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: https://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.
Dear Rieke Families,
Hard to believe I am writing my last Principal’s Message of this school year! It’s been a wonderful year and I’m looking forward to some time with my family this summer but then also excited about planning for the coming school year ahead.
Please be sure if your child has ANY medications at school that you pick them up by the end of this week. We cannot have any medications stored over the summer and must throw out all that are left, even if it is still usable. The office is open this week from 7:30-4:30.
Our Lost and Found has quite a few items in it. Please check if you happen to come by school and/or encourage your child to look through the items. All remaining items will be sent to the PTA Clothes Closet next week.
Your child’s report card will be available to pick up in the Rieke office starting on Tuesday, June 20th. They will be available that week through the end of the day on Friday, June 23rd. That week the office will be open from 7:30-4 pm for report card pick up. All report cards not picked up will be mailed home.
We have a few remaining yearbooks for purchase. They are $20 and checks can be made out to the Rieke PTA. There are also a few remaining t-shirts from our recent spirit wear order available. These will be sold on Wednesday afternoon during our Field Day.
Thursday is a full day of school for all grades. We will be celebrating the promotion of our 5th graders from 1:30-3 pm that afternoon.
Here is what is being offered for lunch this week as the hot entrée (yogurt and PBJ sandwich available every day):
Monday – turkey hot dog and chicken sandwich
Tuesday – orange chicken and turkey sandwich
Wednesday – hamburgers/cheese burgers and chicken drumsticks
Thursday – pizza and clearing out the freezer!
If your child has money remaining on their card this does carry over to next year so long as your child is attending a school within PPS. This includes students moving up to middle school or to high school.
I want to give a huge thank you to the staff of the Fanno Creek Clinic for their very generous donation of $2,500 to Rieke. The money will be used to support our Green Schoolhouse program for next year. The Fanno Creek Clinic is very committed to our community and provided grants not only to Rieke but also to Robert Gray, Jackson and Wilson High school.
First day of school for students in grades 1-5 is August 30 and we welcome our kindergarteners on Sept. 5. I wish you all a fun, safe, and enjoyable summer!
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Dear PPS staff and families,
Summer has started, but we want to let you know that the PPS Task Force on the Superintendent Recruitment is continuing to meet on a regular basis and work is happening daily to advance our efforts to find and recruit our next superintendent. We have a final position description and are still actively recruiting candidates. We appreciate the feedback and candidate recommendations we have received from the community to date. Below are highlights of our last meeting. We will keep you informed as we go forward. Thank you.
Julia Brim-Edwards, Chair, Superintendent Recruitment Task Force
Dear PPS Families,
Over the summer, crews will be working in schools throughout the district to address health and safety issues, using funds from the bond that voters approved in May. At the same time, planning is under way for bigger projects to rebuild three high schools and a middle school. We wanted to give you an update on what is coming up.