10/01/17 Barre Blast

Dear Ruggles Family,

It is hard to believe that we are already one month into the school year and what an amazing month it has been! A lot of time and care is spent in this first month in developing new school families in each of our 24 homerooms. Teachers work hard to establish a community of learners ready to do their best for the rest of this school year!

We wanted to spend time in this newsletter to give a huge shout out to the entire Ruggles Lane family for our efforts to raise money for our adopted school in Houston, Tipps Elementary School. In total, the Quabbin Regional School District, raised $3490 in gift cards that were mailed to Houston on Friday. Ruggles Lane should be proud as we raised $1200 of that total. Thank you for your generosity! We have been communicating with Kari Hough, the Principal at Tipps Elementary. Click here to listen to her message of thanks to our community!

We are looking forward to see what October has in store for our learning community. See below for a listing of school events. Should you have any questions or concerns about anything in this newsletter, or any other aspect of your child’s RLS experience, please let us know. Do not hesitate to give us a call, to send an email or to stop by the office!


Julie & Erin


October At-A-Glance

*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!

  • Wednesday, October 4: Walking Wednesday
  • Wednesday, October 4: PTO Meeting, 7:00
  • Thursday, October 5: Magazine Drive Collection Day
  • Friday, October 6: No School, Professional Development Day
  • Monday, October 9: No School, Columbus Day
  • Week of October 9th: Fire Prevention Week
  • Wednesday, October 11: Walking Wednesday
  • Thursday, October 12: Magazine Drive Collection Day
  • Friday, October 13: Picture Day
  • Monday, October 16: Pie Sale Begins
  • Wednesday, October 18: Walking Wednesday
  • Friday, October 20: PTO Halloween Parade & Party
  • Wednesday, October 25: Walking Wednesday
  • Wednesday, October 25: Early Release, Professional Development

Picture of the Week


As part of our raffles for Hurricane Harvey, these three won the Principal for a Day prize. They spent the day with us on Friday learning what it means to be a Principal. Part of our day was spent mailing $3490 worth of gift cards to Tipps Elementary School in Houston. Thank you to the Ruggles Lane family for your generous hearts which make up $1200 of that donation!



Beginning Monday you will see a new friendly face welcoming you to Ruggles Lane. We are excited to have Karen White join our office team. She comes to us from the Groton School where she worked in the Admissions Office for the last 20 years. Prior to that she also worked in the office at Leominster High School. The next time you are in the office, please be sure to welcome her to the team!


Mark your calendars for this year’s Picture Day which will take place on Friday, October 13. Retakes will be Thursday, November 30th.


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Click here for the 2017-2018 QRSD school calendar.


Walking Wednesdays

Those students and families who join us have a blast with our weekly Walking Wednesdays. If you would like to walk with us, meet us on the front lawn of the Barre Police Department for an 8:00 departure. Parents do not have to join us; we just ask that you check in with a staff member prior to leaving. When possible, an email will be sent out the night before if we need to cancel. Otherwise, look to Facebook, Instagram and/or email for cancellation notices in the morning.


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.


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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