December 17, 2018
Exploris Grade 6 Weekly Letter
FIELD TRIP: WE HAVE RESCHEDULED OUR FIELD TRIP TO WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD. CHAPERONES, IF YOU CAN NO LONGER ATTEND, PLEASE DELETE YOUR NAME OFF OF THE SIGN UP IF YOU CAN NO LONGER ATTEND.
EXPRESSIONS DAY: Get ready to share your talents with the Exploris Community! We are looking for crews, small groups, and individuals to perform at Expressions Day on January 18th from 1:00-3:00. Each grade level will have equal time to show off of their talent and school spirit. Crew teachers will review guidelines for acts this week so you can work on perfecting your performance over break.
Exploris Capital Campaign–
As we wrap up 2018 I invite you to think back on your experiences with Exploris. What impressed you about the school? What did your student learn at Exploris that they might not have learned at a traditional school? What field experiences did they take that opened their eyes to things that didn’t know before?
Think about those things as you consider contributing to the Exploris Capital Campaign. Your contributions will help us open the doors for the new building and ensure that many more students can take advantage of those same experiences that your student had.
We know that December is a tough time to make a contribution. You’ve got the holidays, and teacher gifts, and possibly travel or extra child care expenses because of the school break. If you can’t make a contribution now, please make a pledge! You can do both at https://www.exploris.org/capital-campaign-giving/.
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.
Yearbooks for Sale – Click here to purchase your 2018-2019 yearbook. The price is $35.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and your child’s crew teacher. When checking in to the system, be sure to use your child’s legal name.
KODA CARE: Koda is our classroom Hedgehog and she needs families to care for her during the weekends and breaks. 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.
FRIDAY, JAN. 4, 6-7PM-In this Teen Science Café, Dr. Patrick Treuthardt will discuss the oddities of outer space and what they can tell us about our Universe.
Homework – Weekly Requirements:
Important Dates (Exploris CALENDAR)
Friday, December 21 – Early Dismissal
Winter Break – Friday Dec 21 (12:15pm) – Monday, Jan 7 (8am)
January 11- $25 field trip payment due (if you chose the 5 payment option)
Monday, Jan 21 – MLK Holiday
February 8th-$50 field trip deposit due (if you chose the three payment option) or $25 field trip payment due (if you chose the 5 payment option)
Friday, February 15 – Early Dismissal
Monday, Feb 18 – Teacher Workday
Friday, March 8 – End of Second Trimester, Teacher Workday
Monday, March 12 – Teacher Workday
Monday, March 18-Tuesday, March 19-Overnight Field Experience
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
Friday, June 7 – Graduation (10:30 am), early dismissal
Friday, June 8 – End of Third Trimester, last day of school
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
Parent and Teacher Organization
- Join PTO – much, much help still needed! LINK
- 2018-2019 Carpool Form ; 2018-2019 Carpool MAP (Password: 1997*)
- Spiritwear – LINK
- Lunch Orders – LINK
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 email@example.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