Although Ruggles Lane will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day on June 4th this year, the 'official' Teacher Appreciation Week is this week. Tomorrow is also designated as Teacher Appreciation Day.
The National Education Association is celebrating this day by launching a social media campaign during which people are encouraged to use the hashtag #ThankATeacher to celebrate the positive impacts of educators. I will be posting to our Facebook page throughout the day tomorrow to thank the faculty at RLS for all they do for the children of Barre each and every day.
We are fortunate to live in and work in a community in which there is a dedicated staff who are committed to providing a rigorous education within a nurturing and safe environment. From designing engaging lessons, to performing in the Ruggles Got Talent faculty act, the teachers at RLS are hard working men and women who truly care about your kids and who go the extra mile each and every day to make this the best school it can be!
I hope you will join me tomorrow and #ThankATeacher. You can use the hashtag and post to the RLS Facebook page or go 'old school' : ) and write a teacher a note of appreciation. Let's work together to show the RLS teachers how much we appreciate their efforts!
Have a safe and enjoyable week,
Walk to School
We will be walking to school again this week. Please join us on Wednesday, at 7:50, on the Common, for a 7:55 departure. We hope to see you there!
The K-3 Art Show was a great success! Many thanks to Mrs. Payne for her efforts to organize all of the children's art work. Thank you also to all of the PTO volunteers who coordinated the book fair.
Thank you to Mrs. Olson, Mrs. Orne and the Friday Club of Barre for running the 91st annual Barre Spelling Bee. All 14 contestants worked hard and should be proud of their efforts and their sportsmanship!
Walk to School
Wednesday, May 6: Walk to School, 7:50 Common
Wednesday, May 6: 3rd Grade Play in school performance, 1:30
Wednesday, May 6: PTO Meeting, 7:00
Thursday, May 7: 3rd Grade Play, George Washington's Journey, 7:00
Friday, May 8: Progress Reports Distributed
Tuesday, May 12: 3rd Math MCAS
Wednesday, May 13: 3rd Math MCAS
Thursday, May 14: 4th and 5th Math MCAS
Friday, May 15: 4th and 5th Math MCAS
Friday, May 15: Luau Dance, 6:00
Monday, May 18: 5th Science MCAS
Tuesday, May 19: 5th Science MCAS, 6th Math MCAS
Wednesday, May 20: Early Dismissal
Thursday, May 21: 6th Math MCAS
Friday, May 22: Memorial Day Program, 8:45
Monday, May 25: No School
Tuesday, May 26-Friday, May 29: Nature's Classroom
Tuesday, May 26: Kindergarten Screening
Wednesday, May 27: Kindergarten Screening
Grade 3: Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13
Grade 4: Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15
Grade 5 Math: Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15
Grade 5 Science: Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19
Grade 6: Tuesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 21
At RLS all subjects are taught to align with the MA Frameworks. Because of this, and the skill of our teachers, all children are well prepared for this assessment. Please assist us in helping children do their best on this assessment by helping them to get a good night's sleep and to eat a healthy breakfast!