At Paw Paw Public Schools, we focus on Social-Emotional Learning which helps students build relationships and their sense of safety and belonging. Kudos to dedicated staff at Paw Paw Early Elementary (and across PPPS), like student aide Katy Cole and S.E.L. Teacher Ben Bowater!
Paw Paw Later Elementary dressed like Superheroes last week. This week or students and staff dressed like real-life heroes. We had law enforcement, military, healthcare workers, teachers, farmers, parents, relatives, athletes, and much,much more represented today!
Today 2nd grade teacher Melissa Shugg led a short, age-appropriate lesson on Anne Frank, including important concepts like empathy and hope.
A reminder that our Parent Chat tonight (7PM on Zoom) is a Mental Health Check-Up & Check-In. Emails with Zoom link were sent March 7.
Dress Like A Superhero day at the Later Elementary. It has been a great start to Reading month. The kids are excited and we are all “Reading Like Heroes!”
The next Paw Paw Public Schools Parent Chat program is an opportunity for a Mental Health Check-Up & Check-In. Paw Paw Public Schools Mental Health Clinician Stacey Coon-Ballard will lead a session with information that can help students, parents, and families take stock of how things are going mentally, especially for those who may be struggling at this time. The program will be held Thursday, March 11, beginning at 7 PM via the Zoom platform. There will be information for parents of students in all grade levels, K-12, shared by staff people from across the District and also time for questions and the sharing of strategies between parents and school staff people. If you would like to pre-register for the program, you can do so by signing up at this link: March 11 Pre-Registration Link. If you fill out the pre-registration you can help us better plan for the event by sharing the grade level of your student and any topic you are wanting us to be sure to cover during our presentation. An email will be sent out to all parents in the School Messenger system on Sunday, March 7, that will have the link for the program as well. If you have questions or ideas for this program or for future Parent Chat programs, please be in touch with Corey Harbaugh, Paw Paw PS Director of Curriculum & Instruction, at 269-415-5211 or email@example.com.
Our book fair starts Monday. Take a look at what's available!!!
Thanks to Wood TV8 for helping us share the word about the good things going on in Paw Paw Public Schools: https://www.woodtv.com/news/southwest-michigan/paw-paw-touts-stronger-pack-after-mascot-change/
Last night's Parent Chat program focused on help for struggling students is now available. If you couldn't make it, you can still check out the information for parents about helping students find academic success: https://pawpawmi.sites.thrillshare.com/page/behavioral-resources
Our Food Service Department wanted to share out the meal pickup schedule for the remainder of our school year for our on-line learners and unenrolled children under the age of 18 that reside in our community.
Good Evening Paw Paw Families, Due to a shortage in drivers tomorrow, Thursday, February 18th we are unable to transport the children on the Lion bus to and from school. I apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks!
Celebrate reading month and READ LIKE A HERO! Due to the snow day we will accept shirt orders until tomorrow morning. All orders must be turned into the office by 10:00am on Thursday.
We hope any and all interested parents will join us for our upcoming program, titled Preparing Students for Civic Life: Tough Conversations During Divided Times. This program will feature information about how Paw Paw Public Schools teaches students the educational lessons of Social Studies classes, topics like civics, history, and current events, at a time when discourse can be so divided. Our goal is to provide information and to talk with parents and families about how we maintain professionalism in the classroom even as we pursue our obligation to provide education that prepares students for full participation in civic life. To join the program, please let us know you're interested by clicking on this link (Registration for the February 11 Parent Chat), and we'll send you a Zoom invitation. The program will take place Thursday, February 11, at 7 PM. And put Thursday, February 25 on your calendar as well, as the focus for that Parent Chat session will be Getting Help When Students Struggle in the Classroom.
Paw Paw Public Schools will be closed due to inclement weather on Friday, February 5th. Enjoy your 1st SNOW DAY!
Good Evening Paw Paw Families, Due to a shortage in drivers tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26th we are unable to transport the children on the Deer bus in the afternoon. Deer bus will only be operating in the morning but no afternoon routes on the Deer bus. I apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks!
Good Afternoon Paw Paw Families, Due to a shortage in drivers tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26th we are unable to transport the children on the Dog bus home from school tomorrow afternoon. I apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks!
Our Community Survey #2 closes on Monday! If you have not already, please complete the survey so that your input will be considered as we plan for facilities improvements. And please spread the word! https://www.ppps.org/page/survey
Due to illness on Monday, January 25th we are unable to transport the children on the Butterfly bus to and from school. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Good Afternoon Paw Paw Families, Due to a shortage in drivers this week, we have no choice but to cancel the following bus routes. The Butterfly and Frog bus will not be operating this week. The Deer bus will only be operating in the morning but no afternoon routes on the Deer bus. I apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks!
Good Morning Paw Paw Families, Due to illness today, Friday, January 15th we are unable to transport the children on the Frog bus home from school. I apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks!