PTO Family Directory

On July 18, 2015 By

… PTO is collecting family contact information for inclusion in the Family Directory and to generate class lists.

Please complete the Google form to share your contact information EITHER with all Runkle Families (but not beyond) OR with just your child’s class. Completing this form now will also allow the Family Directory to be distributed earlier in the year.

PTO Family Directory online form (http://docs …


… school year, there are a number of moves taking place that have a domino effect.  Before class lists and room assignments can be shared, we need to reassess what the enrollment looks like after summer registration.  We are anticipating the possibility of needing 1-2 classroom spaces assuming the enrollment figures warrant additional sections and have planned some internal moves to accommodate us.  Any changes in classroom assignments would not result in a change to BEEP at …


… being built assuming the room sizes of Runkle on Druce Street?

a)   B.Lupini. – Yes, the class lists will be based on the classroom sizes on Druce Street.  Summer enrollment is still not yet closed.  After that, the class lists can be finalized.

What is the plan for keeping up staff morale?

a)   The administration is doing all that they can at the moment.  Staff ideas are encouraged.  The outpouring of parent support to the teachers has been greatly appreciated.  …


… forms to use from parents on a January to January schedule, enabling the school to generate class lists with emails in July. (This arrangement would help room parents create class lists at the beginning of the year.)


Librarian’s Update

Teresa Gallo-Toth shared the very positive Summer Reading preliminary results: 193 K-5th students participated (up from 167 in 2010) and 49 6th-8th students participated. Some parents were positive about the option for older …


Dear Families,

The Brookline Education Foundation recently announced its 2017-2018 Collaborative Grants.  Runkle teachers will be involved in much literacy-based work funded by the BEF next year:


Bridging the Gap: Middle to High School Disciplinary Literacy – This grant will connect work being done in middle school disciplinary literacy to work that is being done in this area …