Newsletter 3/7/23

3/6/2023 11:30 am

Hello Beverly Cleary families,

Don't forget to bring in your donations of new socks, underwear, gloves and hats by this Wednesday!  We are only one quarter of the way toward our goal of 2400 pieces to support the PPS Clothing Center, so please donate if you are able. You can also go here to send donations via Amazon. Hope to see you at Pono Brew Labs tonight! (see flyer below).

Karlyn Clark 
Jennifer O’Leary 
BCS PTA Co-Chairs
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Pono Brew Labs Fundraiser
Tonight! March 7, 5-10pm
1728 NE 40th Ave.

BCS Foundation Info/Planning Meetings
March 8 @7pm or March 14 @9am

Google Meets (see Announcements for links)

PTA meeting - Board Restructure Proposal Vote
Tuesday, March 14, 7pm

Neurodiversity/All-Ability Family Night
Thursday, March 16th, 7-8pm
BCS Cafetorium

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Sock and Underwear Drive Ends March 8!

BCS is collecting donations of NEW socks, underwear, gloves and winter hats - sizes 4T to adult - to benefit the PPS Clothing Center

Collection bins are in your child's classrooms and at 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

Contact Zoey Kohn and Kelsi Roberts,, with questions.

BCS Neurodiversity & All Ability Celebration Week - Volunteers Needed *NEW*

Throughout next week, our community will have multiple opportunities to learn more and connect about neuro & physically diverse topics through read-alouds, classroom discussions, a library resource table, buddy activities, a family night and more! The goal of this week is to bring more awareness and acceptance of learning, behavioral and physical differences many of us experience to our school and neighborhood community.

Join us for Family Night on Thursday, March 16th from 7-8 PM in the cafeteria in conjunction with FACT Oregon.

There are volunteer opportunities in classrooms on 3/15 and at Family Night on 3/16.  Please email Marissa Gleason with any questions.

Special PTA Meeting/Vote - Board Restructure Proposal *NEW*

Please view this proposal and join us via Zoom on March 14th at 7pm for a vote.  We need as many PTA member voices as possible to weigh in.  If you have questions about this proposal, please contact a board restructure committee member:  Janwyn Toy-Blazer, Korwren Peterson, Marie Westom, or Bridget Schum

BCS Foundation Talks *NEW*

The BCS Foundation will be holding two information/planning meetings for parents who would like to find out more about what the BCS Foundation is doing this year. Come learn more about our goals and share your ideas. There are many ways parents can help and get involved.

Join us on Google Meets this Wednesday, March 8 at 7pm (meeting link here) or next week on Tuesday, March 14 at 9am (meeting link here).  To find out more about the BCS Foundation, you can read our school welcome letter,  Questions, email

Spring Enrichments are live! *NEW*

Sign up for spring after-school classes now! We have music, art, movement, chess, language and more. Returning students welcome: Teachers do new projects each session. Details and registration are here.

Nominate your favorite teacher for Educator of the Year *NEW*

Go here to nominate your teacher for the OnPoint prize for excellence in education.

Please email submissions to by noon on Monday for inclusion in the newsletter.  Please note:  from time to time the PTA may promote resources or opportunities provided by organizations outside the PTA.  The PTA is not affiliated with nor does it endorse these organizations.