Dear Rama Road Families and Visitors,
Happy Summer! It is unbelievable to think how quickly the 2017-18 school year flew by. Evidence that it was a successful year for our students came during End of Grade testing when our students moved the proficiency dial up and demonstrated exceptional growth across Grades 3-5 in math. Official results will come this Fall and we will communicate out more information to families at that time.
While you enjoy the long, summer days, our team is busy working on planning another year of success and academic achievement for the 2018-19 school year. New this year will be the combining of the Innovations Lab with the Media Center to expand opportunities for students to experience engineering and design with literacy based instruction that includes theater & more creative outlets for students to demonstrate their learning.
We are also excited to introduce the inaugural year for the Rama Road House System to our students and staff! Based on the work done at schools such as the Ron Clark Academy in Georgia, Rama Road will introduce the House System embedded into our school culture as a way for students to connect to a team family within the school each day. Each House will be named after an innovator and will have its own color, chant, hand sign and dance. The world of creative possibilities is endless. Each House will meet to build a sense of team and tally points earned by everyone across the House for things such as attendance, academic excellence and service toward others. Stay tuned for more information about this fun and motivating initiative starting at Rama Road in 2018-19.
This year, we will welcome new teachers to the RRES team as well as a few who moved to new grade levels:
Stefani Jerina – SAC Teacher
Amy Pearson – 5th Grade Teacher
Lauren Bozeman – moved to 3rd Grade
Hania Bizri - PreK Teacher
Ashley Thompson - moved to 1st Grade
Cynthia Gill - Teacher
As we prepare for the first day of school on August 27th, we want to invite you to attend our annual Open House & Ice Cream Social on Thursday, August 23rd from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. This is a terrific opportunity for students to meet their teachers and have a chance to catch up with friends. Please watch the mail for class placement letters the week of August 13th. We look forward to having you join us!
Finally, thank you for your commitment to our school and entrusting our team with the education of your children. Essential to the work we do here at Rama is a growth mindset and embracing the concept that our diversity is our greatest strength as a school community. No matter what path brings you to our front door, ALL ARE WELCOME HERE at Rama Road.
If your child is not yet enrolled at Rama Road, we invite you to stop by and take a tour. You will not be disappointed. We will see you soon!
Patricia M. Denny, Principal
"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