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
This month we commemorate the birthday of Harriet Tubman. She was born a slave in 1820 and died in 1913. She was often referred to as "The Black Moses." She was an outstanding and courageous leader to the Underground Railroad. She repeatedly risked her life to enable others to reach freedom.
We also commemorate the birthday of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing. She was born on March 18, 1935 Transitioned January 2nd ,2016. Dr. Welsing has been described as one of the greatest and most courageous thinkers of our time. She is a Washington, D.C. psychiatrist who has devoted more than twenty years of her life to the study of the origin and institution of racism. Her first book was The Cress Theory of Color Confrontation. Dr. Welsing has developed an explanation for white racism against people of color. Its roots are in white people's fear of becoming extinct because of their recessive genes and Black dominant genes. Dr. Welsing's writings, lectures, and ideas have helped many people, including scientists and scholars, understand the world-wide system of white supremacy. She has compiled her work in a book entitled, The Isis Papers. Dr. Welsing's scholarly works are changing the course of history.
Quincy Jones, our present day hero, born March 14th, 1933, a musician, arranger, television producer, pioneering entrepreneur. Mr. Jones has one of the longest, most successful careers in popular music. He has worked with such artists as Michael Jackson, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis just to name a few. He has been nominated for a record seventy-nine Grammys and won twenty-seven. In 1991, he received the Grammy Legend Award.
Mama Kiamesha and Mama Tanza Pre K3 and 4 Class:
PTA Meeting- Wednesday, March 21st , @6:00 PM
PAC Meeting- to be announced