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Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ November 10, 2021

NO SCHOOL NOVEMBER 11 AND 12

November 11 -- Veterans Day

November 12 -- Grading/Assessment Day

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE by MONICA ARBOW

Nancy Ryles Families,


During the month of November, there is an increased focus on gratitude. Merriam Webster defines gratitude as, "A feeling of appreciation or thanks." Many studies suggest that focusing on and expressing gratitude has significant physical and emotional health benefits. There are lots of ways to show gratitude such as incorporating what we are grateful for as part of family discussions, writing someone a thank you card expressing why you are thankful for them, creating gratitude jars at home where family members can write what they are grateful for on a slip of paper and add it to the jar (then you can find a time to read all of them together), or keeping a journal of personal reflections of gratitude. During such stressful times in our lives, focusing on what we are grateful for is a small and simple act that can have substantial benefits. We are grateful for our Nancy Ryles community and all of the support you provide your student(s) and school each day.


Speaking of gratitude, tomorrow is Veterans Day. We have this day off of school so that we can recognize, honor, and give thanks to those who have served or are serving in the military. With family connections to the Air Force and Army, I want to take a moment to thank all of the service men and women who have shown courage and dedication in serving, and to the families of veterans who have shown resilience, support, and sacrifice. Happy Veterans day and thank you for your service.


With gratitude,


Monica Arbow

Principal

FAREWELL FROM JESSIE NEWTON

It has been an honor serving the Nancy Ryles community as the principal’s secretary the last 6+ years. I have loved my time here. It is the students, parents, and staff that make Nancy Ryles Elementary a unique and special place. There is truly a family atmosphere here.


My new job is working in the Teaching & Learning Department of Beaverton School District. And while I may not be at Nancy Ryles, I will always be a Crocodile!


One more update ... my last day at Nancy Ryles has changed. I will be here through November 19.

PICTURE RETAKE DAY -- FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Picture Retake Day is Friday, November 19.


Retakes are for:

  • Anyone who did not have their picture taken on picture day.
  • You forgot to order pictures.
  • If you purchased pictures and were not satisfied. Please be sure to send the complete packet back with your student on picture day.


There are picture order forms in the office.

You can pre-order picture packages online now at dorianstudio.com and enter Nancy Ryles Elementary in the search window. Online orders are available up to 4 days after retake day.

NRCO NEWS & EVENTS

Next NRCO Meeting - Guest Speaker

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, January 11 on Zoom. A link will be emailed prior to the meeting.

Save the dates and join us in January, February and March as we welcome guest speaker Megan Barella. Join all three sessions or any one individual. We will grow as a parenting/caregiving community as Megan guides us through her real life strategies in "Connection and Cooperation by becoming a Confident and Compassionate leader in your family."


Joe's Burgers - Dining for Dollars, D4$ is TONIGHT

Wednesday, November 10

11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Eat for a cause! Join us at Joe's Burgers, no coupon code or flyer needed. Mention Nancy Ryles Elementary School and Joe's Burgers will donate direction back to the NRCO.


Volunteer Needs

New Opportunities Posted!

Check Better Impact, there are new volunteer opportunities posted. Whether you'd like to help in the production room or the library, there are a variety of shifts available throughout the week.


Staff Spotlight Series

This week our Staff Spotlight Series is celebrating the Kindergarten team, Mrs. Davenport, Mrs. Holland and Mrs. Poulos.


Let's Be Social

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NRCO1

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nrco_nancyryleselementary/

Linktr.ee https://linktr.ee/nrco_nancyryleselementary

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VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR

The Nancy Ryles Virtual Book Fair is OPEN. The virtual fair will run November 1-14.


Discover the characters, series, and collections kids love. All purchases benefit Nancy Ryles Elementary. Check it out!

https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=8LG96


All orders will ship to the school and be distributed to students when the fair closes.

VISION SCREENING - DECEMBER 1

Vision screening for all students will be on Wednesday, December 1. If your child wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they are wearing them for the screening.


You will only be notified if you student fails the vision screen.


Notify the office in writing if you do not want your student(s) screened for this service.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT NANCY RYLES ELEMENTARY

November 1-14 -- Virtual Book Fair

Thursday, November 11 -- No School, Veterans Day

Friday, November 12 -- No School, Grading Day

Friday, November 19 — Picture Retake Day

November 22-26 -- No School, Thanksgiving Break (NOTE CHANGE)

Monday, November 29 -- Regular School Day (NOTE CHANGE)


2021-2022 District Calendar with Nancy Ryles Conference Dates


FUTURE SPIRIT DAYS

December 3 – Pajama Day

January 7 – Dress Like a Character Day

February 11 – Twin Day (or Multiples)

March 4 – 90’s Day

April 1 – Wacky Hair or Hat Day

May 6 – Color Block (each grade level gets assigned a color to wears)

June 3 -- Beach/Hawaiian Day

CELEBRATING STUDENT BIRTHDAYS

November 12

Trader L. - 4th grade

November 13

Magie S. - 4th grade

November 14

Emmaleigh R. - 3rd grade

November 15

Nathan M. - Kindergarten

November 16

Aiza A. - 2nd grade

November 17

Abdulrahman J. - 4th grade

IT'S TIME TO GEAR UP FOR FALL

As our days turn a bit darker and much wetter, with the right gear, you can keep walking and rolling all month long. Use these tips to make it easier to get out the door with the things you need to keep your children warm and comfortable for their trip to school.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES FLYERS

BSD flyers listed here are from community organizations with approved facility use and intergovernmental agencies (City of Beaverton, THPRD, WCCLS, and Washington County).

* NEWS WORTH REPEATING FROM PREVIOUS CROC TALKS *

5th GRADE FAMILIES -- OPTION SCHOOL APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 10

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now available. All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries. Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school will need to complete a paper application.



Students may only select one Learning Option school on their application. They should give careful consideration to their choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.


Applications must be received online or in the Learning Options office no later than Friday, December 10 at 4:00 p.m. Visit the Learning Options webpage for more information.

BSD BACK-TO-SCHOOL INFORMATION

Contains current information from Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Washington County Public Health.

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS

Nancy Ryles website is: https://nancyryles.beaverton.k12.or.us/

Nancy Ryles Facebook: Nancy Ryles Elementary School

Nancy Ryles Instagram: nancyryleselementary


The NRCO Facebook page is: facebook.com/NRCO1

The NRCO Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/nrco_nancyryleselementary/


We encourage you to bookmark our website as we keep it up to date.

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