Weekly Updates

Monday, May 30, 2022

Dear Parents and Students,

EOGs are this week! Please make sure you are well-rested and on time for school this week. Students must arrive by 8:15am. Please read the below announcements carefully for important information and updates! We do still need 2 more volunteers for our Thursday morning museum trip. Please sign up if you’re able to join us! Also, if you have a school device at home, please bring it and the charger in ASAP!

Volunteers Needed This Week!! –  Sign Up

  • 2 Walking chaperones for museums – Wednesday, June 2 8:30-11:30 am
  • Bowling in Garner! – Thursday, June 9th 9:30 am-12:00 pm (3 drivers needed)

$$$ – Donation Needed – Thank you Feldman family for donating to our bowling excursion. Parents, the Exploris PTO has reserved $400 to sponsor a 6th grade activity which we plan to put toward bowling.  However, the cost is $132, and we prefer to avoid collecting money at this juncture.  We are seeking a few parents to make donations and sponsor the remaining cost of the event with donations. Any amount is appreciated.  Email Shardy

EOG’s are this week! Perfect attendance needed! Students must arrive by 8:15. 

  • Wed. June 1, Reading EOG
  • Friday, June 3, Math EOG
  • Calculators will be collected. The school has some, but not enough for ALL 6th graders.

SCHOOL DEVICES MUST BE RETURNED: All school devices must be returned to school, including chargers. Please return school devices ASAP. 

SIXTH GRADE LIBRARY: Please check around your house, cars, bedrooms, backpacks, etc. for our class library books. Most are labeled with EMS or EMS-6. Please return our books so we can refill and refresh our library!

NC Museum of Natural Sciences will be hosting a week of residential Girls in Science: 

Summer Ed-Venture at Blue Jay Point County Park for rising 6th & 7th grade students in July. Interested students need to both apply and secure a teacher recommendation to be considered for the camp. I’m inviting you to share camp information with students you think would enjoy this opportunity and, if possible, offer to complete the recommendation form as well. Full camp details are found here and the application deadline is Monday, June 6. 

ASTROCAMP REFUND UPDATE: Exploris is preparing refund checks for payments made for Astrocamp. Exploris is waiting to receive the refund of the payment made to Astrocamp, which we expect to receive around May 20. As soon as we receive the check from Astrocamp, refund checks will be sent out to the families. Thank you for your patience as we await this final refund from Astrocamp. 

VOLUNTEER SURVEY: Thanks to all of you who have helped contribute to the success of this year through your service. Service no matter how small or how big is what makes our school community thrive. Your input matters and we want to hear from you. Can you click this link or use the QR code to answer the three simple questions to help us improve for next year?

Link to Service Survey

YEARBOOK UPDATE: Yearbooks have sold out!  Sometimes the publisher sends a few extras that we can sell for cash-on-hand but we won’t know until they arrive. Delivery date should be any day now and we will distribute at school once they arrive and are organized



  • Yu-Gi-Oh Card Club (every other Tuesday 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)
  • 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
Monday, May 30 Holiday – Memorial Day
Wed, June 1 Reading EOG
Friday, June 3 Math EOG
Thursday, June 9Bowling!  9:30-12pm
Friday, June 108th grade graduation/Last Day of School – Dismissal 12:15pm (No after care program)

Your Team,

Devon, Emily, Loren, and Shannon

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