Beverly Cleary is a K-8 school that provides academic excellence in a caring community.
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A Message from the Principal
Dear Beverly Cleary Families,
I’m sure it is no surprise that I say Beverly Cleary is a school with an abundance of events occurring each day. Here is a look at some of our more recent events and some of those to come!
Connect to Kindergarten
While we have only just begun the 3rd quarter of this school year, our thoughts are already turned toward preparing for next year. Yesterday, incoming families had two opportunities to attend Connect to Kindergarten, better known as “Kindergarten Roundup,” at the Beverly Cleary Hollyrood campus with one session at 9:00am and another at 6:30pm. We were excited to see so many families attend!
It was a pleasure to share the wonders of kindergarten from the nuts and bolts of registration, state mandated assessments, and first day jitters, to the many ways kindergartners will grow socially, emotionally, and educationally. The Kindergarten Staff shared specifics about the kindergarten curriculum and classroom routines. Parents also learned about the wide variety of opportunities provided for students, such as library, music, counseling, technology, and art. The event culminated with a chance to tour the building and time to ask and answer questions.
I want to thank our PTA president, Kathie Tell, and Kieren Porter for sharing information about the many ways to get involved in the Beverly Cleary PTA and our school’s foundation. I would also like to thank Amanda, Alyssa, and Kirsi from the Campfire Program for also being available. Beverly Cleary Hollyrood is a special place to work and learn due to our amazing staff and incredibly supportive community. It truly does take a village!
If you know a family who has an incoming kindergartner that was not able to attend yesterday’s sessions, please let them know that they may visit or contact us at Beverly Cleary Hollyrood for registration information or to answer any questions they may have.
As the year rolls on we have noticed a higher frequency of student absences and tardies. Did you know that just two days missed per week add up to 20% of the school year? That is almost ¼ of the school year! Your child’s attendance in school is crucial. While we recognize that families’ lives are very busy and we are in the amidst of the cold and flu season, please make your best effort to have your child to school on time each day. As stated in the school handbook, teachers are not required to prepare ahead of time any work that a student will miss due to a family vacation.
Courageous Conversations for Parents
Equity is at the heart of our district policies and practices. PPS employees have been engaged in Courageous Conversations for ten years; the Beverly Cleary staff has been particularly active in these conversations for about four years. In January we hosted our first Courageous Conversations for Parents meeting. We were excited to see many parents, who were interested in learning ways to open up conversations about race between adults as well as at home with their children. Communicated clearly was the overall desire to make Beverly Cleary a school where all families and students feel welcome. If you were not able to attend the first meeting and are interested in being a part of the conversation, please save Monday, April 4 at 6:30, and join us.
Battle of the Books
Good luck to all the teams competing in this year’s Battle of the Books! If you would like to cheer on our teams of students in 4th-7th grade, the competition will be held at BCS/Fernwood from 9:00-2:00, tomorrow, February 20th.
As the school year continues to fly by I can’t help but to think of the words of Peter Pan (JM Barrie), “Second star to the right and straight on “til morning.” Here’s to our eventful and amazing journey!