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Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ October 1, 2021

PICTURE DAY - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12

School Picture Day is TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12.

Packets will be sent home next week.

You can order online at dorianstudio.com. Enter "Nancy Ryles Elementary" in the "find school" field.

FREE COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABLE

Beaverton School District will be offering free weekly, take-home tests to screen for COVID-19.

Information packets were sent home with students today.


If you want to enroll your child in the program, you must return the following forms by THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 (these were included in the packet):

  • COVID-19 General Once a Week Screening Consent Form
  • OHSU COVID19 K-12 Testing Authorization Form

CogAT TESTING FOR 3rd, 4th and 5th GRADE STUDENTS

In October, all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in Beaverton will be administered the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Screener. This 30-minute test measures students’ learned reasoning abilities through verbal/picture analogies, number analogies and figure matrices.


Currently the main purpose for administering the CogAT is to identify students for TAG in the area of intellectual ability. Students who score at the 97th percentile or above on the CogAT screener will be invited to test with the full version of the CogAT that is used for potential TAG identification. The full version of the CogAT will be given in late October. For more information about testing, please contact the school office and leave a message for our school’s TAG facilitator, Michele Cobain-Soto.

NRCO NEWS & EVENTS

Next NRCO Meeting

Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. A link will be emailed on Monday, October 11.


Volunteer Needs

Donations Needed

If anyone is heading to the store this weekend and has the resources to purchase a few extra items... we are looking for snack donations. This snack supply will be used for students who do not bring a snack from home. Specifically, the school needs pre-packaged, peanut free snacks. These can be dropped in the office or sent to school with your student. Please label your donation with "school snack supply."


Classroom Liaisons

We are looking for a Classroom Liaison for each teacher. Classroom Liaisons serve a key role in the school, acting as a link between the teacher and the parent volunteers. While things will look unique this year, it’s a role that helps with coordination and communication between the teacher and all of the classroom parents.


Teacher Appreciation

Looking for a rewarding way to volunteer? Join a fun team and help plan the 2020-2021 school year staff appreciation events. We’re just getting started, so now is the time to get in on the ground floor! We accept anyone, regardless of availability. There is no time requirement and there are a variety of roles available. Have some great ideas but not sure about the time commitment? Join the team as an Idea Generator!


All volunteer opportunities are posted on Better Impact.

DINING FOR DOLLARS (D4$) ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5

Save the date for our next opportunity to skip making dinner, enjoy take out and raise money for our school all at the same time! We hope to see you at Chipotle on Tuesday, October 5.

CHROMEBOOKS AND iPADS

Do you still have a BSD Chromebook or iPad at home that you forgot to turn in at the end of last school year?? Please send it to school with your student and have them bring it to the office!

Please remember to send the charger with it as well.


Thank you so much for helping us get the devices back to school!

UPCOMING EVENTS AT NANCY RYLES ELEMENTARY

Wednesday, October 6 - International Walk + Roll to School Day

Friday, October 8 -- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS (Staff Development Workday)

Tuesday, October 12 -- PICTURE DAY

Tuesday, October 12 -- NRCO Meeting at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Thursday, October 21 -- ELL Night

October 25-28 -- Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, October 27 -- Parent-Teacher Conference (4:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

Thursday, October 28 -- Parent-Teacher Conference

October 28-29 -- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Friday, October 29 -- School Closed

Friday, November 5 -- Spirit Day - Costume Day

CELEBRATING STUDENT BIRTHDAYS

October 1

Easton K. - 1st grade

Lucia S. - Kindergarten

October 2

Zamarah W. - 3rd grade

October 3

Mia N. - Kindergarten

October 6

Charlotte D. - 5th grade

Lorelei O. - Kindergarten

October 7

Jameson A. - 3rd grade

Silas W. - 3rd grade

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES FLYERS

BSD flyers listed here are from community organizations with approved facility use and intergovernmental agencies (City of Beaverton, THPRD, WCCLS, and Washington County).

* NEWS WORTH REPEATING FROM PREVIOUS CROC TALKS *

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INTERNATIONAL WALK + ROLL TO SCHOOL DAY

On October 6, 2021 join people from around the world as we celebrate International Walk + Roll to School Day. Walk, bike, scooter, skate, roll, bus or carpool to school and be entered to win fun prizes. The grand prize winner will earn a new scooter with helmet! Walking and rolling to school is great for kids, our community and our planet. Here are the top five reasons:

  1. Fewer vehicles driving to school reduces traffic congestion and carbon emissions near schools and in our parking lots.
  2. More people walking and rolling builds school community and makes routes safer.
  3. Physical activity boosts kids’ readiness to learn and improves their physical and mental health.
  4. Kids have fun with friends and bond with families while walking and rolling together.
  5. Being outside builds independence and lifelong transportation skills.

For more information visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes

TALENTED & 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.


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 linked below. 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 Parent Information Form to your the office.


Grades K-3 TAG Parent Information Form

Grades 3-5 TAG Parent Information Form

BABY WIPES NEEDED

Parents, we are in need of baby wipes! If you would like to donate, we will start collecting them next week. We will place bins out front where you or your student can drop your donation.

Thank you in advance for supporting Nancy Ryles.

NO GUEST BUS RIDERS

Transportation cannot allow "guest" bus riders at this time. If you want another student to go home with your child, you will need to pick them up at school.


This procedure is in place to aid with COVID bus capacity and contract tracing.


Thank you for understanding.

TRAFFIC SAFETY

We have seen an increase in parents utilizing the carline for pick-up and drop-off. As a result, we are experiencing an increase in traffic congestion at arrival and dismissal. Please try to arrive early, be patient, and drop off at the top of the stairs that go down towards the main entrance to the school. Please refrain from letting your student out in the middle of the road. Thank you for helping us with traffic flow and student safety.
BSD BACK-TO-SCHOOL INFORMATION

Contains current information from Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Washington County Public Health.

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS

Nancy Ryles website is: https://nancyryles.beaverton.k12.or.us/

Nancy Ryles Facebook: Nancy Ryles Elementary School

Nancy Ryles Instagram: nancyryleselementary


The NRCO Facebook page is: facebook.com/NRCO1

The NRCO Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/nrco_nancyryleselementary/


We encourage you to bookmark our website as we keep it up to date.

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