Beverly Cleary Community Email List
Beverly Cleary is a K-8 school that provides academic excellence in a caring community.
BAND WITH MUSE for 4th-8th graders at Fernwood. There is still time sign up!
Intermediate and Advanced Band
Fall Foundation Fundraising Campaign Information [letter]
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!
No School Monday for ALL BCS students. Our students at BCS do not follow the PPS late opening schedule. BCS Staff Professional Training Days will be on
Mondays 12/14, 2/29/16, 4/25/16. On all other PPS late openings days, BCS students will attend school all day.
PPS 2015-2016 School Quarter Calendar http://www.pps.k12.or.us/files/calendar/School-Quarter-Calendar-2015-16.pdf
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.
Kindergerten Registration Information here
Welcome Center and Registration Information for students with non-english speaking parents/guardians
A Message from the Principal
Dear Beverly Cleary Families,
It is hard to believe that we have almost completed our first month of school! Students and staff alike have eased into the school routine. We are off and running! September is a busy month. We have practiced fire drills, had school pictures, and all students will participate in STOPPS (bus safety) training. Each morning I get to greet the kids from the playground. It is wonderful to welcome such eager and enthusiastic students! I have a very responsible group of middle school students, who are anxious to start Safety Patrol. If you are available for 15 minutes before or after school, please contact me asap! I cannot send kids out to 33rd without a parent volunteer.
I am thrilled to be the new Assistant Principal at Beverly Cleary, Fernwood Campus. I taught over ten years at Alameda and many of you have shared “neighbor” stories with me. I have heard many wonderful things about the Beverly Cleary students, staff, and families. I have enjoyed meeting many of you, and I am looking forward to being a part of this wonderful and dedicated community. I am on the playground each afternoon for recess duty. I’ve been introducing myself and getting to know 564 students’ names!
One of my favorite parts of my new role is visiting classrooms. It is a thrill to go from a 2nd grade classroom to an 8th, and all the grades in between. To observe the learning and growth that happens in a handful of years is astonishing. I have visited 2nd grade classrooms, where mathematicians are exploring math manipulatives, building, and creating patterns. I can walk down the hall, go down one flight of stairs and see 8th graders learning high school level Geometry! I would like to take a moment to appreciate the dedication of our talented staff. Our teaching and support staff are the best to be found, they consistently go above and beyond for our students and families. Although we are spread amongst three campuses, we are united in our belief that all students should experience an outstanding education. We are truly committed to providing academic excellence in a caring community!
I have been asked questions about the state testing that PPS began last year. Portland Public Schools implemented the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) throughout the district last year. These standards are intended to increase rigor for all students, as well as provide academic consistency and high quality instruction throughout the state and country. The standards were also created to ensure that all students graduating from high school are prepared for college or, are ready to enter the workforce.
Another important element to the CCSS is the relationship of the standards to the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Smarter Balanced will measure mastery of the Common Core State Standards and provide information about student achievement and progress toward college and career readiness. In this way, more specific information about student learning and understanding levels can be communicated to parents and educators to better meet the unique needs of students.
I want to update you about the new state tests that our students took for the first time last spring. The Oregon Department of Education released the results yesterday showing that students statewide exceeded expectations on the tests, called the Smarter Balanced Assessments. Our PPS students, in turn, exceeded the state scores in nearly every instance. If your child took the tests in grades 3-8 and 11 last spring, we know you are eager to see how he or she did. Those results will be mailed to each family in time for parent/teacher conferences October 21-22. Please don’t hesitate to contact Teri, Sarah (BCRCP), Pam (BCH), or me if you have any questions about CCSS or Smarter Balanced.
I want to thank our parents for the support and everything you do to ensure your children are at school everyday, ready to learn, and motivated to do their best. I am impressed by our students on a daily basis!