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

5th Grade Information Night Powerpoint
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Hollyrood Traffic Pattern  We are experiencing traffic problems at the Hollyrood Campus.  To avoid frustration, please enter on the NE 35th Place to Hollyrood Court and exit 36th Ave. to Knott Street making a one-way traffic pattern.  Vehicles cannot travel in both directions safely on Hollyrood Ct. during drop-off and pick-up times.  Parents/Students are on their bicycles and families are crossing the crosswalk.  Please be careful and watch out for them and follow the one-way traffic pattern.  This will ensure the safety of our families. Please do not park or stop in the bus zone area or in the NO PARKING/STOPPING zones in front of the school. Hopefully this will keep our children safe!Thank you for your cooperation

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MySchoolBucks is an online payment system that allows families to: pay for school meals, monitor student’s meal account history and receive low balance email notifications. You never have to worry about your child running out of lunch money again! MySchoolBucks.com is: Easy: A credit/debit card and your student's six digit ID number found on the registration form is all it takes to open an account.  Convenient: Once the account is established, you can check balances and add funds from your computer. There is a $1.95 service fee to add funds to your student’s accoun

To enroll in the online prepayment service go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and select “Sign Up Today” button on the main page.

The MySchoolBucks Mobile App is now available!

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Our students at BCS do not follow the PPS late opening schedule.  BCS Staff Professional Training Days will be on Monday 4/25/16
On all other PPS late openings days, BCS students will attend school all day.

PPS 2015-2016 & 2016-2017 School Quarter Calendar Click here

Bus Schedules and Routes for Beverly Cleary Schools 2015/2016  [click here]Then go to 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.

Supply Lists 2015/2016
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Welcome Center and Registration Information for students with non-english speaking parents/guardians
Information here

A Message from the Principal

Dear Beverly Cleary Families,

I’m sure it is no surprise that I say Beverly Cleary is a school with an abundance of events occurring each day.  Here is a look at some of our more recent events and some of those to come!

Connect to Kindergarten

While we have only just begun the 3rd quarter of this school year, our thoughts are already turned toward preparing for next year.  Yesterday, incoming families had two opportunities to attend Connect to Kindergarten, better known as “Kindergarten Roundup,” at the Beverly Cleary Hollyrood campus with one session at 9:00am and another at 6:30pm.  We were excited to see so many families attend!

It was a pleasure to share the wonders of kindergarten from the nuts and bolts of registration, state mandated assessments, and first day jitters, to the many ways kindergartners will grow socially, emotionally, and educationally. The Kindergarten Staff shared specifics about the kindergarten curriculum and classroom routines. Parents also learned about the wide variety of opportunities provided for students, such as library, music, counseling, technology, and art.  The event culminated with a chance to tour the building and time to ask and answer questions.

I want to thank our PTA president, Kathie Tell, and Kieren Porter for sharing information about the many ways to get involved in the Beverly Cleary PTA and our school’s foundation.  I would also like to thank Amanda, Alyssa, and Kirsi from the Campfire Program for also being available.  Beverly Cleary Hollyrood is a special place to work and learn due to our amazing staff and incredibly supportive community.  It truly does take a village!

If you know a family who has an incoming kindergartner that was not able to attend yesterday’s sessions, please let them know that they may visit or contact us at Beverly Cleary Hollyrood for registration information or to answer any questions they may have.



As the year rolls on we have noticed a higher frequency of student absences and tardies.  Did you know that just two days missed per week add up to 20% of the school year?  That is almost ¼ of the school year!  Your child’s attendance in school is crucial.  While we recognize that families’ lives are very busy and we are in the amidst of the cold and flu season, please make your best effort to have your child to school on time each day.  As stated in the school handbook, teachers are not required to prepare ahead of time any work that a student will miss due to a family vacation.

Courageous Conversations for Parents

Equity is at the heart of our district policies and practices. PPS employees have been engaged in Courageous Conversations for ten years; the Beverly Cleary staff has been particularly active in these conversations for about four years.  In January we hosted our first Courageous Conversations for Parents meeting.  We were excited to see many parents, who were interested in learning ways to open up conversations about race between adults as well as at home with their children. Communicated clearly was the overall desire to make Beverly Cleary a school where all families and students feel welcome.  If you were not able to attend the first meeting and are interested in being a part of the conversation, please save Monday, April 4 at 6:30, and join us.

Battle of the Books

Good luck to all the teams competing in this year’s Battle of the Books!  If you would like to cheer on our teams of students in 4th-7th grade, the competition will be held at BCS/Fernwood from 9:00-2:00, tomorrow, February 20th.

As the school year continues to fly by I can’t help but to think of the words of Peter Pan (JM Barrie), “Second star to the right and straight on “til morning.” Here’s to our eventful and amazing journey!


Pam Gwynn

SMS/Music Specialist


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PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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