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



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


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

Kg - 5th Grades:  8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

October Newsletter

School Supply List


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. .


Wednesday, October 31, 6 - 8pm

          Where:      RPCS Multipurpose Room


Monday, October 8th

Columbus Day


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

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Uniform Policy

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.

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