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!
1405 SW Vermont St, Portland, Or 97219
“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela
Dear PPS staff and families,
The search and recruitment for our new superintendent is well underway.
The community, board and search firm recommended more than 40 educational leaders for consideration. The search firm and the Board reviewed the prospects and candidates and the Board selected a diverse group with deep educational experience to interview. They included individuals from within and outside Oregon, current superintendents as well as senior education leaders from large districts.
From a remote town in Jordan to leading Oregon’s biggest school district
At the age of 5, Yousef Awwad joined his older brothers in the streets of Ghweria, Jordan, a small city outside Zarqa, to sell sesame candies and balloons to keep food on his family’s table.
Yousef’s dad was serving in the Jordan military and was stationed in an area of the desert so remote that he wasn’t able to send money home while he was deployed.
Today, Yousef is serving as the new interim superintendent of the largest school district in Oregon. How did a boy living in poverty in a remote town in Jordan wind up here?
6:00 PM Board Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Community Care Day
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Project Community Care Day
6:00 PM Board Meeting
8:35 AM - 3:00 PM First Day of School for 1st - 5th Grade
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM First Day of School Coffee