Held annually just before Halloween, Spookarama is a school-wide carnival open to all. Each class in the school designs and staffs an attraction, with students and other community members competing for prizes. All proceeds from this event help cover the current year's operational expenses and teachers’ grants, so please invite your friends, family, and neighbors to join in the fun! 


Spookarama 2019 details:


This year's Spookarama will be held at the BCS Fernwood Campus on Friday Oct 25th from 5:30-8pm

  • Grades K-2 start at 5:30pm (older siblings welcome) 
  • Grades 3-8 start at 6pm.

Wristbands are available now on School Pay! Pick up wristbands purchased online at the will call table (Fernwood front entrance), starting at 5:20pm the night of Spookarama.


Wristbands will cover games, haunted house, activities and entertainment. Wristbands will be sold at both campuses prior to the event and can be purchased at the Fernwood main door on the evening of Oct. 25th. Payment options include cash, credit card or checks made out to BCS PTA.

Food for purchase includes pizza and salad from Blind Onion Pizza and drinks from Portland Beverage Company. Please note: Spookarama is going greener and we need your help! Please bring your family’s water bottles and of course drinking fountains are available.


The BCS PTA is committed to providing every student the opportunity to attend. If you and/or your student need any financial assistance, please let your teacher or counselor  know what you need and we will subsidize your wristbands.


Spookarama Q&A:


Q: Where does this event happen?

A: The entire event is at the Fernwood campus. Please use the front entrance on NE 33rd. Maps and signage will be throughout the building but most activities are in the gyms and cafetorium. The Haunted House will be in the basement area, and several activities will be held in classrooms on the first floor. 


 Q: What activities will be there?

A: We will have games, a Magician and quieter activities in a few classrooms. More to be shared closer to the event.


Q: Can we come in costume?

A: Yes! Wear your costumes, but please take all masks off. Help us avoid hurting bodies or feelings by leaving weapons and other accessories at home (toys or real – guns, swords, knives, etc.). Be creative and culturally sensitive! Please avoid any costumes that may be considered offensive and avoid cultural appropriation. This can be a complex question, click here to read an expert's take on this topic.


Q: Is the Haunted House appropriate for all ages?

A: We will have gentler Haunted House experiences at 5:30pm for younger kiddos (K-2).

To make this enjoyable for all, please ask bigger kids who want the full spooky experience to wait for the later time (6-8pm).


Q: Is the Haunted House accessible to wheelchairs?

A: Yes, a volunteer will help you and your family get downstairs via the elevator.


Q: Are non Beverly Cleary School families allowed at this event?

A: Yes! Everyone needs a wristband to get in. Wristbands are $8 each.


Q: How will the PTA use the funds raised from this event?

A: All funds raised from Spookarama will be put toward this year’s operational expenses and teacher grants.


Q: Do you need volunteers?

A: Yes! This event is only possible with volunteers.  Adult volunteers, please signup here: Spookarama Parent Volunteer Sign Up.  Middle School volunteers, please sign up here.


If you have further questions, please contact JoLynn Holton (forestfishrider@comcast.net) or Regan Preston (reganpreston@gmail.com).

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