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

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November Newsletter

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

Kg - 5th Grades:  8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


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Benjamin Banneker


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.


Queen Mother” Virginia (Aziza) Jones.

We will celebrate the birthday of our present day role model, “Queen Mother” Virginia (Aziza) Jones. Mama Jones was born in Canton, Mississippi on November 1st.  She  attended Mississippi Industrial College in Holly Springs, Mississippi, and Omaha University in Omaha, Nebraska. She earned a BS Degree in Special Education from the former DC Teacher’s College. In 1978, she joined the staff of  the Roots Activity Learning Center to open the school’s Primary Division. Mama Jones served as a skilled educator, Principal, and Treasurer of the RALC Board of Directors. Also, chosen by The Association of Secondary Principals, she was the SY 2009-2010 recipient of the DC Middle Level Principal of the Year Award.  After 36 years, Mama Jones retired In 2013.



School Trips and Assembly Presentations:


Tuesday, Nov. 1st  

the 3-5 grade will take a hands-on field trip to Sandy Springs, MD to the Underground Railroad Hike and self-guided tour .


Friday, Nov. 4th

the  Pre-Primary will visit the National Zoo


Friday, Nov.4th

KG-5 grade will participate in  science presentation in the Multipurpose room.


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


School  Will Be Closed !!

Friday, November 11th

We commemorate Veteran's Day  



Thursday and Friday, November  24th & 25th                                                         

(Family Day and the day after Family Day)


NOVEMBER EVENTS

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