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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Project 351 – Congratulations to 8th Grader Maya and her Runkle Minions, whose Community Service Project generated over 50 bags of clothing for Cradles-to-Crayons!! Thank you to all in the Runkle community who contributed!  Maya was selected as Brookline’s representative for Project 351, whose mission is to “Unite diverse 8th grade service Ambassadors from every city […]

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Dear Runkle Families, Please check your in-boxes for a message from the Public Schools of Brookline regarding the upcoming MCAS administrations.  The dates for the English Language Arts MCAS at Runkle are as follows: Grade 3: Monday April 3, Tuesday April 4, Thursday April 6 Grade 4: Friday April 7, Monday April 10, Thursday April […]

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