Welcome to the Naquag PTO!

Thanks to everyone who donated food and volunteered their time for both the Teacher Luncheon and the Ice Cream Social! Both events were a big hit, and wouldn’t have been possible without parent support!


  • Close Buy Fundraiser: Naquag PTO is excited to announce the annual fall fundraiser in partnership with Close Buy, a Maine-based company that offers locally-made, healthy, delicious, beautiful and useful products that people feel good buying. The fundraiser will run from September 8th through the 20th. Orders and payments can be made online at www.closebuycatalog.com, OR order through the catalog sent home with your student (checks can be made payable to Naquag PTO). Funds collected will go toward Fall Fest, Bingo Nights, Spring Fling, field trips and more! For online orders, be sure to select “Naquag Elementary” from the organization list!
  • PTO Meeting: October 8th at 6:30pm in the Naquag Library. All parents are welcome to attend! We had a great turnout at our last meeting, and hope to see even more new faces!
  • Fall Fest: October 24th in the Naquag Gym. We need lots of volunteers and donations for this event! More information coming soon.

You can view the current Naquag School Newsletter HERE

Curious to see what the Naquag students are creating in Mrs. Shephard’s Art class?  You can check out her blog here:  http://naquagart.blogspot.com/

 Meet Wiser, our school mascot.

What are the origins of Wiser’s name?    On December 22, 1686, a group of five Native Americans purchased a large parcel of land called Naquag.  “Naquag” was a  general name for the territory now comprising Rutland, Oakham, Hubbardston, Barre and parts of Princeton and Paxton. Possibly the same as Naiyag, meaning “an angle or corner,” and used by the Native Americans as a boundary. (Naig, ‘ point corner. ‘) One of the Native Americans who purchased the land was James Wiser, also known as Qualapunit.

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Naquag Elementary
285 Main St.
Rutland, MA 01543