Newsletter 10/18/22

10/17/2022 1:46 pm

Hello Beverly Cleary families,

Please join us tonight for our general PTA meeting in the Cafetorium at 7pm.  All adult BCS community members are welcome. During this meeting, we will hear from the Senior Regional Director, Isaac Cardona, regarding the status of recruitment for our next principal.  We'll vote on the 22/23 budget and discuss our upcoming community-building event, Spookarama.  We'll also welcome our school counselors for a special townhall style discussion. It's an opportunity to learn more and weigh in on the state of our community.  Please join us! 

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Hope to see you tonight.  Read on for more news you can use.

Karlyn Clark 

Jennifer O’Leary 
BCS PTA Co-Chairs

Upcoming PTA events

PTA General Meeting - All Adults Welcome
Tonight!  Tuesday, October 18, 7:00pm
BCS Cafetorium

Steeplejack Brewing Co. fundraiser 
Wednesday, October 26, 3-10pm
2400 NE Broadway

Friday, October 28, 5:30pm (K-2 or sensory avoidance), 6:00pm (3rd-8th)
BCS Fernwood

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Volunteer at the PPS Clothing Closet

BCS is scheduled to staff the PPS Clothing Closet on Monday, October 24th, 9:30am-1:30pm at the Marshall (Benson HS) campus.  Six volunteers are expected. Duties include helping to organize and stock clothing and helping families shop for clothing.  This is a fun and rewarding volunteer experience that allows you to meet parents and students from other PPS schools.  Sign up here.

Our next restaurant fundraiser is at Steeplejack Brewing

Here's another great opportunity to eat out to raise money for our school!  Steeplejack Brewing will donate 10% of all food sales and 15% of all Steeplejack beer sales (including canned beer to go) starting at 3pm through close (10pm) on October 26th.  Includes all dine in and take out.

Spookarama Needs YOU!

We need a robust volunteer corps to bring back this beloved tradition. Parents, grandparents and family friends can all volunteer, as long as they complete background checks through the PPS volunteer system.  Sign up here or reach out to today!

Spookarama includes carnival games, entertainment, prizes, an amazing haunted house... and more! Win a cake from Musical Scares, conquer a game at the carnival, and show off your costumes - your kids won’t want to miss it.

We’ll have The Blind Onion pizza for sale along with canned soft drinks. Salads, snacks, and treats will also be available for purchase.

This night of festive family fun is free to enter this year.  For general questions, reach out to

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