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Exciting February Events

Make sure and you have your calendar books for all the exciting events happening at Explore!

Saturday, Feb 1st – Heritage/Enrichment Expo

Smillows Pillow Fundraiser – Due date:  Enrichment Expo 2/1/20

Wednesday, Feb 5th – Picture Day
Saturday, Feb 15th – Basketball Game
Saturday, Feb 15th – Uniform Sales

We are looking for volunteers to support ALL our events.  Print and return below:

Upper School Blue Memo 1.20.20

Upper School Blue Memo Highlights
January 22 – Wednesday Spirit Days – Dress Like a Teacher Day
January 22 – Progress Reports & SOAR Reports Distributed
January 28 and 29 – ELA Dress Rehearsal
January 29 – Wednesday Spirit Days –
Mismatched Dress Day
January 31 – Movie Night
February 5 – Picture Day (Parent Volunteers Needed)
February 5Wednesday Spirit Days – Black Lives Matter
February 15 – Explore Basketball Games @ Explore  (Parent Volunteers Needed)

MONTHLY January Calendar – > View January

ALERT:  End of Year Trip Registration – Overdue!!! If you have not yet submitted your registration form for the end of the year trips, please do so as soon a s possible. We need to know how many students to anticipate. The criteria for eligibility started being tracked before break. Here it is for your convenience:

Plan Ahead
Explore Basketball Schedules (Boys and Girls)  Please come out and support our girls and boys basketball teams!

Filmmaking Workshops – NEW Program!  Explore is providing a new extra-curricular program starting in January on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  We will work with teaching artists from We Major to make our own documentary!  Students interested must submit an application essay by Wednesday, January 8th and commit to all 25 sessions including weekend field trips.  See a draft schedule on the back of the Blue Memo.  For the application, check in with Ms. Baer –

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Lower School Orange Memo 1.20.20

Lower School Orange Memo Highlights
January 20 – MLK Jr. Day – SCHOOL CLOSED
January 24 – 3rd Grade Vision Screening
January 24 – Math Competition
January 28 and January 29 –
ELA Internal Assessment 3
January 30 – 5th Grade MoMath Field Trip
January 31 – K through 5, Movie Night
February 7th – 5th Grade Vision Screening

Plan Ahead February 5 & February 12 Curriculum Nights Every parent should be supporting their student at home to prepare for the ELA and Math exams.  Take an hour out of your schedule and see what they’re working and learn how you can help at home!  Parent support is important!

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2nd Grade Winter Break Packet

Happy Holidays to all our 2nd grade families!  Below is the 2nd grade break packets that is printable and downloadable, just in case your student loses their copy over the break.  All students are required to turn them in on Tuesday, January 7th.

We look forward to seeing everyone in 2020!

Click to download/print –> 2nd grade packet (42 pages)

Upper School Winter Break Packets – Available Online!

Don’t worry if the dog eats your homework, if you forget it at Grandma’s house, we have them posted right here, so you can still meet the deadline!  All homework packets are due Tuesday, January 7th 

6th Grade Packet (28 pages) — 6_Download/Print

7th Grade Packet (28 pages) — 7_Download/Print

Please note that there are two different ones for 8th grade. 

Download/print this version for students IN ALGEBRA class->8_Algebra

Download/print this for anyone NOT enrolled in Algebra –>8_withoutAlgebra

Popcornolpolis Winners!

We are happy to announce that our winners of the Popcornolpolis fundraising competition for Explore
are:  4B – 1st Place,  3A – 2nd Place, KA – 3rd Place.  Special Kudos to Ms. Lakinda Brown was our top seller for the faculty!

These 3 classes have won special class trip to be announced in January.  We understand given the cold weather, we will allow teachers to differ to spring if they so choose

6, 7 & 8th – End of Year Trip Letter to Families

Dear Families,

Last year, we were able to send over 90 students around the country to learn and bond outside the four walls of our school.  We are excited to announce the dates, locations, and prices for the 2020 End of Year overnight trips. Please find all  information below and reach out to Ms. Baer with any questions.

Letter to Parents –>EOY Trip Letter to Families
Students Selling Chocolate to pay for the trip –>Explore Sells Chocolate
6th grade trip registration form –>6th Registration – PHILADELPHIA
7th grade trip registration form –>7th Registration – D.C.
8th grade trip registration form –>8th Registration – ATLANTA

Upper School – Term 2 Letter from Principal

A “must read” for Parents!  Important Upper School information about Term 2!

Title 1 Family Meeting – October 30th

Wednesday, October 30th at 5 pm!

As required under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title I schools
must ensure that families of Title I participating children are informed about
the school’s participation in the Title I program and to provide them with
information on how they can be involved in support of their children’s

2019-2020 Family Student Handbook

Everything our parents,  students, teachers and staff needs 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 –>2019_20 Explore Family Handbook