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 partnerships 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

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
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

Board Meetings 

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

August 23, 2022
Sept 20, 2022
October 11, 2022
November 15, 2022
December 6, 2022
January 17, 2023
February 7, 2023
March 21, 2023
April 11, 2023
May 9, 2023
June 6, 2023

Standing Rules

View 2022-2023 Standing Rules  

General Meeting Minutes