Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Rieke Rocket LogoRieke Elementary School

Every Child. Every Day. Every Classroom.

1405 SW Vermont Ave. | Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 916-5768 | Fax: (503) 916-2666

Apply NOW for free or reduced-price school meals!

Apply NOW for free or reduced-price school meals!
Nutrition Services provides delicious, high quality, nutrient-rich meals to support learning.

Introducing our new Principal

Excited to be a Rieke Rocket

Dear Rieke Community,

As your new principal, I want you to know how much I am looking forward to supporting such a strong staff and such active and engaged families.

Thanks to the many families and staff members who came by during my office hours July 22. Everyone was so kind and I left feeling truly excited about our year ahead.

At my former school, Beach K-8, I worked hard on partnerships that served our school and am looking forward to maintaining the strong partnerships at Rieke from the Lewis & Clark student teachers’ program to the Wilson High School teachers’ assistants to the work of PTA-supported Science Enrichment Coordinator Jamie Repasky and the Food Pantry/Back-Pack Program.

My goals are to be visible and accessible to students, staff and parents; do a lot of listening and tuning in to how I can keep a strong school running well, and communicate regularly and clearly with you.

Rebecca Torres-Wilhelm
Principal
Rieke Elementary

More about Principal Torres

New Security

 We are dedicated to keeping our school safe and secure. The front doors are the only doors to remain unlocked during the school day. Teachers, staff and emergency services will have ID badges to open doors for entry. Students will enter at the front entrance each morning, or go directly to the portables if that is where their classroom is located. 

Thank you!

School News & Announcements

Tools for Citizenship and Life

Rieke staff and students focus on the Tools for Citizenship and these Lifeskills through out the year. Each week we concentrate on a different theme.

There are five Lifelong Guidelines and 18 Lifeskills

Lifelong Guidelines: Personal Best, Trustworthiness, Truthfulness, Active Listening and No Put Downs

Supporting Rieke

The Rieke PTA Imagine Fund has a new way for families and community members to donate online. The Imagine Fund is used to pay for staffing and enrichments at our school. Thank you for your consideration!

DONATE TO PTA IMAGINE FUND

Daily Schedule

8:35 a.m. First Bell
8:45 a.m. Class Begins
11:20 am Dismissal for Half-Day Kindergarten 
3:00 p.m. Dismissal for Full Day Students

Rieke Calendar

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LifeSkills


CARING
COMMON SENSE
COOPERATION
COURAGE
CURIOSITY
EFFORT
FLEXIBILITY
FRIENDSHIP
INITIATIVE
INTEGRITY
ORGANIZATION
PATIENCE
PERSEVERANCE
PRIDE
PROBLEM SOLVING
RESOURCEFULNESS
RESPONSIBILITY
SENSE OF HUMOR

PPS News

Volunteers help students not in school reconnect

September 13, 2014
From left, parent volunteer Jessica Thompson, School Board Director Bobbie Regan and Char Hutson, who oversees middle school community outreach at PPS, prepare to knock on doors of students no in school. More than 50 volunteers joined PPS Reconnection Services staff Saturday, Sept. 13, to knock on the doors of 175 students who are not in school -- and invite those students back. 

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Student achievement remains strong, yet urgency affirmed

September 10, 2014

Portland Public Schools continues to outperform the state in reading, math, science and writing, according to state test results released by the Oregon Department of Education Sept. 10.  

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PPS announces new chief financial officer

September 09, 2014
Superintendent Carole Smith announced today that Yousef Awwad is Portland Public Schools' new chief financial officer. [More]

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Kindergarten Readiness

 

What is kindergarten readiness?

 You might think that it's most important for children to start kindergarten knowing their ABCS, numbers, shapes and colors. But there are equally, if not more, important skills that prepare your child for success in school.

Raising an eager learner is the goal, and it can be achieved  through play and day-to-day activities. Here are the top readiness skills that kindergarten teachers look for:

  • Excitement toward learning
  • Talking about thoughts and feelings
  • Listening to others
  • Desire to be independent
  • Playing well with others and taking turns
  • Following simple instructions
  • Ability to hold and use a pencil or crayon
  • Recognizing numbers and letters
For more information go to :
Portland Public Schools Kindergarten Readiness