RPI Pulse Newsletter

January 16, 2022

A note from the principal's desk...

Good Afternoon RPI Families,

I hope you are having a great weekend. Not a ton of things this week. Please look at the two items below and our P2 character strength of the week. This would be a great week to look at the P2 for families conversation starters!

  • NO SCHOOL TOMORROW in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Public Health will be at Reeths-Puffer Intermediate School on January 20-21, 2022 to screen the 5th graders' vision. If you wish to opt out of this service call or send a written notice to the office prior to our arrival. They will need to wear a face mask for this screening.

Have a great week everyone!

Yours in Rocket Pride,


Scott Panozzo, Principal


100 Hours Challenge

The Reeths-Puffer Wellness Committee is challenging all staff and students (and families) to participate in 100 hours outdoors in the month of January. This challenge is inspired from 1,000 Hours Outside .

This is an attempt to match nature time with screen time. Children are spending an average of 1200 hours a year on screens. Let's work to encourage spending this time outdoors and shift towards a more productive and healthy outcome. :)

This challenge will began on January 1. If you are feeling inspired to try 1,000 hours outdoors, that challenge runs through the end of the calendar year.

CLICK HERE for the sheet to track the number of hours outside every month! Anyone who turns in this sheet on February 1 will be entered into a prize drawing!

The Positivity Project

This week's character strength: Perseverance

Our definition this week is: You complete what you start despite obstacles. You never give up.

"Don't quit." "Never give up." etc. These are quotes that many use when they talk about perseverance. However, in a time when the "reset" button or swiping up are so easy to do, we sometimes struggle with working hard to stick with something. As a parent, I know how hard it is to help kids understand that failing is an OK thing. Try this quote with your kids:

F.A.I.L. = First Attempt In Learning

P2 for Families: Take a look at the P2 for Families Section of their website.


Password: P2 (must be capital)

Protect Young Eyes - Digital Trust Framework

If you haven't looked at the Protect Young Eyes website, it is a great resource that helps parents help kids navigate this crazy world of social media. There is some content that is related to the owner's religious beliefs, but there is also very good information that is applicable to all of us.

CLICK HERE for the website.

CLICK HERE for this excellent framework to model best practice phone usage.

After School Programs Continue

Yoga: Wednesdays - Pick up 3:45

Endurance Adventure: Thursdays - CLICK HERE for updates

We also have some counseling brochures by the front door in the main office. More descriptions are included! CLICK HERE for more information. Please contact Mrs. Peel (our school counselor) for more information: peelk@reeths-puffer.org


We are excited to announce that we are joining forces with the Muskegon Township Police Department, Muskegon ALI and many other schools to be a RIDE WITH PRIDE School! We have already established a partnership with Radium Photo, West Michigan Driving Academy, Assured Comfort Heating and Cooling and Alma Ford to provide gift cards and a bike for those students who live by our Ride With Pride Pledge.
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Food Service Information

January Menu

  • Fill out your Free/Reduced Application. CLICK HERE. Even if you think you don't qualify, the rules have changed and other IMPORTANT school programs are based off of this information. Thanks for doing this!

A La Carte Snacks at Lunch

Students will have the option to purchase (if you allow it) a la carte items from the lunch line. These items WILL cost extra money, so students will need money in their account or to bring money with them. They will NOT be allowed to charge it to their account if there is no money in it.

School Calendar



3: School Resumes
After School Endurance Adventure (pick up at 3:45pm)
5: After School Yoga (pick up at 3:34pm)
10: After School Endurance Adventure (pick up at 3:45pm)

10: School Board Meeting (5:30p -- ESB)
12: After School Yoga (pick up at 3:34pm)

17: No School / MLK Day
19: After School Yoga (pick up at 3:34pm)

21: 2nd Marking Period Ends

24: 3rd Marking Period Begins
After School Endurance Adventure (pick up at 3:45pm)

25: Lockdown Drill 2:00pm
26: After School Yoga (pick up at 3:34pm)