2016-17 Back to School Checklist

Back to School is a busy and stressful time.  Use this list to make sure you’re on top of all the To Dos that come with a new school year!



Follow the PTO blog at www.explorispto.org. (Enter your email in the box on the right hand of the page and click “Follow”)

        • This is super important because ALL PTO communication is going through the blog.

Fill out the Parent Involvement Form

Buy School Supplies for 2016-17 School Year.

Add the Exploris Google Calendar to your Google Calendar so you can keep up with important dates for Exploris.

        • Here is the Calendar page.
        •  Click on the “+ Google Calendar” icon in the lower right hand corner.
        • More specific instructions are here.

Join the Exploris Parents Group on Facebook. (Optional). 

  • This page was created by an Exploris parent and is a closed group where Exploris parents can ask questions and share ideas. It is NOT an official Exploris or Exploris PTO group.  Please note that until we can get a copy of the student directory to verify parents/guardians we will not be approving new members.

Join Here!

Register for Lunch Delivery

          • Ordering opens Monday, August 1st via www.myhotlunchbox.com.
          • Instructions on how to login and order will be posted to the Blog and available at Meet the Teacher.
          • Returning families will be able to use their login from last year (just be sure to update your child’s class)
          • Delivery will begin on Monday, August 15th.

Fill out the Carpool Form (optional)

  • If you want to carpool to school or an after school sport or club. This is highly recommended even if you don’t plan on carpooling to school as it enables you to find families who live around you just in case you ever need it!

Take a look at the Exploris PTO Calendar at a Glance 2016-17. (Not Available Yet) NOTE: This calendar is subject to change though out the year.

 Complete all forms on the Exploris School site.  Click here  to get started.

Read the Parent/Student Handbook and sign the last page.  

Register your student(s) for Before-After School Care.  Click here to register and get more info.

Review passive fundraising opportunities. (See the fundraising tab on the PTO site)

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Look over the Programs and Events web page to see what kinds of events will go on at Exploris this year.

Purchase Spirit Wear for your child. (optional)

        • Teachers really like kids to wear Exploris shirts or sweatshirts on Fridays during Service Learning and Field Trips.
        • At “Back to School Open House,” we will be having an inventory clearance sale to get rid of all spirit wear we have in stock (at greatly reduced prices!).
        • The online store is now open until midnight 8/19.  Place your order HERE!
        • Next opportunity for spirit wear will be October.

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One comment

  1. Looking for carpool riders! We have a middle school carpool and live in Lakemont. If you live in Lakemont or Quail Hollow or otherwise nearby, please contact me about carpooling. (We may have both elementary and middle schoolers in the carpool. We are looking into the logistics of doing both.) Please email me or text or call at (919) 270-0506.

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