• News week of 11/25

    Nov 22

    Dear Rieke Rocket community,

    Parent teacher conferences are next week. There are no fall report cards, rather progress sharing at PTC’s. Please note that there is no school the week of November 25th. Instead we host all day PTC’s on the 25th and 26th. Please make an appointment if you have not. These are our 2 days in the year dedicated to parents and staff discussing their children. Lost and Found items will be displayed in the hallway by the office from Monday morning until Tuesday at 6:00. Then all unclaimed items will be donated.

    We are looking to grow our small team of volunteers to help during conferences. Our storage room is overloaded and needs some purging and thoughtful reorganization. The plan is that Monday the 25th we could take most of the items out into the hallway, purge and organize. Then on Tuesday the 26th we would put items back into the storage room on the shelves with more purpose. This would really help the staff. You can sign up to volunteer through the PTA or just show up.


    Thank you to everyone for such a successful Rieke Way Spirit Week. It was wonderful to see such positive energy. I feel ever grateful to be the Principal here at Rieke! As we near the end of 2019 it is important for us to share the positive happenings and community at Rieke in order to gather future students and families. With more students I believe we will increase our staffing from PPS and thus reduce class sizes next year. The PTA was able to have a strong fund raising effort selling spirit gear. When our kids wear these out in the community it helps spread enthusiasm for our school. Thank you!

    Are you interested in being part of the Rieke equity committee? Here is the link to the Rieke equity  survey.  At your convenience please fill out this google survey regarding our successes and needs, in order to address equity issues within the Rieke community. Our first equity team meeting will be held in the library from 10:30-11:30 during Monday the 25th conferences. I will facilitate as we hopefully can analyze the data from the survey to create an agenda for the committee for this school year. Email jjeans@pps.net if interested or just show up on the 25th and participate.

    Our PTA sponsored garden education program is beginning! Denise Manzi, our lunch sustainability coordinator (and literacy EA) will help teachers teach gardening and natural art work starting soon! If you would like to volunteer to help please let Denise (demisajo@yahoo.com) or your child’s teacher know. If you would like to join our Green Team please email jjeans@pps.net. Our first meeting is this Monday the 25th at 5:00 in the office. Our plan is to have this team meet every 4-6 weeks to discuss and plan our sustainability efforts at Rieke.

    We are supporting a group of Wilson HS students who are starting a tutoring/mentoring program here at Rieke. The group of 8-15 high school students will be here on Mondays in Room 21 from 3:00-400 to provide tutoring and cooperative game time. If you are interested in your child participating please email me jjeans@pps.net for more details.

    The PTA is still looking for volunteers for December 3rd with the wreaths. The link is below.


    This is an update from school nurse regarding Immunizations for December. If your child is still incomplete in their immunizations, please make arrangements to obtain vaccinations and to provide this information to the school.  Exclusion day for state required vaccinations is Wednesday, February 19, 2020.  Students who are not current will not be able to attend school until current immunization records are provided to school staff. Please contact the office with any questions.



    Jon Jeans-Principal