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Week 5 Message from Mrs. Graf

August 13, 2018  Week 5 of School

School Messenger


Good afternoon Explorers,

It’s Week 5 of school already!  We are in full swing and our students and teachers are working diligently to learn and grow every day!


Open House Success:  Open House on Thursday evening was our best yet!  We had a great turnout and the received many compliments for our new format in the upper grades.  All presentations will be posted on the parent engagement page on our school website. I also want to give a shout out to our PTA for scheduling Kona Ice to be on campus for Popsicles on the Playground and for manning the PTA table, recruiting parents to join our school improvement efforts and sell the spirit wear.  Great job PTA! Please call the school with any questions.


This Week:  The PTA is in full swing and Snifty Pencils are being sold. If  you remember, these pencils were a HOT item last year and the PTA is fully stocked and ready to bring snifty pencils back to the classroom.  Snifty Pencils costs $1.00 and can be ordered through the homeroom teacher. The PTA will fill orders on Friday.


Looking Ahead:


  • Interims Go Home 8/24/2018 Please check your child’s bookbag for this important document.
  • 9/3 No School: Labor Day Holiday
  • 9/4-6 CogAt Testing for 3rd Grade
  • 9/6 Digital Family Night 5:30-7:30; limited to 20 families. 
  • 9/17-21 Spirit Week
  • 9/20 Quarter 1 Report Cards Sent Home
  • 9/24 Teacher Workday:   Parent Conference Day
  • Student Track Out 1:  September 24-October 5, 2018



School Year Dates to Mark Your Calendars:

Student Track Out 1:  September 24-October 5, 2018

Student Track Out 2/Holiday Break:  December 17-January 2, 2019

Last Track Out/Spring Break:  March 11-22, 2019

Early Release Dates:  8/17, 10/19, 11/20, 01/18, 02/15, & 3/8  School will release at 1:15 p.m.

Holidays/No School:  9/3, 11/12, 11/21-23, 01/21, 04/19, 5/27

Last Day of School:  5/24

All of this information will be posted on the school website under Principal Messages.  Please call the school at 919-773-7411 with any questions.


Always Explorer Proud,  
Mrs. Graf