Leah Rucki

Hello!

My name is Miss Rucki and I will be your child's 5th grade ELA and Social Studies teacher for Team 52! I look forward to getting to know your child and work beside them during their 5th grade educational journey. I am available by email at all times, so please feel free to contact me at: leah.rucki@schoolsofwestfield.org

My help hours are on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:15.  To stay after you MUST have the After School Permission Form filled out and approved, as well as have a ride waiting for you outside the school promptly at 3:15.
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A little bit about myself. . . this is my first year here teaching at WIS, but it is not my first time working in the Westfield Public Schools!  I have previously worked as a Literacy Interventionist at the old Russell Elementary School, as well as many other jobs, before taking a year-long hiatus from Westfield to earn my Masters Degree in education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  During this year-long program I got the wonderful opportunities to work in Springfield as well as South Hadley.  I am, however, incredibly happy to be back in Westfield! 
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This year I do not expect students to have to bring in significant amounts of supplies.  I understand that carrying supplies is a new task, and for some that may not be easy.  If your child has both ELA and SS with me, all but the folders and notebooks may overlap.  As such, I only expect the following:

ELA: 
- 2 folders with inner pockets (for reading and writing)
- 2 notebooks (for reading and writing)
- Pencils with erasers (NOT mechanical)
- Crayons or colored pencils
- Glue Stick
- Scissors
(Please note: it is preferred that the folders and notebooks are corresponding colors to each other to help with organization: ie. one yellow folder and one yellow notebook for reading, one red folder and one red notebook for writing)

SS:
- 1 folder with inner pockets
- 1 notebook
- Pencils with erasers (NOT mechanical)
- Crayons or colored pencils
- Glue Stick
- Scissors
(Once again it is preferred that the folder and notebook match: ie. a purple folder and a purple notebook)

***If your family has any difficulty obtaining these supplies, please let me know via email so that I can help!
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