CROC TALK BRIEF
Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ October 23, 2020
The Nancy Ryles October Virtual Assembly
NRCO NEWS (Nancy Ryles Community Organization)
We are looking for a classroom liaison for each of our classes! Our classroom liaisons coordinate volunteers in the classroom (and via zoom) and outside the classroom for our teachers. This group of volunteers also help coordinate grade-level activities (we are still working out what that might look like this year). Don't worry if you don't know what you're doing - we'll train you! We'll be having virtual trainings Thursday, October 29 at 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. Please contact Jill Rector if you have any questions about volunteering at email@example.com.
Sign up to volunteer as your classroom liaison here: https://app.betterimpact.com/Volunteer/Main
CROCS CARING FOR EACH OTHER:
We’re all finding that it takes a team to manage Distance Learning! If you are having a difficult time picking up meals or books at the school or bus stop, we have volunteers willing to deliver meals and books to those families who need some help.
If you would like help receiving meal and/or book deliveries, please fill out this form:
If you would like to help with deliveries, please sign up through BetterImpact, under Covid Care.
As mentioned at Tuesday's NRCO general meeting, in November we will be starting Wonder Wednesdays the first Wednesday of the month. We will be rotating activities for students to access independently - including Art Lit, STEM, and Culture-based projects. If you would be interested in helping develop content for Wonder Wednesdays, please sign up in BetterImpact under Wonder Wednesdays.
The NRCO is looking for new ways to support our community, and in the spirit of honoring the time and needs of our families, we have created a survey. This survey will take less than five minutes and will provide us valuable feedback. Please help us identify how best to focus our resources by completing the survey by Sunday, October 25. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/75Z5WQ9
What is your family doing to celebrate fall? The NRCO would love to see photos of your crocodiles stomping in the leaves, showing off their costumes, creating autumn art, or enjoying the October sunshine! Send your photos to NRCO1@hotmail.com or comment on our Facebook post at https://www.facebook.com/NRCO1.
If you informed the school during the first two weeks of school that you did not want your student included in the directory, their name will not appear in the directory or on the class list.
LIBRARY TO GO and THE BOOK BUS
Don't miss Library To Go and The Book Bus!
We have updated the Library To Go schedule!
- Tuesdays -- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Wednesdays -- 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Thursdays -- 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Click here to get all of the information you need for Library To Go and The Books Bus, including how to put books on hold!
If you have questions, please email Ms. Osborne or Mr. Chung.
SCHOOL PICTURE DAY - DELAYED
5th Grade - OPTION SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS
Option school applications for the 2021-2022 school year are now being accepted.
- Current BSD students may apply online using their student ID.
- All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries.
- Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school (i.e. homeschool or private school students) will need to complete a paper application available online or at any school office.
- Applicants who don’t have internet access may complete a paper application.
- Students may only select one option on their applications.
- Please give careful consideration to your choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.
- Raleigh Hills and Springville will only be accepting applications for 7th and 8th grades.
Applications must be received no later than December 11 at 4:00 p.m. Important dates, deadlines and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Learning Options webpage.
TALENTED AND GIFTED (TAG) INFORMATION
Every year students are considered for Talented and Gifted services in the Beaverton School District. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). Oregon law and District policy define gifted students as those who score at or above the 97th percentile on a standardized, nationally normed test of mental ability and/or academic achievement in reading and/or math. Behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is also considered before a student is identified for TAG services.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our current reality of Comprehensive Distance Learning, our evaluation process will look different this year. We will administer in-person TAG testing after January 11, 2021. Until then, teachers will collect evidence on how your student responds to differentiation within their distance learning classroom. This evaluation may include: file reviews, teacher and student observations, a collection of work samples, and/or individual or group assessments. This process may take some time, but every effort will be made to complete the evaluation in a timely manner. Parents will be notified of their school’s in-person testing dates in January.
If you think your child might qualify for TAG services, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form that is available in our school’s office or linked here. Completing this form gives our school TAG Committee more information about your child, but it is not required. All qualified students will be considered regardless of the form’s completion.
Please complete and return the form to the school office. You can drop it by or email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
OREGON BATTLE OF THE BOOKS (OBOB)
The NRCO board is working out plans to host the Oregon Battle of the Books for 3rd-5th graders at Nancy Ryles! This will be in the spring and will be less formal than in the past, but now is a great time to start building your OBOB library and thinking up who you want on your team. Here’s a list of the books for this year:
3rd to 5th Grade Division
- Before They Were Authors by Elizabeth Haidle
- Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead
- A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
- Changeling by William Ritter
- The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland
- El Deafo by Cece Bell
- Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
- Front Desk by Kelly Yang
- The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz
- Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin
- Power Forward by Hena Khan
- Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
- Space Case by Stuart Gibbs
- Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones
- The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
- A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry
CELEBRATING STUDENT BIRTHDAYS!
Zachary M. - 3rd Grade
Fletcher B. - Kindergarten
Pearl Z. - 2nd Grade
Walker B. - Kindergarten
Hunter T. - 1st Grade
Bonita T. - 1st Grade
Ariel W. - 4th Grade
Neymar C.M. - 1st Grade
Amelia F. - 5th Grade
Connor H. - 3rd Grade
Olivia H. - 3rd Grade
Abigail M. - 4th Grade
Catherine P. - 2nd Grade
James P. - 2nd Grade
Axel C. - 1st Grade
DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
CDL - Comprehensive Distance Learning
Synchronous - students have live contact with their teacher (via Zoom)
Asynchronous - students access pre-recorded lectures and digital curriculum materials and respond through Seesaw and other collaborative documents at a time of their own choosing
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS
Nancy Ryles Twitter is: @NancyRylesElem
Nancy Ryles Facebook: Nancy Ryles Elementary School
Nancy Ryles Instagram: nancyryleselementary
The NRCO Facebook page is: facebook.com/NRCO1
We encourage you to bookmark our website as we keep it up to date.