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Warmest regards, Mama Nkechi - Principal - RALC


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The success of Roots is demonstrated in several

ways. In 1999, the community asked Dr. Thompson to open another Roots as a charter school. Therefore, Roots Public Charter School was born as a protégé of the Roots Activity Learning Center. RALC alumni have successfully graduated from many of the finest area high schools, historically black colleges and universities, as well as from Harvard, Duke, Princeton, etc. RALC teachers and staff have received National teacher and principal of the year honors, and former students have achieved high on standardized tests and placed well in Spelling Bees and other academic competitions.

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King Kamau was born December 7, 1955 in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He loved his mother, Queen Mother Carrie Johnson, and his stepfather, Lucian Johnson, and his entire family. King Kamau was an extraordinary Principal and Leader at Roots Activity Learning Center. He began teaching the Middle School in 1985 and was a Teaching Principal from 1999-2005. During his tenure Roots’ students achieved some of the highest standardized reading and math test scores in the city. King Kamau believed in longlife learning and loved to read, teach, and travel. King Kamau made his ancestral transition December 31, 2005.


In Memory of Queen Mother

Virginia (Aziza) Jones.

Nov. 1, 1935 - Aug. 31st, 2017

HAPPY KWANZAA

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

HAPPY HOLIDAYS


December's  Events

 

DECEMBER 8th

Pre-K 3&4   MLANJENI’S MAGICAL THEATRE


Library Every Wednesday


DECEMBER BIRTHDAY PARTY at 3:30 p.m.

Friday, December 22rd      



DECEMBER 18th -  Friday, Dec. 22rd      


PRE-KWANZAA Monday


DECEMBER 25th through JANUARY 1st , 2018


SCHOOL CLOSED  -  Winter Break.


SCHOOL OPENS Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.


 

REPORT CARDS & PTA MEETING/PARENT CONFERENCE


This will be held on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 at 6 pm. Please, be present to receive report cards and speak with teachers.

                                                                                                         Library- every Wednesdays

 

DECEMBER BIRTHDAY PARTY at 3:30 p.m. Friday, December 22rd      

 


Pre-Kwanzaa Monday, Dec. 18th through Friday, Dec. 22rd       


SCHOOL CLOSED                  December 25th through January 1st      

Winter Break.


SCHOOL OPENS Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.


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 School closings

VETERAN’S DAY - School will be closed to Students -Friday, Nov. 1oth in observation of Veteran’s Day.


THANKSGIVING - School will be closed -   Thursday & Friday, Nov. 23 rd. & 24th Remember, Roots is closed on all Federal Holidays.  



PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL (PAC) MEETING


 Wednesday, November 22nd  at 6 pm.



SCHOOL TRIP

Pre-K three & four- Thursday, 9th -Pet Store (buying new fish)


Washington National ZOO- Friday 8th


SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY PARTY

Friday, September 29th – 3:30 PM

We also celebrate the birthday of our living "Shero". Cicely Tyson, stage-trained actress. Ms. Tyson was born in New York City on December 19, 1933. Like many gifted Black performers. She established herself in the theater in the 60's, yet only began landing worthy film roles in the 70's. One of the main reasons for this was the lack of good roles for women of color. Television afforded this commanding actress many more rich opportunities; "Roots "and her Emmy- winning performance of "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman". She has continued to appear as strong, courageous women: "Sounder" "King" and "A Woman Called Moses.”"