Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ April 1, 2022

Kindergarten Orientation Thursday April 7, 6:00-7:00PM at Nancy Ryles Elementary School

March 2022 Assembly

Nancy Ryles March 2022 Assembly!

NRCO News & Events

Next NRCO Meeting: May 10th, 7pm

No general meeting in April, instead join Monica Arbow for a virtual "Coffee with the Principal" event on Tuesday, April 12th at 9:30am.

Volunteer Needs

We could use 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!


All volunteers still need to be registered through Better Impact, and must upload either a Covid vaccine card (2 Pfizer, 2 Moderna, or 1 J&J vaccination) or a medical/religious exemption form. If you are a fully vaccinated, masking is optional while volunteering in the schools. If you have a medical/religious exemption, you are allowed to volunteer with students, but required to wear a mask.

Please see the district Covid Protocol FAQ for more information.

Earth Day Lead Needed

Earth Day is April 22. Historically, the NRCO Green Team has hosted a school grounds clean-up activity on or around Earth Day. If you would like to lead this year’s Earth Day clean-up, please contact Jill Rector at

Art Literacy is Back

Art Literacy is back and we need your help! No previous art experience 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. Our first Art Lit training will be on Wednesday, April 6th at 9am and 7pm, in the school cafeteria.

Production Room

Our teachers love to have help with tasks like copying, cutting, and prepping projects for students. Helping in the production room gives you the opportunity to help behind the scenes, doing projects that save our teachers SO MUCH time.


Do you love being in the center of the school? Helping shelve books in the library gives you a perfect spot to be in the heart of our school.

Classroom Volunteers:

Classroom Liaisons have been coordinating with their teachers to identify when would be helpful to have classroom volunteers. Many of these shifts have already been added to BetterImpact. If you are interested in helping coordinate volunteers for your teacher’s classroom, the following still need Classroom Liaisons: Davenport, Beals, Olson, Otter, Minnieweather - sign up in BetterImpact and contact Amanda Cary at for additional information.


Volunteer Coordinator needed to join the leadership team. This person is responsible for welcoming and training new volunteers at Nancy Ryles, updating BetterImpact with school-wide volunteer opportunities, and coordinating with Classroom Liaisons for Classroom volunteer needs. If you are interested in volunteering for this position or learning more about it, please contact Jill Rector Starting now is a great way to decide if this is a volunteer position you’d like to have for next year as well.

Let's Be Social



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Staff Spotlight-Library and Technology


The district has determined that all elementary conferences will be held virtually via Zoom. You should expect signups to be sent out by your teacher by April 8th through Parent Square, similar to how they were in the fall. Specialists will also offer open office hours and will be available to conference with families. We encourage all parents to sign up to meet with your teacher to hear about your student's academic and behavioral progress.

Incoming Kindergarten Registration

Incoming Kindergarten registration is now open! If you have an incoming kindergarten student, or know of someone who does, we encourage you to begin the registration process now and help spread the word. Please view the video below for more information.
Kindergarten Registration
Las inscripciones de Kindergarten (Español)

Safe Routes to School

Walking and Rolling is Good for the Earth!

April is the month we celebrate Earth Day and one way you can help our planet and combat climate change is to replace car trips with active ones! 2 miles of driving = 1.6 lbs of carbon emissions. Think about local car trips that your family takes often. Maybe it is a trip to the park or a friend’s house. Map your route and try walking or biking instead. We often think places are farther than they seem. Give yourself plenty of time to get to your location and be amazed at what your body can do for you!

¡Caminar o andar sobre ruedas es bueno para el planeta tierra!

Abril es el mes en que celebramos el Día de la Tierra y una forma en que puede ayudar a nuestro planeta a combatir el cambio climático ¡es no usando su automóvil, y mejor caminar o andar en bicicleta! Conduciendo 2 millas = 1.6 libras de emisiones de carbono. Piense en el tiempo que su familia anda en automóvil localmente. Tal vez sea ir al parque o a la casa de un amigo. Trace su ruta e intente ir caminando o en bicicleta. A menudo pensamos que los lugares están más lejos de lo que parecen. ¡Tómese el tiempo suficiente para llegar al lugar y sorpréndase de lo que su cuerpo puede lograr!

Community Conversations Around Race April 6, 2022


Thursday April 7 - Kindergarten Orientation in person 6:00-7:00 PM

Tuesday April 12 - Coffee with the Principal 9:30 AM

Thursday April 14 - Staff Development Day - No School

Friday April 15 - Grading Day - No School

Tuesday April 19 - Early Release

Wednesday April 20 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (4:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

Thursday April 21 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

Friday April 22 - School Closed

2021-2022 District Calendar with Nancy Ryles Conference Dates


May 6 – Color Block (each grade level gets assigned a color to wear)

June 3 -- Beach/Hawaiian Day


April 1

Ahlyna B.G. - 3rd Grade

Lucas M. - 5th Grade

Adalin P. - 1st Grade

April 3

Amina D. - 3rd Grade

Johnathan O. - 3rd Grade

April 5

Tyler T. - 3rd Grade

April 6

Brody C. - 2nd Grade

Charlie C. - 5th Grade


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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