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

Beverly Cleary Community Email List

Mission Statement

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

Important Information

2014/2015 BCS School Satisfaction Survey

Kindergerten Registration
Information here 

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.

A Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

Since Sarah, Melissa and I rotate the responsibility for the newsletter articles, this will be my last one for the year. As I do some personal reflection on the year, I am once again cognizant of how grateful I am for the ongoing support our parent community gives us. You grant us your time to volunteer in and out of the classroom, to help your child(ren) with homework and attend their performances. You raise funds for us to fill in what the District/State does not provide in terms of staffing through the Beverly Cleary Foundation. You purchase scrip, donate to Run-for-the-Arts, contribute to the PTA financially and with your time and in a myriad of other ways make it possible for us to provide an academically enriching environment for our students. I will be forever thankful for the opportunity I have been given to serve as the principal at this, my alma mater, with a hard working group of staff and a community that has a varied and unending commitment to ensuring our students receive what they deserve.

Each year, we ask our stakeholders to give us feedback on how we’re doing. The PTA and I will be asking again. Please look for an e-mail soon, which will include a link to our annual School Satisfaction Survey. It will be posted until June 16th. Your feedback will be used by both the PTA and me as we plan for the 15-16 school year. As a result of your suggestions and comments, we make several changes in our operations every year, which have created efficiencies in the way we communicate. Depending on your comments, we may make more changes. In short, we use your feedback to improve. Please take the survey and encourage other parents to do so, as well.

The fifth grade classes will leave on June 1st for Camp Hancock. Fourth graders leave on June 4th for the Oregon Trail Overnight. Wednesday, June 3rd is an early dismissal to accommodate for the Jr. Rose parade. BCH and BCRCP will dismiss at 11:00 and BCF will dismiss at 11:15. Lunch will not be served on any of the campuses that day. On June 5th we will have our all school field day. Kindergarten through third grade (fourth grade will be on their overnight) 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. We will soon send out requests for volunteers.

As you can see, we continue to keep our students busy, not only with academics, but with experiences that extend their learning in the community. Our last newsletter will include information on more year-end activities, especially those involving our eighth graders.

I cannot end this column without extending our sincere gratitude to our families for the generous expressions of appreciation last week. We were truly overwhelmed with your thoughtfulness. Special thanks go to Amber Johnson for spearheading parents’ efforts. We also would like to recognize the generosity of Supree Smithynunta, owner of Sweet Thai Basil, who donated the luncheons on all three campuses. It is quite likely that none of us walked away from the week without gaining a few pounds from the Sweet Basil Thai lunch and the scrumptious desserts provided by so many of you.



Cleary Calendar

PPS News

Board approves budget adding staff and supports to schools

May 27, 2015

The Portland School Board on May 26 approved Superintendent Carole Smith's proposed budget for 2015-16 and created a list of priority investments they hope to make if the state Legislature allocates more money to schools.


Congratulations to our high-flying students

May 27, 2015
A woman stands holding a certificate with her arm slung around another woman.

Portland’s brightest students are marching as valedictorians and getting well-deserved recognition at events held this May and June. 


Senior scholars shine

May 27, 2015
A young man in a blue shirt smiles.

Several stand-out PPS graduates have landed major national scholarships.


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