CROC TALK BRIEF

Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ October 15, 2021

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STUDENT DIRECTORIES

Student Directories (by class and last name) were emailed to families on Thursday.


The directories are provided for the personal use of Nancy Ryles' families only.

Any solicitation or commercial use of the directory is strictly prohibited.

NRCO NEWS & EVENTS

Dining for Dollars - D4$

Thank you for your continued support of Nancy Ryles Elementary School and the NRCO through Dining for Dollars. Our last two events have raised over $500!


We hope to see you at The Ridge Grill on Wednesday, October 20, for our next Dining for Dollars fundraiser. All sales will benefit the NRCO, from 4:00-9:00 p.m. No code or flyer needed.


Next NRCO Meeting

Tuesday, November 9 on Zoom. A link will be provided.


Volunteer Needs

Teacher Appreciation - Donations Needed for Stock the Staffroom

Conferences are coming up, which means long days of Zoom Calls for the Nancy Ryles staff. Let's help treat them during this time and stock the staff room.

Please use this link, on SignUp Genius, for more information and to help out.


Book Fair

We could use your help! This year the book fair was planned by a very gracious parent of a Nancy Ryles Elementary alumni. While she loves helping out, she’s ready to move into her new role of Middle School Parent and volunteer there. We are looking for someone to train with her this year, learning about the role of Book Fair Lead and then to take over this position next year. Please contact volunteer@nancyrylesco.com for more information.


All volunteer opportunities are posted on Better Impact.


Staff Spotlight

We are happy to celebrate National Principal Month this October and celebrate our very own - Principal Monica Arbow. This is Mrs. Arbow's third year as Principal at Nancy Ryles Elementary School. Her dedication to staff and students is apparent in all of her work. We are lucky to have her at our school! Check out the NRCO for the spotlight on Mrs. Arbow.


Let's Be Social

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NRCO1

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nrco_nancyryleselementary/

Linktr.ee https://linktr.ee/nrco_nancyryleselementary

5th GRADE FAMILIES -- OPTION SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS BEGINS OCTOBER 18

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available on October 18. All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries. Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school will need to complete a paper application.


Students may only select one Learning Option school on their application. They should give careful consideration to their choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.


Applications must be received online or in the Learning Options office no later than Friday, December 10 at 4:00 p.m. Visit the Learning Options webpage for more information.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT NANCY RYLES ELEMENTARY

Friday, October 22 -- Spirit Day - Costume or Dress-Up day

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 (8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

October 28-29 -- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Friday, October 29 -- School Closed


2021-2022 District Calendar with Nancy Ryles Conference Dates


FUTURE SPIRIT DAYS

October 22 – Costume/Dress Up Day

December 3 – Pajama Day

January 7 – Dress Like a Character Day

February 11 – Twin Day (or Multiples)

March 4 – 90’s Day

April 1 – Wacky Hair or Hat Day

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

June 3 -- Beach/Hawaiian Day

CELEBRATING STUDENT BIRTHDAYS

October 15

Jackson B. - Kindergarten

Jack K. - 2nd grade

October 16

Avery A. - 2nd grade

Jane L. - 3rd grade

Asha S. - 2nd grade

October 18

Kahlil L. - 1st grade

October 21

Kensie K. - 4th grade

Cooper L. - 2nd 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 *

2020-2021 SCHOOL PROFILE

Our 2020-21 school profile is posted on our school webpage under About Us>School Profile>Oregon Report Card. There is also a link on this page to school profiles for other years and other schools. The 2020-21 district profile is posted on the district report card webpage.


State report cards began when the 1999 Oregon Legislature passed a law requiring every public school and district to receive a report from the Oregon Department of Education about how they are performing overall. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and affords states greater flexibility. ESSA encourages schools and educators to innovate and create systems that address local needs. As a part of this work, the Oregon Department of Education redesigned the School and District report cards to engage and inform families about their school’s approach to learning, academic and extracurricular offerings, and student performance. Reports cards also serve as an important tool for continuous improvement planning by local and state policymakers, in conjunction with the communities they serve.


The 2020-21 school and district profiles do not include statewide assessments data, class size data, or attendance data as a result of the necessary statewide school closures and the implementation of Distance Learning for All. The profiles present all available data not impacted by the state’s response to COVID-19. As part of the federal response to COVID-19, all students in our school were eligible for free school meals last year. As a result, our Free/ Reduced Price Lunch percentage is reported as >95%.

At Nancy Ryles Elementary, WE are committed to using this information to help tailor our school improvement plans and academic programs to meet the needs of every student. You’ll find our current school improvement plan here: https://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx?id=1303.

During the year I will communicate with you frequently about student achievement and programs in place at our school to foster student learning and success.

If you have questions about our report card or would like a print copy, please contact me. You may also have suggestions for improvements. Please share them! Thank you!

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!

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. The date of the letter is incorrect but the form is correct.


Grades K-3 TAG Parent Information Form

Grades 3-5 TAG Parent Information Form

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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