Dr. Julian Rogus School

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  19900 S. 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL, 60487
 Phone (815) 464-2285


Principal: Laura C. Goebel
Assistant Principal: Maura K. Carroll

  School Hours

Office Hours: 8:00am-3:55pm
Teacher Hours: 8:10am-3:10pm
Student Hours: 8:20am to 2:50pm*
Half-Day Student Hours: 8:20am-11:30am
* Activity Dismissal: 3:55pm


~ See Mrs. Zitkus's weekly bulletin

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This week in class


Updated ... Sunday, May 17th, 2020

A few notes from Mrs. Zitkus  ...

1.  The weekly bulletin from Mrs. Zitkus for the week of May 18th - 22nd is on this page (under the Newsletter title).  I encourage my students to print out the weekly bulletin and use it as a checklist for the week.

2.  New weekly STEM activity for May 18th - 22nd.  Directions on weekly bulletin.

3.  Zoom meeting on Tuesday, May 19th and Thursday, May 21st.  Bring paper and pencil.  Login information will be sent to your parents email.  

4.  Do you need extra practice for Math?  There are optional Math assignments loaded on Freckle.  If you need more practice on a skill, then go on Freckle and practice.  I have been deleting the assignments on Freckle that we do not need anymore.

5.  Always check my teacher page for videos on Math lessons.  This can help if the my.hrw explanations are confusing for you.

6.  I love, love, love seeing your Flipgrid videos.  I get to see your faces and your personalities come out in your videos.  We will definitely keep using Flipgrid!  When submitting your videos, your videos will automatically be HIDDEN and sent only to Mrs. Zitkus.  After reviewing your video, I will make the video ACTIVE so everyone in the class can view it.  If you do not want your video ACTIVE for everyone to see, just tell me in your video and I will not show it to everyone.  You pick!

7.  Check out my Cool Links on this webpage.  Freckle, Prodigy, Espark Learning, and Typing.com are all great sites to continue practicing.

Stay Positive :)  Be strong Wildcats :)



Nightly homework assignments will not be posted.  I am teaching the students how to be responsible and use their own assignment notebooks :)



Wildcat Wednesday!  Dress in your Walker spirit wear or dress in black and teal.



Team Ohio State Friday!  Dress in red, gray, and white.


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Important Dates

  • April 13, 2020 : Lunchroom Tips
    To help make your child's lunch time experience easier, I suggest the following tips. 1. Pack your child's lunch with extra napkins or paper towels. Students are expected to clean up their area at the tables. Extra napkins or paper towels can help prevent messes or clean them up quicker! 2. Pack a drink in your child's lunch. Some children rely on the water machine at school to purchase a bottle. Unfortunately, the machine does not provide change, or sometimes does not take a particular bill or coin. To ease frustration, pack a drink in their lunch. 3. Pack food items that your child is able to open. For example, some Gogurt tubes, string cheese, or fruit cups can be tough. Be sure to show your child how to open them! Scissors are not available in the lunchroom. 4. Provide a spoon or straw if needed for a particular item. We do not have extras in the lunchroom. As a lunchroom supervisor, these are some of the observations I have made. I just wanted to share them with everybody!
  • April 13, 2020 : Reassessment Procedures for Mrs. Zitkus
    If a student receives a 69% or lower on a summative, then the student will automatically take a reassessment. There is no option. If a child scores a 70% or higher on a reassessment, then the student can choose to take a reassessment. **Reassessments will not be offered the last week of each quarter.** The procedures for a reassessment are ... 1. Tell Mrs. Zitkus you would like to take a reassessment within one week of original testing date. Mrs. Zitkus will distribute to student a Reflection Form. 2. Student will use their original summative to thoughtfully and accurately complete a reflection. The Reflection Form should display a high quality of effort to make corrections and provide detailed feedback from their perspective. Parents will sign the Reflection Form too. 3. Return the original summative and Reflection Form with parent signature to Mrs. Zitkus. 4. After reviewing completed Reflection Form, Mrs. Zitkus will set a reassessment date. Note ... the reassessment date will not be the same day as turning in the Reflection Form. 5. Reassessments will be taken during the lunch hour. Students will report to our Reassessment Room on given date with their lunch, pencil, and chapter book.
  • April 13, 2020 : Homework Tips for Parents
    Your child will be receiving homework this year. I would like your support by asking you to help your child, but do not do it for him or her. I need to see your child's best work. There are some things you can do to encourage your child to finish the homework. Tip #1 > Establish a time and place where homework is to be done. Make sure the table or desk is in a well-lighted area and clear of daily clutter. Be consistent with the time frame; whether it is directly after school, after snack time, or after dinner. Stick to the same time each day. Tip#2 > Make sure your child understands all assignments. If needed, work through the first question or problem together. Tip #3 > Each day ask whether there is any homework. Even when there isn't any, the simple act of asking conveys that you consider homework to be an important responsibility. Tip #4 > Praise your child for homework efforts!
  • April 13, 2020 : Assignment Notebook Procedures for Mrs. Zitkus's Homeroom Class
    Assignments notebooks are an essential tool for maintaining organization on a daily basis. In fifth grade, students may switch classrooms and have various teachers for different subjects. The assignment notebook will travel with the child from classroom to classroom. During the first week of school, students will skim through the entire assignment notebook. I will point out the different sections; paying particular attention to the student handbook located at the beginning and the daily homework pages. I will teach how to properly write in the pages; guiding the class to record all page numbers, directions, and due dates for each task. Homework is assigned every night and students will have time on a daily basis to fill out their assignment notebook. To help with the transition into fifth grade, I ask each evening you check to see that the assignments are completed and sign the designated day. Assignment notebooks will be checked every morning for parent signature. To help students maintain organization and complete all tasks, this assignment notebook routine is essential. I appreciate your support in this procedure.
  • April 13, 2020 : Fun Facts about Mrs. Zitkus
    • I live in Manhattan. • I have three daughters. Madelyn is 15 years old, Makenna is 13, and Macy is eight! • I have a terrier (type of dog) named Parker. • I have been teaching at Hilda Walker for 21 years. • I drive a charcoal gray Dodge minivan. • Math is my favorite subject. • My favorite color is green. • My favorite season is fall. • I love to go out to eat at restaurants! • Baseball is my favorite sports to watch. I am a Cubs fan! Go Cubs! • My favorite candy is Swedish Fish and mint-flavored gum. • I love Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks!

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