Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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

Parent Teacher Conferences
October 29th & 30th 8:00am - 8:00pm

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,

I hope that each one of you has been enjoying the extended summer weather we have been having in Portland!  The kids have been enjoying dry and warm recesses as we settle into the routines on all three Beverly Cleary campuses. Read on to hear about the exciting things that are happening at our school.

            Today, the Oregon Department of Education will make public the annual report card ratings for schools across the state.  I am pleased to share that Beverly Cleary earned the highest rating which is a “Level 5”.  This is the third year in a row that we have achieved this level from the state. As always, there is more to do.  While our score is high, we continue to see a gap in achievement between our white students and our students of color.  We also see areas to improve with other sub groups and are working hard to address these gaps so we can watch every student achieve at a high level.  Of course, this rating is only possible because of the extreme dedication of our entire school staff and parent community.  It truly takes a village to earn a rating of “Level 5”! 

October also marks the time of year we begin looking at TAG nominations for students. Second grade students were screened on October 6th.  Teachers are process of reviewing the characteristics of Talented and Gifted learners and making nominations. TAG nominations may also be made by parents.  Please talk to your child’s teacher at conferences if you are considering nominating a student for TAG.  All nominations must be turned into the office by November 7th, 2014.   Forms are available in the front office on all campuses.  Also, please mark your calendar for our annual TAG Parent Night which will take place at 6:30 on October 22nd  at the Fernwood campus. 

Please note the following dates on your calendar as there are some special events happening in these next few weeks:

·         October 15th will be a NO school day for students.  Staff will be involved in a full day of professional development work centered on the Common Core State Standards.

·         October 16th is the Great Shake-Out Earthquake drill.  We will have drills on all three sites, so please talk to your child in preparation for the drill.

·         October 24th is the annual PTA’s SPOOK-A-RAMA.  This event is from 5:30 -8:00 at Fernwood Campus and helps the PTA fund various programs at our school.  Please join in the fun!



Cleary Calendar

PPS News

Timber Joey surprises Peninsula students for SMART announcement

October 20, 2014
Timber Joey posed with students at Peninsula K-8 School during the special assembly. Timber Joey surprised Peninsula K-8 School's kindergarteners through second graders Monday, Oct. 10 as part of a special assembly to announce the Portland Timbers Community Fund's sponsorship of SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) at three Portland Public Schools. 


School board declines to set achievement targets in areas measured by new state tests

October 15, 2014
The Portland School Board unanimously approved a PPS committee recommendation Oct. 14 that the district not set state Achievement Compact Targets for 2014-15 in areas that would be measured by the new Smarter Balanced tests until the reliability and validity of the new tests is established and districts have baseline data on this new assessment. [More]

PPS bond development committee recommends high schools

October 14, 2014
Benson Polytechnic High School is one of the three high schools recommended for the planned 2016 bond. The PPS Bond Development Committee (BDC) delivered its recommendations for the high schools to be included in the planned 2016 & 2020 school improvement bonds. 


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