15 Kennedy Street, NW  Washington, DC 20011 ** Office: 202.882.8073 ** Fax: 202.882.8075 ** bthompson@rootspcs.org

ROOTS PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL

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

April’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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SCHOOL EVENTS

            

PARCC TESTING

Monday, May 7th – May 25th.

Students should arrive promptly at 8:30 am!


Picture Day:

May 16th (Pre-Primary)

(K-5th) May 23rd


Malcolm X Oratorical Contest

Friday, May 18th  

                     


The National Poster Art Competition

Congratulations to:


Niani Tarik –1st Place

Malaika Hyera - 3rd Place



Friday, April 6th - Grades K-5

Interactive Science Program (Multi-Purpose Room).


Wednesday, April 11th

Pre-Primary will visit PORT DISCOVERY in Baltimore, MD.


* Reminder*

Please turn in your Box Tops before the deadline - April 15th.


Thursday, April 26th

2nd -5th grade will go on a DC Tour:

(Museums/Monuments/Places of interest)



PAC MEETING

Tuesday, April 24th, 6:30 pm

Dinner will be served


SCHOOL CLOSED


EMANCIPATION DAY


Monday, April 16th (School Closed)

School re-opens: April 17th






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

       Where:              RPCS Multipurpose Room


APRIL  EVENTS

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

EVENT PICTURES


BIRTHDAYS OF THE MONTH



Taliaferro Washington, an educator, author & orator. Born into slavery on April 5, 1856, he was educated at Wayland Seminary & Hampton Normal & Agricultural Institute (now Hampton University).  Washington is most noted for the “Self- Improvement” philosophy as  well as building one of the greatest Black institutions in the world, Tuskegee Normal & Industrial Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama. In 1881, Tuskegee Institute (now a University) became famous as a model of  Vocational Education.  At the age of 59, Washington died November 14, 1915 in his home at Tuskegee. Institute.course of history.







On April 4th we will commemorate the birthday of a recent ancestor & role model Dr. Maya Angelou. She was a great author, poet, historian, actress, educator Civil Rights activist, screenplay writer, producer, and director. She  died May 8, 2014 at the age of 87. At the time of her death, Dr. Angelou was a Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in Winston- Salem, North Carolina.American producer to be nominated for Best Picture..


We will celebrate the birthday of our present day Shero Cathy Hughes who was born April 22, 1947 in Omaha, Neb. She is a Media Mogul, radio & TV personality, and business executive. The first African-American woman to head a publicly traded company, her Washington, DC-based Radio One has 53 radio stations in 16 urban markets. In January 2004, Radio One launched TV One, a national cable and satellite television network for African American adults.  


Lead Water Test


As required by the DC Public Charter School Board, lead water testing was recently conducted at both the Kennedy Street and North Capitol Street addresses. click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to see the good results.

Support Roots at our annual

 MAY Spring Fling.

Tickets Available Shortly.


May 19th, 8 pm - 12 am

Food

Dance


MentorMe Workforce Journey

Interview with Dr. Bernida Thompson!