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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

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Mission Statement

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

Important Information

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Mark your calendars .... And clean out the basement and/or garage!!! Take advantage of Spring Break to do some Spring cleaning!!

The Beverly Cleary School PTA Rummage Sale is coming up ..... Sale - Saturday April 11th 2015 - 9am - 4pm. Donation Drop Off - Thursday April 9th 3-5 pm & Friday April 10th 9 am - noon

Please help raise money for our PTA’s programs which support our teachers by helping at our annual rummage sale! Over one-quarter of next year's PTA funds are raised at this event annually and we need you!       

BCS Grade Level Decision Letter from Principal Geist
Sing! Dance! Play!

Spring Music Concert

Thursday, March 19 2015

6:30 pm

2nd, 4th, 5th Graders

Large Gym

Beverly Cleary Fernwood

Students wear Bright Colors

No need to arrive early




Sarah Barten


Beverly Cleary Fernwood, Hollyrood



Middle School Parent Information Night Power Point Presentation 1/28/15

Revised Late Opening Schedule for Beverly Cleary School Students due to our 3 Campuses schedule 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: 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.  

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.


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


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

Hello Families,

If you are a parent of one of Mrs. O’Brien’s sixth graders, you know your student was in a drama production of “The Taming of the Shrew” last week. I was so impressed with the seriousness and excitement with which the students performed. Not only had they learned their lines beautifully, but their theatrics seemed far beyond what we would typically find in eleven and twelve year olds. It was obvious from the reactions that the audiences loved the performances. We thank Mrs. O’Brien for her direction and for giving her students this opportunity.

A tour of all three of buildings will reveal a variety of work students have completed to celebrate Black History Month in February and Martin Luther King’s birthday last month. Our equity work has focused on taking our professional development into the classroom, and our teachers have given numerous evidences of the application of that work.
We now know we will be on three campuses again next school year. I am prepared to discuss that with everyone on Wednesday February 18th at 8:45 in the BCF cafeteria. We do not know, at this time, which grade levels will be on which campuses next year. I am interested in hearing any input that will help Melissa, Sarah and me make that decision. Please join me on Wednesday.

Later that evening of February 18th, from 6:30-8:00 we hope you will join us for an informational meeting on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment, which all students in grades 3-8 will take later this spring. Our goal in presenting this information is to tell you and show you how the implementation of the CCSS has changed classroom instruction and how we are preparing our students for success as employees in the 21st Century workplace. Several of our teachers will join us so you can hear from them how their teaching has changed and how they are preparing students for the assessments. We will provide you with resources to familiarize yourself with the CCSS and you'll have an opportunity to take a practice test and see examples of the Performance Tasks students will complete. Please join us to become informed on what is taking place in your child's classroom.

The auction is getting closer, and I hope to see many of you there on March 6th. If every other year is any indication, we know we will have a “huge” need we have to fund the positions the District does not. This year, we were able to add all or parts of seven staff positions with the funds raised by the Beverly Cleary Foundation last year. Those positions have made a significant impact on all three campuses. Thank you for your participation in the auction and your understanding of why your participation and contribution to all campaigns of the Beverly Cleary Foundation are so critical to our ability to offer the academic and elective program your children and our students deserve.

Until then,

Teri Geist

Cleary Calendar

PPS News

Camp exposes students to construction careers

March 26, 2015
Students from seven schools learned about construction careers over Spring Break. Construction careers came alive for 20 PPS students from seven high schools during a two-day Spring Break Build-It Camp led by trades professionals. 


Schools step up so no one goes hungry

March 20, 2015

From Sellwood Middle School to Rieke Elementary, many schools stepped up with food drives this month to support families over spring break and beyond. 


Salt & Straw asks students for flavor ideas

March 20, 2015
Salt & Straw ice cream maker Tyler Malek, who has made ice cream flavors with everything from olive oil to beer, asked Vernon students to help him come up with a new flavor. Popular ice cream makers Salt & Straw, a great local business partner to Portland Public Schools, on Friday launched the third year of a fun fundraiser for Vernon, Chapman and Abernethy schools. 


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