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, teacher grants, and community events during the year and has many on-going projects such as 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 classrooms, our garden, and special events.

The BCS PTA program funding is generated through a variety of school-based initiatives.  Our main fundraisers for the 22/23 school year will include year-long merchant programs, restaurant fundraisers, BottleDrop family participation and a very fun FUN RUN!  Periodically, we may have other fundraising events for specific purposes.

We hope that every adult with children at BCS will join our PTA. All children benefit 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

BCS PTA’s mission is to cultivate an inclusive community that provides equitable opportunity, access, and educational support for all students. We are anchored by the national PTA’s mission to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Our key priorities are to:

  1. Create opportunities that build community
  2. Fundraise to support teachers, staff and community
  3. Advocate for school safety, educational equity and improved access to enrichment opportunities

Read about our strategies and evaluation metrics for the 22/23 school year.

Review our code of conduct here.

Our Budget

Our approved 2022-2023 budget is now available for review.  

How to Join

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

Learn more and join 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
Margi Bradway
Ray Bivona
Philip Chadwick
Alice D'Amore
Brenda Frink
Edmond Ley
Joelle Lyons
Sue Malin
Korwren Peterson
Kelsi Roberts
Janwyn Toy
Avery Waxman 

2022-2023 Nominating Committee

Avery Waxman
Andrea Alejandrino
Amanda Bivona

General Meetings 

All adult BCS community members are welcome. 

Sept 8, 2022
October 18, 2022
December 13, 2022
February 21, 2023
March 14th, 2023*
April 18, 2023
May 16, 2023
June 6, 2023

*Special vote meeting

Executive Board Meetings can be found on the PTA calendar.

Standing Rules

View 2022-2023 Standing Rules  

General Meeting Minutes