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

Off to a great start

Off to a great start

Dear Rieke Community,


Thank you for everything that you have done to get our school year off to a great start. And thank you for being so welcoming of me as your new principal.

 

I am viewing this year as a time for me to tune in to Rieke's practices, traditions and values. So many things are humming along at our school and I want to support and sustain those successful approaches.

 

The guiding principle that I am sharing with our teachers is one of equity and excellence. I believe that when all of our students feel invited and encouraged to reach their fullest potential, all of our students benefit. Striving for excellence all together - that's what it's about.

 

I'm excited to be at Rieke. I have an open door policy and invite you to share your thoughts with me about how to keep Rieke strong. I know that together we will have a great year.

 

Thank you for being such a strong school community.


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

Gov. Kitzhaber launches statewide reading campaign

September 29, 2014
Gov. John Kitzhaber, Supt. Carole Smith, State Education Chief Nancy Golden, Umpqua Bank CEO Ray Davis and PPS board members listened to kindergarteners sing. Gov. John Kitzhaber, State Education Chief Nancy Golden and Umpqua Bank CEO Ray Davis joined PPS Supt. Carole Smith and other dignitaries to launch a statewide reading campaign Monday, Sept. 29. [More]

Get Ready site helps students chart path

September 29, 2014
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PPS wants to make it easier for students to navigate the path to college and career. Career coordinators and school counselors teamed up with the Parent Coalition with support from the Nike School Innovation Fund to create the Get Ready for College & Career website. 

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Board invests in key learning priorities

September 29, 2014
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The Portland School Board voted 6-1 Sept. 23 to hire about 40 new teachers and high school support staff, immediately spending $3.5 million of a $16.8 million budget improvement for 2014-15. 

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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