A Word From The Coordinator

Blessings are coming.

Sometimes we look for blessings to come as waves into our lives. Maybe God works this way, but maybe He has another plan. He may steadily Drip, Drip, Drip daily so casually we barely even notice until we step back and see His mighty hand at work. He will never leave us nor forsake us. He wants the best for His children. When we cry out to Him, our heavenly Father wishes to give good things to those who ask. (Matthew 7:11)

Michelle Green - REACH 2022-2023 Coordinator

2022-2023 Board Officers

Michelle Green
Membership Director
Lena Crowe
Activities Director
Chelsey Carnahan
Emily DeCosta
Kristen Brown
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Board News

Board Meeting Dates

The summer REACH Board meetings are scheduled for August 12th and September 2nd.

Welcome New Members!

Keith and Kelsey Duke live in Russellville and have two small children, Baker age 7, and Mary Ella age 4. Kelsey will be helping on Field Trips.

Zayne and Jennifer Ulrich live in Dover and have two sons, Zethan age 15, and Ayden, age 13. Jennifer plans to assist with Field Day.

Andy and Kera Fox live in Russellville and they have three children, Emma, age 14, Charlotte, age 12, and Matthew, age 15, who will be attending Public School. Kera will be helping with Banquet.

Membership News & Reminders

Business Directory

If you own a business and would like your business information added to your family listing in the Membership Directory, email 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


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

REACH Honor Roll 2021-2022

Caleb Claiborne-Grade 12
Luke Kinder-Grade 11
Isaiah Schlittenhart-Grade 11
Luke Sperry-Grade 11

Childcare Workers Sign-up

If your daughter, aged 13 or older would enjoy babysitting at REACH meetings, please contact Mickey Bateman at I’m hoping to have the worker meeting soon!-Mickey Bateman Childcare Worker Guidelines
Childcare Worker Application

Kroger Rewards Gift Card Door Prize Announcement

Fundraising... it's not that bad?! REACH uses many sources to help fundraise, most of them are very simple! This month we are highlighting one of our larger fundraising opportunities. Kroger Rewards offers a quarterly donation to REACH based on your spending and it is simple to sign up for. So if you are already buying groceries, follow the simple steps to … Read more

August Activities at a Glance
September Activities at a Glance

REACH Meetings

August - Welcome To REACH

Meet and Greet will begin at 5:30 pm. The Group Meeting will start at 6:30 pm. Childcare will be provided. Sign-ups will be available soon. The childcare sign-up deadline will be August 18. More information will be released soon. Read more

September - PSP - Back To School Picnic

We will start PSP (Parks, Skating & Parties) back on September 9th with our annual Back to School Picnic. It will be BYOS (bring your own sandwich) with REACH providing drinks, chips, and brownies. The picnic will be at Old Post Park. There will be a sign-up for this event to help us know how much food to provide. Back … Read more

October - Spelling Bee

REACH participates in the Scripps Spelling Bee Program. Our REACH Bee will be held Tuesday, October 25th at 6 p.m. There will be three age categories: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th. The top two winners from the 6th-8th and the top winner in the 3rd-5th will advance to the Pope County Spelling … Read more

PSP Day-Parties/Skating/Parks

We will start PSP (Parks, Skating & Parties) back on September 9th with our annual Back to School Picnic. It will be BYOS (bring your own sandwich) with REACH providing drinks, chips, and brownies. The picnic will be at Old Post Park from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. There will be a sign-up for this event to help us know how much food to provide.
For October PSP we will meet at the City Park. I saw recently that they will be redoing the splash pad at the City Park, so I will check before any days we are scheduled to be there and make sure that it is a good location. I will do my best to make everyone aware if we need to change locations.
I’m looking forward to a fun year of hanging out with everyone at the PSP events!— Allison Hoke


There are many clubs in the works, information will be coming out as soon as possible. If you have a club idea that you would like to facilitate for this Fall, please contact Lauren Scott at

River Valley Food for Kids Volunteer Club

The Summer Volunteer Club will be meeting for the last time this summer on August 1st and August 8th. You can see the full details on the calendar. We've had a wonderful time this summer working with River Vally Food For Kids and supporting our community. Don't miss this last chance even if you haven't attended the other meetings you are welcome to come. A big thank you to all the teens and parents that gave of themselves this summer. The food bank said they were very grateful for all the help! If there is interest in continuing the Volunteer Club in the Fall Semester I would be willing to host it again. This would only be held once a month (instead of twice like the summer club). We might even explore other ways to volunteer if there is enough interest. If you would be interested in the club continuing this fall text Keri Bucci at 479-518-2971 or email me at

Nursing Home Ministry Club

After taking a break from this club due to COVID, we are now trying to get it started back. This ministry club meets at Stella Manor and is for all ages. Students must have an accompanying adult to participate. Read more

TrueGirl Club Parent Interest & Info Meeting

If you have a daughter 8 years old to 18, we would love to see you! This club will provide biblical encouragement, support, and help for moms and girls as they navigate the difficult waters of fashion, puberty, relationships, and other hot topics. We have a lot of ideas and resources to share. Read more


How to Homeschool Intensive for Moms

“How to Homeschool with Stunning Confidence, Contagious Joy, and Amazing Focus” DVD course taught by Rachael Carman & Leslie Nunnery
Cost: Free
Date: August 12 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Date: August 13 from 8:45-11:30 a.m. … Read more

Field Trips

The field trip committee is gearing up for another great school year of fun trips for the group. A big thank you to all that have emailed me with trip ideas and offers to organize a field trip. Be on the lookout for field trip details in the coming months.
If you have any ideas or would like to organize a field trip please email me at
Suzanne Sweet 😊

Teen Events

August - Snack, Chat, & Games Teen Event

It’s not a mystery that you are an important piece of the REACH teens and are invited to Snack, Chat, & Games. Bring your favorite game and snack and join in the fun. It won’t be complete without you. We absolutely “love you to pieces!” There will be a door prize given. Read more

September - Outdoor Teen Park Event

Bring a lunch if you plan to eat. We will have the following activity options: volleyball, spikeball, ultimate frisbee, and disc golf. Indicate your preference when you sign up. You may also hang out and visit if not wanting to play sports. Sign-up coming soon. Read more

Banquet 2022-2023

I am so excited to be the new Banquet committee head. I have a list of ideas and I am ready to get started on it! Be on the lookout for announcements regarding the Spring Banquet in the coming months.
Suzanne Sweet

High School Classes

Spanish 1B

Sarah Hann will be teaching Spanish 1B for the 2022-2023 school year. Spanish 1A is a prerequisite for taking Spanish 1B or students must have prior approval from Sarah.

2022 Fall - High School Biology Lab

Students will investigate biological systems at the molecular, cellular, and macrobiological level. Hands on laboratory exercises incorporating cellular biology, genetics, DNA, and specimen dissections will be provided to assist students in their understanding of biological themes. Reading assignments will be announced during class or via text message or email for the following week. Read more

Worldview High School Class

If you have a student who will be in grades 10-12 in the 2022-2023 REACH year and are interested in the high school Worldview class using Summit Ministries Understanding the Times, please email to express your interest ASAP. Books need to be ordered and class will be starting soon, likely meeting on Monday afternoons. Read more


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Box Tops 4 Education To join Box Tops 4 Education, you will need to use the Box Tops phone app to scan receipts within 14 days of purchase. Please select the Education Alliance of Little Rock as the school of choice.

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: 0623
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 3,800+ items REACH Library Database
  • Check out our library tab.
Contact Velvet at 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

Claiborne Music Studio

REACH Member Keri Claiborn is offering piano, voice, and choir sessions during the Fall semester. Read more
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