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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  • Spring

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    Be on the lookout for pledge sheets


  • Dear Rieke Families,

    "To Principals and PTA Presidents:

    The SWNI Schools Committee is hosting an "Education Equity" event on April19th. There will be small group conversation circles focusing on the issues that our diverse population of students and families encounter in the education system. There will be lots of listening and sharing. ALL ARE WELCOME. Snacks, prizes, childcare and interpreters provided. Multnomah Art Center, Gym, 7 p.m., April 19. Please share this info with your families. Thank you."


    Brrr, it feels like it’s still winter but the calendar clearly shows almost a month into spring and the final quarter of this school year!


    Please join us for our PTA meeting tomorrow evening. Wednesday is a late opening. Teachers hope to send home report cards with students this Friday.


    You may have heard the distinctive call of our resident killdeer birds who nest next to the softball field. We are reminding all students not to chase or bother the birds especially during this courtship and nesting time as we want to encourage them to continue to have Rieke as their spring home.


    Another reminder to all drivers is to please watch out for students and families walking to school. We not only have students crossing at the crosswalk on Vermont adjacent to Rieke but students are also crossing Bertha, both down by the old Raz bus yard as well as at the Vermont intersection. We want everyone to arrive to and from school safely!


    Please keep collecting pledges for next week’s Run for Rieke. All the money raised will be used to support staffing for the 2018-19 school year. The plan is to hold the run even if it is drizzly. If the rain is too persistent we’ll try again on Thursday, April 26. On the 23rd we’re scheduled to have the K-2 students run from 1:30-2 and the 3-5 students will run from 2-2:30. We’ll follow the same schedule if we have to run on Thursday instead. Remember, pledges can be either by lap (it’s a quarter mile track up at Wilson) or a lump sum donation.


    Thanks and 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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  • Message on April 20 student walkouts

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    Dear PPS Community,

    Please know that in collaboration with school administrators, district leadership actively monitored the hundreds of mostly middle and high school students who walked out of our schools today as part of a national demonstration against violence in schools. I am pleased to say that, by all reports, this was a peaceful and respectful event with no serious incidents. While these actions were not district-sponsored activity, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all who helped keep students safe, starting with the students themselves who remained organized, calm and intentional throughout. Others who helped include Portland police, PPS security, and other PPS staff. Thank you all.

  • A message from Deputy Superintendent Dr. Yvonne Curtis on 2018-19 staffing levels

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    Portland Public Schools is in the process of allocating teaching staff at schools throughout the district. As has been true for many years, we are working within a budget that has been chronically underfunded by the state, and we are doing our utmost to make the most of the resources we have. Understandably, parents, students and PPS staff want to know what will happen at their specific schools. While precise allocations won’t be known until enrollment figures become clear in the fall, we can share what we know at this point, and answer many of the questions we have heard to date.

  • PPS Pulse, April 17, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Benson’s Curtis Wilson is state HS Principal of the Year; Martin Luther King Jr. School celebrates 50th anniversary of name change
  • Martin Luther King Jr. School celebrates 50th anniversary of name change

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    It’s been 50 years since some impassioned students led the movement to rename their school after Martin Luther King, Jr. Last Friday, the community turned out in force to show appreciation, and to honor Dr. King with a huge celebration at the school.


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