Upper Elementary EXPO - Autumn 2023

Posted by Nathan Hatt on 12/8/2023

Our upper elementary EXPO is coming up soon, and we are so excited! Families are welcome to come and see the big event on Thursday, December 14, 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 5:15 pm for the event, and families are welcome to stay until 7:00 pm. 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:

    • 5:30-7:00 pm - Front Entrance. Support the PBL enterprise of 5th Grade, Clucky Classroom, by purchasing a treat from the Farm Stand.
    • 6:00-6:30 pm - IDEA LAB: Technology & Engineering Drop-Ins. Drop in to the IDEA Lab 6:00-6:30 to see what your child has been working on during their Technology and Engineering special.
    • 5:30-6:00 pm - Multi-Purpose Room: 3rd Grade.
    • 6:00-6:30 pm - Gymnasium: 4th Grade.
    • 6:30-7:00 pm - Various Locations: 5th Grade.

    Please refer to the building map for locations:

UE-EXPO-Building-Map

  • 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, engineers, physicists, game designers, artists, environmental stewards, anthropologists, farmers, carpenters, chefs, 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!