Weekly Update  October 28th, 2019 

7th Grade  Weekly Update 

October 28th, 2019 


Happy Monday! 

You may have noticed that 7th graders are juggling a lot right now. There are multiple group projects in the works and some independent writing assignments. Not to forget their regular practice work on Khan or No Red Ink. I hope they all still have time for some reading at the end of it all, each night 🙂 Thank you for your help giving structure, time and space to get work done. Thank for your flexibility in getting them here early or picking them up late as they get extra help or project work time with their group. It’s all paying off and we’re seeing them show a lot more responsibility! 

This week we will have our Lockdown Drill and Shelter in Place drills. Students may need to debrief with you those drills, as they bring up different responses in different children. It also may be helpful for them to review the procedures with you and the difference between the two. We will be spending extra time in Crew this week to allow for some processing and make sure everyone is clear in the procedures that keep us safe in emergencies. 

Finally, we know it is Halloween week and want to send out a quick reminder about candy at school. So, as a reminder: Generally, students should not bring candy to school, but in lieu of Halloween, we think it is OK for students to bring one piece of candy in their lunchbox. However, candy dealers and distributors will have their stash confiscated. Also, no costumes at school. 

Yours in partnership, 

Team 7 


7th grade Thursday Help Hall: We had a great Thursday Help Hall last week, and hope to see more students come this week! This is a time for small group tutoring for students who are behind in classes or need extra help on assignments. Students can choose to come OR they may be required to come. We will let them know the week of, when they are required to come based off of missing work or behavior. 


Saturday School: We be requiring some students to attend Saturday school to further make up outstanding work or get extra help from teachers. You will be notified in advance if your child is required to attend. The first Saturday school will be November 9th from 8 am – 10 am. 



To kick off the Annual Fund, we will be hosting an annual Day of Giving on Tuesday, November 5. We hope everyone in the Exploris community will donate on this day…our goal is to raise $100,000 in 24 hours! You can send in a check to The Exploris School (memo: Annual Fund). We will also provide an easy link for online donations or to set up recurring monthly payments.

Does your child have grandparents who would be willing to contribute to the Annual Fund? We would love to contact them! (We will send one invitation and one reminder.) Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/GCYG172XtVvEwX4U9

Questions? Email Kimberly Harris at annualfund@exploris.org.

Thank you for helping to support Exploris!

Weekend Rat Care  –  For any students/families who may be interested in taking home our classroom pet rats for the weekend, please use the sign-up below to sign up for a weekend to take them home. More dates after winter break will come later. Thanks so much!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044ca5a82ca4ff2-weekend   

Yearbooks for Sale – Click here to purchase your 2019-2020 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! 


Club News 

Cross Country –  Please have your child bring their uniform to Sharon or Adrian.  


Integrity.  Passion. Teamwork. Discipline. Respect.  These are qualities that we all would like to see in our youth. The Raleigh Redhawks Rugby Club partners with schools and parents to instill these characteristics through the game of rugby.  Rugby improves athletic abilities and offers physical conditioning applicable to any sport. Redhawks welcomes males and females of all skill sets from grades k-12.  Registration is now open for the January –May season. Try rugby through our Fall free Saturday non-contact sessions at Baileywick Road Park, Raleigh, from 9-11 am (second shelter in the rear).


POSITIVE IMPACT CLUB: Do you want to help change the world? If so, join the POSITIVE IMPACT CLUB! Here are some things we can do during our meetings: clean up trash in Nash Square, make cards for people in the hospital and veterans, or make care bags for the homeless. There are so many different ways to have a positive impact on our community! Meetings will start on Thursday, November 7th from 3:15-4:15 in 6W. We hope to see you there!  


Science Olympiad CLUB Meets after school today in 7N! Come to find out your events and partners and get started practicing for your event. Science Olympiad will meet on Mondays from 3:15 – 4:15pm. Contact Emily or Helene with any questions!


Homework & ongoing project work 

Khan Deadlines – Math CC7 for Math CC7:  (**Please write these dates in your calendars**)                

    1. First Monday in December (December 2nd) 50% DUE
    2. First Monday in February (February 10th ) 75% DUE
    3. Middle of April  (April 20th) 95% DUE


  • MAY 4th 100% DUE


NOTE: these due dates are a minimum requirement. If you are planning to challenge yourself – you will need to complete 7th Grade Khan by mid- January and start on 8th grade Khan.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday

working lunch 

Thursday Friday 

Service learning 



Read 30 mins
Claims paper Intro paragraph 

No Red Ink assignments 



Read 30 mins
Lit. circle project work 
No Red Ink assignments 



Read 30 mins
Claims paper rough draft work (Due Mon 11/4) 
No Red Ink assignments 



Read 30 mins
Lit. circle project work 
No Red Ink assignments 

Nov. 1
Service Learning – AM 
Lit. circle Projects DUE 
Electives Start 1:30- 3:15

(meet next 5 Fridays) 


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