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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
Rose City Park Campus: 2334 NE 57th Ave | Portland Oregon 97213
Phone: (503) 916-6765 | Fax: (503) 916-2636

Mission Statement

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

Important Information

Happy Holidays! Enjoy your break.

School begins Monday, January 5th 2015

Thank you to all who were able to participate in the overcrowding survey  We had a 49% participation rate, more than 400 of you.  We appreciate your time and thoughtfulness in helping advise PPS and the D-BRAC (District-Wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee) on the implications of the two 2015-16 options proposed by PPS for our children and our community.  We designed this survey to allow the voices of the community to speak for themselves and worked diligently to ensure that the survey was an unbiased representation of all respondents.


For full disclosure, we are adding a link to all of comments from the survey.  You can find the comments here.

BCS is scheduled for a full day of school on December 17th.  No Late Opening Day this month  PPS Revised the 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:

January 21st     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.

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

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.

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

Not that every week isn't packed with activity, but it seems this one and the next are exceptions.  Between the Coffee Chat, the two holiday assemblies next week, an assembly for middle school students on the challenges some people have in their lives and how they work though them, our community assemblies, second, fourth, fifth grades and some of our middle school students making bird feeders for a project called Project FeederWatch, continued rehearsals for our third grade musical and  the middle school dance next week, eight hundred forty students and our staff have been "rockin."  When the bell rings next Friday afternoon, get ready for some excited children to step into your home!  They (and we) are ready for a break!

Sandwiched between all of the aforementioned activities have been several professional development sessions for our staff.  Last week we continued our Equity work, with discussions about the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson.  Additionally, we were able to hear from Josh Tabshy, Lindsay Deacon, May Best, Lisa O’Brien and Sarah Arrington about culturally relevant lessons they had recently taught.  Those lessons serve as models for the rest of us as we all work to become more culturally proficient in our teaching.  This past Monday Sarah Zabel, our AP at BCF led the staff through a training on Smarter Balanced, the assessment students in grades 3-8 will take in the spring.   

Thanks to Kathie Eastman Tell and her garden volunteers, who spruced up the grounds of BCF last weekend.  The leaves had certainly piled up over the past couple of months. 

Following a meeting two weeks ago with Judy Brennan and Jon Isaacs from PPS, the  PTA hosted an online survey to gauge  opinions on the two options presented by the District to address our overcrowding.  The survey results were released yesterday.  It certainly can be said that being spread between three campuses has made this a challenging year in many ways.  In spite of those challenges, however, we have students, who continue to receive quality instruction from a dedicated corps of teachers.  We have parents, who, in spite of those challenges, have modeled for their children that if we work together we can lessen the "not-so-pleasant" impacts the three-way split of our campuses has brought to us.  Our students, staff and families are united in our view about the greatness of this community.   I am confident that unity will continue to propel us through the remainder of this school year and into and through whatever school year awaits us once PPS makes its decision for 15-16.

On a personal note, thank you all for all that you do to support our efforts to provide your children and our students with a safe and engaging school experience.   I am so blessed to be the principal of  Beverly Cleary because of the wonderful students you send us every day.  They come to school ready-to-learn because they have families, who support them (and us) in endless ways.

I send my warm wishes to all of you for a joyous holiday season.  May your family be blessed with good health and prosperity in 2015.   Teri Geist

Cleary Calendar

PPS News

Madison teacher honored as civic leader

December 17, 2014

Classroom Law Project picked Madison teacher Amanda Alonso as the 2014-15 Civic Educator of the Year for starting Madison High School's first ever Constitution Team.


Hour of Code showcases kid tech talent

December 17, 2014

Every single Sabin K-8 student clattered away at a computer for one hour in December as part of the global Hour of Code initiative, an effort that garnered the school a $10,000 hardware grant. 


Franklin @ Marshall draws open house crowd

December 17, 2014

More than 500 prospective students and family members turned out Dec. 4 for Discover Franklin, an 8th grade information night held at Marshall High School where Franklin students will attend for two years (2015-2017) while Franklin is modernized.


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