Sep 28
Oct 1
6:00p Last Day to Order Bling Shirts
Last Day to Order Bling Shirts

Tuesday, September 30
6:00p - 8:00p

3:00p Reflections Interest Email Due
Reflections Interest Email Due

Friday, October 3
RP PTSA Office

7:45a PTSA Executive Board Meeting
PTSA Executive Board Meeting

Monday, October 6
7:45a - 9:00a
International Conference Room
7:15a Reflections Works Of Art Due
Reflections Works Of Art Due

Wednesday, October 8
7:15a - 7:45a
Multipurpose Room (MPR)

7:15a Reflections Works Of Art Due
Reflections Works Of Art Due

Thursday, October 9
7:15a - 7:45a
Multipurpose Room (MPR)

7:45a Coffee, Tea, and IB
Coffee, Tea, and IB

Thursday, October 9
7:45a - 8:30a
Multipurpose Room (MPR)

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Important! PTSA Membership/Dragon Donors Deadline October 1
Hello parents! We are in the final days before the deadline to sign up for PTSA Membership/Dragon Donors. As a reminder, Dragon Donors is the PTSA's primary fundraiser and is not associated with the school fundraiser that ended this week. Below are a few of the things Dragon Donor funds helped to support last year:
The eight red picnic tables outside of the cafeteria. They provide seating for ten, so each grade level can sit outside at the same time.
Three Honor Roll celebrations that included bounce houses and snacks for all in the Primary Years Program.
The Marquee by the main entrance (the PTSA shared this cost).
Recognizing our teachers during teacher appreciation week.
Classroom supplies and enrichment including PYP binders for all students that fulfilled an IB requirement.

This year, we will continue to use Dragon Donor funds to directly benefit students at Roland Park by providing support for community and support services, instruction and technology, and student enrichment. Specifically, the PTSA has plans this year to help fund:
Enhanced front office and playground security.
Library resources requested by Ms. Martinez. If you attended the PTSA's general assembly meeting this week, you were likely impressed by Ms. Martinez's passion, ambition and plans to create a strong partnership with teachers and families.
School sponsored activities designed for whole family participation in the hopes to engage each family and further develop our Roland Park community.
Teacher scholarships including funds to support teacher trainings.

With your continued donations, we can work together to achieve these goals and much, much more. Thank you and Go Dragons!

PTSA and Dragon Donors link

Ashli Givens
VP Membership

Important! Roland Park Bling Shirts On Sale!
Roland Park Bling Shirts are now available to order until September 30. Hover over the PTSA icon on the left of this announcement and click RP Bling Shirts. You may view samples of shirt sizes at the Spirit Store on Friday's through Sept. 26 from 7:15-7:40am. The Spirit Store is located on the main office side of the gym. When shirts arrive for pickup, you may pick them up at scheduled times at the Spirit Store. Please continue to check the PTSA website for updates regarding delivery.

Volunteers Needed This Friday
Ms. Olivo, MYP Spanish teacher, and Sarah Tierney, MYP Curriculum Coordinator, need extra hands to help mount student art in the MPR this Friday, October 3rd at 12:30 PM in preparation for Hispanic Heritage Month. Please sign up at the following link:
Volunteers Needed

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.)

PTSA Positions Still Available
Roland Park PTSA still has some great positions open! Join our award winning PTSA and help make a difference.
Open Positions

Reflections-Call For Entries
Roland Park PTSA invites all students to participate in this year's Reflections® Program! The theme for the 2014 – 2015 National PTA Reflections® Program is “The World Would Be A Better Place If.....”

There are six arts categories – dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography and visual arts. Students may enter in one or more arts categories - even all six if they wish. For each piece of artwork submitted (one per category is allowed), students will need to complete an application form. Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme, “The World Would Be A Better Place If.....” may be submitted. Each entry must be the original work of one student only. Students enter the Reflections® Program in the appropriate division for their grade.

Primary : Preschool – Grade 2
Intermediate: Grades 3-5
Middle School: Grades 6-8

For additional information about the Reflections program, please visit:reflections information You do not need to be a PTSA member in order to participate. PTSA membership does help the school. Good luck creating your masterpieces! If you have any questions, please contact Lisa-Marie Leihy at

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We Are Now An IB World School!
Roland Park K-8 Magnet was recently authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization as a "IB World School". According to , an IB World School shares the IB mission, actively supports other IB schools through sharing knowledge and experience, and is committed to professional development of their teachers. Congratulations to the administration, teachers, staff, and community of Roland Park for their dedication and commitment to this multi-year intensive application and verification process.  This is yet another reason to be proud of being a part of Roland Park K-8 Magnet IB World School! ... read full article

Join Our Award Winning PTSA
Roland Park K-8 Magnet PTSA is looking for volunteers to help for the 2014-2015 school year. There are many and varied positions available that will fit your time and interests.   Would you like to work on the PTSA Executive Board?   Apply for VP of Programs or VP of Communications. Do you need something that can be done mostly at home?  Apply for Box Tops Coordinator ,   PTSA Directory Coordinator, or Marquee Coordinator. Do you love outdoor parties?  Fall Festival Coordinator plans the annual event enjoyed by RP students and parents. Do you want to meet new people? ... read full article

Roland Park K-8 Magnet is an "A" school!
Congratulations to Roland Park K-8 Magnet School!  Roland Park received an "A" rating from the Florida Department of Education based on 2013-2014 FCAT scores. We are proud of our students and the school community who worked together to make this happen. ... read full article

Free Microsoft Office ProPlus 2013 for HCPS Students
Hillsborough County Public Schools is offering Microsoft Office ProPlus 2013 to students with a valid Student ID number at no charge.  Detailed instructions and FAQ are included in the link.  Take advantage of this opportunity to save hundreds of dollars. Free Microsoft Office ProPlus 2013 for students ... read full article

Tampa Bay Tivitz Championship
Congratulations to Seher Anand for placing 3rd amongst fourth graders in the Tampa Bay Tivitz Championships, held earlier this month at Steinbrenner field. Seher's award check shows fourth place due to a first pace tie, but officially she was 3rd.   ... read full article

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