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ROOTS PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL

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

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May 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 Trips and Assembly Presentations:


SCHOOL TRIPS

                        




 Attention! ONLY students in uniform with a zero balance to Roots will be allowed to go. There will be a limited number of extra tickets for $15.00: first come, first served!


SPRING TESTING!

   Parents: This month students will participate in school wide Benchmark tests.

Please work with your child on prescriptions assigned to them. If you have questions, contact your child’s teacher.


PARCC Testing

3-5 students will begin in MAY 8-26th !  

5th grade students will also participate in the science, and PE & Health assessments.

        

OTHER EVENTS



PAC MEETING


The last PAC Meeting of the year will be Tuesday, May 30th at 6:00pm.  Remember, all committee chairpersons or designees should be present and prepared to make a final report.  Please make an extra effort to attend.

MAY EVENTS

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

EVENT PICTURES


BIRTHDAYS OF THE MONTH



This month, we will commemorate the birth of our historical leader, Malcolm X, also known as  El Hajj El Malik Shabazz.  He was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska on May 19, 1925. His father was an organizer in the Marcus Garvey UNIA Movement.  Malcolm became the national spokesman for the Nation of Islam. By 1965, through his fiery, charismatic speeches of truth, he had built amighty link between Africans throughout the world. Malcolm founded the Organization of Afro- American Unity: OAAU. He was assassinated February 21,1965.



We will also celebrate the birthday of a present-day role model, Minister Louis  Farrakhan who was born May 11, 1933. Leader of the Nation of Islam, in the effort to uphold unity among Black people, he has fostered cooperative relations among all religions of Africans. On October 16, 1995, Minister Farrakhan was the co-organizer of the Million Man March, March on October 16, 2000 and the Million More March October 14-16, 2005, and the Justice or Else! Million Man March 20th Anniversary.