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1035 Rama Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Courier #: 512
P: 980-343-6730  |  F: 980-343-6745 
Principal: Patricia Denny
LC: Central
Bell Schedule: 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Grades: PreK-5
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May 2022

What a Wonderful Spring at Rama Road!


Happy Spring Rama Road Families!

I am overwhelmed and my heart is full after the support and generosity that has been shared with our school and our staff over the past two months. From the incredible success of the Dance-a-thon to the beautiful words and demonstrations of support your families have shown our teachers and staff, you have wrapped your arms around us in this work of ensuring your child(ren) feels welcome at our school and is successful every single day. Together, we raised $24,982! This will go toward cultural enrichment experiences for classes, unique learning tools for classrooms and many school improvement efforts. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the ways you have shown up for our school community this year!

Congratulations to our Rama Road PTA for the growth they have made as an organization, tackling so many wonderful support efforts benefitting our school. From the beautification of the school grounds to recruiting parents to assist in the car rider line on Friday mornings and providing teachers bathroom breaks during the day, you simply have not stopped. We appreciate you more than you can know and look forward to next year with this incredible momentum!

It is hard to believe we are moving into the final month of the school year. We still have much teaching and learning happening. Please be sure your child is at school on time each day to maximize the opportunities they have to work with their amazing teachers. An on-time start helps students prepare and get in the mindset of focused learning every morning. We appreciate your support of this request.

Students in Grades 3-5 will participate in state required End of Grade tests beginning the week of May 24th. Please see the schedule below to know what days your child will be testing. Our students have worked hard this year to jump into their learning, engaging at high levels and remaining focused on the end goal. They are ready to show us what they know and how much they have grown since returning to full in-person learning this school year. If you have a child in Grades 3-5, please be sure your child gets to bed early for plenty of sleep the night before testing. Students need to be in school every single day. Please be sure your child has eaten a good breakfast and is dropped off at school by 7:15 am to have plenty of time to get ready for their day. We will take it from there. Thank you in advance for partnering with us in this way!


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For two years, we have longed for our in-person May events to return and here they come! We have several events happening at Rama this month – Field Day, International Day, Achievement Celebrations and so much more! Information about these can be found on our school webpage and will be updated on our school Facebook.

Thank you for continued commitment to our neighborhood school, our students, and our teachers. We feel your support and know anything is possible when we attempt it together.

Here's to a strong and successful close of the 2021-22 school year!

Rama Proud,

Principal Denny



Upcoming Events:

Field Day May 20th

End of Grade Testing begins May 24th

Memorial Day May 30th

PreK & Kindergarten End of Year Celebrations June 2nd

International Day June 6th

Achievement Celebrations for Grades 1-4 June 7th

Move-up Day June 7th

Last Day of School June 8th

5th Grade Promotion Ceremony June 8th







Meet the Principal

Patti Denny has been the principal of Rama Road Elementary School since December 2011.  She has worked in CMS since December 1993. Prior to becoming the principal at Rama Road ES, Mrs. Denny was the Zone Support Coordinator for the Central Secondary Learning Community in CMS.  She has also served in the roles of Assistant Principal at Western Union Elementary School in Union County and Assistant Principal at Jay M. Robinson Middle School. She was an Academic Facilitator at Mountain Island Elementary and has taught Kindergarten, First and Second Grade in CMS.

Mrs. Denny was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and has lived in the Matthews/Charlotte area since she was a year old. She attended Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte, NC.  Mrs. Denny is a National Board Certified Teacher and was selected as a NC Principal Fellow in 2007. She holds a BA in Elementary Education and a Masters in School Administration from UNC-Charlotte. 

Mrs. Denny lives with her husband and son in Union County.  She has four dogs and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.  Her favorite thing about Rama Road Elementary is the diversity of the student population and the family atmosphere of the school created by our amazing teachers.  If you would like to meet Mrs. Denny, please contact her at

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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