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Weekly Principal Message April 19-23, 2021

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April 19-23, 2021


Explorer Parents,


Good morning!  It’s a little chilly outside, but we are warm and happy in the building today!  Here is the weekly update!


Talking Points

Parents, please check to ensure that you are receiving messages from School Admin and Specialists via your Talking Points accounts. We want to be sure you are getting the most up to date information from school staff.  If you see that you are not receiving messages from the Admin account or Specialists, please email and she will check your account information.  Thank you. 


Positivity Project

Fairness means you believe that all people have value. You approach situations with an unbiased mindset and treat everyone with respect.  ​​​Fairness combines both the head and the heart. It is the product of moral judgment – the process by which people determine what is morally right and what is morally wrong. Moral reasoning has been explored and analyzed in two main traditions: the justice reasoning approach and the care reasoning approach.


Justice reasoning emphasizes the use of reason and logic. In justice reasoning, fairness is determined by objectively weighing what is right or wrong, as determined by a group, society, or universal ethical principles. Care reasoning, by contrast, emphasizes care and compassion. This approach uses concepts like empathy – and understanding and accounting for the needs, interests, and well-being of another person – when making moral decisions.


Although the two approaches are different, most people use a blend of justice and care reasoning — a combination of their head and their heart — when making choices related to fairness.

“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”-ALBERT EINSTEIN


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

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

1. Is it important to consider everyone’s needs when you are trying to make fair decisions?

2. What are some examples of fairness in your home and in your community?  3.What if the world had no rules?

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

1. How does fairness spread to other people?

2. Is it possible to treat everyone fairly?

3. What can you do if you witness something happening that is unfair?

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


Return of School Materials

This school year we have sent many items home with students to support virtual instruction. Calculators, books, math manipulatives, white boards, etc.  Please return all items if your child is learning In-Person.

Virtual Academy students should drop off all materials that are not being used for 4th Quarter instruction.

Please contact your child's teacher if you have questions about what materials need to be returned.


This Week:  

4/21:  All students in person & Virtual will have the opportunity to view the Raleigh Dance Theatre performance at 9:45 a.m. & Field Day--both virtually with asynchronous activities and face to face with limited activities. 

4/22 & 4/23:  Remote Learning Days:  All students will participate in virtual learning these two days. 


That’s It Explorers!  This information has been posted to the school website.  


Explorer Proud, Mrs. Graf