… with the PSB Leadership Team to create a survey for us that was based on well-established research instruments widely used for this purpose, but that also reflected the needs and experiences of students in our district. Parents/guardians received a letter describing the survey in advance, and students were invited to complete the survey during the first week of May, 2011. Every survey, available in English or any of 7 other languages spoken by our students was completed anonymously, and …


Astronomy Night

On May 5, 2011 By

… science and astronomy at the Observatory.

Weather permitting we will use the Clay Center’s research-grade main scope and multiple smaller scopes to view the moon, Saturn’s rings, and more. Around 8:45 astronomers will direct you to the roof deck for an exciting view of an “Iridium flare” and a pass over of the International Space Station.

Program ends at 9:00 pm and will be held rain or shine.

This free event is sponsored by the Runkle PTO, made possible by donations to the …


… student work to the website for all to see.  Take note of the book reviews from Grade 7, the research on presidents in Grade 1, and the Mystery Mammals exhibit by Grade 3.  There are examples from students in Grades K-7…Grade 8 will be coming soon as well!


This week, we will be holding the annual Spring Book Fair in the Library.  Ms. Gallo-Toth, Diane Ring and Jemelle O’Neill (coordinators) and other parent volunteers set up the Book Fair last Thursday and Friday and it will …


… April 13 th, our Sixth Graders will be assuming the role of the person they have been researching under the careful tutelage of Ms. Belle.  A special “Thank you” to all of the parents and teachers who mentored and advised these students for the past few weeks. During the day, the entire school will have an opportunity to wander through the  Living History Museum in the Library and ask there remarkable people of history questions about their lives.  That same evening, …


Mandated health assessments

On March 7, 2011 By

… at Runkle School.  This is a state mandate to deal with the problem of childhood obesity.   Research supports that lower rates of obesity occur in children who are identified to be at risk when they receive early intervention.

Children in grades 5 and 8 have heights and weights done as part of the Fitnessgram, a health-related physical fitness assessment.  Fitnessgram reports will be sent out by the physical education teachers soon.

Reports of heights, weights and BMI’s will be …