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Beverly Cleary School

School Grade Levels: K-8

Fernwood Campus: 1915 NE 33rd AvePortland, OR 97212Ph (503) 916-6480Fx (503) 916-2626

Hollyrood Campus: 3560 NE Hollyrood CtPortland, OR 97212Ph (503) 916-6766Fx (503) 916-2635

Rose City Park Campus: 2334 NE 57th Ave Portland, OR 97213Ph (503) 916-6765Fx (503) 916-2636

Beverly Cleary School

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  • Help Support Beverly Cleary School Library!

    Shop at A Children's place Bookstore on Friday December 9th
    and mention Beverly Cleary School.
    If you mention Beverly Cleary School, ACP bookstore will donate 
     10% of your purchase to our library!
    1423 NE Freemont Street
    Portland, OR 97212
    December 9th, 2016  10am-7pm 
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  • BCS Sock & Underwear Drive

    Beverly Cleary School community, If you find yourself shopping this long holiday weekend, please consider grabbing some extra socks and underwear for the upcoming drive to benefit the Portland PTA Clothing Center. December 7th - 14th, we'll be holding our 6th annual NEW sock and underwear drive. Every year, almost 2,000 students from across the PPS district access the Clothing Center, so your donations make a difference! If you're hitting the Fred Meyer sock sale or just going online from the comfort of your house, this is your chance to check another thing off your list. Most needed: socks all sizes 4T-adult, little boy briefs and big boy/ adult sized boxers. Girls prefer bikini style underwear. Have a wonderful holiday break! BCS PTA

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  • Beverly Cleary has a new logo!

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    Check out the logo page, where high-quality versions of the logo can be downloaded for use by the BCS community.
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  • This week as been quite the eventful week particularly the last two days.  Let me share with you some of the highlights.


    Last night we had our first Courageous Conversations for Parents this year.  We had some great conversations about how race impacts our community particularly our students.  Many parents shared how they had talked about this impact with their children as well as asked for guidance on how to continue these conversations.  I really appreciated how willing people were to share and how honest they were with their thoughts.  We will be doing these meetings on a monthly basis and a group of parents has volunteered to help set the agendas.  I am really looking forward to the rest of the meetings.


    Today we started some activities with the students focusing the conversations around race and supporting one another.  Below you will see the agenda that was provided to the teachers.  You will notice that the events were broken up by grade level to ensure that they were appropriate to the age group.  We will also be continuing these conversations with our students through bi-weekly counseling lessons as well as monthly lessons taught by the classroom teachers.  I am also very pleased with the connection we are making with the Grant High School Leadership group to assist in the presentation of the lessons.


    Here is what today looked like:


    Teachers –  over the course of the next week, we are asking that you share one of the read alouds provided by our counseling department with your class.  Upon completion of the story, please walk your students through a discussion using the following questions.  Obviously, you may have to adapt some of the questions for your grade level but I am confident that you will be able to do that.

    ·   Discussion questions

    o   What did you learn?

    o   Why do you think we did this activity?

    o   How did this activity stretch your thinking about race?

    o   Why is it difficult to talk about race?

    o   What made this conversation difficult?  Easy?

    o   What can you do in the future to support people of different skin color and religion?



    Friday, October 21

                    10:15     Assembly in the West Gym

         At this assembly we will talk about the events of the past two weeks and Mr. Zeller and Mr. Woods will share their perspective

         Also, Social Studies teachers, could you take a few moments in your classes to have students write down questions that they would like to ask

                                    Mr. Woods?  Please give those questions to Ms. Kobs by end of day Thursday.  Thank you!

                    10:45     Students return to their classes and discuss the following questions:

    o   What did you learn?

    o   Why do you think we did this activity?

    o   How did this activity stretch your thinking about race?

    o   Why is it difficult to talk about race?

    o   What made this conversation difficult?  Easy?

    o   What can you do in the future to support people of different skin color and religion?


    11:15     Grades 5-8  Students from Grant High School and MS leaders will come to your class to discuss “Get to Know Your Classmate Day”.  This activity will happen during lunch time.

    11:31     During lunch, students will do the provided activity and have discussions with classmates

    12:10     Students return to class to discuss the lunch time event.  Debrief questions: 

    • Debrief questions:
      • Sometimes it is difficult to reach out to peers in our classroom, grade level, or school, because we think that they are different than us.  What is the risk of not reaching out to others whom we think are different?
      • Why is reaching out to others important?
      • How do you think reaching out to others might benefit you, your class, and our school culture? 

    I would like to thank you all again for your support and I hope you have a great weekend!


    John Ferraro


    Beverly Cleary K-8

    1915 NE 33rd Ave
    Portland, OR 97212




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  • ODE school and district performance reports available

    The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) issues annual report cards for every school and school district. The report cards offer families and the community valuable information about student attendance and achievement and teacher experience, among other things.

  • Chapman Elementary to unveil restored mural

    The newly restored 1938 wood marquetry mural at Chapman Elementary School “Send Us Forth to be Buil
    On Thursday, Dec. 1 from 6-8 p.m. the Chapman PTA, Neighbors West-Northwest and Heritage Conservation Group will unveil its newly restored mural in the entrance foyer of Chapman Elementary.
  • PPS Board passes resolution affirming district’s protection of rights of undocumented students

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    Resolution also outlines plan for training staff for ICE activity at schools

    Citing its commitment to providing for the physical safety and emotional well-being of all children in Portland Public Schools, the Board of Education on Thursday, November 17 considered and unanimously passed a resolution that clarified the District’s procedures relating to Immigration Control Enforcement (ICE) activity in PPS schools.

  • PPS Pulse, November 2016

     Interim Superintendent Bob McKean and board member Pam Knowles visited a class at Jason Lee School
    Portland Public Schools invites you to read the latest edition of our newsletter Pulse. Included in November’s issue are updates on the 2012 School Building Improvement Bond, boundary review and invitations to participate in the superintendent search and Successful Schools Survey. Also a link to the newly adopted 2017-18 school year calendar.
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