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



We’re Seeking Your Feedback...


The Beach School Site Council is pleased to reach out to you to ask about your family's experiences at Beach. We are conducting a Family Engagement & Outreach Survey that our Site Council will use to help shape our efforts to improve our school. This survey, tailored to our school, will complement the PPS Successful Schools Survey which was recently completed.


All families are invited to take the survey onlinehttp://goo.gl/forms/MaEUBBTmQI

Estamos Buscando Su Contribución…


El Consejo Escolar de la Escuela Beach se complace en comunicarse con usted para preguntar acerca de las experiencias de su familia en la Escuela Beach. Estamos conduciendo una Participación Familiar y Encuesta que nuestro Consejo utilizará para ayudar a nuestros esfuerzos de mejorar nuestra escuela Beach. Esta encuesta, adaptada a nuestra escuela, complementará la encuesta de PPS Encuesta para Escuelas Exitosas que se completó recientemente.


Se les hace la invitación a todas las familias a participar en la encuesta en internet: http://goo.gl/forms/xlKhc9E0pP
Transfer to a PPS neighborhood school outside the neighborhood in which you live is through a petition request. Access to some focus option grade levels is also done through petition.

What: In a petition, families explain why their child needs to transfer. PPS evaluates all reasons and also takes into consideration whether there is space available at the requested school.

When: Petition requests may be submitted at any time. But for the best chance of placement, PPS encourages families to submit petitions by June for the next school year.

How: Petition forms are available at the District Office (Enrollment & Transfer Dept).

More information about the petitions:

Beach families, please participate:

We're seeking your feedback. English.
Encuesta de la participación familiar en nuestra escuela Beach. Espanol.




8th 6:30pm - 7:30pm PTA Mtg in the library, child care in the gym

9th 8:45am - Noon Spring Picture Day

10th  Teacher Planning Day - No School

11th OBOB State Tournament in Salem

15th  2 Hour Late Opening

17th  Run for the Arts


5th    Cinco de Mayo Celebration

13th  Safety Patrol Day

         6:30pm - 7:30pm PTA Mtg in the library, child care in the gym

11th 7th & 8th Grade field trip to Grant High School to listen to the Steve Sheinkin Author Lecture

18th - 22nd Spring Book Fair


10th    8th Grade Promotion @ 1:00pm

11th    Field Day

   Last Day of 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 pm

Important Reminders


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.



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

Camp exposes students to construction careers

March 26, 2015
Students from seven schools learned about construction careers over Spring Break. Construction careers came alive for 20 PPS students from seven high schools during a two-day Spring Break Build-It Camp led by trades professionals. 


Schools step up so no one goes hungry

March 20, 2015

From Sellwood Middle School to Rieke Elementary, many schools stepped up with food drives this month to support families over spring break and beyond. 


Salt & Straw asks students for flavor ideas

March 20, 2015
Salt & Straw ice cream maker Tyler Malek, who has made ice cream flavors with everything from olive oil to beer, asked Vernon students to help him come up with a new flavor. Popular ice cream makers Salt & Straw, a great local business partner to Portland Public Schools, on Friday launched the third year of a fun fundraiser for Vernon, Chapman and Abernethy schools. 


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