Post: This Week at Explore! - November 13th
Fall has quickly faded to Winter in Nashville! Take a few moments to dig out your heavy coats, gloves and hats for the week ahead. Our weather looks chilly and we want Explorers to stay warm!
Wednesday, November 16th - End of Progress Report 2
Thursday, November 17th - Spirit Night at Boombozz Pizza
Friday, November 18th - Lower School Exhibition of Learning
Monday, November 21st - Progress Reports Go Home with Explorers
Tuesday, November 22nd - 2:45 PM Dismissal
Wednesday, November 23rd - Friday, November 25th - Thanksgiving Break
Updated Breakfast Process
Beginning on Monday, November 14th, Explorers will notice a new process for eating breakfast. Instead of serving food in the classrooms, cafeteria staff will have serving stations at the car-rider, bus and walker entrances. Explorers who want breakfast will grab a bag and continue to their classroom. Additional staff will be available to support Explorers tomorrow and we hope this new process makes it even simpler to enjoy a healthy breakfast at school!
Spirit Night at Boombozz
Join our Family Advisory Council on Thursday, November 17th at Boombozz Pizza in East Nashville! All proceeds will benefit our Community Care Fund, supporting the needs of families in our community.
Lower School Exhibition of Learning - Schools Around the World
We invite all lower school families to Explore! on Friday , November 18th from 9-11 AM for our first Exhibition of Learning! This is an important part of the academic experience at our school and gives Explorers the opportunity to showcase their hard work in front of peers, staff and families. This year, Explorers have worked to answer the question, “How is learning around the world similar and different?”
If you plan to attend, please bring a photo ID for entry. All guests will enter and exit through the main entrance. Explorers must remain with their teacher at all times, so if you choose to check out your Explorer early, return to the main entrance and our Operations Team will assist. Ms. Talbot has posted additional information on the lower school Bloomz channel!
Cold and Flu Season< /u>
As we enter the peak holiday season, we know that cold, flu and other illnesses tend to increase as well. Please encourage Explorers to wash their hands frequently, cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing, and stay home if they have a fever or are feeling ill. Additionally, we encourage Explorers to wear a mask if they’re experiencing symptoms to limit any possible exposure to other Explorers or staff.
Middle School SAC Elections
Last week, middle school Explorers had the unique opportunity to cast their ballot in our Student Advisory Council (SAC) elections. Thank you to Ms. Smith and Ms. McIntyre for making it happen! E xplorers who ran for office displayed immense courage, so we want to give a special shout-out to everyone who made posters and speeches last week. The following six Explorers were elected by their peers to serve on this year’s SAC!
5th Grade - Cedar Lacy and Damien Cochran
6th Grade - Ada Hill and Asher Outlaw
7th Grade - Molly Darrow and Trevin Johnson
Explore! Community School recently partnered with Possip, a digital family engagement tool that is used by many schools across the country, including Nashville. The goal of this partnership is to increase opportunities for caregivers to provide feedback to school leadership about areas of strength, as well as areas of concern. Beginning later this month, caregivers may receive a text from Possip with a short survey. These “pulse checks” are designed to take less than 60 seconds to complete and are translated into nearly 100 languages. We invite you to share your feedback to help make Explore! Community School the best charter school in Nashville!
Make it a great day,
Explore! Community School
Cameron Gish - Executive Principal (Explore! Community School)