Pre-K3 & Pre-K4: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Kg - 5th Grades: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Video Interview with
Dr. Bernida Thompson!
School Trips and Assembly Presentations
IMPORTANT: All students must be at school for field trips by 8:30am. If your child arrives after the bus leaves, there is NO acceptance of the child for that day. Children cannot be left in the office or brought to the trip after the class leaves the school. Students are not to bring money on field trips unless parents are notified in writing: or via the newsletter.
Monday, October 5th Kg - 5th Grades
Interactive “Chemistry” Demonstration Multi-Purpose Room.
Friday, October 19th Pre-K3-1st grade
the National Zoo. .
MASQUERADE DISCO AND TALENT SHOW
Wednesday, October 31, 6 - 8pm
Where: RPCS Multipurpose Room
Monday, October 8th
Thursday, October 23 @ 6:30-8 pm
15 Kennedy Street NW
PAC meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month.
Commemorating Our Heroes and Sheroes
Get your School Uniforms
ALL Roots Public Charter School students are expected to arrive at school daily, wearing the school uniform— NO EXCEPTIONS!! Parents will be called to pick-up their children who are not in uniform.
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This month, we celebrate the birthday of our historical role model, Fannie Lou Hamer. She was born October 6, 1917 in the Mississippi Delta and died in 1977. She was a courageous Black woman who struggled to change the injustices of life in the south. She was instrumental in organizing voting rights and cooperative farms in Mississippi.
We will honor as our present day leader, Jesse Jackson, born October 8, 1941. Rev. Jackson was instrumental in fighting against racial injustice throughout the 1960's. Active in every phase of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, he established People United to Serve Humanity (PUSH) and directed "Operation Breadbasket. In the 1988 presidential election -a source of pride for Black people everywhere, he was the most conscientious Democratic candidate for President until the election of the First Black President some 20 years later
We also honor another present day hero, Dr. Mae C. Jemison, who was born October 17, 1956 in Decatur, Alabama and grew up in Chicago. At the age of 16, on a National Merit Scholarship, she entered Stanford University, graduating with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and a B.A. degree in African American Studies. In 1981, she earned a MD from Cornell Medical College. Dr. Jemison became a NASA astronaut in 1987. She became the first woman of color to go into space, aboard the Space Shuttle “Endeavor” in 1992. She is presently Professor-at-Large at Cornell University and Principal of the 100 Year Starship Organization.