Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Beach School bobcat logoBeach School

Neighborhood School and
Dual Immersion (Spanish/English) School

1710 N. Humboldt St. | Portland, OR 97217
Phone: (503) 916-6236 | Fax: (503) 916-2315

Important Dates and Times for 2014-15


10th - 11th     No School

12th   Picture retakes

          PTA Meeting @ 6:30pm

18th   Pottery painting night

27th - 28th  Happy Thanksgiving - No School

Daily Time Schedule:

Students may enter the building at 8:30 am
Classes for grades K-8 start at 8:45 am
Dismissal for all grades is 3:00 p.m

Beach Kindergarten Connect Meetings

Wednesdays      6:00 – 7:00 p.m.                Feb 11, 18, 25

Monday               4:00-5:00 p.m.                   March 9

Meetings will be held in the school auditorium and child care will be provided in the school gym.

School Tours will be available from 9:00-9:45 Friday mornings on the following dates:  Feb. 13, 20 and 27

Important Reminders

Beach School now has their Safety Patrol up and running and we have reinstituted the closures of Humboldt, between Denver & Concord and on Concord between Humboldt & Wygant.  This closure is from 8:15 to 8:50 in the morning and from 2:50 to 3:15 in the afternoon.       

Attention Middle School Athletes and Parents!!

Interested in Winter Sports offered through the PIL/PPS sports program? It is time to act! 

The sports being offered this winter are Wrestling and Girls Basketball.

To participate please contact the coordinators as soon as possible to get information. 

If you plan on enrolling in Roosevelt High School, contact:

John Taylor (Wrestling)—503-916-9412 or jtaylor1@pps.net

Sheila Watson (Girls Basketball)-- 503-784-2032 sheilawatson@yahoo.com 

If you plan on enrolling at Jefferson High School, contact

Michelle Brazile (both sports)—503-285-0916 michellebrazile@yahoo.com

Practices begin very soon, so don’t delay!

¡Atención Atletas de la escuela media y Padres!!

¿Interesado en los deportes de invierno ofrecidos a través del programa de deportes PIL/PPS? 

¡Es hora de actuar! Los deportes que se ofrecen este invierno son lucha y baloncesto para las 


Para participar, por favor póngase en contacto con los coordinadores tan pronto como sea 

posible para obtener información. Si usted planea inscribirse en Roosevelt High School, 

póngase contacto con:

John Taylor Lucha-(Wrestling)—503-916-9412 or jtaylor1@pps.net

Sheila Watson (Baloncesto niñas)-- 503-784-2032 sheilawatson@yahoo.com 

Si usted planea inscribirse en la escuela secundaria Jefferson, póngase en contacto con

Michelle Brazile (ambos deportes)—503-285-0916 michellebrazile@yahoo.com

Las prácticas comienzan muy pronto, así que no se demore! 



The PPS School Improvement Bond work was completed in a number of areas throughout the main building, annex and portables this summer. This included seismic strengthening and improved accessibility to bathrooms and the entrance to our portables. In addition, we are excited to announce that two science labs have been built. The Installation of an elevator is still under construction. This will continue for several more months and we are working closely with contractors and district staff to develop plans, so that there will be minimal impact on instruction and access to the building. Ongoing updates will be posted here and noted in our school newsletter.


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Last February we threw a futsal (indoor soccer) tournament and clinics that over 150 of our students attended. Based on your feedback (thanks!), we bring you the following DECEMBER Drop-In Futsal event at Chief Joseph Elementary.


WHAT: Soccer 4 Schools December drop-in futsal sessions.
WHEN: Dec 1st-12th, after school from 3:30-6pm
WHERE: All games will be played in the Chief Joseph campus gym
WEAR: Sneakers and shin guards a must. No cleats!
WHY: Support the Beach School and CJOG Foundations

With drop-in games, you get to choose which days and the number of games your child plays. For organizational purposes, we are requiring pre-payment.

When you bring your child to play, we will check off his/her name from our payment register and your child will be given a pinney. Game on! It's that simple. Games will have refs to help manage. No coaches necessary, but if you'd like to help out, I'm sure the kids would appreciate it.

Univ of Portland players will be back to offer FREE CLINICS that have been broken up by age groups. You'll see that there are two PARENT MATCHES again! Wooohooo!

As always, 100% of the proceeds go to funding staff salaries at Beach School and Chief Joseph/Ockley Green School through our foundations.

Use this link to register: http://goo.gl/forms/EB83NNIq0Z

Email us: soccer4schools@gmail.com.




We are always in need of school volunteers. To become a volunteer you must fill out a background check application. All Background check applications are done online. Please follow the link below to the application.

Go to: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/security-services/1106.htm, then click on the 'Click here for Volunteer Background Check'.

Heatlhy Kids

Your child or student can have health coverage!

Healthy Kids is Oregon’s newly expanded no-cost and low-cost health coverage program for uninsured kids and teens up to 19 years of age.  Healthy Kids is comprehensive coverage offering medical, dental, vision, prescription, and behavioral health coverage. No family makes too much money for Healthy Kids. Parent’s income will determine whether a child is eligible for the no-cost or low-cost coverage option.

Your child or student can be a Healthy Kid!

Make the call or apply online today for Oregon Healthy Kids!

www.OregonHealthyKids.gov or call 1-877-314-5678

Beach Calendar

PPS News

Wilson brings college, career info to families

November 22, 2014

Wilson High School Career Coordinator Kate Morgan and partners held a College and Career Fair at Stephens Creek Crossing, the new low-income housing development in Southwest Portland, bringing valuable information about college readiness and admission directly to families.  


Holiday shopping at school bazaars

November 22, 2014

Be sure to check out the craft bazaars in many Portland Public Schools as part of your holiday shopping this year.  


Huge book donation contributes to 2014 Children's Book Harvest

November 20, 2014
More than 2,000 students at five PPS schools received some 17,000 books from last year's first annual Children's Book Harvest. Assistant Superintendent Melissa Goff today announced that Discover Books donated 5,000 books to the Second Annual Children's Book Harvest and will donate another 5,000 after the campaign reaches 25,000. The 2014 Children's Book Harvest, a key strategy in PPS' Read Together Third Grade Reading Initiative, is underway now through Nov. 26.


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