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  • Dear fabulous Beach community,

    It’s hard to believe that just like the snow, January has come and gone. I am happy that staff and students are getting back into the “flow” of school, now that the weather has returned to “normal”. In order to make up for the loss of instructional time, the school board has voted to no longer have Wednesday late starts for the rest of the year and instead, restore those hours as regular instructional days. Also, please make note that June 14th is our projected last day of school for students.

    February is Black history month, an important time to deepen our equity work with our students and for our staff to be intentional about planning activities, readings, and projects that support students to explore history and current events from a racial perspective (which should be every month of the year). Our equity team will also be leading a school-wide Black History project so we can all come together as a community to celebrate this month! As Maya Angelou said, “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

    February is also the month when schools across PPS are given their staff allocation and budgets for the 2017-18 school year. As it stands, the statewide budget environment is facing funding challenges. PPS schools will be impacted by the deficit projections. We will know more specifics in the coming weeks of what this will look like at Beach. I am anticipating difficult decisions will have to be made regarding our program. Please be on the lookout for more information about this in the near future.

    Finally, Interim Superintendent McKean has shared his recommendations with the school board regarding the boundaries of the feeder schools to Ockley Green. In his proposal, Beach will not see any changes for the 2017-18 school year. His final recommendation to the board will be posted on the board’s website on January 31st and will include a timeline for public testimony as well as when the board will arrive at a final decision.

    With gratitude for all that you do,

    Vanessa Martinez, Beach Principal

     


     

    Querida fabulosa comunidad de Beach,

    Es difícil creer que al igual que la nieve, enero ha venido e ido. Estoy contenta de que los maestros y los estudiantes estén regresando a la rutina de la escuela, ahora que el tiempo ha vuelto a ser "normal". Con el fin de compensar la pérdida de tiempo de instrucción, la junta escolar ha votado para no tener mas Inicios tardíos los miércoles para el resto del año y en su lugar, restaurar esas horas como días de instrucción regular. También, anote que el 14 de junio es nuestro último día de escuela para los estudiantes.

    Febrero es el mes de la historia Afro-Americana, un momento importante para profundizar nuestro trabajo de equidad con nuestros estudiantes y para que nuestros maestros sean intencionales acerca de las actividades de planificación, lecturas y proyectos que apoyan a los estudiantes a explorar la historia y los eventos actuales desde una perspectiva racial. (Que debe ser cada mes del año). Nuestro equipo de equidad también estará liderando un proyecto de historia Afroamericana para que en toda la escuela podamos reunirnos como comunidad para celebrar este mes! Como dijo Maya Angelou: "La historia, a pesar de su dolor desgarrador, no puede ser no vivida, pero si se enfrenta con coraje, no es necesario volver a vivir".

    Febrero también es el mes en que las escuelas de todo el distrito escolar reciben su asignación de personal y presupuestos para el año escolar 2017-18. Actualmente, estamos enfrentando un desafiante ambiente de presupuesto estatal y PPS y nuestra escuela se verá afectada por las proyecciones del déficit. Sabremos más en las próximas semanas los detalles de cómo se verá esto en Beach, y estoy anticipando que habrá que tomar decisiones difíciles con respecto a nuestro programa. Esté atento a más información sobre esto en el futuro próximo.

    Por último, el Superintendente Interino McKean ha compartido sus recomendaciones con la junta escolar acerca de los límites de las escuelas que van a Ockley Green. En su propuesta, Beach no verá ningún cambio para el año escolar 2017-18. Su recomendación final será fijada en el sitio web de la junta escolar el 31 de enero e incluirá una línea de tiempo para el testimonio público, así como cuando la junta escolar llegará a una decisión final.

    Con gratitud por todo lo que hacen,


    Vanessa Martinez, Directora de Beach

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  • School Board approves boundary changes for Peninsula and Chief Joseph

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    The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors voted unanimously last night to approve boundary changes to Peninsula and Chief Joseph schools, both feeder schools for Ockley Green Middle School. The 7-0 vote endorses one of two proposals from the District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC), which was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools.
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  • Nine of our schools earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR rating

    At a ceremony on February 10 at Wilson High School in SW Portland, nine PPS schools were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for achieving ENERGY STAR certification. To receive this certification, a building must perform in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency, and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. ENERGY STAR schools use an average of 35% less energy, and also release 35% less carbon dioxide.

    Read the full press release here.

  • From the factory to the toy; Mechanisms for triggering new educational behaviors

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    Giancarlo Mozzanti, prominent Colombian architect will speak:

    Friday February 24, 5:30PM
    At the University of Oregon Portland Center
    70 NW Couch Street
    Admission Free

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  • Enrollment balancing for Peninsula, Chief Joseph and Ockley Green

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    The District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC) was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools. The committee’s most recent work led them to propose two options to help relieve crowding at Chief Joseph and to create more robust enrollment at Peninsula starting in the 2017-18 school year. On January 30, 2017, Interim Superintendent Bob McKean endorsed one of two DBRAC proposals.

    The proposal, which still requires the approval of the Board of Education, may be reviewed at, www.pps.net/dbrac.

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