This past Tuesday at the PTO Meeting and Coffee, Literacy Specialist Annie Connors and Literacy Coach Shoshana Jacobs presented an overview of Literacy at Runkle. Ms. Connors and Ms. Jacobs outlined our comprehensive, whole school literacy model known as the Literacy Collaborative. Essential components of the Literacy Collaborative include partnership …


This past Thursday morning we were blessed to hear our 1st graders, under the direction of Mr. Garrett Wallace, sing in their Choral Concert in the Multipurpose Room.  A highlight for me was “With this Song,” which has the lyrics:


We come from many places

We come with many dreams

We come with different faces

We’re different so it seems

But when we …



Hello, everyone, and Best Wishes to all celebrating this weekend’s Lunar New Year!

This past Thursday marked the 90th day of the 180-day school year.  On that day we had a special K-2 Morning Meeting to celebrate all the growth and learning that has already occurred, and all that is still to come!  The meeting was capped with Math Specialists …


“If I can inspire young people to dedicate themselves to the good of mankind, I’ve accomplished something.”   — John Glenn, 1921-2016


The 2016-2017 Runkle Student Council is up and running!   We had our first meeting this week, and the council members’ passion for Runkle School and eagerness to serve was most evident.  The Council has already begun planning ways to …


Hello, Runkle Families!

We now have the first full week, and twelve school-days total, under our belts!  In spending time in the classrooms I have been delighted to see students sharing with each other their hopes and goals for the year, classes establishing their rules of governance and expectations for the year, and interactive and cooperative learning opportunities abounding!

An …