Welcome to Mrs. Rutyna's Class!!!

    You can reach me by email at: klrutyna@jacksonsd.org or by phone at 732-833-4680 



    I will have all of the supplies you need for the first day of school.  If you want to bring your own, please feel free!  We will use 5 composition notebooks, two folders, pencils, glue sticks, colored pencils, crayons. Some students like to use a binder to bring back and forth to school for the homework folder and planner.  


    S.T.E.M Donation Request
    This year our class will be participating in exciting S.T.E.M. engineering projects that
    get students involved in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with hands-on,
    engaging projects. We need your help collecting materials. Here are some things that
    we could use for the first unit: 

          200 pennies

    Bottle Caps


    Empty milk cartons

    Black Electrical Tape

    Dish Sponges



    Our Day

    Reader's Workshop and Writer's Worshop



    Science/ Social Studies

    Health-All students in fourth grade during the year will acquire health promotion concepts and skills to support a healthy, active lifestyle.  Some of the big ideas that will be addressed throughout the marking period are personal health practices, how most diseases and health conditions are preventable, and living a drug free life. Students will be introduced to My Plate, an initiative created by Michelle Obama to encourage a healthy lifestyle.  
    Some of the school wide activities will include Red Ribbon Week, the DARE program, Halloween Safety, Drug Awareness Poster Contest, and School Violence Awareness Week.  Fourth grade classroom teachers will follow up with discussions and activities in literacy, science, and/or recess.  

    Important Events:


    Monday, October 7 – “Blue Day” – Students and staff will be asked to wear a blue shirt. Blue is the color designated by the “World Day of Bullying Prevention.”

    Tuesday, October 8 – “Sock it to Bullying” – Students will wear “crazy socks” to create a united front against bullying.

    Wednesday, October 9 – School Closed – Holiday

    Thursday, October 10 - “Respect Rocks” - Students will sign a “Rock Star Guitar Poster” to stand united with showing respect. Classes will be asked to sign the poster and display it either in the classroom or hallway. Students/staff will be asked to wear PINK to show respect for Breast Cancer Awareness.

    Friday, October 11 – Elms will “Sport Respect” by wearing their favorite team jersey or shirt. Students will also be asked to show respect to their peers by saying something kind to someone in their class.


    Lunch:  11:01-11:31

    We will have a working snack break daily.  Please send in a healthy, nut-free snack each day.

    Special Schedule:

    Music Monday- Music with Miss Clark 


    Art Tuesday-Art with Mr. Bryan


    Computers Wednesday- Computers with Mrs. Sendecki 

    Sports Thursday- 

    Gym with Mr. D'Ambrosio (Don't forget to wear sneakers!!) 



    World Language Friday-World Language with Senora Barton-Thrift


    Fast Facts:
    Please study, memorize, and practice your math facts.   If you are still on your 2 times tables PRACTICE!!!!.


    All must practice flash cards at home or go to the math magician web site. 
    When you earn a certificate, print it and bring it to school so I can hang it in the class room!!


     To access your math text book online:
    Login to your Gmail. Go to the waffle at the top right and hit that.
    Click "More" then scroll all the way down. Hit the Pearson Easy Bridge Login icon and you're in!!

    Math Text Book Log in: (username and password in planners)


    Click Sign In

    Username:  Lunch Code@jtsd-nj

    Password:  FirstName04

     Let me know if you need help logging in!


    Dear Parents,

         Here's some important information that you might find helpful: 
    • Planners:  Please be sure to sign your child's planner daily in the box located at the bottom of the page.  Each time your child completes their homework, reads and fills in their log, and gets their planner signed, they get a sticker on their incentive charts located at the front of their planner.  When they fill up their charts, they get a free homework pass.  
    • Tests and other important events will also be listed in their planners.
    • Test Folders:  Each week folders will be coming home with your child with tests, quizzes, and other graded items.  Please be sure to sign each item and return it to school the next day. 


    • Reading Logs: Students will be required to read daily and complete a reading log as part of their nightly homework.  This is a GRADED assignment.



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