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Help RPEMS Today!

Your contribution will allow for all students to continue to thrive as young scholars and leaders within our community.

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The Roland Park Annual Fund Incorporated (the Annual Fund) was formed to fund programs and expenditures at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School (RPEMS) that cannot be funded by other means and which enhance the learning experience for the entire school community.

The Annual Fund understands that lifelong learning happens when students have real world and hands-on experiences, and a supportive environment in which to reach their fullest potential. Academic skills and rich content along with physical, social, and emotional wellness are essential to each child's future success in school, higher education, and the workforce. RPEMS students deserve the opportunity to learn from the world around them and experience a well-rounded approach that serves the developmental needs of the whole child.

The Annual Fund works closely with the RPEMS Principal to determine an overall funding objective for each school year. Providing enrichment activities evenly through every grade and classroom is a top and ongoing priority. This includes enrichment funding for Art, Music, Theater, Language and Physical Education. Technology also remains a top priority. In addition, we support the school's efforts to achieve equity: when some students within the school community received lower scores on the PARCC examination, the Annual Fund supported testing simulation and academic coaching for them.

Giving at the school level will help preserve the student experience here at RPEMS and allow us to stay committed to the well-rounded education that we've worked so hard to develop and in which we see our students thriving.

In past years, your generous support made these projects possible:

  • üComputer and technology improvements throughout the school. We were able to reduce the student to technology ratio from 40:1 to 7:1
  • üAssistance to school administration including staffing a Volunteer & Community Resource Coordinator and Reflection Room mentor
  • üField trip, in-school experiences and other curriculum-based enrichment for all students at RPEMS
  • üLanguage Arts enrichment including The Write Place program and resources room, the My World! Festival, Artist in Residency Slam Poet, Leveled Literacy and Intervention kits
  • üPhysical education programs and equipment including playing field upgrades and maintenance, basketball hoops, funding for afterschool sports programs, Playworks training, and gym/playground equipment
  • üUpgrades to the theater sound system and new stage curtains
  • üExtracurricular programs including Baltimore Urban Debate League
  • üPositive behavior recognition incentives including field trips to the Orioles, theater productions and Outward Bound
  • üSTEM equipment improvements and classroom equipment kits

How Can You Help? Make a Donation Now!

Visit www.rolandparkannualfund.org to donate by credit card.

Checks can be mailed to 5207 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210 or drop in the RP Annual Fund mailbox in the main school office.

…or Give Monthly!

Visit www.rolandparkannualfund.org to set up recurring monthly donations on your credit card. Contact treasurer@rolandparkannualfund.org to find out how to donate via your on-line banking program.

Questions?

Contact us at president@rolandparkannualfund.org