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

Mission Statement

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

Important Information

SUMMER REGISTRATION FOR SCHOOL: To register for school during the summer months while the building is closed please go to the Portland School District main building at 501 N. Dixon, Portland 97227, near the MODA Center. Call with registration questions to 503-916-3205.

August 18: Office Reopens

September 2: School begins for Grades 1-8 BCS@RCP & Fernwood

September 2-4: Assessment Days for Kindergarten Students

September 5: School Begins for Kindergarten

September 17: Late Opening. School Begins at 10:00 a.m.      

2014-2015 Supply Lists

First Grade   Second Grade   Third Grade

Fourth Grade  Fifth Grade  Sixth Grade

Seventh Grade  Eighth Grade

Bus Route Schedule for 2014/2015 Beverly Cleary School
 [click here]


"Apple" Update

Over the past couple of weeks, our Instructional Technology Assistant, Adam Souza, sixth grade teacher, Lisa O’Brien and Teri  have visited three schools, whose teachers  use a variety of technology to support and integrate into their instruction.  We talked to students, who told us how they use that technology and what they see as the benefits of it.   Based on our visits, we are finalizing plans to use the remainder of your contributions   to purchase several more pieces of technology.  I will let you know what your students can expect to see in their classrooms later this spring or next fall.

A Message from the Principal

Hello Families,

It is hard to believe this is the final newsletter of the school year! As you may imagine, we are busy wrapping up the details of this year and planning for the next school year on three different campuses. June is a busy month at Beverly Cleary, so pull out your calendars and take note of the activities listed below.

The fifth grade classes will leave on June 2 for Camp Hancock. Wednesday, June 4th is an early dismissal to accommodate for the Jr. Rose parade. Hollyrood will dismiss at 11:00 and Fernwood will dismiss at 11:15. Lunch will not be served on either campus that day. On June 6th we will have our all school field day. Kindergarten through fourth grade will have field day in the morning from 9-10:40. The upper grades, 5-8, will have their field day from 12:50-2:45. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mr. Woods.

Students in grades Kindergarten through grade four will have a chance to meet their new teachers and classmates on June 12 at Move-Up Day. The 8th grade class will also have a volleyball game at 2:00 on June 12th. Eighth grade promotion rehearsal will take place at 9:00 on June 13th and we will be dismissing our 8th graders at 10:30. Eighth grade students and families will return at 5:30 for a reception before the evening promotion ceremony, which begins at 6:00 in our west gym. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Please check out the school website for photos of students using the new iPads that were purchased with your “Apples on Our Trees” donations last fall. The kids have been putting those to good use, and we are looking forward to launching Google Docs with the rest of the district in the fall.

Also, please join us in wishing Mrs. Newlyn congratulations on her recent appointment as the principal of Forest Park Elementary. She will be missed by the entire Beverly Cleary community and we all recognize that her new school is fortunate to have her at the helm.

Finally, thank you to our wonderful parent community. Your dedication is invaluable to the many staff, who work in this school. We simply could not do our jobs without your thoughtful and continued support. I know that three campuses will be a challenge, but I can’t imagine tackling it without the help of this community. Thank you for all that you do!


Cleary Calendar

PPS News

PPS announces new principal assignments

July 25, 2014

New principal announcements for 2014-15 include Juanita Valder, a veteran PPS vice principal, as new principal of Franklin High School and Filip Hristic, principal at Creative Science School K-8, as new principal of Roosevelt High School. 


Portland School Board takes a stand on new test

July 23, 2014
The Portland School Board voted 7 to 0 July 22 on a resolution that calls upon state and federal education officials to delay the use of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment in teacher evaluation, provide the necessary funding to effectively implement the test and not use the test for punitive labeling of teachers, students or schools.

Board approves plan for adding classrooms to modernized high schools

July 23, 2014

The Portland School Board voted 7 - 0  on July 22 to allow PPS to allocate an additional $8 million for more classrooms in the modernized Roosevelt and Franklin high schools, increasing the number of courses students can take over their high school career.


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