Barre Blast

09.15.14

An Exciting Week Ahead at RLS!

In addition to the everyday things we look forward to at Ruggles Lane, we have two special events this week - the Grand Opening of the new playground and Dot Day! Tomorrow morning we will gather on the playground for announcements and a celebration of the playground's opening. Be on the lookout for pictures on the blog of this special occasion as tomorrow marks the first day we get to play on the new equipment :)


Ruggles Lane will also participate in International Dot Day on Wednesday, even though most people are celebrating on Monday. The Dot, by Peter Reynolds, is a wonderful story that will inspire children to "Make your mark, and see where it takes you." I am looking forward to visiting each classroom to share the story on Wednesday. In preparation for this read aloud, families could talk at home with children about what it means to "make your mark" on the world. At the end of our read aloud, children will be asked to brainstorm ways they can make their mark on Ruggles Lane both as an individual and as a class.


To celebrate International Dot Day, we would love to have RLS dress in dots! If your child does not own anything dotted, do not worry! Students can wear a dot sticker at school. If you do not have dot stickers at home, teachers will have some on hand in the classroom so all who want to, can participate. If you are interested in learning more about International Dot Day, click here.


I hope you enjoy the rest of this glorious day! Go Pats!


Ms. V

A Request from Mrs. Diaz

We are looking to augment our collection in the Library. We will be purchasing some new books this year, but also are encouraging families to look through your collections at home. Are there gently used books you would be willing to donate the school? If so, it would be greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, September 17th: International Dot Day Celebration, Wear dots!

Monday, September 22nd: Picture Day

Wednesday, September 24th: Early Release, 11:30 Dismissal

Wednesday, October 1st: PTO Meeting, 7:00

Sunday, October 5th: Playground Grand Opening, 4:00 (Tentative date)

Wednesday, October 8th: Early Release, 11:30 Dismissal

Thursday, October 9th: School Committee, 7:00

Wednesday, October 16th: Parent Information Night, Curriculum Overview & MCAS, 7:00

Tuesday, October 21st: Picture Retake Day