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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

Successful Schools Survey Extended Through March 6

Successful Schools Survey: Thanks to the thousands of parents who have taken the survey! Online at www.oregonskitchentable.org or download PDF, print and return to your school office: EnglishEspañolTiếng ViệtРусский中文 , SoomaaligaRead more. Student and staff surveys now underway. Staff: See PPS Inside banner for links.

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Mission Statement

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

Important Information

Project 2nd Wind Canned Food Drive Next week from Monday, March 2nd through Friday, March 6th is Project Second Wind in Portland Public Schools.  This is Oregon Food Banks biggest canned food drive after the holidays, thus the name, “second wind.”  Children account for 34% of those who rely on emergency food boxes, this equals 92,000 children EVERY month.  Project second wind has been going strong for 43 years!  This year Beverly Cleary is joining one of 40 schools helping fight hunger. Truly kids helping kids. $1 = 4 pounds of food.  Canned and boxed food preferred. Please no donation of food in glass containers. We need several parents on each campus (as many as possible at Fernwood) to help weigh canned foods in the morning when students drop off in the morning 8:30—9:15 am Monday through Friday. 

PPS Successful Schools Survey extended to March 6th 

Letter from Principal Geist  BCS Grade Level Decision


Link to the Auction Website

Our annual Beverly Cleary School Auction is nearly here. The online and live auction serve as the largest fundraising event of the year to fund staff positions at the school. To view the catalog, buy tickets, bid online, become a sponsor, volunteer, donate or learn more, go to the auction website: http://bcsauction.net.

Register NOW for Kindergarten 2015/2016!  
Information here 

Power Point Presentation from the Principals Coffee Chat 2/18/2015 PPS Enrollment Data]
Sing! Dance! Play!

Spring Music Concert

Thursday, March 19 2015

6:30 pm

2nd, 4th, 5th Graders

Large Gym

Beverly Cleary Fernwood

Students wear Bright Colors

No need to arrive early




Sarah Barten


Beverly Cleary Fernwood, Hollyrood



Middle School Parent Information Night Power Point Presentation 1/28/15

Revised Late Opening 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 only: On these dates, our students will have no school for the entire day: 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.  

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,

If you are a parent of one of Mrs. O’Brien’s sixth graders, you know your student was in a drama production of “The Taming of the Shrew” last week. I was so impressed with the seriousness and excitement with which the students performed. Not only had they learned their lines beautifully, but their theatrics seemed far beyond what we would typically find in eleven and twelve year olds. It was obvious from the reactions that the audiences loved the performances. We thank Mrs. O’Brien for her direction and for giving her students this opportunity.

A tour of all three of buildings will reveal a variety of work students have completed to celebrate Black History Month in February and Martin Luther King’s birthday last month. Our equity work has focused on taking our professional development into the classroom, and our teachers have given numerous evidences of the application of that work.
We now know we will be on three campuses again next school year. I am prepared to discuss that with everyone on Wednesday February 18th at 8:45 in the BCF cafeteria. We do not know, at this time, which grade levels will be on which campuses next year. I am interested in hearing any input that will help Melissa, Sarah and me make that decision. Please join me on Wednesday.

Later that evening of February 18th, from 6:30-8:00 we hope you will join us for an informational meeting on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment, which all students in grades 3-8 will take later this spring. Our goal in presenting this information is to tell you and show you how the implementation of the CCSS has changed classroom instruction and how we are preparing our students for success as employees in the 21st Century workplace. Several of our teachers will join us so you can hear from them how their teaching has changed and how they are preparing students for the assessments. We will provide you with resources to familiarize yourself with the CCSS and you'll have an opportunity to take a practice test and see examples of the Performance Tasks students will complete. Please join us to become informed on what is taking place in your child's classroom.

The auction is getting closer, and I hope to see many of you there on March 6th. If every other year is any indication, we know we will have a “huge” need we have to fund the positions the District does not. This year, we were able to add all or parts of seven staff positions with the funds raised by the Beverly Cleary Foundation last year. Those positions have made a significant impact on all three campuses. Thank you for your participation in the auction and your understanding of why your participation and contribution to all campaigns of the Beverly Cleary Foundation are so critical to our ability to offer the academic and elective program your children and our students deserve.

Until then,

Teri Geist

Cleary Calendar

PPS News

Celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday

March 02, 2015
Timber Joey charmed Llewellyn students with his reading of a Dr. Seuss classic. Schools across the district celebrated the national Read Across America day on March 2, Dr. Seuss' birthday, with special guests and activities. At Jason Lee School, the day launched a school-wide readathon.


Hayhurst Craft Fair is March 7

February 27, 2015

Hayhurst Elementary is holding its second annual Craft Fair, a great chance to buy crafts and gifts and support Hayhurst School. 


Survey open through March 6

February 27, 2015

More than 4,250 PPS parents have taken the Successful Schools Survey and the survey will now be open through March 6.


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