LS Orange Memo – 091718

Lower School Orange Memo Highlights

Principal Office Hours – Monday through Friday from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Update to “Snack Time” – Chips are now permitted during snack.
Lateness – Student’s are late at 8:00 am
K -4 Dismissal – Mon, Tue, Thur, Friday: 3:30 pm / Wed: 2:00 pm
5th  Dismissal
– Self Dismiss
DHealth Forms – Completed health forms must be submitted by October 15th deadline
Family Income Forms can be filled out online –> (zipcode 11226)


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US Blue Memo 09/17/18

Upper School Blue Memo Highlights

Wednesday, September 19th @ 4:30 pm  – Sports Tryouts
Friday, September 21st – National Hispanic Heritage Month
Saturday, September 22nd – Brooklyn High School Fair @ John Dewey High School
Saturday, September 22nd – Manhattan High School Fair @ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sunday, September 23rd – Brooklyn High School Fair @ John Dewey High School
Sunday, September 23rd – Manhattan High School Fair @ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Friday, September 28th – The US Amazing Race


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Blue Memo – 090518

Upper School Open House – 9/17 and 9/18 @ 8 am

On Monday, September 17 and/or Tuesday, September 18th from 8 am – 9:30 am, you will have a unique opportunity to put YOURSELF in your students shoes…

We are giving you the chance to see what its like to be an Explore Upper School Student.  What better way to support your child, than to be a student with them!


Explore Uniforms – Available with PTO and Cookies Department Store

We have a few uniforms left in stock (outlined below) that are available for purchase.   Short Sleeves – $10.00 / Long Sleeves – $11.00.  If you are interested in purchasing something from the list, please contact Nirmala at 917-693-7611 or via email at

LIGHT BLUE (Grades K – 2nd)
Size 5/6 (Short and Long) – 50 pieces available
Size 7/8 (Long ONLY) – 50 pieces available

ROYAL BLUE (Grades 3rd – 5th)
Size 7/8 (Short and Long) – 60 pieces available
Size 10/12 (Short and Long) – 80 pieces available

NAVY BLUE (Grades 6th – 8th)
Size 10/12 (Short Sleeve ONLY) – 80 pieces available
Size 14 (Long Sleeve ONLY) – 4 pieces available
Size 18/20 (Long Sleeve ONLY) – 4 pieces available

You can also purchase uniforms all year round, at the regular price from Cookies Department Store.  Just enter Explore’s Source Code:  ECSES.

2018-2019 Family Student Handbook

Everything our parents and students need to to know about Explore’s Policy and Procedures for Academics, Attendance, Dress Code and more for all our students from K – 8th Grade.

Available for download and save –>2018-2019 Family Student Handbook

2018 – 2019 Explore School Calendar

There is no time like the present to start planning for the next school year!

1st Day of School Dates
Monday, August 27th – KINDERGARTEN Students – First Day
Wednesday, August 29th – 1st – 8th Grade Students – First Day

Download and save: 2018-2019 Full Year Calendar

K – 5th Classroom Snacks

All K-5 families are required to donate ‘class-sized’ serving (30 students) of snacks along with your school supplies.  Snack are important to fuel our growing learners during the school day.

We appreciate your support!


Snack Expectations
– Dry cereal or any food item that comes with the school breakfast bags
– A snack-sized serving of pretzels
– Fruit that are pre-sliced or naturally easy to eat (for example: apple wedges, grapes, raisins or dried fruit, etc.)
– Sliced Vegetables (for example: carrot sticks, celery sticks, zucchini sticks etc.)
– Granola/Breakfast bars
– Cheese Sticks or Cubed Cheese
– Nuts or Trail Mix
– Crackers
– Students are allowed to drink water during snack time.

Upper School – MANDATORY Expectations during the Summer

*** Upper School Parents – A Must Read***

Please read AND save this important letter that includes how summer break packets work will be done this year!  Online access is essential and if Explore will make computers available on set days/times.  Students who do not complete their summer homework will be held in detention.  Let’s start the next school year off strong!   We are looking for all of our parents support, as we work in partnership to ensure we are setting our children up for success!

Check out our NEW Parent Portal

Please read Mr. Rahman’s Letter to All Upper School Parents and Guardians.  There is some important end of term 1 information as well as some exciting news for our upcoming term 2 start.

Check out our NEW Student Portal

Click on “Student Portal” on the menu bar to find your Winter Break Packets!

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