Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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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

Wednesday, October 15th: Late Opening and Wacky Wednesday Assembly.  Students go directly to assembly at 10:35.  Parents are welcome to attend!

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

Timber Joey surprises Peninsula students for SMART announcement

October 20, 2014
Timber Joey posed with students at Peninsula K-8 School during the special assembly. Timber Joey surprised Peninsula K-8 School's kindergarteners through second graders Monday, Oct. 10 as part of a special assembly to announce the Portland Timbers Community Fund's sponsorship of SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) at three Portland Public Schools. 

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School board declines to set achievement targets in areas measured by new state tests

October 15, 2014
The Portland School Board unanimously approved a PPS committee recommendation Oct. 14 that the district not set state Achievement Compact Targets for 2014-15 in areas that would be measured by the new Smarter Balanced tests until the reliability and validity of the new tests is established and districts have baseline data on this new assessment. [More]

PPS bond development committee recommends high schools

October 14, 2014
Benson Polytechnic High School is one of the three high schools recommended for the planned 2016 bond. The PPS Bond Development Committee (BDC) delivered its recommendations for the high schools to be included in the planned 2016 & 2020 school improvement bonds. 

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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