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

Welcome to Rieke

Hello Rieke Community,

There have been many questions regarding the Family Science Night at OMSI so we wanted to share this email from their organizer:

We’re looking forward to hosting Rieke on Monday, April 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 for Family Science Night.

Family Science Nights offer a unique experience for your school’s families and teachers to visit the museum and spark lifelong interest in science. This exclusive event for your school is designed to foster community between teachers, parents and students, and strengthen parent and family involvement in science exploration and discovery. Your school will explore our popular exhibit halls, as well as our Physics Lab and Life Science Lab, engaging in exciting hands-on activities.

  • Rieke Family Science Night: Monday, April 25, 2016 6-8pm. Game Masters Exhibit, Turbine Hall, & Life Science Hall will be available including Physics Labs and Life Science Lab. Empirical Theater, Planetarium, and USS Blueback Submarine not included.
  • Heelys, running, horseplay, eating, drinking, and chewing gum are prohibited in the exhibit halls.
  • Student are required to stay with adults during their visit. Anyone who is lost should look for an OMSI representative (wearing a vest or name badge) for assistance in re-connecting with the group.
  • Photography is allowed everywhere except in the Prenatal Exhibit and Game Masters Exhibit.
  • Students and parents are encouraged to talk about their discoveries and direct questions to OMSI staff and volunteers located throughout the museum and exhibit halls.
  • Our restaurant and snack bar will not be available during the event. Food and beverages can be purchased from our vending machines.
  • Upon arrival at OMSI, check-in will be located in the front lobby and will start at 6:00 PM.
  • Disregard signs in the parking lot that read "OMSI is closed on Mondays" as these do not relate to your event. Also, there is no parking fee charged for this event.

Since Rieke is renting out the museum for this evening everyone is welcome! Bring children, family, neighbors, and friends if you would like. 

Revised Principal Input Meeting (4/26)
The meeting will be on Tuesday, April 26th from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at Rieke.

Sign up for art classes!  

Mixed media collages, origami, stuffed animals and 3-D paper star hanging are just a few of the art classes available. Limited spots are available, so make sure to sign up quickly.
Classes are one hour and $15 each, open to all family members. Learn more and sign up here

Don’t forget!

We still need volunteers! If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, check out Volunteer Spot or contact Christine Surratt

Raffle Reminder: Please enter to win a gift basket of Hillsdale Farmer’s Market goodies by bringing non-perishable food (canned meats; mac and cheese; tuna and Tuna Helper) to support both the Rieke and Hayhurst food pantries.

School News & Announcements

Connect to Kindergarten 

If you have a child born between September 2010 and August 2011, they are eligible for all-day Kindergarten next year.

Mark your calendar for our Welcome to Kindergarten event on May 26 from 10;20-11:20 am at Rieke. 
This event is child-focused and students can come and play and explore in the three kindergarten classes that Rieke has to offer.

For further questions, please contact 

Rieke Elementary at 503-916-5768.

Support the Rieke PTA Imagine Campaign

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!


Daily Schedule

8:35 a.m. First Bell
8:45 a.m. Class Begins
3:00 p.m. Dismissal for  Students





Bus Routes



Cafeteria Lunch Money Accounts



Free and Reduced Lunch Services


Rieke before and after school care is available through Vermont Hills Family Life Center

Vermont Hills Family Life Center

P.P.S. Calendar

Upcoming Rieke Events


OMSI Night for Rieke



Principal input meeting

with PPS 

6:00-8:00 at Rieke


Art Fair 10:00 - 2:00


Teacher Appreciation Week


Welcome to Kindergarten

10:20 - 11:20


PTA Meeting and Community Dinner

6:30 - 8:30


Book Fair Week

PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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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