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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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April 1-May 1: Enrollment at PPS is expected to grow by thousands in the next decade. Take the 17-question PPS2025 survey to help shape change as we grow: in all supported languages online at Oregon's Kitchen Table or go the PPS2025 webpage to download a PDF and view frequently asked questions (FAQs).

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Mission Statement

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

Important Information

Register NOW for Kindergarten 2015/2016!
Information here 

Run for theArts is on Thursday, April 23rd  We are one week in to our Run for the Arts pledge period. That means there is one week left to ask friends and family to support your child as they participate in the run.  Sponsors are welcome to make a donation based on the number of laps your child runs, or give a set amount.  The money we raise will be used for arts education in our school.  What a great cause! 

All pledge sheets are due to your classroom teacher by
Tuesday, April 21st.  We will return the pledge sheets after the event for the collection period. 

Please turn in only the pledge forms next week, all money will be collected after the event.  If you have any questions, feel free to email Whitney Palfreyman,  wpalfreyman@gmail.com

Class Composite Picture Day Smile - Thursday April 16th. All 3 campuses.  Bring your picture packet!

K-5 Write Night 4/15 6:30-8:00pm Fernwood Campus

BCS PTA Clothing Closet Day Thursday, April 16, is one of Beverly Cleary's days to staff the Clothing Closet. This is a great opportunity to directly impact students in need and create a stronger PPS community. Parent volunteers help sort donated clothing, and help students and families find warm, clean clothes and shoes that fit. Our time there will be well spent to maintain this great resource for all PPS kids. The hours are 9:30-1:00, and you're free to come part or all of the time. Please invite a friend, too!

We'll be at Marshall HS Campus, 3905 SE 91st Avenue. The main cross streets are SE 92nd and SE Powell, out by the Chucky Cheese. At Marshall, enter the East side doors and go down the hallway on the left, up the stairs. No children accompanying volunteers, please.

BCS celebrates Earth Day on Saturday, April 18th with a tree planting and grounds clean-up at BCS Fernwood. Come for an hour or stay all morning 9am-1pm. Give our little patch of earth some love.
Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4faea72ca4ff2-418

Earth Day Music  Students are invited to join the 'Music Tent' this Saturday, April 18th from 11am - Noon (Fernwood). Instruments will be on hand for students to play while volunteers beautify the front of the school with new trees!

BCS Grade Level Decision Letter from Principal Geist
Revised Late Opening Schedule for Beverly Cleary School Students due to our 3 Campuses schedule for Professional Development Day. Bus transportation will be provided to and from school on the full day schedule for April 15th. On May 20th our students will have no school for the entire day.

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.

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


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

Hello Families,

Welcome back from spring break. I hope you had a restful and sun-filled week.

It hardly seems possible that we are a week away from ending the third quarter and beginning the last quarter of our school year. Report cards will be sent home (K-5) and mailed home (6th-8th) on April 17th. Please make sure your child’s cafeteria accounts are current; otherwise his/her report card will be held in the office until the account is made current.

On Wednesday, May 27th from 5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. current kindergarten and second grade families are invited to tour the Rose City Park campus. Families will be able to see the classrooms designated to house BC first and third graders for the 15-16 school year. Melissa and I will be there to help you. You will also be able to visit the first and third grade classrooms because it is the same night as our Curriculum Night at BCRCP.

Our seventh and eighth graders had a special opportunity on Tuesday of this week to celebrate the recognition several of Tom Streckert’s eighth grade students received from C-Span. C-Span’s Student Cam program selected several documentaries produced by our students as award winners in a national competition, and representatives from C-Span came from Washington, DC to honor and recognize them. Congratulations to Claire Bené, Haley Levens and Ally Lee, whose documentary took second place. The teams of Ella Hirata and Toli Tate, Braedyn Weaver, Braden Duncan and Harrison Wells, Ian Hernandez-MacDonald, Noah Anderson and Connor Kolze and in a project on his own, Oliver Kline, all took Honorable Mention in the national competition. Congratulations to these award winners and, of course, to Tom!

Your student will be bringing home his/her Run For the Arts sponsor sheet on Monday for this year’s Run, which will take place later in on Thursday April 23rd. Students on all three campuses will participate We have been able to provide some amazing arts’ experiences for our students, thanks to the support of our families, friends and neighbors, who sponsor our runners. We want to be able to continue to provide these experiences for our students, so we hope you will support our runners with your pledges and/or contributions.

Run For the Arts funds from last spring are also making it possible for many of our middle school students to present “Henry and Ramona” on April 16th. Carolyn Delany Reif is their director, and we can’t wait to see them present the play next week. We hope you will join us at 7:00pm on Thursday April 16th.

Another opportunity we are able to offer without charge thanks to our Run-for-the-Arts last year, is a Family Write-Night for students and families in K-5. Entitled “Ingenious Adventures” it will be a chance for families to write a mystery tale like no other. Please join us on Wednesday April 15th for a very creative evening, led by two English teachers from Inscribe.

The week of 4/13 is D.(Drop) E.(Everything) A.(And) R.(Read) Week in honor of Beverly Cleary’s birthday. We have a variety of activities to celebrate, including an all-school read- in. You can check it out by going to the library page on our website. We thank Margie Lawler and Laura Freeman our two media specialists for their support in this celebration.

Have a great weekend.

Teri Geist

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PPS News

Keep up with the PIL: April newsletter

April 17, 2015

Get an update on PIL growth, celebrate Nike's incredible track shoes donation and congratulate Roosevelt's Coach Kelsey on her Comcast Coach of the Year!! April PIL Newsletter

Ipads to help boost early literacy

April 17, 2015
Whitman families were among those who receive free ipads as part of the pilot project to help all students read by third grade. A pilot program at four Portland Public Schools aims to bridge the digital divide while engaging families in helping students boost reading skills. 


Beaumont students gather Vanport stories before they're lost

April 14, 2015
This is a poster designed by Beaumont students showing images of Vanport. Beaumont Middle School students are learning at the confluence of race relations, cutting-edge technology and college-level history as they preserve the stories of those who lived in Vanport, the Oregon city destroyed by flood waters 67 years ago. [More]

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