There is an amazing energy of excitement of festivities at Runkle! Many Runkle families of diverse faiths and cultures have begun their celebrations with their loved ones.

Thanks to our newly elected student council members, our students will celebrate Runkle Spirit Week with fun themes spanning over the course of Mon 18th to Fri 22nd, starting with Pajama Day tomorrow!

The PTO successfully finished with our last meeting of 2017 where we have began a journey to create a warmer and more inclusive climate for our Runkle community. We are thankful for the parents and teachers who attended. We had many insightful and brave comments from parents from RISE and Special Ed and Principal Jean- Michel at the meeting on concerns of diversity, bias, and inclusion at Runkle.

On Fri 15th, we celebrated a second round in unity with other Brookline Schools by folding more Peace Cranes for MLK day and for the Brookline High School. We can also celebrate a record amount of Runkle donations to the annual Toy Drive, teacher gifts, and Annual Fund. Many thanks to the amazing show of love and generosity. Understanding Differences and Similarities chapter on Blindness was another great educational and uniting experience for our 4th Graders. Thanks for all who volunteered their time to make all of these events rewarding for our students. There was also a 4th Grade Native American PAAR event which is funded by the PTO Annual Fund.

For those who are interested you can read the School Council minutes for November’s meeting here and the December Wellness Committee meeting minutes here.

We hope that you and your families enjoy a very meaningful, peaceful, and engaging Winter Break!
Runkle PTO (pto null@null runkle co-chairs Dorothy Charles, Amy Bacon and Sharon Brockmann

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