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Root Elementary
STEM Schools Collaborative Network  Calendar: Traditional


Information for the: 2014 - 2015 school year.

Principal, Grades & Calendar

Principal - Blaine Clark

Grades - K - 5

2014-15 School Schedule - 9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Instructional Calendar

Root Elementary runs on the Traditional calendar. Currently, the following Traditional calendars are available for download:

2014 - 2015 Traditional Calendar (PDF)

2014-15 Care Programs

Before School:  WCPSS

After School:    WCPSS

Contact the Root Elementary directly for full information about its before- and after-school care programs. For general information about before- and after-school care programs across WCPSS, go here.


Contact

Phone - (919) 881-4940

Fax - (919) 881-1427

Website - http://rootes.weebly.com

Location

Address - 3202 Northampton Street, Raleigh, NC 27609

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Description

Aldert Root Elementary is a community that loves learning, loves learners, and is a place where everyone works for everyone's success. - Mission Statement of Aldert Root Elementary

Aldert Root is home to a state of the art facility, a highly experienced staff focused on meeting the needs of all students, a passionate and active parent community, and a wonderful student body all working together to make Root a destination of choice.

After recent renovations, Aldert Root Elementary boasts a beautiful new campus and facility equipped with cutting edge technology. The school now houses SMART boards, laptops, desktops, document cameras, and LCD projectors in every classroom. Students at Aldert Root also utilize two computer labs, flip cameras, and response pad clickers for assessing understanding. Three new playgrounds and an indoor climbing wall help students build healthy bodies and minds with a focus on upper body strength, balance, and coordination.

Facilitating student learning at Aldert Root Elementary is an experienced and dedicated staff. All of the teachers at Root are "highly qualified" as determined by No Child Left Behind, 43% of the teaching staff hold advanced degrees, and several teachers hold their National Board Teaching Certification. Aldert Root is also home to the 2011-12 North Carolina Music Teacher of the year, Anne Moorman-Smith. The staff members at Root collaborate in weekly Professional Learning Teams to review data and plan instruction. They participate in ongoing professional development at the school, county, state and national levels.

Parents at Aldert Root are significant partners in the learning environment. They work diligently up and down the school corridors, help from home, and provide resources to ensure that every child receives the absolute best education.

At Aldert Root students focus on learning 21st century skills. Throughout the school day there is an emphasis on student choice, responsibility, and collaboration. Children are engaged with complex questions, face problems and design solutions, and build a deep conceptual understanding of essential concepts. Students consistently use technology to communicate, think critically, harness their creativity, and collaborate with their peers.

"The modern facilities, safe learning environment, 'I'm home' feel, and incredible faculty and administration make Aldert Root a public school that we would happily pay tuition to send our kids to." - Mike D. (Parent of three Aldert Root Students)

"Root means a big, fun school family to me." - Will (Student at Aldert Root)

"To me Root means I can learn something new every day." - Walt (Student at Aldert Root)

"Root is my FOUNDATION." - Sutton (Student at Aldert Root)

"Root makes me happy and never sad." - Crawford (Student as Aldert Root)






Curriculum: STEM Schools Collaborative Network

Do you want your student to be an inventor, scientist, architect or astronaut? The foundation of learning for these high-tech jobs of tomorrow begins with four letters - S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

The WCPSS STEM Schools Collaborative Network is a group of 17 schools, dedicated to enhanced strategic planning, professional development, programming and community advocacy around advancements in science and technology.

These schools benefit from a regional and statewide network of shared instructional opportunities and connections to local, state and national leaders focused on the STEM curriculum.

Each school will have:



  • Expert Technology Facilitators

  • Interactive lessons that explore STEM concepts

  • Digital-age learning environments

  • iPad carts (30 iPads) for each grade level

Important: Bus routes are subject to change based on actual student distribution, parent appeals, and other factors. The information here will be updated regularly, but updates may take several days to be reflected online. This route information last updated: 8:10 AM, Tue, Sep 16, 2014.

Stop times: Parents can anticipate a stop time based on the route start time, estimating 3 minutes between stops for neighborhood routes and 10 minutes for express routes. The exact stop time will vary during the first weeks of school. Students should be ready and waiting for the bus at least 10 minutes before the bus is expected to arrive.

Bus schedules: We urge parents to be patient as routes settle during the first few weeks of school. With students becoming familiar with this new routine, bus routes may take more time.

Faded Stops: Stops in faded text are on the route, but do not pick up or drop off students attending this school.

Questions?: Contact Transportation.

Can't find your bus stop?: If you cannot find your child's bus stop, please fill out our customer support form to report a missing bus stop.

This route information last updated: 8:10 AM, Tue, Sep 16, 2014.

Morning Routes

ROOT RUN 1 (ORANGE)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 08:27 am

S BLOODWORTH ST & E HARGETT ST

S BLOODWORTH ST & E CABARRUS ST

E DAVIE ST & S SWAIN ST

CAMDEN ST & E HARGETT ST

HECK ST & E LANE ST

E LANE ST & SEAWELL AVE

COOKE ST & E JONES ST ,27601

545 E EDENTON ST (BLUE APTS)

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     08:46 am

ROOT RUN 2 (RED)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 08:12 am

W MILLBROOK & TIMBER CREEK (DOOR SIDE)

DAVENTRY DOWNES LN & INMAN PARK DR

STALEY CT & YADKIN DR

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     08:30 am

ROOT RUN 3 (YELLOW)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 08:29 am

GRANT AVE & RAND DR

GREENWAY AVE & OBERLIN RD

FAIRVIEW RD & JARVIS ST

WOODLAND AVE & CRESTON RD

SANDERSON DR & WAKE DR

LAKE DR ,27609 & COLTON PL

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     08:45 am

ROOT RUN 4 (BLUE)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 08:07 am

MCNEILL ST & BERNARD ST

1863 CAPITAL BLVD (DOORSIDE)

KIMBROUGH ST & RIDLEY ST

E WHITAKER MILL RD & CARSON ST

SUNRISE AVE & VILLAGE MILL PL

ALEXANDER RD & WHITE OAK RD

3040 ROTHGEB DR

KENMORE DR & LOCHMORE DR

2727 ANDERSON DR

CLAREMONT RD & OVERBROOK DR

ANDERSON DR & CALIBRE CHASE DR

ANDERSON DR & E DREWRY LN

COLERIDGE DR & MILTON RD

TENNYSON PL & COLERIDGE DR

SIX FORKS RD & BROWNING PL

BELLEVUE RD & TERRACE DR

BROOK DR & TURNBRIDGE DR

DELL DR & ROCK CREEK DR

W DREWRY LN & DELL DR

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     08:46 am

ROOT RUN 5 (PURPLE)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 08:26 am

PURDUE ST & RADCLIFF RD

FIRESIDE DR & FIELDSTONE DR

FOREST OAKS DR & QUAIL FOREST DR

RAMBLEWOOD DR & ROLSTON DR

RAMBLEWOOD DR & SIX SPOONS RD

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     08:46 am

ROOT RUN 6 (PINK)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 08:26 am

NORTHCLIFT DR & WINDHAM DR

LAKE HILL DR & THE LAKES DR

NORTHBROOK DR & HYDE ST

CURRITUCK DR & TYRRELL RD

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     08:46 am

ROOT RUN 7 (GREEN)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:58 am

SKYCREST DR & SUNLIT LN

CONSTELLATION DR & SATELLITE CT

3917 BUFFALOE RD

SUE ELLEN DR & MEADOW RIDGE DR

ST JAMES CHURCH RD & BROWN PL

CALVARY DR & LAKE RIDGE DR (DOORSIDE)

HOYLE DR & PARKVILLE DR

BONNEVILLE CT & NEW HOPE CHURCH (DOORSIDE)

2304 NEW HOPE CHURCH RD (DOOR SIDE)

CASCADE CT & GREYWOOD DR

NAVAHO DR & PINECREST DR

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     08:46 am

Afternoon Routes

ROOT RUN 1 (ORANGE)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 3:55 pm

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     3:55 pm

COOKE ST & E JONES ST ,27601

E LANE ST & SEAWELL AVE

HECK ST & E LANE ST

545 E EDENTON ST (BLUE APTS)

S BLOODWORTH ST & E HARGETT ST

820 NEW BERN AVE (DOORSIDE)

CAMDEN ST & E HARGETT ST

E DAVIE ST & S SWAIN ST

S BLOODWORTH ST & E CABARRUS ST

1304 GARNER RD

ROOT RUN 2 (RED)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 3:55 pm

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     3:55 pm

PROCEED ON OLD LASSITER MILL RD

STALEY CT & YADKIN DR

BRIGHTWOOD CT & SANDBRIDGE CT

W MILLBROOK & TIMBER CREEK (DOOR SIDE)

FERNWOOD DR & REMBERT DR

DAVENTRY DOWNES LN & INMAN PARK DR

ROOT RUN 3 (YELLOW)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 4:00 pm

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     4:00 pm

ST MARYS ST ,27608 & TOXEY DR

LAKE DR ,27609 & COLTON PL

SANDERSON DR & WAKE DR

WOODLAND AVE & CRESTON RD

FAIRVIEW RD & JARVIS ST

HARVEY ST & JARVIS ST

GREENWAY AVE & OBERLIN RD

GRANT AVE & RAND DR

ROOT RUN 4 (BLUE)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 3:55 pm

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     3:55 pm

W DREWRY LN & DELL DR

DELL DR & ROCK CREEK DR

BROOK DR & TURNBRIDGE DR

BELLEVUE RD & TERRACE DR

SIX FORKS RD & BROWNING PL

TENNYSON PL & COLERIDGE DR

COLERIDGE DR & MILTON RD

ANDERSON DR & E DREWRY LN

ANDERSON DR & CALIBRE CHASE DR

CLAREMONT RD & OVERBROOK DR

2727 ANDERSON DR

KENMORE DR & LOCHMORE DR

3040 ROTHGEB DR

ALEXANDER RD & WHITE OAK RD

SUNRISE AVE & VILLAGE MILL PL

E WHITAKER MILL RD & CARSON ST

KIMBROUGH ST & RIDLEY ST

MCNEILL ST & BERNARD ST

1863 CAPITAL BLVD (DOORSIDE)

ROOT RUN 5 (PURPLE)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 3:55 pm

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     3:55 pm

RAMBLEWOOD DR & SIX SPOONS RD

RAMBLEWOOD DR & ROLSTON DR

FOREST OAKS DR & QUAIL FOREST DR

FIRESIDE DR & FIELDSTONE DR

ROOT RUN 6 (PINK)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 4:05 pm

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     4:05 pm

CURRITUCK DR & TYRRELL RD

NORTHBROOK DR & HYDE ST

LAKE HILL DR & THE LAKES DR

NORTHCLIFT DR & WINDHAM DR

ROOT RUN 7 (GREEN)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 4:00 pm

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     4:00 pm

NAVAHO DR & PINECREST DR

CASCADE CT & GREYWOOD DR

COMSTOCK RD & RYEGATE DR

CALVARY DR & LAKE RIDGE DR (DOORSIDE)

HOYLE DR & PARKVILLE DR

BONNEVILLE CT & NEW HOPE CHURCH (DOORSIDE)

2304 NEW HOPE CHURCH RD (DOOR SIDE)

3917 BUFFALOE RD

SUE ELLEN DR & MEADOW RIDGE DR

CONSTELLATION DR & SATELLITE CT

SKYCREST DR & SUNLIT LN

Extra-Curricular Highlights

Educational Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY)

Battle of the Books

Jogging Club

Student-Run Morning News Show

AAA Student Safety Patrol

Student Recycling Team

Student Computer Techs

Honors Chorus

Student Council

See Spot Read

Latin

Naturalist/Writers/Artist-in-Residence

Scripps-Howard Spelling Bee