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Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ March 12, 2021
REMINDER-DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS SUNDAY, MARCH 14 SET YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD ONE HOUR
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE by MONICA ARBOW
Today I held two informational sessions for parents concerning In-Person Hybrid and CLD. If you were unable to attend or would like to review what was shared, here are the links:
SCHOOL CALENDAR CHANGE AND NEW SCHEDULES
April 1 and 2 - Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) for all students
April 5 - Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades: In-Person Hybrid Instruction begins for those who selected it; continued CDL for those who decided to stay online.
April 12 - 3rd, 4th and 5th grades: In-Person Hybrid Instruction begins for those who selected it; continued CDL for those who decided to stay online.
IN-PERSON HYBRID SCHEDULE
- 9:00 - 11:15 a.m. -- Morning In-Person Hybrid Instruction Time. (students can enter the building and go to their classroom at 8:45 a.m.) During this time, students will receive instruction from their teachers in reading, writing, math and some health subjects.
- Afternoons - Students work at home independently on social studies, science and some health lessons. They’ll also have music and P.E., either live or recorded lessons. During asynchronous times, students also may receive English Language Development, Special Education or Intervention supports.
COMPREHENSIVE DISTANCE LEARNING SCHEDULE
Mornings -- Students work independently on social studies, science and some health lessons. They’ll also have music and P.E., either live or recorded lessons. During asynchronous times, students also may receive English Language Development, Special Education or Intervention supports.
12:15 - 2:30 p.m. -- Live Online CDL Instruction. During that time, students will receive live in-person instruction from their teachers in reading, writing, math and some health subjects.
5th GRADE SEND-OFF
We are looking for some community members interested in joining a committee to help plan our 5th grade send-off this year. We need creative ideas to celebrate our 5th graders’ time at Nancy Ryles and their transition to Middle School. Please send an email to NRCO1@hotmail.com if you can help! Thank you for your consideration.
DINING FOR DOLLARS
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Wednesday, March 24 when Dining for Dollars will be at the Greenway BAJA FRESH located at 12286 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Tigard, OR 97223 from 10:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. OPEN TO CLOSE!
Be sure to mention that you’re there for the Nancy Ryles Fundraiser when you’re at the register or when you place your order over the phone.
KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION AND REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
We are now registering kindergarteners for the 2021-2022 school year!!
Here is the link to register for Kindergarten: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/enrollment/kindergarten
(please make sure you select 2021-2022)
If you know of other families who have incoming kindergarteners, please share the link with them!
Save the date! Our Kindergarten Orientation is Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. (in person, if possible, or via Zoom). 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.
If you missed our Kindergarten Overview, you can watch the video and view the slide deck.
UPDATE!! LIBRARY TO GO, THE FUTURE BOX and THE BOOK BUS
Hello Nancy Ryles Crocodiles!
There are a few things coming up you need to know about concerning the library.
First the Beaverton City Library will be at Nancy Ryles on Tuesday, March 16 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to give away FREE BOOKS to kids of all ages! We hope to see you!
Also, the last day of the Nancy Ryles Book Bus and The Future Box will be Wednesday, March 17.
There will be changes to our Library To Go schedule once hybrid learning begins. More information about Library To Go coming soon!
Thank you for being so resilient, Crocodiles!
Ms. Osborne and Mr. Chung
4th & 5th GRADE STUDENT SURVEY
Each year the District surveys students, staff, and parents to gather information for planning, program evaluation, and assessment of progress on the District's Strategic Plan.
The student survey takes about 20 minutes during the regular school day. The data gathered from the survey is anonymous; your child will not put his/her name or other identifying information on the survey. Like other surveys, results will be presented only about groups. No individual data will be reported.
The surveys will be given between March 30 - June 4.
Your child may skip questions or stop filling out the survey at any time. Refusing to participate or withdrawing from the survey does not affect your child's grades or class standing in any way. If you or your child does not want to participate, your child can read or do some other activity while his or her classmates complete the survey.
After reviewing the survey, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify the Nancy Ryles office at 503-356-2400.
WEBSITE TRANSLATIONS AVAILABLE
We understand that it can be challenging to access current information regarding your child’s schooling in your own language. We do our best to send out messages about important updates, especially during these challenging times. However, you can access the BSD website — and specifically, our return-to-school page — at any time. Below, we’ve included a link that will take you to our website, where you’ll find it already translated into your language. Please know, the translation is generated by Google Translate. It’s not perfect, but we do hope it’s helpful.
If you need additional assistance, please contact our Multilingual Department at 503-356-3755.
View the BSD website in Arabic
View the BSD website in Chinese
View the BSD website Japanese
View the BSD website in Korean
View the BSD website in Russian
View the BSD website in Somali
View the BSD website in Spanish
View the BSD website in Vietnamese
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.