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ROOTS PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL

WELCOME

LEARN.               ACHIEVE.               SUCCEED.
Founder and Principal Dr. Bernida Thompson NBCDI Guardian of the Year 2016

2017 SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

November’s  Newsletter

SCHOOL HOURS


Pre-K3 & Pre-K4: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Kg - 5th Grades:  8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


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WELCOME BACK

STUDENTS AND STAFF


The Roots Public Charter School extends a warm Welcome to the parents of our returning students. We especially want to Welcome all of our new parents and students.

THIS YEAR WILL BE THE BEST YET !


SCHOOL TRIPS

            

Friday, Nov. 3rd -  the  Pre-Primary will attend a presentation of “Guji, Guji  (Kids Eurofest) at Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center.

Friday, Nov. 3rd - KG-5 grade will participate in a science presentation in the Multipurpose room.

November  is dedicated to the study of Animals. Pre-Primary will be visiting the National Zoo. Date TBA


PAC MEETING

PAC meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month.  This month it is scheduled for Nov. 29th   at  6:00 pm.  All parents are invited; all committee chairpersons are required to be

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NOTICES

School will be closed Friday, November 10th  (Veteran’s Day)


Thursday and Friday, November  23rd  & 24th

(Family Day and the day after Family Day)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

       Where:              RPCS Multipurpose Room


NOVEMBER’S EVENTS

Thank you Wells Fargo Bank for RPC’s $1,000 Service to Community Award.

EVENT PICTURES


BIRTHDAYS OF THE MONTH


We will honor our historical role model, Benjamin Banneker who was born a free man in Maryland on November 9, 1731. He invented the first clock and almanac ever made in the United States. Among his many accomplishments, Benjamin Banneker provided major architectural and surveying assistance in the developmental plans for Washington, DC.


We will celebrate the birthday of our present day role model, Dr. Guion S.  Bluford, who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 22, 1942 . Colonel Guy  Bluford was NASA’S First African American Astronaut. In 1964 he  received a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Laser  Physics, from Penn State, in 1974 a M.S.in Aerospace Engineering and in 1978 a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, both from the US Air Force Institute of Technology. Dr. Bluford also earned a MBA from the University of Houston. He earned the rank of Colonel in the US Air Force and was a fighter pilot who flew 144 combat missions, 65 of which were over north Vietnam. In 1983 as a member of the Orbiter Challenger on the Mission STS-8, (the first mission to launch and land at night.) he became the first  African American in space. Dr. Bluford participated in four Space Shuttle fights between 1983 &1992.  On June 5, 2010  Dr. Guion Bluford was inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame.