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Rieke Elementary School

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1405 SW Vermont Ave.Portland, OR 97219Ph (503) 916-5768Fx (503) 916-2666

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  • May + June Calendar Updates

    Hello Rieke Community,
     
    With the Snow Days impacting our last day and many of our in school events we have redone the calendar for May and June. Follow this link to see our updated calendar:
     
     
    The calendar of this Website has also been updated and we have printed hard copies in the office for your convenience. These changes have the greatest impact on our 5th grade students, so if your student is with Linda Austin, Sean Pollock, or Betsy Early, we strongly recommend you view the date changes.
     
    -Office 
  • Links for Schoolpay and Peachjar

    This year PPS is rolling out a new payment program: Schoolpay. This system will become a one stop shop for school related purchases like class donations and field trip payments. For more information on how the system will work go to: http://www.pps.net/Page/3528 We'll be sending more updates as we get them.

    Peach Jar is returning as our electronic flier distribution service. While parent emails are automatically subscribed to the system you can manually sign up for fliers at https://www.peachjar.com/ The Parent drop down tab has good information for new and returning families.

  • Class Supply Lists

    The class supply lists for 2016-2017 are now online. Hard copies will be in the mail later this week with class placements. If you would like the list in document form follow this link : K-5 Supplies List 

  • Playground Refurbishing

    Take a look at our new playground turf! Summer renovations are going smoothly. 

Principal's
Message

  • Dear Rieke Families,

    Determining the staffing for the 2017-18 school year is a challenge this year.  Portland Public Schools is facing approximately an $18 million reduction in funding due to state revenue forecasts being far short of ideal.  The cuts Portland is facing are similar to what is being experienced by districts across the state.  I’ve included an information sheet from PPS to help answer some questions about why this is happening. (PPS Budget Summary)

     

    Rieke has been fortunate the last few years to have a parent community that has been able to provide additional funding which has allowed us to keep one more licensed teacher than would have been possible through the allocation provided by the district.  This year I will again be asking our PTA for funds to enable us to continue to have 17 classroom teachers.  I’m also hoping there will be enough funds to continue to have technology instruction along with keeping our educational assistant who provides support daily to students in multiple grades.

     

    Thanks to the Portland Arts Tax we will continue to have half time art and will be focusing even more on dance by Coach V half time and half time PE.  Contrary to what the article in yesterday’s Oregonian shared, we will be able to offer PE twice/week.  We will also have a half time media specialist and will continue to have a full time counselor.  We will be losing our library assistant and our school secretary position will become half time.  The actual grade configurations for teachers hasn’t been finalized since I cannot yet confirm whether it will be 16 or 17 positions.  Once that is determined I will let the community know who is teaching which grades. 

     

    Next week is spring break and when we return it will be the final quarter of the year.  Here’s another reminder that the week of April 3rd will be a full week of school and Rieke teachers will not be sending home 3rd quarter report cards.  This was the agreement made with the teachers to trade for making April 7 a school day.

     

    Have a good week and Happy First Day of Spring!

    Sarah

     

    Principal

    Rieke School

    1405 SW Vermont St, Portland, Or  97219

    503-916-5768

     

    Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela

     

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