… was our final K-2 Morning Meeting of the year, where we bade farewell to teachers Marcy Bienen and Joanne Guzzi.  Students read poems and sang songs in tribute to these educators who have taught a generation of Runkle students and whose impact on student learning and growth will long be remembered by their students. We announced at the conclusion of the K-2 Morning Meeting that Meredith Chen, who has worked as a teaching aide in Ms. Bienen’s class for these past two years, will be returning …

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… for our students.

This past Thursday our K-2 Morning Meeting featured 1st Grade teacher Joanne Guzzi’s presentation about her Kids-2-Kids Book Drive project. Ms. Guzzi has been an unofficial ambassador to South Africa for the past ten years or so, helping to build robust libraries for several South African elementary schools and developing relationships with many educators and officials in several towns. The Book Drive will take place throughout this upcoming week.  All Runkle …

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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 as an educator and wish her the very best in her future endeavors, we know that Runkle will simply not be the …

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