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New Roots Charter School - Young Writers Night

on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 21:17

Do you enjoy writing? Do you enjoy hearing other people's writing? Do you enjoy drinking hot delicious tea?

If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, Young Writers Night, sponsored by New Roots Charter School Creative Writing and Spoken Word, is for you! 

Within the cozy confines of Sacred Root Kava Bar, there will be an open mic where anyone and everyone can read their writing, and we will wrap up the evening with a poetry slam.

Ithaca Festival Performances

on Wed, 06/01/2016 - 19:09

FRIDAY the 3rd

New Roots Drum & Dance  12:00 - 12:30 @ the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons

Parade 5:00 - 8:00 New Roots will be starting from the the corner of Jay and Cayuga Streets

SATURDAY the 4th

New Roots Rock Band  11:50 - 12:45 @ the Bernie milton Pavilion on the Commons

SUNDAY the 5th

Spoken Word  3:30 - 4:30 @ the West End of the Commons


Apprenticeship Opportunities at the Learning Web

on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 14:02

The Learning Web is recruiting new intakes for 2016 who would be interested in exploring their interests and finding a volunteer apprenticeship. Whatever your interests are we will work to find a mentor that can provide hands on experience in your field of interest. If you live in the Town of Ithaca, Village of Lansing, or Village of Cayuga Heightsand would be interested in the program, please contact Isaac Piha at, or (607) 275-0122

Giving is Gorges, May 4th, 2016!

on Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:30

A little can go a long way when Tompkins County gets together and gives together! Help support New Roots on May 4th for ‪#‎GivingIsGorges‬! Click the following link to join the movement: Giving is Gorges



New Roots Rock Band - Love Light by Clinton Fearon

on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 13:14

This past Friday, the New Roots Rock Band rocked the house at the Dryden Community Cafe in Dryden, NY. 

New Roots Winter 2016 Newsletter

on Thu, 03/17/2016 - 16:09



Click here view the full Winter 2016 Newsletter!

New Roots Rock Band Show at Dryden Community Cafe

on Wed, 03/16/2016 - 13:41



The Guide to Being Local! New Roots Fundraiser for Student Activities!

on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 16:42



The 2016 Guide to Being Local is here and are for sale at New Roots by our students! The Guide to Being Local books are $15, if you purchase from our students, half of the proceeds go directly to our Spring Intensives Week and club activities.  

Filled with stories and vibrant pictures of businesses in Ithaca, NY, this guide serves as an educational tool AND you will find coupons for local businesses that will save you $1,000s! 

You can purchase the 2016 Guide to Being Local via Paypal at the link below or by coming to New Roots Charter School, Monday through Friday, 9am - 4pm to

Water Quality Testing at the Historic Clinton House

on Sat, 03/05/2016 - 17:00

Dear New Roots Families,

I know that recent revelations about water quality in our local schools must raise the same question in your mind as it does mine -- what about the water in the Clinton House?

Investigating this question, I learned that there has been no testing of the Clinton House water since New Roots opened its doors in 2009.  Because the Clinton House draws on a municipal water supply, there is no requirement that our water be tested.

Given the potential impact on student health, I don’t think that the regulations are enough in this case.