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Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ February 19, 2021
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY
NEXT NRCO COMMUNITY MEETING
Patrick McCreery, BSD Administrator for Equity and Inclusion, will be the guest speaker at the NRCO March Community Meeting. Mark your calendar for March 9 at 6:00 p.m. to join us in learning how to support Anti-Bias Anti-Racist (ABAR) education. Are there areas you need support growing your ABAR mindset? You can direct the conversation by sending your questions or comments to NRCO1@hotmail.com.
OREGON BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Battles start in two weeks, on Wednesday March 3! If you didn’t receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org, reach out and we’ll send you the schedule. The zoom link will be sent to you and your child shortly before the battles.
WONDER WEDNESDAY: If you have some extra time next week, check out our February focus for Black History month on Wonder Wednesday.
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!
Library To Go schedule:
- Tuesdays -- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Thursdays -- 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.