Greetings Rooftop Family:

Last week’s Open House was a tremendous success and an absolute joy to attend.  Thank you for such a marvelous turnout to make the school buzz with activity.  It is only fitting that our teachers would present such an amazing array of projects, units of study and evidence of learning during Teacher Appreciation Week.  There is so much to appreciate!!!  Our teachers made such incredible efforts this year to enrich the lives of our students and their heart and passion was evident for all to see on display during Open House and beyond.  Rooftop teachers are very special indeed!  Thank you so much for all that you do for children.  We also wish to acknowledge all of our PTA support behind the scenes to honor our teachers with the wonderful spread of delicious food and the beautiful decorations.

The culminating ceremony of our Open House was the amazing 20th anniversary commemoration of the Mayeda campus on the actual roof of Rooftop!  The students sang and hosted the event and presented the internet archive project and design space they had engineered all year under the tutelage of Andi Wong.  Nancy Mayeda gave a very heartfelt speech to keep our passions flowing.  Special recognition must be given to our Rooftop students and Andi for planning, coordinating, decorating, serving, and cleaning up after the event.  You are all amazing!

Speaking of amazing, no one can match the impresario skills of Mr. Weis.  Thank you Aaron for coordinating the International Festival and keeping this tradition alive.  We look forward to seeing all of you at the International Festival on May 12th and the celebration of Carnaval the same evening from 6-8.  We appreciate the efforts of Mr. Weiss and the Latino Parent Group for making this special day happen!

See you there!

Sincerely,

Michael & Tiffany