Getting in Gear for the STEM Fair

The Rose Valley Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is supporting Rose Valley Elementary School science teachers with STEM fair activities and events. As such, we will need adult volunteers for the following events:

  • January 30, 6:30-7:30 PM – STEM Board Prep Night
  • February 28, 6:30-7:30 PM – STEM Prep Night, Digital Presentations
  • March 4, 6:30-7:30 PM – STEM Fair Showcase; set up at 4 PM, Gym
  • March 5, 6:30-7:30 PM – STEM Fair Night; set up at 4 PM, Cafeteria

Below are descriptions of what volunteers should expect to do and when.

STEM Board Prep Night

6:30-7:30 PM

Volunteers will run dedicated stations.

Typing Station – Using the school’s equipment, volunteers will assist students with typing.

Die Cutting Station – Using the school’s equipment, volunteers will assist students with preparing cut-outs for their boards. TIP: Search YouTube to view a Beginners Die Cutting video.

Please note, Ms. T. Lane will run a printing station and may need assistance coordinating print jobs.

STEM Prep Night, Digital Presentations

6:30-7:30 PM

Volunteers with digital technology backgrounds will assist students with creating digital presentations.

STEM Fair Showcase

4 PM (no end time specified)

Volunteers will assist staff with setting up tables, boards, etc. for the showcase.

STEM Fair Night

4 PM (no end time specified)

Volunteers will assist staff with setting up for the STEM fair and activities.

6:30-7:30 PM

Volunteers will serve as Station Attendants and pass out materials, explain the station, and help facilitate the activities. There will be a total of 10 activity stations. Volunteers will also serve as Judges. Please note, Judges may not have a child who is currently a student in 3rd-5th grade at Rose Valley Elementary School.

Unable to volunteer? Interested in making a donation. We will need the following:

  • standard-size presentation boards (in an effort to keep quality consistent, please purchase from Walmart, Staples, Office Depot, or Michael’s)
  • Used, standard-size presentation boards in fair condition
  • science-themed or solid color wrapping paper (to cover gently used presentations boards)
  • prizes
  • plastic table clothes
  • glue
  • tape
  • scissors
  • construction paper
  • Printer ink (Epson XP-200 Series or HP Ink Cartridges 952)

Please contact the PTO via email at [email protected] from additional information on specific items.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

The STEAM Committee


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2019-2020 School Year: Welcome Letter from the President

On behalf of The Rose Valley Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), I welcome our new and returning families to the 2019-2020 school year. This will be my fourth year with #TeamRoseValley, and I am looking forward to hitting the ground running for my first full year as PTO President. I am looking forward to working with our new Principal, Dr. Sharon Porter, to shape our PTO.

First order of business will be to fill our vacant board positions, form committees, and secure community sponsors for our initiatives, as well as build our budget through fundraising. We are recruiting for the following positions:

  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Historian
  • Student Historian
  • Translators (3)

We will continue to demonstrate our appreciation for our administrative, teaching, and support staff, and encourage and reward our awesome students as they Strive for Five.

Here are just a few of the initiatives that we would like to get up and running:

  • Uniform Exchange Program
  • Classroom Supply Store to benefit teachers and students
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Activities, Demonstrations, and Performances/Tutoring Program for general student body
  • Fingerprinting Family-Sponsor Match for qualifying families

As requested last year, we will incorporate some fun events specifically for our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and family friends.

Feel free to reach out as below with questions or suggestions.


Princess Allen

[email protected]

(240) 685-8085 (Text enabled Google Voice)

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2017 Approved Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP)

Are you familiar with the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP)? As explained in Understanding the Prince George’s County Public Schools FY 2017 Educational Facilities Master Plan, an exclusive featured in The Enquirer-Gazette, “it proposes a proactive and comprehensive strategy to address the current and future facilities needs of aging inventory and growing communities.  Rather than long lists of systemic replacement projects that just brush the surface of schools’ needs, the 20-year plan proposes a renovation program to upgrade both the physical and educational deficiencies of every school built before 1999, according to the PGCPS Department of Capital Programs website.” This includes Rose Valley Elementary School and the middle school that we feed, Issac J. Gourdine. Take a look at the most recent updates to the EFMP.

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Teacher Appreciation Week – Register Here to Volunteer in a Classroom!

By now, parents should have received a letter (see below) and interest form concerning Teacher Appreciation Week.

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We are thrilled that you’re available to volunteer in the classroom. Please complete the following registration form.

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Teacher Appreciation Week Resources

Customizable Certificates

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Check back often. We’ll be adding more.



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