06/16/19 Barre Blast

Last Day of School Early Dismissal

Dear Ruggles Lane Community,

On this eve of our last day of school, we wanted to reach out and thank you for trusting our school family with your children for the last 179 days. Every member of our staff considers it an honor to serve the children of RLS. We have enjoyed getting to know them and learning beside them this year. Our school family has much to be proud of as we finish this school year strong! We wish each of you a summer of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.

We also wanted to share what we have planned for our last three hours together as a school family. Our day will begin on the Common for a Day 180 walk to school celebration. We typically have over 100 students walk to school with us on the last day so it should be really fun! While it is pouring currently, the forecast for 8:00 tomorrow is for mostly sunny skies and a dry 63 degrees! Upon arrival at school, we will enjoy playground time until 8:20.

Classroom families will have time together in the morning before our last all school meeting of the year which will take place on the playground, at 9:30. This is a time for us to gather as a school family one last time to celebrate our work and to share what we are excited for next year. The assembly ends with a “clap in” to celebrate the 5th graders becoming 6th graders and the new leaders of our school.

This year we will not be passing out placement letters as we have been able to do in the past two years. As the budget has not yet passed, we are unsure of the number of sections we will have next year at RLS. We felt it was prudent to hold off on finalizing placement until we are able to have a more accurate picture of what 2019-2020 looks like for RLS. Mr. Carlson and Mrs. Musnicki will send a communication as soon as they have a date for that mailing to come home.

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.

Warm Regards,

Julie & Chris


June/July/August/September Events

  • Monday, June 17: Walk-to-School for Day 180
  • Monday, June 17: Early Release, 11:00
  • Tuesday, June 18: Barre Town Meeting – School Budget Vote, 6:30, @RLS
  • Monday, July 8: Extended School Day Begins
  • Thursday, August 15: Kindergarten Playdate @ RLS, 5:00-6:00 pm
  • Friday, August 16: Kindergarten Playdate Rain Date, @RLS, 5:00-6:00
  • Thursday, August 22: Popsicles on the Playground with the Principals, 4:00-5:00, PK-6
  • Thursday, August 22: Kindergarten Orientation, 5:30-6:30
  • Friday, August 23: Popsicles on the Playground with the Principals, 4:00-5:00, PK-6, Rain Date
  • Tuesday, August 27: Opening Day
  • Friday, August 30: No School
  • Monday, September 2: No School
  • Week of September 2: PTO Book Fair
  • Thursday, September 5: Meet & Greet, 6:00-7:00, Grades 1-6

thanks.jpgOn a more personal note, I would like to thank each of you for the last five years. I have truly enjoyed serving as the Principal at Ruggles Lane. The students and staff put together a lovely tribute for me during our all school meeting this past Thursday. Please tell your son/daughter that it meant the world to me and I will cherish their cards and pictures always. I did share with the children that I love getting snail mail and I will be happy to be a pen pal to anyone who wants to stay in touch. The address of my new school is Hanscom Primary School, 6 Ent Road, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA 01731. Goodbyes are hard for me and this one is bittersweet so let’s just say see you later! I wish only the best for our Ruggles Lane family in the years to come!

Supply Lists 2019-2020


Teachers are working on crafting their supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year. As they are finalized they will be updated on the school supply page of our blog. Click here to access that page.

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Walking Wednesdays are a much loved tradition at Ruggles Lane! If you would like to join us, please meet on the Common for an 8:00 departure. This can be a drop-off event as long as parents wait for school staff to arrive. Parents, siblings and pets are more than welcome to join us! At times we have to cancel due to weather and try to do so by 7:30. We will post the cancellation to Instagram and Facebook by 7:30. An email will follow asap.


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 2019-2020 school calendar.


06/02/19 Two Weeks At-a-Glance


It is at this time of year that I feel more like a Cruise Director than a School Principal – you’ll understand why when you click here for a snapshot of the upcoming two weeks at RLS! All Aboard for the sailing of the HMS Ruggles Lane! It’s going to be a fun 10 and a half day cruise 🙂