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Eighth Grade Promotion

Hello Parents and Caregivers of the 2024 BCS 8th Grade Class!

The end of the school year is upon us and we are excited to share details of this year’s 8th Grade Promotion. All of the festivities will take place on the last day of school, Friday, June 14, 2024 - mark your calendars!

Beverly Cleary School 8th Grade Promotion Schedule

Friday, June 14, 2024

School Day Festivities for 8th Graders

  • 8:45 AM - Yearbook signing with donuts at BCS!
  • Morning - Promotion ceremony rehearsal
  • Lunch time - 8th picnic at Grant Park (volunteer opportunity)
  • Post-lunch - 8th grade vs. BCS staff volleyball game
  • 3:00 PM - 8th grade clap-out* (family & community participation encouraged - see note below)

Promotion Ceremony 🎓- Grant High School Auditorium - 2245 NE 36th Ave, Portland, OR 97212

  • 5:30 PM Doors open - Guests, please arrive early so the ceremony can start promptly at 6:00pm. Enter Grant HS through front doors facing 36th Ave.
  • 6:00 - 7:15 PM 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

8th Grade Promotion Party 🎉- Portland State University Viking Game Room

  • 7:30 PM Students load onto busses at Grant High School which will take them to PSU
  • 8:00 - 10:00 PM PSU Viking Game Room (volunteer opportunity)
    • Bowling, billiards, gaming, music, and time to hang out with friends.
    • Pizza, soda, popcorn, and dessert will be provided.
  • 10:15 PM - Party concludes and buses arrive at Beverly Cleary.

*Clap-out 👏👏 - It is a BCS tradition that on the last day of school for the 8th graders, all students and staff assemble in the halls and honor them with applause and standing ovation as they exit BCS doors one final time. Parents, family, & community, who are able to attend, line up in two lines outside on the blacktop by the cafeteria doors and continue applauding and congratulating all the 8th graders. This is quite a moving and memorable tradition for our students. There's usually not a dry eye in the place, so bring your tissues!

8th Grade Congratulations Yard Signs are available to purchase for $10. Purchase Signs BELOW (scroll down) and pick-up at one of these pick-up times: Saturday, April 13th or Saturday, April 20th from 9:30-10:30 AM in front of BCS. If you need assistance with purchasing a sign please contact Ms. Kobs (lkobs@pps.net).

Volunteer Opportunities — Volunteer to help with the 8th grade picnic or chaperone for the party - ride to PSU with students on the buses, help with food service, and provide security at the venue.

Sign Up Here

If you were a chaperone on the DC/NYC trip, no pressure to sign-up, you have done your duty and we thank you!

Cost of Festivities / Supplemental Donation — The PTA has generously provided funds, which will cover the majority of our costs for these festivities. We welcome any additional donations to fund the remaining cost of the festivities. Donations can be made on our sign purchase / donation page.

Thank you for helping us celebrate these amazing 8th graders! If you have any specific questions, please feel free to contact any member of the 8th Grade Promotion Committee or community@beverlylclearyschool.org.

With gratitude, your promotion planning committee,
Korwren Peterson, Susie Estok, Jolynn Holton, Andrea Alejandrino, Kendra Lodewick, Mara Stine, Michelle Lazzarino-Cortez, Juliet Ferruzza

Class of 2024 Yard Signs

We are excited to announce yard signs are available to celebrate our fantastic group of 8th grade students!  We are also collecting optional donations to fund our 8th grade promotion celebration and to help provide signs to everyone.

We want every student who wants a sign to have one. Please contact Ms. Kobs (lkobs@pps.net) if you need assistance with this purchase.


Once you purchase a sign you can pick it up in front of BCS on Saturdays: 4/13 or 4/20 from 9:30 am to 10:30am.

NOTE: Signs (both parts - metal stand and the sign) are 100% recyclable. After promotion, families can save them or drop them off at the school.  The PTA will return them to the company that we purchased them from for recycling.  Stay tuned for details about this later in the year.