Rhino Weekly Connection


A Note from Mrs. D!

Hello Ryan Families,

It was another amazing week at Ryan...our students ROCKED the Fun Run and blew our fundraising goals out of the water! It was so fun to see all of our Rhinos having so much fun last week. Thank you to our PTA and Mr. Chavez for organizing and to all of the parents/families for supporting this amazing event. Also, because we met all of our goals, Mr. Chavez and I will be getting slimed on October 12th and we have to color our hair purple. We can't wait!

Morning Drop off Reminders:

  • School starts at 7:50 am (M/T/TH/F) and 8:50 on Wednesday.
  • Please do not park or drop off in the bus lanes prior to school starting. We ask that you use the parking lot hug and go lane to drop off. We are experiencing some congestion and the buses are having a hard time unloading in the mornings.

In this week's update you will find:

  • Conference Information
  • Instrumental Music Reminders
  • Dental Screenings
  • PTA/Fundraising Updates
  • Counselor's Corner
  • School and District Updates and Reminders

Take care,

~Ms. D

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Fall Conferences

This year our fall conferences will be held in person on October 12, 18 and 20. The invitation to conferences went out via HelpAtSchools. Please take a moment to sign-up to conference with your child's teacher to hear about all the wonderful things that have been going on these first seven weeks of school! If you did not receive the HelpAtSchools conference email, please contact Jamie Hanes at 720.561.7007.

5th Grade Instrumental Music

Instrumental music is in full swing for our 5th graders every Monday and Thursday! Please ensure your 5th grade musician's success by helping them remember their instruments each Monday and Thursday. Things can get crazy in the office, our delivery team might not always make out into the building to get instruments to students.

Dental Screenings

BVSD is partnering with Clinica to provide Dental Screenings for our students! Our next screening is Tuesday, October 4th.

Parents/Gaurdians must submit a Consent form in order for your child to be screened.

Please check out this flyer (flyer in Spanish) for more information.

The consent form (English or Spanish) can be submitted in person, at the school office, or emailed to our Health Room Para at chrystal.terhune@bvsd.org or katie.walkenhorst@bvsd.org

Original Works Fundraiser!

Check out this opportunity to support your child and our Art Program at Ryan Elementary.

More info to come!

(Flyer in Spanish)

PTA Update

Thank you to all our volunteers for making our Fall Festival such a success! It was a blast seeing all our Rhinos' smiling faces!

Dining Night Out
Our first Dining Night Out of the year will be at Mici Italian in Lafayette this Tuesday, October 4!
Mici will donate 20% of your purchase when you mention Ryan Elementary's name for dine-in, takeout, delivery, or catering orders! (For online orders, please indicate Ryan Elementary in the notes section).

Take a night off from cooking and raise money for Ryan at the same time!

PTA Community Meeting
Our first community meeting of the year will be Wednesday, October 19, and we are thrilled that we will be meeting IN PERSON in the Ryan Library! Childcare and pizza will be provided for kids. All members of the Ryan community are welcome to join us!

Email PTA Board

PTA Website

PTA Facebook

September Counseling Corner Monthy Newsletter

Check out what's happening in counseling this month! The newsletter includes classroom counseling lesson information, an article for guardians, and strategies for helping students control their emotions!

Angevine Middle School's Annual Fall Festival

You are invited to Angevine's annual Fall Festival

October 6th 5-8pm

Check out this flyer (Spanish) for more information

The Ryan Elementary Library is sponsoring a Book Character Pumpkin Contest!

  • Decorate an artificial pumpkin as character from a book (no real pumpkins, please)
  • Drop off your pumpkin in the library during the month of October
  • 2 winners will be drawn on October 31
  • Winners will get to choose a FREE book at the book fair (up to a $20 value)
  • Questions? Contact Mrs. Trippe at allison.trippe@bvsd.org

Request From Ms. Wehr in the Gym

Hello Ryan Community! For PE we have two baskets of shoes that students may borrow to wear during their PE class in case they have forgotten PE shoes (any type of closed toe/heel tennis shoe, athletic shoe, sneaker, etc.) Our shoes to borrow are getting pretty worn down. If you happen to have any gently used PE shoes that your student no longer wears, and would like to donate them to our gym for students to use when needed, we would greatly appreciate it! (These shoes also help support any “shoe emergencies” that may arise during the school day 🙂) Thank you so much for your help!

  • Ms. Wehr

Request from the Health Room


  • Healthy Snacks
  • Girls leggings, sizes 5-8 and Boys sweatpants, sized 5-8 (Only these specific items will be accepted at this time)
  • socks

Please remind your student to bring a healthy snack along with a labeled water bottle to school everyday!

No Phone use during school

Students are not permitted to call/text during school.

Please remind your students that if they are not feeling well or need to urgently contact a parent, to please visit the office and we will help them.



Important learning takes place first thing in the morning and arriving late can be disruptive to the teacher and other students.

The first bell rings at 7:47AM (8:47 on Wednesdays), The tardy bell rings at 7:50AM (8:50 on Wednesdays). If a student arrives after 7:50AM, they are tardy and need to check in at the Office.

Good habits start early!
Research shows regular attendance at school has a DRAMATIC impact on student progress. Did you know that after 10 absences we are required to mark all absences unexcused without a doctor’s note? Please see the How Sick Is To Sick guidelines as well as the BVSD attendance policy. We understand sometimes our students need to be out for an extended period of time. We ask, if you know your child will be out for more than 3 days or longer, to please fill out this form and contact the attendance line at 720-561-7002

Morning Reminders

Just a few reminders for morning drop off:
  • Wednesday Before School Care: please come to the front doors of the school with your child to sign them in with the supervision staff. Due to limited staff and a safety, students arriving after 7:50 will not be able to attend.
  • There is no supervision in the mornings until 7:35. We ask that students do not arrive on school grounds prior to then.
  • The bus lane is for buses only. Please utilize the parking lot hug & go for dropping students off.
  • When students are dropped off, please walk around the front of the building to the playground and classroom doors. There is no supervision in the back of the building.
  • Please be mindful of our school neighbors, observe no parking signs, and be respectful of their property.
  • As much as we love all of your cute dogs and pets, we ask that they are kept at home during drop off and pick up.

Opt Into BVSD Text Messages/¡Opta por recibir mensajes de texto del BVSD!

The benefits of BVSD text messages:

  • Receive alerts during a crisis

  • Receive important reminders

Emails can get buried in your inbox; text message alerts make sure you receive timely information from the district.

Text the word "Yes" to 67587 from your phone to opt into text messaging.


Los beneficios incluyen:

  • Recibir alertas durante una crisis

  • Recibir recordatorios importantes

Los correos electrónicos son fáciles de perder en tu bandeja de entrada. Recibir alertas por mensaje de texto garantiza que recibirás información del distrito de manera oportuna.

Textea la palabra "Yes" por mensaje de texto al 67587 para recibir textos del distrito.

New Bullying Reporting Process/Nuevo proceso para reportar intimidación o acoso escolar (bullying)

Last school year the Board of Education updated its policies around bullying, and investigating complaints around bullying (See Policy JDHB / JDHB-E). To make the reporting process as easy as possible for victims of bullying, the district has created a single form to make a bullying report.

Once submitted, the school principal will be notified of your submission and will promptly begin to investigate the complaint. Parents/guardians can then expect to receive a report of this investigation. You can make a bullying report using the form on the Help for Students page which is also linked at the top of our school website. Paper copies will also be available in our/ your school’s front office.

El año pasado el Consejo de Educación actualizó sus políticas sobre el acoso o intimidación escolar y la investigación de reportes de incidentes de intimidación o acoso escolar (refiérase a la Política JDHB / JDHB-E>). Para hacer que el proceso sea lo más fácil posible para las víctimas, el distrito creó un formulario único para reportar incidentes de acoso o intimidación escolar.

Después de completarla, el director de la escuela será notificado del reporte e inmediatamente comenzará una investigación del incidente. Los padres y tutores legales recibirán un informe sobre la investigación. Use el formulario en la página de Ayuda para los estudiantes para completar un reporte sobre un incidente de acoso o intimidación escolar. El documento también está disponible sobre el encabezado de nuestro sitio web.También hay copias impresas en las oficinas principales de las escuelas.

RevTrack Changes/Cambios en RevTrak

BVSD has implemented a centralized RevTrak web store (system used to collect fees) for all BVSD schools. Note for current BVSD parents: You will have to create a new login when using the system for the first time. Learn more about the benefits of this change and how to set up your account.

El BVSD ha implementado una tienda web RevTrak centralizada (sistema utilizado para cobrar tarifas) para todas las escuelas del BVSD. Nota para los padres actuales del BVSD: Deberá crear un nuevo inicio de sesión cuando utilice el sistema por primera vez. Obtenga más información sobre los beneficios de este cambio y como configurar su cuenta.

If you have any questions please be sure to reach out!