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Mama Nkechi


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BIRTHDAYS OF THE MONTH


This month we commemorate the birthday of Albert Leroy Robinson AKA “King Kamau”, born

Dec.5, 1955 in Rock Hill, South Carolina. King Kamau was an extraordinary principal and teacher at Roots Activity Learning Center.  He began teaching Middle School in January 1985 and was a Teaching Principal from 1999-2005. During his tenure, Roots students achieved some of the highest standardized test scores in the city. King Kamau loved children, his family and his friends. He believed teaching and learning were teammates on every lifelong journey. In his leisure time he especially enjoyed reading, African Art, and

traveling. Our dear beloved Baba Kamau made his ancestral transition December 31, 2005.


We also celebrate the birthday of our living “Shero” stage-trained actress, Cicely Tyson. Ms. Tyson was born in New York City on December 9, 1933. In the 60’s, like many gifted Black performers she established herself in theater, yet only more recently began landing worthy film roles for women of color. Television afforded this commanding actress many more rich opportunities such as, ‘Roots” and her Emmy-winning performance of “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman”. She continues to portray strong and courageous women in films like, “Sounder”, King”,A Woman Called Moses” and more recently, films by Tyler Perry.



DECEMBER EVENTS


SCHOOL TRIPS

Pre-K 3&4-To be announced


Library

Every Wednesday


 

DECEMBER BIRTHDAY PARTY

Friday, December 23rd, at 3:30 p.m.



Pre-Kwanzaa Activities

Monday, Dec. 19th through Friday, Dec. 23rd       



SCHOOL CLOSED - Winter Break

December 26th through January 2nd      



SCHOOL RE-OPENS

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017



REPORT CARDS & PTA MEETING/PARENT CONFERENCE


Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 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 23rd      

 


Pre-Kwanzaa Monday, Dec. 19th through Friday, Dec. 23rd       


SCHOOL CLOSED                  December 26th through January 2nd      

Winter Break.


SCHOOL OPENS Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017.


REPORT CARDS & PTA MEETING/PARENT CONFERENCE


This will be held on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 6 pm. Please, be present to receive report cards and speak with teachers.

Dress as a famous BLACK person

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