RPI Pulse Newsletter
December 11, 2022
A note from the principal's desk...
WOW, we have seen LOTS of sickness lately! Just a reminder (for our kids) from our wonderful memories of pandemic days: use hand sanitizer / wash hands often, cough and sneeze into your elbows. Drink lots of water and eats lots of fruit!
Also, your child must be fever free without medication for 24 hours before they can return back to school. If they throw up, we also request that you keep them home until they have not for 24 hours.
During the week of December 19-23, we will have a door decorating contest at school, spirit week days and an all school stem challenge on Friday! We know that this time of year can either be a time of excitement or a time of stress. We will do our best to ensure a focus on social and emotional health along with enriching learning activities.
However, if you have any specific needs, please reach out to us so we can help in any way we can.
Please reach out if you have any questions!
Have a great week everyone!
Scott Panozzo, Principal
Monday is a B Day for PM Specials! Our week is: B-A-B-A-B
Congratulations to our awesome 6th Grade Band on a fantastic Holiday Concert last week! We are proud of you!
Tomorrow is the deadline to order Band Apparel and receive it before Christmas. The online store will remain open for later purchases! Click Here to order Band Apparel!
Click Here for this week's Band Newsletter!
Upcoming Choir Holiday Concert Information
When: Saturday, December 17 || 2pm and 5pm
Where: Rocket Centre For Fine Arts
RIGHT BEFORE THE 3rd Annual Light Show!!
CLICK HERE for the information sheet for our upcoming Holiday Concerts.
RP Volleyball Youth Clinic
Volleyball is one of the fastest growing sports in the nation, and we have added boys club volleyball in the spring here at the high school for the past few years. In the next few years, the hope is for boys volleyball to be the next sanctioned sport by the MHSAA. They also just announced a professional women's volleyball team in Grand Rapids for 2024.
If you could please make sure these flyers get passed out, that would be awesome! The clinic is offered to 3rd/4th grade girls and 5th/6th grade girls and boys! Please encourage everyone to consider this clinic, as it leads nicely into our 5th/6th grade Power League in the early Spring (also open to girls and boys).
Reeths-Puffer Fishing Team (6th grade only!!)
Informational meeting will be held for 6th graders and middle school on December 20th at 6pm at the middle school LMC. Parents are highly encouraged to attend. The meeting will be approximately an hour long.
Please feel free to contact Kevin Carr at 231-670-0607 with any questions.
5th / 6th Grade Competitive Cheer
Colder Weather Approaching
Additionally, if you have any winter jackets to donate to our pantry, please drop them off to Ms. Medema in the front office!
After School Activities
- Mondays: Yoga (mats provided) (Starting 9/19) Pick up 3:45. Offered through June 2023
- Thursdays: Endurance Adventure -- on hold until there is snow on the ground!
Contact Kelley Peel with questions: email@example.com
Reeths-Puffer Intermediate PTO
Interested in joining the PTO? Click here for the Facebook Page. Also, the email address to reach the PTO is: RPIntermediatePTO@gmail.com
District Wellness Committee
Reeths-Puffer's District Wellness team would like to invite Rocket City to join us for monthly events, meetings and speakers. Our goal is to support the physical, nutritional and mental health of our community as well as increase environmental awareness and keeping Rocket City beautiful.
Upcoming Events to Add to your Team’s Newsletter (Events in Chronological Order):
Saturday, December 3rd at 10:00 am - Run the Spruce with Dr. Suess
Here is the document Kelley Peel sent us in her September 30th email
“Hike the Lights” at Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park - sunset until 10:00 pm
This event will occur every night until the snow is on the trail. The time will always remain the same as posted above.
Trail lights shut off at 10:00 pm; the staff is not responsible for any patrons left on the trail after 10:00 pm.
More information at msports.org
Muskegon Luge Family Season Passes are now available for purchase
$180.00 for up to 6 people ($25/per additional person)
$60.00 to add rentals
Purchase online at: https://msports.org/buy-season-passes/
Snug Harbor (Muskegon State Park) - Sunday, November 6 at 6:00 pm
Snug Harbor (Muskegon State Park) - Sunday, November 20 at 6:00 pm
We hope to see many from Rocket City! Alyssa Nauta (Nautaa@reeths-puffer.org) and Jordan Birr (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Co-Chairs of the RP Wellness Committee
PowerSchool Parent Portal
CLICK HERE for a link to the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
Medication At School
Medications which need to be taken in school must be administered by certified school personnel (or designee) in the presence of another adult. Parents must bring medication to the school office in the original container and file a written statement. NO STUDENT MAY BRING ANY MEDICATION TO SCHOOL.
Contact the office if you have any questions.
BREAKFAST and LUNCH Information
IMPORTANT NOTE: Breakfast and Lunch will be served in the cafeteria, but will NOT be free to all students as in the past couple of years. Please go to lunchapp.com to apply for free or reduced breakfast and lunch benefits.
- Breakfast will be offered to any kids that need/want it in the cafeteria at 7:25 am. Students will need to enter the building at DOOR 1 to walk to the cafeteria.
- Breakfast: $1.25
- Lunch: $2.90
A message from our food service director
Please complete a school lunch application if your income has changed since you last filled one out or if you have not yet completed one this year. This information is super helpful for R-P funding, but also necessary for food service to have if an additional round of P-EBT cards go out. Complete the form online at lunchapp.com. THANK YOU!
Jackie Blomeke, MBA, RDN
Director of Food Service