Upper Elementary EXPO - Autumn 2022

Posted by Nathan Hatt on 12/2/2022

Our first in-person EXPO event for upper elementary in nearly three years is coming up soon and we are so excited! Families are welcome to come and see the big event on Thursday, December 15, 2022, from 5:30-7:00 pm. Check out the teaser trailer on YouTube! Below are more essential details:

  • Parking: A2 STEAM parking lots will likely be unavailable. Additionally, there will be no available parking at Northside Community Church due to previously scheduled events. Instead, please refer to the parking map below for guidance on street parking for the event:

    EXPO Parking

    Parking is available on the following streets: Taylor St., Peach St., Pear St., John A Woods Dr., Chandler Rd., Amherst Ave., Indianola Ave., Traver Rd., and David Ct.

  • Schedule: We are hoping that all families plan to attend the event from 5:30-7:00 pm. During times in which your child is not presenting, we ask that you make a plan to attend an open event. The Farm Stand will be located at the front entrance. Support 5th-grade projects by buying a healthy snack! The Library will be open as a venue to observe the bookmaking and zine-making projects in the library from 4th and 5th-grade students. The front and back doors will be open, and there will be an information desk at either end. Projects will be on display at the following times and locations:

    • 5:30-7:00 pm - Front Entrance: Farm Stand.
    • 5:30-7:00 pm - Library: Open House Exhibits
    • 5:30-7:00 pm - Aquarium near STEAM Lab: Salmon Exhibit
    • 5:30-6:00 pm - MPR: 3rd Grade.
    • 6:00-6:30 pm - 4th Grade Classrooms & Gymnasium Hallway: 4th Grade.
    • 6:30-7:00 pm - Various Locations: 5th Grade.

    Please refer to the building map for locations:


  • Need To Know: What does every family member need to know for EXPO?

    • New to EXPO?: If this is your first EXPO, we are very excited for you! If you haven’t already, read the blog post from 9/16/22 below the Middle School EXPO post on the PBL blog to learn about the history and purpose of EXPO.

    • Attire: Your child is encouraged to dress for the occasion. In every project, A2 STEAM students are asked to think in different ways and design solutions to problems for an audience. This term, students took on the roles of meteorologists, biologists, activists, gardeners, and entrepreneurs. At EXPO, your child should dress to impress!

    • Audience: The role of the audience member is just as important as the role of the presenter! Your child has done a lot of deep thinking and hard work. Come ready to ask meaningful questions about their product and the process.

    • Have Fun: As challenging as this kind of learning is, it is also a lot of fun. We hope you come ready to share the excitement of PBL and STEAM learning with us. See you soon!