WELCOME TO ROOTS
Warmest regards, Mama Nkechi - Principal - RALC
BIRTHDAYS OF THE MONTH
This month we will celebrate our present day role model. Dr. Marian Wright Edelman. From her work with poor children in Mississippi in the 1960s to the present, Dr. Edelman has endeavored to give all children the public voice they lack yet so desperately need. Through the Children's Defense Fund, which she created over 20 years ago, Dr. Edelman has sought to bring the plight of children to the attention of policy makers and the public, and has been a vigorous advocate for the creation and funding of programs to improve children's lives, for strengthening families and for weaving a web of community support for children. A graduate of Spelman College and Yale Law School, she became the first African-American woman admitted to the Mississippi state bar while serving as head of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund's office in Jackson, Mississippi. Following a move to Washington, D.C., she became counsel to the Poor People's Campaign and later established the Washington Research Project, where she concentrated on lobbying Congress for expanded child and family nutrition programs and an expanded Head Start program. In 1973, she founded the Children's Defense Fund. In 1995, Dr. Edelman received The Heinz Award for her dedication to protecting the right and meeting the needs of America's children.
PAUL LAWRENCE DUNBAR
We will also commemorate the birthday of Paul Lawrence Dunbar. He was born on June 27, 1872. He was one of the most famous poets of the 19th century. His poetry depicted the beauty and rhythmic flow of Black English, the joys of the Black family, love, and childhood.
Friday, June, 7 th , 2017
SCHOOL TRIP – UniverSoul Circus
Friday, June 9th
PRE-K THREE & FOUR
Wednesday, June 14th /10:00am-12:00pm/Lower level
FUN & FAMILY DAY
Friday, June 16th
Face Painting, Moon Bounce, Food, Games, Music
SUMMER SCHOOL/ CAMP
Monday June 26th is the beginning of Summer School/Camp. (1st-5th Grades)
MAY BIRTHDAY PARTY
Monday, May 29th
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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spring has now arrived
flowers have begin to bloom
And birds whistle tunes