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.



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


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!


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.


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.


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.


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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Click here for the 2017-2018 QRSD school calendar and here for the 2018-2019 calendar.


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