Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ February 4, 2022


Dear Crocodile Families,

It’s hard to believe that we are entering into the second semester of the school year, the halfway point! This is an exciting time of year, because we begin to see students take off with their learning. This year is no different, even with the challenges that we have faced. Students are making progress and thriving. I am grateful that we have been able to navigate through the first half of this school year despite COVID illness, ever-changing COVID protocols, and massive sub shortages. I am optimistic for the second semester and looking forward to continued growth, learning, and of course, JOY.

This week, we recognized the Lunar New Year. Year 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, which symbolizes bravery, wisdom, and strength. More than just the beginning of a new calendar year, the Lunar New Year is seen as a time of reunion and rebirth, marking the end of winter and start of spring. This week, we also recognized the start of Black History Month. As educators, we strive to incorporate a variety of cultural voices, stories, authors, and accomplishments all throughout the year. This month, we shine a spotlight on Black lives in honor of Black History Month.

I hope you can join us for our NRCO meeting this Tuesday night! See below for more details about our guest speaker who is providing at-home parenting tips for families.

With appreciation,

Monica Arbow



NRCO News & Events

Upcoming Events

GUEST SPEAKER: Tuesday, February 8th at 7pm

We will welcome back guest speaker Megan Barella for another session in her series: "Smooth Sailing Ahead: For Busy Families." Didn't catch the first session? Don't worry! Each session is structured to attend individually, no need to attend all three sessions. We hope to see you there.

Megan has invited us to email her our questions in advance. This coming session will focus on Bedtime Routines. To prepare and make the workshop most valuable to your family you're invited to email Megan at and send her your top bedtime routine challenge or a question. This question can be anonymous, or you can hop on for group coaching support at the workshop.

Megan also wanted to share some resources from our last session.

Resources from After School Routines Workshop:

--Brain in the Palm of Your Hand/ Flipped Lid 2 minute video is here.

--3 Pillars of Smooth-Sailing Afterschool Routines:

Stabilizing Basic Needs of 1. Hunger (food and water), 2. Connection and Quality Time and 3. Emotional Integration Activities.

--Remember to pick one simple focus area. Also, combining Quality Time/Connection and Emotional integration Activities can be short and sweet, even just 5-10 minutes.

Dining for Dollars, D4$


Thursday, February 10th, 3-8pm

Mention Nancy Ryles Elementary School and Menchie's will donate 20% back to the NRCO!

Looking for Volunteers!

The Eco-School Network is seeking parents who are interested in promoting school sustainability. They would love to support our school with trained volunteers.

E C O - S C H O O L C H A N G E M A K E R T R A I N I N G

Want to help your kids’ school become healthier and greener through a passion project? Enrollment has just opened for our winter Changemaker Training - a series of four live, online workshops to help you identify and start a project that meets a pressing need at your child’s school. We’ll set you up with all the tools, mentorship and ongoing support that you need! You’ll get to connect with our inspiring community of changemakers from other schools to see what’s possible. Training starts in late February and is FREE to the first 50 people. Be the spark.

L E A R N M O R E or S I G N U P:

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National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week 2022 (#NSCW22) is Feb. 7-11, 2022, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February. The 2022 theme is School Counseling: Better Together.

Let's show our appreciation for our very own counselor, Vicki Charbonneau. We appreciate all that she does for our students and families.

Reading Strategies for Early Readers

If you've ever wondered what strategies to use to help your early readers when they get "stuck" while reading, take a look at the video below created by our Academic Coaches, Stephanie Malin and Gretchen Miller, for some tips!


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


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 wear)

June 3 -- Beach/Hawaiian Day


February 4

Nikita G. - 5th Grade

Bryan O.S. - Kindergarten

Lizette S. - 4th Grade

Yvette S. - 4th Grade

Micah S. - 2nd Grade

February 7

Naya A. - 2nd Grade

February 8

Devon M. - 4th Grade

February 9

Tahir A. - 1st Grade

Kamrynmarie S-H. - Kindergarten

February 10

Siva P.- Kindergarten

Denzel V.A. - 4th 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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