Newsletter 2/07/23

2/6/2023 11:42 am

Hello Beverly Cleary families,

 Welcome to February!   We start this month by recognizing National School Counselor week. We thank our wonderful counselors, Ms. Lannom, Ms. Jablonski, and Ms. Kobs for the essential support they provide our students and families.   It's a great time to have your student write a Thank You note and drop it off in the office for their counselor.

The BCS PTA has also prepared this letter supporting the funding of School Counselors in our district that will be sent to the PPS Superintendent and School Board at the end of the week.  Go here to sign the letter now!  Thank you for your support.

Karlyn Clark 
Jennifer O’Leary 
BCS PTA Co-Chairs
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8th Grade Trip Fundraiser
Wednesday, February 8th
Papa Murphy's NE 41st & Fremont

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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Next Week!  Under the Stars Middle School Dance

Thursday, February 16th 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
$5 Admission

  • Permission slips signed by parents are required. They are also linked in the BCS parent newsletter and hard copies are in the school office.
    *Presale starts Feb. 7th before & after school (cash only).
  • Purchase at the door (cash only) or purchase online using the School Pay link on the BCS website.
  • 6th, 7th and 8th graders from BCS only.
  • Student ID required at door for entry.
  • Epic dance party with DJ Ron. Photo booth and hangout space.
  • Pizza, Snacks & Drinks available! Cash only! Bring small bills.
  • Parent Volunteers, sign up here

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.

Annual PPS Clothing Center Drive - Feb 22- March 8

 BCS is collecting donations of NEW socks, underwear, gloves and winter hats - sizes 4T to adult - to benefit the PPS Clothing Center. More than 2,000 students in need across the district turn to the Clothing Center every year, and every year the BCS community steps up to ensure that the Clothing Center can provide new socks, hats, gloves and underwear to every student who visits.

All donations are appreciated, but this year the Center reports a particular need for these items:
*Boys and Men’s Knit Boxers (preferred over briefs)

*Teen boy socks sizes 3-9 and 6-12, ankle/low cut style

*Women’s bikini & hipster style underwear (particularly size 5)


Collection bins will be located near the main offices at Fernwood, as well as outside the main doors of the building Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. or send your order straight from our Amazon Wish List

We LOVE a challenge at BCS, and the PTA is challenging the BCS students to beat their generosity from past years. If the BCS community collectively donates at least 2,400 pairs of socks, underwear, gloves and hats, students will be able to celebrate with a popsicle party in the spring!

Contact Zoey Kohn and Kelsi Roberts,, with questions.

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.  

BCS Garden Update

It's a slow time of year in the garden, but we wanted to shout out a thank you to Carson S. (3rd grade), Sylvia R. (3rd grade), and others for helping to install garden edging around our hugelkultur bed. As a group we cleaned the previously used edging and laid the pieces around the bed. Then parent volunteer, Ned Damon, showed students the proper way to use a mallet to hammer the edging in place. The edging creates a boundary between the bed and the walking path so that the organic waste in our mounded bed can break down and decompose. More garden updates coming this spring!

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