Fall After School Club Options Posted
Fall's professional vendor and teacher-led club offerings are posted on the Clubs page of this web site. Registration will be open August 1, and run until clubs begin on Aug. 19. Click the 'Clubs' item on the left to visit the clubs page for more info and to see options for Fall. ... read full article
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May Seasons of Giving-SUMMER READINGJenny Tolbert4/30/20195/10/2019
May Seasons of Giving-SUMMER READING
Make and immediate impact in our RP community! Donations of new and gently used books to be distributed to the RP community to ensure all students have books available this summer. See Flyer ... read full article
Last call - Spring Club RegistrationStefanie Hisler2/13/20192/21/2019
Last call - Spring Club Registration
Registration is open for Spring before and after school clubs until 2/21, when it closes. Click on CLUBS to register. Spring session begins the week of Feb. 25.  Changes in Spring session : Girls Empowered! (from the organization that brought us Confident Girls) is back by popular demand.  The Martial Arts club is now led by Gracie Jui Jitsu Martial Arts, to bring us a more comprehensive and fun MA program. Alligator Zone will have two clubs, Think Like an Entrepreneur, and Blog Like an Entrepreneur, both open to MYP and PYP. Visit the CLUBS section to see descriptions of ... read full article
Nominating Committee Elections-January 25Jenny Tolbert1/10/20191/25/2019
Nominating Committee Elections-January 25
Nominating Committee Elections-January 25 The PTSA is taking volunteers for the Nominating Committee for the 2019-2020 school year. Elections for the Nominating Committee will be at the PTSA General Assembly Friday, January 25 in the Teachers Lounge right after drop off. If you or someone you know is interested, or if you would like more information, please contact  ptsamailbox@rolandparkptsa.org .  ... read full article
Strengthen Our Schools - Vote YES on No. 3Jenny Tolbert10/30/201811/7/2018
Strengthen Our Schools - Vote YES on No. 3
Early Voting is OPEN until November 4th.  Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th.  Visit  votehillsborough.org  to find polling locations and more information.     Make your voice heard in support of public education!  Vote ‘IN FAVOR OF’ No. 3 Hillsborough County Referendum.  This is the 1/2 cent tax to support public school maintenance, infrastructure & school security.  This is the  last  measure on your ballot.  Vote LAST to put kids FIRST!  Questions?  Contact  advocacy@ rolandparkptsa.org       *Please note Vote By Mail ballots can be returned to Supervisor of Elections one of three ways:  Mail (at least 5 days ... read full article
Last Call for Winter Club RegistrationStefanie Hisler10/25/201811/13/2018
Last Call for Winter Club Registration
Registration for the Winter clubs session is open until the end of this week. Visit the PTSA Clubs page for all details.   Changes in the clubs program: Confident Girls (not MYP Leadership) is taking the Winter session off, as they typically do, and will be back in the Spring. Hip Hop club with Miss Miranda has been changed to Cheer Dance. See the club description for more details. I-move, the morning yoga club is being replaced with Fit Kids. This is a club that will continue to provide exercise, but using really fun props, obstacles and games, in addition ... read full article
New Club!...Encore Dance CrewStefanie Hisler8/13/20188/17/2018
New Club!...Encore Dance Crew
We are excited to announce a new teacher-led club, the "Encore Dance Crew", for students in grades 1-8, to take place Thursday mornings from 7:15-8:15 in the gym. This is a co-ed program including 20 PYP and 20 MYP students. Students will have the opportunity to learn motor skills, rhythm and movement, dance fundamentals and stage presence. The program also promotes the building of self-esteem. Gymnastics, ballet and Broadway style will be included as well. It also gives students an incentive to excel in their academics along with being good citizens. It will run from August 24 - October 25. ... read full article
Last Week to Register for ClubsStefanie Hisler8/10/20188/17/2018
Last Week to Register for Clubs
Registration for Fall before and after school clubs is open until August 16. The Fall session of clubs begins on Monday, August 20. For security reasons, all students must be registered online to participate. Select the CLUBS option on this web site to register and for all club info. We have three new clubs this Fall, an exercise+yoga club, a technology club, and a teacher-led dance club. All of our clubs from last session are also available.  ... read full article
Dad's Club Movie Night-May 10th!Jenny Tolbert5/3/20195/11/2019
Dad's Club Movie Night-May 10th!
RP Dad’s Club Presents – Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse. May 10 th , 5PM. Food, drinks and Spider-Verse shenanigans! See Flyer ... read full article
Great American Clean Up, Dragons in Service 4 th Quarter Environmental!Jenny Tolbert4/16/20194/28/2019
Great American Clean Up, Dragons in Service 4 th Quarter Environmental!
Join us for the Great American Clean Up at Cypress Point Park on April 27th from 8AM  to 11:30AM . Cypress Point Park is beautiful park on the water. Come enjoy the morning as a family providing service and helping our environment. Please register at  https://goo.gl/forms/KmCIEiNxuAjL8JQe2 Group name is Roland Parks Dragons in Service ... read full article
Be Internet AwesomeJenny Tolbert4/11/20195/2/2019
Be Internet Awesome
Learn ways to be a good digital citizen. The workshop will help educated and engage families in digital wellness, security, access, equity and literacy. Save the date: May 2nd , 5:15-6:30pm EVERYONE is INVITED, this is a family event! RP Media Center Please RSVP to president@rolandparkptsa.org   (Complimentary Dinner will be served afterward) ... read full article
Seasons of Giving- AprilJenny Tolbert4/1/20194/30/2019
Seasons of Giving- April
April Seasons of Giving Make and immediate impact in our RP community! Donations of new and gently used dress clothes for musical performances, 5th and 8th grade dances would be greatly appreciated. See Flyer ... read full article
Legends of the Knight w/ Filmmaker Brett CulpJenny Tolbert3/24/20193/30/2019
Legends of the Knight w/ Filmmaker Brett Culp
Acclaimed filmmaker, Brett Culp, will be joining us again this year on March 29 th at 5:30 in the MPR!!! His speaking engagements and his ability to inspire children and families is legendary . Immediately following Brett there will be a viewing of his 1st film, Legends of the Knight. Concessions will be on sale during the event and in lieu of ticket sales donations will be accepted to support scholarships for our 8th graders International Service Learning Trip to Peru this summer. Brett visited us last year and we viewed his film, Look to the Sky. It was a ... read full article
Beautification Day & Morning in the Discovery GardenJenny Tolbert3/24/20194/14/2019
Beautification Day & Morning in the Discovery Garden
Saturday, April 13th. 9-12PM Please join us for a fun, community building event!   ... read full article
Spring Picnic!Jenny Tolbert3/24/20194/5/2019
Spring Picnic!
Join us on April 5th from 4PM to 6:30PM for Roland Park’s Spring Picnic! There will be complimentary food and drinks, club vendor performances and demonstrations, music, family fun and games to play! Spirit Store will be open from 4:00 to 4:45. All visitors must sign in through the front office. Please contact vpprograms@rolandparkptsa.org with any questions! Spring Picnic Flyer   ... read full article
Celebrating the Arts - Heroes Around MeJenny Tolbert9/28/201810/12/2018
Celebrating the Arts - Heroes Around Me
Celebrating the Arts - Heroes Around Me Let your imagination fly and unleash your inner artist! Create a piece of visual art, choreograph a dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song or take a picture and tell us what the  "Heroes Around Me"  theme means to you. All students are invited to participate and submissions are due by October 15. Contact Maggie Fuller at  reflections@rolandparkptsa.org  for more information.  ... read full article
Registration is Open for Fall ClubsStefanie Hisler7/10/20188/9/2018
Registration is Open for Fall Clubs
Fall clubs registration is open. Select the 'CLUBS' menu item to view club descriptions, schedule, and to register. For safety reasons, all students must be registered by August 16 to participate. We now have before school clubs and other activities. PTSA vendor clubs will no longer include separate material fees.  Update: If your child wants to participate in chorus, orff or drumming, we don’t know the status of these activities now that the teacher has moved from RP.  ... read full article
Spirit Night-California Pizza KitchenJenny Tolbert5/6/20195/20/2019
Spirit Night-California Pizza Kitchen
Dine at California Pizza Kitchen ANY TIME on Friday, May 17 and tell them that you're with Roland Park! 20% of your bill will be donated back to our school! This is a great place to come after the 5th and 8th grade celebrations (or while you are waiting to pick up your students). Bring your friends for lunch or dinner and spread the word!   ... read full article
Parents Night OutJenny Tolbert4/11/20194/21/2019
Parents Night Out
Bring your kids to a fun and safe space to enjoy an evening of games, music, pizza, and lots of laughs. The 8th graders will keep the kids busy playing lots of fun games. The Dojo is walking distance to the Armature and the River Walk, so parents can take full advantage of a lovely night out. Park your car and walk or bike down to all the awesome downtown attractions: Tampa Museum, Shuffle, Ulele, the river taxi, the armature, and so much more! For more info, email  thelanguageapproach@gmail.com . See Flyer  for more details. ... read full article
Spring Book Fair!Jenny Tolbert2/16/20193/2/2019
Spring Book Fair!
The Spring Book Fair is coming up next week!! Did you know book fairs are a major source of funding each year and help to purchase over 60% of the fiction titles in our Media Center? It's a great way to pick up summer reading and teacher favorites for your classrooms. The kick-off will be during Conferences on Thursday, 2/21, so please consider stopping by the Media Center that night.  The Book Fair will run through the morning of Friday, March 1st. Family Fun Night will be on Tuesday, 2/26 and will include activities to promote reading for PYP students, ... read full article
February Seasons of GivingJenny Tolbert2/2/20192/16/2019
February Seasons of Giving
Please help restock our classrooms with tissues and hand sanitizer. All donations may be turned into the front office. ... read full article
Roland Park's Dragon Fire Ball & Live AuctionJenny Tolbert1/9/20192/8/2019
Roland Park's Dragon Fire Ball & Live Auction
  Roland Park's Dragon Fire Ball & Live Auction Friday, February 8, 2019 The Epicurean Hotel in Hyde Park 1207 S. Howard Avenue, Tampa 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM The Roland Park Foundation is thrilled to offer an evening of heavy appetizers, drink tickets and cash bar, and dancing at the annual Dragon Fire Ball. Tickets can be purchased at: https://squareup.com/store/rolandparkfoundationauction Valet parking is free of charge until 7:00 PM and $5 after 7:00 PM.  We are looking forward to a wonderful celebration of Roland Park! Online Auction open February 4 th through February 15 th ... read full article
Holiday Seasons of GivingJenny Tolbert11/14/201812/14/2018
Holiday Seasons of Giving
Make and immediate impact in our RP community! Donations of holiday gifts will be collected in the front office during the month of November through December 14th. All donated items will be distributed within the RP community this holiday season. Please visit the copy room in the main office to choose an item or Click here   for the Seasons of Giving "Holiday Sign Up Genius". Gift Cards and Monetary Donations may be turned in to the front office to the attention: Seasons of Giving. If you would care to make a monetary donations, please make checks payable to Roland Park ... read full article
Volunteer to Support the Education Referendum!Jenny Tolbert10/10/201810/24/2018
Volunteer to Support the Education Referendum!
Interested in showing your support for the education referendum?     Volunteer to support the Strengthen Our Schools campaign that advocates for the Hillsborough School Tax Referendum. Opportunities are available at the 20 early voting sites across the county from October 22nd - November 4th daily from 7am-7pm. Sign ups are broken into 4 hour shifts. Your help is needed and greatly appreciated.   https://signup.com/mobileweb/ 2.0/vspot.html?groupkey= 1026992368918910057#group_page   ... read full article
Fun Run “Let the Games Begin”Jenny Tolbert10/1/201810/15/2018
Fun Run “Let the Games Begin”
Roland Park’s Fun Run/Color Run kick off assembly will take place October 4 and the Event will take place on Friday, October 19!  The s chedule is coming soon !  Each grade will participate in a Fun Run (approximately 30 minutes) and then participate in games, treats, face painting and bounce houses as part of the “Fall Festival” celebration (approximately 30 minutes).  MYP student will  participate  in a “Color Run” in the afternoon.     P arents are encouraged to attend to cheer on their child and their friends  (and/or  volunteer to help) .  Thanks for your support, we can’t ... read full article
Coffee with PTSA Advocacy CommitteeJenny Tolbert9/19/201810/27/2018
Coffee with PTSA Advocacy Committee
PTSA Advocacy Committee is hosting informational coffees!     ... read full article
Backpacks Full of Cash Documentary ScreeningsJenny Tolbert9/6/20189/20/2018
Backpacks Full of Cash Documentary Screenings
Backpack Full of Cash: Free Screenings Villagio Cinemas 9/18 @ 7pm Tampa Theatre 9/20 @ 7:30pm   ... read full article
Congratulations to MYP Students and Teachers!Kathy Massing2/1/20192/28/2019
Congratulations to MYP Students and Teachers!
  There is so much to celebrate at Roland Park!  ELA Data has come in....we are so proud of our MYP students and teachers!    Congratulations to following teachers and students:   Mr. Johnson finished 1st overall for 7th Grade Math Regular and 3rd overall for 7th Grade Math Honors .   Mr. Young finished 2nd overall for Pre-Algebra   Mrs. Mercer finished 1st in 7th Grade Science Honors, 2nd in 8th Grade IPS .   Mrs. Steinfeld finished 1st in 7th Grade Science Regular, 5th in 6th Grade Science Honors.   Mrs. Prichard finished 4th in 6th Grade Science ... read full article
Marquee MessagesJenny Tolbert12/15/20185/31/2019
Marquee Messages
Effective 12/15/2018 , PTSA will no longer offer personal Marquee Message purchases for birthdays/special occasions. For all other marquee message inquiries, please contact  ptsamailbox@rolandparkptsa.org . ... read full article
Fall After School Club Options PostedStefanie Hisler5/20/20197/31/2019
Fall After School Club Options Posted
Fall's professional vendor and teacher-led club offerings are posted on the Clubs page of this web site. Registration will be open August 1, and run until clubs begin on Aug. 19. Click the 'Clubs' item on the left to visit the clubs page for more info and to see options for Fall. ... read full article
Media Center Volunteers Needed!Jenny Tolbert4/2/20194/30/2019
Media Center Volunteers Needed!
SPRING into the Media Center this month to help Michele Martinez!   She is looking for volunteers at drop off from 8:30-9:30am, during Kindergarten library time from 11:30am-12:30pm and at pick up from 2:30-3:30pm.  K parents, your kids visit the library every week!: Basset on Tuesdays, Locksmith on Wednesdays, Evans on Thursdays and Stewart on Fridays.  Come help out and see how much they are learning!   Times are flexible if you can't stay the whole time, no worries.  All help is appreciated.  Thank you!   SIGN UP HERE ... read full article
Calling all DRAGON FAMILIES-PTSA Spring Picnic-Friday, April 5!Kathy Massing3/8/20193/22/2019
Calling all DRAGON FAMILIES-PTSA Spring Picnic-Friday, April 5!
Come enjoy a great afternoon of Community Building right after school on Friday, April 5 4:00 pm-6:30 pm!  We will have club vendors on hand, performances, music, games, and food sponsored by the PTSA and Dad's Club!  Spirit Store and Uniform Closet will be OPEN 4-5:15pm.  All of our newest Dragon Families have been invited and we look forward to welcoming them to our Roland Park Community.  This is a FREE event and  ALL families are welcome!   Click Here for More Information! ... read full article
Be Internet Awesome Presented by the Roland Park PTSA!Kathy Massing3/8/20193/22/2019
Be Internet Awesome Presented by the Roland Park PTSA!
Parenting is always changing--with smartphones and social media, things have changed, but there is help! Bring the whole family Thursday, May 2, 5:15-6:30 to learn how to be a good digital citizen (complementary dinner will be served immediately afterward). Roland Park K-8 PTSA is pleased to host this program designed for students 3rd grade and up and their parents.  Complementary childcare will be provided for students younger than 3rd grade by the Rustic Pathways Students and Teachers. Click here for more information. ... read full article
January Seasons of GivingJenny Tolbert1/2/20191/16/2019
January Seasons of Giving
Make and immediate impact in our RP community! Donations of NEW underwear and bras are being collected in the front office. See Flyer ... read full article
Favorites list for Teachers, Staff, and AdminJenny Tolbert12/14/201812/28/2018
Favorites list for Teachers, Staff, and Admin
For those who are planning to show a small token of appreciation for a special staff or admin member at Roland Park, please see their favorites listed .  These responses are from those who replied to a digital questionnaire.  There is no expectation of a holiday gift for any Roland Park staff.  As always, any token of appreciation is completely personal and voluntary. ... read full article
Donuts with Dads!Jenny Tolbert9/12/201810/3/2018
Donuts with Dads!
Please join us for Donuts with Dads Tuesday, October 2nd at 8:00am by the Cafeteria Look forward to seeing everyone! Question?  Please contact Jason Carter (jason@jason-carter.net) or David Harris (david.harris@cushwake.com) ... read full article
Dragons in Service Community Clean-upJenny Tolbert9/11/20189/25/2018
Dragons in Service Community Clean-up
October 13, 2018: Volunteers needed to clean areas around Roland Park and the adjoining areas to make our school sparkle! Dragons of all ages are welcome to join in this fun event!  ... read full article
Media Center Volunteers Needed!Jenny Tolbert9/8/20189/22/2018
Media Center Volunteers Needed!
Media Center Volunteers Needed!   Kindergarten families, the Media Center needs volunteers during K-classes in the library to assist students and work at the circulation desk.  K classes visit the Media Center one day a week from  11:30am-12pm.  See below for the schedule and click the link to sign-up for a day to help.  Thank you!   Bassett's class -  Tuesdays     Locksmith's class -  Wednesdays    Evans' class -  Thursday   Stewart's class -  Fridays         Questions? Contact Michele Martinez, Media Center Specialist,  michele.martinez@sdhc.k12.fl. us .     ... read full article
Spirit StoreAileen Bermudez9/6/20189/27/2018
Spirit Store
     HUGE BLOWOUT SALE! Please stop by Wednesday & Thursday, September 27 & 28th  for some amazing deals on PAST Spirit Shirts and support your school. These are deals you don't want to miss!!! See you at GATE 1 during AM school drop-off. For additional information, please email Aileen at spiritstore@rolandparkptsa.org . ... read full article
September Seasons of GivingJenny Tolbert9/1/20189/30/2018
September Seasons of Giving
September Seasons of Giving: Make and immediate impact in our RP community! Donations of toiletries will be collected in the front office during the month of September. All donated items will be distributed within the RP community.  We are currently in need of the following items: Small Shampoo and Conditioner Toothpaste  Lotion  Soap Combs Brushes  Toothbrushes  Feminine Products Male and Female Aerosol and Stick Deodorant         See Flyer ... read full article
Join the Kingdom Keepers Quest: Grades 3-6Jenny Tolbert8/27/20189/14/2018
Join the Kingdom Keepers Quest: Grades 3-6
Who:  Any Student in grades 3-6, up to 20 students What:  Creatively solve mysteries with clues from Ridley Pearson's Kingdom Keepers series. Read books and do activities each Friday to get you ready fro the ultimate challenge. The  ULTIMATE CHALLENGE : At one of the Disney Parks, you will assume the role of a Kingdom Keeper and conquer a challenge given by the creators of the Kingdom Keepers series. When:  Friday Mornings, 7:15am-8:10am, beginning  Sept. 14th . (Safety Patrol released early) Ultimate Challenges: February 8, 2019 (Level One); March 4, 2019 (Level two) Cost:  $125 Total= $45 (sign up fee ... read full article
Book FairJenny Tolbert8/22/20189/7/2018
Book Fair
“It’s Book Fair Time! Come to the Media Center to shop the Scholastic Book Fair from 8/30-9/7. This year, parents can use the “eWallet” to pay for purchases. Just set up an account online, add funds, and your student can use that to shop at the Book Fair. No cash needed! More information will come home with your student. We’re looking for Book Fair volunteers! Sign up here with Sign-up Genius . We need help with setup, manning the book fair, and packing it up at the end. Questions about volunteering? Please contact Beth Fisher at esarafish@gmail.com.” ... read full article
School Advisory Council (SAC) and RP 2020 Monthly Meeting - Date UpdateJenny Tolbert8/20/20189/6/2018
School Advisory Council (SAC) and RP 2020 Monthly Meeting - Date Update
School Advisory Council (SAC) and RP 2020 Monthly Meeting - Date Update SAC and RP 2020 monthly meetings will be on the first  Wednesday  of each month from  7:00 am  - 8:00/8:30 am in the Media Center.  The first meeting of the school year will be on  September 5th .  Anyone wanting to be a voting member of the SAC Committee should send an email to Linda McClure ( linda.mcclure@sdhc.k12.fl.us ) by  Monday, September 3rd .  These meetings are open to all teachers, parents, and community members and are a great way to learn about the School Improvement Plan, have ... read full article
Encore Dance Crew club still availableStefanie Hisler8/18/20189/1/2018
Encore Dance Crew club still available
We are still registering for our new teacher-led club, the "Encore Dance Crew", because it arrived on the club scene late. It is for students in grades 1-8, and will take place Thursday mornings from 7:15-8:15 in the gym. This is a co-ed program including 20 PYP and 20 MYP students. Students will have the opportunity to learn motor skills, rhythm and movement, dance fundamentals and stage presence. The program also promotes the building of self-esteem. Gymnastics, ballet and Broadway style will be included as well. It also gives students an incentive to excel in their academics along with being ... read full article
MYP Girls' Leadership Club Stefanie Hisler8/18/201810/30/2018
MYP Girls' Leadership Club
The MYP Girls' Leadership club is back by popular demand as a year-long club, meeting one Monday per month. Some openings are available. To register, click here . ... read full article
August Seasons of GivingJenny Tolbert7/31/20188/31/2018
August Seasons of Giving
Make and immediate impact in our RP community! Donations of school supplies will be collected in the gym during meet the teacher, and in the front office during the month of August. All donated items will be distributed within the RP community. See Flyer   ... read full article
Roland Park Beautification DayJenny Tolbert7/28/20188/5/2018
Roland Park Beautification Day
Join us for our annual Roland Park Beautification Day on August 4 th from 8am to 11am! Voluntary donations sign up: SUG :  Beautification Day Sign Up   ... read full article
Meet the TeacherJenny Tolbert7/16/20187/30/2018
Meet the Teacher
Save the Date!  Meet the Teacher   will be August 8th from 3:30-6pm. For more information, see the general  FLYER and  MYP Meet the Teacher Bell Time s.   ... read full article
2018-19 MYP Supply Lists Available: UPDATED w/ 6th gradeJenny Tolbert6/10/20188/31/2018
2018-19 MYP Supply Lists Available: UPDATED w/ 6th grade
2018-2019 MYP supply lists are available now!    Click here for the link. Now UPDATED with 6th grade. ... read full article
Fall After/Before School Clubs Information AvailableStefanie Hisler5/15/20187/9/2018
Fall After/Before School Clubs Information Available
All information for Fall clubs has been posted to the ‘Clubs’ page. Some changes for next year include morning clubs, 3 new clubs, and no more separate materials fees. Registration for Fall will be available in mid-July. ... read full article
2018-2019 PYP Supply ListsLiliane Dizon5/14/20188/17/2018
2018-2019 PYP Supply Lists
2018-2019 PYP and Related Arts supply lists are available now!   Click here for the link. ... read full article