“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dear Rama Road families,
Happy Summer! I know that this last part of the year was challenging for you as parents & guardians, navigating the pandemic as it related to careers, childcare, staying healthy, and the overall safety of your family. I could not be more proud of our faculty, staff, community and our parents for helping our students finish out the year strong. This experience will no doubt help teach our students the resilience that it takes to succeed in tough times such as these with COVID19. So, congratulations to YOU and our students for making it until the end of the year!
For our 5th Graders, we will miss everyone as they start their journey in middle school and embark on the next three years of their learning adventure. For parents, I know that it seems like it was just yesterday that we were taking pictures of their 1st day of Kindergarten, making new friends and learning the routines of school. Please take some time to talk with your children and congratulate them on finishing their elementary years strong and know that their middle school journey will be an even more important step as they grow into young adults.
Please see below for a few important highlights for Summer 2020:
- Summer Office Hours – We will be open Monday 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Tuesday 11:00 - 1:00 pm, Wednesday 8:00 - 10:00 am and Thursdays by appointment only. The front office staff will be available via telephone at 980-343-6730 for any questions or to schedule a time to come in or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Yearbooks – Families that pre-ordered a yearbook have been emailed. Yearbooks are available in the office for pick-up. Please see the Office Hours above.
- Summer Activities (i.e. Freedom School) – ALL summer student activities for June/July have been canceled per CMS due to Governor Cooper's COVID Executive order for the State of NC.
As many of you are probably wondering, we are not sure what school will look like in August as of now due to COVID 19. I am hopeful that we will be back in the classrooms with our kids and continuing to make our students better than they already are. I encourage everyone to follow the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' webpage and social media sites for updates this summer as it relates to the 2020-2021 school year.
It is an honor to be the Principal of Rama Road Elementary and I am thankful to be able to serve such an amazing group of kids, parents, faculty, staff and the community.
Be sure this summer to have your children read, read and read some more. Please stay in touch with us on Facebook. Send us your RAMA PROUD pictures from wherever your are in the world and we will be sure to post them!https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverRamaRoadES
Patricia Denny, Principal
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
~ Wayne Dyer