Lower Elementary EXPO - Autumn 2023

Posted by Nathan Hatt on 12/1/2023

Our lower elementary EXPO is coming up soon and we are so excited! Families are welcome to come and see the big event on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 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 or Bethel AME 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: Students are occasionally asked to arrive a few minutes early to prepare their presentations. Please look for more information from your child’s teacher for specific guidance. Doors will open at 5:00 pm for the event, and families are welcome to stay until 7:30 pm at the end of the Book Fair. The front door 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:

    • 5:00-7:30 pm - MPR: Book Fair. Come by the MPR early and throughout EXPO to see what we have to offer! Support the PTO with your purchase.
    • 5:30-7:00 pm - IDEA LAB: Technology & Engineering Drop-Ins. Drop in to the IDEA Lab at any time during the event to see what your child has been working on during their Technology and Engineering special.
    • 5:30-6:00 pm - K Classrooms: Kindergarten.
    • 6:00-6:30 pm - 1st Classrooms, MPR, Patio: 1st Grade.
    • 6:30-7:00 pm - Gymnasium: 2nd 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 this 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, astronomers, curators, product engineers, and entrepreneurs. At EXPO, your child should dress to impress!
      EXPO Attire

    • 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 learning.

    • 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!