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Beverly Cleary School Logo of a cougarBeverly Cleary School

School Grade Levels: K-8

Hollyrood Campus: 3560 NE Hollyrood Ct | Portland, OR 97212
Phone: (503) 916-6766 | Fax: (503) 916-2635
Fernwood Campus: 1915 NE 33rd Ave | Portland, OR 97212
Phone: (503) 916-6480 | Fax: (503) 916-2626
Rose City Park Campus: 2334 NE 57th Ave | Portland Oregon 97213
Phone: (503) 916-6765 | Fax: (503) 916-2636

Mission Statement

Beverly Cleary is a K-8 school that provides academic excellence in a caring community.

Important Information

Beverly Cleary in Elite Company For the third year in a row, Beverly Cleary School earned the top rating of “Level 5” on the State Report Card issued by the Oregon Department of Education. We were one of just eight schools in PPS to earn the top rating and the only K-8 non-focus school to do so.  We earned that rating for a variety of reasons, which you can see at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx, but the main reason we earned it is because we have an incredibly hard-working and committed staff, who are supported by families, who send their children to us each and every day. 

No School for Late Opening Days.  PPS Revised the schedule for Beverly Cleary School Students due to our 3 Campuses shedule for Professional Development Day  Please note the Late Opening days below have been revised for Beverly Cleary School Students onlyOn these dates, our students will have no school for the entire day:

January 21st     March 18th    May 20th   Transportation bus schedules for all 3 campuses will follow this schedule. Bus transportation will be provided to and from school on a full day schedule for the above dates.  All other late opening dates on the PPS calendar will be a regular full day of school for all BCS students on all 3 campuses.

District Wide Boundary Review Information PPS Center for Public Service Readiness Assessment:  http://www.pps.k12.or.us/files/enrollment-transfer/PPSFINALMAY22.pdf

SACET Report & Preliminary Recommendations:  http://www.pps.k12.or.us/files/enrollment-transfer/SACET-Preliminary-Recommendations-(FINAL).pdf

Bus Route Schedule for 2014/2015 Beverly Cleary School
[click here] Click on Beverly Cleary School on the drop down menu.  You can print bus tags from this page.  Please let your teacher know when your child will be taking the bus home.

2014-2015 Supply Lists
First Grade   Second Grade   Third Grade Fourth Grade  Fifth Grade  Sixth Grade Seventh Grade  Eighth Grade

A Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

Until Wednesday, we’d had a respite from the typical rain that accompanies many fall, winter and spring days in Oregon. Believe it or not, we had our first indoor recess just this week. Please remember to send your student to school with a warm and waterproof jacket, because we want students to be outdoors as much as they can! They also prefer “outside” recess to that in the gym.

Also, please remember that Wednesday and Thursday are the days our district sets aside for parent/teacher conferences. Our teachers are looking forward to meeting with you and sharing their observations about your student and the curriculum they teach. Conferences are held during the work day and in the evening on both days to accommodate working parents. Middle school conferences will be held arena-style in the cafeteria. The exception is that sixth grade homeroom teachers will be in their classrooms. Carol Hewig, sixth grade math teacher, will be in the cafeteria. Those of you, whose students have Sarah Arrington or Leah Hermes, should make sure they’re aware of their conference schedules because they are part-time and will only be here on one of the two days. If you are a K-5 parent and have not yet scheduled a conference, please contact your teacher directly.

During conferences, teachers will also review the feedback received about meeting the needs of TAG students. Please bring the Student Interest Sheet you either received by snail mail (6th-8th) or with your child K-5). If your student is working at an advanced level, please feel free to ask your teacher how s/he is meeting the rate and level for your student. Likewise, if your student is feeling overly challenged or if they find they work “just right” we want to hear how we are doing at meeting his/her needs, as well. TAG nominations are due to the main offices in all three buildings by Monday November 3rdth.

Melissa, Sarah and I are also available during conference week should you want to meet with one of us. We all look forward to sharing our goals for your students for this academic year as we work together to watch them grow academically and socially in this fabulous school.

Teri Geist

Cleary Calendar

PPS News

Benson, Lincoln and Madison approved to proceed with master planning

November 25, 2014
The Portland School Board Nov. 25 approved Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools for the next bond. The Portland School Board voted 6-0 Nov. 25 to complete master planning for the modernization of Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools in the next two years and to place those schools on a bond that will go to voters in 2016 to finance those modernizations. 


Franklin, Madison welcome 8th graders

November 25, 2014

Franklin and Madison high schools will hold information sessions in December for 8th graders to learn about their neighborhood high school.


Superintendent recommends enrollment and transfer system changes

November 25, 2014
PPS SACET Committee Superintendent Carole Smith forwarded to the Portland School Board on Monday, Nov. 24, a plan for aligning the PPS enrollment and transfer system across all grades and school configurations with the PPS Racial Educational Equity Policy. 


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