Barre Blast


Greetings from RLS and Happy New Year!

I hope that this message finds all of you well after having a restful and joyous vacation. It was so much fun to see the children on Monday and hear all of their stories of their vacation adventures. If we let them, they would have told us stories all day :)

After a two week vacation, you would think it would take us time to get back in to the swing of things. I have spent a lot of time in classrooms this week and can tell you that we hit the ground running in this new year. Check out our Instagram or Facebook accounts to see all of the learning (and fun) opportunities that have already taken place in 2016.

I would encourage you to scroll below as there is a lot of new information including a lost and found update, outdoor recess reminders, drop off reminders, fundraising and volunteer opportunities as well as a way to recognize an RLS staff member who has made an impact on your child's life.

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! I am looking forward to all of the opportunities our school community has in store for 2016.



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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.

Wednesday, January 6th: PTO Meeting, 7:00

Wednesday, January 13th: Walking Wednesday

Wednesday, January 13th: Early Release for Professional Development

Monday, January 18th: No School, Martin Luther King Day

Wednesday, January 20th: Walking Wednesday

Wednesday, January 20th: School Advisory Council

Wednesday, January 27th: Walking Wednesday

Friday, January 29th: Progress Reports Distributed

Savers Thrift Store Fundraiser

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Quabbin Middle/High School Music Department is partnering with Savers Thrift Store during the months of January and February to collect donated clothes and other items for
families in need. The music department will earn $0.20 for every pound of goods collected. Please click the link below to read the flyer for drop off locations and items that can be donated. The music students at the middle and high school appreciate any support you can give.

Thank you,

Toni Brown
Supervisor of K-12 Music

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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!