R-PTLE Weekly Family Communication
Week of February 6th, 2023 (#21)
Here comes February!
Hopefully you have stayed warm and enjoyed what the weekend has/had to offer. It looks like it might be a little warmer this upcoming week. February CKH theme has as its focus, Kindness. Your student should have brought home a few materials we are using to keep this focus throughout our day to day this month.
A bit of "homework" this week, sorry I couldn't resist. It is time for our annual PBIS climate survey for staff, students, and families to fill out. The "families" link is below. This is an important part of our yearly "progress check" to see where we are at and where we might need to pivot as we push forward. If you are able to free a few minutes this week, click below. Thank you.
More PBIS climate information in the link. Here is the link.
This week at R-PTLE
Wednesday, February 8th: PTO Meeting in Room 20
Friday, February 10th: Popcorn Friday!
Looking forward to a great week at R-PTLE!
Newly added: see below...
- Snow Much Fun attachment
- Princess Ball Flyer information and opportunities to help.
- Youth Soccer registration
Principal, Twin Lake Elementary
719-3190 Ext: 2225
Free/Reduced Lunch Application
Considering the ever changing family dynamics, I wanted to send another opportunity to fill out a free and reduced lunch application. If you have already filled one out, please ignore. If you have filled an application out, but your financial situation has deceased, please fill one out. If you have not filled out an application and/or are not sure you will qualify, please fill one out and our food service department can help you figure it out. See the link below.
Click this link. Search for Reeths-Puffer schools (start typing it in and it will pop up) and off you go.
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.
"I'm Another Year Older"
Happy birthday to the following Rockets who celebrated this past week - We missed a few for this pic :(
Mrs. Salazar 1/30
Mr. Schuppe 2/1 (as seen by his Super Bowl helmet)
Hayes Kralevic 2/2 (as seen by a wintering snow man)
Bristol Sanford 2/2
We hope that you had a FANTASTIC BIRTHDAY!
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
February's "Theme of the Month" is Kindness!
Girls on the Run: Three More Girls Are NEEDED!!
If R-PTLE is going to be able to have a team, we need to have, at least, three more girls register. Remember, financial assistance is available! Please consider enrolling your 3rd or 4th grade daughter in this wonderful program!! It's more than just Running! See the link to better understand the curriculum!
Thank you to the mommies who will be helping to coach our 3rd and 4th grade girls who are interested in being a "girl on the run". A shout out to Yolanda Blaser (mommy of Rebecca), Nicole Boroff (mommy of Kenadi), and Robyn Fisher (mommy of Lyndsey).
Click on the image to the left for more information regarding registration, which starts on December 1st.
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 email@example.com. Or, 231-750-7446
Spring 2023 Youth Softball Registration is live!
Information and sign-ups for 7U - 13U age groups are here at this link.
Click the link below for information on Lacrosse. This opportunity is open to students in 2nd-8th grade.
Youth baseball Sign-up
CLICK HERE for the link to sign up!
This link will be open until march 5th!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com) and Mrs. Heather Nicholson (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.
Mr. Paul Siembida
Principal, Twin Lake Elementary School
Location: Twin Lake Elementary School, 3175 5th Street, Twin Lake, MI, USA