Newsletter 2/14/23

2/13/2023 12:30 pm

Hello Beverly Cleary families,

Get ready for Taco Wednesday!  Today, Tacovore on Fremont is donating 10% of total sales to Beverly Cleary PTA.  Please attend this fundraiser and order IN PERSON.  It's a great way to connect to other families.  Otherwise, our community's earnest online ordering tends to overwhelm Tacovore's system.  Hope to see you there! 

Karlyn Clark 
Jennifer O’Leary 
BCS PTA Co-Chairs
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Tacovore PTA Fundraiser - Today!
Wednesday, February 15th, 12-8pm
3707 NE Fremont location

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

PTA General Meeting
Tuesday, February 21st, 7pm

Killer Burger Fundraiser
Wednesday, February 22nd, 5pm
Russell St. Location

Garden Work Party
Thursday, February 23rd, 3:15-4:30pm
BCS Garden

Principal Coffee Talk
Friday, February 24th, 9am

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This Thursday!  Under the Stars Middle School Dance

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

*Permission slips signed by parents are required for entry. 

*Purchase at the door (cash only) or purchase online using the School Pay link on the BCS website.

*Volunteer still needed to help clean up.  Please sign up here

Annual PPS Clothing Center Drive - Feb 22 to 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.

After School Garden Work Party *NEW*

Join us after school for a Garden Work Party!
Thursday, February 23rd, 3:15 - 4:30pm
Sign up here.

This month we'll be focused on cleaning and organizing the shed so we are ready to go when spring arrives! We'll also tackle some small tool repairs and need help moving the dirt pile behind the shed in preparation for creating an outdoor educational space. We love for students to join us, but also need adult hands for some of the heavier lifting.  Rain or shine, we plan to dig in the dirt. Please wear appropriate shoes.

Can't make it but want to bake or bring snacks to fuel the group? Please reach out to to coordinate.  See you there. Let's grow together!

Interested in learning more about 2023 PAT bargaining? *NEW*

The Portland Association of Teachers has begun bargaining with Portland Public Schools.  The BCS PAT members would like parents to understand the PAT bargaining platform, and our PAT representatives have offered to hold a Q&A session with parents.  If you are interested in learning more about how parents can support teachers in the bargaining process, or want to ask questions about the bargaining platform, please email  We'll schedule a zoom meeting based on community interest.  

Order your 22/23 Yearbook Now! *NEW*

Don't miss out on this year's memories.  Please order by March 1st.  $25 on School Pay ( Yearbooks will be here this school year and handed out before summer.  If you have any questions, please email Amber Gauntlett ( or Liz Kobs (

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