CROC TALK BRIEF
Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ October 1, 2021
PICTURE DAY - 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
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.
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."
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.
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.
CHROMEBOOKS AND iPADS
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
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 *
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:
- Fewer vehicles driving to school reduces traffic congestion and carbon emissions near schools and in our parking lots.
- More people walking and rolling builds school community and makes routes safer.
- Physical activity boosts kids’ readiness to learn and improves their physical and mental health.
- Kids have fun with friends and bond with families while walking and rolling together.
- 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.
BABY WIPES NEEDED
Thank you in advance for supporting Nancy Ryles.
NO GUEST BUS RIDERS
This procedure is in place to aid with COVID bus capacity and contract tracing.
Thank you for understanding.
Contains current information from Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Washington County Public Health.
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS
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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.