Mar 22
Yearbook Order Deadline
Yearbook Order Deadline

Thursday, March 26

End of 3rd Grading Period
End of 3rd Grading Period

Friday, March 27
Apr 1
Non Student Day
Non Student Day

Friday, April 3
Robotics Q4 Begins
Robotics Q4 Begins

Friday, April 3
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Be the Change Gala - A Fantastic Evening!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the best school in the state at the Be the Change Gala! The turnout was amazing and we hope everyone had a great time. We would like to thank all the parents, teachers, staff, businesses and sponsors who helped make the Gala possible. As well, a special thank you to all the members of the gala committee and other parents and staff that helped in collecting donations, planning, decorating, setting up, and cleaning up the event.

We still have some items that have been awarded but not picked up. We will be contacting the winners over the next week or so to make arrangements for payment and pick up. Please be patient as there will be testing at the school which will limit access to the school and therefore the items and paperwork. If you have any follow-up questions please email Heather at

Theresa Shell and Heather Stoeffler

Dad's Club Outdoor Movie Night and Cook Out
Roland Park Dads’ Club
Invites You To Come Celebrate the End of the 3rd Grading Period!!
Outdoor Movie Night & Cook Out!!!
**Bring the whole family**
NEW DATE - Friday, April 10th
Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm
Show Time at 6:30pm
Popcorn and Drinks will be available for sale
Please remember to bring lawn chairs / blankets
Flyer & Food Order Form

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Yearbook Photos Needed!
We are looking for candid pictures for the yearbook. You can upload them directly into the site. Please just label the class or students in them.

• Go to:
• If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username:401983451
• Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
• Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
• Click "Save Details"

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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RP 4th Grader Wins 2nd Place in County Speech Competition
Patrick McCurdy won second place in the county for the 2015 4H Tropicana Public Speaking Competition. Patrick's speech was called "Writing is Overrated" and was about how because of technology, handwriting is becoming obsolete. His journey through the competition began during Language Arts lessons back in the Fall of 2014. In class he selected a topic, researched, wrote, revised, edited, and practiced his speech. Patrick won the classroom and school competitions, beating out many talented Roland Park writers. He traveled to an area contest to compete against students from approximately 22 different schools in Hillsborough County. On March 16th, the ... read full article

8th Grade Semifinalist For Florida National Geographic State Bee
Congratulations to Girish Hari an 8th grader at Roland Park for being chosen by the National Geographic Society as a semifinalist eligible to compete in the 2015 Florida National Geographic State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The contest will be held at Jacksonville University on Friday, March 27, 2015. ... read full article

Florida State Scholastic Chess Tournament
Brennan Hinson (6th grade) qualified for The Florida State Scholastic Chess Tournament that took place February 28- March 1st in Boca Raton, Florida. Brennan represented Roland Park and tied for 2nd place in the K-8 division of the tournament. Way to go Brennan! ... read full article

1st Grade Living Museum
Roland Park 1st Graders have been studying and learning about the actions and contributions of honored citizens.   Each student has been given an honored citizen to learn about. On March 19th the 1st graders will create a Living Museum of honored citizens by dressing in costume to represent their citizen as well as answer questions and present information about what they have learned. ... read full article

5th Grade on Bay News 9 For Limbs International
This morning Executive Director of Limbs International, Trevor Bergman, visited Roland Park to thank our students.  He also shared the stories of the patients who received full leg prosthetics with money raised by Roland Park 5th graders. One of the recipients was from Bangladesh and has waited over 17 years for a prosthetic leg. The other patient was from Santa Domingo. In addition, Bay News 9 attended and interviewed several students.  This was an incredible experience for 5th grade and really demonstrates IB in action!     Click here  for the Bay News 9 story.   See the presentation  to ... read full article

Education is Key Outstanding Student 2015- Luke Hersey
Education is Key Outstanding Student 2015- Luke Hersey   Education is the key to turning Tampa Bay's youth into strong learners and leaders. the Glazer Children's Museum's mission is to create learning environments where children play, connect and discover the world around them to do just that- develop as lifelong learners and leaders. Luke Hersey, (5th grader, Mrs. von Ancken's class) was recently nominated and selected as the 2015 "Education is Key Outstanding Student." He truly exemplifies what it means to be an IB Student. In December, Luke's 5th grade class read the novel “A Long Walk to Water.” Luke ... read full article

Where In The World Is The RP Dragon?
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE RP DRAGON? Students at Roland Park will be beginning an international pen pal program. They will be compiling a journal to be sent to different countries. The aim of the project is to partner with schools around the world and have them exchange a 'Teddy Bear" or other animal symbolic of their country or school (in our case, a dragon). The animal will go home with a different student each week, then that student will journal and email describing its adventures, the places it went, as well as the things it had seen and ... read full article

5th Grade Water Walk Update
5th GRADE AMBASSADORS IN ACTION The 5th grade Water Walk is gaining a lot of momentum throughout the school. Our fifth grade students have taken time this week to present to other PYP and MYP classes making this a whole school initiative. We have collected over $400 in donations! It is so great to see our students’ action projects impacting others!   ... read full article

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