Beach School Broadcast
October 4th, 2019
How can I support teachers this week?
- Cafeteria Help--Check out this great video here.
- Read with 1st & 2nd Graders! - teachers need help working with our beginning readers whether its sounding out letters/words, phonemic awareness, or even math skills, with both small groups or individual students, Contact Megan O'Leary if you can help in Spanish or English
- Classroom Library Book Labeling. Contact Megan O'Leary if you can help
- Check the Lost and Found for your missing items locatedby the cafeteria.
How can I help my Beach School
Community this week?
Beach Room Parent Program
We're thrilled to announce the launch of the Beach Room Parent Program!
We have a number of fantastic parents who have volunteered to be the room parent in each classroom. At its best, room parents:
Improve communications at Beach
Create community among families per grade level
Give teachers the space to focus on our kids
If you have any questions about: what's going on in the classroom (or on upcoming field trips), how you can volunteer your time, how to celebrate your child's birthday in the classroom...go to the room parent first and he/she can help guide you in the right direction.
We are still looking for room parents for Lockett and Piff if you know anyone!
Donate to the school snack and school supply closet.
When snacks are running low, our teachers head to our snack closet. Please consider donating snacks by dropping dairy and nut free snacks to the front office in the purple bin.
Volunteer with the Beach School Garden
The garden team had its first meeting of the school year in the garden. If you're interested in getting involved with the garden program this year, please email: email@example.com or McKenzie (Garden teacher) firstname.lastname@example.org
Get to Know your Community
Our School is lucky to pay for Playworks through funds raised by the PTA with events like the auction. Playworks helps our kids stay active and develop life skills through Play. We have a GREAT new Playworks coach you may have heard your kids talk about and her name is Molly. Stay tuned for more information about why our teachers love Playworks. Here is a message from Molly, our Playworks Coach,
Hello Beach! My name is Molly and I am so excited to be a part of your community this year as the Playworks Coach! In this role I will be at recess every day to ensure that all students have the opportunity for safe, healthy, and inclusive play. Playworks is a national nonprofit that believes in the power of play to bring out the best in every child. This is my second year as a Playworks Coach after graduating from University of Oregon in 2018. For more information, please check out Playworks' site here.
English Classes at Beach
You can find more infohere.
TAG Nomination Window
The TAG nomination window is open now until November 26th. Students who are already identified as TAG do not need to be re-nominated, though you may wish to nominate your student in an additional area if they aren’t identified yet. Students at any grade level can be nominated by parents or teachers to be considered for the Talented and Gifted program. Nomination forms in multiple languages are here: https://www.pps.net/Page/1546 . Please return them to your classroom teacher to fill out the teacher portion.
All second grade students in PPS will be screened for TAG eligibility in the area of Intellectual Giftedness in October using a universal non-verbal test – this will not impact students who already have an Intellectual TAG designation.
Questions? Email Beach TAG Coordinator Ayn Frazee email@example.com
Caring Communities at Beach
Every Thursday from 3pm-5pm in the main hall
Dia de los Muertos
Join us for a night of fun, food, face painting, and incredible Aztec dancers!
International Walk and Roll to School Day!
Thank you to all families that showed up and joined in Walk and Roll to School Day on October 2nd! It was a great success.
Upcoming Fundraising Events
Fundraising events cost money and everyone is invited. Our goal at fundraising events is to raise money for our community.
Some examples of what we spend the money on that we raise at our fundraising events: Chromebooks for our kids, Playworks Coach, donating to Fund For Portland Schools to fund our staff. You can read more about Fund for Portland Schools here.
We raise part of our money for the school through Restaurant Nights. They are a great way to support our community financially because proceeds from attending and buying dinner goes to our school AND you get to hang out with the community.
November 13 Por Que No?
January 22 Tamale Boy
PTA General Meeting Recap
Sept. 4th 2019
September General Meeting Minutes
At our September PTA meeting, we learned about the laws and standards related to Growth and Development. Here is a link to that presentation. Here are the links to the grade specific information our kids will learn this year.
First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth GradeFifth Grade
And, here is a video about Consent we watched together that some of our kids will watch. We will schedule them to come back and talk to our community since we ran out of time.
Next PTA Meeting
We will vote on the 2019-2020 PTA Budget. Ana Marquez, School Climate/Instructional Specialist to talk about the curriculum our teachers are using called Collaborative Problem Solving. It is a restorative practice that allows students the ability to reflect and work together with a trusted adult to understand why they do the unexpected things they do and how to move forward and repair harm authentically. It is a non-punitive way to give students' the opportunity to see negative choices as simply mistakes that they can grow from. As a school, Beach is using CPS along with Restorative Justice practices to change our relationships and behaviors for the better
2019-2020 PTA Board of Directors!
- Kelly Orehovec, President
- Melinda Mechling, Vice President
- Chris Taylor, Treasurer
- Jen Minko, VP Membership
- Christina Brown, Secretary
- Alisa Hayes, Fundraising Chairman
- Nate Query, Equity Liaison
- Margaret Hancock, Communications Coordinator
- Melenie Hammond, Volunteer Coodinator
- Michelle Dubarry, Grants Coordinator
We are still looking for a Newsletter Coordinator. Please reach out to Kelly Orehovec if you can help.