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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

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Mission Statement

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

Important Information

Back to School Night Fernwwod Campus is Thursday, 9/18 and Rose City Park will be next week on Tuesday, 9/23.  Teachers will be ready to receive parents in their classrooms at 6:30pm but there will be a very brief, formal introduction by PTA and Foundation at 6:15 at each campus.  
Here is the schedule:

9/17 6:15pm Covered Area by Hollyrood Campus

9/18 6:15pm West Gym at Fernwood Campus

9/23 6:15pm Cafeteria at Rose City Park Campus

New families may especially want to attend the introduction, it's a great way to get your questions answered and learn how you can take part in school activities.

No School for Late Opening Days.  PPS Revised the schedule for Beverly Cleary School Students due to our 3 Campuses shedule for Professional Development Days. 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:

October 15th

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

We have had a pretty smooth start to our year in spite of the fact we have had some bus glitches getting students to and from BCRCP.  We are working on smoothing out the glitches, however.   Our first enrollment count revealed a total of 839 students.   I am so proud of the fact we were able to lower our class sizes in first and third grades this year, thanks to the success of the Beverly Cleary Foundation's fundraising efforts last school year.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our two Back-to-School-Nights next week (BCH 9/17 and BCF 9/18) and the following week (BCRCP 9/23).  Teachers are working hard to prepare for your visits, and I am confident you will learn what you want to know about your child’s year.    The purpose of this evening is for parents to meet their child's teacher, to learn about the curriculum, homework expectations, the daily schedule and classroom volunteer needs.  It is not a time for individual conferences.  You will also sign up for your parent-teacher conferences, which are held in October.  Due to the lack of space, we’d like to remind you that Back-to-School-Nights are for adults only. At Beverly Cleary we pride ourselves in working in partnership with you to help all of our students succeed, and all of us always enjoy the chance to help you understand what takes place every day for the nine months your children are here.  Thank you for your part of this relationship.  The BC PTA and Foundation will be addressing families before you head to classrooms at 6:15 in the undercover area at BCH, the west gym at BCF and in the cafeteria at BCRCP on each of our Back-to-School-Nights.


I hope you noticed how beautiful our grounds looked as we greeted the students’ return.  Thanks to the work and coordination of Kathie Eastman-Tell and a huge group of volunteers, our beds were weeded, bark dust was laid and overall sprucing up took place on all three campuses.  We thank Kathie and the volunteers for readying the outside of our buildings for the return of our students.


Last spring about 150 of you responded to a School Satisfaction Survey.  You gave us some great feedback and suggestions in a number of different areas.  I will be sharing some of it in my articles over the course of the year.   We have made a number of changes based on your feedback, and I’m hoping they will meet with a favorable evaluation by those of you who told us we needed to improve our communication with you.

 I have a few quick reminders as we start the new school year. First, please do not park in the staff parking spaces in the front of the building or the spaces facing Hancock in the back.  All of those spaces are reserved for staff.  Parking along the railing in the front is the best option for parents.  Secondly, we are asking parents to respect the City's no parking signs on the north side of Hancock.  The school buses are unable to leave the curb and proceed west on Hancock when parents are parked on the north side of Hancock. Because we have had huge congestion in the drop off area in the back parking lot, we are now using the chains to restrict entrance. While we realize that may be extremely inconvenient for parents picking up students, the volume of car traffic, paired with bikes and students made for a very unsafe situation back there.  Similarly, the entrance to the parking lot on the north side of the building at BCRCP will be restricted before school for the same reasons.     Secondly, please make sure you have your after-school plans solidified before school in the morning.  We have had to make an unusual number of interruptions to classrooms to inform students of changes in after-school plans.  While we know emergencies arise during the day, it is extremely disruptive to teachers when we have to call classrooms and deliver messages, so please help us reduce the number of distractions by making sure your student knows his/her after-school plans before leaving home in the morning. 

Please refer to the announcement that was in your Welcome Back Packet regarding our professional development days. Although next Wednesday September 17th is a two hour late opening day for the District it is NOT a two-hour late opening for Beverly Cleary. We will operate with normal school hours on all three campuses.


Thank you all for the critical role you have played in helping your student have a successful start to the school year.  We look forward to working with you in a mutually successful partnership.  See you next week and the week after at our Back-to-School-Nights. 

Cleary Calendar

PPS News

Volunteers help students not in school reconnect

September 13, 2014
From left, parent volunteer Jessica Thompson, School Board Director Bobbie Regan and Char Hutson, who oversees middle school community outreach at PPS, prepare to knock on doors of students no in school. More than 50 volunteers joined PPS Reconnection Services staff Saturday, Sept. 13, to knock on the doors of 175 students who are not in school -- and invite those students back. 


Student achievement remains strong, yet urgency affirmed

September 10, 2014

Portland Public Schools continues to outperform the state in reading, math, science and writing, according to state test results released by the Oregon Department of Education Sept. 10.  


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