Hello Runkle School Community,

Our school continues to bustle with curiosity and learning! It has been a wonderful week and I look forward to supporting learning in the classroom in the week ahead!

Sleeper Library

We had an awesome literacy enrichment event, sponsored by the PTO Annual Fund, for the 5th Grade this week when author Rob Buyea visited. He shared with the kids, parents …


Dear Families,

I am pleased to announce that SAMANTHA LEVINE has been hired as our new 1st grade classroom teacher, and that HANNAH KIMBALL COTE has been hired as our new 3rd grade classroom teacher.

Both of these educators are very well known to us here at Runkle School. Ms. Levine spent the first half of this school year as the lead teacher for Ms. Madden’s 2nd grade classroom, …


Dear Families,

Please be sure to look out for the Panorama Family Feedback Survey, which you should be receiving on Monday, April 4 .  I hope we can get as much feedback from as many parents as possible!  More information about the survey has been sent out in recent days through Blackboard Connect.

Staffing Updates:

After close to 30 years of teaching in Brookline, Deanne Dixon …



For the first few days, as students get used to where they will be waiting for the doors to open if they arrive early, it is okay for parents or older siblings to walk younger students to their classrooms. Students and teachers will review the procedures together so that we can begin the regular routine on Monday, October 15th

 October 11, 2012

7:30 a.m. – doors to the upper …


PTO Meeting Minutes

November 15, 2011

8:05 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

In attendance: Vanessa Beauchaine (principal), Jim Stoddard (vice principal), Mark Allyn (teacher), Jayne Friedberg Bennett, Sandy Costello, Emily Dolbear, Scott Murphy, Elvira Perez, Jen Reed, Alison Reeves, Gabriella Salvatore, Margaret Schwarzer, Jennifer Shapiro, Eugene Shih

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