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 Howard C. Reiche Community School
The First Teacher-Led, Teacher-Governed 
Public Elementary School in the State of Maine


2020-2021 Teacher Leaders
Renee Bourgoine-Serio, Ted Hummel, Lori Bobinsky

18-19 Teacher Leaders


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R e i c h e F a m i l y N e w s
The Reiche Family News newsletter has moved to a no location.


Click on the blue "FOR PARENTS"
tab above to access the 2020-2021 issues.
The
Reiche family newsletter archive is located under the "News & Events" tab.


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English and translated applications for student enrollment are available on the PPS "Enrollment Page"
Scroll down to "Teacher Leader Notes" for more Pre-K application and Kg enrollment information . . .

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To Our AwesomStudentanFamilies,



Morning Health Check Information for Parents

We have been so impressed with the level of compliance for our students with the  health and safety protocols we put in place. To this end, we are working on getting as many families  signed as possible. 
Did you know you can get the Daily Symptom check via text message? But you must "opt in" to get texts from PPS. 
Click here to learn how (in a variety of languages) to sign up for this easy and convenient way to get the Daily Symptom Check.
 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR FAMILIES 

Reiche & Portland Stage 

 Community Partnership 
Grades 3-5 in Hybrid Model 

Join Portland Stage for theater-based programming including  games, acting exercises, performing, writing, arts & crafts, and  more. Portland Stage staff will also provide time & support for remote school work.  

Hours: 

 Group A | Tues & Fri | 8:30-4:30 

Group B | Mon & Thurs | 8:30-4:30  

at Portland Stage 25A Forest Avenue 

Cost:  

Free to all students in the hybrid model 

Contact:  

Email education@portlandstage.org  

with any questions & to register

and


MUSEUM & THEATRE / PPS AFTER SCHOOL CARE
In collaboration with Portland Public Schools, the Museum & Theatre is excited to offer after school care from 1:30-4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from September 14th-October 14th.
Please fill out the following form to register.
The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is located at 142 Free Street in Portland. For more information about the Museum & Theatre visit www.kitetails.org
The program will take place in the Museum & Theatre's backyard exhibit, covered back deck, and 1st floor Playscape (converted into an open classroom space). The program is limited to 12 children per day to ensure social distancing and exhibit playtime will be limited to outdoors to keep everyone safe. Students will explore science, theatre, art activities that will be adapted based on the interests of the group.
Childcare is free to Portland Public School students; aid for by CARES Act funding from Portland Public School.
Question? Call or text Lily Gilbert at 207-415-7609 or email lily@kitetails.org

To sign up, click here: Sign Up


From all of us, we are so proud of you!! Take good care and always remember, be kind to others and yourself!  
#ReicheRocks!




To Our Reiche Community,

B l a c k  L i v e s  M a t t e r !

A video message to the Reiche community: 
English
Un message à la communauté Reiche:
French
Uma video messagem para comunidade Reiche: 
Portuguese 
Un mensaje para comunidad de Reiche: 
Spanish


"Talking About Race" - 
A Parent & Educator Resource Guide
This guide is available in the following languages:
Arabic - English - French - Portuguese -
Somali - Spanish - Vietnamese

Reiche Families ~ Important Update:

Starting September 14, 2020, Reiche is no longer a family meal distribution center. 

The NEW meal distribution sites are Portland, Casco Bay & Deering Highschools and Talbot Community School (pick-up time: 1:00-2:00 PM).
All other meal pick-up locations posted on the Portland Schools "Food Resources in the Community" webpage are no longer in service. 

We encourage all Reiche families to visit the new PPS "FAQ" page for answers to the most common questions families have asked about the 2020-2021 school reopening and to visit
 the PPS Covid-19 Webpage for a wide range of PPS family support resources. 



School Construction Community Forums

The public is invited to forums this fall to learn and to share their vision on upcoming school construction projects at Longfellow, Reiche and Prescumpscot Schools. For more information please click here.

Thank you to all who attended the Reiche Community Forum on November 6, 2019!  
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Reiche School
is proud to partner with 
LearningWorks Aim High!

The Learning Works Aim High program hosts a team of AmeriCorps Members who serve as tutors and mentors in classrooms and extracurricular programs. The Aim High team is comprised of adults of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences so, whether you are a parent, a grandparent, or simply a caring community member, you can make a huge difference in the lives of Reiche students by joining.

The Americorps Members of the Learning Works Aim High team
earn an education award and/or modest living allowance. 


Would you like to support Reiche School by joining the Learning Works Aim High team? 
 For information and to apply, visit the LearningWorks website or call (207) 775-0105.

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 T e a c h e r  L e a d e r  N o t e s

2020-2021 Pre-K Lottery Application & Kindergarten Registration
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2020-2021 Pre-Kindergarten
APPLICATIONS FOR THE INITIAL 2020-2021 PRE-K LOTTERY ARE ACCEPTED FROM JANUARY 2 THROUGH JANUARY 17, 2020!


If you live in Portland and your child will be
4 years old by October 15, 2020, he or she is eligible for the Portland Public Schools Pre-Kindergarten program in the 2020-2021 school year.


To complete an online English or translated 2020-2021 Pre-K lottery application form please visit the
 Portland Public Schools "School Enrollment" page.
Our school secretary is happy to assist with completing the application on the Reiche School Kiosk. 

The initial lottery for the 2020-2021 Pre-K program will take place after January 17, 2020. You will be notified if your child has been accepted into the program and will receive enrollment instructions at that time.

2020-2021 Kindergarten   
To be eligible for Kindergarten your child must be 5 years old by October 15, 2020. Kindergarten registration is done online via the
"School Enrollment" webpage of the Portland Public Schools website or on the online Registration Kiosk in your neighborhood elementary school.*

To complete both Pre-K and Kindergarten registration processes the following documents need to be presented to the school: 
original proof of birth, the child's immunization record, and proof of residency.  

*For detailed information about enrolling your child in the Portland Public Schools and to locate your neighborhood elementary school please visit the PPS home page @ www.portlandschools.org, select "School Enrollment" under "Families".

If you speak a language other than English and would like assistance with your online registration you may call the PPS Multilingual Center to make an appointment (874-8135).

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F o r R e i c h e P a r e n t s


Coming Soon:  The Reiche Family Handbook  with updated and important Reiche School and Portland District information for the families of Reiche students. 
Click here or select the link under the "For Parents" tab above to access this important Reiche family guide. 

Note: We have moved of our beginning-of-the-year paperwork online.
Please use your Portland Public Schools Infinite Campus Parent Portal account to view your child’s paperwork and update the information.
You will find links to the Parent Portal and (multilingual)
user instructions under the  FOR PARENTS  tab above.
Please reach out to any of the Lead Teachers if you need a parent portal or have questions.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Bobinsky, Mr. Hummell and Mrs. Serio

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R e i c h e F a m i l y N e w s

The Reiche Family News newsletter has moved to a no location. Click on the blue "FOR PARENTS" tab above to access the 2020-2021 issues.
Reiche's newsletter archive is located under the "News & Events" tab.  

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R e i c h e P a r e n t O r g a n i z a t i o n
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Email: reichepto@gmail.com  
      Reiche PTO Community Facebook Page 

    
  

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21st Century Community Learning Center
If you have questions about the Reiche program, please contact Toni Newsome (phone: 207-615-5312 or email tnewsome@learningworks.me). We invite you to visit the Learning Works Maine webpage or to connect with the Learning Works Portland Facebook page for a glimpse of the invaluable academic and social opportunities LearningWorks offers students of all ages. Special events and fieldtrips planned for Reiche participants and their families will be posted on the Reiche web page "Learning Works" calendar . ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞

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The Reiche "Walking School Bus" is a great way to get Reiche's 4th & 5th graders, who no longer qualify for bussing, to school . . . safely, on time and with adult support! Adults leave Reiche School at 7:50 a.m. each morning. Won't you join us! For all "Walking School Bus" inquiries please email Susan Wiggin at wiggis@portlandschools.org or give her a call at 207-874-8175.

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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