Newsletter 5/2/23

5/1/2023 1:29 pm

Hello Beverly Cleary families,

Spring Community Care day is this Saturday, from 9 to noon.  Join us to help spruce up our campus!  Wear comfy shoes and bring your favorite gardening tools, labeled with your name and phone number.  Mulch and snacks will be provided.  RSVP here

Karlyn Clark 
Jennifer O’Leary 
BCS PTA Co-Chairs
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Upcoming EVENTS 

Spring Community Cares Day
Saturday, May 6, 9am-noon
BCS Grounds

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
May 8-May 12

PTA Board Info Open House
Wednesday, May 10, 4-6pm
2625 NE 34th Ave 

PTA General Meeting
Tuesday, May 16, 7pm
BCS Cafetorium

Nico's Cantina PTA Fundraiser
Wednesday May 17, 4-10pm
4318 Northeast Cully Boulevard

Oregon Humane Society Pet Food and Supply Drive
Tuesday, May 16 - Tuesday, May 23
BCS Classrooms

BCS Student Art Show
Tuesday May 23, 5-7pm
BCS Cafetorium & Art Room

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Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week- May 8th-12th  *NEW*

Monday:  Stock the staffroom with baked goods and pastries

Tuesday:  Students bring a paper or real flower for their teachers.  Also, Dear Frances is providing coffee for the staff!

Wednesday:  Stock the staffroom with snacks and ingredients for yogurt parfaits

Thursday:  Students bring notes or cards of appreciation for teachers.  Or make an origami crane.

Friday:  Teacher luncheon catered by Teote.  Parent volunteers provide by for dessert.

Read our flyer and click on it to sign up to volunteer. 

Interested in Joining the PTA Board?  *NEW*

Serving on the PTA Board is an excellent way to get involved and support the school community. If you are interested in learning more, see our flyer or contact the nominating committee (Andrea Alejandrino, Kelsi Roberts, and Ned Damon). Don't wait to ask your questions! We'll vote at the May 16 General PTA Meeting.

To learn more about the BCS PTA and PTA Board, stop by our Informational Open House. Current board members will be on hand to answer questions and beverages and snacks will be provided.

PTA Board Informational Open House
Wednesday, May 10 from 4pm-6pm
2625 NE 34th Ave @Knott St.(north of the Grant Park playground)

Final Restaurant Fundraiser: Nico's Cantina  *NEW*

Wednesday, May 17th, 4pm-10pm

You won’t want to miss our final dine-out fundraiser of the school year… Beverly Cleary School PTA and Nico's Cantina join forces for a night of fundraising and good food!  10% of the day's sales will be donated to the BCS PTA, on . So come down and fill your stomach and leave with a happy heart knowing your enjoyment is helping our beloved school.

BCS in the Junior Rose Parade 6/7 *NEW*

Join the BCS community's Jr Rose Parade entry in one of two ways: (1) Walk with your BCS family or friends. (2) Organize your BCS class, club, sports team, OBOB team, scout troop, or other group to walk together. Bring adults: All K-5 students, K-5 groups, and MS groups must bring their own trusted adults to keep track of their group at all times. Individual middle school students may walk alone, with a permission slip. (The PTA and BCS are not able to keep track of kids during the event.) See our BCS Junior Rose Parade page for more details.  

23/24 PTA Budget Input Requested *NEW*

The budgeting process for next year is upon us and we want to hear from you! Please fill out this budget allocation survey by Wednesday, May 3rd to provide input on the PTA's priorities for 2023-24. The budget committee will consider this data as well as our mission as we draft next year's budget.

Also, if you led a PTA event/program this year or would like to do so next year, please complete this budget request form so we know how much should be earmarked in the future.

Questions? Contact Treasurer Marie Westom.

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.