EVERYONE IS WELCOME — YOU are Runkle The last of MCAS testing for the 2016-2017 school year comes to an end this week, with 8th graders taking their second Mathematics session on Monday, and 5th and 8th graders taking Science on Wednesday and Thursday.  For 4th and 8th graders across the state, MCAS testing in the […]

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EVERYONE IS WELCOME — YOU are Runkle This past Tuesday at the PTO Meeting and Coffee, Literacy Specialist Annie Connors and Literacy Coach Shoshana Jacobs presented an overview of Literacy at Runkle. Ms. Connors and Ms. Jacobs outlined our comprehensive, whole school literacy model known as the Literacy Collaborative. Essential components of the Literacy Collaborative […]

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EVERYONE IS WELCOME — YOU are Runkle Several Kindergarten teachers throughout the district, including our own Kristen Haynes here at Runkle, have been piloting the “Fundations” phonics program as part of their reading instruction in their classrooms. The Fundations program provides systematic and explicit instruction in phonemic awareness for all students (“Tier 1 instruction”). I […]

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YOU are Runkle! Dear Families, First-Grade Teacher Joanne Guzzi has announced that she will be retiring at the end of this school year.  Ms. Guzzi has been a most valued part of the fabric of the John D. Runkle School for the past twenty-five years. While we congratulate her on this momentous event, celebrate her many accomplishments […]

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Dear Families, I hope you have all had an enjoyable break.  We look forward to seeing everybody back at school Monday morning! A gentle reminder to all that students should be arriving at school by 7:55 each morning, so that they can be settled in their classrooms by 8:00 to hear the morning announcements and begin the […]

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