Dec. 12th- PTA Meeting and Social Hour, 6pm to 8:30
Another resource for Rieke events and activities is our PTA.
Dear Rieke Rocket community,
I cannot express how wonderful it has been to welcome our students back this week! They are so wonderful and quickly jumped back into school mode, ready to learn and make new friends. I want to acknowledge our office staff for all their continued 皇家华人 in making Rieke such a welcoming and prepared space for families and kids. And as I walk through classrooms and the recess areas I am filled with admiration at the skills and added values all our “teaching” staff bring to the entire community of learners everyday. We have all jumped back in with purpose!
On this Thursday, November 30th, JT Photo Studios is returning for picture make-up and retakes. You do NOT need to order pictures in advance. Everyone is welcome to get a new picture.
The Ida B Wells Guardian Cheer team has organized a Sneaker Drive. They have brought us a sneaker drop box at Rieke for when we return. New and gently used footwear is recirculated to secondhand markets in developing countries. Heavily used/damaged shoes will be recycled to make reusable materials. This sounds like a great family activity to clean out the closets, and bring old sneakers to the receptacle outside the Rieke office.
The Rieke Video News will be back this week! We have some new talented 5th grade anchors ready to put on their acting shoes. Stay tuned and subscribe, or binge watch old episodes, at
I have started a Rieke student Instagram account. This idea/need grew out of the Site Council last spring. Check it out at Today I posted a picture of some star Kindergarten students as they practiced writing the letter J. Follow us!
I am 皇家华人ing with the Ida B Wells administration to cut down on their students parking in the Rieke guest parking area. We are also looking to paint the letter R on our spots. What a great volunteer opportunity?
The RIeke PTA is holding its next open community meeting soon on December 12th at the school. There will be a social hour with food from Casa Colima from 6:00-6:30 followed by the meeting of the PTA and Neighborhood Emergency team presentation from 6:30-8:00. For all things PTA check out
All after school clubs should now have started again. Reading buddies are back and next our Ida B Wells interns return to help. Yahoo!
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Community Budget Review Committee (CBRC)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Wildly Amazing Hat and Hair Day
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM School Board - Audit Committee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Board - Student Success Committee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Board - Facilities and Operations Committee meeting
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Rieke PTA Social Hour and General Meeting
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board- Regular Meeting
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