Thursday, December 5th is Hearing Screenings for K-1. Dental/Vision Screening for K, 1, 3, 5, & 7.
Late Opening on December 18th. School will begin at 10:45 & 10:50.
Last school day before Winter Break is Friday December 20th. School will recommence on Monday, January 6th.
Fall Children's Book Harvest (click on links below for more information in English & Spanish)
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'.
ParentVue informational page can be found at the link below:
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 on the following dates. Families can shop and select up to two bags of clothes.
Tuesday December 10, 2013
Tuesday January 14 & 28, 2014
February 11 & 25, 2014
Tuesday March 11, 2014
Tuesday April 8 & 22, 2014
Tuesday May 13 & 27, 2014
Clothes Closet is located in the brick building at the corner of Smith and Ida (between the tennis courts and the football field).
**If you have any questions, please call Nike Greene, Family & Community Support Coordinator. 503-916-5260, ex. 71404
Beach School dedicates bench in honor of former School Board Member Martin Gonzalez
"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.
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: