Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Rigler School Logo of a black pantherRigler School

Neighborhood School and
Dual Immersion (Spanish/English) School
Grade Levels: K-5

5401 NE Prescott St. | Portland, OR 97218
Phone: (503) 916-6451 | Fax: (503) 916-2667

Rigler SUN Community Schools

What is SUN anyway?
Schools Uniting Neighborhoods is a county-wide system implemented at 67 schools! SUN is a collaboration of 6 Portland School Districts, Multnomah County, Portland Parks and Rec. and local non-profits. Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, IRCO, is the lead agency for Rigler SUN. In accordance with Multnomah County's SUN Schools Initiative,

Rigler SUN program seeks to: improve the lives of children, their families and the community through partnering with local school communities to extend the school day and develop Rigler school as a "community center" in the Cully neighborhood.

IRCO is a nationally renowned, local non-profit organization. For more information about IRCO programs visit www.irco.org

The mission of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society.

What services does SUN offer?
- Homework help, tutoring, academic classes, art, sports, music, and other fun activities
- FACES (Family and Community Engagement Specialists)
- PCDS (Parent Child Development Services)
- A safe and supportive space
- Classes for adults, parent education
- Cultural and community events
- Resources and referrals
- Volunteer opportunities
- and much more!

How does SUN work?
SUN functions in conjunction with Rigler Administration, staff, volunteers, PTA, parent/guardians, students and the community at-large. We are an integral part of the school community, we are bridge builders, mentors and friends, and we have fun while learning. We look forward to seeing you in the halls, in your classrooms, after school and at events. Please visit us in the SUN office in the cafeteria.

What do I do after school if I am in SUN?
2:15pm - meet at the blacktop to sign-in
2:20-2:45 - sign-in and snack in the cafeteria
2:45-3:00 - recess
3:00-3:45 - homework and game time
3:45-5:00 - class time
5:00 - pick-up, goodbye!

Who works for Rigler SUN? 

~SUN Operational Assistant- Cathy Brown cbrown3@pps.net 


~SUN Academic Engagement Coordinator- Gabe Espinal  gespinal@pps.net

~SUN Site Manager- Zandy Gordon zgordon@pps.net

Please call the SUN office at 503.916.6152  or 503.412.9932 for more information.

Upcoming SUN Dates

~Tuesday Dec. 17th: SUN Kindergarten Family Holiday Event 6pm-7pm in the Cafeteria

~Thursday Dec. 19th: SUN Showcase 5pm-7pm, Performance in Auditorium, Gallery & Refreshments in Cafeteria

~Tuesday Jan. 14th: SUN  Adult Bilingual Yoga Classes begin at 5:30pm in Gym! First class free.  

~Friday Jan. 24: SUN Registration Forms go out!

~Monday Feb. 3rd: SUN Registration Ends!

~Monday Feb. 10th: First day of Winter SUN School

~Thursday May 8th: Last Day of Winter SUN School & SUN Showcase!

To learn more about SUN go to http://www.sunschools.org

 Sun Circle