09/15/18 Barre Blast

Dear Ruggles Lane Community,

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This year, one of our school district wide goals is to analyze and refine our current emergency practices. This process will be discussed at a district-wide safety presentation on Wednesday, September 19th from 6:30-8:00 in the QRHS Auditorium. We will begin together as a district-wide community and will then break out into age level sub groups for a question and answer period. We hope to see many of you there.

Through this process, each school’s Crisis Management Team is conducting assessments of our current practices. One assessment we are conducting is a School Culture and Climate Assessment. Attendance is one piece of data that is looked at in this assessment as increased missed days of school or increased tardiness can indicate that the school needs to support a child or family in some way. The goal of our Attendance Review Team will be to support children and families to eliminate any obstacles that may be impacting attendance.

Based on a review of our 2017-2018, as well as the research on the importance of school attendance for overall health and academic achievement, Ruggles Lane will be changing our attendance process. We wanted to let you know about this at the outset of the year so you were aware if you are contacted by the school for this purpose.

The MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education defines chronic absenteeism as missing 10% (18) or more days of school. Because of this, our Attendance Review Team will begin working with families when a child reaches 5% days missed or 5% days tardy. A letter will go home from the team at this time. Should absences and/or tardies continue, the parents/guardians will be contacted for a meeting with the Attendance Review Team. During this meeting, an action plan will be put in place to increase attendance and/or decrease tardies.

In the coming weeks, if your child was absent or tardy 5% (9) or more of the school year last year, you will be receiving a letter that outlines this change. Should you have difficulty getting your child to school regularly and/or on time and would like support, please feel free to reach out to the Administration (jvincentsen@qrsd.org or ccarlson@qrsd.org) and/or the Guidance staff (awagner@qrsd.org or cfoster@qrsd.org).

Should you have any questions or concerns about anything in this newsletter, or any other aspect of your child’s RLS experience, please let me know. Do not hesitate to give me a call, to send an email or to stop by the office.

Regards,

Julie & Chris

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September/October Events

*Events are also posted to our Facebook page so that is a good resource to stay connected too. If you subscribe to the Facebook calendar you will get notifications which are helpful reminders.

  • Monday, September 17: No School, Professional Development Day
  • Wednesday, September 19: Walking Wednesday
  • Wednesday, September 19: School Safety Presentation, 6:30-8:00, QRHS
  • Friday, September 21: PTO Sponsored Family Dance, 6:30-8:30
  • Wednesday, September 26: Walking Wednesday
  • Wednesday, October 3: Walking Wednesday
  • Wednesday, October 3: Early Release, Professional Development, 11:45
  • Monday, October 8: No School, Columbus Day
  • Wednesday, October 10: Walking Wednesday
  • Thursday, October 11: Picture Day #1
  • Friday, October 12: Picture Day #2
  • Wednesday, October 17: Walking Wednesday
  • Friday, October 19: Professional Development Day, No School
  • Wednesday, October 24: Walking Wednesday
  • Wednesday, October 31: Walking Wednesday
  • Wednesday, October 31: Early Release, Professional Development

Picture of the Week

XBlock

We have a new special in 3rd and 6th grades this year. It is currently called X-Block though we are going to run a naming contest because that is a horrible name! In 3rd grade this class is taught by Mr. Wagner and Ms. Foster, our Guidance Counselors. They kicked off the year with team building exercises and will also teach our anti-bullying curriculum during this time. In 6th grade, Ms. V and Mr. Carlson teach this class and the focus will be on leadership building through community service.

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At a recent Faculty Meeting, the topic of home-school communication was discussed. Feedback from the parent community was shared that we needed to share our communication practices with family. It was decided by a consensus of the Faculty that all homeroom teachers would communicate with families on at least a monthly basis. Some teachers may choose to communicate more often than that. The Faculty felt this monthly was a good timing as most units last 4-6 weeks. In addition, this frequency will allow them to spend the majority of their planning time on creating engaging lessons and units for the children. By this time in the school year, all homeroom teachers should have communicated with families at once and explained their method of communication and the frequency.

In the monthly communication, teachers will communicate highlights from the month previous and give previews of what is to come. Should you have any questions in between newsletters, please do not hesitate to send an email to open the dialogue or to schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher.

Parents can also expect this newsletter to come home from the Office on or about the 1st and 15th of each month. In addition, we have started the practice of adding the list of events contained in this newsletter to any emails that are sent out from the Office.

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Click here to read our electronic devices practice. A reminder that cell phones are to remain in backpacks and off for the school day. Cell phones used during the day will be kept in the Office until a parent/guardian retrieves the device.

RLSReadsWe are excited that we have 36 book review videos on our Ruggles Reads 2018 Flip Grid. We are hoping to increase the books reviewed on this page so that this can be a robust resource for students to find out about really good books recommended by their peers. 6th grade students will be visiting classes to share how tos for this project soon. We are excited to provide an opportunity for our Ruggles Readers to share what they are reading throughout the year! Click here for a link to our year-long reading project.

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We will continue to walk to school each week again this year. If you would like to join us, we leave from the Common at 8:00. Usually we get to school with ten minutes to spare for playtime on the playground! We would love to see you there! Parents do not have to walk with us but we do ask that you stay until school staff arrive from the School.

BeforeAfterSchool

This year QRSD will continue to run Fun Frontier, a before and after school program. Click here for their flyer and click here for their brochure. Should you need information, feel free to reach out to the director, Kari Sacramone, at ksacramone@qrsd.org.

OfficeHours

As a reminder, our office hours will be 8:00-4:00. During these times, if we do not answer the phone, we are helping another family and ask that you leave us a voice mail. We can also be reached via email at RLS@qrsd.org.
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Click here for the official QRSD 2018-2019 calendar. You may also click here for a more specific to just RLS.

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08/26/18 Barre Blast: Back to School Edition!

Dear Ruggles Lane Community,

We are so excited to welcome the children back to school on Tuesday! Our floors are waxed, projects are completed, fresh bulletin boards adorn the walls and the classrooms are filled with new supplies! We are ready for this school year to commence – now all we need are the children 🙂

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As we open the doors to a new school year, we want each of you to know that we take our role in your child’s life very seriously. We spend a great deal of time reflecting on the previous year over the summer. Tomorrow the staff will spend time together crafting goals for the year with the theme of “RLS Shoots for the Moon!” We will set resolutions for this new year and we look forward to the opportunities before us.

Should you have any questions or concerns about anything in this newsletter, or any other aspect of your child’s RLS experience, please let me know. Do not hesitate to give me a call, to send an email or to stop by the office.

Regards,

Julie & Chris

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August/September Events

*Events are also posted to our Facebook page so that is a good resource to stay connected too. If you subscribe to the Facebook calendar you will get notifications which are helpful reminders.

  • Monday, August 27, 2018: Staff Opening Day
  • Tuesday, August 28: Happy New Year! K students will gather in the cafeteria, 1st and 2nd graders in the Gym. 3rd-6th graders will head straight to class!
  • Wednesday, August 29: Walking Wednesday
  • Friday, August 31: No School
  • Monday, September3: No School
  • Wednesday, September 5: Walking Wednesday
  • Wednesday, September 5: PTO Meeting, 7:00
  • Thursday, September 6: Open House, 6:00-7:00
  • Wednesday, September 12: Walking Wednesday
  • Wednesday, September 12: Early Release, 11:45
  • Monday, September 17: No School, Professional Development Day
  • Wednesday, September 19: Walking Wednesday
  • Wednesday, September 26: Walking Wednesday

Picture of the Week

IMG_6158Mr. Carlson and Ms. V recorded a bedtime story last week that will be published on Monday, August 27th at 4:00. Families can access this here, through our Facebook page or through an email that will be sent home Monday. We will be reading School’s First Day of School and our excited to share our first virtual read aloud with the children!

NewStaff

Please join us in welcoming our newest staff members to the Ruggles Lane community! We are excited to add each person’s talents to our team.

insurance

Click here for more information regarding an affordable insurance policy available to you through the QRSD.

RLSReadsWe are excited to provide an opportunity for our Ruggles Readers to share what they are reading throughout the year! Click here for a link to our year-long reading project.

Supplies

Click here for a link to supply lists for each grade level. If purchasing supplies is a hardship for your family, please let Julie or Chris know via email and the school will have supplies ready for your child, at his/her desk on opening day. We can also arrange for pick up prior to school starting if you would prefer.

walkrecent

Walking Wednesdays will start up again on Wednesday, August 29th. If you would like to join us, we leave from the Common at 8:00. Usually we get to school with ten minutes to spare for playtime on the playground! We would love to see you there! Parents do not have to walk with us but we do ask that you stay until school staff arrive from the School.

BeforeAfterSchool

This year QRSD will continue to run Fun Frontier, a before and after school program. Click here for their flyer and click here for their brochure. Should you need information, feel free to reach out to the director, Kari Sacramone, at ksacramone@qrsd.org.

OfficeHours

As a reminder, our office hours will be 8:00-4:00. During these times, if we do not answer the phone, we are helping another family and ask that you leave us a voice mail. We can also be reached via email at RLS@qrsd.org.
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Click here for the official QRSD 2018-2019 calendar. You may also click here for a more specific to just RLS.

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7/30/18 Barre Blast

Dear Ruggles Lane Community,

Excited. Proud. Motivated. These three feelings are impressed on me as I begin looking toward the upcoming school year.

I am excited to see what this new school year will bring. While on summer break, I hope you share the feeling that life seems to slow down. Before we all know it, we will be back in full swing offering many new social and academic opportunities. Relaxing on Short Sands beach in York, Maine, offers an opportunity for me to pause, reflect, and look ahead. I encourage you all to find a place and time that allows you to think about new opportunities.

I am proud to be entering my 17th year in the Quabbin Regional School District. My greatest opportunity came with an appointment to Assistant Principal of the Ruggles Lane School. Having spent time in Hardwick, Hubbardston, New Braintree, and Oakham, I am proud to be able to plant my feet in Barre. My wife Kate and I, along with our young daughter Vera and spirited mix breed Pepper, are excited to become part of the RLS community. Once we meet, feel free to share why you are proud to be a member of the RLS and QRSD community.

I am motivated by reading texts that make me a better educator. At times, this could be award-winning children’s literature, picture books with my daughter, or, as is the case this summer, books that will enhance my abilities as an educational leader. Between now and the start of school on August 28th my hope is that all RLS community members are carving out time to read. Please share your summer reading stories when we meet. I love to hear where students and family members find space to complete their best reading.

Whether it be through “Popsicles on the Playground with the Principals” (August 9th – kindergarten only, August 23rd – all school from 3-4), Kindergarten Orientation on August 23rd, or during school drop off and pick up, I look forward to meeting you.

Julie and I are collaborating on defining my role and responsibilities for the upcoming school year. Once those responsibilities are clearly defined, we will reach out and share them with the community.

Enjoy your remaining days of summer break!

Sincerely,

Christopher Carlson

August/September Events

*Events are also posted to our Facebook page so that is a good resource to stay connected too. If you subscribe to the Facebook calendar you will get notifications which are helpful reminders.

  • Thursday, August 9, 2:00-3:00: Kindergarten Play Date
  • Thursday, August 23, 3:00-4:00: Popsicles on the Playground with the Principals (PreK-6)
  • Thursday, August 23, 5:00-6:00: Kindergarten Orientation
  • Monday, August 27, 2018: Staff Opening Day
  • Tuesday, August 28: Happy New Year!
  • Wednesday, August 29: Walking Wednesday
  • Friday, August 31: No School
  • Monday, September3: No School
  • Wednesday, September 5: Walking Wednesday
  • Thursday, September 6: Open House, 6:00-7:00
  • Friday, September 7: Summer Reading Celebration (Click here for more information)
  • Wednesday, September 12: Walking Wednesday
  • Wednesday, September 12: Early Release, 11:45
  • Monday, September 17: No School, Professional Development Day

Picture of the Week

CK & V

The Carlsons can’t wait to meet you!

RLSReadsClick here for a link to our summer reading project.

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Supplies

Click here for a link to supply lists for each grade level. If purchasing supplies is a hardship for your family, please let Julie or Chris know via email and the school will have supplies ready for your child, at his/her desk on opening day. We can also arrange for pick up prior to school starting if you would prefer.

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Teacher placement letters were distributed on the last day of school. If your child was absent, please email Julie or Chris and they will let you know your child’s placement.

walkrecent

Walking Wednesdays will start up again on Wednesday, August 29th. If you would like to join us, we leave from the Common at 8:00. Usually we get to school with ten minutes to spare for playtime on the playground! We would love to see you there! Parents do not have to walk with us but we do ask that you stay until school staff arrive from the School.

BeforeAfterSchool

This year QRSD will continue to run Fun Frontier, a before and after school program. Click here for their flyer and click here for their brochure. Should you need information, feel free to reach out to the director, Kari Sacramone, at ksacramone@qrsd.org.

OfficeHours

As a reminder, our office hours will be 8:00-4:00. During these times, if we do not answer the phone, we are helping another family and ask that you leave us a voice mail. We can also be reached via email at RLS@qrsd.org.
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Click here for the 2018-2019 calendar.

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My Summer Reading Plan

by Mrs. Josephson, RLS Intervention Specialist

Pile1Summer vacation is in full swing! Time for trips to the beach, cookouts, campfires and exploring new place through READING! I love having the extra time to read and catch up on all the books I haven’t had a chance to read during the school year. For the past few summers, I’ve read many of the nominated books for the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award.  After finding that many children lose interest in books after reaching the intermediate grades, Dr. Helen Constant founded the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Program in 1975. Designed for Massachusetts students in grades 4-6, students are given a master list of book titles. After reading five of the books, students may vote for their favorite (usually in March). The list is compiled from nominations of participating teachers, librarians, and interested publishers. A selection committee works with the nominations and chooses 25 titles to appear on the master list.  For more information and a list of the 2018-2019 nominees go to:

http://massachusettschildrensbookaward.blogspot.com/.

This year, Ms. Vincentsen and a few other teachers (including myself) decided to have a little competition to see who could read the most books from the MCBA list during summer break.  It’s always fun to read, share and discuss similar books with other readers.  Keep posted on how many books we are able to read before the new school year begins.   We hope more students and staff members will join us in reading some of the books during the summer and school year! Happy Reading!

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July Barre Blast

Dear Ruggles Reader,

RLSReadsDid you know there are over 35 days left to enjoy more summer reading? This summer, I have so enjoyed reading a mix of books – from professional reads, to books on the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award list, to my tried and true favorite historical fiction.

We would like to encourage students to share book reviews with one another using an online video making tool called Flip Grid. This easy to use app will allow students to record a 1 minute book review of each book they read. The goal of this project is to share the amazing books we are reading with one another and to get recommendations for more books!

Book reviews are really easy to make!

  1. Write a book review that takes one minute or less to read out loud
  2. Visit FlipGrid by clicking here (or visit https://flipgrid.com/)
  3. Enter our Flipgrid code: vz8f3l7 (that is a lower case L in between the 3 and the 7)
  4. The password for the grid is RLSReads2018 (case sensitive)
  5. Bookmark this page for easy access throughout the rest of the summer. You can also download the app to a phone or tablet
  6. Choose the grid that matches your book
  7. Click on the green plus sign and follow the prompts to record your review

Please note, videos have to be approved by the moderator so you will not see it right away. And don’t worry if your book has already been reviewed – multiple reviews of the same book are allowed!

There are some examples on the grid already – click here to hear a book review of book one from the Kane Chronicles, here for a review of Harry Potter and here for a review of Loser. Our newest review for Socks submitted today can be found here.

Some students are not comfortable being video taped. If this is the case, they can just show the cover of the book and record their voice. Other students do not like to hear their voice so they have written their book review and had a friend record the video. Another option would be to mail (email or snail) your review to Ms. V.

For each review recorded or sent in, each student will be given a raffle ticket – the more reviews you share, the more tickets you will get. All students who participate at least once, will be invited to our summer reading celebration on the first Friday of school (09/07/18) during which we will enjoy a frozen treat on the playground as well as an extra recess. At the celebration, students will use their tickets when we raffle off several prizes such as autographed copies of books, gift certificates to Barnes and Nobles and gift certificates to the RLS book fair.

Should you have any questions or concerns about anything in this newsletter, or any other aspect of your child’s RLS experience, please let me know. Do not hesitate to give me a call, to send an email or to stop by the office.

Regards,

Julie

August/September Events

*Events are also posted to our Facebook page so that is a good resource to stay connected too. If you subscribe to the Facebook calendar you will get notifications which are helpful reminders.

  • Thursday, August 9, 2:00-3:00: Kindergarten Play Date
  • Thursday, August 23, 5:00-6:00: Kindergarten Orientation
  • Monday, August 27, 2018: Staff Opening Day
  • Tuesday, August 28: Happy New Year!
  • Wednesday, August 29: Walking Wednesday
  • Friday, August 31: No School
  • Monday, September3: No School
  • Wednesday, September 5: Walking Wednesday
  • Friday, September 7: Summer Reading Celebration (Click here for more information)
  • Wednesday, September 12: Walking Wednesday
  • Wednesday, September 12: Early Release, 11:45
  • Monday, September 17: No School, Professional Development Day

Picture of the Week

kitchenremodel

We are excited for this summer’s big Facilities upgrade project! The Staff Room makeover is underway!

Supplies

Click here for a link to supply lists for each grade level. If purchasing supplies is a hardship for your family, please let Julie or Chris know via email and the school will have supplies ready for your child, at his/her desk on opening day. We can also arrange for pick up prior to school starting if you would prefer.

Placementpic

Teacher placement letters were distributed on the last day of school. If your child was absent, please email Julie or Chris and they will let you know your child’s placement.

walkrecent

Walking Wednesdays will start up again on Wednesday, August 29th. If you would like to join us, we leave from the Common at 8:00. Usually we get to school with ten minutes to spare for playtime on the playground! We would love to see you there! Parents do not have to walk with us but we do ask that you stay until school staff arrive from the School.

BeforeAfterSchool

This year QRSD will continue to run Fun Frontier, a before and after school program. Click here for their flyer and click here for their brochure. Should you need information, feel free to reach out to the director, Kari Sacramone, at ksacramone@qrsd.org.

OfficeHours

As a reminder, our office hours will be 8:00-4:00. During these times, if we do not answer the phone, we are helping another family and ask that you leave us a voice mail. We can also be reached via email at RLS@qrsd.org.
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Click here for the 2018-2019 calendar.

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06/17/18 Barre Blast

Dear Ruggles Family,

We have really made it to the home stretch now! It is hard to believe that we only have five more days together! I want to congratulate the students and staff for 180 days of hard work, effort and fun. We all have so much to be proud of as a school community and I am looking forward to celebrating that with our school family this week.

Please scroll down to see calendar updates and some important updates about Step Up Day K-5 on Friday, Summer Reading, as well as a special last day walk to school.  I also want to encourage you to follow either our Facebook account or our Instagram account as those feeds will give you real time updates of the wonderful things that are taking place in each of our learning communities. In addition to our day-to-day updates, stay tuned in the coming week for a glimpse into Walking Wednesday, Camp Putnam Day, Recognition Night, another field trip for 3rd and lots of smiles! As you can see from the list below, we have so much to look forward to in our last five days together.

Should you have any questions or concerns about anything in this newsletter, or any other aspect of your child’s RLS experience, please let me know. Do not hesitate to give me a call, to send an email or to stop by the office.

Regards,

Julie

End of Year Events

*Events are also posted to our Facebook page so that is a good resource to stay connected too. If you subscribe to the Facebook calendar you will get notifications which are helpful reminders.

  • Monday, June 18: Camp Putnam Grade 6
  • Tuesday, June 19: Barre Town Meeting
  • Wednesday, June 20: Walking Wednesday, 8:00 departure from the Common
  • Wednesday, June 20: Book Swap Day
  • Wednesday, June 20: 6th Grade vs. Faculty Kickball Game
  • Thursday, June 21: 6th Grade Recognition Night, 6:00
  • Friday, June 22: Walking Friday, 8:00 departure from the Common
  • Friday, June 22: Step-Up Day
  • Friday, June 22: Last Day of School, 11:00 Dismissal

Picture of the Week

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Kinders made a special gift for their dads this week which entailed making a footprint after their foot was painted. This little friend could not stop giggling! Happy Father’s Day to all of our RLS fathers.

 

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We are on track to be able to announce placement for next year on Friday, Day 180. All students will be given a letter with their teacher assignment on it for next year at the end of the school day, Friday. Should this plan change, we will communicate this with you.

RLSReads

We are so excited to launch a new summer reading project for the summer of 2018. Students are encouraged to share book reviews with one another using an online video making tool called Flip Grid. This easy to use app will allow students to record a 1 minute book review of each book they read. The goal of this project is to share the amazing books we are reading with one another and to get recommendations for more books! Click here to learn more. A handout will be coming home soon as well after your child’s class is introduced to this idea this week.

walkrecent

This week we will walk on Wednesday AND Friday. If you would like to join us, we leave from the Common at 8:00. Usually we get to school with ten minutes to spare for playtime on the playground! We would love to see you there! Parents do not have to walk with us but we do ask that you stay until school staff arrive from the School.
Last year we had such fun walking to school on the last day, we would like to do this again. Last year we had over 100 students join us – how many will be there this week? We hope you can join us to celebrate our 180 days of effort!
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BeforeAfterSchool

This year QRSD will continue to run Fun Frontier, a before and after school program. Click here for their flyer and click here for their brochure. Should you need information, feel free to reach out to the director, Kari Sacramone, at ksacramone@qrsd.org.

OfficeHours

As a reminder, our office hours will be 8:00-4:00. During these times, if we do not answer the phone, we are helping another family and ask that you leave us a voice mail. We can also be reached via email at RLS@qrsd.org.
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Click here for the 2017-2018 QRSD school calendar and here for the 2018-2019 calendar.

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06/03/18 Barre Blast

Dear Ruggles Family,

 

It is hard to believe that the calendar has now flipped to June! We have packed a lot into the last 165 days and the last 15 days will not disappoint!

Please scroll down to see calendar updates and some important updates about placement for next year. I also want to encourage you to follow either our Facebook account or our Instagram account as those feeds will give you real time updates of the wonderful things that are taking place in each of our learning communities. In addition to our day-to-day updates, stay tuned in the coming two weeks for a glimpse into Walking Wednesday, Field Days, our music concerts, field trips for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th and much, much more! As you can see from the list below, we have so much to look forward to in the weeks ahead.

Should you have any questions or concerns about anything in this newsletter, or any other aspect of your child’s RLS experience, please let me know. Do not hesitate to give me a call, to send an email or to stop by the office.

Regards,

Julie

End of Year Events

*Events are also posted to our Facebook page so that is a good resource to stay connected too. If you subscribe to the Facebook calendar you will get notifications which are helpful reminders.

  • Week of June 4: Spring Book Fair (no night shopping hours)
  • Wednesday, June 6: Walking Wednesday
  • Thursday, June 7: District Wide Music Concerts (all day field trip for participants)
  • Thursday, June 7: Music Concert, 8:50
  • Friday, June 8: Grade 4 Field Trip
  • Friday, June 8: Grade 6 Step-Up Day
  • Monday, June 11: K-2 Field Day
  • Tuesday, June 12: 3-5 Field Day
  • Wednesday, June 13: Walking Wednesday
  • Wednesday, June 13: K-1 Music Concert, 9:30
  • Wednesday, June 13: 2-4 Music Concert, 10:30
  • Wednesday, June 13: Early Release, 11:45
  • Friday, June 15: Grade 2 Field Trip
  • Friday, June 15: Grade 3 Field Trip
  • Monday, June 18: Camp Putnam Grade 6
  • Tuesday, June 19: Barre Town Meeting
  • Wednesday, June 20: Walking Wednesday
  • Thursday, June 21: 6th Grade Recognition Night, 6:00
  • Friday, June 22: Last Day of School

Picture of the Week

4thRocket

Our fourth grade participated in an engineering day this past Friday with tinker kits from Kiwi Co. A subscription gets you one kit a month. Such a cool idea and the kids had a blast! This group learned all about biomechanical engineering through readings and videos and then made their own biomechanical hand – it was so cool! Thank you to the Ruggles Lane PTO for funding this! A huge shout out to the parents who volunteered and made this event possible and to the teachers for organizing this event!

MusicConcerts

As it is an early release day on June 13th, we anticipate that some families may want to dismiss their children after the concert. While we would prefer the children enjoy the rest of the morning with their classmates, should you like to dismiss your child, please send in a note by June 12th. This will allow us time to organize the dismissals.

Placementpic

As the calendar flips to June, we start planning for the 2018-2019 school year. A major factor in that planning is class placement for students. Click here for a description for that process and how you can get your voice at the table when those decisions are made.

A few families asked if we are going to again pass out placement letters on the last day of school. That decision has not yet been made as the budget for next year, and therefore, the number of sections at Ruggles, has not yet been finalized. We will communicate the plan for the final day of school as we get closer to the end of the school year.

Walk

Last week we got a police escort from our School Resource Officer, Officer Davidson – such fun! Weather permitting we will be walking to school each Wednesday for the rest of the school year. If you would like to join us, we leave from the Common at 8:00. Usually we get to school with ten minutes to spare for playtime on the playground! We would love to see you there! Parents do not have to walk with us but we do ask that you stay until school staff arrive from the School.
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BeforeAfterSchool

This year QRSD will continue to run Fun Frontier, a before and after school program. Click here for their flyer and click here for their brochure. Should you need information, feel free to reach out to the director, Kari Sacramone, at ksacramone@qrsd.org.

OfficeHours

As a reminder, our office hours will be 8:00-4:00. During these times, if we do not answer the phone, we are helping another family and ask that you leave us a voice mail. We can also be reached via email at RLS@qrsd.org.
1_school calendar 
Click here for the 2017-2018 QRSD school calendar and here for the 2018-2019 calendar.

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