Weekly Letter

Friday, March 25, 2022

Dear Parents,

Achievement Reports will be emailed today. Please be on the lookout for a report from “Jumprope.”  If you do not receive your AR Report please reach out to your crew teacher.

Speaker this past Monday.  This week students (virtually) met Delores Chandler, a soil scientist with Chandler Soil Corporation. Her firm evaluates land for septic sites, wetland and floodplain boundaries, and general land use.  Check out her Facebook page.  Also, open this note catcher to see your kids’ questions and their notes on her responses!  A great discussion about microbes, the water cycle, plants, parent rock, and the need for humans to be good stewards of our soil!

Astrocamp Payments due April 1

It is time to start collecting money for Astrocamp! Please send in your payment for Astrocamp or request a scholarship by Friday, April 1.  If you have any questions please Email Shannon – shannon@exploris.org.


  • $165 per student
  • $65 per chaperone

Methods for Payment

  • Send a check made out to The Exploris School.
  • Use  PAYPAL please indicate in the notes it is for Astrocamp.

In need of a scholarship?  Please make a copy of this form and complete it.  Turn in to counselor@exploris.org by Friday, April 1.

HELP AN EXPLORIS FAMILY IN NEED: One of our Exploris families lost everything in a recent fire.  Please consider donating to help support them in the recovery.  

SPRING FAMILY DAY April 3 (2-5pm)The Exploris PTO is excited for Spring Family Day on April 3 from 2-5 at the Elementary Campus. Bring the entire family to play games, shop the Exploris Craft Fair, experience Sunset Slush and Dinkie’s Mini Donuts Food Trucks and enjoy a beautiful spring day with the Exploris community. We will be hosting a food drive to help stock the Exploris Food Pantry. Please bring non-perishable items!

We will also be selling Papa Murphy’s pizzas. Proceeds will go to the Exploris Food Pantry. Pick one up on your way home. Dinner is already made! 

Exploris Craft Fair during Family Day! If you’ve been around Exploris for a while, you may remember the Exploris Craft Fair that used to be held in November on the day of the Raleigh Christmas Parade. This was an opportunity for Exploris vendors to sell artwork and craft items, as well as a chance for Exploris students to raise money for Outward Bound or other passion projects. We are going to have a Craft Fair during the Spring Festival this year!

Vendors: Exploris families who would like to set up a booth to sell their products can do so for $20, which will be donated to the Exploris Food Pantry.

Student Groups: Students can sell items to raise money for passion projects such as non-profits and charities. Each student group must have a parent sponsor. You will have space to set up your own tent and products.

Look for more information and a craft fair signup form to be included in next week’s Monday Minute.

LUNCH VOLUNTEERING:  The Exploris Elementary and Middle School have a new opportunity for parents to volunteer.  We are looking for parents/grandparents/caregivers to come and cover a lunch/recess session at the school.  This is on Tuesdays and Thursdays right now, please see the signup below to participate! 



  • Yu-Gi- Oh Card Club (Tuesdays after school 3:15-4:15) Michelle Duncan
  • Pride Club (Every other Tuesday)  Cori and Mary
  • SAVE Club (Every other Tuesday) Michelle Duncan
  • Magic the Gathering Club 3:15-4:15 Kelly (Mondays)
  • Ultimate Frisbee (Mon/Wed 3:30-5pm – Michael Reiskind, 734-996-9692)
  • Drama Club (Wednesdays 3:15-5:00 Kim Nilsen 919-308-7214)

6th Grade

What’s Happening?

Sixth Grade THIS WEEK’S Overview  LINKSchool Calendar  LINK
Friday, Mar 25Achievement Reports Sent – Look for Email from Jumprope. 
Sat, Mar 26 Middle School Spring Clean Up
Sun, April 3 Spring Family Day (2-5pm) Link
April 9-17, 18Spring Break, Teacher Workday on 18th
Mon, May 2Flex Day: TBA
Tues, May 3 Holiday – Eid al Fitr
May 5-6Astrocamp!  Depart Thursday morning (8:15) and back for Friday afternoon carpool!
Friday, May 13Middle School Dance
Friday, May 20 Portfolio Conferences – No School
May 27-June 10EOG Testing Window
Monday, May 30 Holiday – Memorial Day
Friday, June 10Last Day of School – Dismissal 12:15pm

Your Team,

Devon, Emily, Loren, and Shannon

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