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

Applauding our students and teachers

Fall 2014

Dear Rieke Community,


I just want to recognize our students and teachers for such high academic achievement. The State Report Card for Rieke, released in October, shows our the percentage of Rieke students who are at benchmark in reading and math exceeds the school district average by 10 to 20 percentage points at all grade levels.


In Science, greater than 95 percent of our fifth graders are at benchmark in Science, 22 percentage points higher than the district average!


I credit the hard work of our teachers and students and also the great Science enrichment that Dr. Jamie Repasky brings to our school.  Dr. Jamie is supported by PTA, so thank you parents! Student achievement is a team effort and I will work hard to support our teachers and continued success for our students.


View our full report card.


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

Parent/Teacher Conferences are Oct. 29-30;

 Teacher Planning Day Oct. 31. 

(No school Oct. 29-31.) 

Call the office if you still need to sign up for your conference. It's not too late!

TAG Nomination Deadline Nov. 3

Nominated students will be testing in December. If you have questions about services or nominations, contact TAG Coordinator and Principal Rebecca Torres (503-916-5768; 503-278-6397)

Also, conferences are an ideal time to discuss TAG services with your child's teacher.

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

High school info nights for 8th graders

October 28, 2014

Learn about your neighborhood high school or focus schools Benson and Jefferson. Information sessions for 8th graders start in November with Wilson, Cleveland and Grant. 

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Youngest readers receive reading calendars during conferences

October 28, 2014
Stacks of Multnomah County Library reading calendars were distributed to schools by language needs this week. Nearly 17,000 Portland Public Schools kindergartener, first, second, and third graders will take home special Multnomah County Library Reading Calendar Tips during parent/teacher conferences this week. The distribution fosters a culture of reading and helps parents support young readers. 

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Grant hosts anti-violence speaker Giffords

October 27, 2014
From left: Grant Magazine design editor Bella Rideau; former U.S. rep. Gabrielle Giffords; Grant Magazine editors-in-chief Hunter Stewart, Koji Wieber and Eliza Brown; Grant Magazine volunteer instructor David Austin.

Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was in Portland Oct. 21 leading a roundtable focused on the intersection of domestic violence with gun violence, reported Grant Magazine.

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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