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Principal's Book of the Month

  • October: That's What Friends are For

    Why is Friend Pig crying? Goat isn't sure. Could he have fallen down the stairs and broken his leg? Could he have forgotten to turn off the shower and flooded the house? Could robbers have stolen his apple pie? Whatever it is, Goat has a way to fix it—after all, and that’s what friends are for!

    In his trademark gentle watercolors, Valeri Gorbachev brings us another hilarious tale of misunderstanding between Pig and Goat that will take young readers to the heart of unconditional friendship.


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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 October:

    Learning is fostered best in communities where students’ and
    teachers’ ideas are respected and where there is mutual trust.
    Learning groups are small in Expeditionary Learning schools,
    with a caring adult looking after the progress and acting as an
    advocate for each child. Older students mentor younger ones,
    and students feel physically and emotionally safe.

    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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