Rhino Weekly Connection


A Note from Mrs. D!

Hello Ryan Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the amazing fall weather. If you haven't had a chance to notice the beautiful trees changing colors in front of our building, you should take a look before the leaves are gone, they are stunning! Along with the changing of seasons, comes our first conference sessions for the year. We hope you are able to take an opportunity to meet with your child's teacher to hear all about their learning and successes.

In this week's update you will find:

  • Walk and Roll to School Day Reminder
  • No School Next Monday Information
  • Conference Reminder
  • Counselor's Corner
  • BVSD Bond Information
  • PTA Update
  • Library, Art and Instrumental Music Reminders
  • Dental Screening Consent Reminder
  • School and District Updates and Reminders

Take care,

~Ms. D

Walk & Roll to School Day!

Wednesday, October 12th

Bus riders will be dropped off to walk a short distance to participate in this event.

No School Monday, October 17th

Monday, October 17th is a District Professional Development Day for Teachers and Staff.


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Fall Conferences

This year our fall conferences will be held on October 12, 18 and 20. Links to register were sent for each individual student.

Counseling Corner Monthy Newsletter

Check out what's happening in counseling this month! The newsletter includes classroom counseling lesson information, an article for guardians, and strategies for helping students control their emotions!

BVSD Bond/Critical Needs Information

Did you know?

BVSD owns and operates 61 buildings constructed in nearly every decade of the last 140 years. We all know how important quality learning environments are for students and teachers to do their important work every day.

Over time, building materials and equipment age, wear out, and become outdated. BVSD must invest in maintaining and updating facilities on an ongoing basis to ensure they are safe and functional and can continue to support teaching and learning for decades to come.

This fall, Boulder Valley School District voters will cast ballots on a $350M tax-funded bond measure to provide building renovations described in the 2022 Facilities Critical Needs Plan

The plan outlines a strategy for investing in all BVSD schools to address ongoing maintenance needs in aging buildings to extend their useful life; to plan for enrollment growth; to create more Career and Technical Education opportunities; and to make it easier for students of all physical abilities to enjoy our playgrounds.

Specifically, the plan calls for:

  • Updating worn-out equipment and materials in aging buildings and constructing a replacement school for New Vista which is beyond repair,

  • Constructing a new school in Erie to address overcrowding at other schools due to enrollment growth,

  • Expanding and creating industry-inspired labs, shops, and classrooms in PK-8, middle, and high schools and the Boulder Technical Education Center (TEC) so more students can benefit from Career and Technical Education, and

  • Replacing playground mulch on a number of playgrounds with a solid, rubberized surface which is easier for children of all physical abilities to use.

You can learn more about the 2022 Facilities Critical Needs Plan on the BVSD website and check out what is planned for Ryan here (Spanish). Watch for more information in the coming weeks.

PTA Update

Rhino Stampede
We are still calculating the total raised, but we surpassed our goal! Thank you to our teachers, staff, volunteers, and the entire community for making the Stampede a success!

Dinner for Teachers on Conference Nights
Conferences are coming up! In order to thank our teachers for staying late on those nights, the PTA organizes dinner for them. To sign up for prep, clean up, or to bring a dish, please visit https://bvsd.helpatschools.com/schools/16/events/9686.

PTA Community Meeting
Our first community meeting of the year will be Wednesday, October 19, and we are thrilled that we will be meeting IN PERSON in the Ryan Library! Childcare and pizza will be provided for kids. All members of the Ryan community are welcome to join us!

Email PTA Board

PTA Website

PTA Facebook

The Ryan Elementary Library is sponsoring a Book Character Pumpkin Contest!

  • Decorate an artificial pumpkin as character from a book (no real pumpkins, please)
  • Drop off your pumpkin in the library during the month of October
  • 2 winners will be drawn on October 31
  • Winners will get to choose a FREE book at the book fair (up to a $20 value)
  • Questions? Contact Mrs. Trippe at allison.trippe@bvsd.org

Dia de los Muertos ofrenda

We are creating a Dia de los Muertos ofrenda in the Ryan Library. An ofrenda is a display to honor and remember loved ones during Day of the Dead, November 1-2. Mrs. Ross and Mrs. Trippe have collaborated to teach students a bit about this tradition. Students will be represented in our display with original artwork. Students and families are also invited bring in photographs of loved ones (family, friends, pets) who have passed away. Bring a framed photograph to the library, or email it to be printed to allison.trippe@bvsd.org. All photos will be returned mid-November.

Original Works Fundraiser!

Check out this opportunity to support your child and our Art Program at Ryan Elementary.

More info to come!

(Flyer in Spanish)

Dental Screening Consent Forms Due by Friday, October 21, 2002

This school year BVSD is partnering with Clinica Family Health to provide preventative dental services at our school. Dental services may include screenings, fluoride applications, sealants, and referrals for additional care not available at schools.

All students are eligible to participate. To receive these services for your child, please fill out the attached consent form and submit by Friday, October 21, 2022. If you have questions regarding this school-based dental program, please contact:

Milagros Medina

Dental Operations Manager, Clinica Family Health

303-650-4460, ext 6803


Consent Form (English): https://na1.foxitesign.foxit.com/onlineforms/fillOnlineForm?encformnumber=h2XcxUUlACrGqxT3wlN29w%3D%3D&type=link

Estimada comunidad de (nombre de la escuela). Este año escolar el BVSD está colaborando con Clinica Family Health para proporcionar servicios dentales preventivos en nuestra escuela. Los servicios dentales pueden incluir revisiones, aplicaciones de flúor, empastes dentales y referencias para cuidado adicional no disponible en las escuelas.

Todos los estudiantes son elegibles para participar. Para recibir estos servicios para su hijo(a), por favor llene el formulario de consentimiento adjunto y envíelo antes del viernes 21 de octubre de 2022. Si tienes alguna pregunta sobre este programa dental en la escuela, por favor comunicarse con:

Milagros Medina

Directora de Operaciones Dentales de Clinica Family Health

303-650-4460, ext 6803


Consent form (Spanish): https://na1.foxitesign.foxit.com/onlineforms/fillOnlineForm?encformnumber=MYAz1d8kQSF0RiASfNCyHg%3D%3D&type=link

5th Grade Instrumental Music

Instrumental music is in full swing for our 5th graders every Monday and Thursday! Please ensure your 5th grade musician's success by helping them remember their instruments each Monday and Thursday. Things can get crazy in the office, our delivery team might not always make out into the building to get instruments to students.

No Phone use during school

Students are not permitted to call/text during school.

Please remind your students that if they are not feeling well or need to urgently contact a parent, to please visit the office and we will help them.

Library Updates

Want to know what's happening in the Ryan Library?

Follow us on Instagram, @RyanElemLibrary!

Colorado Curling Cup Event

October 13-16th

Free event for kids 14 and under

Watch US Olympians and enjoy delicous Food Truck eats!

1405 Overlook Drive in Lafayette

See this flyer for more information

Request from the Health Room


  • Healthy Snacks
  • Girls leggings, sizes 5-8 and Boys sweatpants, sized 5-8 (Only these specific items will be accepted at this time)
  • socks

Please remind your student to bring a healthy snack along with a labeled water bottle to school everyday!



Important learning takes place first thing in the morning and arriving late can be disruptive to the teacher and other students.

The first bell rings at 7:47AM (8:47 on Wednesdays), The tardy bell rings at 7:50AM (8:50 on Wednesdays). If a student arrives after 7:50AM, they are tardy and need to check in at the Office.

Good habits start early!
Research shows regular attendance at school has a DRAMATIC impact on student progress. Did you know that after 10 absences we are required to mark all absences unexcused without a doctor’s note? Please see the How Sick Is To Sick guidelines as well as the BVSD attendance policy. We understand sometimes our students need to be out for an extended period of time. We ask, if you know your child will be out for more than 3 days or longer, to please fill out this form and contact the attendance line at 720-561-7002

Morning Reminders

Just a few reminders for morning drop off:
  • Wednesday Before School Care: please come to the front doors of the school with your child to sign them in with the supervision staff. Due to limited staff and a safety, students arriving after 7:50 will not be able to attend.
  • There is no supervision in the mornings until 7:35. We ask that students do not arrive on school grounds prior to then.
  • The bus lane is for buses only. Please utilize the parking lot hug & go for dropping students off.
  • When students are dropped off, please walk around the front of the building to the playground and classroom doors. There is no supervision in the back of the building.
  • Please be mindful of our school neighbors, observe no parking signs, and be respectful of their property.
  • As much as we love all of your cute dogs and pets, we ask that they are kept at home during drop off and pick up.

BVSD Emergency Alert Test: Wed, Oct 19th

During the late start period (8:00 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time) BVSD will operate a test of its emergency alert system. All BVSD parents and staff will receive a test alert via SchoolMessenger that will include a phone call, text message, and email to those opted in to receive BVSD communications. The message will only be a test, no response is required. Users can then adjust their communication preferences as desired via these instructions.

Parents, students and staff should ensure they are opted in to receive text messages from the district and schools through SchoolMessenger. Opting-in is a two-step process:

  • The person's cell phone number must be in a cell phone field in Infinite Campus or Infor/Lawson.
  • They then send a text message from their cell phone to “67587” with the word “yes” in the message. They may opt-out at any time by texting “STOP” to 67587.

Learn more on BVSD's School Messenger support page>>

School Safety Drills: What to expect

In the Boulder Valley School District, student safety is a top priority and our security team has developed measures to protect students and staff and respond effectively in the event of an emergency. In support of these safe practices, all BVSD schools participate in safety drills each semester. Drills are an excellent opportunity to practice not only the prepared protocols, but to consider actions for different, unplanned situations.

Schools conduct drills each semester that include Fire, Evacuation, Secure, Lockdown, Shelter and Hold. These drills are conducted with the support of BVSD security and emergency services personnel.

Learn more about BVSD Safety Drills>>

Opt Into BVSD Text Messages/¡Opta por recibir mensajes de texto del BVSD!

The benefits of BVSD text messages:

  • Receive alerts during a crisis

  • Receive important reminders

Emails can get buried in your inbox; text message alerts make sure you receive timely information from the district.

Text the word "Yes" to 67587 from your phone to opt into text messaging.


Los beneficios incluyen:

  • Recibir alertas durante una crisis

  • Recibir recordatorios importantes

Los correos electrónicos son fáciles de perder en tu bandeja de entrada. Recibir alertas por mensaje de texto garantiza que recibirás información del distrito de manera oportuna.

Textea la palabra "Yes" por mensaje de texto al 67587 para recibir textos del distrito.

New Bullying Reporting Process/Nuevo proceso para reportar intimidación o acoso escolar (bullying)

Last school year the Board of Education updated its policies around bullying, and investigating complaints around bullying (See Policy JDHB / JDHB-E). To make the reporting process as easy as possible for victims of bullying, the district has created a single form to make a bullying report.

Once submitted, the school principal will be notified of your submission and will promptly begin to investigate the complaint. Parents/guardians can then expect to receive a report of this investigation. You can make a bullying report using the form on the Help for Students page which is also linked at the top of our school website. Paper copies will also be available in our/ your school’s front office.

El año pasado el Consejo de Educación actualizó sus políticas sobre el acoso o intimidación escolar y la investigación de reportes de incidentes de intimidación o acoso escolar (refiérase a la Política JDHB / JDHB-E>). Para hacer que el proceso sea lo más fácil posible para las víctimas, el distrito creó un formulario único para reportar incidentes de acoso o intimidación escolar.

Después de completarla, el director de la escuela será notificado del reporte e inmediatamente comenzará una investigación del incidente. Los padres y tutores legales recibirán un informe sobre la investigación. Use el formulario en la página de Ayuda para los estudiantes para completar un reporte sobre un incidente de acoso o intimidación escolar. El documento también está disponible sobre el encabezado de nuestro sitio web.También hay copias impresas en las oficinas principales de las escuelas.

RevTrack Changes/Cambios en RevTrak

BVSD has implemented a centralized RevTrak web store (system used to collect fees) for all BVSD schools. Note for current BVSD parents: You will have to create a new login when using the system for the first time. Learn more about the benefits of this change and how to set up your account.

El BVSD ha implementado una tienda web RevTrak centralizada (sistema utilizado para cobrar tarifas) para todas las escuelas del BVSD. Nota para los padres actuales del BVSD: Deberá crear un nuevo inicio de sesión cuando utilice el sistema por primera vez. Obtenga más información sobre los beneficios de este cambio y como configurar su cuenta.

If you have any questions please be sure to reach out!