Who was Peter A. Reinberg?
Peter A. Reinberg was born on March 5, 1858. He was educated in the Chicago Public Schools. At the age of twenty, he started his own business raising flowers and becoming a florist. He became very active in politics and was the head of the Cook County Board from 1914-1918. Mr. Reinberg's duties as President of the Board of Education and on the Board of Directors of the Ravenswood Bank kept him very active. Cultivating his love of the outdoors and gardens, he did receive the title of the Director of Forestry in 1920. He died February 21, 1921.
Peter A. Reinberg Elementary School is a Level 1 neighborhood school located on the northwest side of the city in the O’Hare network. We are fortunate to have a great deal of parental and community support and are able to utilize many community resources in a very diverse and multilingual neighborhood. Our non-for-profit partner, Metropolitan Family Services, offers after school services for students and family counseling. The Northwest Side Housing Center has partnered with Reinberg to implement the Parent Mentor Program in the spring of 2013, which brings support to the classroom. Additional resources available in the area range from the Chicago Public Library, Belmont/Central Shopping District, to recreational facilities such as Portage Park and Chopin Park.
Reinberg currently serves 875 students from Pre-K through 8th Grade, and provides inclusive specialized services to students with a broad range of disabilities. Reinberg embraces the philosophy inherent in the provision of education to all students in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). Beyond a quality education and independence, we wish to prepare all of our students for a truly joyous and successful life.
In accordance with the No Child Left Behind (NCLB), it is a staple of our vision that all our staff accept responsibility for all students. We modify, accommodate and adjust teaching strategies and classroom activities to meet the unique learning abilities of all students. Our special education staff supports the regular classroom teacher with this process. We recognize all students are unique with their own set of physical, intellectual, and psychological characteristics that influence their instructional needs. Our instructional methods are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and designed to meet every student's needs.