RPI Pulse Newsletter

November 6, 2022

A note from the principal's desk...

Good Afternoon RPI Families,

Lastly, one thing that I never knew to be possible is that lost clothing actually multiplies! WOW, our Lost and Found is out of control. Please have your kids check the lost and found if you are missing something. We will be donating any unclaimed clothing to local clothing pantries in a few weeks.

Please reach out if you have any questions!

Have a great week everyone!



Scott Panozzo, Principal


Monday is a A Day for PM Specials! Our week is: A-B-A-B-A

Youth Wrestling

Reeths-Puffer Youth Wrestling registration is open now through November 21st. The youth program is offering two options for families to consider based on wrestling experience and goals for participation. Please click the links below to access the registration link as well as specific information regarding the upcoming wrestling season.

Recreational Flyer

Competitive Flyer

Basketball Apparel Online Store

The varsity basketball program is sponsoring an online apparel store. The link is live until December 11.

Click here for the link
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Colder Weather Approaching

As I am finalizing this newsletter and seeing that wintery mix precipitation is in the forecast for this week, I urge you to start talking to your kids about dressing appropriately for being outside. Whether it is waiting outside in the morning or going outside for a brain break / recess, it is important that they stay warm.

Additionally, if you have any winter jackets to donate to our pantry, please drop them off to Ms. Medema in the front office!

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After School Activities

After School Opportunities are back!

  • Mondays: Yoga (mats provided) (Starting 9/19) Pick up 3:45. Offered through June 2023
  • Thursdays: Endurance Adventure (bikes/helmets provided) Pick up 3:45. Fall Endurance Adventure last through October. No EA on October 6.

Contact Kelley Peel with questions: peelk@reeths-puffer.org


Calling all 5th and 6th grade girls. We will be offering basketball open gym times for any girls interested in coming to learn more about basketball. This will be on Fridays after school, in the Intermediate gym until 4:30.

Any questions please contact Jessica VanderLaan at jessvanderlaan11@gmail.com or 231-750-7446.

We look forward to seeing your girl after school on Friday, September 16th. It will run through September and October. Bonus it is FREE!!

Band Bulletin

5th Grade Falling Notes Concert

November 21

7:00p in RPI Gym

Details in Band Newsletter!

Click Here for Band Newsletter

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
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Youth Basketball Opportunity

CLICK HERE for Little Rockets Basketball Information. You can also check out their Facebook Page Here

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):

  • Thursday, November 3 at 5:00 pm - 2022 Community Cornhole Tournament

    • POSTPONED!!!

    • More information ASAP!

  • Saturday, November 12 at 10:00 am - Wellness/RPEL & Central PTO Turkey Trot

    • Location: Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park

    • Entry Fee: Collecting Food for the Local Food Pantry

    • Volunteers Needed

  • 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

November Hikes:

  • 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! Denise Sheffer (shefferd@reeths-puffer.org and Alyssa Nauta (Nautaa@reeths-puffer.org- Co-Chairs of the RP Wellness Committee

PowerSchool Parent Portal

If you haven't updated your demographics and signed our digital forms yet, please log in to your PowerSchool parent account (from a computer not app) to update your demographics...even if they haven't changed. We need you to check off certain items (acceptable use policy, study trip permission, handbook, etc).

CLICK HERE for a link to the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Medication At School

Medication shall not be brought to school unless it is essential to the health of the student.

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 7:30am. Students will need to enter the building at DOOR 1 to walk to the cafeteria.
  • Breakfast: $1.25
  • Lunch: $2.90

November Menu

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!


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.