Rhino Weekly Connection


A Note from Mrs. D!

Hello Ryan Families,

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! A HUGE shoutout and thank you to our amazing PTA for organizing the Fall Festival. It is mine (and my boys) favorite event of the year and I was so sad to be out of town and miss it this year. I heard it was a wonderful time for our entire Ryan Community as usual!

Save the Dates: It's that time of the year again, conferences are coming up! Please watch for sign ups coming your way soon. This is a great opportunity for you to have a one on one conversation about your child's progress so far this year. Conferences will take place in person on Wednesday 10/12, Tuesday 10/18, and Thursday 10/20.

In this week's update you will find:

  • Fun Run Info.
  • Rhino TV Update
  • School Requests
  • Attendance Reminders
  • PTA Update
  • Breakfast/Lunch Info.
  • School and District Updates and Reminders

Take care,

~Ms. D

Register Now for the Rhino Stampede Fun Run!

Rhino Stampede

Our Rhino Stampede Fun Run will be this Friday, September 30!

This year, our entire school is raising funds for teacher resources, STEAM PBL, PBIS, and Rhino Clubs. Our goal is to raise $18,000, and, if you’d like to, we are inviting YOU to help!

Here’s how you can support Ryan Elementary PTA:

Thank you for supporting our school! We can’t wait for the Rhino Stampede Fun Run happening on September 30!

Rhino TV

We had over 100 students apply to be part of Rhino TV for the 2022-2023 school year! If your child is not part of our team this year, please encourage them to apply again next year. We are keeping this year's applications and will try to give priority to students who have applied previously.

Our first episode of Rhino TV will be live on Wednesday, November 2nd!

Request From Ms. Wehr in the Gym

Hello Ryan Community! For PE we have two baskets of shoes that students may borrow to wear during their PE class in case they have forgotten PE shoes (any type of closed toe/heel tennis shoe, athletic shoe, sneaker, etc.) Our shoes to borrow are getting pretty worn down. If you happen to have any gently used PE shoes that your student no longer wears, and would like to donate them to our gym for students to use when needed, we would greatly appreciate it! (These shoes also help support any “shoe emergencies” that may arise during the school day 🙂) Thank you so much for your help!

  • Ms. Wehr

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

PTA Update

Dining Night Out

Our first Dining Night Out of the year will be at Mici Italian in Lafayette on Tuesday, October 4!
Mici will donate 20% of your purchase when you mention Ryan Elementary's name for dine-in, takeout, delivery, or catering orders! (Online orders, please indicate Ryan Elementary in the notes section).
Take a night off from cooking and raise money for Ryan at the same time!

Email PTA Board

PTA Website

PTA Facebook

Breakfast/Lunch Updates

As a reminder, breakfast and lunch are no longer free for every student, unless your family qualifies for Free/Reduced Lunch. Please visit the BVSD Food Services page for more information on fees, lunch menus, and setting up your child's account.

If you were approved for 2021-22 free & reduced-price meal benefits, they will carry over until 9/28/22. If we do not receive a new application by the end of the grace period, your child(ren)’s benefits will be canceled. Please keep in mind, it can take up to 10 days to process a new application.

Solicitud de Comidas gratis o a precio reducido: Es muy importante completar una solicitud de comidas gratis o a precio reducido para este próximo año escolar. El BVSD se enorgullece de poder continuar ofreciendo comidas gratis a todos los estudiantes, gracias a una exención otorgada por el USDA. Sin embargo, queremos que sepa que las solicitudes de comidas escolares sirven para algo más que comidas gratis.

Si fue aprobado para los beneficios de comidas gratis y a precio reducido de 2021-22, se transferirán hasta el 28/9/22. Si no recibimos una nueva solicitud al final del período de gracia, se cancelarán los beneficios de su(s) hijo(s). Tenga en cuenta: puede tomar hasta 10 días procesar una nueva solicitud.

September 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!

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

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.

Angevine Middle School's Annual Fall Festival

You are invited to Angevine's annual Fall Festival

October 6th 5-8pm

Check out this flyer (Spanish) for more information

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!