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Dear Rieke Rocket community,
Happy Thursday! We have had a wonderful sunny day here today at Rieke. While we know many are starting their Memorial Day plans early, we are ready for a fun day of learning tomorrow. There is no school Monday May 29th. We will be having our next Rieke Way assembly to honor students who lead in their display of creativity on Monday, June 5th at the end of the day. Our theme for June is perseverance. This week’s Rieke Video News show is still being constructed, but when it is done it will be available for streaming on our YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/@RiekeStudentNews
Volunteer appreciation: Next Friday morning, June 2nd, we invite ALL of our volunteers to join us as we celebrate and thank you for everything you do to help make Rieke a better place for our students, staff, and the community. We will host this event in our gym right after the starting bell, from 8:45-9:15. Did you volunteer in classrooms, at lunch, as a reading buddy, on a field trip, on the Auction, auction art projects, helping with STEM night or the Art Fair or the Science Fair? And even other volunteer efforts like Campus Clean Up Day? If so, please join us Friday morning June 2nd. We will have coffee and some treats as well as some small gifts of appreciation for all you do. The Rieke PTA does an amazing job of helping us with our volunteer efforts. www.riekepta.org I apologize for attaching our first draft of our flier the other day for our June 2nd Volunteer Appreciation event. Attached now is the corrected flier, without all the typos!
Field Day: We are having an all student Field Day on Monday June 12th to celebrate fitness and wellness at Rieke. Thank you to Coach V for putting this afternoon event together. We are always looking for volunteers for set up, running activities, and helping clean up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44aaaf2da6f5c25-field#/
We continue to work together as a staff to create class lists for next year. We take this work very seriously! To provide insights into your child’s strengths, challenges and unique needs please use this form to share that information with us. https://forms.gle/FBULHrHLP98oEcHF6
Students will have access to most PPS Digital Toolkit applications during the summer. Students who enroll in summer school may notice changes in some applications once summer school begins. Most PPS Digital Toolkit applications will remain active throughout the summer. Applications may be temporarily unavailable at the beginning of August as PPS shifts to the 2023-2024 school year. Please note that during the summer months, teachers are not active inside the digital tools and applications. Parents should be aware of what students are doing online. Parents may find the Securly application and digital and civic literacy resources helpful.
8:50 AM - 9:30 AM Volunteer Appreciation event
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Field Day
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board- Regular Meeting
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 5th grade/Staff kickball game
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 5th grade Promotion Ceremony
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM 5th grade Clap Out
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM School Board- Facilities and Operations Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM School Board- Policy Committee Meeting
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board- Work Session with a vote on a consent agenda
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM School Board- Intergovernmental Committee
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM School Board- Audit Committee Meeting
Portland Public Schools celebrated Earth Day 2023 with some climate-friendly additions to its transportation fleet: three electric-powered buses from GreenPower Motor Company.
When Mike Nolan of Ida B. Wells High School was named Athletic Director of the Year by the Oregon Athletic Directors Association (OADA), no one was more excited than his co-workers.
Dear PPS Community,
Saturday night, gunshots were fired outside of a district-wide basketball tournament held at Franklin High School. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured and the suspect is now in custody, but if you have any information about the incident please call 503-823-3333 or utilize the SafeOregon tipline.
Dear PPS Families,
As we prepare for the winter sports season, we want to share a few reminders for our spectators.