Principal's Message


Welcome to Judith A. Resnik CLC

International Baccalaureate World School

_______A Message From Our Principal /April 2022______
 Greetings Resnik Families, Here we are already in the middle of April! Spring Break is quickly approaching and before we know it, we will be ending the 2021-2022 school year. We started this school year in a state of uncertainty and are ending with a year of success. Our Resnik students have grown leaps and bounds both academically and socially. We are currently working on a whole school unit of inquiry that involves having students think about the following:  Careers  Connecting how the Portrait of an Elementary School Scholar will help prepare for careers It is never too early to start thinking about different careers and what skills children need in order to achieve their goals. Finding books and talking about what interests children is the gateway to finding extra-curricular activities that children can get involved with outside of school. This summer Akron Public Schools is offering many summer programming opportunities. Please take a moment to look at the website APS Summer Experience. All of the programs are free! I know these seats fill up quickly, so register early. Sincerely, Mrs. Booth

_______A Message From Our Principal /February 2022______

Greetings Resnik Families,

I can’t believe that February is almost over! We are halfway through the third grading period and soon will be approaching the fourth quarter. How can this be? We will be ending February with our Parent Teacher Conferences. 

Conferences are a time to share celebrations, next steps and future development. Many times conferences tend to focus on grades. I challenge you to discuss your child’s social emotional development in school as well. Akron Public Schools has developed a Portrait of a Scholar that focuses on the following:

  • Social Skills
  • Contribute to Society
  • Strong Habits of Mind
  • Real World Skills
  • A Plan for the Future

As you can see many of the competencies within Akron Public School’s vision for an Elementary Portrait of a Scholar focus on developing the whole child. I am proud to say with our IB Standards and Philosophies, your child is experiencing these each and every day! I have the privilege of listening and experiencing conversations with a student body that wants to make a difference in this world.

Warmest Regards,

Mrs. Booth

Upcoming Dates:

2/22-2/24 Conferences (check with your child’s teacher for a time slot)

2/26 PTA Skating-(See Attached Information)

3/18 End of the third quarter

3/21 No School for Students (Instructional Improvement Day for Staff)

4/8 Spring Pictures

4/15-4/22 Spring Break

PTA Skating Event!

We hope you and your family will join us for an all school skate! 

When: Saturday February 26

Time: 10am-12pm

Where: Springfield Lake Roller Rink,  1220 Main St. Lakemore, OH 44250

Who: All are welcome! 

The event is free, asking for a $3 donation per skater to cover skate rental. Masks required. 

Please RSVP so we can have appropriate staffing levels:

_______A Message From Our Principal /January 2022______
Resnik Families,
Happy New Year! With each new year, there is always a sense of hope, new beginnings and a chance to recharge. The last few years it has been difficult to feel that sense of “normal” in schools with the pandemic. Unfortunately, we have started this new year with yet another variant sweeping our world. We are committed at Resnik to continue to bring “normal” to our students. It is important for the children to continue the strong educational practices while maintaining the health and safety each and every day. Thank you for consistently monitoring your child’s health and asking clarifying questions regarding the safety protocols. Being proactive will help keep our Resnik students and staff safe during this unprecedented time. During our morning announcements, we continue to have a whole school unit of inquiry. During the months of December and January our Central Idea has been Understanding other Perspectives help us grow. We have been teaching the students to understand that we all see things differently and that it is important to be open-minded and reflective when our perspective may not be the same as someone else's. This is where communication skills are critical to foster and develop so individual students always feel like they have a voice and that voice is heard. So much of being an IB learner is to respect each other and the world around us. I see this every day with our Resnik students! Together, we can make a difference!
Warmest Regards, Mrs. Booth

_______A Message From Our Principal /November 2021______

Greetings Resnik Families, Welcome to November and the Season of Thanksgiving! At Resnik we teach that a caring personality should simply be about doing something nice for a fellow human being, with nothing in it for ourselves, it cannot be helped that the giver receives a host of benefits in return. In addition to improving one’s relationships and connections with others, KINDNESS. Students have been recognizing random acts of kindness and writing Kindness Grams that are delivered to Resnik students. Kindness comes in all shapes and sizes, cannot be measured by cost or skill, and can be done at any age. Youth are more likely to become engaged if they come up with their own ways to put kindness into action. As a family, think of ways that you can take action in your own home and our community. We would love to hear about the action that your family engaged in to share on announcements. You might have noticed, our weather is starting to change. This means hats, gloves, and boots. We try to help the students work on the responsibility of their belongings. However, little gloves and hats get lost. I would recommend that you write your child’s name on any clothing items such as coats, hats, and gloves. If your child is wearing boots to school and it is gym day, make sure your child brings their tennis shoes to school. The gym floor can get slippery and boots are not acceptable shoes to participate in gym class. In closing, November is traditionally a month that we give thanks to our many blessings in life. I would like to take a moment to thank all of you for your AWESOME children, AMAZING support, POSITIVE attitudes, and ENTRUSTING your child to Resnik School! Warmest Regards, Mrs. Booth 

- No School-Wednesday, November 24th-November 26th - PTA Meeting-Wednesday, December 1st at 2:45 in the LRC - Interim Pick-Up-Thursday, December 1st-Watch for Sign-Up times from your child’s teacher - Picture Retake Day-Friday, December 3rd - Holiday Shop-Week of December 6th - Winter Break-December 20th- January 3rd

_______A Message From Our Principal /September 2021______

Greetings Resnik Families,

Here we are already at the end of September. Time flies when we are having fun! Our Shining Stars have been working hard learning building/classroom procedures in just a short amount of time. The students are currently finishing up their iReady Reading and Math Diagnostic testing. This testing helps the teachers individualize where each of the children are academically. During Interim Conferences, your  child’s teacher will be discussing their iReady scores and next steps in their learning. 

THANK YOU to everyone for following drop-off and pick-up procedures. It takes a village to have a smooth running operation. It has been amazing having parents help in the morning to move cars further down. Just a reminder that if you want to personally get your child out of the car in the morning, please park in one of the many parking spots and cross with your child in the crosswalk. This will help our drop off line in the morning. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

At Resnik, we are working on being CARING, PRINCIPLED THINKERS! If you see your child displaying any one of these Learner Profile traits at home or in the community, we want to know and recognize your child. Please email your child’s teacher and tell them about their amazing action.

Be Kind to one another, Learn something new, and BE AMAZING!

Mrs. Booth

As an International Baccalaureate(IB) School we work on helping our students grow in ‘international mindedness”.  We want students to understand and respect others’ differences and realize that we can learn from each other.  This begins in Kindergarten as we make new friends...Welcome Kindergarten families and all of those families new to help make our community grow just by letting us get to know you!  International mindedness is growing in math classes all around the building as students realize there is more than one way to solve a math problem AND all of those ways can be correct!  International mindedness is also growing in every single classroom as we continue to emphasize the IB Learner Profile. 

 The Learner Profile is a set of 10 traits that we feel are the basis to help all of us grow in international mindedness.  Your students are learning to grow in the following attributes: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective. These traits are part of EVERYTHING we do at Resnik.  Ask your child about the learner profile.  Ask them which attribute they are best at and maybe even share with them the one in which you want to grow. The beauty of the learner profile is that we all continue to grow with them every single day.  

Resnik PBIS Corner:

During the first weeks of school, Resnik students participated in our PBIS Behavior Fair by taking a walking tour throughout our building to visit our common areas to learn and review our PBIS Matrix of common area expectations. Students had the opportunity to hear from their teachers and other building staff about what it looks like to be a Caring, Principled Thinker throughout all of the common areas of our school.

Our PBIS committee meets  monthly and we are always looking for proactive ways to support students’ behavior, helping them to become Caring, Principled Thinkers.  Our PBIS Behavior Matrix and PBIS overview video are posted on both the Resnik website and Class Dojo page.  Please feel free to Contact Ms. Angelo for more information or if you have some ideas you’d like to share with our PBIS Team!

Important Dates Coming Up:

10/6 PTA Meeting at 2:45 on the playground

10/15 Picture Day

10/22 End of First Grading Period

10/28 PTA Trunk or Treat Event-More Details to Come

11/2 Election Day-No School for student

_______A Message From Our Principal /August 2021______

Welcome Back Resnik Shining Stars!! We are “Gearing up for Success!”

August 2, 2021

Greetings Resnik Families,

Welcome to the 2021/2022 school year. I hope you had an amazing summer filled with adventures and memories that will last a lifetime. We are “gearing” up for an exciting school year filled with inquiry, fun, and empowering our Resnik students to be agents of their learning.

As we embark on this new school year, we know that safety is our number one priority within the Akron Public Schools and here at Resnik. We will continue to follow the safety guidelines that are established by our Board of Education through the recommendations of many stakeholders.

We will continue to wear masks. This will be for all students, staff, and visitors to the Akron Public Schools. Please stock up on masks and send a couple in your child’s book bag each day in case they get wet or break. Within the school buildings, we will continue to maintain a social distance of at least 3 feet. 

Students will not be required to wear uniforms this school year. We ask that students wear school appropriate clothing:

  • Shirts should cover the shoulders-no tank tops

  • Shorts should be at fingertip length.

  • No profanity or Inappropriate signs on t-shirts

  • No ripped jeans or shorts

  • No sandals, slippers, or high heel shoes (this is difficult to play outside) tennis shoes are the preferred choice for school

Homeroom Assignments for the 2021-2022 school year went out through email on Friday, July 30th. If for some reason you did not receive your child’s homeroom assignment, please contact the school office.

School Supply Lists for this year are available in the foyer of the school. The lists were also sent through email on July 30th.

In closing, I am excited about the upcoming school year. Together we can make a joyful learning environment where children feel confident, excited to learn, and make a difference in their learning community.


Mrs. Kristen Booth

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