10/14/18 Barre Blast

Dear Ruggles Lane Community,

Yesterday afternoon as I snuggled into the couch with a good book and the first fire of the season, I was reminded of the power of the small things in life that can have a big impact. A book and a fire by themselves are small things in the grand scheme of life. However, on a cold, rainy October New England day, put together they had a large impact on my mood and the overall nature of my day!

This is also how I feel about our daily morning announcements routine at RLS. This 3-5 minute portion of our day may be small, but the overall impact on the school community is large for many reasons. *We start the day off on a positive note with a consistent routine each day. *Students from every grade are put in a leadership role getting authentic practice with being positive role models. *Every child participates at some point each year. *We practice our patriotism each day. *We share this daily practice with families through social media.

We thought you would enjoy a quick slideshow of many of this year’s Pledge pictures! Our hope moving forward is that each mid-month Barre Blast will include a slideshow of the previous month’s social media pics. Enjoy!

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 & Chris


October/November 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, October 15: On Site Evacuation Drill
  • Wednesday, October 17: Walking Wednesday
  • Thursday, October 18: Fire Prevention Assemblies, Grades 1 & 2
  • Friday, October 19: Professional Development Day, No School
  • Wednesday, October 24: Walking Wednesday
  • Friday, October 26: PTO sponsored Halloween Parade/Party
  • Wednesday, October 31: Walking Wednesday
  • Wednesday, October 31: Early Release, Professional Development
  • Wednesday, November 7: Walking Wednesday
  • Monday, November 12: No School
  • Wednesday, November 14: Walking Wednesday
  • Wednesday, 11/21 – Friday, 11/23: Happy Thanksgiving
  • Wednesday, November 28: Walking Wednesday
  • Thursday, November 29: Picture Retake Day
  • Thursday, November 29: 6th Grade Class Picture
  • Friday, November 30: Trimester I End

Picture of the Week


A huge shout out goes out to the Barre Fire Department. Last week was Fire Prevention Week and we celebrated in style. Out PK and kinders had the opportunity to explore a rescue squad and two trucks. They also learned all about fire safety during an assembly with some of the firefighters! First and second grade look forward to this annual assembly this coming Thursday.

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.


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.


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.
1_school calendar 
Click here for the official QRSD 2018-2019 calendar. You may also click here for a more specific to just RLS.


One thought on “10/14/18 Barre Blast

  1. well done!

    On Sun, Oct 14, 2018 at 2:22 PM, Ruggles Lane School News wrote:

    > vincentsen posted: “Dear Ruggles Lane Community, Yesterday afternoon as I > snuggled into the couch with a good book and the first fire of the season, > I was reminded of the power of the small things in life that can have a big > impact. A book and a fire by themselves are small” >


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