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

School News

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  • You Can't Take It With You

     Come see the Beverly Cleary Middle School Play, You Can't Take It With You!
    Opening night Dinner Theatre: Wednesday April 25, 5:30 pm.  Doors open at 5:00 pm.
    Generously catered by 24th and Meatball.  Tickets $20.  Hurry!  Tickets almost sold out!
    April 26-27, show starts at 5:30 pm. Saturday April 28, Matinee at 3:30 pm. Tickets $10 adults, $5 students.  Concessions will be sold before show and during intermission. 

  • Purchase School Supplies ONLINE!

    Buy your School Supplies through School House Supplies - ONLINE!
    GO to this link to learn more and purchase supplies
    This is a partial list of your classroom supplies. 
     click on 1st-8th grade supply lists for the complete lists.

    Beverly Cleary Hollyrood:

    Kindergarten - First bell 8:35, in class 8:45-3:00

    Beverly Cleary Rose City:

    1 & 3 - First Bell 8:35, in class 8:45-3:00

    Beverly Cleary Fernwood bell schedule:

    2, 4, 5 - First Bell  8:45,  in class 8:55- 3:10

    6, 7, 8 - First Bell  8:37,  in class 8:45-3:15



    Dear Parents,

    Well, that was quite a bit of excitement yesterday afternoon with all of the fire trucks heading over to Grant High School.  What I found out was that a hydraulic component on one of the machines a contractor was using caught on fire.  Since they were not sure the extent of the fire, they called in a two alarm, hence the 8-9 fire vehicles.  Luckily no one was injured and none of the physical structure of the school was harmed.

    This week I have kind of a mish mash of topics and I tried to label them for easier reading.

    Team Response Drill

    Yesterday Fernwood and Hollyrood had a Team Response Drill (RCP had a real event earlier this month).  This type of drill is utilized if we need to isolate a portion of the building  because there is some kind of an event that we want to avoid having students see or we just need to contain the students on one location for a period of time.  For example, if someone were having a seizure in the hallway.  The response for the classroom teachers is to close their doors and keep teaching.  Students are not allowed to leave their classrooms until the event is over.  Our students and teachers did a great job and I appreciate the patience of the parents who arrived to pick up or drop off their children during this time.

    Rose City Park Principal Announcement

    The district announced this week that the principal for Rose City Park for next school year will be Jeremy Cohen.  Jeremy is currently the principal at Roseway Heights K-8.  He has extensive educational experience and he is very excited to be working at RCP next year.  He and I have already scheduled some strategy sessions to help make the transition easier for our students and I will let you know dates, times and activities as soon as we get them firmed up.

    Student Drop Off and Pick Up

    It has come to my attention that some parents are utilizing the bus zone on Hancock for pick up and drop off.  I need to remind everyone that it is difficult enough for our buses to maneuver these narrow streets without having to dodge around passenger cars..  I am especially concerned  some of the students are getting out on the driver’s side of the vehicle.  I realize that the parking lots are limited but I need folks to be more mindful of the amount of traffic that is being created on Hancock and help us to cut down on the safety risks that are occurring.  Thank you!

    Parent Information Emails

    There is some concern that emails coming from our parent organizations may not be landing in your inboxes.  Please make sure that you check your Junk and Spam folders for emails from our PTA, Foundation and Scrip folks and change your Contacts setting so they land in your inbox.  Thank you!

    Student Backpacks

    We have had a couple of incidents lately regarding student backpacks.  One happened at QFC where a student left his backpack at the front of the store unattended and someone walked off with it, and the other happened right in our own building where the student left their backpack in the hallway unattended and someone rifled through it.  I think the key word is unattended.  Please remind your child that no matter where you are, you should never just leave your belongings sitting around where someone could take it or get in to it.  I wish we lived in Mayberry, but we don’t, and some students have learned that the hard way.

    Upcoming Dates

    Kindergarten Coffee Talk            February 2            8:55ish                     Hollyrood Library

    Kindergarten Connect                 February 15          6:30-7:30                 Hollyrood  (for incoming kinders)

    8th Grade Parent Coffee Talk      February 16          9:00-10:00               Fernwood Cafeteria

    5th Middle School Info Night      February 22          6:30-7:30                 Fernwood Cafeteria

    That is all for this week.  Have a great weekend!

    John Ferraro


Elective Forecasting


    Beverly Cleary Middle School ONLINE Elective Forecasting Directions 2018-19

    Please complete by: April 12th

    BEFORE YOU START you will need three things:

      1. A current and valid email address that can be accessed by a computer.
      2. Parent Approval of your elective choices. Your parents are required to sign your form upon completion of your forecasting survey, before you return it to the main office.
      3. Internet access - The survey can be completed online, with computers or mobile devices, but parents, or students, will need email access to print the attached form that will be generated and sent to you via email.

    Please review and consider your elective choices before you start the survey. PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR ELECTIVES CAREFULLY, as we will not be making schedule changes in the Fall.

    (It is suggested that students complete their forecasting survey at home, with parent support. If this is not possible, students may have access to school computers before and after school, or during lunchtime, to take the survey and/or print their forms.)

    • Sign in to the survey using your Apps for PPS account.
    • Complete and Submit the survey.

    Note that some questions will require an answer. This is to assist in processing and decision making. Please answer accurately.

    • After completing the survey, an email will be sent to your submitted parent email address, with an attached PDF document containing your forecasting information.                                                                      

    6th Grade Elective Registration:

    *Current 5th graders choose from Elective: Course Description

    *Current 5th graders choose 6th Grade Forecasting 2018-19

    **Please keep in mind that the 6th graders will be going through a “Wheel” sequence of electives where they will have one quarter of PE, one quarter of art, one quarter of health and one quarter of Executive Functioning Skills.  Therefore, you will not see those options offered in their choices.


    7th Grade Elective Registration:

    *Current 6th graders choose from Elective: Course Description

    *Current 6th graders choose 7th Grade Forecasting 2018-19

    8th Grade Elective Registration

    *Current 7th graders choose from Elective:  Course Descriptions

    *Current 7th graders choose 8th grade forecasting 2018-19

    ***If you are having trouble with accessing your emailed forecasting form, the forecasting survey, or need any other support in completing this process, please contact the Beverly Cleary Fernwood office. We will work to assist you in submitting your information accurately.


    Thank you for your participation and support!


District News

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  • PPS central office reorganization

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    Dear PPS community,

    Six months ago, the Board of Directors and the Portland community entrusted in me the privilege and responsibility to help build and transform a public school system that guarantees equitable access, opportunity, and outcomes for all of our students. With your support and leadership, we are on a forward mission to build a system that is equity-focused and student-centered. Our challenge is to ensure that every student in our district receives an outstanding educational experience, one that prepares them to work, live and thrive in our incredible city. 

  • Sports update: Multiple PIL players earn All-State basketball honors

    The Portland Interscholastic League’s strong run in the state basketball tournaments was reflected in the Class 6A All-State teams. Three PIL boys and two girls were chosen to the first team in a ballot of the state’s coaches, as compiled by The Oregonian/OregonLive.

  • Message on April 20 student walkouts

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    Dear PPS Community,

    Please know that in collaboration with school administrators, district leadership actively monitored the hundreds of mostly middle and high school students who walked out of our schools today as part of a national demonstration against violence in schools. I am pleased to say that, by all reports, this was a peaceful and respectful event with no serious incidents. While these actions were not district-sponsored activity, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all who helped keep students safe, starting with the students themselves who remained organized, calm and intentional throughout. Others who helped include Portland police, PPS security, and other PPS staff. Thank you all.

  • New principals roundup

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    The following new principals for the 2018-19 school year have been announced. New principal announcements will be posted on our leadership page as they become official.


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