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Principal Message Week of March 1-5, 2021

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Explorer Parents,


Happy Monday!  This week we welcome students back to school on Cohort A in Grades 4 & 5!  It will be great to see faces we haven’t seen since before Winter Break. :) Students in Pre-K-3rd should be attending everyday if you are participating in Plan B Transition.  Virtual Academy enrollees remain in the remote/virtual setting.  


This Month:  March

3 Asynchronous Day: Students complete independent work assignments. 

11 Multicultural Night

15-16 Teacher Work Days:  NO School for Students. 

17-26 Track Out Days

22 Return back to school for Students on Plan B Transition PreK-3rd, Cohort 1/A 4th &%th


Positivity Project

The Positivity Project Character strength this week is EnthusiasmEnthusiasm means you approach life with excitement and energy. You energize people around you. It is the ability to bring life and excitement to different situations. It often leads to a higher level of involvement and engagement both for individuals and for groups. Those who demonstrate zest and enthusiasm bring an energy and level of intensity to individual and group work. These people are often identified as early leaders and innovators as a result of their outward excitement about a task or project. Look for these people to recruit new group members and generate ideas.


People with enthusiasm and zest are happy, but this strength goes beyond happiness or pleasure. It is an activated positive energy, and associated with self-realization and autonomy. Zest is a strength that has strong connotations with both physical and mental vitality and well-being. It can be fortified through diet, exercise, mindset, and social connection.

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” -RALPH WALDO EMERSON


Grades PreK-2 questions to discuss with your child this week are:

  1. How does enthusiasm make a difference in your life?
  2. If enthusiasm is contagious, can negativity be contagious too?
  3. What can you do to help others feel enthusiastic? Why is this important?

Parents click here for more P2 information, a video, and quotes on Enthusiasm. Password is P2


Grades 3-5 questions to discuss with your child this week are:

  1. How can enthusiasm help people in a difficult situation?
  2. Is it okay to not be enthusiastic all of the time?
  3. Is enthusiasm important for leaders to have? Why or why not?

Parents click here for more P2 information, a video, and quotes on Enthusiasm. Password is P2


Preliminary Retention & Participation/Engagement Letters Sent Home:  This week notification about student progress, and participation and engagement letters will be sent home with face to face students and mailed home to students in Virtual Academy.  This is not a decision about retention.  This is notification to parents as required by policy along with a request for a conference to help mitigate barriers that may be preventing participation and engagement that could be preventing a student from making academic progress.  Please contact us to schedule a time to develop a plan to support your child if you receive a letter.  

That’s it Explorers!  We thank you for supporting your child and the school during these challenging times.  If you need support or additional resources and information, please feel free to contact me at 919-773-7411 or and I can direct you to the appropriate resources.  Explorer Proud, Mrs. Graf