Barre Blast

11.23.14

Good morning,


Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday of the entire year. I love the opportunity to get together with family and friends, to enjoy one another's company, to relish in family traditions and to enjoy a fabulous meal!


I wanted to take this opportunity to participate with you in one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions. Before the meal, guests at my family's table will gather in a circle around the table to share what they are thankful for in the past year. It is a wonderful time of celebration, thanksgiving and reflection.


So, pretending that this newsletter serves as our circle around the table, I wanted to share with you all how thankful I am to be part of such a vibrant community of learners. As a school community we truly have so much to be thankful for in our teachers and staff members. Each and every day they come to school with a smile on their faces, and a positive attitude ready to do whatever they can to make this learning year a productive and engaging one for your child. They are a very dedicated group of professionals of which I am proud to be a part.


Thank you, teachers and staff, for all you do to make Ruggles Lane such a wonderful place!


Happy Thanksgiving to all!


Have a safe and enjoyable holiday week,



Ms. V

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Support the PTO's Gift Card Fundraiser

The PTO is again offering the gift card fundraiser to raise money to support our school. Click here for the flyer and here for the order form. Orders are due to school on December 4th for a December 15th pick-up.

You Take Care of Your Seasonal Secrets and We'll Take Care of the Rest

Friday, Dec. 19th, 6pm

105 Ruggles Ln

Barre, MA

HEAD OUT FOR WINTER SHOPPING! OR JUST GO TO DINNER!


The Quabbin Regional High School Band is hosting a babysitting/child care service at Ruggles Lane Elementary School on December 19th, 2014 to raise funds for our performance at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts in Washington D.C.

Address: 105 Ruggles Lane, Barre, MA 01005

Time: 6PM. – 10PM.

Price: $20.00 per child. Children can arrive at any time for $5.00 per hour.

There will be coloring, games, movies and snacks available for all of those who attend.

Friday, November 21: Trimester I ends

Wednesday, November 26-Friday, November 28: No School

Wednesday, December 3: Walk to School, 7:55 departure from the Common

Wednesday, December 3: Early Release, Parent Conferences

Wednesday, December 3: PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm

Thursday, December 4: PTO Gift Card Order Form Due. Click here for the flyer and here for the order form.

Thursday, December 11: School Committee, 7:00 pm

Friday, December 12: Report Card Distribution

Saturday, December 13: PTO's Santa's Breakfast

Wednesday, December 17: Winter Concert, 7:00 pm

Friday, December 19: Parents Night Out, 6:00-10:00 pm (see above for more details)

December 22-January 2: Vacation

Think Snow?

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 2015, for six Friday nights, ski/snowboard from 4:30 -8:30pm for $135.00. 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 12-1-2014 for $249.00. Contact Kim Fletcher for more information - 508-867-3370 or kfletcher770@gmail.com. Registrations must be returned by November 23rd! The activity announced here is NOT sponsored or approved by the Quabbin Regional School District. It is offered by a private agency.