Feb-Mar_2021

A Word From The Coordinator

We’re on the ______ Path

What word came to mind to fill in the blank? Maybe a word such as right, chosen, narrow, or rocky came to mind. Whatever you thought of might give an indication of your level of peace in today’s world.

We are definitely living in some trying times, and our emotions might resemble a roller coaster ride. BUT! Whatever we face each day does not have to weigh so heavily on us. We are given a gift, a “peace of God, which passeth all understanding.” (Philippians 4:7)

The peace of God is a most precious gift and helps keep our hearts and minds from giving up and falling apart when our world is being severely shaken. We are told in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; MY peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do NOT let your hearts be troubled and do NOT be afraid.” (Emphasis added) I enjoy this verse for the assurance of peace it gives. Though storms may rise, may your days be filled with this perfect peace.

Michelle Green

2020-2021 Board Officers

Coordinator
Michelle Green
coordinator@rsvlreach.org
Membership Director
Kathy Chauffe
membership@rsvlreach.org
Activities Director
Chelsey Carnahan
activities@rsvlreach.org
Secretary
Emily DeCosta
secretary@rsvlreach.org
Treasurer
Kristen Brown
treasurer@rsvlreach.org
To email the Board: board@rsvlreach.org
To email the REACH group: mail@rsvlreach.org

Board News


ADH directives have been issued (the current ones go through the first of March) and we have shared them with REACH members. This makes meeting as in-person groups more challenging but not impossible. Stay tuned as new events are introduced as they become available.

The next board meeting is on February 8.

Coordinator Nominations

It’s time to start thinking about who you will nominate for the position of Coordinator for the 2021-2022 year. Persons nominated must be REACH members in good standing for at least 3 years. Nominations will be open from February 1 through February 15. The nomination link is at the end of this post. Read more

REACH Meetings

February Meeting--Moms' Night Out POSTPONED

Due to current restrictions on groups of 10 or more, the Mentoring Committee has chosen to postpone the Mom's Night Out event that was scheduled for February 22, 2021. The committee feels this is in the best interest of all but we will be looking at possible dates with hopes of rescheduling later in the spring. We will provide more information on future plans at a later date. Read more

Membership News & Reminders

Membership News

REACH would like to welcome the following families!

Jason and Debbie Jones live in Pottsville and are homeschooling one child: Jamie, age 13. Debbie plans to serve on the Intensives Committee.

Bryan and Natalie Hancock live in Clarksville and have one child: Brooklyn, age 7. Bryan and Natalie will serve on the Field Day Committee.

REACH says farewell to the George Family and wishes them well!

Business Directory

If you own a business and would like your business information added to your family listing in the Membership Directory, email web@rsvlreach.org. Please include the business name, contact information, a link to your business website or Facebook page, and a brief description. If you have any questions, please email web@rsvlreach.org.

HSLDA

If you plan to join HSLDA you can receive a discount as a REACH member. Just enter the code 210726 when prompted. Annual membership is $115 with our group discount, a savings of $15.
HSLDA Membership Link

Pope County Spelling Bee Wrap-up

I would like to personally thank everyone who helped with the Pope County Spelling Bee. We had 22 participants from the surrounding school districts come together to compete. Our REACH students represented our organization well. Congratulations to Jacob Hann for winning Second Place in the Pope County Spelling Bee. All the participants did a wonderful job and amazed me with their spelling abilities! -- Chelsey Carnahan, Pope County Spelling Bee Coordinator

February Activities at a Glance

March Activities at a Glance

PSP Day-Parties/Skating/Parks

The 2nd Friday of each month is devoted to PSP-Parties/Skating/Parks. These activities are open to all ages including teens, but there must be an accompanying adult.

February PSP – Valentine’s Party @ the Park

Weather permitting we are excited to get together again and have a fun time celebrating Valentine’s Day. We will provide water and a prepackaged snack (not candy). Don't forget to sign-up if you are participating in the Valentine Exchange. Read More

March PSP - Park Day

We will have our March PSP at the park. We encourage all ages to come out and have fun. While I doubt anyone will want to get in the water, there is the beach area to play in the sand, the playground, fishing area, and plenty of open space for things … Read more

Clubs

Spring 2021 Clubs

We are currently working on getting Spring clubs in the works. Below is a list of what we have so far. Outdoor clubs or virtual clubs will still be our best bet. Although, indoor clubs can work if masks are worn and social distancing can be maintained. If you or your child has an interest that you would like to share with the group, please email Suzanne Sweet at sweetpsuzy7@gmail.com.

Moms’ Book Club
February 8
March 8

Intensives

I look forward to seeing what REACH members can offer for this school year. Intensives can be a fun way to share your talents so others can learn something new. We have had some interesting intensives in the past such as: Ballroom Dancing, Google classes, Nature Hikes, Science Labs, Art, Note Taking… Read more

Field Trips

Upcoming Field Trips

We are still working on planning field trips for the upcoming months, but some of our plans are not working out as hoped due to COVID. Please continue to check your e-mails and as soon as I can get things in order we will send out information.

Kathy Chauffe has come up with a creative solution for a fun field trip that your family can participate in starting this month! I appreciate her thinking outside of the box and putting this together for our families. Maybe this can spark some ideas with someone else.

Remember ANYONE can plan a field trip and you are welcome to call or email me with any questions. Read More

Virtual Field Trip: Chicken Coop Tour

Join us via FaceTime as we tend our laying flock, learn some interesting facts about chickens, and help us collect eggs. We get brown, green, blue, and sometimes even pink eggs! It's like a treasure hunt every day! Our chickens love the camera so you are likely to get some close-up time with them! After you sign up, you will be contacted to … Read more

Teen Events

Teen Events for Spring Semester 2021

February

There will be no regular teen event. We encourage those who want a time to socialize to attend the regular PSP Valentine's Party at the Park event. Keep in mind that you must sign up and an accompanying adult is required for this event.

March

There will be no regular teen event due to spring break and many teens in grades 9-12 participating in the REACH banquet. If moms of younger teens would like an event for the younger teens please contact Wilma at wfkinder88@gmail.com with your idea.

April

We are currently planning an outdoor event for April 9 at Old Post. We hope to have volleyball, disc golf, and hiking as options. More details will be forthcoming closer to the time.

2021 Banquet

2021 Banquet Announcement

The deadline for the REACH JR/SR Banquet is fast approaching.

Thank you to those who have already signed up for the event. Please remember to go to the website and the link for t-shirts and group photos are now ready. Also please check the email address you gave in the google sign-up form often because as we go along some things may change due to Covid and we have a few other forms for the students to fill out. The deadline is Feb 10th to sign up. There is a 6 day grace period with a $10 late fee until Feb 16th. Please be considerate of this date - we have meal reservations, t-shirt deadlines, activity planning, and other things that need to be finalized by Feb 16th.

If you have any questions, you may contact me, Melissa Hefley

Thanks
REACH Banquet Committee Members

High School Classes 2020-2021

High school classes meeting this spring include ACT Math Prep Lab, Spanish I Semester 2, and Biology Lab.

Moms' High School Class 2021: Navigating the Maze

This class will meet for three different evenings in April, May, and/or June. Topics to be covered include recordkeeping, credits, transcripts, smart core, ACT/SAT, college admissions, scholarships, CLEP, AP, concurrent classes, and more. Please sign up by April 5 if you are interested in attending. Read more

Special Announcement for
Kindergarten Families

A Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony is in the works for all interested Kindergarten Families. Help from Kindergarten parents and others interested in the ceremony will be much appreciated. Planning an event in the midst of Covid-19 will be a bit of a challenge, however, I am confident we can and will work together to plan a fun celebration for our kids. Read more

Senior Graduation

REACH is pleased to honor our 2021 Graduating Seniors on Saturday, May 8th. With projected restrictions on group gatherings, the graduation ceremony will most likely only be open to graduates and their families. We hope to offer live streaming or recorded video footage though for those who are not able to attend in person.

We are so proud of our graduates!

2021 Senior Graduates

Max Aylor
AJ Chauffe
Keith Dumas
Garrett Howard
Thomas Lilley
Rachel Sorrells
Abby Sweet
Joshua Willis

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Labels are collected at each REACH Meeting. A collection box is also located in the REACH Library. For the new style of Box Tops, you will need to use the Box Tops phone app to scan receipts within 14 days of purchase.

REACH Codes/Information

Member Handbook
Member FAQ
Code of Conduct
Dress Code
Illness Guidelines

REACH Library Information

Reminder: Please note that this information is for current REACH members only.

REACH Library Code: 2105
A few reminders:
  • Place the key in the lockbox, and mess up the code to keep it secure. Secure the library by locking the door behind you.
  • Sign in upon arriving and sign out upon leaving.
  • No food or drink allowed in the library.
  • Follow displayed instructions for checking out and returning books
  • Use the 3,600+ items REACH Library Database
  • Check out our library tab.
Contact Velvet at library@rsvlreach.org or 479-223-2255 with any questions

Local, State, or National Events

**The following are not REACH sponsored events but are provided for informational purposes only.**
Arkansas State Parks events

Pope County Library events

Russellville City events

Russellville City and surrounding area events

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