Dear RUNKLE COMMUNITY,

Last week was a packed one at Runkle starting with Grade 8 students and families learning all about the preparations for their BHS transition. Grades 4-8 had their wonderful Orchestra Concert; it is always so impressive to see the student’s progress. Grades 5-6 Math League came in 5th place at the town-wide meet and Morning Movement started for Grades 3-8. If your child would like to exercise before school begins, bring them along for a 7:15am start. We had a training session on Understanding Bias with over 50 parents and Runkle staff in attendance. Thank you to Runkle parent Gill Simkiss and Darnell Adams for leading the training. After the session several parents have volunteered to help continue conversations about bias at Runkle!

18-23-118-23-2 (pto null@null runkle NULL.org)Also last week, Peace Cranes were strung; and we had our first ever Bingo Recycle Night! A massive thank you to our very own ‘Bingo’ Bob Carney! Thanks also for everyone’s patience as we worked out the logistics for swapping donated toys for bingo sheets; next year the system will be flawless! And finally thanks to Rich Goodman, our custodian, all the amazing Grade 7-8 student volunteers, and to all the parent volunteers who worked so hard to make this night such fun!

Last week was Principal Genteen Jean-Michel’s birthday. We wish her a Happy Birthday from the PTO!

This week we finish up before break with our monthly PTO meeting. All parents are welcome to join in with ideas and to learn about what the PTO is doing. Our Young Scholars will be selling T-shirts to support Black History Month before and after school this week; and Grades 7-8 will be having a bake sale to raise money for the Spring Musical. Morning movement will continue and we will have Understanding Our Differences, with a focus on deafness, on Friday.

Have a great week & vacation week!
Runkle PTO (pto null@null runkle NULL.org) co-chairs Dorothy Charles, Amy Bacon and Sharon Brockmann

(Read On: Runkle News #23-18)

 

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