The mission of Minnie Ruffin Elementary School is to educate each child to his/her ever-increasing maximum academic and social levels.
Welcome to Minnie Ruffin Elementary School!
The faculty and staff at Minnie Ruffin Elementary School are committed to excellence. We believe that all children should be accepted into the educational program as they are and that all students should be provided with a climate conducive to learning. We offer opportunities as well as activities for learning experiences; and these learning experiences should promote behavioral development, which will affect continued satisfactory adjustments to life.
We believe that all students, within the limits of their capacity, should obtain an education and develop emotionally, morally, socially, and physically so that they may become increasingly able to cope with life's problems.
All teachers believe in the importance of working to the best of their abilities at all times to implement the school's program. They also believe that their students should be taught to think and do for themselves in their homes and/or work environment.
The total staff of the school believes that teaching is a joyful service in which all members strive to keep an open mind for all that is good in education. We further believe in adapting to and accepting change for the better.
We recognize the fact that parents and the community should be involved with the total development of the child's education. Therefore, it is necessary for the school to have full cooperation from the community and parents in order to ascertain the educational goals for the child.
Mrs. Jennett Hunter
Mr. Marcus Beckwith
One Vision, One Community, One District
Every Child, Every Day
It is my pleasure to share with you News and Notes for Parents. We here at Minnie Ruffin Elementary School, see our parents as a valuable resource in the educational process. Each of you has been tasked with deciding between virtual/distant or traditional (face-to-face) learning. Regardless of your choice, we honor our district’s commitment to teaching “our” children while many of you are simultaneously working and juggling other obligations. We realize that steering through the various on-line teaching technology/programs, COVID-19, and learning the many facets of the curriculum can be overwhelming.
Know one thing, We ARE HERE FOR YOU! We have devoted teachers who spend hours planning and creating classroom activities to engage students in learning. Every child is welcomed, connected, and part of the neighborhood we call Minnie Ruffin. Furthermore, we encourage each student to grow to his or her academic potential.
We encourage our parents to visit our teachers’ websites and take advantage of the many resources available for parents. Our public relations team is actively engaged in keeping parents up to date with events at our school. We are asking parents to join Remind for the latest updates. Minnie Ruffin’s Website and Class Dojo serves as a vital resource for teacher-parent communication. Class Dojo will also feature “Bragging Rights”. We will showcase our students' and teachers’ accomplishments.
We appreciate you and are thankful that you entrusted your children to the Minnie Ruffin Team. As principal, I enthusiastically invite each parent to share your concerns, give input regarding improvement (s), and share positive moments/memories. Please let us know how you would like to become more actively involved in the educational process at Minnie Ruffin Elementary as we continue to strive to carry on the legacy of a Hallmark of Excellence- Every Child, Every Day.
Jennett Johnson-Hunter, Principal
It is my honor and pleasure as Principal to introduce Minnie Ruffin's Teacher of the Year, Student of the Year Finalists, and the Student of the Year
For ALL Minnie Ruffin Elementary School COVID-19 Concerns - Contact Principal Hunter to discuss how to proceed.
Virtual Afterschool Tutoring
What better resource for extra assistance for our students? The government funding for 21st tutoring is free to parents. On March 13, 2020, we were forced to shut the school doors. Many of our students did not participate in any instructional activities.
COVID-19 changed our lives; however, we have an obligation to our students, our parents, and the community to provide a quality education for the most valuable resource we have "our" children.
We must pull together as a team to educate our children. Your children are our children and together we must pair up as a team in support of their academic success.
To keep the funding, we need our students to enroll in the afterschool virtual tutoring program. Parents say "YES, I want my child to move forward." Let's team up for success!