January 27, 2023
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.
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.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.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!
|COUNSELOR REFERRAL FORM||FORM LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe19j2M9kJWISMAmowHB3LArjQ8UL72V-OJxGzN8L2JwQxHqg/viewform|
|TITLE I Programming Updates||Happy 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 27th||Flex Day; Students will learn from home|
|Friday, February 3rd||Exploris Lottery Application Deadline|
|Friday, February 17th||Teacher Workday for Student/Family Conferences|
|Monday, February 20th||NO SCHOOL; President’s Day Holiday|
|Friday, March 3rd||End of Trimester 2|
|Mon/Tues, March 6-7th||Teacher Workdays for Achievement Report Writing|