Mark your calendar for our annual Halloween Parade at the Elementary Campus. The spooky fun begins at 2:00pm on October 29th. If the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll still stream an indoor parade for our families to enjoy at home!
The Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce wants to invite our families to participate in their Halloween Costume Contest. Be sure to visit their website and enter your costume!
I had a great time joining Mrs. White’s students at PPLE today as they participated in their weekly Kids Cooking Around the World zoom class along with other students from around the country. Each week these students make a dish that represents food from a different area of the world. So far, the they have made pork dumplings from China, coconut chicken curry from India and tostones from Ecuador. As they develop good kitchen skills and habits, Mrs. White's students are also learning about unique ingredients and experiencing new foods. The Elementary PTO deserves a special thanks for supporting this learning experience!
Join us on Friday at the Paw Paw District Library for games, scary stories, crafts, and fun!
The IRS is reaching out to America's school districts to help spread the word about the 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit payments, which could be up to $1800 per qualifying child. These payments are made automatically to taxpayers who qualified on their 2020 tax return. Current outreach efforts are focused on low-income families who may not be required to file tax returns. In order to receive this credit, non-filing families will need to act by using the online IRS Non-filer sign up tool no later than October 15, 2021. For more information, visit www.IRS.gov/childtaxcredit2021
Who Let The D.O.G.S. Out!!! Thank you Mr. Lounsbury and Mr. Galler. We loved having you in our building this week!
Happy Birthday to PPPS "SUPER" intendent Rick Reo!
Very exciting day for the Later Elementary. We had our first Watch D.O.G.S. Volunteer. Thank you Mr. Martin helping out throughout the building today. Our staff, students, and families appreciate your time and generosity!
Paw Paw High School students and staff are so grateful to Lowe's Home Improvement of Kalamazoo for their generous donation of touchless hand dispensers, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and sanitizer wands to Paw Paw High School! #inthistogether #loweshomeimprovement
We are currently in the process of determining what our next steps should be as a district to best meet the needs of our students. We are looking for parents and community members that are willing to provide input and share their feedback to help us move forward regarding our facilities and programming. We will have our next meeting on Tuesday, September 21st at 6:00pm in the Later Elementary cafeteria. We would love to see our elementary families well represented in this very important discussion. We have arranged for a virtual link for interested parents and community members who are unable to attend the meeting in person. This virtual link will be moderated to ensure that participants can ask questions and provide feedback. Please see Superintendent Reo or Mr. Davison if you have any questions. meet.google.com/mro-wzfb-huq
Dear Paw Paw Families, As you have likely heard by now, many school districts are experiencing a shortage of bus drivers. While we are not alone in facing this challenge, it makes it no less difficult to share the following news. Beginning Monday, September 13th, we regret to inform you that due to the current shortage of bus drivers, we will not be in a position to guarantee bus transportation for your student-athlete to and from out-of-town athletic events. Your patience and understanding are deeply appreciated as we navigate this unfortunate situation. Please know that every effort is being made district-wide to fill these positions and resume regular transportation. In times like these, we are asking coaches and families to work together to arrange transportation to and from events through carpools and ride sharing. While the school will be able to transport athletes to some events depending upon the availability of drivers and vehicles, school transportation will not be able to be provided for several away events. Families should be prepared to make transportation arrangements for individual contests based on communications from the athletic department or coaches. Let’s show our students, by example, how we face and overcome adversity. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and will keep you informed as we resolve this situation. Stephanie Walker Director of Operations & Finance
On behalf of Paw Paw Public Schools, thank you to all of our local heroes who serve and and protect us every day! #PawPawProud
Today PPPS educators met to review programs that provide additional support for students. It's our mission to develop, support, challenge and inspire every child for life-long success.
To access current school bus information like what time your child's bus is expected to be at their stop, download the Versatrans My Stop App on Android or iPhone! Once downloaded, enter your child's secure Student ID as the username and their 8 digit birthdate as the password.
Good Afternoon Paw Paw Families, This is Stephanie Walker, the Paw Paw Public Schools Director of Business Operations. I hope everyone had a great first week of school! Due to some of the buses running behind in the morning from construction in the area, we will be moving up a few bus routes by 10 minutes on Tuesday, September 7th. The Butterfly, Frog, Monkey, Bunny and Eagle will be moved up by 10 minutes in the morning ONLY. For example, if your current pick up time is 8:00 am it will be adjusted to 7:50 am. Thank you for being patient as this will allow us to get all the kids to school in a timely manner.
Congrats to the Boys MS X-Country Team for kicking up the dust and busting the rust, taking 1st place in the Rustbuster Invitational today.
Here is an important update from the Food Service Director of Paw Paw Public Schools.
A re-post of our supply list for those that missed it.
If you're ready to grow your career and make a difference that lasts a lifetime, then it's time to take a closer look at Paw Paw Public Schools! https://www.ppps.org/page/openings #EmbraceTheFuture
Happy Election Day! Exercise your constitutional right to vote today by visiting your local precinct. To learn more about Paw Paw Public Schools' Bond Proposal, visit www.ppps-bond.com. #EmbracingTheFuture