CROC TALK BRIEF
Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ October 27, 2021
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE by MONICA ARBOW
Dear Nancy Ryles Families,
Thank you for partnering with your child’s teacher for Parent Teacher Conferences this week. Conferences are a great time to hear about your child’s school experiences, successes, and goals. Equally as important is the opportunity for you to share information with the teacher. You are your child’s first teacher and we can learn a lot from parents by listening to the knowledge that you have of your own child.
Enjoy the fall festivities this extended weekend!
OHSU COVID SCREENING TESTS
For families who opted in, we are scheduled to begin the OHSU Screening Tests next week. We are experiencing issues with the supply chain and so we are hoping to receive the final pieces to the test kits in time to start next week. We will let you know if we cannot start next week.
Here is some information that may help you prepare:
Our school’s test distribution day is Wednesday, which makes our collection day on Thursday.*
On the first Wednesday of distribution, parents will receive at home instructions for the test as well as a pack of labels that will last you for the next several weeks. You will also receive the first test kit.
On Thursday morning, when your child wakes up, have them immediately spit into the test tube. See the video here for directions on how to do this. Directions will also be included in a packet that comes home on the first day of testing.
Students should not eat, drink, or brush their teeth prior to spitting in the tube.
After completing the test, families should place the tube into the provided biohazard bag with the labels on and have the student return it to school
*For weeks when we don’t have school on a Wednesday or Thursday, there will be no testing kits going home.
For more step-by-step, detailed information about what this process looks like at Nancy Ryles, you can view the Nancy Ryles COVID-19 Weekly Screening Program slide deck. There is also information on how to enroll now and/or discontinue testing in the slide deck.
NRCO NEWS & EVENTS
Next NRCO Meeting
Tuesday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. A link will be emailed to families before the meeting.
Dining for Dollars (D4$)
Save the date! And join us at Joe's Burgers
Wednesday, November 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
BOOK FAIR - VIRTUAL
Books! Books! Books!
Mark your calendars now for our Fall Virtual Book Fair. The virtual book fair will run November 1-14. The online shopping link will be sent next week. Proceeds from this event will benefit the school library!
UPCOMING EVENTS AT NANCY RYLES ELEMENTARY
November 1-14 -- Virtual Book Fair
November 7 -- Daylight Savings Time Ends (clocks fall back an hour)
Thursday, November 11 -- No School, Veterans Day
Friday, November 12 -- No School, Grading Day
November 24-26 -- No School, Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 29 -- No School, Staff Development, Workday
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
Connor H. - 4th grade
Olivia H. - 4th grade
Abby M. - 5th grade
Cate P. - 3rd grade
James P. - 3 grade
Axel C. - 2nd grade
Luke J. - 3rd grade
Mckayla T. - 4th grade
Zander T. - 5th grade
Nadine W. - 3rd grade
Kyle C. - 3rd
Kylie W. - 1st grade
Annabel H. - 3rd grade
Leo M. - 2nd grade
Cailyn R. - 2nd grade
Mya-Joy B. - 2nd grade
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 PROCESS BEGINS OCTOBER 18
Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available on October 18. 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.
2020-2021 SCHOOL PROFILE
Our 2020-21 school profile is posted on our school webpage under About Us>School Profile>Oregon Report Card. There is also a link on this page to school profiles for other years and other schools. The 2020-21 district profile is posted on the district report card webpage.
State report cards began when the 1999 Oregon Legislature passed a law requiring every public school and district to receive a report from the Oregon Department of Education about how they are performing overall. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and affords states greater flexibility. ESSA encourages schools and educators to innovate and create systems that address local needs. As a part of this work, the Oregon Department of Education redesigned the School and District report cards to engage and inform families about their school’s approach to learning, academic and extracurricular offerings, and student performance. Reports cards also serve as an important tool for continuous improvement planning by local and state policymakers, in conjunction with the communities they serve.
The 2020-21 school and district profiles do not include statewide assessments data, class size data, or attendance data as a result of the necessary statewide school closures and the implementation of Distance Learning for All. The profiles present all available data not impacted by the state’s response to COVID-19. As part of the federal response to COVID-19, all students in our school were eligible for free school meals last year. As a result, our Free/ Reduced Price Lunch percentage is reported as >95%.
At Nancy Ryles Elementary, WE are committed to using this information to help tailor our school improvement plans and academic programs to meet the needs of every student. You’ll find our current school improvement plan here: https://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx?id=1303.
During the year I will communicate with you frequently about student achievement and programs in place at our school to foster student learning and success.
If you have questions about our report card or would like a print copy, please contact me. You may also have suggestions for improvements. Please share them! Thank you!
Contains current information from Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Washington County Public Health.
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS
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.