January 7, 2019
Exploris Grade 6 Weekly Letter
FIELD TRIP: WE HAVE RESCHEDULED OUR FIELD TRIP TO WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD. Please send payment ($10) if you haven’t done so. CHAPERONES, IF YOU CAN NO LONGER ATTEND, PLEASE DELETE YOUR NAME OFF OF THE SIGN UP .
Model UN is accepting applications! Do you like learning about other countries? Are you curious about global attitudes regarding hunger, health, and the economy? Do you want to strengthen your skills in public speaking? Consider joining our award-winning Model United Nations Delegation- we are looking for nine eager students to represent Exploris! Starting January 19th, we will meet every Friday afterschool to prepare for the 2019 Triangle Model United Nations conference at UNC. Last year, Exploris won awards in Best Diplomat, Most Compassionate, and Best Delegate. Complete your application here; the deadline to submit your application is Friday, January 11th.
EXPRESSIONS DAY: It’s time 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 1:30-3:00 at Christ the King Presbyterian Church located at 117 S. West St. Each grade level will have equal time to show off of their talent and school spirit. Crew teachers will share details about getting your act approved. Parents are welcome to join us! Six acts will be selected to represent sixth grade.
EXPRESSIONS DAY TRYOUTS: Tryouts will take place Wednesday, Friday, and next Monday during Gogo. Six acts will be selected to represent sixth grade. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR A TRYOUT.
SIXTH GRADE AUTHOR’S TEA CELEBRATION: Please join us on 1/25/19 from 8:30-9:30 as we celebrate and showcase student-created books based on recent Expedition topics. RSVP HERE IF YOU CAN ATTEND.
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 email@example.com 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.
Homework – Weekly Requirements:
Important Dates (Exploris CALENDAR)
Friday, January 11- $25 field trip payment due (if you chose the 5 payment option)
Friday, January 18-Expressions Day 1:30-3:00, Christ the King Church
Monday, Jan 21 – MLK Holiday; no school
Wednesday, January 23- Sixth Grade Extended Day Trip ARRIVE 7:15am RETURN 5:15pm
Friday, January 25-Sixth Grade Author’s Tea Celebration (see above announcement for information)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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