November 15 Deadline to Claim Your Child Tax Credit! Families with no income or low income could get at least $3,000 per child with the Child Tax Credit, plus $1,400 with the third stimulus payment - even if they have never filed taxes before (and if they have not yet already filed taxes this year). It is estimated that at least 65,000 children in Michigan could miss out on this money if their parent/guardian has not yet filed. There is an easy form for people to file on their mobile devices in 15 minutes or less in English or Spanish. People have until November 15 to sign up this year at Get CTC. Outreach materials are available in 11 languages, including flyers, template emails, texts, and robo calls. Families can be directed tohttps://www.getctc.org/en to sign up. Se habla espanol.
All Paw Paw area senior citizens are welcome to join us next Friday, November 18 for a special "Give Thanks Luncheon" hosted by Paw Paw Public Schools! Guests are asked to park and enter on the west side of Paw Paw High School by the tennis courts or on the south side near the Performing Arts Center. #Community
Important Announcement: The yellow flashing lights on the speed limit signs near the Paw Paw High School entrance are currently not working properly. The PPPS Maintenance Department is aware of this issue, and they are working to have it resolved by Thursday, at the latest. Please exercise caution in this area, and thank you for your patience.
Recently, the Transportation Department at PPPS sponsored a poster contest for School Bus Safety Week. Students grades Y5-5th grade were invited to design posters around the theme "Take Pride In How You Ride" with a focus on positive behavior while riding the school bus. One winner was chosen from each grade level, and winners received a certificate signed by Transportation Director Angela Vasquez, a keepsake group photo, a Boo Book from Wendy's for 5 free Frosties and a Halloween candy bag! The student's posters will also be on display at the Elementary schools for all to see. #SchoolBusSafety
Thank you to our community partners at Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce for offering to host a candidate forum tomorrow at Freshwater Church in Paw Paw! This is your opportunity to learn more about the candidates running for office and make an informed decision. #community #buildtogetherpawpaw
We hope to see our Paw Paw area senior citizens at tomorrow's "Fall into Paw Paw Luncheon" at 1:15 p.m. in the H.S. cafeteria! Guests are asked to park and enter on the west side of the high school by the tennis courts or on the south side near the Performing Arts Center. Thank you! #Community #RelationshipsMatter
Congratulations to the Paw Paw Middle School Students-of-the-Month: Brynn Cummings, Dakota Martorell and Kylah Jacobs for being recognized at last night's Board of Education Meeting. Well done! #PackPride #Success #Integrity
A reminder that the Parent Chat originally scheduled for this evening (Thursday, October 6) has been postponed, and a date will be identified and communicated in the next week. Thank you for your interest in Parent Chats and the topic of Self-Efficacy. We look forward to getting to this important topic in the very near future.
National Custodian Day is Sunday, October 2, and we would like to recognize the excellent work that is done every day by the PPPS Custodial Staff! Your work is appreciated and does not go unnoticed. We are so thankful for our WONDERFUL team and everything they do to keep our schools and facilities looking great! #CustodianAppreciationDay #PackPride #pawpawproud
On October 6 Paw Paw Public Schools will host its first Parent Chat program for the 2022-23 school year with a focus on our District-wide improvement goal of raising self-efficacy and teacher collective efficacy. If you are able, we hope you'll join us to learn more about this important goal, how it leads to student success, and how you can help from home. For those who cannot make it, the session will be recorded and available on the PPPS.org website, in the Parenting Resources area (click on the menu at the top of the homepage.) The meeting will be held on the Zoom platform, and parents can join through this link: https://bit.ly/3xVX1iS. A $25 gift card will be raffled as part of the program, and everyone who attends will be entered into a drawing to win one. Please contact Curriculum Director Corey Harbaugh for more information at email@example.com or (269) 415-5211.
Your Board of Education wants you to know about the great things they see happening in and around Paw Paw Public Schools! #buildtogetherpawpaw
Reminder: All Paw Paw area senior citizens (60+) are invited to join us for a complimentary Senior Citizens' Luncheon tomorrow at 1:15 p.m. in the H.S. cafeteria! Please encourage your older friends and family members to attend. #Community #RelationshipsMatter #AuthenticLearning #BuildTogetherPawPaw
HALLWAY HOWLER VOLUNTEERS! Sign-up today to become a Howler. Howlers are positive role models for students, and they provide extra adult supervision in the hallways and common areas, where it is needed most. H.O.W.L- Help, Observe, Watch and Listen.
Due to the success of therapy dogs in the elementary schools and at the Cedar Street Campus, the District is excited to announce that all students in PPPS schools will have an opportunity to benefit from the emotional support and many other benefits of therapy dogs! Mrs. Katy Cole, the newly-promoted Animal-Assisted Intervention Coordinator for the District, is spearheading this innovative program! Letters will be sent home with more information and a permission request form that allows your child participation in this exciting program! #Innovation #BuildTogetherPawPaw
PICTURE DAY!! Monday, September 19. Please see link below to order. Paper forms will come home next week. https://store.geskusphoto.com/search/536TYLQXMTCAM
Whether driving students to and from school, to out-of-town athletic events or on class field trips, our drivers take great pride in creating a welcoming environment for all students. If you're looking for a rewarding and flexible position and love to work with kids, then visit: ppps.org/page/openings or scan the QR code below to apply as a substitute bus driver. For more information, please contact our transportation director: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're 60 years or older and live in the Paw Paw area, you're invited to attend the PPPS Senior Citizens' Luncheons once a month throughout the school year! As a way to show our gratitude to senior citizens in the community, there is no charge. All luncheons are served promptly at 1:15 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. #community #buildtogetherpawpaw
We can't wait to see all of our pack of Paw Paw Red Wolves back on campus Monday! In the meantime, establishing regular routines can be a tricky thing. Here is a bedtime cheat sheet that is being reshared to help get your kids get back on track and ready to learn! 😴 While this may not work for every family, generally speaking, pediatricians recommend children under age 10 get about 10 hours of sleep. #bedtime #learning
Reminder: Take time to attend your school's Open House. We'd love to see you! #BuildTogetherPawPaw