CROC TALK BRIEF
Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ February 12, 2021
HYBRID OR CDL SELECTION - DEADLINE IS MONDAY
If you have not made a selection for your student's learning model for the remainder of the school year, please remember the deadline is Monday, February 15.
Beaverton School District plans to bring elementary students back to school for Hybrid instruction (part in-person/part online) beginning April 5. The first group back would be our kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students. After that transition, we will consider bringing back 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.
You, as a parent, need to decide if you want your student to return in the Hybrid model or continue with Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) for the remainder of the school year. Your decision must be made by Monday, February 15.
Please review the informative graph below showing the similarities and differences between Hybrid and CDL.
If you’re not comfortable sending your students back for in-person instruction, they can continue to remain in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL).
Please know that the District will do everything that it can to maintain current teacher-student relationships at the elementary level, where possible. However, no student — whether CDL or Hybrid — will be guaranteed the same teacher as the one instructing them now. Again, please refer to the video for a full explanation.
ALL elementary families (with the exception of FLEX families) must choose whether to remain in CDL or move to Hybrid. This decision will apply to the rest of the school year; no switches will be allowed. We do not know the exact start and end times for the morning and afternoon sessions, and you won’t know if you’ll be assigned the morning or afternoon session before making the choice.
To make your decision:
- Access your ParentVue account.
- Navigate to the upper right-hand corner and click on “Family Updates and New Student Enrollment” and then follow the instructions in the blue box.
- You’ll need to make a choice for each of your elementary students.
- If you don’t have a ParentVue account, read the sign-up instructions on our website.
- You also can go to our Return to School webpage and follow the directions to submit your decision.
** If you need assistance entering your selection, you can send an email to NRYL-Communications@beaverton.k12.or.us. Please include the names(s) of your students(s), their teacher and your selection of Hybrid or CDL. Peggy Burg or Jessie Newton will make the entry on your behalf.
Remember, all decisions must be made by February 15.
NRCO Community Meeting: Thanks to Aaron Boyle, BSD’s Facilities Development Director, for joining us to share information on the District's Long Range Facility Plan. If you missed the Community Meeting, you can access a recap of the projects funded through the 2014 Bond here: https://youtu.be/ES6X-cVirUY (English) or https://youtu.be/zzq1LXOPXK0 (Spanish). You can also get updates on the future Long Range Facilities Plan and provide prioritization feedback at https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/long-range-planning
Be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming NRCO community 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 before each meeting.
· March 9, 2021
· April 13, 2021
· May 11, 2021
· June 8, 2021
Dining For Dollars: Our Next Dining for Dollars is at MOD Pizza (12196 SW Scholls Ferry Rd)! Please join us Wednesday, February 24, 10:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. to support this local business and our school. Mention Nancy Ryles when you order in the store or use promo code GR178338N when ordering online, and MOD will donate 20% of your order back to the NRCO!
**Delivery only through MOD--fundraiser not honored through 3rd party delivery services.
Welcome to the February Wonder Wednesday with some new content for Black History Month and a focus on Kindness and Friendship! Here’s what you’ll see new this month:
1. Books & Sesame Street clips about diversity and Black History month
2. The Kindness challenge from Ms. Charbonneau and Mrs. Miller
3. Craft demonstration to make a Woven Heart to hang up or send to a friend.
4. "Happy Heart Hunt." Decorate your home with some hearts and then head out into the neighborhood to hunt for some more!
THE GREAT DEBATE - MARCH EDITION
This month's Great Debate is ... Which season is best: Winter or Spring?
Click here to vote: https://forms.gle/DXTr9Sutmyy8SDHC6
If you want to share a video explaining your choice, you can upload it in the link above or email it to Mr. Chung.
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.
Fore more information about Kindergarten, including how to register, click HERE.
LIBRARY TO GO, THE FUTURE BOX and THE BOOK BUS
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.
WINTER WALK + ROLL DAY -- FEBRUARY 24
Join K-12 students and families for a wintery walk or roll in your neighborhood on Wednesday, February 24!
The following tips can help keep you safe and comfortable while walking and rolling in Winter:
- Be Safe – Stay 6 feet away from those not in your household and wear a mask.
- Be Seen – Wear bright, reflective clothing, use a bike light, and stay alert on dark, winter days.
- Be Prepared – Dress for the weather. Rain gear and warm layers keep you dry and comfortable all season long.
After your trip, visit the link below and fill out the form to earn a raffle prize. 25 raffle prizes will include: reflective umbrella, clip-on safety light, bicycle seat cover and bicycle light! Tag #BSDtogether #BSDsaferoutes to be featured on BSD’s social media accounts.
Walk & Roll: It’s Good for Your Heart
Whether you walk or bike a few blocks or over a mile, physical activity is good for your heart, your whole body, and it’s fun! With cold winter weather, children spend less time playing outside, but a nice brisk walk or bike ride will help achieve their recommended 60 minutes daily exercise and help prevent childhood obesity and support healthy bones.
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.
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.