Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ March 11, 2022

Mask Updates

Earlier this week, you received the following message from BSD:

Effective March 14, BSD will no longer require masks at school, in district facilities or on school buses; however, students, staff and visitors can choose to wear masks, if they prefer. Again, masking is optional. The District does reserve the right to reinstate masking if guided to do so by ODE, OHA or Washington County Public Health due to worsening COVID-19 conditions.

**Please talk with your student about your family's choice of wearing a mask or not. It will be up to your student to be responsible for themselves when it comes to masking. Staff do not have the capacity to keep track of which students should wear or not wear them. Thank you for your support with this.


The district has determined that all elementary conferences will be held virtually via Zoom. You should expect signups to be sent out by your teacher after spring break through Parent Square, similar to how they were in the fall. Specialists will also offer open office hours and will be available to conference with families. We encourage all parents to sign up to meet with your teacher to hear about your student's academic and behavioral progress.

NRCO News & Events

Volunteering in the School is BACK!

And we could use your help!

As volunteering in the school building is coming back, please remember to upload your vaccination card into BetterImpact. All volunteers must complete an application and background check. You can find more information on BSD volunteer requirements here.

All volunteer opportunities can be found in BetterImpact.

We look forward to volunteering with you!

Art Lit - Training: Wednesday, April 6th at 9am and 7pm.

Location: Nancy Ryles Elementary School Cafeteria

Volunteers need no previous art experience or education! We're looking for volunteers with an interest in learning and sharing art with children. All information and materials are provided and responsibilities are shared with other volunteers. You can choose to present to the class, or be a class assistant. If you are interested in volunteering for your student's classroom please contact Amanda Cary ( for more information.

Croc Walk

Croc Walk is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We are looking for a team of people to plan and 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

Production Room

Our teachers love to have help with tasks like copying, cutting, and prepping projects for students. This volunteer opportunity gives an opportunity to help behind the scenes with real needs in the classrooms. Find shifts to sign up on BetterImpact.


Do you love being in the center of the school? Helping shelve books in the library gives you a perfect spot to be in the heart of our school. We’ve also heard it's a great quad workout! Find shifts to sign up on BetterImpact.

The NRCO is in need of a Volunteer Coordinator

This person is responsible for welcoming and training new volunteers at Nancy Ryles, updating BetterImpact with school-wide volunteer opportunities, and coordinating with Classroom Liaisons for Classroom volunteer needs. If you are interested in volunteering for this position or learning more about it, please contact Jill Rector Starting now is a great way to decide if this is a volunteer position you’d like to have for next year.

Staff Appreciation

Several opportunities to help plan for staff appreciation are coming up. Please contact Ahna Proctor at if you are interested in helping out.

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Incoming Kindergarten Registration

Incoming Kindergarten registration is now open! If you have an incoming kindergarten student, or know of someone who does, we encourage you to begin the registration process now and help spread the word. Please view the video below for more information.
Kindergarten Registration
Las inscripciones de Kindergarten (Español)

Special Education Parent Resource Fair - April 6, 2022

Community Conversations Around Race April 6, 2022


Spring Break March 21-25 - Schools Closed

2021-2022 District Calendar with Nancy Ryles Conference Dates


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


March 11

Jacob T. - 4th Grade

Ryder W. - 2nd Grade

March 12

Stella K. - 2nd Grade

March 13

Samiya D. - 3rd Grade

March 14

Ally C. - 2nd Grade

March 15

Kellen B. - Kindergarten

Tyler N. - 1st Grade

March 16

Siena S. - 1st Grade

Mia S. - Kindergarten

March 17

Mackenzie H. - 1st 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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