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.
This message from PPS:
Dear PPS Families, please join us April 19, 5:30 - 7:00 at the PPS district office for an information session regarding SB612 Dyslexia Legislation and Portland Public Schools implementation steps.
Our agenda will include:
We look forward to seeing you.
Dear Rieke Families,
Thank you for sending in pledge forms from the Run for Rieke. Classrooms are getting prizes for total forms returned so even if your child didn’t get any pledges, have them bring their form back. If people ask whether they could give money after the event, the answer is “yes”! It’s all going to support our new playground so all donations are welcome!
Spirit wear orders are due by the end of this week. This fundraiser is also supporting the new playground. Checks are payable to Rieke PTA.
There are lots of field trips coming up in the next several weeks. You can go onto Schoolpay.com to pay online. If you need your child’s ID number please contact the office. They can’t share your account balance with you but can provide the identification number.
Have a great week and we’ll look forward to hopefully more sun, at some point!!
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“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela
Hello PPS families and staff,
On April 4 I presented my proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year to our School Board. I want to make sure you know what our spending priorities are, and what they will mean for you and your PPS student or students.
This is a budget of difficult choices. We made extra cuts to central administration to prioritize direct services for students, but we still must make some painful cuts to our schools. Although the cuts will affect each school differently, they will be noticeable. This proposed budget is the first step in a long process, and we will be seeking your input and engagement as we manage this difficult fiscal climate.
CORRECTION: 2nd budget listening session is Tuesday, April 25
We want to hear from you about the 2017-18 budget for PPS! The Portland School Board has scheduled three listening sessions to take your comments on how we should allocate our dollars in the coming year.
Dear PPS Families and Staff:
Spring is approaching and it’s that time of year when we begin building budgets and plans for the next school year.
I spent Monday in Salem with a fellow board member, PPS principals and educators and school districts from across Oregon to advocate for additional resources to support K-12 education and our local schools. The state is facing a shortfall of approximately $1.7 billion and the budgets proposed for K-12 from the Governor and Legislature are not adequate to maintain current levels of services.
Dear PPS Families and Staff,
I am pleased to announce that Kristie Lindholm will become a Senior Director in the Office of School Performance on July 1.
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Friends and Family Night at McMenamins Hillsdale
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PTA Plant Sale Pick Up
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Rieke Art Fair
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PTA Meeting
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Site Council / Leadership Meeting
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Welcome to Kindergarten