Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ January 7, 2022


Dear Families,

Happy New Year! It's been wonderful to reconnect with students this week and get back into the routine of school. While the New Year symbolizes hope, new beginnings, and the prospect of spring, COVID-19 continues to try and keep us from making the progress that we are all ready for. As you saw in the messaging from Beaverton School District this morning, we are implementing some safety measures to address the recent increase in COVID-19 cases.

I encourage you to read the messaging sent this morning at 10:00 a.m. from BSD in its​ entirety, but I will highlight the changes that are most relevant to us at Nancy Ryles.

Visitors & Volunteers

We are temporarily pausing all visitors and volunteers. No visitors and/or volunteers will be allowed beyond the front office, and not in the front office for more than 15 minutes.

Mask Wearing

In addition to continued mandatory indoor mask use, we are reinstating mandatory masking in outdoor settings, including recess, arrival, and dismissal times.

We are striving to keep things positive inside our school as not to create any more anxiety for students, while also ensuring that the mitigating strategies that we have in place with social distancing, proper mask use, frequent hand washing and sanitizing, staying home when you are not feeling well, and getting vaccinated if your family chooses are done to fidelity.

Parents and guardians, you play a huge role in screening your students at home each morning before sending them to school. If your student is showing any primary symptoms (fever, cough, chills, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, a new loss of taste or smell or any of the symptoms on our Too Sick for School - Keep Ill Students Out of School flyer, your student should stay home. Furthermore, if your student has been in close contact with a positive case outside of school, your student should quarantine for 10 days and/or until your student can be tested 5-7 days after exposure.

Our goal is to keep our school open for in-person learning. We must all work together to allow for this to continue by staying vigilant and working together.

Thank you for your support and partnership, and stay healthy.

Monica Arbow


NRCO News & Events

Upcoming Events


All community members are welcome! Invite your friends, a grandparent or your favorite babysitter.

Tuesday, January 11th at 7pm on Zoom. A link will be emailed.

We welcome guest speaker Megan Barella to our first meeting, this coming Tuesday. We will grow as a parenting/caregiving community as Megan guides us through her real life strategies in "Connection and Cooperation by becoming a Confident and Compassionate leader in your family."

5th Grade Send-Off - Meeting Next Week!

Please join us to help plan the 5th grade send-off! The first meeting will be Thursday, January 13th at 9:00am (location TBD). Please contact Jill Rector at to RSVP and receive the meeting location notification.

Let's Be Social


Instagram @nrco_nancyryleselementary

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Family Science Night for African Immigrant and Refugee Families

The Center for African Immigrants and Refugees Organization (CAIRO) is sponsoring an event at OMSI on February 7th, 6-8pm.There is capacity for over 1,000 families so please pass this along!
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3rd Annual Walk + Roll Art Contest

Safe Routes to School invites all Beaverton Elementary School Classes, Kindergarten through 5th grade, to participate in our January Art Contest. Each elementary school teacher has been sent the instructions for students to create a Safe Routes to School piece of art depicting why they choose to walk or roll to school. A winner will be chosen for each grade, K-5th across the district. Each winner will receive a prize bag with items to help safely travel to school. A grand prize winner will also receive a full day art class from Gilchrist Art Camp. All submissions are due by January 31st. Ask your teacher for more details.
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2021-2022 District Calendar with Nancy Ryles Conference Dates


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


January 3

Madison H. - 5th grade

January 4

Ethan T. - Kindergarten

January 5

Taylor N. - 4th grade

January 7

Gabriel Z. - 5th grade

January 8

Estee V. - 2nd grade

January 9

Sydney C. - 3rd grade

Kate L. - 5th grade

William S. - 3rd grade

Colin W. - 4th grade

January 10

Damien F. - Kindergarten

January 13

Isabella C.O. - 4th 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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