Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year

Letter from the Principal

Dear Rieke Families,

I am so excited to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year! The school is shiny clean thanks to our amazingly hard working custodial crew and teachers are ready to begin a positive and successful year for our students. Our partnership with families is one of the strengths of this school community and the purpose of this handbook is to help you be informed so you can play an active role in the support of your student.

As the school year continues, please visit our website for current updates.

The staff at Rieke is committed to assisting all students in reaching their full potential within a joyful, stimulating learning environment. We challenge students and, at the same time, provide a school atmosphere that makes cooperation and teamwork essential to the learning process. Our goals are best met in a setting of high academic and behavioral expectations, where each child is known as an individual and the focus is on strengths and excellence. We believe each child deserves encouragement, support and a sense of well being. We want all Rieke students and their families to feel welcome, and for students to develop and maintain a lifetime love of learning and fulfill their potential as competent citizens and caring people.

Volunteers are an important part of school life here at Rieke. Please contact your child’s teacher or the PTA volunteer coordinator if you have time to contribute. The energy and enthusiasm generously donated by our many volunteers is a tremendous advantage for our students. For more information on Rieke volunteer opportunities please contact us at: Volunteer@RiekePTA.org

Our school newsletter, the “Rieke Rocketeer” is sent out electronically monthly as well as posted on our website. Let the office know if you need the newsletter in a different format. Please get into the habit of reading the Rocketeer regularly. We rely on it to communicate important and timely information to you. If you have unanswered questions, or a concern, please give us a call or email. We want to hear from you! My goal this year is to ensure there is clear, consistent, and informative communication.

I am looking forward to getting to know you and our students. I feel very fortunate to be working in such a strong, caring community. I’m positive that this is going to be a great school year!

Sincerely,
Sarah Lewins, Principal
slewins@pps.net