Principal's Message, October 4

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Thank you to all the volunteers who have made the Scholastic Book Fair, the Run for Rieke, and our new art mural project so successful! This continued demonstration of your commitment to the students and staff at Rieke creates a community spirit that makes new ideas possible. If you have not yet seen the video of the art mural that PPS communications made and shared in the PPS Pulse, here is the link. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK1NE3R9qgo

Here are some quick reminders! There is no school next Friday, October 11th. It is a statewide in-service day. Champions is not open that day either. One activity available is Wilson Cheer camp at Wilson High School. The Lost and Found closet is overflowing in the hallway by the gym. Our goal is to keep the items until Parent Teacher Conferences in November but we may need help in figuring out new ways to store these belongings. Picture retake day is coming soon, October 22nd. This is the day they will take class photos as well.

The next general PTA meeting is Tuesday October 15th from 6:00-8:00 at Casa Colima. Come have fun with your fellow parents and let your voice and perspective be part of the PTA.

On October 21st in the morning, all second grade students will take the TAG screening test. These tests should only take 30 minutes for students to complete. Attendance that day is important to give each student the opportunity.

Our school Site Council will have its first meeting Tuesday October 29th from 3:15-4:30. The purpose of this leadership group is to gather ideas from our parents, share the instructional work at Rieke, and work together to create a targeted school improvement plan that we can act upon. If you are interested please let me know via email, jjeans@pps.net. It requires some commitment to meetings at least quarterly.

Our new PPS security system Raptor has been installed and is active. This system requires all volunteers to show a valid ID the first time you volunteer. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we add this important security feature to PPS campuses.

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you again for your part in making Rieke such a magical place. Cheers!

Jon Jeans, Principal