R-PTLE Weekly Family Communication
Week of March 13th, 2023 (#26)
Snow and sun, what a weekend. Hard to believe three weeks until Spring Break.
Not a whole lot today. This will be our second (and last) week for P-T conferences. Much to be celebrated and much to still learn. Hope all of you can connect with your child's teacher.
A reminder to move those clocks ahead one hour today.
This will be a great week at R-PTLE!
- Kindergarten Round information below. Please help spread the word about our April 11th date for future KG families to get all the information they will need for their KGer.
Principal, Twin Lake Elementary
719-3190, Ext: 2225
A Note About School Meals:
There are a couple different ways that you can add money to your child’s school account to pay for their breakfast and/or lunch:
Go to https://www.familyportal.cloud and set up an online account, where you can add money for your child by putting in your debit/credit card information. Please see the attached letter for answers to frequently asked questions.
Bring in/Send in an envelope with cash or a check enclosed. Please include the child’s first and last name, and write “Lunch Money”. If you are sending money for two students, please write how much each student will receive. The office will collect these envelopes and the kitchen staff will enter the funds into the correct account.
In the event that your child does not have money in their account, but they do not have a cold lunch, they will still be able to eat a hot lunch. We will not let your child go hungry! However, please note that this will bring the account to a negative balance until more money has been added to the account.
Rock Star Teacher: Mrs. Kinstner
Our staff members affirmations for Mrs. Kinstner:
Mrs. Kinstner is very dedicated! Her classroom is a fun place for kids to learn! Walking by her room, I can tell how much her kids love learning! I miss our old recess duty days together!
She is the biggest advocate for her students, and a day in her classroom is always an adventure in the best way. She's the truest of friends, and TLE wouldn't feel like home without her.
Mrs. Kinstner works tirelessly to go above and beyond for her students. She gives extra to make her kids feel special and also staff! Always willing to share her home & swimming pool with fellow teachers, too! We are so lucky to have her at R-PTLE!
I have known Mrs. Kinstner for 6 years. She has a huge heart and always has a smile for me! She has even had me over to her pool!
Dedicated. Committed. Compassionate. Supportive.
Mr. Kinstner, you are one of the most dedicated and giving teachers I have ever met. You know what your students need and you make it happen! Your learners are lucky to have you. Thank you for your continued support personally and professionally. We may not be a dynamic duo anymore but I know that I can always count on you to be there when I need you. You'll always be my "Mama Sue". Lucky to know you and work with you.
Mrs. Kinstner has helped me so much the past two years. She is always there to support her students and her colleagues. I know that I can count on Mrs. Kinstner to always have an answer to one of my million questions. I am so glad that she is my teaching partner!
Kindergarten Round Up is back.
Linked below is information for our Kindergarten Round up. Please extend the information to anyone you know who might have a young learner ready for school.
Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports ~ PBIS
Respect ~ Pride ~ Integrity
Link to our Rocket Way Behavior Expectations. These are reviewed throughout the year, especially after long breaks from school.
Capturing Kids Hearts ~ CKH
Would you like to learn more about CKH? Click here
March's "Theme of the Month" is Courage!
Princess Ball Planning
The Middle School PTO puts on the Princess Ball for all the elementary girls, and we would like your help with this event.
Saturday, March 18th, 6-8 pm - Princes Ball Flyer information - CLICK HERE
If you are willing to help organize and plan the big event. Please fill out the form below.
If you would like to help in other ways, we could use donations of decorations and/or cookies. Please fill out the form below. Note, We are not buying decorations, we simply thought we would ask if any folks have some fun things laying around the house they could donate.
Click here to access the form to volunteer.
Click here to access the form to donate.
Any questions please reach out to Jessica VanderLaan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, 231-750-7446
HAND2HAND IS HERE! FREE FOOD!
Thanks to a partnership with group of local volunteers, our school will be participating in the Hand2Hand program. The program helps to provide a student with food for the weekends and is intended for families who may be experiencing a financial burden. This program will be available to all of our kids and parents will give permission for their child to participate. We are grateful to the generosity of the volunteers in our community.
Food is discretely to children in the program each Friday.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Are you raising your grandchild or children who are relatives? You are not alone. "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren" is a kinship care program that offers support. All services are free. For more information contact Callie Sierra at 231-733-6654, or email her at email@example.com.
Parent Portal Instructions~IMPORTANT
*Go to https://ps-rp.muskegonisd.org/public
(There will be a default username and password in both boxes. Delete and create your own.)
*If you are a first time user, you will need to click on the “Create Account” tab, and fill out the
information. You will create a new Username and Password. You can add your students at the
bottom of the page using their Access ID and Access Password.
NOTE: The Access ID and Password is NOT the same as the Student Number and their
*If you have an existing account, use the “Sign In” tab to log in using your Username and
Password that you already have. If you do not remember these, call the office and we can help
*Once you are signed in, you can add new students to your account by following these
1. On the start page, click on “Account Preferences” from the navigation menu on the left. The
“Account Preferences – Profile” page appears.
2. Click the “Students” tab
3. Click the “Add” Icon to add a student to your parent portal account. The “Add Student”
dialog appears. Fill out the information and you should see a new tab for the student appear at
the top of the page.
*Once all of your students are added to your account, update the demographics for all of
your students by clicking on the “Demographic Update” button on the left side of the page.
Please electronically sign the required forms. Print the Emergency Procedure Card, sign it, and
give it to your child’s teacher.
IIMPORTANT: You'll receive a specific ID and Password for access to the Parent Portal. If you are a returning family, you may follow the directions above. Please don't hesitate to contact Carly, or Heather in our office if you need help.
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.
Our next Wellness Meeting will be on Tuesday, December 6th at 4:30 at Central Elementary (Room 120)
Click one the bus to the right for information related to bus stop times. If you have questions, please contact the bus garage:
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATIONAL FLIER
Early Childhood Specialist/ Director McMillan
Early Childhood Center
766-3443 ext 2605
Calling in Absences:
When parents call in an absence for a sick child and leave a message, it would be helpful if they could let us know the symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, etc.) that the student is having or if they have been seen by a doctor and have a diagnosis (strep, flu, pink eye, etc). We ask these questions when we get a live person, but it is important for accurate health reporting each week.
Emergency Contact Information:
Office Team Contact Information:
Please know that our office is willing to help answer any questions that you may have at any time during the school year. Ms. Carly Akins (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mrs. Heather Nicholson (email@example.com) are amazing and happy to help! Our number is 719-3190.
School begins at 8:45 and dismisses at 3:45. If you would like more information about before and after school care, please contact, Dawn Lynn at Lighthouse Learning. The number is 638-2172, or you may call 719-3190 x 2206.
Mr. Paul Siembida
Principal, Twin Lake Elementary School
Phone: 231-719-3190, Ext: 2225
Location: Twin Lake Elementary School, 3175 5th Street, Twin Lake, MI, USA