January 7th, 2019  

January 7th, 2019                              Exploris Grade 7

Welcome back! We are so excited to see everyone today and look forward to getting back into the swing of things. Please help your child get back into good habits of reading nightly and sitting down to do their homework. The least they should have each night is to read for 30 mins., do some Khan, and review their notes from the day.

With the start of the new year, we are implementing a new strategy to manage behavior. We often find that instructional time is spent managing side conversations. In an effort to thwart those interruptions students will be given a silent warning and will then asked to leave the room should the disruptive behavior continue. When students are sent out of the classroom for disrupting class, we will be asking them to send an email home to describe why their behavior removed them from the classroom. The goal of this email is to both alert parents of their child’s behavior and have the student reflect.

REMINDER: Portfolios have been changed to the week of January 28 – 31st.  If you have not scheduled a time please contact your child’s crew teacher. In the meantime, please purchase 1 package of page protectors to share with the class for portfolios.

Announcements:

EXPRESSIONS DAY: It’s time to share your talents with the Exploris Community! We are looking for crews, small groups, and individuals to perform at Expressions Day on January 18th from 1:30-3:00 at Christ the King Presbyterian Church located at 117 S. West St. Each grade level will have equal time to show off of their talent and school spirit. Crew teachers will share details about getting your act approved. Parents are welcome to join us!

Model UN is accepting applications! Do you like learning about other countries? Are you curious about global attitudes regarding hunger, health, and the economy? Do you want to strengthen your skills in public speaking? Consider joining our award-winning Model United Nations Delegation- we are looking for nine eager students to represent Exploris! Starting January 19th, we will meet every Friday afterschool to prepare for the 2019 Triangle Model United Nations conference at UNC. Last year, Exploris won awards in Best Diplomat, Most Compassionate, and Best Delegate. Complete your application here; the deadline to submit your application is Friday, January 11th.

Yearbooks for Sale – Click here to purchase your 2018-2019 yearbook. The price is $35.

REPLAY IT APP

Parents and students, can you please download the replay it app to your phones or use the website to submit pictures for yearbook! Thank you!

Khan Deadlines – Math CC7 for Math CC7:                  

    1. First Monday in February (February 4th ) Please note the later date.  75% DUE
    2. Middle of April  (April 15th) 95% DUE

 

  • MAY 1st 100% DUE

 

As of this Monday , students who have not met their Khan deadline will be asked to come in twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7-7:45 am, until they are caught up.

Washington DC (April 30 – May 3)

The per student cost for this field trip is $300. Please pay ASAP!

IMPORTANT DATES

Expressions Day- January 18th

ML King Day – January 21st

Portfolios – January 28th-31st

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