Explorer Eagles

October 19th Weekly Information

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Social Emotional Well Being Survey!

Thank you to the 98 parents/guardians who filled it out. We have 879 families here, who else can take 5 minutes to help us support families? Thank you, Thank you! Click the link below to share your anonymous feelings.

It seems everywhere we go someone is asking for us to take a survey. Why? Because it lets schools know what we (families) need. Schools have learned to ask us what we need instead of trying to figure out what we need.

I am asking you, as the parent/guardian/family with a student at Explorer to fill out this survey.

I filled out the staff member version. It took a few minutes and I was pleased with the questions asked.

Your responses will be anonymous. The information collected will help our school and me support our families and students. The more surveys filled out, the more accurate the information will be.

I appreciate your time. Let me know your thoughts of the questions. If any question feels too personal, please feel free to skip it.


All students will participate in a student version of the survey during Eagles' Landing on Monday, Oct. 18th.

Thank you,


PTO, Parent/Guardian Teacher organization Membership

Thank you to our 27 PTO members! At $20 donation per membership that gives us $540 towards supporting our school. Our goal is 100 members. Please consider making a $20 donation.

Our PTO supports our students and teachers here Explorer. In the past our PTO raised money running our students store, because of Covid, membership is our main fundraiser. Please consider making a donation of $20. Your donation is tax deductible, we are a 501c(3)non- profit.

How to donate:

Ways you can support our school and PTO:

  1. You can also support our PTO by linking your FRED MEYER card to our school. This has to be updated each year. Click here to link to Explorer Middle School. Fred Meyer card link
  2. Link you Amazon account to Amazon Smiles and use Explorer Junior High School Parent and Staff Organization as your charity. https://smile.amazon.com/
  3. Shop from our Amazon Wish list to support our Holiday House, items for Resource Room, and school supplies. https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/genericItemsPage/2WLS6LPD7X0W

Natural Leaders

Natural Leaders are trained parents/guardians at our school who speak English and another language. Natural Leaders reach out to families to share information and answer questions about school. NL's also direct families to the appropriate staff at school.

I am working on setting up trainings. If you are interested in learning more and helping us brainstorm ideas on how we (school and Natural Leaders) can work together to support families, please join our Zoom meeting.

Email me with questions.

Our next meeting is Thursday, November 21st from 12 pm to 1 pm on Zoom.

Tracy Lane is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Natural Leaders

Time: Oct 21, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Water Bottles Needed

Thank you who have already donated.

We have a number of students without reusable water bottles. If you have some laying around, please consider donating them to our school. We will have them sanitized and give to students who do not have one. Please send to the resource room with your child or drop off at the main office.

Boys & Girls Club no longer at Explorer

This is due to Boys & Girls Club not having enough staff.
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District is hiring

We are hiring many positions, including bus drivers, food service workers, substitutes, paraeducators, and more! Learn more about the jobs and application process and ask questions during a weekly information Zoom meeting - every Thursday, 4 to 5 p.m. The Zoom link is on the district home page and website calendar. https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Page/10#calendar6564/20211012/month

reminder on checking your child's grades

All teachers will update student grades in Qmlativ twice a month. Many teachers also use Schoology to post assignments, communicate, and/or grades. This can be very helpful if your child is home sick.

Always feel free to reach out to your child's teachers and counselor whenever you'd like.

Email is the best way to communicate. From email you can arrange meetings or telephone conversations when and if needed. Click the email directory below.

Reminder-every teacher uses Qmlativ, some teachers also use Schoology. Your child does know if there teacher posts assignments etc. on Schoology.

Please clink the links below to learn how to sign in and navigate Qmlativ and Schoololgy. Let me know if you have questions after you check them out.


This link will take you to the log in, how to navigate Qmlativ, changing password. Qmlativ is also referred to Family Access/Family Access Portal.


This link will take you to log in, how to navigate Schoology videos, how to change your password. Please email me if you do not know your access code.


All Explorer Clubs are free for Explorer students. Clubs begin afterschool and end by 4:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Students who are bus riders may take the activity bus home at 4:00 pm.

Non-bus riders should be picked up at 4:00 pm or walk home.


Link to Clubs Newsletter-updated

all athletic game schedules

Every Explorer Sport Game Schedule can be found here.

athletic game schedule

Vaccinated, unvaccinated, inside, or outside, everyone wears a mask when on school grounds. Thank you!


(Practice 3:00-4:45)

Coaches: Chris Soth & Michael Lewin

10/6 - Home vs Einstein

10/14 - Home vs Alderwood

10/20 - @ Gateway

10/27 @ Harbour Pointe

11/2 - Home vs Voyager

X Country

(Practice 2:45-4:00 M-F)

Coach: Josh Olson

10/7 - Home vs Gateway

10/14 - @ Heatherwood

10/21 - @ Harbour Pointe

10/27 - @ Shoreline Stadium


(Practice 3:00-5:15M-Th, 1:45-3:45Fri)

Coaches: Anna Wagner & Mary Saffold

10/6 - @ Einstein

10/11 - Home vs College Place

10/13 - Home vs Evergreen

10/14 - @ Brier Terrace

10/18 - Home vs Meadowdale

10/20 - @ North

10/25 - @ Alderwood

10/27 - Home vs Kellogg

10/28 - @ Voyager

future athletics

Season 2 Sports - begin early November, details to come

7th & 8th grade Boys & Girls Soccer

7th & 8th grade Girls Volleyball

7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball

Season 3 Sports - begins mid January - early February, details to come

7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball

6th, 7th, 8th Grade Girls & Boys Wrestling - 6th graders may practice with the team but not compete in matches

Season 4 Sports - Begins April, details to come

6th, 7th, 8th Grade Girls and Boys Track-6th graders may practice with the team but not compete in meets

If your Explorer student is interested in participating in one of those sports, or any of the sports that Explorer offers later in the year (basketball, volleyball, wrestling, soccer, and cross country), there are a few things that you’ll need to do first.

You’ll need to make sure that you sign up for each on FinalForms. You will also need to make sure that you have a physical on file with Explorer that has been completed within the last two years. Please get your child’s physicals completed and turned into the office as soon as possible.

Direction to fill out Final Forms https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Page/429

Directions are under RESOURCES on the right side of page.

Final Forms https://mukilteo-wa.finalforms.com/

More forms and information https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Page/438

Tracy Lane

Family Engagement Liaison

Mondays - Thursdays 7:45 am - 2 pm

Fridays 7:45 am - 12 pm