Looking for a Job? Be the difference in a student’s life and give back to the community. We’re looking for reading interventionists to help our kindergarten – 3rd graders thrive, and your time helps create a brighter future. Visit mieducationcorps.org for more information and apply to serve with Michigan Education Corps K-3 Reading Corps, or contact your principal for more information.
Free and Reduced Lunch Application Apply for meal benefits for your students at LunchApp.com. LunchApp.com will walk you through the process in just a few minutes. Your completed application will be sent to your school district so your children can receive benefits quickly and confidentially.
Our Food Pantry is stocked and open. If you or a family you know is in need of assistance please contact Sherrie Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231-744-4777 x 2013. Arrangements will be made to meet your needs whether small or large. All health / safety precautions will be observed.
Apply for meal benefits for your students at LunchApp.com. LunchApp.com will walk you through the process in just a few minutes. Your completed application will be sent to your school district so your children can receive benefits quickly and confidentially.
Many of you have had the opportunity to meet Chace Willard, our Parent Outreach Specialist through HealthWest. For those of you who have not, please access the link below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IAzHytmqfeD16h0l8QCn575tGMvvqu9g/view
Be the difference in a student’s life and give back to the community. We’re looking for reading interventionists to help our kindergarten – 3rd graders thrive, and your time helps create a brighter future. Visit mieducationcorps.org for more information and apply to serve with Michigan Education Corps K-3 Reading Corps, or contact your principal for more information.
Spirit Week! Monday, October 5th - Friday, October 9th https://docs.google.com/document/d/17ASyDU0CwcI0_nAzELaFAc70d_0zfO1WreaSEKFlOqU/edit?usp=sharing
October Lunch and Breakfast Menu. https://dochub.com/paulklimsza/DL7JlEGV1NO5MGBwrWe0oa/elementary-october-pdf?dt=QtkVJQwE531uRiog6xUx
Two Important Reminders For Tomorrow 1. It is a half day of school, elementary student's dismiss at 12:00. 2. Hat Day to support the Muskegon Humane Society, $1.00. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NlUUTPgyG7PNbIb9Xw3tkrZ1e3OfaGzHGduzXP8qGCM/edit?usp=sharing
Elementary Half Day Calendar - dismissal time for elementary students is 12:00 on half days. https://dochub.com/paulklimsza/DL7JlEGV1NGrdYxwrWe0oa/rpel-half-day-calendar-2020-2021-doc?dt=5zfUbhFhFQK9ykbqoWqj
We are asking ALL Reeths-Puffer families to complete our lunch application at https://www.lunchapp.com/. It may not seem relevant, but significant district funding is tied to this. Please help by completing your application now! **Thank you**
Good Evening RPEL Families, Our food service department has just announced a second free food pickup for anyone 18 years and under TOMORROW (Thursday 9/10) at the High School from 2pm-3pm. Please use the Giles Rd. entrance. We hope you can take advantage of this opportunity. Have a great day! Go Rockets!
RPEL Drop of and Pick up Video - TWO IMPORTANT UPDATES 1. ****If you have multiple children, you only need to drop and pick up in one location. You will drop/pick up all of your children where your youngest child is dropped off and picked up.**** 2. ****Bus riders will exit their busses and proceed into the building and to their classrooms. We will have adults outside helping with this process. https://www.loom.com/share/c86451fa92774956b6270a37058d54cc
Demographic Update AND Chromebook distribution Reminder: Please click the link below to complete the demographic updates in the parent portal. If you are in need of a Chromebook for Rocket Virtual, completing the demographic update will alert our technology department to contact you via email. A Chromebook will be assigned to you immediately. If you do not have a personal computer for school use, completing the demographic update will alert the technology depart to contact you via email. A Chromebook will be assigned to you as they get delivered. Until all Chromebooks have been delivered to our district, all are encouraged to use personal computer devices at school and home for technology related school work. https://ps-rp.muskegonisd.org/public/home.html
A confirmation email was sent by Mr. Siembida if you registered for Rocket Virtual. If you registered for Rocket Virtual, please click the link below for information regarding an orientation meeting scheduled for September 3rd, at 5 pm. https://dochub.com/paulklimsza/7J4mQvgRvJNyGWgRj2pO5n/orientation-pdf
Back to School Updates Class placement letters and detailed back to school information will be mailed out tomorrow, 8/28. You will also be contacted by your child's teacher soon to set up your virtual Open House. The first week of school will be a "soft" start. Tuesday and Thursday will be for students with last names A-K. Wednesday and Friday will be for students with last names of L-Z. The school day starts at 9:00 and ends at 2:30.
Survey Due Tomorrow 8/26/20 ---- You do not need to take it twice. Families - This is only if you have not taken the survey that was sent out on 8/20/2020. The is for F2F (Face to Face) or RV (Rocket Virtual) If you do not complete the survey you will be enrolled in F2F Learning. https://forms.gle/KYq9CWzEjzX76PMK6
Face to Face or Rocket Virtual Survey Please use the following link to take your survey. The survey closes on 8/26. If you do not complete a survey the default will be Face to Face Learning. https://forms.gle/YYF4ngE1AeEnmg1t5
Survey for DK-4th grade Face to Face or Rocket Virtual - You must select one option for each child. https://forms.gle/zcBsBVDwqNX1dyx4A We need every family to complete this survey!
Back to School Supply Lists https://docs.google.com/document/d/17e-kvbW03H-tOUg36JxRA-10qF2wPPmdEyGrHkSOqMU/edit?usp=sharing
Families, please respond to this survey to help us understand your transportation and child care needs. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQRees1CKRBzSVm-5GnwZIDqfMmxrbSPXZ__NBmQIFd2KRPg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) regarding back to school - https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/835737/FAQ_s_regarding_back_to_school.pdf
Struggling with housing? Facing eviction? Community Encompass may be able to help! www.communityencompass.org You can find more information on the state Eviction Diversion Program here: https://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,4641,7-141-5555-533463--,00.html
REMINDER, we need to hear from every family. Please complete the following survey from Mr. Edwards. http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/EKbilOB3giU-Pvezxn14nw~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRg9rvsP0RvaHR0cHM6Ly9kb2NzLmdvb2dsZS5jb20vZm9ybXMvZC9lLzFGQUlwUUxTYzFIZk94YmJUdlNKakFZRWFpRXZHZ0ZpWHIzRU5RaTNCc0hSSHRYc0dVSDBfaFFnL3ZpZXdmb3JtP3VzcD1zZl9saW5rVwdzY2hvb2xtQgoASGyIFV-nS3n9UhprbGltc3phcEByZWV0aHMtcHVmZmVyLm9yZ1gEAAAAAQ~~
Parents, please be sure to indicate your intentions regarding fall enrollment by using the survey link below from Mr. Edwards. The survey was sent via email this morning. Thank you! http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/EKbilOB3giU-Pvezxn14nw~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRg9rvsP0RvaHR0cHM6Ly9kb2NzLmdvb2dsZS5jb20vZm9ybXMvZC9lLzFGQUlwUUxTYzFIZk94YmJUdlNKakFZRWFpRXZHZ0ZpWHIzRU5RaTNCc0hSSHRYc0dVSDBfaFFnL3ZpZXdmb3JtP3VzcD1zZl9saW5rVwdzY2hvb2xtQgoASGyIFV-nS3n9UhprbGltc3phcEByZWV0aHMtcHVmZmVyLm9yZ1gEAAAAAQ~~
Tomorrow is Wednesday! Meal pick-up continues every Wednesday at the high school, 9-11:00 am. While you are there, work out with the YMCA, 8:45 - 9:45 a.m., on the high school lawn next to the Roberts Road parking lot. All are welcome!
If you have been financially impacted by the pandemic, MidMichigan Community Action Relief & Recovery Services may be able to help! For assistance with housing, property taxes, utility bills, food & other critical needs, call 231-660-0271 .
Do your kids need to get out and move? The YMCA is coming to Rocket City! Join them Wednesday mornings 8:45 - 9:45 a.m., on the high school lawn in front of the arts wing, next to the Roberts Road parking lot. Andi Switzer and the Y team will lead exercises and activities for kids, to get them moving while properly social distancing! Parents must be present.
RP Youth Football/Cheer Registration: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/761276/RPYFC_Flyer_2020.pdf
Class of 2020 Congratulatory Video: Muskegon Social Justice Commission https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V241NjfLR70&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3d3HtV2C0jEd5o47aD6tto7soYDn3YpIzvX_Vt8HjdHqRieZ2EW2VKhd8
A few more times to connect with the school to return school material and pick up student personal items. Wednesday: 2-4 pm in the cafe Thursday: 9-11:30 am AND 2-4 pm in the cafe Friday: 9-noon in the schools main office
For those of you who missed our give back - get back times last week. Please make arrangements to return all school issued materials and to pick up your students personal items, in the Cafeteria, during the following times: Wednesday 2-4 and Thursday 9-11:30
Two hours left to give back - get back. 180 bags filled with your students personal items. We will be here until 7:30 pm tonight.
LAST DAY TO GET YOUR STUDENT’S PERSONAL BELONGINGS. We are here and ready to go for the last day of our give back - get back. 9:00 - 11:00 2:00 - 4:00 5:30 - 7:30
The rain does not stop our curbside give back - get back. We are here with plenty of bags of your students personal items.
Looking for wifi? Use and search this statewide wifi hotspot map! http://cngis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0d69accbb5ff422a82eccc2c9101b69d
Weather Alert and Wednesday Drive-Through Send off: With a potential storm, literally, threatening to rain on our parade, please stay tuned to our school website and social media. IF WE NEED TO RESCHEDULE, we will post and send a community email Wednesday at 2pm. If you hear nothing from us, the Parade will go on as scheduled. See you all Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 (Hopefully).
Drive-Through Send Off to Summer (see link below) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AXhvBJYEGR4heVh-qKxaok1J6wMDDOE86_hyWMSeWno/edit
Enjoy this slide show of our first graders (link below). Thank you first graders for bringing sunshine to our days. See you all soon! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H6z4it0cVXxnq4si_FDw-kN0Yn-6eFBh/view?ts=5eda4942
SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, June 10th, 6:30-7:30 pm. All Families are invited to our end of year "Drive Through" send off to summer. Specific details will be sent out soon. Our staff would love to see all of you one last time before summer. We hope to see all of you there!
Facebook live drawing winners for Yodels (6-1-20) KG - Elijah McClure 1st - Blaine Mills 2nd - Jesse Phelps 3rd - Evan McCollum 4th - Kaydence Dollaway Thank you for staying connected to our school community. Stay connected and stay tuned to next weeks drawing for Wendys.
Save the Date! June 11th & 12th will be the dates for families to return school materials and pick up their personal belongings. Times and event details will be sent in a separate communication.
Yearbooks Yearbooks can be ordered on-line by visiting radiumphoto.com. The cost is $8 and orders are DUE BY Friday, May 29th. Orders can be shipped for an additional $4 or a pick-up date will be communicated once they are complete for no additional charge!
5-26-20 drawing results for Coney Land: KG - Cole Ripley 1st - Sophia Gibbs 2nd - Titan Thompson 3rd - Luke Firehammer 4th - Tristan Smith Be sure to connect with your teachers this week and join us live on Facebook, next week Monday at 9:30, for your chance to win a Yodels gift card.
Monday morning drawing - $10 Wesco gift card Click the Link: https://youtu.be/U0zwC_C60ic Here are the winners: K - Aylianna Mendoza 1 - Forest Mulling 2 - Jace Moored 3 - Briean Rojas 4 - Brooklyn Lockhart This week we will draw for Coney Land gift cards.
Facebook Live is not working for us today, Mr. Siembida and I did the drawing and here are our winners for $10 Hometown Creamery Gift Cards. K - Ada Pruit 1st - Forest Mulling 2nd - Olivia Johnson 3rd - Bryce Blair 4th - Ethan Rolewicz Congratulations!
Hometown Creamery Drawing, 5:00 today on the RPEL Facebook Page! Mr. Siembida will be taking over the live drawing today. Good Luck Students!
Monday May 11th Drawing - Due to technical problems our drawing for Hometown Creamery will have to be rescheduled. I will post an updated time for later today when my tech issues have been resolved.
Due to the extended Stay Home Stay Safe Order we will not be holding curbside enrollment for Kindergarten Registration. Please visit https://www.reeths-puffer.org/o/rps/page/kindergarten-information--8 for online registration and contacts for questions.
Rocket Pizza Winners! May 4th. DK/K - Kayleigh Eek 1st - Cruz Mixter 2nd - Avery Heykoop 3rd - Tyler Sykes 4th - Jaelyn McGuire-Smedley This week, one winner from each grade level will be picked for a Hometown Creamery gift card. The drawing will be 5/11 on https://www.facebook.com/RPElementary/ Rockets, connect with your teachers!
It's Teacher Appreciation Week! Please connect with your teachers and give them a virtual HUG! Please show our teachers much we all appreciate what they do for our students and families. Thank you, RPEL teachers and staff, for everything you do. We hope you have an amazing week!
RPEL Rockets, connect with your teacher each week and have your name go into a Facebook Live drawing on Monday's at 9:30 for free stuff! This week, one winner from each grade level will be picked for a FREE large pepperoni pizza from Rocket Pizza. Connect with your teachers!
Have you lost income recently? Are you struggling to keep food on the table? Apply for school meals and you will automatically receive food benefits from DHHS! Go to https://www.lunchapp.com/ to apply.
The staff from RPEL is sending positive vibes to our students and families! We miss you all! https://youtu.be/AsS27BsI3hs
John Ball Zoo visits 4th grade! In fourth grade World Language the next unit of study is endangered species. John Ball Zoo has a traveling live animal exhibit. Students get to learn about specific animals and even get to touch a few of them. We had a Whistling Duck, Wood Turtle, Eastern Tiger Salamander, Tenrec, Spotted Turtle, American Toad and Eastern Screech Owl.
Bond - For information on the community forums follow the link - https://www.reeths-puffer.org/o/rps/browse/93905
Community Forum TIME CHANGE - October 23 at 8PM in the RPI Cafeteria. Give your input on potential bond proposal.
Reeths-Puffer Schools is in need of Guest Teachers and Guest Paraprofessionals. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Guest Teacher or Guest Paraprofessional, please contact Rob Renes at email@example.com.
2019 Boys Youth Basketball League Signup Deadline is October 26, 2019. Follow the link for details. https://bit.ly/2mV5otM
Buddy Rocks! Our therapy dog Buddy was adopted from the Humane Society. He is one of two therapy dogs at RPEL. He is being interviewed today by the Humane Society, they have entered a contest for dogs that have been adopted. Buddy has positively impacted our students in a multiple ways. Good luck Humane Society, we hope that you win!
Elementary Spanish Teachers Needed - If you are certified and interested in one of these positions or know someone who is, click on the following link http://bit.ly/2m86b9W
Daily Schedule Start of School Day: 8:40 a.m. Dismissal: 3:45 p.m. Half Day Schedule Daily Schedule Start of School Day: 8:40 a.m. Dismissal: 12:00 p.m. Reeths-Puffer Elementary School 874 E. Giles Road Muskegon, MI 49445 Phone: (231) 744-4777 Fax: (231) 744-2815 Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m