The goal of fundraising through the Mary Rieke Elementary PTA is to enhance the education and community of the children attending Mary Rieke Elementary. We accomplish this goal by raising funds to add teaching and support staffing for the school, purchasing enrichment programs directly or by supplying teachers with requested funds to purchase resources for enrichment and by hosting community events that bring families together and build a stronger Mary Rieke community. For more information on how you can help Rieke fundraising efforts or lend a hand on any fundraising events please contact Melissa Light – Fundraising Chair.
The Rieke Foundation
The Rieke Foundation is affiliated with the Portland Schools Foundation, which is an independent, non-profit organization that plays a vital role in our community to provide funds for schools and advance initiatives that directly support teachers, schools and parent involvement. Historically, our Foundation has funded a classroom teacher to best support balanced class sizes. We use the money raised to add one additional teacher to which ever grade level our principal and staff decides needs it the most that year.
The three activities at Rieke that will support the Foundation this year include:
The Rieke Auction
Saturday March 3rd, at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center (MJCC). This is the largest individual fundraising event for the school, and all are encouraged to attend. The evening includes appetizers, two drink tickets, dinner & dessert plus bidding on classroom art projects, a wine wall and a silent and live auction.
The Run for Rieke
This fun run is an annual fundraiser held on April 23, 2018 where the students and teachers walk, jog and run the Wilson track for donations per lap. Last year the run proceeds went to help fund the building of the community playground. This year we plan to use the money earned to support the Rieke Foundation.
The Rieke Educators Fund
The Rieke Educators Fund works by having donors contribute a one-time gift, or recurring monthly withdrawal (via their bank or VISA) amount to the Rieke ES account managed by the All Hands Raised organization. The campaign is our annual ask for cash donations to support the foundation. We ask all Rieke families to consider a tax-deductible one-time cash donation or a recurring monthly donation.
- Raise it for Rieke Auction
- Rieke Art Fair
- Rieke Carnival
- Book Fair
- Plant Sale