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1035 Rama Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Courier #: 512
P: 980-343-6730  |  F: 980-343-6745 
Principal: Patricia Denny
LC: Southeast
Bell Schedule: 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Grades: K-5
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October/November 2018


Dear Parents & Families,

Happy Fall! At Rama Road, we are off to a smooth and positive start to what we know will be a successful academic year for our learners. Thank you to everyone for your efforts to support the launch of the new school year.

The House System is new this year at RRES and already in full swing. The House System is intended to build relationships across classes, the school, student-to-student, student-with-teacher and teacher-to-teacher.  We have four houses at Rama: Tharpe House (yellow), Latimer House (red), Ride House (green), Galileo House (navy). With the recent weather days off from school due to a hurricane, the first House Assembly will be held on Friday, October 5. At these assemblies, all classes that belong to each house will meet to celebrate by singing their house cheer/chant, recognition of student leaders and celebrating points that were earned across the school by each class. Students are invited on House Assembly Days to wear their Rama House Color shirt with a uniform bottom.

Houses will "compete" for total number of points each month. Points can be earned by students simply by being responsible in the hallways; having good attendance; demonstrating kindness toward others; and high levels of engagement in their learning with their classmates in special area classes. Service learning will also play a role in each house as we move into the school year. When you stop by the school, please be sure to look in the hallways outside of each class for their House Color Flag.

It's going to be a great year at Rama Road!

Rama Proud,

Patricia Denny, Principal


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"We hear of a future where relationships are key and ALL people are valued, where not just the task well performed but the life well lived is what counts."

~ Frances Hesselbein


Meet the Principal

Patti Denny has been the principal of Rama Road Elementary School since December 2011.  She has worked in CMS since December 1993. Prior to becoming the principal at Rama Road ES, Mrs. Denny was the Zone Support Coordinator for the Central Secondary Learning Community in CMS.  She has also served in the roles of Assistant Principal at Western Union Elementary School in Union County and Assistant Principal at Jay M. Robinson Middle School. She was an Academic Facilitator at Mountain Island Elementary and has taught Kindergarten, First and Second Grade in CMS.

Mrs. Denny was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and has lived in the Matthews/Charlotte area since she was a year old. She attended Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte, NC.  Mrs. Denny is a National Board Certified Teacher and was selected as a NC Principal Fellow in 2007. She holds a BA in Elementary Education and a Masters in School Administration from UNC-Charlotte. 

Mrs. Denny lives with her husband and son in Union County.  She has four dogs and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.  Her favorite thing about Rama Road Elementary is the diversity of the student population and the family atmosphere of the school created by our amazing teachers.  If you would like to meet Mrs. Denny, please contact her at

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