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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Dear Rose Valley Elementary School Community, Parents and Staff,

Promotions and leadership changes in our schoolhouses and central offices are a natural part of the reorganization of our school system.

PGCPS would like to get your input on a community questionnaire, “School Leadership Skills and Characteristics Community Input.” The purpose of this questionnaire is to gather your best thinking. In essence, what do you think are the strongest attributes and necessary skills a principal of this unique school community should possess? This will in turn help us develop a leadership profile for your school and will inform the overall decision-making process for selecting an instructional leader. The data collected will serve as data points in identifying principal candidates who are most suited to meet the needs of your school community.

Your principal or his/her designee will work with the Office of Talent Development and Area office staff to facilitate the distribution and collection of the questionnaire.  A link to SurveyMonkey (our data gathering tool) is provided below and available from your principal or his/her designee. Please take 5-10 minutes to complete the questionnaire in order to provide us with your opinion. We are asking that all input be provided by midnight, on Friday, June 28, 2019. Survey Monkey will not be accessible after this time.  Special Note: If you do not have access to a computer, please contact your school’s principal or his/her designee for assistance.

Survey Links:- –  – English -Spanish 

In addition to the completing the survey, you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts at a community meeting on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Rose Valley Elementary School. We encourage your participation in this interactive forum, and we appreciate your support, insight and flexibility in completing the questionnaire in a timely manner.  Please feel free to provide any additional insight and information that you think will be helpful in identifying the characteristics and attributes of leadership in your building.  If you have more detailed input, the survey provides an extended area for you to provide any additional comments, thoughts or information.  If you would like to include any additional information outside of this survey to be included for consideration, please feel free to email [email protected].

We truly appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your thoughts and the Office of Talent Development will provide the school principal or his/her designee with a completed School Leadership Profile once the data has been compiled from school community input.

Your immediate attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.  Should you have any questions, please contact your school directly.

Thank you,
The Office of Talent Development

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aide/service for effective communication, or the modification of a procedure/policy in order to complete this survey, please contact the school principal. Requests should be made as soon as possible.

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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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