Join us for our Parent Chat session this Thursday, November 19, at 7 PM, when we talk about and share strategies & resources for reducing the stress of holidays that will look different than ever this year for all families. The session will be led by PPPS staff members and provide information and a chance for conversation between parents and families of Paw Paw Public Schools. It is drop-in, friendly, and a way for parents to support one another through the trials and tribulations of the 2020-21 school year. To join the conversation and to get the Zoom link for the program, please sign up here: https://forms.gle/mPhco5MFV2YUZTFF9
Please see the attached letter from Superintendent Reo regarding yesterday's Emergency Order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. https://drive.google.com/file/d/15sT8h0BvcZ9_cTFm9S9Di-q1Yv_wj8a1/view?usp=sharing
Please be aware that due to a shortage in drivers, we also need to cancel the LION bus route tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 13. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this causes.
Online Support Group for Parents to Address Stress, Anxiety, and Mental Health: Thursday, Nov. 5 @ 7 PM. Parents working to support and manage the stress and anxiety of COVID for themselves and their students and families will have a new resource available when Paw Paw Public Schools begins a series of support-group meetings tomorrow, Thursday, November 5, aimed at addressing and easing the mental and emotional challenges facing our school community. Each support group session will provide a short, informative presentation on issues related to mental health and well-being and then an opportunity for discussion and the sharing of ideas and resources. The sessions are not intended to be therapy, but rather opportunities for parents to learn more about mental health and the challenges of parenting during COVID, and to learn about resources available for anyone who may need additional support at this time. Sessions will be led by Paw Paw Public Schools Mental Health Clinician Stacey Coon-Ballard and Curriculum Director Corey Harbaugh, as well as other individuals from Paw Paw Public Schools who can join the conversation and add perspective, ideas, and resources. The online support group meetings will meet twice each month, every other Thursday, at 7 PM via Google Meet, starting this evening, Thursday, November 5. Any parent who wants to have access to the support group link should sign up on the PPPS digital app, at the District website, ppps.org, or at the link on the school Facebook pages. To register and be sent a Zoom link, please use this web address: https://forms.gle/YThVLgdUahEn1KXr6
If you haven't completed the PPPS District facilities survey, please do so before Monday using the following link. https://forms.gle/Baq9MC3Lax9PvWqz5 Thank you!
Great news! Tonight's 8th Grade Football game will be broadcast LIVE at approximately 6:15 PM on the PPPS YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/c/PPPSyoutube. Join us in cheering on the team virtually!
Picture Day is on it's way! PPMS Picture Day for Face-to-Face learners is Thursday, September 24th. Picture packets were sent home students and should be brought back on picture day. You can pre-order online at geskusphoto.com/fallorders and use webcode 839GPNVRFIJMV. Picture Day for all of our virtual students will be on Monday, Oct. 19th, from 3 - 5:30PM in the Cedar Street Gymnasium. There will be no picture packets. Students will get their picture taken, given a code to log in, and will be able to see their photos within 48 hours. Orders can be make online and pictures will be mailed home.
6th Grade Students are working on writing clear and concise directions for making a PB&J sandwich and Mrs. Laurian is trying her best to follow them. We've got some interesting creations so far, and lots of giggles!
Everything is fine at the MS. We have electricity and we are continuing instruction.
School Supplies Most Wanted 2020
The Daily Update for today (6/9) has been posted to ppps.org. Please note that this week is the end of school and the end of the COVID-19 shutdown food distribution program. The summer Meet Up & Eat Up program will launch in a few weeks. Details on materials/technology returns, and GSRP enrollment.
The Daily Update for today (6/4) has been posted to ppps.org. It includes information about a full Summer Reading Program offered for students of all ages at Paw Paw District Library. Be sure to also read the update on the nickname process: the final ranking process takes place next week, June 8-10.
The Daily Update for today (6/3) has been posted to ppps.org. It includes a link to a memo explaining the CREDIT vs. NO CREDIT system being used by the MS and HS levels for final report cards, and it also contains several important updates from the MS on end-of-year procedures.
The Daily Update for today (June 1) has been posted to ppps.org. Please look for information on returning materials/equipment to the elementary schools and to Paw Paw HS. Look for additional information for the other schools in the days to come.
The Daily Update for today (June 1) has been posted to ppps.org. Please look for information on returning materials/equipment to the elementary schools and to Paw Paw HS. Look for additional information for the others schools in the days to come.
The Daily Update for today (5/29) has been posted to ppps.org. It has a link to information about the Parade of Seniors being held for the Class of 2020 this evening. Please read the document for important details.
The Daily Update for today (5/27) has been posted to ppps.org. Today's update has a link to information about additional food support available to families during the COVID-19 crisis provided by the State of Michigan through the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Daily Update for today (5/26) has been posted to ppps.org. It has a link to the agenda and link for the School Board Committee of the Whole Meeting tonight, and a request from the elementary schools for the return of library books.
Superintendent Rick Reo provided an update on the nickname selection process this morning at ppps.org, and Mr. Reo's update includes a link to a 5/22/2020 memo regarding the progress of the Task Force. It can be found here: https://www.ppps.org/article/252424?org=ppps
The Daily Update for today (5/21) has been posted to ppps.org. Please take note: after today's food distribution from 11-1 at PPHS, the next time food will be distributed is NEXT THURSDAY. There will be no food distribution Monday (May 25), in observance of Memorial Day.