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Welcome to the Beach Community Union!
The Beach School PTA changed its name to Beach Community Union (BCU) to reflect our values and focus. We work to connect, advocate and fundraise for the whole school. It’s a caregiver group that creates community and advances the needs of everyone at Beach. The BCU is committed to making impactful changes with your support, advice, and guidance.
Beach Teacher Strike Support
The Beach Community Union is here to support families and teachers during the strike. If you need or can offer support, or know of community-based resources- please add them to our community care sheet here (and check it out for some great resources!). The district's webpage for strike resources is here and the teachers union has an FAQ for parents here.
Join Beach teachers at the picket line at Beach. This happens every school day the strike continues from 8 am to 10ish- starting in front of Beach then often joining up with other schools. A route will be posted at the table in front of the school if folks have left already.
Are you interested in supporting our teachers during a potential strike but aren’t able to show up in person? Please consider donating to the snacks and coffee fund- organized by Beach parent Kelly Orehovec. Venmo funds to @kelly-orehovec for “beach teachers”.
Any leftover funds will be donated to the BCU Beach Family Fund, which provides emergency assistance to Beach families in need.
BUDGET UPDATE: 2023-2024
On October 10th, during the first BCU Community Meeting of the school year, our members approved the 2023-2024 budget. Thank you! This allows the BCU to begin funding important programs such as SUN and teacher mini-grants.
Questions on the budget or the meeting? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you haven't already this school year, please take a moment to log in or create an account on this site to review the Directory.
Begin by logging in at the top-right of this page. This is also where you will create a new account if you don't already have one (or retrieve your password).
Once you are logged in or signed up, the Directory will appear and you can review or update your entry. If you are unable to log in at this time, don't worry — we will send detailed instructions near the start of the school year.
Keeping an updated Directory is an important service to the community and our educators. Thank you!
Support Beach teachers
The BCU Board sent a letter of teacher support to PPS School Board of Directors regarding the PPS and PAT (teacher’s union) Contract Negotiations.
The BCU’s advocacy co-chairs used this framework to come to a decision on this letter of teacher support. This document provides additional information and context as to how we arrived at our decision.
Beach teachers, we see you, we respect you and we want the very best for you.
Make a donation
Donations support various school events, student and family needs, including (but not limited to): SUN School partnership, programming and after school enrichment program, the Beach Family Fund, teacher mini-grants, and field trips.
Beach bottle drop program
A big huge thank you to everyone taking part in Beach’s Bottle Drop program! To date we’ve raised over $2,00 for our BCU! Those dollars will go right back into our school community, for things like Beach Connects Events and the Beach Family Fund. It's never too late to start collecting your bottle deposits - stop by the office entrance to pick up a blue bag. Just drop it off when it’s full, and we’ll take care of the rest!
Volunteer opportunities are posted to the Support the BCU page, HERE.
We'd love your feedback!
The new BCU crew is excited for this school year. We have plans to build on the success of our 2022-2023 school year, which represented a fresh start for students, teachers, parents, and guardians.
Please share your ideas with us on this form.
Find out more about the BCU and our goals here.
Thank you for your commitment to Beach School!
Rachel Thieme and Thomas King
Beach Community Union (BCU) Co-Chairs
PTA Mobile App Downloads
The Oregon Historic Site Application for Beach School (Oregon Digital)