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Good afternoon,

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,

Ms. V

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

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MCAS Dates

Ruggles Lane students will be participating in MCAS testing in Math (3rd-6th) and Science (5th) in the coming month. Please make sure any appointments on these days are rescheduled. Testing will take place on the following dates:

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!

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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.
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Dress Code Reminder

As the weather turns warmer and we begin to bring out the spring/summer clothes, we are asking that flip flops remain at home. Not allowing flip flops is a safety precaution as they are not the safest shoes for recess, for maneuvering around the school or for a school evacuation. Thank you in advance for your support.

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