Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ February 11, 2022

Reminder about Upcoming Change

Early Release is Tuesday, February 15

School Hours 8:30-1:05

Coffee With The Principal

Principal, Monica Arbow, will be hosting virtual Coffee with the Principal chats during months when there aren't NRCO meetings, which are December, February, and April. Coffee with the Principal is an informal opportunity to hear school updates and to ask general questions about Nancy Ryles. See below for upcoming dates. A Zoom link will be sent out the day prior to the event.

February 15: 9:30 a.m.

April 12: 9:30 a.m

NRCO News & Events

Upcoming Events

GUEST SPEAKER: Tuesday, March 8th at 7pm

Our last session with Megan Barella, Positive Parenting Coach, will be next month on Tuesday, March 8th at 7pm.

Megan is offering several complimentary workshops to the community. Check out our social media pages for more information.

A special thanks to all of our sponsors for helping make this event possible:l Danielle Bade with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Spencer Rubin with Play Fit Fun and Scott and Sandi Proctor with Impact Sign Company.

NRCO Leadership Update

Corrie Villatoro has served as our co-treasurer for this school year. Unfortunately, she will not be able to finish the year as treasurer. Thank you Corrie, for all that you’ve done for Nancy Ryles! We’ll miss you! Our Secretary, Sandy Carpenter, is moving into the role of Co-Treasurer. Thank you Sandy! This transition will be happening during the month of February.

The NRCO could use your help!

Volunteer Opportunities

Croc Walk

Croc Walk is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We are looking for a team of people to coordinate the Croc Walk. It is currently scheduled for Friday, May 20. If you would like to help make this happen, please contact Jill Rector at

NRCO Secretary

Due to some changes in our leadership team, we need a Secretary. Responsibilities include keeping the meeting minutes at general NRCO meetings (second Tuesday of each month) and NRCO Leadership meetings (fourth Tuesday of each month). Please contact Jill Rector, at, if you are interested or would like more information about this role.

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Love the Bus 2022

Join us as we celebrate the big yellow school bus February 14-18th. During Love the Bus week we invite parents, students, and staff to take a moment to thank the 270 bus drivers that safely transport 28,000 students to our Beaverton schools daily. Elementary students are invited to create a card and show appreciation for their bus driver during the week. For more information and to download a card template visit #lovethebus #BSDtogether #BSDsaferoutes

Walk and Bike: It’s Good for Your Heart!

Whether you walk or bike a few blocks to school or close to a mile, your active commute is good for your heart, your whole body and it’s invigorating and fun! With colder winter weather, children spend less time playing outside, but a nice brisk walk or bike ride to school will help achieve their recommended 60 minutes of moderate exercise every day. This will help prevent childhood obesity and support healthy bones.

Walking and biking to school is also a great way for kids to get the physical activity needed for healthy minds. Kids who are more physically active have better academic performance. Studies are beginning to show that exposure to nature and free outdoor play can reduce stress and relieve ADHD symptoms. If that isn’t enough to get you out of your car, think about the air quality around a school when dozens of parents sit in idling cars while their children jump out. Air pollution has contributed to childhood asthma rates doubling between 1980 and the mid-1990s. Asthma rates remain at historically high levels and cause 14 million missed school days every year. Walking and biking to school is healthy for kids, healthy for communities, and healthy for the planet.

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Community Conversations Around Race April 6, 2022

Free Dental Care for Children


February 21: Schools Closed due to Presidents' Day

February 22: Staff Development Work Day--NO SCHOOL

2021-2022 District Calendar with Nancy Ryles Conference Dates


March 4 – 90’s Day

April 1 – Wacky Hair or Hat Day

May 6 – Color Block (each grade level gets assigned a color to wear)

June 3 -- Beach/Hawaiian Day


February 11

Anjali A. - 1st Grade

February 12

Finley P. - Kindergarten

February 14

Ellery P. - 5th Grade

Rahma S. - 1st Grade

February 15

Jason V. - 5th Grade

February 16

Hridhaan G.- 5th Grade


BSD flyers listed here are from community organizations with approved facility use and intergovernmental agencies (City of Beaverton, THPRD, WCCLS, and Washington County).


Contains current information from Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Washington County Public Health.


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