Warmest regards, Mama Nkechi - Principal - RALC
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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In Memory of Queen Mother
Virginia (Aziza) Jones.
Nov. 1, 1935 - Aug. 31st, 2017
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
SCHOOL OPENS Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.
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.
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
BIRTHDAYS OF THE MONTH
On February 14, we commemorate the birthday of Frederick Douglass who was born in Maryland in 1817. He died in 1895. He was a slave who later obtained his freedom. He was a noted author and orator on the issue of abolition. He founded a newspaper called "THE NORTH STAR." The Frederick Douglass home, located in Anacostia (SouthEast Washington) is a national landmark and tourist attraction
Our present day role model is Toni Morrison. Toni Morrison was born on February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio. She has become one of the most celebrated modern novelists of the 20th century. In 1978, she won the National Books Critics Award for “Song of Solomon”. In 1988 she also won the Fiction Pulitzer Prize for “Beloved”. In 1996, she was awarded a medal by The National Book Foundation for her contribution to American Letters.