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

Community Meeting

Dear Beach School community,

We apologize for the confusion. Originally we were trying to have the community meeting at Beach School. We were informed that Beach will be getting a seismic retrofit and therefore not available. The meeting still will take place on TUESDAY, June 24th, 2014. We will be meeting in the Auditorium at Ockley Green School. The address is 6031 N. Montana. The meeting will start at 6:30-8:00 p.m. Look forward to see you and to hear about what you will be looking for in the new principal at Beach School

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me.

Antonio Lopez

Estimada Comunidad de la Escuela Beach

Pedimos sus disculpas por la confusion. Originalmente estabamos tratando de tener la junta comunitaria en la escuela Beach. Fuimos informados de que la escuela no estara disponible debido a que habra construccion. La junta comunitaria sera el martes, 24 de junio del 2014 y sera en el auditorio de la escuela Ockley Green. La cual esta localizada en el 6031 N. Montana. La junta comenzara a las 6:30-8:00p.m. Esperamos contar con su asistencia y escuchar que cualidades desea en el nuevo director/a.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, puede llamarme or por correo electronico

A su servicio,
Antonio Lopez

What's New

Beach School Advisory Council

Beach School Advisory Council is a parent team focused on enhancing the communication and collaboration between the parent community and school by looking at issues that might impact our school. If you have a concern we encourage you to come speak directly with Interim Assistant Principal, Rob Stewart, or Principal, Rebecca Torres, however we have also developed, alongside with parents, the Beach School Advisory Council as a place where some concerns could be brought. This group would look at issues and develop recommendations for the school. You can submit items to the committee through the form below or paper forms are also available in the office. Committee members are Val Pearce (president@beachpta.org), Dawn Stanfield (dawn.stanfield@pcc.edu), Mauricio Somilleda (msomilleda1023@yahoo.com), Bryn Dearborn (dearborns@gmail.com), Cliff Pfenning, Maribel Gomez, David Heslam, Rob Stewart and Rebecca Torres.

Beach School Advisory Council Feedback Form:

To complete the form in English, click here. To complete the form in Spanish, click here.

April is Oaks testing month!

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, lkellar@pps.net.

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 April 8 & 22, 2014
  • Tuesday May 13 & 27, 2014



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'.

Public Service Announcement filmed at Beach

Univision joins PPS in promoting early literacy

The local affiliate of Univision, the Spanish language media company, is partnering with PPS in support of the school district's goal that 100 percent of current kindergarteners are reading well by the end of third grade.

PPS Lee con tus hijos
Featured in PPS Pulse

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

Walk + Bike to School Day was a success! Click here to see picture!

We hope you continue to walk or bike to school all year long! To learn more about Walk+Bike to School click here or email our Beach School Bike Fairy Beth

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

Student Work

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:

Click on the below link to hear the latest Beach School student podcasts with Mr. Oleson:



Beach Calendar

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PPS News

Portland School Board takes a stand on new test

July 23, 2014
The Portland School Board voted 7 to 0 July 22 on a resolution that calls upon state and federal education officials to delay the use of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment in teacher evaluation, provide the necessary funding to effectively implement the test and not use the test for punitive labeling of teachers, students or schools.

PPS leaders join 60 districts in pledging to improve achievement of young men of color

July 21, 2014

Sixty big-city public school districts from across the country,  including Portland Public Schools, released a pledge to improve the academic and social outcomes of boys and young men of color the Council of the Great City Schools announced today at a White House event with President Obama.


Additional leadership news announced

July 16, 2014

Superintendent Carole Smith announced to the PPS staff on July 7 additional pieces of the school district's education leadership reorganization to best serve students and schools. 


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