… with our new EVERYONE IS WELCOME and YOU “R” RUNKLE signs!

Please mark your calendars for this Friday, March 17 , when incoming Principal Genteen Jean-Michel will be at Runkle!  Parent meet-and-greets are scheduled for 8:15 am as well as 5:00 pm , in the Sleeper Library.  (We are scheduling opportunities for staff to meet with Ms. Jean-Michel on Friday as well.)

A few notes from our middle school grades to pass along:

• Runkle finished 18th …


… Double Awesome night!

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… whose term has expired.

A few end-of-year notes:

• Summer Reading Lists and Math Calendars are being assembled and will be available soon!

• The last day for the Grades 4-5 and 6-8 Homework Centers as well as the pilot Motion-Homework Program will be this Thursday, June 16.

* Please be sure to settle your children’s Cafeteria and Library accounts as soon as possible.

• The last day of school, Monday June 20, will be a 12:00 Noon Dismissal.

Jim Stoddard


… the dates for next year’s shows so that students and their families can put them on their calendars as soon as possible!  I hope to announce the 2016-2017 theatrical dates by the end of this month.  


Congratulations to Maria Mercado Rengel, the winner of our inaugural March MadChess Tournament!   It’s been a pleasure watching these matches, talking strategy with the participants, and seeing Chess become a focal point of discussion and excitement throughout the school. …


MCAS 2.0

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MCAS season starts this week (March 28th).  Please see the school calendar for specific dates and grades.  As shared with families earlier, MCAS has a somewhat different structure this year as the Commonwealth transitions to what it is calling “MCAS 2.0” for the 2016-2017 school year.

In addition to the typical Reading Comprehension sections, the ELA MCAS this year will also feature a narrative response to writing task for each grade level.  To make …