Beach School

Neighborhood School and
Dual Immersion (Spanish/English) School

1710 N Humboldt StPortland, OR 97217Ph 503-916-6236Fx 503-916-2315

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  • I matter to Beach, Beach Matters to me!
    ¡A mi me Importa la Escuela Beach y Yo le importo a la Escuela Beach! 

Beach School Directory

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    Additionally, don't forget to download our free app by searching for "Membership Toolkit" to make directory access even more convenient. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to reach out to us at beachcommunityunion@gmail.com.

School Newsletter

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Principals Message

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    As we head into a new month and evolving seasons, I find myself reflective of what has been accomplished by our team already this year and focused on the momentum that is building as we learn about and connect with our students over time.

    This past month I have personally learned a lot, and know there is much more to learn. From my earliest conversations to today, I am hearing many shared goals and hopes for how school will support each of our students in being affirmed, confident, prepared, and finding joy in learning. A clear sentiment has also emerged about feeling the loss of celebration and tradition after multiple years navigating important safety measures and pauses on how we come together.

    As a school, we are committed and energized by the ability to rebuild and re-imagine our school experiences and opportunities that bring us together, in community. We are actively working to design school specific events as a staff and through partnership with other organizations, such as the BCU. Our actions will be guided by the commitment to inclusivity and being mindful of how our decisions contribute to a sense of belonging and learning.

    I am hopeful and confident that what we will create will expand and honor the spirit of our shared goals for each of our students. No matter the day of the year, this is what we are always seeking to accomplish.

    We look forward to sharing more and appreciating the contributions of ideas for what brings us together!

     

    - Kelli

Garden Journal

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  • Friends of Beach Gardens: Save the Date Sunday 11/6 & Other News

    Hello Friends of Beach Gardens,

    Next work party  
    Sunday 11/6, tentatively 8am - noon
    Let's hope for rain by then to soften the grounds for easier weeding. And maybe even some planting! 
     
    Gardening with students 
    Rhiannon Leonard is our Beach Garden Coordinator, bringing gardening education and experiences into the classroom and teaching the SUN gardening program. If you've been paying attention, she's hugely transformed the vegetable garden in the last six weeks. If not ;) a photo of the dense jungle it was in August is attached as reminder. More updates here: https://www.smore.com/wbg60 
    Rhiannon continues to do prep work in the gardens Wednesdays 1pm-3pm. Pop by any week to join in. Because this is during school hours, you will need to have completed the PPS Volunteer Background Check and should check in with the office before heading to the gardens.
     
    Project wishlist
    I'm inviting you to contribute to this project wishlist. What do you see as short- and long-term projects to have in mind? What perspective can you offer any projects listed already? 
    As a parent, neighbor, teacher, etc, what do you see as the biggest priorities? What would best support students and staff? Would you like to lead any of these efforts? 
    Surely many of these projects will be more than we can take on entirely as a scrappy group of volunteers, but we can use this list to come together on priorities and see what resources we can drum up over time to make our vision(s) happen. 
     
    Adopt a bed, adopt a tree
    Would you have interest in adopting a small area of the garden/grounds, that is, checking in on maintenance on a semi-regular basis? For example, watering new plantings in front of the Beach sign while we wait for rain, pruning suckers from trees, keeping tabs on the tree-of-heaven menace that keeps popping its head up around the blacktop, and more. If so, send me a note and your area of interest!
     
    Add'l shout outs
    Thank you to Jude Hawley for the donations of the plants in front of the Beach sign and her continuing care of them (where's the rain!?!). 
    And thank you to Autumn Davidson for lending tree watering bags to some drought-suffering young trees!
     
    Best,
    Ali Lucas
     
  • Garden Journal Sept/Oct

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District News

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  • A Recipe for Fun: Harvest of the Month at Hosford

    When students from Cleveland High School’s Advanced Commercial Foods and Baking class visited Hosford Middle School last month to try out a new recipe they called Baked Pears Goat Cheese Sunflower Seed Delight, the results of an informal sticker poll were very much on the positive side: 26 kids liked it and 30 loved it. Twenty-two were on the fence.

    Sixth grader Isaac Huynh was in the latter category. “I’ve had goat cheese before, but this goat cheese tastes different,” he said. “I think the whole thing might have been better with whipped cream.”

  • Cleveland IB Students Shine in Annual Showcase

    Ever wondered if dogs might be able to sniff out cancer? Or how Magic the Gathering is connected to the Satanic Panic of the 1980s? Or if your running watch might be gaslighting you?

    Seniors in the Cleveland High School International Baccalaureate (IB) program answered these questions – and many more – at the 15th annual Extended Essay Senior Showcase on February 21. The showcase gives IB students the opportunity to present the results of two years’ worth of research into academic topics of their choosing. The topics begin as inquiry questions, which students then investigate and eventually answer in the form of a 4000-word essay.

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  • How Do You Measure a Year: The Annual District Calendar

    At first glance, the annual Portland Public Schools district calendar might seem to fulfill one crucial function: to alert students, staff, and families to the days when school is in session and when it is not. 

    If that were the case, crafting the calendar would be the work of days, if not hours. In fact, the calendar is a multipurpose living document that involves meticulous planning and careful forethought to ensure the best possible outcomes for students and staff. It also reflects the needs and observances of the many diverse communities the district serves. 

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  • Compacted Math Changes Coming in 2024-25

    Ethan Kramer, Beaumont Middle School’s assistant principal, sees middle school math as so much more than 2x + 3y = 5. 

    “It’s helping to build the logic center – the prefrontal cortex – in analysis and processing,” he said. Given this, Kramer and others believe that middle grades instruction must lay a strong foundation to support more challenging math concepts in the future – first high school, then beyond.

    But what are the components of that foundation? And how is it best established?

    The district’s middle grades core academics team and its grades 6-8 math committee have spent the last year weighing these questions in tandem with educators and community stakeholders. Their goal: a comprehensive math curriculum that challenges students without rushing or skipping over key concepts.

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