We are excited to welcome back Explorers tomorrow morning after a relaxing Thanksgiving Break with friends and family! It’s always good to slow down for a few days and reflect on all of the blessings around us. We are so glad that your family is part of ours!
When Explorers return on Monday, there are three weeks before Winter Break. This is an important stretch where Explorers can focus on improving grades in their classes prior to the end of the grading period. Please reach out to your Explorer’s teachers with any questions or concerns!
Thursday, December 1st - Tornado Drill
Thursday, December 8th - 7th Grade Exhibition of Learning
Monday, December 12th - 5th Grade Exhibition of Learning
Wednesday, December 14th - 6th Grade Exhibition of Learning
Thursday, December 15th - 2:45 PM Dismissal
Friday, December 16th - PD Day (No School for Expl orers)
Throughout the year, Explorers practice the appropriate response in a variety of emergency situations. On Thursday morning, Explorers will practice our tornado drill procedures after morning arrival. We know this can be triggering for some Explorers, so our Culture Team will be available for any Explorers who need or request support.
Compassion for Community
The Family Advisory Council (FAC) is proudly hosting our annual “Compassion for Community” campaign again this year. One of the goals for this holiday season is for Explore! families to meet the needs of other Explore! families who may be in need. No amount is too big or too small! Our FAC’s goal is to have at least 100 families donate $50 toward this important cause. To donate money, Venmo @explorefamilies (memo: Compassion + child’s grade/teacher). Class participation will be tracked and the top 3 classes will receive a special donut party before Winter Break!
If your family is experiencing food insecurity during Winter Break, please contact TaBoya Holman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys and Girls Basketball
Explorers pla ying boys and girls basketball are off to a great start to the season! Games continue through January and weekly athletic calendars are added to our social media sites on Monday morning. Come cheer on these hard-working athletes representing Explore!
A special “thank you” to everyone who shared feedback via Possip in our first “pulse check!” When asked if families were happy with Explore! that week, 80% of respondents said “yes” and 17% of respondents said “mostly.” Within the 107 responses, there were many areas of celebration, as well as areas of growth. As a leadership team, we will reflect on these comments and adjust our procedures to better serve the commun ity. In future Bloomz posts, I’ll provide a summary of the feedback and also share more about how the feedback is being used by our leadership team.
Make it a great day,
Explore! Community School
Cameron Gish - Executive Principal (Explore! Community School)