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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

Beverly Cleary in Elite Company For the third year in a row, Beverly Cleary School earned the top rating of “Level 5” on the State Report Card issued by the Oregon Department of Education. We were one of just eight schools in PPS to earn the top rating and the only K-8 non-focus school to do so.  We earned that rating for a variety of reasons, which you can see at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx, but the main reason we earned it is because we have an incredibly hard-working and committed staff, who are supported by families, who send their children to us each and every day. 

Parent Teacher Conferences
October 29th & 30th 8:00am - 8:00pm
No School for Students both Wednesday and Thursday

Scholastic Book Fair is Here! At the Fernwood Campus

10/27-28 After School

10/29-30 All Day During Conferences

This event is the primary way we raise funds for new books and materials for all our libraries (with the balance coming from the PTA).
We will have great gift books, OBOB books, all levels of readers, young adult novels, and wish lists for your teachers' classrooms! 

Does your student want a picture RE-TAKE? You’re not too late! Dorian Studios will be back on Wednesday, November 5th.  Please return your original picture packet.

Save the Date 8th Grade Info Night November 19, 2014 at Grant High School This is an opportunity for families of rising freshmen to learn about what makes our school unique.  We hope to see you from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on November 19.If you have any questions, please call the GHS office at 503-916-5160.

No School for Late Opening Days.  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 onlyOn 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

Dear Families,

Until Wednesday, we’d had a respite from the typical rain that accompanies many fall, winter and spring days in Oregon. Believe it or not, we had our first indoor recess just this week. Please remember to send your student to school with a warm and waterproof jacket, because we want students to be outdoors as much as they can! They also prefer “outside” recess to that in the gym.

Also, please remember that Wednesday and Thursday are the days our district sets aside for parent/teacher conferences. Our teachers are looking forward to meeting with you and sharing their observations about your student and the curriculum they teach. Conferences are held during the work day and in the evening on both days to accommodate working parents. Middle school conferences will be held arena-style in the cafeteria. The exception is that sixth grade homeroom teachers will be in their classrooms. Carol Hewig, sixth grade math teacher, will be in the cafeteria. Those of you, whose students have Sarah Arrington or Leah Hermes, should make sure they’re aware of their conference schedules because they are part-time and will only be here on one of the two days. If you are a K-5 parent and have not yet scheduled a conference, please contact your teacher directly.

During conferences, teachers will also review the feedback received about meeting the needs of TAG students. Please bring the Student Interest Sheet you either received by snail mail (6th-8th) or with your child K-5). If your student is working at an advanced level, please feel free to ask your teacher how s/he is meeting the rate and level for your student. Likewise, if your student is feeling overly challenged or if they find they work “just right” we want to hear how we are doing at meeting his/her needs, as well. TAG nominations are due to the main offices in all three buildings by Monday November 3rdth.

Melissa, Sarah and I are also available during conference week should you want to meet with one of us. We all look forward to sharing our goals for your students for this academic year as we work together to watch them grow academically and socially in this fabulous school.

Teri Geist

Cleary Calendar

PPS News

High school info nights for 8th graders

October 28, 2014

Learn about your neighborhood high school or focus schools Benson and Jefferson. Information sessions for 8th graders start in November with Wilson, Cleveland and Grant. 


Youngest readers receive reading calendars during conferences

October 28, 2014
Stacks of Multnomah County Library reading calendars were distributed to schools by language needs this week. Nearly 17,000 Portland Public Schools kindergartener, first, second, and third graders will take home special Multnomah County Library Reading Calendar Tips during parent/teacher conferences this week. The distribution fosters a culture of reading and helps parents support young readers. 


Grant hosts anti-violence speaker Giffords

October 27, 2014
From left: Grant Magazine design editor Bella Rideau; former U.S. rep. Gabrielle Giffords; Grant Magazine editors-in-chief Hunter Stewart, Koji Wieber and Eliza Brown; Grant Magazine volunteer instructor David Austin.

Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was in Portland Oct. 21 leading a roundtable focused on the intersection of domestic violence with gun violence, reported Grant Magazine.


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