Explorer Eagles

October 25th Information


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Social Emotional Well Being Survey!

The deadline to fill out the survey has been extended to Friday. Please take 5 minutes to fill out. Your responses are anonymous and will help us understand what families need from school. Thank you!


https://surveys.panoramaed.com/mukilteo/family2021/surveys?language=en

spirit wear for sale

Form is also attached. You can send cash or check with your child, call to use a credit/debit card, or stop by the office to purchase.

Mrs. Olason, our bookkeeper, 425-366-5016

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WEB-Where Everyone Belongs

Explorer’s Student to Student mentor program, WEB, has begun! WEB stands for Where Everybody Belongs. It is a program where 8th grade leaders pair up with 6th grade students to build community and form relationships across grade levels. This year, we had over sixty 8th grade students apply to volunteer to mentor other students. They will be going in to 6th grade classes once a month during Eagles Landing for WEB Wednesday. Each month, the mentors will attend the same class with different games and lessons to help their mentees feel more comfortable at Explorer. We are excited to have this program up and running this year!


This month WEB leaders went into classes to play a name game, do an activity on working together, and received some words of wisdom from their 8th grade leaders.

Students need to leave campus by 3:00 pm Mondays-Thursdays

Unless your child is in a club or participating in a sport, it is expected that students leave campus by 3:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays. Please make plans to pick up your child before 3 or have them walk home.


On Fridays, students need to be off campus by 1:45 pm. There are no clubs on Friday.


Reminder-Boys & Girls Club is no longer at Explorer. This is due to their staff shortage.


See below for the link to all our clubs.

picture retakes tomorrow, Tuesday

If your child needs their pictures taken or needs retakes, please have them listen to announcements for their opportunity to have them taken.

Also those is sports, should bring their packet with them tomorrow for Season 1 sports.

Costumes on Friday

Students are allowed to dress in costumes on Friday, October 29th.

Please make sure:


  • It is school appropriate
  • No weapons or blood including fake ones
  • No full face mask
  • Make up must be put on at home and not at school

Explorer's holiday shop

Every year Explorer hosts a Holiday Shop where students can choose gifts for family and wrap them. Last year, due to Covid, it looked different.


We would like to shake it up again and invite all students to participate. Students can donate, shop, and/or help others wrap gifts.


We are still working on the details. I will keep you posted on how students can shop or wrap at the Holiday Shop.


In the meantime, we need donations. New or in excellent condition gifts and toys are needed.


Students can bring donations to the Resource Room, families can drop off at the main office, cash donations can be sent to PTO via PayPal or Zelle explorerptotreasurer@gmail.com

or you can shop off our Amazon Wish List.

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2WLS6LPD7X0W/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist


Thank you all for your support!

Questions? Email me.

natural leaders

We are working on dates for an upcoming training to become a Natural Leader.

Natural Leaders are parents/guardians that speak a language other than English and are willing to support families who share your language but do not speak English.

If you would like to learn more or would like to sign up for the training, please email me.

Clothes for Kids

If you need support with clothing for your children, please email me. I can give you an invitation to Clothes for Kids in Lynnwood. You will make an appointment to shop for free clothing for your children.

Virtual Opportunities

https://www.arcsno.org/resources/jamies-doc-links/summer-recreation-resources-1/579-2021-winter-spring-activities-guide/file


The Arc Of Snohomish Country has this wonderful 2021 Winter/Early Spring Activities Guide Virtual and Outdoors. ​

With a click of the mouse, you can explore beyond your living room and add knowledge, beauty and fun to your world. There is information available on any topic you can think of. There are so many helpful resources listed in one guide!

  • ​Abundant amount of outdoor activities.
  • Amazing virtual tours or museums from around the world.
  • Amusement park virtual rides!
  • Virtual zoo and aquarium tours, animal spy cams
  • Clubs
  • Virtual camps.
  • Special needs activities and therapeutic programs. ​

The list is endless and so much fun!​

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

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.

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.

Qmlativ

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.

SCHOOLOGY

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.

clubs

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.


https://www.smore.com/7t04u

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!


Football

(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

Softball

(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

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Tracy Lane

Family Engagement Liaison

Mondays - Thursdays 7:45 am - 2 pm

Fridays 7:45 am - 12 pm