Welcome to Ruhkala Elementary!

New Math Program: Bridges (K-5)

How Will My Child Learn Math This Year?  

Your child’s classroom will use Bridges in Mathematics second edition, a comprehensive curriculum for grades K–5. Bridges is a rigorous program designed to address the new math standards in a way that’s enjoyable and accessible to all learners.

The curriculum focuses on developing in students a deep understanding of math concepts, proficiency with key skills, and the ability to solve new and complex problems. Learning activities tap into the intelligence and strengths all students have by presenting mathematically powerful material alive with language, pictures, and movement.

Students in a Bridges classroom talk about math, describe observations, explain methods, and ask questions. They are encouraged to find multiple ways to solve problems and show different ways of thinking. This is a vital way to help students build more flexible and efficient ways to solve increasingly complex problems. Hands-on activities engage them in exploring, developing, testing, discussing, and applying mathematical concepts. 

How can families help?

Visit the Support for Families page on the Math Learning Center website (http://mathlearningcenter.org/families ), where you will find:

  • ❚  Unit overviews that explain what your child will be learning

  • ❚  Tips for helping your child with homework

  • ❚  Links to more information about each grade level of Bridges

  • ❚  Links to additional resources, including books and free online games

NOTE: Want you student to practice their math skills with some fun and interactive games???
Click HERE for the link

Inspired to Learn. Committed to Lead.

At Ruhkala Elementary, with our vision and our mission, we focus on children. 

Our Vision - We are committed to the following: 

•  challenging each student to achieve academic success.

•  immersing students in innovative education.

•  valuing school, home, and community partnerships.

•  nurturing the unique learning styles of all students.

•  creating opportunities that celebrate leadership.

Our Mission - Inspired to Learn. Committed to Lead.

Our Motto - Growing the Young Leaders of Tomorrow.

Ruhkala Elementary is a Leader In Me School

Ruhkala Elementary is a Leader in Me school.  Our students are working hard at becoming young leaders in their school, community and their homes.  We are in year two of implementation. This year's focus will be learning and achievement accountability, and living the 7 Habits at both home and school. Stay tuned for more information!!
Please check out our Leadership Sponsor Info Page.

Habit 1 - Be Proactive
Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3 - Put First Things First
Habit 4 - Think Win-Win
Habit 5 - Seek to Understand, Then to be Understood
Habit 6 - Synergize
Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw 

    Seven Habits question of the week

    Which of the seven habits are you planning to focus on and implement into your daily routine for the upcoming school year?


    Ruhkala Quarry Cats Keep Reading!!

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    Start bell rings at 7:50
    Early Monday release bell rings at 1:20 PM
    (Kindergarten released at 1:10 PM)
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    Don't forget to order your SCRIP each week!
    Great way to get your shopping done and gifts purchased and help out the school too!  Click on the SCRIP link above to see the great stores that you already shop at, and can earn money for our school at the same time!

    >Please note, our Amazon Fundraiser is now complete. You do not need to use the special link to Amazon any longer.  We will let you know if we decide to participate again! Thanks for your support! We earned $200 towards are technology for kids fund!