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Root Elementary
STEM Schools Collaborative Network  Calendar: Traditional


Information for the: 2013 - 2014 school year.

Principal, Grades & Calendar

Principal - Blaine Clark

Grades - K - 5

2013-14 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:

2013 - 2014 Traditional Calendar (PDF)

2014 - 2015 Traditional Calendar (PDF)

2013-14 Care Programs

Before School:  WCPSS

After School:    Check with school about third party providers

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: 2:56 PM, Thu, Apr 3, 2014.

Stop times: Because routes change daily during the first weeks of school, specific stop times are not provided. Parents can anticipate a stop time based on the route start time, estimating 5 minutes between stops in suburban areas, and 5 to 10 minutes between stops in rural areas. The exact stop time will vary during the first weeks of school. Stop times may vary as much as 30 minutes as students settle into their routines. 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. Bus routes may be extended by as much as 30 minutes as students become familiar with a new routine.

Questions?: Contact the Broughton Transportation Office.

Morning Routes

Afternoon routes are usually the reverse of the morning routes.

ROOT RUN 1 (ORANGE)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 08:24:00

CEDAR ST & HAYNES ST

S BLOODWORTH ST & E HARGETT ST - TEMP

E MARTIN ST & S BLOODWORTH ST

S BLOODWORTH ST & E CABARRUS ST

E DAVIE ST & S SWAIN ST

CAMDEN ST & E HARGETT ST

E LANE ST & SEAWELL AVE

HECK ST & E LANE ST

COOKE ST & E JONES ST ,27601

545 E EDENTON ST (BLUE APTS)

ADAMS ST & FILMORE ST

FILMORE ST & JEFFERSON ST

1414 GLENWOOD AVE (DOOR SIDE)

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     08:46:00

ROOT RUN 2 (RED)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 08:04:00

DEEP HOLLOW DR & ST GILES ST

W MILLBROOK & TIMBER CREEK(DOOR SIDE)

SUGAR BUSH RD & SUMMIT ARBOR DR

DAVENTRY DOWNES LN & INMAN PARK DR

BLENHEIM DR & CHILDERS ST

621 GLEN EDEN DR

ALAMANCE DR & YADKIN DR

STALEY CT & YADKIN DR

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     08:30:00

ROOT RUN 3 (YELLOW)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 08:44:00

ATWATER ST & OKELLY ST

GRANT AVE & RAND DR

GREENWAY AVE & OBERLIN RD

FAIRVIEW RD & JARVIS ST

WOODLAND AVE & CRESTON RD

SANDERSON DR & WAKE DR

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     09:05:00

ROOT RUN 4 (BLUE)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 08:10:00

KIMBROUGH ST & RIDLEY ST

E WHITAKER MILL RD & CARSON ST

SUNRISE AVE & VILLAGE MILL PL

FAIRVIEW RD & DUNCAN ST

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

200 E SIX FORKS RD (MANOR CREST APTS)

TENNYSON PL & COLERIDGE DR

COLERIDGE DR & MILTON RD

E DREWRY LN & W DREWRY LN

SIX FORKS RD & BROWNING PL

BELLEVUE RD & TERRACE DR

BROOK DR & TURNBRIDGE DR

W DREWRY LN & DELL DR

DELL DR & ROCK CREEK DR

LANDOR RD & MARLOWE RD

DRUMMOND DR & LANDOR RD

MARLOWE RD & CHAUCER PL

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     08:46:00

ROOT RUN 5 (PURPLE)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 08:23:00

PURDUE ST & RADCLIFF RD

FIRESIDE DR & FIELDSTONE DR

QUAIL CREEK CT & QUAIL RIDGE RD

FOREST OAKS DR & QUAIL FOREST DR

STEINBECK DR & WINGATE DR

CAMELOT DR & DARTMOUTH RD

RAMBLEWOOD DR & ROLSTON DR

RAMBLEWOOD DR & SIX SPOONS RD

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     08:46:00

ROOT RUN 6 (PINK)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 08:25:00

CALEDONIA ST & NORTHCLIFT DR

NORTHCLIFT DR & WINDHAM DR

LAKE HILL DR & THE LAKES DR

NORTHBROOK DR & HYDE ST

CURRITUCK DR & TYRRELL RD

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     08:46:00

ROOT RUN 7 (GREEN)

Route Start Time (1st Stop): 07:52:00

3520 MAITLAND DR (RED ROOF- TEMP STOP)

SKYCREST DR & SUNLIT LN

MARSH CREEK RD & FAVERSHAM PL

CONSTELLATION DR & SATELLITE CT

SUE ELLEN DR & MEADOW RIDGE DR

ST JAMES CHURCH RD & BROWN PL

COMSTOCK RD & RYEGATE DR

CALVARY DR & LAKE RIDGE DR

MILLBROOK GREEN DR & MILLBROOK WOODS DR

HOYLE DR & PARKVILLE DR

BROCKTON DR & GREENCASTLE CT

4001 GREEN RD

BONNEVILLE CT & NEW HOPE CHURCH RD

2304 NEW HOPE CHURCH RD(DOOR SIDE)

CASCADE CT & GREYWOOD DR

ARROWWOOD DR & LANCELOT CT

BRINKLEY DR & INGRAM DR

NAVAHO DR & PINECREST DR

SCHOOL: ROOT ES     08:46:00

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