RPI Pulse Newsletter

January 29, 2023

A note from the principal's desk...

Good Afternoon RPI Families,

Now that we are in full swing and diving into our second semester, it is time to start revisiting our "Rocket Way" behavioral expectations. Our vision is that kids would live "Respect. Pride. Integrity." in all that they do. With your partnership, we can help make a difference in their lives from here on out!

Some of the ways we are also encouraging students to live this as an action plan are using phrases like "are your words / actions including or excluding others?"

We have lots of information related to spring sports signups below. Please reach out if I am missing any of the other opportunities for our kids!

I also wanted to resend the citizenship "comments" / standards that you may have seen on your son/daughters report card. I apologize for a lack of continuity across the building and will ensure that we are more consistent moving forward. Here are those standards that you may see in your report card:

  • Respect for Classroom Learning Environment
  • Contributes Well with Group or Partner
  • Completes Independent Practice
  • Provides Higher Level Explanations
  • Prepared and Organized for Learning

Lastly, the February menu has been updated in the food service section below.

Please reach out if you have any questions!

Have a great week everyone!



Scott Panozzo, Principal


Vape / Dab Pen Education

(NEW) I recently found this AWESOME resource! Please continue to have conversations with your kids about the dangers of vaping!

The picture below is the first of several resources that I plan to share in the coming weeks/months to help us better understand this rapidly changing world of vapes! Some of this is really scary...so please pay attention. Our kids need our help!

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

Band Bulletin


Please be sure to read the information in our weekly "Music Notes." In our newsletter, you will find:

  • Band-O-Rama Information
  • Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Information (summer camp)
  • 6th Grade Rocket Junior Band Information
  • 6th Grade T-Shirt Order (free..we just need your student's size)
  • RPI Band Apparel Information
  • Calendar Information
  • Congratulatory messages for student excellence
  • Pictures of our fun together

Please Click Here to ensure that you stay connected!

~Mr. Olian

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Reeths-Puffer Veteran's Basketball Game / Fundraiser

The Impact Group and Leadership class at the high school wanted to let you know about a fundraising event they are hosting to honor our veterans. On February 24th during the varsity girls' and boys' basketball games, they are planning different activities to help raise money to be donated to the Jaeger Foundation, a Muskegon-based group that trains and provides service dogs for veterans.

Jaeger foundation video: https://vimeo.com/364150573

See picture below!

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Reeths-Puffer Youth Baseball Sign-ups are active!

Open until March 5.

CLICK HERE for the link to sign up!

Reeths-Puffer Baseball League Facebook Page

RP Youth Softball


I just checked their Facebook Page and there isn't any signup information.

Winter Volleyball Power League

CLICK HERE for information related to an opportunity for our girls to play volleyball this winter!

Any questions feel free to contact Mrs. Jessica Radecki-Johnson at jess.radecki@gmail.com or 231-740-1061

Northside Lacrosse

CLICK HERE for information related to a great lacrosse opportunity.

RP Youth Soccer Sign-Ups!

Here is the link for springs soccer signups!


Colder Weather IS HERE!!!

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 -- We have snow and are going on Thursday's now. Here is the permission sheet.

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

Reeths-Puffer Intermediate PTO

OUR NEXT meeting is February 1 at 4pm in Mr. Panozzo's office!

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.

Wellness Committee Bingo (CLICK HERE)

Upcoming Events to Add to your Team’s Newsletter (Events in Chronological Order):

Friday January 27: Night Hike at Snug Harbor -- 7pm

February 1, 8, 15, 22 -- Student Nights at the Muskegon Luge

We hope to see many from Rocket City! Alyssa Nauta (Nautaa@reeths-puffer.org) and Jordan Birr (birrjordan@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 7:25 am. Students will need to enter the building at DOOR 1 to walk to the cafeteria.
  • Breakfast: $1.25
  • Lunch: $2.90

January Menu

February 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.