Weekly Letter

weeklyletter

April 23, 2018

Dinner Table Topics:

 

  • What type of government system did your ancient civilization have?
  • Who were key leaders of your ancient civilization?
  • What activities have you been working on during your ELA workshop?

 

PARENT DRIVERS NEEDED: The Food Bank Service Learning group is in need of parent drivers. We will have to cancel Wednesday if we don’t have enough. Please click here if you’re available to drive on Wednesday afternoons!

QUAIL RIDGE AUTHOR VISIT: The New York Times bestelling author, Kwame Alexander, is back with Rebound. In signature verse accompanied by striking graphic novel panels, this prequel to the 2015 Newbery Award-winning novel, The Crossover, explores the early life of Chuck “Da Man” Bell, when he discovers basketball and his family’s history. We are so excited to for this event! We recommend this book for ages 10+. Receive a signing line ticket with a QRB purchase of Rebound.  We are not reserving seats for this event. Click here for more information!

Event date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 – 5:00pm at Quail Ridge Books

MANY, MANY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! PLEASE HELP! Thank you to everyone who has signed up to proctor for our Revised Testing dates.  We still need more proctors.  Right now, our highest needs are on May 30 for the Reading EOG at the Middle School and on May 31st for the Math EOG at BOTH campuses. Those are the days on which we have the most students 3-8 testing! You are welcome to share with grandmas and grandpas as well! SIGN UP HERE!

DIAPER DRIVE:

Dear Exploris community,

 

In our service learning we have been working with the Saints Saviors Center to help the disenfranchised members of our community by serving meals, collecting canned goods, and packing diapers. The Diaper Train is a program to help working parents of young children who can’t afford diapers.     

 

We are kicking off a Diaper Drive to help these families! Please consider donating:

  • 6th graders to provide size 4 diapers
  • 7th graders to provide size 5 diapers
  • 8th graders to provide size 6 diapers

 

Other sizes are greatly appreciated too, but these sizes are in the greatest need as most donations tend to be for small babies. Drop off spots will be outside of Sixth West, Seventh Grade will be outside of the teachers office and the last spot will be in the Eighth Grade hallway. This diaper dive will continue until Saturday May 5th…Monday, May 8th we will announce the winner! The winning grade that donates the most diapers will either receive a pizza lunch or a Krispy Kreme breakfast!

Thank you,

The Helping Hands Service Learning

 

Friday Cleaning Volunteers Needed: Help keep our classrooms clean and germ-free!!! This is a great way to get your monthly volunteer hours in. We would like 2 volunteers a week to help with disinfecting and cleaning our two classroom spaces! This would take 20-25 minutes after school on Fridays. Sign up here if you can help!

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE Click here to purchase your 2017-2018 yearbook; It’s not too late! They are $40.

Homework – Weekly Requirements:

CLUBS/EVENTS
Monday

4/23

  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home/reading log
  • XtraMath / Daily Math Practice / Khan Academy
Tuesday

4/24

  • XtraMath / Daily Math Practice/ Khan Academy
  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home/reading log
Wednesday

4/25

  • XtraMath/ Daily Math Practice/ Khan Academy
  • Lunch at Nash Square (dress appropriately)
  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home/reading log
  • Service Learning
  • Fossil Club 3:15-4:30
  • Authors Only

 

Thursday

4/26

  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home/reading log
  • XtraMath / Daily Math Practice/ Khan Academy
Friday

4/27

  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home/reading log
  • 1 No Red Ink lesson due
  • Daily Math Practice & Khan Academy Lessons (4) due
  • Lunch at Nash Square (dress appropriately)
Next Week:

Important Dates (Exploris CALENDAR)

Friday, May 25 – Teacher Workday

Monday, May 28- Memorial Day Holiday

Friday, June 8 – End of Third Trimester/Early Dismissal at 12:15pm

 

How to Contact Current Sixth Grade Teachers:

Loren Kent lkent@exploris.org

Devon Rose drose@exploris.org

Shawna Scipione sscipione@exploris.org

Juliana Thomas   jthomas@exploris.org

Scarlet Fisher: Art scarlet@exploris.org

Eugene Wheeler: World Cultures  ewheeler@exploris.org

Lisa Ferrando : Health & Wellness   lisa@exploris.org

 

RESOURCES:

Parent and Teacher Organization

  • Join PTO – much, much help still needed! LINK
  • 2017-2018 Carpool FORM; 2017-2018 Carpool MAP  (Password: 1997*)
  • Lunch Orders – LINK

 

Clubs and Extended Care:

 

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Weekly Letter

weeklyletter

April 16, 2018

Dear Parents,

We will be starting service learning very soon and will need parent drivers! We will also be scheduling field experiences in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned to your email for sign ups.  We can’t make these great experiences happen without your help!!

DIVERSITY SURVEY: Parents, if you have not yet responded to the school’s Parent Survey on Equity and Diversity, please take a few moments to do so now. Exploris is working to better support diversity at the school, and parent input is important to this process. Thank you! Click here to complete the survey.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! EOG PROCTOR UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who has signed up to proctor for our Revised Testing dates.  We still need more proctors.  Right now, our highest needs are on May 30 for the Reading EOG at the Middle School and on May 31st for the Math EOG at BOTH campuses. Those are the days on which we have the most students 3-8 testing! You are welcome to share with grandmas and grandpas as well! SIGN UP HERE!

GREEN WEEK is this week! Each day will have a special focus centered around conservation and sustainability. See below for daily happenings:

Monday-

  • Carbon Footprint Focus-students can calculate their carbon footprint
  • At the middle school: Zero waste snack bags will be sold during lunch (prices range from $2-$5)

Tuesday-

  • Trash Day-Review the waste-free lunch policy and see which Crews leave no trace!
  • At the middle school: Eugene is hosting a swap meet during lunch in the basement. Bring your BOOKS to exchange!

Wednesday-

  • Exploris Earth Hour-Can each Crew go without electricity for one hour?
  • Eugene is hosting a swap meet during lunch in the basement. Bring your GAMES/TOYS/SPORTS GEAR to exchange!

Thursday-

  • Upcycle Challenge-How can you decorate using items found in your classroom recycling bin?
  • Eugene is hosting a swap meet during lunch in the basement. Bring your Art/Craft/School Supplies to exchange!

Friday-

  • Take the Pledge! What can you do to keep Earth healthy?

 

DIAPER DRIVE:

Dear Exploris community,

 

In our service learning we have been working with the Saints Saviors Center to help the disenfranchised members of our community by serving meals, collecting canned goods, and packing diapers. The Diaper Train is a program to help working parents of young children who can’t afford diapers.     

 

We are kicking off a Diaper Drive to help these families! Please consider donating:

  • 6th graders to provide size 4 diapers
  • 7th graders to provide size 5 diapers
  • 8th graders to provide size 6 diapers

Other sizes are greatly appreciated too, but these sizes are in the greatest need as most donations tend to be for small babies. Drop off spots will be outside of Sixth West, Seventh Grade will be outside of the teachers office and the last spot will be in the Eighth Grade hallway. This diaper dive will continue until Saturday May 5th…Monday, May 8th we will announce the winner! The winning grade that donates the most diapers will either receive a pizza lunch or a Krispy Kreme breakfast!

Thank you,

The Helping Hands Service Learning

 

Bake Sale Update: Thanks to all that participated in Barrett Davis’ bake sale last Tuesday.  This work was part of her Girl Scout Leadership Project. The bake sale made 114 dollars and 27 cents! Thanks for all your support! This money will be used to buy materials to create cat toys and cat beds so the cats can have more comfortable living environments while they wait for a forever home!”

Friday Cleaning Volunteers Needed: Help keep our classrooms clean and germ-free!!! This is a great way to get your monthly volunteer hours in. We would like 2 volunteers a week to help with disinfecting and cleaning our two classroom spaces! This would take 20-25 minutes after school on Fridays. Sign up here if you can help!

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE Click here to purchase your 2017-2018 yearbook; It’s not too late! They are $40.

Homework – Weekly Requirements:

CLUBS/EVENTS
Monday

4/16

  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home/reading log
  • XtraMath / Daily Math Practice / Khan Academy
  • Zero waste snack bags will be sold during lunch (prices range from $2-$5)
Tuesday

4/17

  • XtraMath / Daily Math Practice/ Khan Academy
  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home/reading log
  • Eugene is hosting a swap meet during lunch in the basement. Bring your BOOKS to exchange!
Wednesday

4/18

  • XtraMath/ Daily Math Practice/ Khan Academy
  • Lunch at Nash Square (dress appropriately)
  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home/reading log
  • Science Olympiad
  • Fossil Club 3:15-4:30
  • Authors Only
  • Eugene is hosting a swap meet during lunch in the basement. Bring your GAMES/TOYS/SPORTS GEAR to exchange!
Thursday

4/19

  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home/reading log
  • XtraMath / Daily Math Practice/ Khan Academy
  • Eugene is hosting a swap meet during lunch in the basement. Bring your Art/Craft/School Supplies to exchange!
Friday

4/20

  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home/reading log
  • 1 No Red Ink lesson due
  • Daily Math Practice & Khan Academy Lessons (9) due
  • Lunch at Nash Square (dress appropriately)
Next Week:

  • Service learning begins on Wednesday!

Important Dates (Exploris CALENDAR)

Friday, May 25 – Teacher Workday

Monday, May 28- Memorial Day Holiday

Friday, June 8 – End of Third Trimester/Early Dismissal at 12:15pm

 

How to Contact Current Sixth Grade Teachers:

Loren Kent lkent@exploris.org

Devon Rose drose@exploris.org

Shawna Scipione sscipione@exploris.org

Juliana Thomas   jthomas@exploris.org

Scarlet Fisher: Art scarlet@exploris.org

Eugene Wheeler: World Cultures  ewheeler@exploris.org

Lisa Ferrando : Health & Wellness   lisa@exploris.org

 

RESOURCES:

Parent and Teacher Organization

  • Join PTO – much, much help still needed! LINK
  • 2017-2018 Carpool FORM; 2017-2018 Carpool MAP  (Password: 1997*)
  • Lunch Orders – LINK

 

Clubs and Extended Care:

 

Green Week!

blogannouncement

GREEN WEEK is next week! Each day will have a special focus centered around conservation and sustainability. See below for a sneak preview:


Monday-

  • Carbon Footprint Focus-students can calculate their carbon footprint

  • At the middle school: Zero waste snack bags will be sold during lunch (prices range from $2-$5)

Tuesday-

  • Trash Day-Review the waste-free lunch policy and see which Crews leave no trace!

  • At the middle school: Eugene is hosting a swap meet during lunch in the basement. Bring your BOOKS to exchange!


Wednesday-

  • Exploris Earth Hour-Can each Crew go without electricity for one hour?

  • Eugene is hosting a swap meet during lunch in the basement. Bring your GAMES/TOYS/SPORTS GEAR to exchange!


Thursday-

  • Upcycle Challenge-How can you decorate using items found in your classroom recycling bin?

  • Eugene is hosting a swap meet during lunch in the basement. Bring your Art/Craft/School Supplies to exchange!


Friday-

  • Take the Pledge! What can you do to keep Earth healthy?

 

Weekly Letter

weeklyletter

 

April 9, 2018

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a great spring break!

Parents, if you have not yet responded to the school’s Parent Survey on Equity and Diversity, please take a few moments to do so now. Exploris is working to better support diversity at the school, and parent input is important to this process. Thank you! Click here to complete the survey.

HELP NEEDED! EOG PROCTOR UPDATE: Due to an oversight at DPI, we need to change our End of Year Testing dates.  We will need over 100 volunteers and this is one way to get in your volunteer hours! It’s preferred that you sign up for a grade other than your child’s because you cannot proctor in a room with your own child. K-1 parents are also welcomed and appreciated!  Training dates will be sent out after Spring Break. Thank you to everyone who had signed up to help out on the original dates. Please check the new dates and sign up again. NEW SIGN UP!

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD – The State Science Olympiad Competition is fast approaching on SATURDAY APRIL 21st. We have 2 more weeks until the final competition. Parents, please encourage your students to attend to make their final preparations for their events. We are still meeting officially on Wednesdays for the next two weeks or you can meet on other days but let me know how I can accommodate you. More details will be sent this week on the official times and locations of each of the events on NC State Campus. If you have any questions or cannot commit to State Competition please contact Helene at helliston@exploris.org as soon as possible.

Fossil Club We will be visiting the fossils basement collection at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences-NCMNS, on Wednesday, April 11th, at 3:15 pm. Parents are welcome to come with us. Dr. Christian Kammerer  (paleontologist) will be giving us the tour. We will be there until 4:15 pm, so the pick up at school will be at 4:30 pm.

VOLUNTEER NEEDED: The PTO is looking for a Graduation Chair for the 2018-19 school year. This person needs to be a current 6th grade parent. This is a great way to get your volunteer hours in! The time commitment is minimal. This year you would help the day of graduation to see how we set up, etc. Next year you would also purchase the cake, decorations, etc. and coordinate volunteers.

If you are willing to chair graduation next year, please let me know as soon as possible. If you sign up this year and can be involved in the planning then it will make the job next year much easier! My email is afisher7@nc.rr.com. Thank you, Amy Fisher

TYPING PRACTICE: We will be using Typing.com, an online typing tutor, to teach your child about proper touch-typing techniques and improve their keyboarding skills. Learning to touch type helps students be more productive and better prepares them for success in school and beyond. On Typing.com, your child can practice and master the keyboard one lesson at a time. It allows them to pick up where they left off in the course and displays a keyboard and hand diagram as they type to reinforce proper finger placement. Each student has their own individual account on typing.com. They can access typing.com from any computer with an internet connection and web browser.

Friday Cleaning Volunteers Needed: Help keep our classrooms clean and germ-free!!! This is a great way to get your monthly volunteer hours in. We would like 2 volunteers a week to help with disinfecting and cleaning our two classroom spaces! This would take 20-25 minutes after school on Fridays. Sign up here if you can help!

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE Click here to purchase your 2017-2018 yearbook; It’s not too late! They are $40.

Homework – Weekly Requirements:

CLUBS/EVENTS
Monday

4/9

  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home
  • XtraMath / Daily Math Practice
Tuesday

4/10

  • Expedition-complete Ancient Civilization Google Form by 8:15am (form has been posted on Google Classroom)
  • XtraMath / Daily Math Practice
  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home
  • Math Counts
  • Bake Sale, all items $1 (funds raised will support a local cat shelter)
Wednesday

4/11

  • XtraMath/ Daily Math Practice
  • Lunch at Nash Square (dress appropriately)
  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home
  • Science Olympiad
  • Chess Club
  • Fossil Club 3:15-4:30
  • Authors Only
Thursday

4/12

  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home
  • XtraMath / Daily Math Practice
Friday

4/13

    • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home
    • 2 No Red Ink lessons due
    • XtraMath / Daily Math Practice
    • Lunch at Nash Square (dress appropriately)
  • Scholastic orders due
Next Week:

  • Family Day is on Saturday! Family Day will be taking place at Pullen Park from 4-7pm!
  • Green Week!

Important Dates (Exploris CALENDAR)

Saturday, April 13-Exploris Family Day, Pullen Park 4-7pm

Friday, May 25 – Teacher Workday

Monday, May 28- Memorial Day Holiday

Friday, June 8 – End of Third Trimester/Early Dismissal at 12:15pm

 

How to Contact Current Sixth Grade Teachers:

Loren Kent lkent@exploris.org

Devon Rose drose@exploris.org

Shawna Scipione sscipione@exploris.org

Juliana Thomas   jthomas@exploris.org

Scarlet Fisher: Art scarlet@exploris.org

Eugene Wheeler: World Cultures  ewheeler@exploris.org

Lisa Ferrando : Health & Wellness   lisa@exploris.org

 

RESOURCES:

Parent and Teacher Organization

  • Join PTO – much, much help still needed! LINK
  • 2017-2018 Carpool FORM; 2017-2018 Carpool MAP  (Password: 1997*)
  • Lunch Orders – LINK

 

Clubs and Extended Care:

 

Weekly Letter

weeklyletter

March 26, 2018

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

  • Reader’s Theater Performances: Please join us Wednesday afternoon from 1:15-3:15! All students will be performing!
  • THERE WILL BE NO AUTHORS ONLY THIS WEEK.

 

VOLUNTEER NEEDED: The PTO is looking for a Graduation Chair for the 2018-19 school year. This person needs to be a current 6th grade parent. This is a great way to get your volunteer hours in! The time commitment is minimal. This year you would help the day of graduation to see how we set up, etc. Next year you would also purchase the cake, decorations, etc. and coordinate volunteers.

If you are willing to chair graduation next year, please let me know as soon as possible. If you sign up this year and can be involved in the planning then it will make the job next year much easier! My email is afisher7@nc.rr.com.

Thank you, Amy Fisher

KODA NEEDS A SUMMER HOME!!! CAN YOU HELP?? Please sign up if you can help take care of Koda! You can team up with other families to share Koda over the summer.

 

TYPING PRACTICE: We will be using Typing.com, an online typing tutor, to teach your child about proper touch-typing techniques and improve their keyboarding skills. Learning to touch type helps students be more productive and better prepares them for success in school and beyond. On Typing.com, your child can practice and master the keyboard one lesson at a time. It allows them to pick up where they left off in the course and displays a keyboard and hand diagram as they type to reinforce proper finger placement. Each student has their own individual account on typing.com. They can access typing.com from any computer with an internet connection and web browser.

 

EOG Proctor Sign Up-sign up here to help out!

It’s that time of year where we are starting to plan for administering EOGs this spring.  If you are Exploris Veterans, you’ve heard this all before. If you are a newbie, now’s the time in which we tell you that we rely heavily on volunteers to serve as proctors during EOGs.  As a proctor, YOU ARE NOT responsible for administering the tests. The state requires two adults to be in the room during the test and as a proctor, you will be that second person. Many parents take off work to help out, so we like to give you as much notice as possible. If you are willing and able to help at either the middle or elementary campuses, please click on the sign up genius to sign up!  You may sign up to help at any grade. In fact, it’s probably better if you sign up for a grade in which you do not have a child, as you will not be assigned to a room in which your child is testing.  K-2 parents, you can help too, even though your children don’t take EOGs yet, they will someday! 🙂 There will be a short training in May (date/time TBA) in which you’ll learn all you need to know once we get closer to the testing window! Thank you in advance for your help.  The support of our families is one of the things that makes Exploris so amazing! ~ Jill

 

Friday Cleaning Volunteers Needed: Help keep our classrooms clean and germ-free!!! This is a great way to get your monthly volunteer hours in. We would like 2 volunteers a week to help with disinfecting and cleaning our two classroom spaces! This would take 20-25 minutes after school on Fridays. Sign up here if you can help!

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE Click here to purchase your 2017-2018 yearbook; It’s not too late! They are $40.

Homework – Weekly Requirements:

CLUBS/EVENTS
Monday

3/26

  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home
  • XtraMath / Daily Math Practice
  • Study for plant assessment
Tuesday

3/27

  • XtraMath / Daily Math Practice
  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home
  • Cornell Notes due (Foraging/Farming Research)
  • Plant Assessment
  • Math Counts
  • Coding 3:15-4:30
  • Ambassador Applications due
Wednesday

3/28

  • XtraMath/ Daily Math Practice
  • Lunch at Nash Square (dress appropriately)
  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home
  • Science Olympiad
  • Chess Club
  • Fossil Club 3:15-4:15
  • NO AUTHORS ONLY
Thursday

3/22

  • Spring Break
Friday

3/23

  • Spring Break
Next Week:

  • Spring Break! We will see you back on Monday, April 9th!

Important Dates (Exploris CALENDAR):

Tuesday, March 27-Ambassador Applications due!

Thursday, March 29-April 6-Spring Break

Friday, May 25 – Teacher Workday

Monday, May 28- Memorial Day Holiday

Friday, June 8 – End of Third Trimester/Early Dismissal at 12:15pm

 

How to Contact Current Sixth Grade Teachers:

Loren Kent lkent@exploris.org

Devon Rose drose@exploris.org

Shawna Scipione sscipione@exploris.org

Juliana Thomas   jthomas@exploris.org

Scarlet Fisher: Art scarlet@exploris.org

Eugene Wheeler: World Cultures  ewheeler@exploris.org

Lisa Ferrando : Health & Wellness   lisa@exploris.org

 

RESOURCES:

Parent and Teacher Organization

  • Join PTO – much, much help still needed! LINK
  • 2017-2018 Carpool FORM; 2017-2018 Carpool MAP  (Password: 1997*)
  • Lunch Orders – LINK

 

Clubs and Extended Care:

 

Save the Date!

blogannouncement

Students will perform ancient stories in the style of the ancient Greek “Festival of Dionysus” Wednesday, March 28th from 1:15-3:15. Performances will be in the basement. We hope you can join us!

 

 

 

Weekly Letter

weeklyletter

 

March 19, 2018

We’re looking forward to portfolio conferences this week. Please make sure you have signed up for a conference with your Crew teacher!

PORTFOLIO CONFERENCES:

Shawna’s Crew

Devon’s Crew

Juliana’s Crew

Loren’s Crew

KODA NEEDS HELP!!! CAN YOU HELP?? Please sign up if you can help take care of Koda! We need a family to take care of Koda during Memorial Day weekend and over the summer. Thank you for helping!

GREEN TEAM CLUB:  Green Team will begin meeting on Thursday, March 22nd from 3:15-4:00 in 6W. The Green Team club will focus on conservation and sustainability and look at our school’s practices and create ways to improve. We will look at recycling, composting, food waste, etc. If you’re interested in joining this club, please email Devon.

RTP STEM EXPO: RTP STEM expo 2018

Research Triangle Park is hosting a STEM Expo on Friday 13 April from 9am-1:30pm, and 30 students from Exploris 6th-8th grade are invited to attend. The STEM in the Park Expo will provide students with the unique opportunity to learn how their interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can lead to bright futures in STEM fields. Remi Wingo, 8th grade teacher, will take the 30 students, along with parent drivers. We will meet at school at 8:15, like a normal school day, then drive to RTP, and then return to school after the Expo. Students will leave at regular dismissal time.

If you, as a student, would like to attend, please fill out and submit this Google form.

If you, as a parent, would like for your child to attend, please have them fill out the Google form above. (The student must fill out the form, not the parent.)

If you have any questions, please email remi@exploris.org.

TYPING PRACTICE: We will be using Typing.com, an online typing tutor, to teach your child about proper touch-typing techniques and improve their keyboarding skills. Learning to touch type helps students be more productive and better prepares them for success in school and beyond. On Typing.com, your child can practice and master the keyboard one lesson at a time. It allows them to pick up where they left off in the course and displays a keyboard and hand diagram as they type to reinforce proper finger placement. Each student has their own individual account on typing.com. They can access typing.com from any computer with an internet connection and web browser.

EOG Proctor Sign Up-sign up here to help out!

It’s that time of year where we are starting to plan for administering EOGs this spring.  If you are Exploris Veterans, you’ve heard this all before. If you are a newbie, now’s the time in which we tell you that we rely heavily on volunteers to serve as proctors during EOGs.  As a proctor, YOU ARE NOT responsible for administering the tests. The state requires two adults to be in the room during the test and as a proctor, you will be that second person. Many parents take off work to help out, so we like to give you as much notice as possible. If you are willing and able to help at either the middle or elementary campuses, please click on the sign up genius to sign up!  You may sign up to help at any grade. In fact, it’s probably better if you sign up for a grade in which you do not have a child, as you will not be assigned to a room in which your child is testing.  K-2 parents, you can help too, even though your children don’t take EOGs yet, they will someday! 🙂 There will be a short training in May (date/time TBA) in which you’ll learn all you need to know once we get closer to the testing window! Thank you in advance for your help.  The support of our families is one of the things that makes Exploris so amazing! ~ Jill

Students in Crafting Change, a 7th grade service learning group, are making different types of projects to donate to local charities. Projects include back-to-school pencil pouches, pillowcase dresses, no-sew blankets, and more. We would appreciate it if you could donate any of these materials:

Fabric glue
Velcro
Oilcloth by the yard
Fabric by the yard
Clean pillowcases
Clean t-shirts
Please give these supplies to Emily in 7th grade.  Thank you!

EXPLORIS AMBASSADORS NEEDED! Interested in being a school ambassador? Ambassador applications have been emailed to students! Exploris ambassadors lead school tours and Lead tours of the school to adult business leaders and visitors from the community, represent the school in meetings and presentations, both in the school and in the community, and act as role models for other students and in the community. Applications are due Tuesday, March 27th.

Friday Cleaning Volunteers Needed: Help keep our classrooms clean and germ-free!!! This is a great way to get your monthly volunteer hours in. We would like 2 volunteers a week to help with disinfecting and cleaning our two classroom spaces! This would take 20-25 minutes after school on Fridays. Sign up here if you can help!

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE Click here to purchase your 2017-2018 yearbook; It’s not too late! They are $40.

Homework – Weekly Requirements:

CLUBS/EVENTS
Monday

3/19

  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home
  • XtraMath / Daily Math Practice
Tuesday

3/20

  • XtraMath / Daily Math Practice
  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home
  • Math Counts
  • Coding 3:15-4:30
Wednesday

3/21

  • XtraMath/ Daily Math Practice
  • Lunch at Nash Square (dress appropriately)
  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at homE
  • Science Olympiad
  • Chess Club
  • Fossil Club 3:15-4:15
  • NO AUTHORS ONLY!
Thursday

3/22

  • XtraMath/ Daily Math Practice
  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at homE
  • Allies
  • Green Team, 3:15-4:00
Friday

3/23

  • XtraMath/ Daily Math Practice
  • Week by Week (optional)
  • 20-30 minutes of independent reading at home
Next Week:

  • Ambassador Applications are due on Tuesday!
  • Khan Academy lessons due next Wednesday!
  • Spring Break begins on Thursday!

Important Dates (Exploris CALENDAR):

Tuesday, March 27-Ambassador Applications due!

Thursday, March 29-April 6-Spring Break

Friday, May 25 – Teacher Workday

Monday, May 28- Memorial Day Holiday

Friday, June 8 – End of Third Trimester/Early Dismissal at 12:15pm

 

How to Contact Current Sixth Grade Teachers:

Loren Kent lkent@exploris.org

Devon Rose drose@exploris.org

Shawna Scipione sscipione@exploris.org

Juliana Thomas   jthomas@exploris.org

Scarlet Fisher: Art scarlet@exploris.org

Eugene Wheeler: World Cultures  ewheeler@exploris.org

Lisa Ferrando : Health & Wellness   lisa@exploris.org

 

RESOURCES:

Parent and Teacher Organization

  • Join PTO – much, much help still needed! LINK
  • 2017-2018 Carpool FORM; 2017-2018 Carpool MAP  (Password: 1997*)
  • Lunch Orders – LINK

 

Clubs and Extended Care: