Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ April 15, 2021



Friday, April 16 - No School for Students - Grading Day

Wednesday, April 28 - No School for Students - Staff Development/Workday

Monday, May 31 - School Closed - Memorial Day Holiday

Friday, June 18 - Last day of school

2021-2022 School Calendar


Green Team News

Crocodiles and families: please join us this Earth Day for a clean-up of our beloved playground and field from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 22!

Masks, gloves, and trash receptacles will be provided as well as a little "thank you" treat before you go.

You can make a BIG difference this Earth Day right here in our own backyard.

Please join us! RSVP here by April 19th.


There is a need for parent/community volunteers to help with meal prep at all elementary schools. Our Nancy Ryles cafeteria staff would love 2-3 volunteers each weekday. The volunteer shifts will be 1 – 2 hours in the morning to help with bagging up fruit, vegetables, or frozen entrees. We will have shifts available in the cafeteria Monday through Friday from 9:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Please sign up via BetterImpact. Under "Volunteer Opportunities" search "Covid Care" then Meal Prep Help on the days you are able to volunteer.


Upcoming Community Meeting Wednesday, April 21 at 3:30 p.m.

The information discussed at this meeting will be a repeat of what was discussed at the April 13 meeting. This month the NRCO meeting is focused on thinking ahead to the 2021-22 school year. The budget is in the works and it’s time to share your family's interests and wants for the future. There are multiple positions on the NRCO board that are needed and lead activities for next year too. Bring your thoughts to our next planning conversation: Wednesday, April 21 at 3:30p.m. or email Zoom link to be sent by school.

5th Grade Send-Off

We’re starting to plan some fun ways to celebrate the 5th grade class this year. If you missed our planning meeting this week but would still like to be involved, email Lindsey Snodgrass at 5th Grade parents, please also keep your eye out for some requests we have for your students so we can celebrate each individual 5th grader.

COVID Care Volunteers Needed

Thank you to our volunteers who have been helping Nancy Ryles families this year with deliveries of school lunches, library books, and food boxes through COVID Care! It is greatly appreciated! We are currently looking for one more driver to help with deliveries on Wednesdays at 11:00. Please contact Jill Rector if you are interested in helping. 503-913-3966, As a reminder, all of our volunteers must be cleared through the district system, BetterImpact. If you have not yet signed up in BetterImpact, please do so. This will allow you to be able to volunteer when we are able to have volunteers back in the building, as well as for activities like COVID Care.

Highland Park Middle School PTO

ATTENTION ALL OUTGOING 5TH GRADE FAMILIES ATTENDING HIGHLAND PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR - The Highland Park PTO would like to invite you to our last PTO meeting of the school year on Tuesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. via zoom. We are also looking for PTO Board Members for the following year. If you are interested in either of these, please contact Erin Mills at


Save the date -- Dining for Dollars will be at Grill 68 on May 2. Details will be in future Croc Talks.


This is a 3-day event!! Join us April 19, 20 and 21 from open to close at Casa Lola, 16325 SW Barrows Road #100.

Remember to mention to your server that you are there for the Nancy Ryles fundraiser!!


The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) supports COVID-19 testing in public and private K-12 schools in Oregon for students and staff who display symptoms of COVID-19. The Beaverton School District has registered to have Abbott BinaxNOW rapid antigen testing available for students and staff who develop primary symptoms of COVID-19 at school. Primary symptoms of Covid-19 include:

  • New or different than usual shortness of breath

  • New or different than usual coughing

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher

  • New loss of taste or smell.

The Abbott BinaxNOW test will only be administered to students who have consent from their parent(s) or legal guardian on file. The student must be capable and willing to perform a nasal swab test independently. The parent(s) or guardian can decline testing and opt to test their child with a healthcare provider. If there is any doubt as to whether a specimen may be safely self-collected by an individual, they should be referred to their healthcare provider for COVID-19 testing. Positive test results will be shared with the Local Public Health Authority to assist in contact tracing.

If you would like your child to participate in this testing program, please complete and return the consent form to the school office. You can find the consent form at this link: under the COVID-19 Testing Information. For further information on the Abbot BinaxNOW rapid antigen test see the following link: FDA information on BinaxNOW test.


A grant allows BSD to offer free meals to students for this school year only.


If your student is In-Person Hybrid, they will take a bag home with them each day. If you do not want your student to take home lunches, please reply to this email with your student's name and teacher. (If you already notified us that you do not want lunches, you do not need to respond.)


If you want to receive a meal bag containing meals for 5 days, you must complete this form (one for each student). BSD Meal Pick-Up Registration Form for CDL Students

You will need to pick up the meal bag at Nancy Ryles every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please call Nutrition Services at 503-356-3955.

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pEBT Funds

  • Nutrition Services continues to offer free MEALS to all BSD children aged 1-18 with no Meal Benefits application required. This will continue until the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
  • New Information: The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)program, through DHS, will offer MONEY to families who qualify for Meal Benefits. The money is being offered to help families purchase groceries during the pandemic.
  • Families who meet the criteria in this list for the 2020-2021 school year will receive P-EBT funds. No application or further action is needed by families who:
    Have students only at CEP schools (families who have students at CEP and non-CEP schools need to apply for the non-CEP students to receive funds)
    Have children who qualify for SNAP or TANF benefits
    Have children with Homeless, Foster, Migrant, or Runaway status
    Have applied and been approved for Meal Benefits at any time during the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Families who do not meet any of the above criteria need to apply right away for Meal Benefits if they wish to be considered for P-EBT funds. Online applications are strongly encouraged, using The SchoolCafe website supports English and Spanish applicants.
  • Paper Meal Benefits applications, in both English and Spanish, are available at all meal pickup sites and all school offices.
  • For more information, follow this link:
  • If you have questions, please call Meal Benefits at 503-356-3957 or email to

Library To Go

Library To Go is offered on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

You can request books from Ms. Osborne or check out bundle books.


The Homework Club is still available!!

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Please join us via zoom for homework support. Mrs. Bax, Mrs. Roche and Mrs. Mastripolito will be available to help students with Seesaw assignments 3 days a week. Drop by for a quick question or stay for the entire time or pop in and say hello. We are happy to help!

Please contact the office at 503-356-2400 for the Zoom link.


Hello Nancy Ryles Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade Families!

It's truly a joy to share time with your students every day before school starts! Breakfast with Mrs. Malin and Ms. Osborne will continue every morning at 8:10 a.m. The Zoom link will be the same. If you would like to join us, please email Stephanie Malin to receive the Zoom link or call the office.

Thank you for sharing your time and your jokes with us!

Mrs. Malin and Ms. Osborne

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We are now registering kindergarteners for the 2021-2022 school year!!

Here is the link to register for Kindergarten:
(please make sure you select 2021-2022)

If you know of other families who have incoming kindergarteners, please share the link with them!

Save the date! Our Kindergarten Orientation is Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. (in person, if possible, or via Zoom). You will meet the principal and kindergarten teachers, learn more specific information about a day in the life of a kindergarten student and obtain information on helping your child be ready for kindergarten.

If you missed our Kindergarten Overview, you can watch the video and view the slide deck.

Kindergarten Overview Video February 25, 2021
Kindergarten Overview Slide Deck


April 16

Ananya N. - 4th Grade

April 17

Dyson D. - 5th Grade

April 18

An N. - 2nd Grade

Adelynn R. - 5th Grade

April 20

Ashton J. - Kindergarten

April 22

Angelina N. - 4th Grade


We understand that it can be challenging to access current information regarding your child’s schooling in your own language. We do our best to send out messages about important updates, especially during these challenging times. However, you can access the BSD website — and specifically, our return-to-school page — at any time. Below, we’ve included a link that will take you to our website, where you’ll find it already translated into your language. Please know, the translation is generated by Google Translate. It’s not perfect, but we do hope it’s helpful.

If you need additional assistance, please contact our Multilingual Department at 503-356-3755.

View the BSD website in Arabic

قم بزيارة الموقع الإلكتروني للقطاع التعليمي لمدارس بيفرتون باللغة العربية

View the BSD website in Chinese


View the BSD website Japanese


View the BSD website in Korean

한국어로 BSD 웹사이트를 보십시오.

View the BSD website in Russian

Посмотрите веб-сайт школьного округа Бивертон на русском

View the BSD website in Somali

Ka fiiri bogga BSD ee ku qoran af-Soomaali

View the BSD website in Spanish

Vea la página web del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton en español

View the BSD website in Vietnamese

Xem trang mạng BSD bằng tiếng Việt

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