Weekly Update  November 12th, 2019 

7th Grade  Weekly Update 

November 12th, 2019 


Happy Monday! 


Two weeks left in the Trimester and until Thanksgiving break! It’s almost showcase project crunch time and we’re working hard to make sure no one is missing work before the end of the trimester. Thanks to all the parents who have dropped off early, picked up late, or even brought their kids on this past Saturday to show your support for their education. Saturday school was a success and we plan to host most throughout the year as needed. It all adds up as they learn to be responsible and develop their intrinsic motivations. 


Yours in partnership, 

Team 7 


Next DC Payment Due

As we get closer to our DC trip, more deposits are due.  Please get your next $100 payment turned in no later than December 1.  If you want to pay the amount in full, the remaining balance is $250. Please write checks to Exploris.  If you need additional information, please reach out to Leah lperry@exploris.org.


Trimester 1 Showcase: Nov. 19th 1:30-2:20pm  

Come one come all! Students have been working on science fair style experiments that they will display for attendees at showcase. This is a time for them to show off what they have learned this Trimester specifically around the Human Body Systems and the Scientific Method.  


Food Drive! We need food by this Friday Nov. 15!! 

Seventh grade students helping senior citizens at Glenwood Towers are collecting food for the residents to get them through the week of Thanksgiving. The over 300 residents usually have meals delivered through Meals on Wheels, but the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving week, there will be no food delivered. With your help, we are collecting food to give to the residents to help make their Thanksgiving bright and cheery. We’ll need a lot of people to give to make this happen! 


To get this done, we are asking that certain grades focus on buying certain foods.  


K and 1st grade:  please bring in canned meat, or cooked meat pouches 

2nd grade: fruit cups, or dried fruit 

3rd grade:  chewy granola bars

4th grade: mini cakes (like little debbie), or other similar sweet treats 

5th grade:  individual bags of oatmeal

6th grade:  canned goods:  veggies & soup mixes (pop tops, preferably not ones where a can opener is needed)

7th grade:  cracker packs/ individually packaged salty snacks (Please send in ASAP)

8th grade: boxed goods: ramen or mac or cheese individuals, mashed potatoes 


The majority of these residents live alone, so servings for individuals would be ideal. There will be boxes placed throughout the school. The deadline for this project is November 15, 2019, so that we can deliver food to the residents well before the holiday. Please encourage your child to participate in this drive. If you have any questions, please email Mary at mmcway@exploris.org. Thank you!


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 SaleClick here to purchase your 2019-2020 yearbook. The price is $35 



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 

Calling All Readers!  Join our Battle of the Books team and help us keep our 2019 Champion title!  If you love to read, have a great memory, and love a little academic competition- this is for you. We will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month and weekly in the month before the competition in April. Click this link to see the schedule and description of the club and competition. If you would like to join but can’t attend the meeting, email lkent@exploris.org


Exploris “Lightning” Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee Team starts November 12th.

First Practice November 12th after school @ Halifax Mall

Parents Meeting November 12th at 4:45pm @ Halifax Mall

Players of all skill levels welcome


Ultimate is a game that values fair play, skill, hard work, and most importantly, frisbee fun.

A fusion of soccer, basketball, and football with a frisbee, Ultimate is a fast paced game for everyone!

  • Practices at Halifax Mall 3:30-5pm Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning November 12th running through January
    • Students will meet outside the middle school at 3:15pm by the garden at Hillsborough and Harrington Streets, and they will walk with parent chaperones as a group to practice (bring belongings and a full water bottle)
    • Parents are to pick up their players at Halifax Mall at 5pm, or make arrangements for an adult to drive students back to the middle school to be admitted into the after school program.  Per school policy, students may not check themselves into after school
  • Play in the Triangle Ultimate Middle School League games November-January 
  • Committed practice players also welcome
  • Championship tournament in January or February
  • Be a part of an inclusive, supportive, competitive team! 

Davis Fields is coaching this year.  (Thanks, Davis!) Davis is a sophomore at NCSU in civil engineering and a player on the NCSU Ultimate team. He is available and willing to coach our middle school team for the months of November and December. 3:30-5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays: Nov. 12, 14, 19, 21. Dec. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19.  (January practice schedule is TBD.) 

Our goal is to provide a fun, safe environment for learning and enjoying the sport of ultimate. We especially welcome newcomers.

The coaches and parent volunteers have high expectations that students uphold Exploris values when participating in this club activity. Parents should review behavior expectations with their players: 

  • Students are to treat volunteers and fellow students with respect at all times.  
  • Players are responsible for walking safely as a group to practice: no parkour, respect property, no phones, watch for traffic, and cross only at cross walks.  
  • Disrespectful or unsafe behavior will result in the player being checked into after school care ($) and a parent will be notified.
  • Repeat offenders will be asked to leave the team. 

Register your player/s with this Google form -> Exploris Middle School Ultimate Team 2019-2020


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.


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. 


Monday Tuesday Wednesday

working lunch 

Thursday Friday 

Service learning 

No School 


Read 30 mins
No Red Ink assignments 



Read 30 mins
No Red Ink assignments 



Read 30 mins

No Red Ink assignments 

Service Learning – AM 


1:30- 3:15



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