Barre Blast

May, 2016

Greetings from RLS!


Though it does not feel like it today, spring is here and we are now in the home stretch of the school year! As you will see from our calendar of events below, the remaining month and a half of school is jam packed. I hope you are following RLS on Facebook and/or Instagram so you can share in the wonder of what it means to be a member of this learning community!


One of the events we are most looking forward to is our Math and Movement Family Fun Night that will take place on Wednesday, May 18th. Mark your calendars now for this fun event that will take place from 6:00-7:30!


As you will see from the attached flyer, "Math & Movement Family Fun Night is a high energy math and reading event. Children use fun floor mats and wall charts to learn math and reading concepts through movement. At the Family Fun Night, you will move from station to station with your child while engaging in fun and educational kinesthetic activities." A huge thank you to Mrs. Foley and Mrs. Cleaves for organizing what ought to be a spectacular event! Click here for more information!


Math & Movement Family Fun Night is also a great opportunity to volunteer at a school event. We are looking for 20 volunteers to help run the stations. The training for volunteers takes place from 5:00-6:00. Send Ms. V an email if you are able to volunteer at jvincentsen@qrsd.org.


As always, if you have any questions or concerns or something to share, please do not hesitate to give me a call, send an email or stop by!


Regards,

Julie

Tuesday, May 3: Kindergarten Screening (no school for K)

Wednesday, May 4: Walking Wednesday, 8:00, Barre PD

Wednesday, May 4: PTO, 7:00 pm

Friday, May 6: Progress Reports Distributed

Friday, May 6: Spelling Bee

Friday, May 6: Daddy/Daughter Dance

Friday, May 6: Spirit Wear Order Forms DUE

Tuesday, May 10: 3rd Grade Math MCAS, Session I

Wednesday, May 11: 3rd Grade Math MCAS, Session II

Wednesday, May 11: Walking Wednesday, 8:00, Barre PD

Thursday, May 12: 5th Grade Math MCAS, Session I

Thursday, May 12th: Boston Aquarium In-House Field Trip, 4th Grade

Friday, May 13: 5th Grade Math MCAS, Session II

Friday, May 13th: Elephant and Piggy Party, 1:30, Grade 1

Monday, May 16: 4th Grade Math MCAS, Session I

Tuesday, May 17: 4th Grade Math MCAS, Session II

Wednesday, May 18: Walking Wednesday, 8:00, Barre PD

Wednesday, May 18: 5th Grade Science MCAS, Session I

Wednesday, May 18: 6th Grade Math MCAS, Session I

Wednesday, May 18: Math & Movement Family Fun Night, 6:00

Thursday, May 19: 5th Grade Science MCAS, Session II

Thursday, May 19: 6th Grade Math MCAS, Session II

Friday, May 20: MCAS Ice Cream Party, 3rd-6th (Thank you PTO!!!)

Wednesday, May 25: Walking Wednesday, 8:00, Barre PD

Wednesday, May 25: Roll on America, Music Field Trip (Band/Chorus/Orchestra)

Wednesday, May 25: Early Release Day, Professional Development

Thursday, May 26: Staff Appreciation Day (Thank you PTO!!!!)

Friday, May 27: Memorial Day Program, 9:00

Tuesday, May 31-Friday, June 3rd: Nature's Classroom, 5th Grade

Wednesday, June 1: Walking Wednesday, 8:00, Barre PD

Wednesday, June 1: PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm

Monday, June 6-Thursday, June 9: Book Fair (Thank you PTO)

Monday, June 6: Art Show K-2, 6:00-7:00

Monday, June 6: Chorus, Band, Orcehstra Concert

Tuesday, June 7: 4th Grade In House Field Trip, MA Audobon Society

Wednesday, June 8: Walking Wednesday, 8:00, Barre PD

Wednesday, June 8: K-2 Field Day

Thursday, June 9: Gr. 6 Field Day at Camp Putnam

Thursday, June 9th: Gr. 3 Field Trip

Friday, June 10: Grade 6 Step Up Day at QRMS

Friday, June 10: Kindergarten Field Trip

Friday, June 10: Grade 2 Field Trip

Sunday, June 12: RLS 5K - Tentative but save the date :)

Monday, June 13: Graade 6 Camp Putnam Rain Date

Tuesday, June 14: 6th Grade Recognition Night, 6:00

Wednesday, June 15: Walking Wednesday, 8:00, Barre PD

Thursday, June 16: Field Day Grades 3-5

Friday, June 17: Field Day Grades 3-5 Rain Date

Monday, June 20: Last Day of School, Early Dismissal

Tuesday, June 21: RLS Night at the Red Sox (Thank you PTO!)

Tuesday, June 21: Barre Town Meeting

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Spirit Wear Order Forms Due Friday, May 6th

A reminder that the spirit wear order form is due Friday, May 9th. In this initial round we will be selling t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, pajama pants and sweatpants. An additional order will be done in the fall with more items. If you need an additional flyer, please contact your child's teacher and one will be sent home.
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The PTO would greatly appreciate any and all donations of Box Tops. This is a quick and easy way for your family to raise money for all of the amazing activities the PTO offers to our students. Bundles of 50 in a ziploc bag would be appreciated. Thank you for your support!
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Stay Connected Through Social Media!

We are working to make our Facebook page more active by adding pictures from classrooms and adding important events to the page. Click here to visit our Facebook page. If you 'like' the page, all notifications will show up in your feed. You can also follow us on Instagram @Ruggles. All pictures are cross posted to both sites!
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An Important Drop-off Reminder

A reminder that the drop off time for any child being driven to school is 8:20. Children should not be dropped off prior to this time as there is no supervision available. Please do not drop your children off to wait under the clock tower. The only children who should be waiting under the clock tower are those who are with their parents. Children should not be dropped off until 8:20. We appreciate your cooperation with this important safety procedure.
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Walking Wednesdays Continue!

Those students and families who join us are having a blast with our weekly Walking Wednesdays. If you would like to join us, meet us on the front lawn of the Barre Police Department at 8:00 for an 8:05 departure. Parents do not have to join us; we just ask that you check in with a staff member prior to leaving.

Office Hours

With the revised start and end times, our new office hours will be 8:00-3:45. 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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This year we will be running a before and after school program through QRSD. 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.