APRES March Newsletter

An Extraordinary Place to Learn

A Message from Principal Wilson

Greetings Dolphin Family!


Welcome to what is probably the busiest month of the school year, March. We are halfway through second semester. 3rd quarter report cards will be coming home soon, after which we will only have 9 more weeks of the 2020 school year. Wow!!!


We are excited to embark on our March "Success Academy" for our students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Our teachers are focusing on prioritized standards and spiraling the standards scholars need support with, to ensure success on the milestones. We are consistently looking at data to determine strategic next steps in preparation for success as we close in on the final days before testing.


We recently celebrated our Teacher of the Year and School Professional of the Year. Congratulations goes out to Ms. Jessica Taylor, Teacher of the Year and Ms. Shena Small, School Professional of the Year! We are proud to have both of them represent Randolph.


As we look to end this year strong, there are a few things I am challenging all of us to remain focused on.


  • Please talk to your scholars about the importance of "See Something, Say Something." We are asking that our scholars please share with their teachers or our administrative team if there are things going on that are not appropriate for school.
  • Please remind your scholars that cell phone usage is not permitted at school and that phones should be put away and remain there during the instructional day.
  • Continue to arrive on time daily.
  • Continue to communicate concerns directly to teachers and administrators.



We thank you for all that you do to support A. Philip Randolph. Your commitment to our pursuit of excellence is appreciated.


In Partnership,

Principal Wilson, Proud Dolphin

Important Dates: No School for Students

  • March 13

Teacher Work Day

Students Do Not Report


  • March 16

Teacher Professional Development Day

Students Do Not Report


  • March 24

Teacher Work Day

Students Do Not Report


  • April 6-10

Spring Break - School Closed



  • April 21

Digital Learning Day

Students Do Not Report

Important Dates on the Horizon


March 2020



  • March 16

Linda Bryant's Community Meeting @ 6 p.m. Bear Creek Middle School


  • March 17

SGC Meeting @4:30 p.m. Media Center


  • March 19

STEM Day at Randolph


STEM 101 for Parents 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. in Parent Resource Center




April 2020



  • April 6-10

Spring Break: No School for Students




  • April 14-22

Georgia Milestones Assessment Window 3rd and 5th Grades




  • April 20

Linda Bryant's Community Meeting Renaissance Middle School 6pm


  • April 21


SGC Meeting 4:30 pm


May 2020


  • May 4-11

Georgia Milestones Grade 4


  • May 8

5th Grade Transition Day @ Sandtown MS




  • May 14-20

Awards Day programs Pre-K through 4th Grade TBA




  • May 19

SGC Meeting 4:30 pm




  • May 20

5th Grade Moving on Ceremony @ Westlake HS 6pm




  • May 22

Last Day of School

We Are Celebrating Dr. Seuss this Week!!!

  • Monday, March 2: "I can read with my eyes shut" Guest Readers
  • Tuesday, March 3: "The Cat in the Hat" Wear Crazy Hats
  • Wednesday, March 4: "Oh the Places You'll Go" College Shirt Day
  • Thursday, March 5: "Fox in Socks" Wear Crazy Socks
  • Friday, March 6: "Green Eggs and Ham" Wear Green and Orange

(Pajama Day for PRE-K - 1st Grades ONLY!!! - Friday)

A Message from the School Governance Council

The School Governance Council finalized the vote for the digital learning days on April 21, 2020, and May 19, 2020.


Randolph will NOT attend school on April 21, 2020, this will be a Digital Learning Day for our scholars.


Randolph students WILL ATTEND SCHOOL on May 19, 2020, as a regular school day.

Please plan accordingly.


Thank you,



Randolph SGC

From the Desk of Parent Liaison, Dr. Catherine Foster- Rowell

Join us March 19, 2020 for STEM Day!
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February Birthdays

Happy Birthday to all of our dolphins who celebrated birthdays in February!
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