Newsletter 11/08/22

11/7/2022 12:41 pm

Hello Beverly Cleary families,

Hope to see you this Wednesday at Danwei Canting for our next restaurant fundraiser. Read on for more news you can use.

Karlyn Clark 
Jennifer O’Leary 
BCS PTA Co-Chairs

upcoming eVENTS 

Danwei Canting Fundraiser
Wednesday, November 9,  11:30am-9:30PM
803 SE Stark Street

After School Garden Work Party
Thursday, November 10, 3:15-5:15pm 
BCS Garden

Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day
Monday, November 14

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This Wednesday: Dine at Danwei Canting to benefit BCS

Enjoy Chinese dumplings, noodles and street-inspired fare along with cocktails in an industrial dig at Danwei Canting. 20% of proceeds to BCS for all in store dining and take out (online orders/delivery apps do not apply). For BCS to receive the donation for your order, you must inform the cashier at the time of placing the order.

Join us after school for a Garden Work Party!
Thursday, November 10th, 3:15-5:15pm.  Sign up here.

Rain or shine, we plan to dig in the dirt. Please wear appropriate shoes.  We'll have some snacks to keep the after-school munchies at bay, shelter to keep things dry if it rains, and a little music to keep it fun! We love for little hands to help, but also need adult hands for some of the heavier lifting.

Interested in volunteering during your child's garden class?
Grow Portland welcomes volunteers to help out during monthly class times (1-2 volunteers per class). Typically classes are held on Thursdays. Check out how to sign up here.

Celebrate Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day on 11/14

Ruby Bridges was the first African American student to integrate a New Orleans school in 1960.  Enduring daily harassment, slurs, and threats, she walked to school each day while being escorted by federal marshals. Ruby was also the only student in her class (other parents refused to have their children taught with her) and she was taught by 1 teacher, Barbara Henry (the only teacher in the school that would teach her). Learn more here.
In 2018, 5th graders at a school in California began a 3-year advocacy and civic action effort to successfully make Ruby Bridges Day an official day.

Take action!
1. Learn about Ruby before November 14th at home or at school. Here's a book and a podcast.  
2. Walk (if possible) to school on November 14th and reflect on Ruby’s sacrifice and her walk.
3. Sign-up to be a greeter on November 14th. Post up at school and hand out Ruby Bridges bookmarks and stickers, and wish students Happy Ruby Bridges Day.

Seeking Volunteers for Staff Appreciation during Conferences 

Please email if you can help us plan for meals and snacks for staff on conference days 11/21 and 11/22.

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