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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  • Childcare Survey

    PPS Child Care Survey
    Please take a moment to complete this confidential online childcare survey:  2017-18 PPS Before After Care Survey Link or go to pps.net, Departments, Child Care.

    Your input is valuable. Survey results will be used as part of an annual program evaluation. Please complete the survey by January 19, 2018

    If you need a paper survey, please let your child care site director know. 
    Questions? Contact Nancy Hauth at 503-916-3230 or nhauth@pps.net.

    Por favor tómese un momento para llenar esta encuesta confidencial, online childcare survey: PPS La Encuesta de Cuidado Antes y Después de Clases 2017-18  o “pps.net – Departamentos – Guarderías”.

    Sus aportes son importantes. Los resultados de la encuesta se utilizarán como parte de una evaluación anual de programas. Sírvase completar la encuesta antes de 19 de enero de 2018.

    Si necesita usted una copia impresa para tomar la encuesta, hágaselo saber por favor al director de su guardería.

    Preguntas? Contactar a Nancy Hauth al 503-916-3230 o a nhauth@pps.net. 

  • Peachjar Update

    Hello PPS Families, 

    As of March 1, 2018, Portland Public Schools will discontinue the use of Peachjar, the online flyer distribution system we have been using since January 2016. We will still allow the distribution of materials for district-sponsored and governmental organizations, but will no longer facilitate distribution of materials for other organizations.


    Why are we doing this?

    It is the responsibility of the district to ensure resources are focused on student achievement, and the time currently spent on this process detracts from that mission. In addition to workload for staff, there are inherent equity issues with regards to the communities targeted for events and activities from non-governmental organizations. Flyers are not being translated for our non-English speakers and the bulk of flyers coming from non-governmental organizations are going to schools with a higher socio-economic population. Perpetuating this disparity contradicts PPS’ focus on equity and excellence, ensuring every student and every school succeeds.


    How can you share district information with PPS families if you have been utilizing Peachjar for that service?

    We understand that some schools use Peachjar to share district-sponsored events to their own school community. If you are one of those schools, here are your other options to share information about events and activities with your school community:

    ●       Hard copy flyers

    ●       School Messenger

    ○       Contact IT for assistance in setting up a School Messenger account if you do not have one - an online training is required.

    ●       Post on school website

    ○       Contact the IT Service Desk if you need assistance with uploading information onto your website.


    What information can still be shared with PPS families? 

    As of March 1, 2018, in accordance with district policy, only district-sponsored and governmental organization events and activities will be shared with PPS families and displayed at PPS sites. “District-sponsored” means coming from a PPS central office department, from your own school, from your school’s foundation, from your school’s parent-teacher group or from your school’s booster club. It also includes organizations that have contracts with PPS. Examples of governmental organizations include City of Portland, Portland Parks & Recreation, Metro, Multnomah County Library, Oregon Zoo and Multnomah Educational Services District.


    Schools can distribute and display materials that are from the district or a governmental organization without getting central office approval. Governmental organizations must provide their own copies of flyers and posters. It is not the responsibility of district staff to make copies for governmental organizations.


    Please post this email on bulletin boards at your school

    Please print and post this email on your community bulletin board(s) as a reminder of these upcoming changes to the flyer distribution process. Posters and flyers will all need to comply with the changes. Thus, as of March 1, nothing can be distributed or displayed from non-profit or for-profit non-governmental organizations.


    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lindsay Trapp at ltrapp@pps.net or (503) 916-5790.


    Thank you,

    PPS Communications 

  • Playground Refurbishing

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


  • Dear Rieke Families,

    We are excited that this week during PE all classes will get to experience what it is like to navigate life in a wheelchair. The chairs have been donated to us by Portland State University. A huge thank you to Michael Plein, Valoree Lancaster, Loehn Morris and Lynda Gordon who coordinated getting the chairs transported back and forth between Rieke and PSU.


    We are having students getting sick but rates are pretty consistent with previous years. We have not seeing any cases that we are seriously worried about beyond what is normal for this time of year. However, there is a serious flu strain out there so taking measures to ensure your health is highly recommended. I’ve attached a link to the Center for Disease Control reminders. You can also check the Oregon Health Authority website.




    Sign ups for the upcoming Science Fair on Feb. 15 are available in the office. I’ve attached the form here for you to print at home if that’s easier.

    Science Fair Entry Form 


    There is no school on Monday, January 29 so that teachers can prepare report cards. These will be sent home with students on Friday, Feb. 2, assuming our printers cooperate.


    Please continue to spread the word that we are looking for families in the Rieke neighborhood who have children turning 5 years on or before Sept. 1. Our Connect to Kindergarten event is Thursday, Feb. 8 from 6:30-8 pm and is an evening designed for parents (not much for kids) to provide information about our program and how to prepare your child for this transition.


    Have a good 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


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