About Our PTA

The Beverly Cleary School Parent Teacher Association is a non profit, volunteer organization made up of parents, teachers, administrators and community members. Our PTA strives to provide a sense of extended community and to support the school, teachers, parents and each individual child. The BCS PTA sponsors classroom projects and community events during the year and has many year-long projects including the PTA Reading Challenge, racial affinity groups, Oregon Battle of the Books, Teacher Appreciation Week, Principal Coffee Talks, a school-wide family directory and this website. The BCS PTA also provides volunteer support for room parents, garden support and special events.

The BCS PTA funds its programs through various school-based activities. This year, due to COVID-19, we have cancelled Spookarama and postponed our Fun Run. Our main fundraisers include year-long merchant programs. Periodically, we may have other fundraising events for specific purposes.

We hope that every parent with children at BCS will join our PTA. Each child benefits from the programs and services of our organization. It is through your memberships, volunteer hours, and overall participation in your student’s education that we achieve success together.

Our Mission

Create a community for BCS students, their families, faculty and staff that is inclusive and that provides opportunity, access and educational support.


  1. Engage BCS families to encourage sense of community, mutual understanding and cohesion
  2. Encourage parent volunteerism and promote family participation in BCS activities and school life
  3. Fundraise to support teachers, staff and community
  4. Improve our school’s safety for students, teachers and staff

How to Join

Membership is $25 per person and is open to all members of the community. PTA membership needs to be renewed annually.

For more information and to sign up online, click here.

Executive Board

The executive board is comprised of Co-Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Chair, Volunteer Chair, Technology Chair and Member(s) at Large.  


Co-Presidents – Karlyn Clark & Jennifer O'Leary
Secretary - Bridget Schum
Treasurer - Marie Westom
Technology Chair – Sharon Colombo
Volunteer Chair - Ned Damon
Membership Chair - Amanda Bivona

Members at Large

Andrea Alejandrino
Ray Bivona
Brenda Frink
Edmond Ley
Joelle Lyons
Sue Malin
Korwren Peterson
Janwyn Toy
Avery Waxman 

2022-2023 Nominating Committee

Avery Waxman
Andrea Alejandrino
Amanda Bivona

Board Meetings 2021-2022

These meetings are for board members only. General Membership Meetings can be found on the PTA calendar.

Tuesday, August 24th at 7pm
Tuesday, October 12th at 7pm
Tuesday, November 9th at 7pm
Tuesday, December 14th at 7pm
Tuesday, January 11th at 7pm
Tuesday, February 15th at 7pm
Tuesday, March 8th at 7pm
Tuesday, April 12th at 7pm
Tuesday, May 10th at 7pm
Tuesday, June 7th at 7pm

Standing Rules

View Standing Rules  

General Meeting Minutes