Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ December 17, 2021


Dear Nancy Ryles,

When we think back to the start of the school year in September, it was nearly impossible to envision what December would look like. There were questions such as: will we continue to attend school in-person? What will happen to COVID rates? Will elementary children have the opportunity to become vaccinated? Will students be able to be in school all day, wear masks, and stay socially distanced? There were so many unknowns, and it feels incredible to finish this calendar year having accomplished all that we have since September, and we couldn't have done that without your continued support and partnership. We are so grateful for you and your student(s). As we close out 2021, I am excited and optimistic to see what 2022 brings.

Have a wonderful winter break and a happy New Year! We will welcome students back at school on Monday, January 3, 2022.


Monica Arbow


Nancy Ryles December Assembly

The Nancy Ryles Assembly! December 2021


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. 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."

Last Minute Holiday Gifts Available!

Looking for last minute Holiday gifts?! We have a *limited supply* of extra Nancy Ryles Elementary School Spirit Wear on hand, ready for pickup now! Available until December 24. Text 503-522-6042 to check availability and order.


(at the time of publication):

Youth T-Shirt $10: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large

Youth Long Sleeve $15: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large

Youth Hoodie $20: Small, Medium

Adult T-Shirt $13: Small, Large, X-Large

Adult Long-Sleeve $17: Small, X-Large, 2XL

Adult Hoodie $25: Medium, Large, X-Large

Volunteer Needs

If you're ready, we're happy to have your help!

All volunteer opportunities are posted on Better Impact. In addition to the opportunities listed below there are also volunteer needs posted for the production room and library! Please remember, you must upload your vaccination card or immunization record to be eligible to volunteer on school property.

Lost and Found

Help the lost items become found! Please remind your student to check the Lost and Found area for any of their belongings. It is getting very full!

We are looking for several volunteers to manage the school's Lost and Found. This involves periodic tidying and organizing the items, and occasionally taking items to donate at Beaverton School District's Clothes for Kids.

Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)

We currently have 17 teams of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, with 73 readers participating! We are looking for volunteers to facilitate battles, this includes time and score keeping.

Art Literacy is Back!!!

Art Literacy is back and we need your help! No previous art experience or education necessary, 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.

5th Grade Send-Off

Please join us to help plan the 5th grade send-off! The first meeting will be Thursday, January 13 at 9:00am (location TBD). Please contact Jill Rector at to RSVP and receive the meeting location notification.

Let's Be Social


Instagram @nrco_nancyryleselementary

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December 20-31 -- Winter Break

Monday, January 3 -- School Resumes

2021-2022 District Calendar with Nancy Ryles Conference Dates


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


December 14

Kyle D. - 2nd grade

December 15

Scarlett W. - Kindergarten

December 19

Yuen Tung W. - 3rd grade

December 22

Christian B. - 5th grade

Emerson D. - 1st grade

Sawa I. - 4th grade

Brady S. - 3rd grade

Kailey S. - Kindergarten

December 24

Harshini H. - 1st grade

Andrew H. - 3rd grade

December 26

Isabella C.S.- 5th grade

Lola P. - 4th grade

December 27

Brady W. - 4th grade

December 29

Jax K. - 4th grade

Nada W. - 5th grade

December 31

Kara M. - 1st grade


Beaverton City Library

Winter Break Videos

English video:

Beaverton City Library has books, movies, games, Activities-to-Go, and lots of great online and onsite events over winter break. And it's all free!

Spanish video:

La Biblioteca de la Ciudad de Beaverton tiene libros, películas, juegos, Actividades Para Llevar y muchos eventos excelentes en línea y en la biblioteca durante las vacaciones de invierno. ¡Y todo es gratis!

Video to share: Reading Recommendations

Looking for your next read? MacKenzie shares over 20 books in under 7 minutes to give you some ideas of a few things to read during your time off from school!

Oregon Battle of the Books—Zoom Challenge, January 2

Attention all 3-5 grade OBOB readers! Beaverton City Library is hosting a Zoom OBOB Challenge on Sunday, January 2nd at 2:00 PM. We’ll ask library-created questions from all 16 of this year’s Oregon Battle of the Books, so grab your pencils and get ready to test your knowledge. Register starting Dec. 2 at

OBOB Coordinators--We will post all of our unofficial questions for you to use in practice. Visit for the complete battles in early January.

Staff Spotlight-First Grade Team

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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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