We will arrive between 3:35-3:40!

Parents,

Please do not come to pick up your child until 3:35-3:40. We will be using the Ugly Monkey parking lot to unload and if you are parked there or arrive early, you will need to circle the block or park elsewhere. Thank you for your cooperation!

Math/ELA Special Announcements

ELA: We will begin our next class book, World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky, next week. We have copies that students may use but students are welcome to purchase their owwfwn copy. Our copies are in excellent condition and if they are lost or damaged, they will need to be replaced. 

 

 

Math:

6th Grade is celebrating Pi Day! 

March 14 is known ‘around’ the world (see what I did there?) as “Pi Day!” We will be celebrating this amazing number by learning about the use of Pi in circles and enjoying a little “pi” while we learn. We need your help! Please sign up if you are willing to donate a pie or utensils/plates for this occasion. Please send in your pie/items Thursday, March 14th. Pies are a school donation and will be distributed evenly between both 6th grade Math classes and may not stay with your student. Sign up here!!!!

Weekly Letter

weeklyletter

 

March 11, 2019

Exploris Grade 6 Weekly Letter

CARPOOL REMINDER: Students will not be dismissed until 3:15. Please plan accordingly. If you arrive before your child has made their way to carpool, you may be asked to circle the block. If your child takes a few minutes to get to carpool, please arrive after 3:15.

ASTROCAMP IS NEXT MONDAY AND TUESDAY! Here are a few announcements:

  • We will leave around 8:30 am on Monday and return in time for normal dismissal (3:15) on Tuesday.
  • Students will need to bring a sleeping bag or bedding and a pillow.
  • We will post the itinerary and packing list later this week.
  • Student cell phones are not allowed.

KODA CARE NEEDED! -Please sign up if you can help take care of Koda!: Koda is our classroom Hedgehog and she needs families to care for her during the weekends and breaks. We need families to sign up for the months of April/May/June. 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.

Yearbooks for Sale –FINAL CHANCE TO GET YOUR YEARBOOK! Click here to purchase your 2018-2019 yearbook for $40

Model UN Club will take place every Friday in 8 North from 3:20 pm until 4:20 pm. Please be on time and ready to work.

Student-led Drama Club: Sixth graders are going to begin a Drama Club on Tuesday, March 26th from 3:15-4:15. If you’re interested in attending, please meet in the matcha space on Tuesday, March 26th. Students need to be picked up promptly at 4:15 or they will need to go to the afterschool program. Please email Devon if you have any questions.

Battle of the Books It’s almost time for competition- Meeting dates are 3/19, 3/25, 4/2, and competition is on Saturday, April 6, 11AM at East Wake Academy

Authors Only meetings will be 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.  

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.

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 attendance@exploris.org and your child’s crew teacher. When checking in to the system, be sure to use your child’s legal name.

Homework – Weekly Requirements:

Monday

3/11

  • Teacher Workday
Tuesday

3/12

  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • Work on Khan Academy
  • Work on No Red Ink
    • Authors Only
  • No Fossil Club
  • Nash Square for lunch/weather permitting  (arms and legs must be covered if under 40 degrees!)
Wednesday

3/13

  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • Work on Khan Academy
  • Work on No Red Ink
  • Service Learning
  • Analytics Club
Thursday

3/14

  • Finish No Red Ink lesson by 3:15
  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • Khan Academy
  • Allies Club
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
Friday

3/15

  • Elective #2
  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • No Red Ink quiz
  • Khan Academy due Monday
  • Math Unit Test Corrections due Friday
  • Model UN
NEXT WEEK:

  • Overnight Field Experience Monday-Tuesday!

Important Dates (Exploris CALENDAR)

Monday, March 11 – 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-School Closed

Friday, June 7 – Graduation (10:30 am), early dismissal

Friday, June 8 – End of Third Trimester, last day of school

 

Who’s Who?

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

 

RESOURCES:

Parent and Teacher Organization

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 info@raleigh-crossfit.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

 

Weekly Letter

weeklyletter

March 4, 2019

Exploris Grade 6 Weekly Letter

PORTFOLIO CONFERENCES ARE THIS WEEK! SCHEDULES ARE POSTED BELOW:

Devon’s Conference Schedule

Juliana’s Conference Schedule

Loren’s Conference Schedule

Shawna’s Conference Schedule

SNACK SIGN UP: We want to be able to provide snacks for any student who is unable to bring a snack from home for financial reasons. We are offering all families an opportunity to support this effort by sending in snacks. If you would like to participate please use the following link to sign up. You can send in snacks with your child or drop off at either campus. Thank you for your support.

Snack sign up

Yearbooks for Sale –FINAL CHANCE TO GET YOUR YEARBOOK! Click here to purchase your 2018-2019 yearbook for $40

Model UN Club will take place every Friday in 8 North from 3:20 pm until 4:20 pm. Please be on time and ready to work.

Battle of the Books meetings will be the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month (until we get closer to competition time in the Spring.

Authors Only meetings will be 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.  

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.

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 attendance@exploris.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.

Homework – Weekly Requirements:

Monday

3/4

  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • Work on Khan Academy/ Problem of the week
  • No Red Ink
Tuesday

3/5

  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • Work on Khan Academy/ Problem of the week
  • No Red Ink
  • Battle of the Books
  • Nash Square for lunch/weather permitting  (arms and legs must be covered if under 40 degrees!)
Wednesday

3/6

  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • Work on Khan Academy / Problem of the week
  • Finish No Red Ink
  • Analytics Club
Thursday

3/7

  • No Red Ink assignment due
  • No Red Ink quiz due Tuesday!
  • Read for 20-30 minutes and complete reading log
  • Khan Academy due
  • Problem of the Week
  • End of Second Trimester
  • Allies Club
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
Friday

3/8

  • Teacher Workday
  • Model UN
NEXT WEEK:

  • Teacher Workday on Monday, March 11th!
  • No Red Ink Quiz due Tuesday, March 12th!
  • Problem of the Week due Tuesday, March 12th

Important Dates (Exploris CALENDAR)

Friday, March 8 – End of Second Trimester, Teacher Workday

Monday, March 11 – 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

 

Who’s Who?

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

 

RESOURCES:

Parent and Teacher Organization

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 info@raleigh-crossfit.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

 

Weekly Letter

weeklyletter

February 25, 2019

Exploris Grade 6 Weekly Letter

Dear Parents,

Our overnight field experience is coming up! We are sending home field trip permission forms today. There are TWO forms to complete: one for Exploris and one for Astrocamp. Please complete and send these forms back in by Friday, March 1st. Also, please send in final Astrocamp payments by Friday, March 1st.  Please contact your Crew teacher if you have any questions. Thank you!

Reminder about school hours:
The middle school building is open to all students between 7:55 AM and 3:15 PM. If your student needs to be on campus before or after these times, they must be under the supervision of an adult. This might include meeting with a teacher, attending a club, or attending the Before & After School Program. If your student needs to come to school before 7:55 or if they need to stay after carpool or after the dismissal of a club, please enroll them in the Before & After School Program. The details about the program hours and cost can be found on the school website at https://www.exploris.org/before-after-school-care/ . You can also find the link to register and pay at this web address. Thank you!

HAVE YOU SIGNED UP FOR A PORTFOLIO CONFERENCE: Sixth grade student-led portfolio conferences will be held the week of March 4, 2019. You should have received an email from your Crew teacher to schedule a conference. Please contact your Crew teacher if you did not receive an email.

Devon’s Conference Schedule

Juliana’s Conference Schedule

Loren’s Conference Schedule

Shawna’s Conference Schedule

FOOD ALLERGY INFORMATION NEEDED!: Please complete this form to let us know about any dietary restrictions your child may have. Parents chaperones, please also complete the form.  Contact your Crew teacher with any questions.

Yearbooks for Sale – FINAL CHANCE TO GET YOUR YEARBOOK! Click here to purchase your 2018-2019 yearbook. The price is $35. It increases on February 22 to $40 and sales after Feb 22 aren’t guaranteed delivery. Get your order in by February 22!

Model UN Club will take place every Friday in 8 North from 3:20 pm until 4:20 pm. Please be on time and ready to work.

Spring CAM DOCENTS: Calling all art lovers and lovers of First Friday! Our SPRING Exploris CAM Docents Program is preparing to kickoff for the Spring season! Exploris has a strong relationship with the Museum for Contemporary Art and Design in downtown Raleigh. Each year we ask interested students to apply to become CAM Docents. The Docent Program allows students the opportunity to participate throughout the year in the art exhibitions being featured at CAM. Students spend 4 weeks (once per week) training to become speakers of art, at which point they select one piece which will become theirs to focus on. Students will spend 2 hours on First Friday’s and Family Day Saturdays (beginning in April) discussing art, the artist perspective as well as their own, and the piece that they have chosen, with those visiting the museum. The CAM Docent program allows our Exploris students to become Ambassadors of Art for the downtown Raleigh community.  Docent Trainings will be held every Monday from 3:45-5:15pm at CAM. Training will begin March 4th. We will meet in 6 East at Exploris Middle School and walk to CAM together!  ALL interested students are encouraged to apply. Complete all parts of this APPLICATION or ask your crew teacher for a copy. SPRING 2019 CAM Docent Program Applications are due TUESDAY February 26th and should be turned in downstairs in the 6th grade office to Shawna.  If you have any questions please contact Shawna Scipione (sscipione@exploris.org)

Battle of the Books meetings will be the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month (until we get closer to competition time in the Spring.

Authors Only meetings will be 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.  

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.

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 attendance@exploris.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.

Homework – Weekly Requirements:

Monday

2/25

  • Read for 20-30 minutes
  • Relationship reflection for portfolio due by end of day
  • Work on Khan Academy
Tuesday

2/26

  • Read for 20-30 minutes
  • Work on Khan Academy
  • Work on portfolio
  • Fossil Club
  • Authors Only
  • Nash Square for lunch/weather permitting  (arms and legs must be covered if under 40 degrees!)
Wednesday

2/27

  • Read for 20-30 minutes
  • Work on portfolio
  • Service Learning
  • Work on Khan Academy
  • Analytics Club
Thursday

2/28

  • Read for 20-30 minutes
  • Work on Khan Academy
  • Work on portfolio
  • Allies Club
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
Friday

3/1

  • All ASTROCAMP PAYMENTS DUE!
  • ALL ASTROCAMP FORMS DUE! (sent home on Monday!)
  • Portfolio due today!
  • Elective #1-bring supplies and/or payment
  • Read for 20-30 minutes
  • Khan Academy assignments due
  • Model UN
NEXT WEEK:

  • Teacher Workday on Friday, March 8th and Monday, March 11th!

Important Dates (Exploris CALENDAR)

Friday, March 8 – End of Second Trimester, Teacher Workday

Monday, March 11 – 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

 

Who’s Who?

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

 

RESOURCES:

Parent and Teacher Organization

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 info@raleigh-crossfit.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

 

Weekly Letter

weeklyletter

February 19, 2019

Exploris Grade 6 Weekly Letter

HAVE YOU SIGNED UP FOR A PORTFOLIO CONFERENCE?: Sixth grade student-led portfolio conferences will be held the week of March 4, 2019. You should have received an email from your Crew teacher to schedule a conference. Please contact your Crew teacher if you did not receive an email.

Devon’s Conference Schedule

Juliana’s Conference Schedule

Loren’s Conference Schedule

Shawna’s Conference Schedule

Please complete the INTENT TO RETURN form! With the lottery coming up, we need to do some planning for next year. So, we need to get information about your plans for the 2019-2020 school year. Please complete this form – https://goo.gl/forms/8KH7P16vNL8CmPdI2 – to indicate whether or not your child(ren) will return to Exploris next year. Please submit a response for each of your children by February 15.

FOOD ALLERGY INFORMATION NEEDED!: Please complete this form to let us know about any dietary restrictions your child may have. Parents chaperones, please also complete the form.  Contact your Crew teacher with any questions.

Yearbooks for Sale – FINAL CHANCE TO GET YOUR YEARBOOK! Click here to purchase your 2018-2019 yearbook. The price is $35. It increases on February 22 to $40 and sales after Feb 22 aren’t guaranteed delivery. Get your order in by February 22!

BOOK CLUB OPPORTUNITY: The Equity and Diversity Committee invites parents and caregivers to participate in our first educational enrichment opportunity, a book group discussion of “Raising White Kids” by Jennifer Harvey. You can find out more about the book here: https://www.npr.org/books/titles/637582667/raising-white-kids-bringing-up-children-in-a-racially-unjust-america

 

We’ll read the discuss the book in three sections:

March 3 (3-4:30 pm)

March 16 (4-5:30)

March 31 (3-4:30)

 

Morning Times (upstairs)

10 E Hargett Street,

Raleigh, NC 27601

 

Copies of the book will be available at Quail Ridge (4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road, Raleigh, NC  27609)

 

Please contact Melissa Florer-Bixler to add your name to the email list and receive updates and chapters assigned for discussion each week.

melissa.florerbixler@gmail.com

 

DON’T GET TOWED!:  As you know Morgan Street Food Hall has attracted lots of people to the area around the Middle School. Our landlords have informed us that ACE towing will be monitoring parking at the MIDDLE SCHOOL campus. They will be towing any cars that do not have a hang tag. We wanted you to be aware of this so you don’t end up with a costly inconvenience.

Model UN Club will take place every Friday in 8 North from 3:20 pm until 4:20 pm. Please be on time and ready to work.

 

Spring CAM DOCENTS: Calling all art lovers and lovers of First Friday! Our SPRING Exploris CAM Docents Program is preparing to kickoff for the Spring season! Exploris has a strong relationship with the Museum for Contemporary Art and Design in downtown Raleigh. Each year we ask interested students to apply to become CAM Docents. The Docent Program allows students the opportunity to participate throughout the year in the art exhibitions being featured at CAM. Students spend 4 weeks (once per week) training to become speakers of art, at which point they select one piece which will become theirs to focus on. Students will spend 2 hours on First Friday’s and Family Day Saturdays (beginning in April) discussing art, the artist perspective as well as their own, and the piece that they have chosen, with those visiting the museum. The CAM Docent program allows our Exploris students to become Ambassadors of Art for the downtown Raleigh community.  Docent Trainings will be held every Monday from 3:45-5:15pm at CAM. Training will begin March 4th. We will meet in 6 East at Exploris Middle School and walk to CAM together!  ALL interested students are encouraged to apply. Complete all parts of this APPLICATION or ask your crew teacher for a copy. SPRING 2019 CAM Docent Program Applications are due TUESDAY February 26th and should be turned in downstairs in the 6th grade office to Shawna.  If you have any questions please contact Shawna Scipione (sscipione@exploris.org)

Battle of the Books meetings will be the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month (until we get closer to competition time in the Spring.

 

Authors Only meetings will be 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.  

 

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.

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 attendance@exploris.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.

 

Homework – Weekly Requirements:

Monday

2/18

  • Teacher Workday
Tuesday

2/19

  • Read for 20-30 minutes
  • Work on Khan Academy
  • Complete Unit 5 Test corrections
  • Work on portfolio
  • Fossil Club
  • Battle of the Books
  • Nash Square for lunch/weather permitting  (arms and legs must be covered if under 40 degrees!)
Wednesday

2/20

  • Read for 20-30 minutes
  • Work on portfolio
  • Work on Khan Academy
  • Complete Unit 5 Test corrections
  • Analytics Club
Thursday

2/21

  • Read for 20-30 minutes
  • Work on Khan Academy
  • Complete Unit 5 Test corrections
  • Work on portfolio
  • Allies Club
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
Friday

2/22

  • Read for 20-30 minutes
  • Work on portfolio
  • Work on Khan Academy
  • Unit 5 Test corrections WITH parent signature DUE
NEXT WEEK:

  • Electives begin on Friday, March 1st!

Important Dates (Exploris CALENDAR)

Monday, Feb 18 – Teacher Workday

Friday, March 8 – End of Second Trimester, Teacher Workday

Monday, March 11 – 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

 

Who’s Who?

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

 

RESOURCES:

Parent and Teacher Organization

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 info@raleigh-crossfit.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