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Rieke Elementary School

Every Child. Every Day. Every Classroom.

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

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Rieke School

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  • 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: 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 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. 


  • Dear Rieke Families,

    As we are celebrating Black History month please take a moment to check out the art exhibits by our 1st and 5th graders in the front hall.  The students studied and applied the techniques of artists Faith Ringgold and Jean Michel Basquiat and their work is impressive!  It’s been great to hear students learning about other famous people whose stories are not that well known, such as Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman pilot, or the poet Audre Lorde.  Students also have biographies posted which share their knowledge of a variety of famous people.


    Remember there are no more late openings so this Wednesday, Feb. 15 is a regularly scheduled school day.  Next Monday there is no school due to the President’s Day Holiday.  Spring vacation hasn’t changed, that is the last week of March (March 27-31).


    We are spending time this week giving the 4th, 3rd, and 2nd graders an opportunity to give input on the design process as part of our new play ground planning.  They will be some of the primary consumers of what gets put into place so hearing their voices is important.  It’s exciting to watch this work move forward.


    The Rieke Science Fair is next week.  We are encouraging students to sign up with a project but please know all are welcome and encouraged to participate in the event even if you do not have a display.  In addition to the student displays, there will be lots of activities and information.  It’s a great family event.  Students can sign up through Feb. 17 and the forms are available in the office.


    I was very impressed with all of the students who participated in the Oregon Battle of the Books competition last Saturday.  Not only did they know a lot of information about the books they had read but they did an excellent job of supporting and encouraging one another.  Excellent sportsmanship!  Hats off to Shannon Pullen and the many, many parents who have been supporting these kids and making this a great event.  Good luck to the eight teams competing this Thursday!


    Have a great week,




    Rieke School

    1405 SW Vermont St, Portland, Or  97219



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

District News

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  • School Board approves boundary changes for Peninsula and Chief Joseph

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    The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors voted unanimously last night to approve boundary changes to Peninsula and Chief Joseph schools, both feeder schools for Ockley Green Middle School. The 7-0 vote endorses one of two proposals from the District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC), which was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools.
  • Nine of our schools earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR rating

    At a ceremony on February 10 at Wilson High School in SW Portland, nine PPS schools were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for achieving ENERGY STAR certification. To receive this certification, a building must perform in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency, and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. ENERGY STAR schools use an average of 35% less energy, and also release 35% less carbon dioxide.

    Read the full press release here.

  • From the factory to the toy; Mechanisms for triggering new educational behaviors

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    Giancarlo Mozzanti, prominent Colombian architect will speak:

    Friday February 24, 5:30PM
    At the University of Oregon Portland Center
    70 NW Couch Street
    Admission Free

  • Enrollment balancing for Peninsula, Chief Joseph and Ockley Green

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    The District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC) was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools. The committee’s most recent work led them to propose two options to help relieve crowding at Chief Joseph and to create more robust enrollment at Peninsula starting in the 2017-18 school year. On January 30, 2017, Interim Superintendent Bob McKean endorsed one of two DBRAC proposals.

    The proposal, which still requires the approval of the Board of Education, may be reviewed at,

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