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Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ November 19, 2021

NO SCHOOL NOVEMBER 22-26

Thanksgiving Holiday Break

School Resumes on Monday, November 29

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE by MONICA ARBOW

On behalf of the entire staff at Nancy Ryles, I want to wish you and your family a safe and restful Thanksgiving break. Thank you for your ongoing support through the last year and a half. Together, we have overcome tremendous obstacles and continue to do so as we progress through the pandemic. We are beyond thankful for our Nancy Ryles community, and hope that you are able to spend time next week enjoying some of the things and people that you are thankful for as well.


With gratitude,


Monica Arbow

Principal

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NRCO NEWS & EVENTS

Upcoming Events

Next NRCO Meeting - Guest Speaker

Tuesday, January 11 on Zoom. A link will be emailed.

Save the dates and join us in January, February, and March as we welcome guest speaker Megan Barella. Join all three sessions or any one individual session. We will grow as a parenting/caregiving community as Megan guides us through her real life strategies in "Connection and Cooperation by becoming a Confident and Compassionate Leader in Your Family."


Season of Caring: November 29 - December 10

This holiday season the NRCO will be sponsoring a gift card drive for Nancy Ryles Elementary School families in need. In conjunction with Mountainside High School, who is graciously providing gifts, we are supporting 30 of our own school’s families. To celebrate the start of our Season of Caring gift card drive, the NRCO has purchased $500 in gift cards to Target and Safeway. There is a collection box in the school office, for your gift card donations. We are specifically requesting gift cards of $10-25 to Walmart, Safeway, Target, and Fred Meyer. These help families pay for groceries, gas, clothes, and household items. Gift cards are given to families during the holiday season and throughout the school year as family needs arise. Thank you for participating in Season of Caring!


Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)- Looking for readers AND volunteers!

OBOB is a voluntary state-wide reading motivation and comprehension program for 3rd-12th grades. It involves teams of 4-5 students reading 16 books, then participating in trivia “battles” about the books. Any 3rd-5th grade student is welcome to participate. We hold our first meeting in December to form teams and start reading. Battles will start taking place in January. We need 2 volunteers to help with OBOB, particularly parents of 3rd and 4th grade OBOB participants. You can sign up via BetterImpact under Oregon Battle of the Books. Please contact Jill Rector at president@nancyrylesco.com with your questions. Additional OBOB information and this year’s book list can be found here.


Volunteer Needs

Beaverton School District is now welcoming vaccinated volunteers* into the schools! We have opportunities that greatly support our students and staff at Nancy Ryles Elementary School. While these opportunities are not directly in the classroom, due to current distance requirements, they are high impact positions and you can really make a difference. If you are feeling ready and interested, sign up today!


Production Room -- most requested by teachers!

Help our teachers by making copies, prepping supplies, sharpening pencils, laminating, etc. Morning and afternoon shifts are available daily. If you’d like training, Amanda Cary is available Tuesdays from 8:30-10:30 a.m.


Library

Our students are enjoying being back in the library checking out books! Ms. Osborne needs our help processing returned books. Shifts are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8:30-11:15 a.m. and 12:30-3:00 p.m.


Vision Screening

We need 2 volunteers for Vision Screening, on Wednesday, December 1, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Your role will be helping make sure students are in the right place at the right time, not performing the actual vision screening (no optometry experience needed).


Classroom Liaisons

This person helps to coordinate volunteers specifically for one teacher. If we are able to have Friendship parties, they will work with other grade-level liaisons to coordinate the Friendship parties in February. We are still in need of Classroom Liaisons for: Davenport, Beals, Olson, Otter, Minnieweather, and Gittings. We will have Classroom Liaison Training on Thursday, December 9 at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., currently planned on Zoom.


*Vaccination Cards: Must be uploaded to your BetterImpact account before you will be able to volunteer. That can be done from the “My profile” tab in BetterImpact, then “Additional Information,” then scroll to the bottom of the page to add your vaccination card.


All volunteer opportunities are posted on Better Impact.


VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR

Thank you! Thank you for supporting our fall virtual book fair. We closed the fair with $3,074.95 in book sales, which means 390 books are going into the hands of readers. The school library will receive $768 is book credits, thanks to you!!

UPCOMING EVENTS AT NANCY RYLES ELEMENTARY

November 22-26 -- No School, Thanksgiving Break (NOTE CHANGE)

Monday, November 29 -- Regular School Day (NOTE CHANGE)

November 29-December 10 -- Season of Caring

Wednesday, December 1 -- Vision Screening

Friday, December 3 -- Spirit Day - Pajama Day

December 20-31 -- Winter Break

Monday, January 3 -- School Resumes


2021-2022 District Calendar with Nancy Ryles Conference Dates


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

CELEBRATING STUDENT BIRTHDAYS

November 19

Derek B. - 2nd grade

November 21

Tristan K. - 4th grade

Savannah L. - 2nd grade

November 22

Grant S. - 1st grade

November 23

Lucas B. - Kindergarten

Theodore H. - 3rd grade

November 24

Riley E. - 1st grade

Harrison Y. - Kindergarten

November 25

Lily G. - Kindergarten

Michael H. - 2nd grade

November 26

Rosalie R. - 5th grade

November 27

Sawyer N. - Kindergarten

November 29

Christopher L. - 3rd grade

Cailee S. - Kindergarten

November 30

Annebelle R. - Kindergarten

Bode R. - Kindergarten

December 2

Miley H. - 3rd grade

Catherine L. - 5th grade

Luka Y. - 4th grade

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES FLYERS

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 *

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

One more shout out to our wonderful Kindergarten team. We have enjoyed getting to know you more! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to our youngest students.

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VISION SCREENING - DECEMBER 1

Vision screening for all students will be on Wednesday, December 1. If your child wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they are wearing them for the screening.


You will only be notified if you student fails the vision screen.


Notify the office in writing if you do not want your student(s) screened for this service.

BSD BACK-TO-SCHOOL INFORMATION

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

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS

Nancy Ryles website is: https://nancyryles.beaverton.k12.or.us/

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.

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