Barre Blast


Greetings from RLS!

I hope this message finds you well rested after a blessed Thanksgiving long weekend. It was fun to see the kids on Monday and to hear all of their stories of feasts, family, friends and fun!

Since our last Barre Blast, we had a very productive School Advisory Council meeting. The Council came together with a packed agenda! Thank you to Council member Mike Leander for volunteering to be my Co-Chair as well as to Ashley Cranston for stepping forward to be our Secretary.

The majority of our meeting focused on discussing our initiatives for the school year. We spent time reviewing our conversation from the spring when we summarized the survey results. Based on that data we decided that the Council would focus its efforts this year on two projects: creating a community garden and exploring after school opportunities for clubs and activities. Please click here for a flyer regarding the community garden - volunteers are needed - with or without green thumbs ;)

After our December meeting on the 16th, once they are reviewed, the minutes for the meeting will be posted on our website. If you have any compliments, offerings, questions or comments you would like discussed during Open Forum of our December meeting, please feel free to reach out to any member of the Council. Click here to be directed to our webpage where you will find their contact information.

In the meantime, 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!



Week of November 30th: PTO's Winter Workshop (Click here for the schedule)

Friday, December 4th: Report Cards distributed

Wednesday, December 9th: Walking Wednesday

Wednesday, December 9th: Early Release Day, Parent Conferences

Wednesday, December 16th: Walking Wednesday

Wednesday, December 16th: School Advisory Council, 5:30-7:00 (Click here for our website)

Saturday, December 19th: Breakfast with Santa, 8:00-10:00

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Quabbin Youth Soccer

Quabbin Youth Soccer is currently forming teams for its Spring Instructional (U6/U8) Soccer program for young players between the ages of 4.5 and 7 (as of Aug 1). Additionally registrations are open for our traditional Player Developmental Travel Program for player 8 years old through U19. Registrations for both programs can be completed by visiting and clicking the "Click to Register" button in the Quick Links section in the upper left corner. Please email with any questions. Registrations for travel programs are time sensitive
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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.
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Think Snow! It's that time again!

You and your kids, or just your kids can join the Friday afternoon/evening ski/snowboard club at Wachusett Mountain. Beginning January 2016, for six Friday nights, ski/snowboard from 4:30-8:30pm for $138.00. Six one-hour lessons can also be purchased if desired for an additional charge of $60.00. Equipment rentals are available. Parents interested in chaperoning can ski for free, or purchase your century club passes by 12-1-2015 for $269.00. Contact Kim Fletcher for more information - 508-277-3788 or Registrations must be completed by November 22nd! The activity announced here is NOT sponsored or approved by the Quabbin Regional School District. It is offered by a private agency.
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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!

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
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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
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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!