Beverly Cleary Community Email List
Beverly Cleary is a K-8 school that provides academic excellence in a caring community.
Connect to Kindergarten 2016/2017
Thursday, February 18, 2016
9am-10am or 6:30pm-7:30pm.
Help us kick-off the 2016-2017 school year registration by joining us at either time. Meet the Principal and Assistant Principal and learn about our Kindergarten program. Due to limited space, this event is for parents only. Connect to Kindergarten is an Open House event so no need to call ahead! Registration packets will be available for you to take home and return by March 19th. Kindergarten information is also available at pps.net.
To register your
child you will need:
1) Proof of address
2) Your child’s birth certificate
3) Proof of immunization
4) Emergency contact names and phone numbers.
Click [here] to print out the registration form if you will not be attending the Connect to Kindergarten event.
Hollyrood Campus is located at 3560 N.E. Hollyrood Court (503) 916-6766.
Grant High School will have three opportunities for incoming 9th grade families to learn more about our unique opportunities. January 20th 8:30- 10 am. February 17th 8:30-10 am. If you have any questions, please call the GHS office at 503-916-5160.
join us at the auction
Saturday, February 20
6:00 pm-11:00 pm,
Join us for a wonderful evening of music, cocktails, food, fun and really great auction items—only at Grant's biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds Benefit Grant Students!
for a chance to win great items like a week in Mazatlan Mexico, a bike, a pair of Blazer tickets or $200 cash. Buy 10 tickets and we'll throw in the 11th for free.
Want to be part of making Grant's Auction happen? There are a lot of ways to get involved –click here for more details.
Grant Boosters - Go Generals!
Courageous Conversation Courageous Conversations about Race - A parent meeting scheduled for Monday, April 4, at 6:30. We are planning on arranging childcare. We would love to see more families attend and hope that having childcare will make it easier to plan.
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To enroll in the online prepayment service go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and select “Sign Up Today” button on the main page.
The MySchoolBucks Mobile App is now available!
No School Monday for ALL BCS students. Our students at BCS do not follow the PPS late opening schedule. BCS Staff Professional Training Days will be on
Mondays 12/14, 2/29/16, 4/25/16. On all other PPS late openings days, BCS students will attend school all day.
PPS 2015-2016 School Quarter Calendar http://www.pps.k12.or.us/files/calendar/School-Quarter-Calendar-2015-16.pdf
Bus Schedules and Routes for Beverly Cleary Schools 2015/2016 [click here]Then go to 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.
Welcome Center and Registration Information for students with non-english speaking parents/guardians
A Message from the Principal
Happy Friday Beverly Cleary Community,
February is a special and busy month at school! It is a time for celebrating Black History, Valentine’s Day, Groundhog’s Day, Chinese New Year, and President’s Day. Our fourth and fifth grade students have participated in a fundraiser called Jump Rope for Heart since February is also American Heart month. Two special events at Beverly Cleary (and many other PPS schools) are “No One Eats Alone/Plays Alone Day on Feb 12, and Project 2nd Wind, our canned food drive February 22-26. This is a schoolwide canned food drive, please read below for more information.
We have had a few days that feel like the winter months are ending and spring is around the corner. Although we have had many inside recess days, please send your student to school dressed for the weather. Unless it is really raining, we try to have the outside playground as an option.
We are fortunate at Beverly Cleary to have art opportunities for our students. Although Run for the Arts is not until April, the proceeds from last year’s run have in part paid for the production of several plays this year. Last week Mr. Tabshy’s, “Murder’s in the Heir” was a fantastic play featuring our middle school students. This production was truly student driven. Mr. Tabshy teaches Stagecraft, an elective during 2nd quarter when students design and build the set. Congratulations to Mr. Tabshy and the actors, crew, and parent volunteers, for putting on a wonderful, audience interactive performance. Thank you, our supportive community. “Murder’s in the Heir” sold out all three nights. We are about $500 away from the 10K goal that would allow us to purchase new curtains for the stage. It’s not too late! Please contact the audience if you’d like to contribute.
This week, the third grade performers put on, “Portland! A Musical.” The history of Portland is a social studies unit for third graders in PPS. Students have the opportunity to learn about the history of Portland through music, led by the talented Ralph Nelson. This year the third grade team added an equity lens and led the students in research and the writing of the historical counter story. Ralph was gracious enough to allow the kids to add their narratives to his play. This is a special event and the third graders have worked very hard. It is fun for the kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students to see their older peers perform.
Last month we had our very first Courageous Conversation for Parents meeting. Thank you for all the attended. We had great feedback from you regarding where you’d like to see our school. During our first meeting, we shared Glenn Singleton’s book called Courageous Conversations About Race. We shared the compass, a communication tool that we will use at each meeting. The compass, 4 agreements, and 6 conditions are the key components to Courageous Conversation. We have a second parent meeting scheduled for Monday, April 4, at 6:30. We are planning on arranging childcare. We would love to see more families attend and hope that having childcare will make it easier to plan.