CROC TALK BRIEF
Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ November 5, 2021
SUNDAY, NOV. 7 - DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS (clocks fall back)
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS -- NOVEMBER 11 AND 12
November 12 - Grading Day
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE by MONICA ARBOW
Nancy Ryles Families,
I have a few staffing updates that I’d like to share with you that will take place in the next couple of weeks.
One of our Office Assistants, Peggy Burg, has been on leave since the start of the school year to care for her mother. She will return to Nancy Ryles on Monday, November 8, and so we will say goodbye to Pam George, who has been subbing for her since the start of the year. We appreciated Pam’s smooth transition into Nancy Ryles and the support and care that she has provided to all of us. Although we are sad to see her go, we are excited for her to officially begin her retirement and for Peggy to return home to Nancy Ryles.
Jessica Thompson has been on maternity leave since the start of the school year and will be returning after Thanksgiving, which means that we will say goodbye to Bridey Sullivan, who has been subbing for Mrs. Thompson. Similar to Pam, Bridey has made a seamless transition into this school year and has brought such joy to in-person music once again. We hope to see Mrs. Sullivan subbing at Nancy Ryles in the future and we are excited for Mrs. Thompson’s return.
Finally, it is bittersweet to announce that Office Assistant, Jessie Newton, has accepted an Office Assistant position in the Beaverton School District’s Teaching and Learning Department. While this is a great loss for Nancy Ryles, it is an absolute win for the district. We know that Jessie demonstrates skills that extend beyond Nancy Ryles and have the potential to impact the district on a larger scale. Jessie’s last day will be next Friday, November 12. She will be missed and we wish her all the best in her new position.
On another note, November is a month with several disruptions to the school calendar, and as you are aware from Don Grotting's email last week, there has been a change to the calendar for Thanksgiving week. As a reminder, the following days are non-school days for students:
Thursday, November 11: No School--Veteran's Day
Friday, November 12: No School--Assessment Day
November 22-26: No School--Thanksgiving Break
*There will be no Covid Screening Tests on these weeks.
Have a great weekend, Crocodiles!
NRCO NEWS & EVENTS
Next NRCO Meeting
Our next meeting is coming up. Join us for our last meeting this year. We plan to have an update from Principal Monica Arbow and also discuss what our plans are for the New Year. Join us on: Tuesday, November 9 on Zoom. A link will be emailed.
Joe's Burgers - Dining for Dollars, D4$
Wednesday, November 10
11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Eat for a cause! Join us at Joe's Burgers, no coupon code or flyer needed. Mention Nancy Ryles Elementary School and Joe's Burgers will donate direction back to the NRCO.
Stock the Staffroom
Thank you to everyone who helped Stock the Staffroom. It was wildly successful. We had so many contributions from families at Nancy Ryles and also community partners. We really helped make the Nancy Ryles Elementary School staff feel seen and appreciated. Check out pictures on social media.
New Opportunities Posted!
Check Better Impact, there are new volunteer opportunities posted. Whether you'd like to help in the production room or the library, there are a variety of shifts available throughout the week.
Let's Be Social
VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR
The Nancy Ryles Virtual Book Fair is OPEN. The virtual fair will run November 1-14.
Discover the characters, series, and collections kids love. All purchases benefit Nancy Ryles Elementary. Check it out!
All orders will ship to the school and be distributed to students when the fair closes.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT NANCY RYLES ELEMENTARY
November 1-14 -- Virtual Book Fair
November 7 -- Daylight Savings Time Ends (clocks fall back an hour)
Thursday, November 11 -- No School, Veterans Day
Friday, November 12 -- No School, Grading Day
Friday, November 19 — Picture Retake Day
November 22-26 -- No School, Thanksgiving Break (NOTE CHANGE)
Monday, November 29 -- Regular School Day (NOTE CHANGE)
FUTURE SPIRIT DAYS
December 3 – Pajama Day
January 7 – Dress Like a Character Day
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
BSD flyers listed here are from community organizations with approved facility use and intergovernmental agencies (City of Beaverton, THPRD, WCCLS, and Washington County).
* NEWS WORTH REPEATING FROM PREVIOUS CROC TALKS *
5th GRADE FAMILIES -- OPTION SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS BEGINS OCTOBER 18
Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available on October 18. All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries. Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school will need to complete a paper application.
Students may only select one Learning Option school on their application. They should give careful consideration to their choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.
Applications must be received online or in the Learning Options office no later than Friday, December 10 at 4:00 p.m. Visit the Learning Options webpage for more information.
2020-2021 SCHOOL PROFILE
Our 2020-21 school profile is posted on our school webpage under About Us>School Profile>Oregon Report Card. There is also a link on this page to school profiles for other years and other schools. The 2020-21 district profile is posted on the district report card webpage.
State report cards began when the 1999 Oregon Legislature passed a law requiring every public school and district to receive a report from the Oregon Department of Education about how they are performing overall. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and affords states greater flexibility. ESSA encourages schools and educators to innovate and create systems that address local needs. As a part of this work, the Oregon Department of Education redesigned the School and District report cards to engage and inform families about their school’s approach to learning, academic and extracurricular offerings, and student performance. Reports cards also serve as an important tool for continuous improvement planning by local and state policymakers, in conjunction with the communities they serve.
The 2020-21 school and district profiles do not include statewide assessments data, class size data, or attendance data as a result of the necessary statewide school closures and the implementation of Distance Learning for All. The profiles present all available data not impacted by the state’s response to COVID-19. As part of the federal response to COVID-19, all students in our school were eligible for free school meals last year. As a result, our Free/ Reduced Price Lunch percentage is reported as >95%.
At Nancy Ryles Elementary, WE are committed to using this information to help tailor our school improvement plans and academic programs to meet the needs of every student. You’ll find our current school improvement plan here: https://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx?id=1303.
During the year I will communicate with you frequently about student achievement and programs in place at our school to foster student learning and success.
If you have questions about our report card or would like a print copy, please contact me. You may also have suggestions for improvements. Please share them! Thank you!
Contains current information from Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Washington County Public Health.
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS
Nancy Ryles Facebook: Nancy Ryles Elementary School
Nancy Ryles Instagram: nancyryleselementary
The NRCO Facebook page is: facebook.com/NRCO1
The NRCO Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/nrco_nancyryleselementary/
We encourage you to bookmark our website as we keep it up to date.