Newsletter 8/31/22

8/31/2022 12:00 am

Hello Beverly Cleary families,

Happy first week of school! We are so excited to embark on this year of community renewal and reinvigoration with you. We are Karlyn Clark and Jennifer O’Leary (parents of 5th and 2nd graders) and are co-chairing the PTA together this year. We hope you will reach out to us with any questions, concerns or ideas. We’d love to hear what’s on your mind.

If you are looking for information or ways to get involved, you can find it all right here on this website, known as the BCS Parent Portal.

Here you’ll find our community directory (login to view) our calendar of events, current volunteer opportunities and all kinds of other info about PTA programs and ways you can support our school.

Our email is, or find us for a chat at drop off/pick up, made easier since we are all at the same campus. Hooray!

Karlyn Clark (Ellis in Best, Zinnia in Barry)
Jennifer O’Leary (Cecilia in Barry)
BCS PTA Co-Chairs

  Events This Week

Kindergarten Picnic
Wednesday, August 31, 5:30pm
Fernwood Playground

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Kindergarten Picnic is this week!

On behalf of the Beverly Cleary School PTA, please join us for a welcome picnic for incoming Beverly Cleary School kindergartners and their families!

Wednesday, August 31st from 5:30pm-7:00pm by the BCS playground

BYO picnic dinner or eat before you come! All members of your family are welcome. Consider bringing a blanket or chair to enjoy food and beverages. The PTA will provide cookies, seltzer water and juice boxes. We are looking forward to seeing you there. 

After School Programming

We're excited to be able to offer families a robust slate of after-school programming. This fall, there are onsite and outdoor programs for K-8th grade. Sign up information is on our enrichments page.

Questions or ideas? Please contact the parent volunteer coordinator of BCS Community after-school programming at

Thank You Community Cares Volunteers!

Thank you to Wendy Schmidt, Janwyn Toy-Blazer, Marina Hyacinth and a host of other BCS families and friends who worked to beautify our campus this past weekend. They pulled weeds, trimmed hedges, laid mulch and got the garden student-ready for the coming year. If you’d like to help keep BCS beautiful, sign up for one of the upcoming garden work parties.