Principal Message

October 9, 2022

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Dear Runkle Community

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather that this long weekend has brought to us. The three weeks following this one will be 5 DAY SCHOOL WEEKS. I say this to prepare both students, families and staff. It may be a difficult transition for some. Being present in school each day is critical for everyone's academic success and mental health. We all need to keep this in mind when planning our travel. Tomorrow is Indigenous People Day. Please visit this website to see all the Cultural Observances recognized by the Brookline Community. I am also attaching the PSB Calendar again for you planning purposes.

This message will share important dates and events.

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Tuesday, October 12th, is WALK, BIKE, BUS and ROLL TO SCHOOL DAY!

Tuesday is slated to be a stunning day with a high of 65 degrees and lots of sun! Please see the attached flyer with more information about this great event sponsored by the Town of Brookline. We will collect data from our students about how they arrived at school on Tuesday for EXTRA RECESS! This is all an effort to raise awareness about the impact that fuel emissions have on our environment. Keeping everyone healthy is a bonus!

Thursday October 13th is PICTURE DAY!

Thursday is also predicted to be a perfect day for School Pictures! We plan to take our pictures outdoors with the staff picture first (7:30AM in the Peace Garden). Our PTO is providing parent volunteers to support a smooth operation. Please reach out to your room parents if you can help. Families can fill out the picture form sent home with students or go to to sign up for packages. Your student does not need to bring any forms if they register online.

Important Dates

Monday, October 10: No School (Indigenous Peoples' Day)

Wednesday, October 12: Monthly PTO meeting, 8:05 a.m.

Wednesday, October 12: Walk, Bus, Bike and Roll to School Day

Thursday, October 13: Runkle Picture Day

Friday, October 21: Runkle Halloween Fair! 5:30-8 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26: School Council Meeting, 4:15 p.m.

Open Houses:

Grade 2: Thursday, October 13th 7:55-8:50am (Classroom and Library)

Grade 4: Rescheduled: NOW Thursday, October 20th, 6-7pm (Classroom and Library)

Grade 5: Wednesday, October 12th 7:45-8:30am (Classrooms)

Have the BEST week,