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

Successful Schools Survey Extended Through March 6

Successful Schools Survey: Thanks to the thousands of parents who have taken the survey! Online at www.oregonskitchentable.org or download PDF, print and return to your school office: EnglishEspañolTiếng ViệtРусский中文 , SoomaaligaRead more. Student and staff surveys now underway. Staff: See PPS Inside banner for links.

Important Dates and Times for 2014-15

Kindergarten Lottery Procedure

Lottery applications are available online and in paper form.  Families must submit applications by March 6th to be considered in the lottery.  Families interested in the Spanish Immersion Program are expected to attend a meeting at each immersion program they apply to in the lottery, so that they can have a full understanding of the program goals, transportation and child care options and other important information.  Here is a link to the Lottery application.



9th     School Choice lottery begins

25th     6:00pm - 7:00pm Kinder Connect Spanish Immersion Meeting - School Auditorium

26th     8:30am - 12:30pm Audiology Screening with MESD

27th     9:00am - 9:45am School tours


2nd       Read Across America Day

3rd - 5th   OBOB Assembly 1- 3pm

6th        K-2 Water Conservation assembly 1-2:30pm (auditorium)

9th        6:00 - 7:00pm Kinder Connect Spanish Immersion Meeting - School Auditorium


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


Dear Beach Community,

As most of you are aware, Beach will be beginning the search for our next Principal soon.  What may not be quite as clear is that Beach is only one of a group of schools that will be searching for new administrators for next year.  To facilitate this district-wide process, there are a number of places where community input will be sought.  Attached is the updated Principal Hiring Process-School Community Involvement AD. This was approved by Superintendent Smith December 17, 2014.  Also attached is the self-nomination form for the PPS Principal Hiring Screening Committee.  The self-nomination form must be received in Human Resources by Jan. 12, 2015 to be considered for the 2015-16 Principal Screening Interview Committee.   Please note, however, that the committee is charged with screening Principal candidates for all vacancies in PPS for next year, NOT just the one here at Beach. 

If you are interested in serving on the Principal Screening Interview Committee, please follow the instructions listed in the attachment.

Thank you,

Mary Patterson

Jeremy Cohen

"Community Feedback Survey for the Principal Vacancy for 2015-16"

https://ppsk12.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2oBgWKA2NzBCC6V – English Survey – expires January 21


https://ppsk12.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d56d1ONLN8nEIzH – Spanish Survey – Expires January 21





Beach Kindergarten Connect Meetings



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

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


The meetings on the 11th and the 25th will focus on the dual language program.  Native Spanish speakers are encouraged to attend.


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.



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

Buckman art show celebrates 25th year

February 27, 2015
The 25th annual Buckman Art Show & Sell is March 7-8, 2015. The beloved Southeast Portland tradition, the Buckman Art Show & Sell, returns March 7-8. 


Hayhurst Craft Fair is March 7

February 27, 2015

Hayhurst Elementary is holding its second annual Craft Fair, a great chance to buy crafts and gifts and support Hayhurst School. 


Schools go Google to support learning

February 27, 2015
Google Apps for Education

PPS joined in the Oregon Google Apps for Education agreement to give all staff and students across the district access to the Google suite of educational tools at the start of this school year and many teachers are jumping in to use the tools with their students.


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