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Principal's Book of the Month

  • Albert is always on the lookout for things to fix. If a hinge is rusty, he oils it. If a roof is leaky, he repairs it. When Mr. Jensen s old green pickup needs a new motor, Albert hoists up the truck and drops it in. All his neighbors count on Albert to help them. He is never too busy or too tried to help.

    But one day Albert is too sick to get out of bed. He is dizzy and his bones ache. When his neighbors find out, they all lend a hand to help Albert. Thanks to his friends, he is quickly on the mend. 

    Author Janet Lord s simple story of generosity repaid is complemented by artist Julie Paschkis s colorful, folk-style illustrations. The result is a timeless story for young children that celebrates the importance of helping others and demonstrates the value of community.


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  • Young readers will enjoy following the story of the four little characters, Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw, who make their way through a maze looking for the "Magical Cheese" that makes them happy. And once they find the Cheese, it seems like it will last forever-until one morning when everything changes. Who moved their Cheese? Will it come back? Or will they have to look for different Cheese, venturing onto strange paths, around corners they've never explored? As children follow these friends through the maze of change, they can try to figure out which character they're most like-or which they most admire-and what their own Magical Cheese might be.


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  •  School Hours
    Grades K-8 7:30-3:00
    Pre-K 8:30-2:30  
    (Pick up and drop off in main foyer)
    Design Principle for December:
    Service & Compassion
    We are crew, not passengers. Students and teachers are strengthened by acts of consequential service to others, and one of an EL Education school’s primary functions is to prepare students with the attitudes and skills to learn from and be of service.

    Our Motto

    We are not Spectators.  We are members of a TEAM.

     Our Mission

    Roberto Clemente School No. 8 is a school where we enjoy the

    adventure of learning and promote the highest levels of achievement for all.

    We respect the school, the people in it and the work we create.

    We recognize that as a TEAM we are stronger together than we are apart.

     Our Vision

    Roberto Clemente School 8 strives to provide every student and adult the skills and resources necessary to become active, self-motivated, and lifelong learners.  

    In doing so, we hope to create a culture of inquiry in which learning is cherished and continuous.

    In order to accomplish our goals, we will commit to the following:


    • We will design and deliver engaging, exciting, and relevant instruction.
    • We will promote creativity, discovery, reflection, and balance.
    • We will foster internal motivation, perseverance, dignity, and integrity.
    • We will cultivate belonging through the development of meaningful and trusting relationships. 



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RC8 Design Principles of the Month

  • EL Education is built on ten design principles that reflect the educational values and beliefs of Outward Bound. These principles also reflect the design's connection to other related thinking about teaching, learning, and the culture of schools.

    September—The Primacy of Self-Discovery

    “I am here to discover what I can do.”

     October—Empathy and Caring

    “I care for others; others care for me.”

     November—Success and Failure

     “Success is sweet, but mistakes are good food.”

     December—Service and Compassion

     “We do excellent things for others.”

     January—Solitude and Reflection

     “I need time to be with myself.”

     February—Diversity and Inclusion

    “Our differences make us stronger.”

     March—Collaboration and Competition

    “We work together as friends; I compete with myself.”

     April—The Responsibility for Learning

    “I am responsible for my learning, and I help others learn.”

    May— The Natural World

     “Nature is our teacher.”

     June—The Having of Wonderful Ideas

    “I have wonderful ideas.” 

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