RPI Pulse Newsletter

February 13, 2022

A note from the principal's desk...

Good Afternoon Rocket Families,

I'll keep this short this week so that we can all return to our Super Bowl Festivities. I don't even like pro football and this year has really drawn me in. Man, I guess Matt Stafford really can win in the playoffs! (Insert all disgruntled eyerolls and Lion's fan frustration here).

Just a reminder that we only have school Monday-Wednesday this week. We are off Thursday-Monday, with Tuesday, February 22 being our next day back. I will be out of town next weekend and won't be sending a newsletter.

In case you missed my email earlier this week, here is the video I sent describing some of the expectations we are focusing on moving forward.

Have a great (short) week everyone!

Yours in Rocket Pride,


Scott Panozzo, Principal


Lunch Monitors Needed - WE STILL NEED YOU!?!?!

RPI is in search of 2 brave souls who want hang out with kids during lunch. The position would be from 11:00-12:30 daily. If you are interested, please let me know!

Scott Panozzo


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!

Volleyball Power League Information

5th & 6th grade Power League volleyball. Please see the attached forms. This league is open to boys and girls this year and will run mid-February through mid-March.

Northside Lacrosse Registration

CLICK HERE for information on registration information for lacrosse!
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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

February 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



14 -- Board of Education Meeting (5:30pm ESB)

17: No School ...District wide Professional Development Day

18: No School...Mid-Winter Break

21: No School...Mid Winter Break