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 for 2014-15

School office opens: August 27

School begins 1st-8th grades: September 2

School begins Kindergarten: September 5

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

PPS welcomes 400 new teachers

August 21, 2014

Portland Public Schools welcomed hundreds of new teachers Aug. 21 at New Teacher Orientation, where teachers met each other and district leaders and learned about everything from the Portland Association of Teachers to the student information system Synergy. 


School board grants superintendent first merit raise in seven-year tenure

August 04, 2014

The Portland School Board voted Aug. 4 to grant Superintendent Carole Smith the first merit raise of her seven-year tenure. 


Rosa Parks Launches Year-Round School

July 29, 2014
Rosa Parks celebrated its year-round school launch with a parade and a picnic. Rosa Parks students began a new year-round school schedule last Monday, July 21, part of a two-year pilot program to test and evaluate a year-round school schedule. 


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