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ROOTS PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL

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

2017 SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

December’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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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

MERRY CHRISTMAS

HAPPY KWANZAA


SCHOOL TRIPS

            

                          

December 1stGrades Kg-5 will attend a “Light & Sound’ presentation in the Multi-purpose Room.   


December 8th – Grades 4 & 5 will visit (9:00am - 3:00pm) Deloitte’s Rosslyn Office to  participate in Career  Explorations, discussions and activities with various Deloitte professionals.


December 9th – A select group of students will visit the Annual Math/Science Gift store, sponsored by the Network of Minority Women in Science, INC.  This is held at University of the District of Columbia.


December 20th KG &1st grade will attend “Step Afrika!’s -Magical Holiday Step Show”.

5th Grade Announcements:


PAC MEETING

REPORT CARDS & PTA MEETING


OUR END OF THE SEMESTER PTA meeting will be held  Thursday, January 4th at 6:00pm.

School will be closed Monday, December 25, Monday, January 1st                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

       Where:              RPCS Multipurpose Room


DECEMBER’S EVENTS

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

EVENT PICTURES


BIRTHDAYS OF THE MONTH


This month we commemorate the birthday of Albert Leroy Robinson AKA “King Kamau”, born

Dec.5, 1955 in Rock Hill, South Carolina. King Kamau was an extraordinary principal and teacher at Roots Activity Learning Center.  He began teaching Middle School in January 1985 and was a Teaching Principal from 1999-2005. During his tenure, Roots students achieved some of the highest standardized test scores in the city. King Kamau loved children, his family and his friends. He believed teaching and learning were teammates on every lifelong journey. In his leisure time he especially enjoyed reading, African Art, and traveling. Our dear beloved Baba Kamau made his ancestral transition December 31, 2005.



We also celebrate the birthday of our living “Shero” stage-trained actress, Cicely Tyson. Ms. Tyson was born in New York City on December 9, 1933. In the 60’s, like many gifted Black performers she established herself in theater, yet only more recently began landing worthy film roles for women of color. Television afforded this commanding actress many more rich opportunities such as, ‘Roots” and her Emmy-winning performance of “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman”. She continues to portray strong and courageous women in films like, “Sounder”, “King”, “A Woman Called Moses” and more recently, films by Tyler Perry.