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Letter to Parents
Letter to Parents
Joe Matz
Monday, July 29, 2019

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Elementary Pilot Program! We are excited and honored to have the opportunity to work with the young children in our community. This unique program was designed to challenge children to refine what they already know and to confidently travel into developmental areas that are unknown; mentally, socially, emotionally, creatively and physically.

Heather Zack and Karyn Edwards, Reeths-Puffer Michigan State Certified Teachers bring to the program years of hands-on experience and a variety of higher level education, but most importantly they offer children a commitment, a determination and an undying passion to uncover the potential of every one of their students.

The c.h.i.l.d.r.e.n.s Curriculum, which weaves Spanish and American Sign Language throughout, offers children a well-rounded opportunity to meet the Common Core Standards in the arena of math, science, English, reading, spelling, writing, social studies and geography. The Curriculum also offers a strong foundation in self-awareness, human services, emotional well-being, character development, life skills and discovery learning.  And finally, it fills their toolbox with valuable knowledge about how to care about our environment and why it is important.

Students circulate through the building every day, engaging in meaningful work and intentional play; making the day interesting for all of us. They spend time in the Art Room, Music Room, Library, Math, Science & Technology Room, the Intentional Play Room and of course their Home Room. The day is balanced and meets the needs of the whole child. Children paint, dance, drum, strum and sing. They do research on the computer and discover the beneficial uses of applications on I Pads. Children engage in leveled reading, and participate in Reader's and Writer's Workshop. They learn languages. They play, plant, recycle and eat healthy food.

The Pennsylvania Pilot Program is a place where meaningful memories are made and we are so grateful that we get to be a part of them.




The Team at R-P Penn