Parent Association News

Parent Education

Please join us next Wednesday morning as we kick off the first week of a three week parent education series...

Parent Education

Alternatives to Discipline and Language that Helps Children Thrive

Wednesday, October 14th from 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Multiple research studies have shown that many traditional discipline methods have a negative impact on our children over time and fail to help them become their most competent, responsible, happy and thoughtful selves. In this class, parents will look at alternative methods to discipline and how they are successful in redirecting children's behavior and helping children develop conflict resolution skills. In addition, parents will explore the language practices that researchers have found to have the most positive effects for children. Parents will learn how reframing some of their words can impact how their children's brains become wired and improve children’s behavior, helping them become emotionally healthy individuals.

Office hours will be held on the 14th from 9:00 am - 11:00 am in the conference room by the sunflower wall

These office hours are an opportunity for parents to come and talk individually with Teresa about any specific issues, questions or challenges they might have at the time or to talk about the content of the course as it applies to their family. Teresa will have a sign-up sheet at all of the parent education sessions and parents are also encouraged to email Teresa at to sign up for a twenty minute time slot. Parents are also welcome to stop by the office hours if they have not had a chance to sign up in advance.

Upcoming Events

Picture Day

Picture Day is Friday October 16, 2015

Food Drive

Explorer's annual October Canned Food Drive - look for the bins in the hallway. We will be collecting cans of food all month long. Bring a can to Fall Fest and get a free ticket good for any booth or food! Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Parent Association Meeting

The next Parent Association Meeting will be held during Fall Festival from 1:00 – 1:30 in the Library. We look forward to sharing what has been happening, hearing your views and planning some awesome events for our school.

Hope to see you there!

Box Tops for Education


Support Our School

It’s simple!

Clip and collect Box Tops for Education on products you already buy or have in your pantry. Drop them off at school and Explorer gets 10¢ for every box top.

Doesn’t sound like much? Together, we can easily raise over $1,000 to Support Our School.


Drop off at least 5 box tops between now and October 23rd at the box located just inside the front door and you get 5 FREE tickets to the Fall Festival. Just email Amy Blum at after you deposit your box tops and you’ll be on our “5 Free Ticket List” for the Fall Festival on October 24th.

For a complete list of participating products, visit

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