Hello Runkle School Community,

I hope this note finds you all well and you are enjoying the holiday season. I am pleased to announced that this years Middle School Student Council is up and running. This week they have organized a Runkle Spirit Week. We will begin the week with Pajama Day! I also want to inform you that the end of year 8th Grade trip to New York is taking place in the Spring for a two day and one night event. This will also be in addition to a one day field trip. Thank you to our Runkle middle school teachers for ensuring our 8th Graders have this opportunity and to our 8th Grade parents for their support and fundraising efforts to make this trip happen.

Save the Date… David Lien will once again direct our 7th/8th Grade musical this Spring. The tentative dates are Thur April 5th at 7pm, Sat April 7th at 7pm and Sun April 8th at 2pm. More information for auditioning will be available soon.

I am pleased to announce that the Public Schools of Brookline School Committee voted on Thur, Dec 7th, to implement a PSB Wellness Policy Effective July 1st, 2018. The entire policy can be found on the PSB website however I wanted to share with you the Daily Recess Section of the policy. This school year Runkle is already meeting, and for some grades exceeding, this section of the policy with additional tweaks that can be made.

Daily Recess
All children in grades kindergarten through five attending public schools shall receive one hundred forty minutes of supervised, safe, and unstructured free-play recess each week, preferable outdoors, weather permitting dependent at the discretion of the school principal. Should the outdoor temperature fall below 20 degrees, recess shall occur indoors. All children in grades 6 through 8 will receive at least 90 minutes of supervised, safe, and unstructured free-play recess each week, preferably outdoors, weather permitting at the discretion of the school principal. Should the outdoor temperature fall below 20 degrees, recess shall occur indoors. i. As used herein, the term “free play” means an unstructured environment, but which is supervised by appropriate school personnel or staff.

Your Principal,
Genteen Jean-Michel

 

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