Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ April 22, 2022


Dear Nancy Ryles Families,

Thank you to those who came out today to participate in the Earth Day Clean Up at Nancy Ryles. It was great to see families on their day off helping our community and the Earth by picking up garbage. If you weren’t able to make it today, maybe you can find other ways to help our community and environment, such as picking up garbage as you take walks in the neighborhood or turning your car off and not idling while you are waiting for pick up at the end of the day. Every small action makes a difference.

We are pleased to announce that Nancy Ryles will be hosting a Summer Program from July 5-29th for incoming first through fifth grade students. The program will run Monday through Thursday from 8:30-12:30. Lunch and transportation will be provided. The goal is to have about 15-20 students per class. Enrollment will be prioritized to students who may have learning and/or behavioral challenges and would benefit with additional instruction and structure for a few weeks out of their summer. Enrollment will also prioritize students who have been traditionally underserved. However, there will be spots available for students who are looking for enrichment opportunities as well. Stay tuned for application information in the coming weeks.

Lastly, we learned that Beaverton School District received a grant from ODE to offer Kindergarten Academy at all elementary schools in BSD. If you have an incoming Kindergarten student or know of someone who does, this applies to you! Kindergarten Academy will take place late August (dates TBA) and offer an opportunity for incoming kindergarten students to attend a few half-day sessions prior to school starting to begin learning classroom routines, get a feel for the school, and immerse themselves in inquiry-based play and begin forming relationships with others. Transportation and lunch will be provided. We are in the very early stages of planning Kindergarten Academy and will be sending out additional information in the coming months.

I hope you enjoy the sunny weather that will be coming our way next week.

With care,

Monica Arbow


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Our Makerspace needs your LEGO donations!

Are you tired of living in fear of stepping on a LEGO in the middle of the night? Donate your unwanted LEGO (bricks and minifigs welcome) to the Nancy Ryles Makerspace! A bin will be available in the office to drop off your donations. Thank you for giving our young engineers more building tools for STEAM class!

NRCO News & Events

NRCO Volunteer Orientation and Meeting: May 10th, 6:15pm

Nancy Ryles Elementary School cafeteria

6:15 p.m. Volunteer Orientation with a brief school tour

7:00 p.m. General NRCO meeting

Dining for Dollars - Save the Date

3 Day Event at Casa Lola

Monday, May 2nd - Wednesday, May 4th


Mention Nancy Ryles Elementary School and 25% will be donated back to the NRCO.

Lost and Found - Is your student missing things?

On Tuesday, April 26, during lunch and lunch recess there will be a volunteer at the Lost and Found helping your student look for items. We all know how kids "look" for things and they just don't do a great job. Remind your child what to look for and someone will be there to help them! You can also send an email to and we will try to reunite you with your lost items!

Volunteer Needs

***Staff Appreciation Week Coming Soon***

There are a variety of opportunities posted on Better Impact to help with Staff Appreciation Week. From decorating to helping students write letters, we could use your help as we prepare a fun filled week for our staff.

We could use your help!

All volunteer opportunities are posted on Better Impact. In addition to the *classroom opportunities* there are also volunteer needs posted for the production room and library!

NRCO *We want to hear from you!!!

The NRCO has started planning for next year. We’d love to hear from you…what events do you want to see on the calendar? Is there something you don’t prefer? Our goals and theme for next year all revolve around community engagement. Your feedback allows us to better serve you. Suggestions can be sent to Jill Rector at


Compliance information is on the BSD website.

If you have any questions regarding your volunteer eligibility or requirements please reach out to the office with your specific questions.

Let's Be Social



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Incoming Kindergarten Registration

Incoming Kindergarten registration is now open! If you have an incoming kindergarten student, or know of someone who does, we encourage you to begin the registration process now and help spread the word. Please view the video below for more information.
Kindergarten Registration
Las inscripciones de Kindergarten (Español)


May 2-6, Staff Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 4 - Hearing Screening (2nd Grade only) 8:45 a.m.

Friday, May 20, Croc Walk

Thursday, May 26, Early Release

Monday, May 30, Memorial Day - Schools Closed


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

June 3 -- Beach/Hawaiian Day


April 22

Sina A. - Kindergarten

Angelina N. - 5th Grade

April 23

Mariam M.K. - 1st Grade

April 24

Hazel T. - 1st Grade

April 25

Jahci J. - 2nd Grade

April 26

Holden S. - 5th Grade

April 27

Knox B. - Kindergarten

Clayton P. - 4th Grade

Emma Santosh V. - 1st Grade

April 28

Liam P. - 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).


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


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