CROC TALK BRIEF
Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ January 29, 2021
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE by MONICA ARBOW
Dear Nancy Ryles,
This week, Beaverton School District announced the latest in its Return-to-School Plans. If you did not get a chance to read it, please take a few minutes to do so. It includes important information, such as dates of when Hybrid Instruction is tentatively scheduled to begin as well as tentative dates for Limited In-Person Instruction (LIPI). For a full picture of what the Hybrid Instruction model will look like for students, please watch this video (in English) or this video (in Spanish). You also can read the Return-to-School FAQ for elementary students.
Early next week, you will receive an email which asks you to indicate which learning option you will choose for your student(s), either continue with CDL or start Hybrid. You will want to watch your inbox for the email and make sure that your ParentVue account is up-to-date and activated, because that will be how you select your student’s learning option. You will have until February 15 to submit your selection.
I realize that the return-to-school information brings up a lot of emotion. As a parent of three BSD students in a home with two working parents, I understand some of the challenges that you are experiencing. I also know that the needs are wide and deep and unique to each family. If you or your student(s) are in need of support during this difficult time (food/clothing/household items or social/emotional/mental health support), please call us at 503-356-2400, or get in touch with your teacher. We have a strong support team at Nancy Ryles, which includes our school counselor, Vicki Charbonneau, Student Success Coach, Kristi Miller, Social Worker, Karen Edwards, myself, as well as a strong Nancy Ryles Community Organization. We have access to community resources and will do everything that we can to help support you.
Monica Arbow, Principal
Each week Ms. Charbonneau and Mrs. Miller teach live Social Emotional Learning lessons to each grade level focusing on friendship, connecting with others, and empathy. This week we introduced students to the Great Kindness Challenge and we would like to invite families to participate!
Please click on the attached link to download a copy of the Great Kindness Challenge checklist and complete as many acts of kindness as you can!
Remember kindness starts with you!
KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION AND REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
We are compiling a list of incoming kindergarteners. If you have a child who will enter kindergarten next fall, please click on the link below and complete the form. If you know of other families who have incoming kindergarteners, please share the link with them! Thanks!
We will host two KINDERGARTEN EVENTS this year.
- Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. (via Zoom). This event will be a general school overview, meet the principal, curriculum overview and provide information on registration.
- Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. (TBD - in person, if possible, or via Zoom). This will be a traditional orientation event. You will meet the principal and kindergarten teachers, learn more specific information about a day in the life of a kindergarten student and obtain information on helping your child be ready for kindergarten.
Parents are encouraged to attend both events, if at all possible.
KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN!!
Please enroll your student online at https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/enrollment
- If you have students who attend Beaverton schools, select "Current BSD Families Enrolling a New Student."
- If this is your first student attending a Beaverton school, select "New Families to BSD."
When you begin enrolling your student, please select the 2021-2022 school year.
Wonder Wednesday - We’re keeping this link here for you to check out with your kiddos, or let them explore on their own. Our focus in this fun, virtual classroom for the month of January, is to share about different cultures. There are no projects or activities to complete this month. It’s all about learning, listening, watching the Cultural performance and enjoying. So when your kiddo has a little extra time, have them check it out here: Wonder Wednesday.
DINING FOR DOLLARS at CHIPOTLE is this Wednesday, February 3 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
33% of your order will be donated back to Nancy Ryles when you mention the fundraiser, or use Promo Code: RFFRDTT when you order online between 4:00-8:00 p.m. (Pick-up only, not available for delivery.)
Chipotle at Murray/Scholls
14795 SW Murray Scholls Dr., Suite 112
UPCOMING NRCO MEETINGS
Mark your calendars for our upcoming NRCO general meetings! They are held the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Zoom links will be sent by the school via email shortly before each meeting.
· February 9, 2021
· March 9, 2021
· April 13, 2021
· May 11, 2021
· June 8, 2021
PUBLIC LIBRARY - YOUTH ACCESS CARDS
Students can use their library card to access a wealth of resources at the library and online.
If you have questions about using these new cards, please check out this flyer. It also has contact information for library services.
BCL and WCCLS created these two videos about the Youth Access Card:
YAC-Man, best for Younger Elementary School students
YAC Intro video, best for Older Elementary School students
LIBRARY TO GO, THE FUTURE BOX and THE BOOK BUS
Note: There will be no Future Box or Book Bus on February 24 or March 24.
Library To Go schedule:
- Tuesdays -- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Thursdays -- 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
The Future Box is every Wednesday morning:
- 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. -- Monte Vista Apartments parking lot
- 11:05 - 11:35 a.m. -- Seven West at the Trails parking lot
The Book Bus is every Wednesday afternoon:
● 1:35 p.m. at SW Falcon Dr. @ SW Mourning Dove Pl.
● 2:10 p.m. at SW 140th Ter. @ SW Liden Dr.
● 2:45 p.m. at SW 148th Ave. @ SW Grebe Ln.
Click here to get all of the information you need for Library To Go, The Future Box and The Books Bus, including how to put books on hold! (The link allows language translation).
If you have questions, please email Ms. Osborne or Mr. Chung.
IMMUNIZATION EXCLUSION DAY - FEBRUARY 17
NOTE: When we return to in-person instruction, students who are not current with their immunizations will not be allowed at school.
Immunization Exclusion Day is Wednesday, February 17. We sent out reminder notifications to the students who are not up to date with their immunizations.
We encourage you to get their shots scheduled as soon as you receive this notification. Once you child has received the shot, please provide the office with the date of the immunization.
Free meals for kids are available at Nancy Ryles (and other schools) every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. For additional information, including curbside and bus route locations, click on the button!
Signal to Noise is Beaverton School District's annual film festival. It is open to students of all ages. Click on the button for more information!!
HOMEWORK HELP EVERY MONDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
Nancy Ryles Homework Club Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:00 p.m.
Please join us via zoom for homework support. Mrs. Bax, Mrs. Roche and Mrs. Mastripolito will be available to help students with Seesaw assignments 3 days a week. Drop by for a quick question or stay for the entire time or pop in and say hello. We are happy to help!
Please contact the office at 503-356-2400 for the Zoom link.
CELEBRATING STUDENT BIRTHDAYS!
Martha R. - 4th Grade
Aleksei R. - Kindergarten
Benjamin T. - 1st Grade
Cody C. - 5th Grade
Mitchell M. - Kindergarten
Selena O. - Kindergarten
Noelle P. - 2nd Grade
Maxwell V. - 1st Grade
Claire A. - 4th Grade
Amelia K. - 2nd Grade
Leva M. - 2nd Grade
Quenton R. - 4th Grade
Abdurahaman A. - 2nd Grade
Adnan A. - 2nd Grade
NoNo A. - 5th Grade
Nikita G. - 4th Grade
DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
CDL - Comprehensive Distance Learning
Synchronous - students have live contact with their teacher (via Zoom)
Asynchronous - students access pre-recorded lectures and digital curriculum materials and respond through Seesaw and other collaborative documents at a time of their own choosing
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS
Nancy Ryles Twitter is: @NancyRylesElem
Nancy Ryles Facebook: Nancy Ryles Elementary School
Nancy Ryles Instagram: nancyryleselementary
The NRCO Facebook page is: facebook.com/NRCO1
We encourage you to bookmark our website as we keep it up to date.