May 17
Last Week of Spring Club Session
Last Week of Spring Club Session

Monday, May 18
6:00p Dear Edwina, Jr. Performance
Dear Edwina, Jr. Performance

Wednesday, May 20
6:00p - 8:00p
Jefferson High School Auditorium

More details to come.
7:45a Coffee, Tea, and IB
Coffee, Tea, and IB

Thursday, May 21
7:45a - 8:30a
Multipurpose Room (MPR)

5:30p New Student Orientation - 4th-6th Grade Only
New Student Orientation - 4th-6th Grade Only

Thursday, May 21
5:30p - 8:00p
7:45a IB Alliance Meeting
IB Alliance Meeting

Friday, May 22
7:45a - 9:00a
Media Center

Memorial Day Holiday
Memorial Day Holiday

Monday, May 25
8:00a Garden Volunteers
Garden Volunteers

Tuesday, May 26
8:00a - 9:00a
RP Garden

4:30p Garden Volunteers
Garden Volunteers

Tuesday, May 26
4:30p - 6:00p
RP Garden

PYP Exhibition
PYP Exhibition

Wednesday, May 27
Roland Park
5th Grade Celebration
5th Grade Celebration

Thursday, May 28
8th Grade Dance
8th Grade Dance

Friday, May 29
Last Day of Robotics
Last Day of Robotics

Friday, May 29
10:00a Garden Volunteers
Garden Volunteers

Saturday, May 30
10:00a - 12:00p
RP Garden

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Roland Park Spark Bootcamp Now Enrolling
This is Roland Park’s inaugural year of what we feel is going to be a game changer in Hillsborough County. The Spark Bootcamp is a 7 day learning experience for students in 5th– 9th grades in entrepreneurship. Students will learn what it takes to go from idea to product launch with the culminating event being the ½ Million Cup Challenge at the Entrepreneur Collaboration Center located in downtown Tampa.

Fees & Other Info
• Grades: Students entering 5th, 6th, 7th 8th or 9th grade may attend.
• Dates: Monday June 15th – Wednesday June 24
• Hours: 7:30am – 3:30pm
• No camp on Friday
• $260 (includes camp, snacks and supply fee)

Snacks will be provided, however students are responsible for bringing their own lunch. Although it is our goal to keep the camp as cost friendly as possible, it is the discretion of the student and their parent(s)/guardian to provide any further supplies needed to complete prototypes.

Students will be exposed to:
• Real Entrepreneurs (Speakers/Q&A)
• Coding
• Design Thinking Strategies
• Team Building, Business Strategies. Marketing Techniques
• Website Design
• Business Plan Development
• How to pitch a business
• Opportunity to pitch to entrepreneurs and start a real business NOW! (Students will pitch at the Entrepreneur Collaborative Center downtown as participants of the ½ Million Cup Challenge)

Only 24 spots available!

Please visit our website or contact Mr. Washington via email or phone - (813) 872-5212 with
any questions.
Spark Bootcamp Flyer

Teacher Appreciation Week Thank You
A HUGE thank you to all the parents who made Teacher Appreciation Week a success! It was such a pleasure working with you all. I appreciated your patience and support as we worked through some of the minor glitches throughout the week. The staff at Roland Park expressed so much gratitude for the treats, special notes, and gifts and I wanted to pass that on to all those who donated items and time. We are lucky to have such an amazing school community of teachers, support staff and families!
Sarah Keith

The Roland Park K-8 Community wishes to thank the following sponsors for their contributions to Teacher Appreciation Week. We are grateful for their generosity in helping us recognize all of the wonderful teachers, staff, and administration at Roland Park. Please consider showing your support for our sponsors with your patronage!

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria (Westshore Plaza)
Olive Garden (North Westshore)
Starbucks (Kennedy and South Westshore)
Tampa Bay Pizza Company
Wright’s Gourmet House

2015 Roland Park Gala Business Partners
A special thank you goes out to the numerous donors who helped make this year's Gala a huge success. Please keep this list as a reference when looking for businesses that may suit your needs!
Gala Business Partners

Homeroom Parents Wanted for 2015-2016 School Year!
Calling all Roland Park Parents!

Are you interested in becoming one of our fantastic Homeroom Parents in PYP or MYP for the 2015-2016 school year? The new Roland Park Homeroom Parent Guidelines and Homeroom Parent Application is now available!

Being a Homeroom Parent is a wonderful opportunity to help your child's teacher see their wishes come true during the school year and to be a part of your child's educational and social growth. Becoming a Homeroom Parent also allows you to help create a strong community within Roland Park through working together by having many occasions for fellowship. It is dedicated parents like you that will help to make Roland Park a huge success!

Roland Park Homeroom Parent Website
HRP Guidelines & Application

Please note that all initialed HRP Code of Conduct, HRP Applications and SERVE forms are due to Ms Gillyard by July 15, 2015.

As always, thank you for all you do,

Karen Barreto
PTSA Homeroom Parent Coordinator

PYP Spring Violin Exhibition
The annual PYP Violin Exhibition takes place May 18-22 during your child's violin class. Every child in kindergarten through fifth grade will participate. It is a culmination of all your child has learned this year in violin class. Please make plans to attend.
Class times and RSVP

Apply for the 2015-2016 Roland Park PTSA!
Applications are available now for the 2015-2016 Roland Park PTSA Executive Board and Chair Positions.
You can find more information by hovering over the PTSA icon on the main page of the PTSA website or by clicking the following links:
Board Application due May 1, 2015
Chair & Special Committee Application Applications requested by mid May. Positions will be open until filled.
2015-2016 PTSA Position Descriptions
Homeroom parent applications and a new Homeroom Parent website will be available after April 22.

Read the Dragon eNews on Twitter
Interested in reading the Dragon eNews on Twitter? Just click on the Twitter icon on the bottom left corner of the website.

Advertising Banner Sales Available Now
Roland Park PTSA is selling 36x72 inch advertisement banners. Any parent or community business wishing to advertise on school property please Click here

The banners will cost $500.00 each and will be provided by Roland Park. The banners will be hung on the fence facing the street in front of the playground and will remain in place for one year.

Celebrate Your Student With A Marquee Message
Celebrate your child's birthday or accomplishment! Have you child's name and announcement displayed on the digital marquee outside the school for an entire week.
Celebrate Honor Roll, Good Citizen, Scholastic or Sports team - Anything you have to celebrate.
Does your child have a June, July or August Birthday? Surprise them on their 1/2 birthday (the day 6 months after their birthday.)

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Tivitz Teams Are 1st Place!
Congratulations to Roland Park's  3r d and 4th Grade Tivitz Teams on placing 1st at the county tournament!!! Way to go Dragons!     ... read full article

Congratulations to MYP Flag Football Team
The Roland Park MYP flag football team was undefeated this season and made it to the playoffs!  Congratulations on a fantastic season.  ... read full article

8th Grade Community Projects Presentation 5/8
The 8th Grade Community Project is a required project for all three year Middle Years Programmes. The Community Project is designed to build on skills developed in PYP and years one and two of the MYP. This project shares strong links to core principles and skill sets in both the IB’s Diploma Programme (DP) and the Career-related certificate (IBCC). Students have worked as individuals or in groups of two or three to complete a project that serves the community while deepening their understanding of the global contexts. The goal here is to use the knowledge and skills they have gained ... read full article

Battle of the Books
Mrs. Davidson's Battle of the Books Team won the school battle on Friday, April 24th.  They were led by captain Samantha Simmons.  The rest of the team included Jake Tran, Neha  Mitra, and Haley Thomas.  They are continuing to study the books in preparation of competing at the district level on May 28th . Good luck at the district competition! ... read full article

Roland Park on Fox News
If you missed the Fox News Cool Schools 2015 segment on Roland Park this past Monday click here  to view.  ... read full article

Kite Day
  We had a fabulous Kite Day! All K-5 students flew their kites last Friday, March 20th. This is when we celebrated International Kite Day. While making the kites students learned: The kite originally came from China. The first kites were made of light wood and formed in the shape of a bird. Kites were used as an emergency warning device to appeal for help when cities were being attacked. These kites were originally made from silk and then later paper. Kite Day is a tradition celebrated by the Chinese people. The student learned about theory and pattern design. In ... read full article

Help MYP Students With Community Projects
We are reaching out to share our MYP Community Projects with the Roland Park Community. Our students have been working on projects to make the world a better place. Many of these projects provide an opportunity for student involvement. Please read below for descriptions of some of our current projects and information on how to get involved.  What is a Community Project? Jonathan Fueyo : Hello, my name is Jonathan, and for my community project, I am putting together an online Minecraft community, where students can work together with each other to not only build a community, but can communicate over ... read full article

4th and 5th Graders to Represent RP at County Fine Arts Festival
Our county has an annual Fine Arts Festival. The following is a partial list of students chosen to represent our school at the festival which will take place May 20, 2015 at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. Dayanara Garcia - Art Brennan Carmichael - Art Shelby Coney – Orchestra Dayanara Pagan – Orchestra Kale Pulido – Orchestra Kael Townsend - Orchestra Bradley Evans – Orchestra Samuel Elliott – Orff Rutwa Shah - Orff Olivia Maughon - Chorus  Trinavy Le  - Chorus Mia Reineke  - Chorus   Camila Velasquez  - Chorus Malia Lane - Drumming Molly Keith - Drumming Congratulations!!! ... read full article

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