Wonderful Memories of 2020        Mrs. Rudenjak  Room 227                                     

     Updated 6/19/'2020

    Mrs. Rudenjak's End of Year Farewell:

    The Summer Reading Program is explained to the students on a Slide Show prepared by Ms. Konopack. A letter will be mailed to all parents with the same information. 

    The link to the explanation is below: 

    Summer Reading Program Slide Show with Information, link



     I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my students and parents for all of the efforts that were made during this time of Remote Learning. I really do feel the children are ready to take on the challenges of 5th grade. The students have learned to problem solve and have gained such independence during this time, and that's the key to a successful school year as they get older. I adore each and every one of my students and wish them much success in 5th grade. Remember, we are Elms Strong and we all have learned a lot from this Pandemic experience. Together, we can make it through and shine!

    Have a safe and relaxing summer. See everybody in the fall!

    Mrs. Rudenjak 





    Monday:  Gym
    Tuesday:  Art
    Wednesday: World Language 
    Thursday: Music
    Friday: Computers

    Lunch: 11:01-11:31


    NOTE: Shortened Schedule:  the day ends at 1:35pm

  • Dear Families,

    Please support your child at home to help them problem solve when doing homework or if your child lets you know they're struggling with a concept. Utilizing online sites is a great way to reinforce skills learned in school. 

    Also, it is imperative that your child is fluent with Multiplication facts up to 12 times tables. The topics moving forward, such as Fractions and Division,  requires the students to have mastery of their facts. Utilizing online sites or just plain old-fashion flashcards are great resources for your child to practice daily. 

     If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please feel free to email me or contact me by phone. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. I look forward to a wonderful and rewarding year! 


    • Homework is usually assigned M-Th unless otherwise noted.  
    • (abbreviations to know:  worksheet: WS,  homework: HW,  Words Their Way: WTW)
    • Planner: please check and have a parent sign the planner daily
    •  Your child should read 20 minutes each day. Encourage them to continue to read their current book until they finish it.  
    • Test Folder:  A folder will come home with graded work a few times a month. Please review the work, sign the cover sheet after reviewing the work and then return all the work on the "Return" side. 
    • Toys are not encouraged to be brought to school unless otherwise directed. This can distract the students from learning.
    • Any Online Site that we use in class, the username and password information will be written in your child's Planner in the "notes" section.


    The students will have recess every day. Recess may be outside, so appropriate outerwear and shoes are recommended. 


    Parents, when the students are off from school, there are many things your child could do to help them progress and learn. Some great activities would be playing math games on the computer such as Prodigy, play Multiplication War, go on Spelling City to work on the current word list, and of course, read a good book. Story writing or taking notes on their favorite topic in a nonfiction book or article is another way to keep them learning at home. I certainly appreciate all the support you do at home. 


    Lori Rudenjak



    Homework Information:

    Dear Students, 

    If you forgot your Math book or need additional help with your Math HW, please use the online resources. Pearson Realize will give you examples of your math lessons in addition to math videos that will reteach the lesson. 

    If you forgot your HW in school, please work on the current day's Math lesson online and email me to let me know that you did an online assignment. 

  • Classroom Rules & Behaviors That Support Learning:

    School needs to be a safe and happy place to come to everyday.

    • Show respect towards each other 
    • Interact appropriately with classmates
    • Use good word choice & actions when disagreeing with someone(self-control)
    • Put forth good effort consistently
    • Stay on task and focused to learn, consistently
    • Follow directions, consistently