Principal Message

Sunday February 12, 2023

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Dear Runkle Friends,

We made it to the 100th Day of School this past Friday! It was a beautiful day filled with celebration. Runkle's first graders hosted a Parent Share where families looked through recent student work. Everyone donned 100 Day Crowns and had a great time! Our kindergarten students engaged in 100 Day activities for most of their day as well.

Runkle staff have been sharing literature, writing and creating projects to honor Black History Month with our students. This is not a one-month activity for Runkle, but a permanent commitment to becoming anti-racists in all aspects of our lives and the education that we provide our students. Brookline's Office of Educational Equity provides staff with resources and supports throughout the school year.

Runkle's 6-8 Chorus performed on Thursday evening at BHS. There was a medical emergency in the audience that paused the performance. The students, staff and audience members were remarkable in their kindness, patience and empathy for the Lincoln grandparent who required medical attention. The family insisted that the performance continue. The Runkle Chorus was incredible (video below). Thank you Sarah Gardner for your hard work with our talented students!

Please see some important reminders below. Have a wonderful week and February Break!


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Runkle Chorus


1. School Starts at 8:00am. Please make every effort to get your children to school by 7:55am everyday. This allows them to enter the building and to be in their classroom ready to learn at 8:00am. The doors do lock at 8:00am. You need to ring the front bell to enter the building after 8:00am.

2. 8th Graders will be visiting BHS for an Electives Performance on Wednesday, Feb. 15th at 8:10am. The bus will return them to Runkle at 10:00am. If you have not filled out this Google Permission Form, please do so now.

3. Middle School Dance: Wednesday, Feb. 15th 6:00-8:00pm in the Multipurpose Room. Sponsored by the Runkle PTO.

4. Kindergarten Snuggle and Read: Friday, Feb. 17th at 8:00am.

5. Grade 5 Food and Climate Presentation: Friday, Feb. 17th at 9:00am.

6. February Vacation Break: Monday, Feb. 20th - Friday, Feb. 24th. Return to School on Monday, Feb. 27th.