Good Morning Families~ A couple of quick reminders as we end our 20-21 school year.... .....Please return your school issued Chromebooks and power cord by Wednesday. ....We have full days of school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday and Friday are half day with dismissal at noon. ....Friday is the last day of school for the 20-21 school year. While we've had some challenges this school and have certainly missed seeing our parents and volunteers in our building, we are looking forward to coming together next year. We want to thank you for all of your patience, flexibility and support as we maneuvered teaching and learning during a pandemic. We can't thank you enough for the trust that you've shown our teaching team. You have been amazing in your support. Here's to a great end of the school year! ~Your RPTLE Teaching Team
Interested in signing up for youth football or cheer? Check out the link below. https://5il.co/tjow
To all interested incoming 5th grade learners who would like to learn more about volleyball, please see the attachment below. All are welcome! https://5il.co/thcf
A shout out to our last four RBK's for the school year. They've been chosen by their fourth grade teachers for consistently displaying the Rocket Way~Respect. Pride. Integrity.
We have such a giving community! Our little building raised....$441 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation today. I am so proud of our kids and their servant hearts!
This Friday, wear purple and/or wear a hat and donate a dollar to show your support for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Please see details below. https://5il.co/t4t5
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/
Congratulations to our newest Red Bandanna bunch! They've been selected as fourth grade leaders for consistently showing the Rocket Way~Respect. Pride. Integrity. Super proud of these kiddos! Brooke A., Jackson P., Brielle C., Jody G.
Families of Fourth Grade Learners~ Check out this amazing summer opportunity! Great reviews, limited space and unique to our district. https://5il.co/sm74
Number One Teacher by Joanna Fuchs I’m happy that you’re my teacher; I enjoy each lesson you teach. As my role model you inspire me To dream and to work and to reach. With your kindness you get my attention; Every day you are planting a seed. Of curiosity and motivation To know and to grow and succeed. You help me fulfill my potential; I’m thankful for all that you’ve done. I admire you each day and I just wanted to say, As a teacher, you’re number one! As we wrap up Teacher Appreciation Week, we thank those of you who have helped make our teachers feel special, including our thoughtful PTO~Stacy Hartzell, Kristen Dreger, Jen Rogers, Kelly Pastotnik and Anna Kempker. They felt the love this week!
We would also like to recognize our behind the scenes teacher at RPTLE. They include our amazing paraprofessional team, our meal prep team, or learner monitor team and our reading tutor. A "Rocket Three" to the following "teachers": Mrs. Kroll, Mrs. Dunn, Mrs. Cragie, Miss Dakota, Mrs. Salazar, Miss Heidi, Miss Chris, Miss Beth, Miss Colette, Miss Emily (not pictured) and Miss Anna (not pictured.
This week is the week that we recognize our amazing teachers and all that they do to serve their learners each day. We are going to share some interesting facts about our fourth grade teachers, including Miss Petersen. Miss Petersen is a cat mama and is obsessed with Frixion pens. She loves pickle chips and napping. She would like to interview Shawn Johnson and Andrew East and likes to hike, camp and bake. Her favorite animal is the cat, or monkey, she enjoys tacos and her favorite color is pink. Mrs. Olsen graduated from Grand Valley State University and Western Michigan University, has been a teacher for 26 years and has three lovely daughters. If she could interview someone she would interview Jesus. She enjoys walking with family and friends, exercising and working in her yard. Her favorite animal is the cat, her favorite food is lasagna and color is pink. Mr. Schuppe went to Central Elementary School and graduated from RP in 1985. He went to Grand Valley and played baseball in college. He has two children, Madisen and Brandon and Madisen works at Disney! If he could interview anyone it would be Steve Yzerman. He likes to wake surf and umpire baseball and softball. His favorite animal is the French bulldog and food is Scribs pizza, and color is red. We sure do appreciate our fourth grade teaching team!
This week is the week that we recognize our amazing teachers and all that they do to serve their learners each day. We are going to share some interesting facts about our third grade teachers: Mrs. Miller is a big football fan, especially of the Montague Wildcats. She and her husband Tim are very supportive. If she could interview anyone, she would interview the Royal family. Mrs. Millers love to read and love to spend time at the beach. Her favorite animal is a dog and she loves pizza! Like Mrs. Kolbe, Mrs. Miller’s favorite color is actually a shade~black. Mr. Richards would love to interview Kate DiCamillo who wrote Because of Winn Dixie. His favorite animal is the belted kingfisher, he enjoys a good taco and his favorite color is blue.
A shout out to our second grade teaching team! Mrs. Kinstner has 3 children and 3 grandchildren with one on the way. She is a Rocket graduate. If she could interview someone, she would interview, or first lady, Jill Biden who is also a teacher. She enjoys reading, home renovations and hanging out with her grandchildren. Her favorite animal is a giraffe and her favorite food is chocolate and color is teal. Mrs. Kolbe enjoys spending time with her son Akron and her husband Andrew. She would like to interview our vice president, Kamala Harris. She enjoys being a mom, watching sunsets and coloring, or being creative. Her favorite animal is a goat, her favorite food is tacos and her favorite color is actually a shade which is black.
A shout out to our first grade teaching team, Ms. Zweigle and Mrs. Bradford! Ms. Zweigle has been a RP teacher for 22 years. If she could interview someone, she would interview Abe Lincoln. She enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing and walking in nature. Her favorite animal is a monkey and her favorite color is purple. Mrs. Bradford would like to interview Stevie Nicks, Walt Disney and Mother Theresa. She enjoys going to concerts, riding on her quad and refurbishing old furniture. Her favorite food are BBQ and cheesy potatoes and her favorite color is turquoise, the color of the ocean. And, a Rocket Three to our generous PTO moms for providing a taco bar and desserts for our teachers yesterday and a snack bar today! We know how busy our Mommies are and really appreciate your taking time to help show your appreciation to our teachers!
A shout out to our amazing Kindergarten teachers! They are patient, kind and love what they do. Thank you Mrs. Palazzolo, Mrs. Greene and Ms. Monaweck! Take a peek at a few of their favorite things.
Families of first and second grade learners. please see the attached flyer regarding Kickstart Deposit Day on May 13th. https://5il.co/s78w
We so appreciate our teachers! They have been flexible and have learned on the fly this school year. They have operated a "one room school house", making sure that the kids are safe and everything is super clean. Please help show your appreciation by encouraging your kids to participate in these fun "at home" activities. https://5il.co/rz4u
Good Morning Families~ Just a friendly reminder to keep your child home if they are experience any symptoms that mimic Covid symptoms, and check in with your child's doctor. It's challenging to distinguish between the two and it's best to be safe. Thank you so much for your understanding!
How do we LOVE and APPRECIATE our teachers? Let’s count the ways! Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Be on the lookout for a list of fun little at home projects your child can do to show their teacher a little love. More to come! 💛