Welcome to Reiche Community School
Teacher-Led, Teacher-Governed

Reiche TLs Oct.'15

2017-2018 Reiche Teacher Leaders
 Christine Keegan  Lori Bobinsky   Ted Hummel

2017-2018 School Hours
8:30 a.m. Playground Supervision
8:45 a.m. Students Line up & Enter School
9:00 a.m.  Student Attendance is taken
3:30 p.m.  Student Dismissal

Early Rel
ease Wednesdays  2:30 p.m. Student Dismissal
First Early Release Wednesday: September 27, 2017
Last Early Release Wednesday: May 30, 2018

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W E L C O M E   E V E R Y O N E  TO  T H E   2017 - 2018 S C H O O L  Y E A R Experience the world at the heart of Portland's West End!

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Mad Science Vacation Camp Mad Science Vacation Camp is back at Reiche by popular demand and will take place from April 17th- April 20! Learn about Mad Science on their website Registration information about April Vacation Camp at Reiche Community School is available at There are a number of options available ... your child can attend Camp all four days or on individual days of your choosing. We do have full and partial scholarships available so be sure to tell Mad Science that you are interested in a scholarship when you register. School News Image by Hicks - Thank you!Hot off the press ... read the latest school news, important family information and tips in the March 2, 2018 online edition of our "Reiche School News" newsletter!

For information about newsletter translations please click here. (The bi-weekly  "Reiche School News" newsletter replaces

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 Reiche families and community members connect on the

 Reiche PTO Community Facebook Page  
where you'll find details about one of our most important Reiche FUNDRAISER events of the year ... the March 27, 2018 Annual Reiche Silent Auction! 2018 Spring Auction

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LWAS Logo 2018

LearningWorks Afterschool is a project-based afterschool program focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Science) education. 

 is specifically designed to give students a positive learning experience that fosters excitement about learning and contributes to confidence and success in school!

Students participate in fun, hands-on engineering design challenges to build skills in: problem solving, teamwork, communication, and creative thinking.
 LWAS provides opportunities every day to practice and reinforce skills in reading (fiction and non-fiction), writing (science notebooks), math, speaking/listening, and vocabulary. 
Visit the Learning Works Maine webpage or connect with our Learning Works Portland Facebook page for a glimpse of the invaluable academic and social opportunities we offer our students of all ages. Special events and fieldtrips planned for Reiche participants and their families are posted on the Reiche web page "Learning Works" calendar . Enrollment in LWAS is open to eligible students by invitation.  For more information on the LWAS program at Reiche School, please contact Toni Newsome at 207-615-5312 or ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞

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The Reiche "Walking School Bus" is a great way to get our 4th & 5th grade students who no longer qualify for bussing to school safely, on time and with adult support! Won't you join us?! Meet great adults and students, contribute in a meaningful way and enjoy an hour of cardio excercise! We need additional WSB volunteers, specifically, a dedicated volunteer for Tuesdays and adults who can serve as on-call, "back-up" volunteers. Adults leave Reiche school at 7:55 sharp each morning and follow a route through Mellen, Grant, Sherman, Weymouth, Boynton, Gilman, A and C Streets.

Please contact Susan Wiggin at 207-874-8175 or if you are interested to join us!


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M O N D A Y   N I G H T    M E A L S

from 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. for

Monday Night Meals on the Brickwork"
(provided by the The Wayside Food Program)

his is a great opportunity to meet other families, have fun and share a meal. 
Children must be supervised by an adult. 
If there is no school "Monday Night Meals" is cancelled that evening

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T e a c h e r  L e a d e r  
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K I N D E R G A R T E N   N O T E 

Children must be five years of age on or before October 15th in order to attend kindergarten. Please bring the following documents to enroll a child: original proof of birth, the child's immunization record, and proof of residency.  
In case you do not know if Reiche is your neighborhood school, please call 874-8237 so that a PPS staff member at Central Office can assist you.

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The 2015-2016 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) Report Card for the Howard C. Reiche Community School has been releasedBefore reviewing the Report Card we encourage you to read our family announcement letter which provides insight into its meaning and purpose. The Reiche Report Card is available under the "About Us" tab above or via this link.

Reiche In The News

Watch how our friends at the Portland Symphony Orchestra and Reiche 1st graders create perfect harmony with rhyme and rhythm.
Posted on 12/08/2016
Maine Legislature Recognizes Reiche Community School
Posted on 02/04/2016
NEA spotlight on Reiche in "Teachers Take Action"
Posted on 01/01/2016
Reiche - WINNER among teacher-powered schools nationwide!
Posted on 12/08/2015