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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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This month we celebrate the birthday of Kwame Nkrumah. Though the actual date of his birth is not known, we commemorate his birth on September 21, 1909. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was the first Prime Minister of Ghana, which was the first African country to win independence from colonial rule.

We also honor our present day role model Ruby Bridges- Hall, born September 8, 1951 in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1960, at six years old she was one of the first black children to attend an all white public elementary school in the the South. Escorted by Federal Marshals, she was the only child in her class. Presently, Ruby Bridges Hall resides in New Orleans. In her effort “to increase Parental Involvement in Education” she founded “The Ruby Bridges Foundation”.











Our Present day role model, Grand Master William Phillip
















In Memory of Queen Mother

Virginia (Aziza) Jones.

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


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Students and Staff


September’s Events

 

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

(PTA MEETING)


Our back to school night/first PTA is on Wednesday, September 13th,  2017 at 6:00 PM.

All parents are urged to attend PTA meetings.  Please attend to meet your child’s teacher.

Attendance is required for all families.



PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL (PAC) MEETING


The first PAC meeting will be held on

 Wednesday, September 20th at 6 pm.



SCHOOL TRIP

The Pre-K three & four

Washington National ZOO- Friday 8th



SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY PARTY

Friday, September 29th – 3:30 PM