Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ April 9, 2021



Dear Families,

It was wonderful to welcome students back to In-Person Hybrid instruction this week! Students transitioned into their new routines almost seamlessly and were genuinely excited to be back to school in person. When asking CDL students what they enjoyed most about the transition this week, we heard that most are enjoying the smaller class sizes in CDL and more in-depth opportunities to engage with their teachers and peers.

Our arrival and dismissal procedures seem to be working well. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s controlled chaos at those times of day, but as long as everyone is aware of the procedures, things go smoothly. As a reminder, I’m including a map of our traffic pattern to help with any confusion around how to drop off and/or pick up. One thing that parents can help with for arrival is to drop off no earlier than 8:45 a.m. as we do not have staff out supervising until that time.

Thank you for your continued support and flexibility through this transition.

Monica Arbow



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.


NRCO Community Meetings: We have two NRCO meetings this month -- next Tuesday April 13 at 6:00 p.m. AND Wednesday, April 21 at 3:30 p.m.

This month the Nancy Ryles Community Organization (NRCO) 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 has been a lot of transition and change for everyone and now is the perfect time to build a fresh vision for the NRCO. Do you have interests, ideas, clubs or activities you would like to bring to Nancy Ryles? Are there things you want to bring back next year? Bring your thoughts to one of the planning meetings. The Zoom link to be sent by school on Monday afternoon


Parents of 5th graders: if you would like to join in planning and discussing some fun ways to send this special group of kids off on their next adventure, please join us next week directly after the NRCO meeting. Tuesday, April 13, (at approximately 7:00 p.m.) directly after the NRCO meeting. We will stay on Zoom and discuss ideas and action items. Use the same Zoom link for the NRCO meeting (sent by the school on Monday afternoon).


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 a.m. 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.


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 DATES! We have two incredible D4$s coming up.

  • April 19, 20 and 21 (3-day event) from open to close -- Casa Lola at 16325 SW Barrows Rd #100
  • Sunday, May 2 -- Grill68 at 16305 SW Barrows Rd Suite 100
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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


Green Team News

Crocodiles and families: please consider joining 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.

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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 9

Parker R. - 3rd Grade

Jafar S. - 2nd Grade

April 11

Nancy N. 2nd Grade

April 12

Amira B. - 4th Grade

Vidhur S. - 2nd Grade

April 13

Faith L.R. - 1st Grade

April 14

Kayla H. - 5th Grade

Bella S. - 3rd Grade

Madden S. - 4th Grade

April 15

Landon K. - 3rd Grade

Jacob V. - 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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