Rieke Elementary School

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1405 SW Vermont St.Portland, OR 97219Ph (503) 916-5768Fx (503) 916-2666

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  • Principal's message 10-15-20

    Dear Rieke Rocket community,


    It was great seeing many families at our kindergarten picture day yesterday! It was such a pleasure for staff to see kids and families again. Just having a little time to play guitar and greet people and talk to these great young people did wonders for my spirit! Thank you to Lynda Gordon for all her work to organize this and make it happen and thank you to the PTA for the snacks and sweet cards! Please join the PTA and sign up to receive the PTA Rapper, their informational newsletter. https://www.riekepta.org/rieke-rapper-signup

    Family Distance Learning Survey:

    If you can take a few minutes and fill out this google form https://forms.gle/rF7GcBhF5GkZom2M8 we are looking for your feedback on Distance Learning at Rieke thus far this year. This information really helps as we continue at PPS and Rieke to adapt our methods.

    Rieke Student Video News

    Our latest episode is up and ready to view. It is really amazing, featuring an interesting segment by Mr. Sturges’s 4th grade class about Indigenous People’s Day, dancing kindergarteners, and a fantastic video by one of our 5th graders. Plus our new Video news room! Our newest Rieke Video News episode is up on our website, www.pps.net/rieke. You can also see it on our new 2020-21 Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtz33pibHegKxZKsWHotgkJWdJqJbP2Os  Subscribe to our channel and share with loved ones. If your child has a welcoming message or any message of hope for this year or submissions for RATS (Rieke Artistic Talent Show), send or share a landscape (horizontal) video or picture to riekenews@gmail.com. You can also email them to me at jjeans@pps.net.

    TAG information night: Next Wednesday 10/21/20 night 6:00-6:45.

    Our esteemed TAG coordinator Jeff Sturges and I will lead a presentation about TAG next Wednesday night over Zoom. I will send the link next week. This presentation is for anybody who is interested in TAG services at PPS and Rieke, whether your child is currently in TAG or not. We will go over the new process for families if they are interested in having their child nominated for TAG.


    Childcare opportunity:

    My name is Sierra Warren, I support Nancy Hauth as the Child Care Coordinator for the district. Last month we sent child care information through Admin. Connection and in some cases, directly to school administrators. One of our contracted child care providers, Camp Fire, has reopened at Hayhurst E.S. (and James John) with slots still available. Because child care is a much needed resource for our PPS families, it is crucial that we spread the word about availability.

    I have provided a message on behalf of Jon Myers, the Director of Camp Fire below. He can be reached in the following ways below.

    Camp Fire Columbia is supporting PPS students with their Comprehensive Distance Learning! Currently, they are holding a program at Hayhurst and spaces are open to students ages 5-12 years old. If your family is interested in learning more, please email or call the Department Director Jon Myers at jmyers@campfirecolumbia.org<mailto:jmyers@campfirecolumbia.org> or 503-784-4093. He will address any questions and help you apply for tuition subsidies that could save your family up to 85% in monthly tuition costs!


    Have a great day!

    Jon Jeans-Principal

  • Technology information

    Dear Families,
    As we are starting the school year online this year, access to virtual classrooms is essential. Now is the time to check that your student's login is working well for the year ahead.
    For students who are in grades K-2 we have sent via post mail a QR code badge that students can hold up to the camera to log on with a chromebook or home computer. We also sent a brochure that can help explain the login process. These were recently sent so if you do not receive this by Wednesday 9/2 please call and let the office know. This badge is new this year and makes logging in easier for our younger students. 

    For all students K-5 -Here is how to log into the school online system:
    Student Log in is:  first letter of first name, last name, last four digit of student ID number@pps.net
    Student password: student birthday month (2 digits) birthday (2 digits) 
    Example log-in: lgordon1234@student.pps.net 
    Example password: 1112
    The student's ID can be found in parent vue on the main page or you can call the Rieke office.
    PPS District is offering all families to visit pps.net/fall2020 to access a full set of orientation videos and other resources, translated into our district-supported languages, to help you better understand the learning platforms students and teachers will use this fall. You will also find information on how to log on to the platforms, how to connect to the internet and other helpful tips. 

    If you or your student is still struggling with any of the aspects of learning technology, we hope you will call the PPS Technology Help Desk, which is open from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on school days. We will answer your questions and share information and helpful tips about anything related to distance learning technology. The Technology Help Desk is available in all PPS-supported languages. Email support@pps.net or call us: 

    • English: 503-916-3375
    • Español: 503-916-3582
    • 中文:503-916-3585
    • Tiếng Việt: 503-916-3584
    • Soomaali: 503-916-3586
    • Русский: 503-916-3583
    Are you still needing a chromebook? We are having another distribution day tomorrow at Rieke from 11am-2pm. Please email Anne to reserve your device: aeddy1@pps.net
    Thank you parents. We know this can be challenging so please reach out to your teachers or the office if you need any help this fall.
    Jon Jeans

Rieke School

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