Kindergarten Connect Meetings!
Two Kinder Connect Meetings remain. The first is a Spanish only meeting on March 7th and the second meeting on March 12th is in English. Both meetings are from 6-7pm in the Beach Auditorium. Come and learn all about our Dual Immersion and English only kindergarten programs. These meeting are mandatory for those wishing to enter the Dual Language Program. You will have the opportunity to meet some of our staff and get all of your questions answered. Also, registration packets will be available at the meetings however you can also complete the applications online.
Lottery for the Dual Language Program closes on March 7 - make sure you apply before it closes!
*Please note that even though the lottery closes on March 7th, you can still attend the March 7th (Spanish only) or 12th meeting just be sure to complete your lottery application online by March 7th. You do not have to attend a meeting prior to the lottery.
April is Oaks testing month!
Beach School Advisory Council Feedback Form
Oregon Battle of the Books
This is new to Beach and we are looking for volunteers to chair and assist with this wonderful reading incentive program that encourages students to read a wide range of genres and authors in the spirit of teamwork and camaraderie. Please contact Laurie Kellar for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you live in Portland? Do you or your kids need clothing?
If so, come to the Roosevelt High School 6941 N. Central | Portland, OR 97203 Community Clothes Closet from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
Families can shop and select up to two bags of clothes. Following dates are:
- Tuesday March 11, 2014
- Tuesday April 8 & 22, 2014
- Tuesday May 13 & 27, 2014
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'.
New online parent tool
New online parent tool
Starting in the 2013-14 school year, PPS families will have access to student progress information in a new online tool called Synergy ParentVUE. ParentVUE will be available in multiple languages and also as a free mobile app.
Families will receive log-in instructions to Synergy ParentVUE and links to online support materials in Fall 2013. For more information, please visit http://synergyspotlight.pps.net
Public Service Announcement filmed at Beach
Univision joins PPS in promoting early literacy
Univision created and is now airing a public service announcement talking about the importance of reading daily with children and using the school or local library as a resource.
Superintendent put what she called "a stake in the ground" this year to focus schools and the community on early literacy and the goal that all current kindergarteners are reading well by the end of third grade.
"Early literacy is a powerful predictor of future success in school and life," said Superintendent Carole Smith. "We thank Univision for helping to share this important message with families."
Walk + Bike To School
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
Click on the below link to see all of the fantastic work and fun that went into the first trimester middle school electives!
Fall Electives Movie - Dance, Drawing, Graphic Design, Fitness/Nutrition, Study Buddy, Teacher Aide, Library Aide
Click here to read fabulous partner poetry from some of Ms. Macdonald's 3rd/4th grade students. Take a look at page 5 in the latest addition of the Overlook Views Newspaper.
Click here to read Sensory Poems written by some of our 6th grade students about their wonderful experience at Outdoor School.
Click below to see what some of our middle school math students are up to:
- Student Sample 1
- Student Sample 2
- Student Sample 3
- Student Sample 4
- Student Sample 5
- Student Sample 6
- Student Sample 7
Click on the below link to hear the latest Beach School student podcasts with Mr. Oleson:
Beach School dedicates bench in honor of former School Board Member Martin Gonzalez
September 26, 2013
Flanked by his children and grandchildren, Gonzalez returned to the school where his work in Portland Public Schools began.
"For me, this is where I got my start in Portland Public Schools," Gonzalez said during Thursday evening's dedication of a bench that honors his years of service to Portland's students. Three of his children attended the North Portland school and his granddaughter is enrolled there now as a second-grader. 'My first official position was on the Beach School Site Council," he said. Beach School Principal Rebecca Torres acknowledged Gonzalez's deep roots in the school community during the ceremony that was part of Beach's Back-to-School Night. "You are a strong Latino, and a strong leader and role model, and we are honored that our school was chosen as the site for this bench," she said. Gonzalez, a former board co-chair and longtime education activist, represented Zone 4.