Newsletter 1/31/23

1/29/2023 7:04 pm

Hello Beverly Cleary families,

Thanks for making the Sparky's Pizza fundraiser a success.  We raised over $400 to benefit our community.  We've got Tacovore and Killer Burger fundraisers coming up in February.  Read on for more news you can use. 

Karlyn Clark 
Jennifer O’Leary 
BCS PTA Co-Chairs
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upcoming eVENTS 

Oregon Battle of the Books
Saturday, February 11th, 10am 
BCS Classrooms and Cafetorium

Tacovore PTA Fundraiser
Wednesday, February 15th, 12-8pm
3707 NE Fremont location

Middle School Winter Dance
Thursday, February 16th, 5:30pm

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8th Grade DC and New York Trip Fundraisers

8th graders bound for the spring New York & DC trip have fundraisers coming up and would appreciate the support of our BCS Community. Here are a few opportunities and thanks in advance!

February 8th - Papa Murphy’s Fundraiser on NE 41st & Fremont. 20% of ONLINE orders will be donated to the 8th Grade Trip Scholarship Fund. Use code GIVE20 when you place your order at .
February 11th - Fundraisers will be at the OBOB tournament selling food and beverages.
February 16th - Fundraisers will be at the Middle School Dance selling food and beverages. Cash in small bills ($1s) appreciated.
Need a babysitter, pet sitter/dog walker, or someone to help with yard work? - We have a list of 8th graders willing to help and earn money for their trip. Contact Andrea Alejandrino at for the list.

More fundraisers will be coming up this spring before students take off in May! If you have questions about these fundraisers contact Andrea.

Lunch Duty Volunteer Opportunities

Can you help support our staff at lunch duty?  As a K-8, BCS has an extended lunch period, lots of students, and a rather large recess area to monitor.  If you find free time around mid-day, please consider helping at lunch duty/recess.  There will be staff there to support you.  Sign up here.  

Join the 2023 Spookarama Team

While Halloween is probably the last thing on your mind, we want our 2023 event to be spooky - not our project timeline! If you'd like to be involved in planning and leading a portion of the event, you're welcome to join the returning leads from 2022 in a casual meeting on Thursday, February 9 to discuss the 2022 event survey results and begin some early planning for 2023.  Contact Kelsi Roberts, if you're interested in joining the team - even if you can't make this meeting!

BCS Parents of Children with Dyslexia:

Do you have a child with dyslexia currently in BCS and are interested in meeting parents in a similar situation? Parents have expressed interest in creating a support and sharing group to connect on learnings, challenges and successes. The goal is to build a community where parents and kids do not feel alone in this journey. Please email if you’re interested in learning more.

The Middle School Winter Dance is Coming!

*February 16th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm

*6th, 7th and 8th graders from BCS only.
*Epic dance party with DJ Ron in the West Gym.
*Photo Booth and Hangout Space in the East Gym.
*Snacks and Drinks available - Cash Only.
*$5 Admission via School Pay or Cash at the Door.

We need decorators, money handlers, chaperones and more.  Fifth grade parents:  this is a great way to get a sneak peek!   Sign up here or contact Korwren Peterson,

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