jessie
  • Student Ambassadors – Paula Mancini
  • Battle of the Books – Devon and Loren
  • Japanese Exchange (August Visit) – Cori Greer-Banks, Lisa Ferrando
  • Ultimate Frisbee – Sandi Mayo & Prakash Bhave
  • German Exchange (Spring Visit) – Maggie Gargan & Emily Felker

 

World Without Fish

wwfWorld Without FishWe are starting to read World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky in ELA. Students have been issued a school copy of the book and we noted the condition of the book when it was given to your student. If the book is lost or damaged, the student will need to provide a replacement copy.

Students will have a short nightly reading assignment and a focus question to answer. Students have a structured notes handout where they are to write down their answer to the focus question. Their structured notes handout is in their homework folder. If they lose or forget to bring their structured notes homework home, there is a copy available on Google Classroom.

The first homework assignment for this text is due tomorrow!

Wednesday Updates

 

Dear Parents,

Due to our overnight field experience, we will not have a full weekly letter this week. We just have a few announcements to share:

  1. SHOUT OUT TO OUR AWESOME ASTROCAMP CHAPERONES! Thank you to all of our wonderful chaperones for taking time out of your busy schedules to join us on our field experience! A great time was had by all! We are most appreciative of your support. Without you, our field experiences wouldn’t be possible.
  2. SPRING FLING DANCE: The dance is this Friday, March 22nd at
    Quail Hollow Tennis & Swim clubhouse 800 Orleans Place, Raleigh 27609! The entry fee is $5. Volunteers and snack items are needed. We are also collecting items for Cause for Paws. Students who bring in items for Cause for Paws may enter to win raffle prizes. Click here to sign up to chaperone or send in snacks or to view the Cause for Paws donation list. 
  3. MAD CITY MONEY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 4/5/19: Mad City Money is coming to Exploris Middle School on Friday, April 5, 2019. Mad City is a real-world budgeting simulation offered as a real-world hands-on simulation. Mad City Money gives students a taste of the real world complete with occupation, salary, spouse, student loan debt, and medical insurance payments. Volunteers are needed to make this event happen! Volunteers should be here at 9 am for a 1-hour training session. The event will end around 1:00 pm. Sign up here if you’re able to volunteer!
  4. DONATIONS NEEDED: We have an 8th grade service learning group that has taken on a number of projects to end racism. For the last 3 months they have wanted to help immigrants, and through the help of Beth Meyer Synagogue and Lutheran Services Carolinas they were just assigned the task of creating a home for a SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILY that is arriving next week. The family fled Syria in 2012 when the boys were just 12 and 15 years. After seven years in a refugee camp in Jordan, the boys and their 63 year old mother have been given asylum to the U.S. and arrive soon! The family is Muslim, and after this past Friday’s horrific event in New Zealand this project has taken on greater urgency – for our students to do right by this family.

    A few items are still needed:

    • A gently used couch.
    • A gently used armchair
    • (2) Frames for queen size mattresses. We have mattresses.
    • Dresser
    • Vacuum
    • Standing and table lamps.
    • Many small household items that have been posted on the hall bulletin board in the blue space outside of the 8th grade.
    • PIck-up trucks for Monday, March 25th MOVE IN after-school.
    • Monetary gifts can also be accepted through the Go Fund Me the students set up. If you can help by contributing or driving please contact 8th grader Dakoda Fisher. dafisher@exploris.org  (More to come as we get closer to the move in date.)