Barre Blast


Greetings from RLS!

This past month, a highlight for our school community was the creation of our RLS Constitution which culminated in our first, student-led Constitution Celebration Community Meeting. This work actually started last spring when the faculty worked to define their ideal image of RLS. Building off our beloved acronymn RLS, they came up with a Respectful Community, a Learning Community and a Safe Community.

This fall our whole school community worked to create rules that would help us to live up to this vision. Each classroom community brainstormed a set of rules and then each grade level worked to agree on a common set for their grade.

One delegate from each classroom attended the Constitutional Convention with me and Mr. Wagner to decide how we would pull all of those rules together to come up with 3-5 for the whole school to follow. It wasn't easy but we came up with three:

  • Be a positive role model
  • Be a hard worker
  • Be in control of your thoughts and actions

Each classroom voted on the rules and the Constitution passed with a vote of 16 to 1! The delegates then worked to plan a Community Meeting during which we would celebrate its' passing. We are looking forward to having this Constitution in place for years to come.

We also look forward to future Constitution Celebration Community Meetings during which we can celebrate our efforts to follow it! The 6th grade is currently working on November's community meeting and are excited to design the structure of what they will look like for the rest of the year - they are an amazing group of engaged, dedicated RLS leaders!

Stay tuned for more information regarding our Community Meetings in future newsletters. My hope is to get back to being more consistent with these communications. The goal is to publish twice a month. 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!



Tuesday, November 3rd: No School, Professional Development Day

Wednesday, November 4th: Walking Wednesday, 8:00 @ Barre PD

Wednesday, November 4th: PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, November 11th: No School, Veteran's Day

Monday, November 16th: Band, Orchestra, Chorus Concerts, 7:00

Wednesday, November 18th: Walking Wednesday, 8:00 @ Barre PD

Wednesday, November 18th: School Advisory Council, 5:30-7:00

Tuesday, November 24th: Trimester I Ends

Wednesday, November 25th-Friday, November 27th: No School, Happy Thanksgiving

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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!