What an amazing "soft" start it was. A-K set the tone with a memorable Monday, followed by a terrific Tuesday with L-Z. We look forward to ALL students attending both tomorrow and Thursday. With a great start now in the books, here's to the best year yet!
Reeths-Puffer is in need of Premiere Guest Teachers / Paraprofessionals. Qualified and committed individuals can earn more than $15/hour. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Rob Renes (email@example.com).
What an absolute JOY it was to hold an event again and come together as a Central community. Thank you families for joining the fun, and giant thanks to our PTO for hosting an awesome Social!
Kinder "Campers" crushed week one!!!
Please see the News section for updated Welcome Back Information with new "soft start" plans.
Our office has now reopened. If you need to enroll your child, or submit registration paperwork, please come on in. Office hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Summer Meal Pick Up - 7 days of breakfast and lunches will be available for students throughout the summer. Meal pick-ups are MONDAYS 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Giles Side parking lot double doors at the High School. This program is OPEN and FREE to all RP students and any other child in the community that is under 18 (or 26 with special needs).
K-3 Reading Corps - AmeriCorps stipend positions! Make a difference in our community and join Michigan Education Corps as an AmeriCorps Reading Interventionist. Central Elementary and Reeths-PufferElementary are looking for reading interventionists to give their time and talent to help our kids become successful readers and learners. Interventionists serve students one-on-one during school hours throughout the school year. No matter if you’re a recent grad, career changer, stay-at-home parent or retiree, you can make a great interventionist. No experience? No problem. Michigan Education Corps provides comprehensive training in scripted interventions proven to help students learn, so interventionists are well equipped to help students grow. Part-time and full-time positions are available. Positions begin September 7, 2021. Perks as an interventionist ● Receive a stipend every two weeks ● Complete experiential and training hours toward the Michigan Youth Development Associate (MI-YDA) credential ● Build your skills, network and resume ● Earn up to $4,441.50 for college tuition or federal student loans. Tutors 55 and older may gift the award to their child, grandchild, stepchild or foster child. ● Free health insurance ● Free childcare assistance for those who qualify ● Federal student loan forbearance Ready to be the change for struggling students? Learn more and apply at mieducationcorps.org. Questions can be sent to Ariel DuVal-Zinn, Resourcing and Recruitment Partner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616-729-2805.
Summer Meal Pick Up - 7 days of breakfast and lunches will be available for students throughout the summer. Meal pick-ups will be MONDAYS 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Giles Side parking lot double doors at the High School, starting June 21. (No pick up the week of July 5) This program is OPEN and FREE to all RP students and any other child in the community that is under 18 (or 26 with special needs).
Leah B earned a social media shout-out. She says hello to her brother, and wishes everyone a very happy summer!
Good Evening Central Families, Reminder: Tomorrow and Friday, June 10 & 11 are half days. Students dismiss at 12:00pm. Please return your chromebook and any library books you may still have! Thank you!
End of Year Spirit Week! Our kiddos have certainly earned a little extra fun to close out the year!
Two students from Mrs. Smith's class earned shout-outs for the Rocket Way on Display! Nolan R. is excited for summer, and wants his mom to know he loves her! Robby B. says hello to his sister Leah, and wants incoming Rockets to know they'll love Kindergarten!
Kindergarten Registration is happening now! Help us build and prepare for the best year yet! Click on the 'New Enrollment Info' tab at reeths-puffer.org Contact the office with any questions, 744-1693
This is the last week for Art to Remember Orders. The deadline is Friday, May 28. Thank you for your support!
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive: >Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals >A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50) Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. The FCC has announced that consumers can begin applying for and enrolling in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program on May 12, 2021. The program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner. Link: https://getemergencybroadband.org/
Last year, we had a vision of adding a Kinder-Garden Sensory Garden to our playground. Unfortunately, when the pandemic hit, those plans were halted. Although this year has been different and many things have been abnormal for our kindergarten students, beautiful things have come out of the uncertainty! 💚 We are so proud of how hard all of our kindergartners have worked to transform our grounds. We have spread 5 yards of top soil, 5 yards of mulch, raked up countless bags of leaves, and planted seeds in our classroom. Last week, we finally saw it all come together. We have two “taste” beds with tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, green beans, and sweet banana peppers. We have a “smell” bed with lavender, mint, basil, thyme, and a few other smells. Our “touch” bed, has plants with so many cool textures. Finally, our “see” bed is a garden that not only has beautiful flowers, but they also attract butterflies! 🪴 🦋 🌸 We will be adding more pieces over the next couple of weeks, but we are so excited to present our Kinder-Garden to the school community, and to watch it bloom in the weeks to come. Please stop by and check out our kiddos' hard work and enjoy watching the garden grow throughout the spring and summer! -Central K Team
Special thanks to the many families that joined our community courtyard cleanup this morning, making the learning space even more beautiful and safe while preparing several areas for 2nd graders to plant a native pollinator garden this week.
Celebrating more Rocket Readers!
Support our students and help them gain the confidence and skills needed to succeed. We’re looking for individuals to serve as AmeriCorps members this summer (June 14 - August 14) with Michigan Education Corps Summer Corps. Learn more and apply at https://bit.ly/MECsummer20.