January 2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Feliz Año Nuevo!

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Important Dates to Remember

  • No School Jan 16 (MLK Day)
  • No School Jan 27th (Teacher Prof Development)
Beach Families,

The start of new year often brings about a heightened sense of reflection and a renewed focus on goals and hopes moving forward. As a school our goals and priorities remain deeply rooted in the success of each student- academically as well as their social emotional well being. As we head into January our classrooms will continue the important work of assessing the strengths and needs of each student with an emphasis on looking at their growth since the start of the year. This same information allows us to determine if we are on track in meeting our long-term goals and guides adjustments in a timely manner.

The week prior to break was filled with school spirt! The excitement from students was palpable. The picture above captures the school community filled with grade level and collective pride. There was no shortage of awe from students as they got to see and feel the possibility of being together. Our youngest learners were quick to offer their observation of "there's so many kids!" We look forward to more opportunities for togetherness in the new year.

Lastly, I want to again thank each of you for the many ways you have and continue to contribute to the success of our students. Below is a picture of our caretaker messages to students during conferences. Months later, this display remains a hot spot for students to pause and take note of your heartfelt encouragement and pride in them. It's a powerful reminder of a much larger community that stands with them every day.

In partnership and gratitude,


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SUN School Winter Term Info

Begins: January 17th

Ends: March 9th

Days/Times: Monday-Thursdays 3:00-5:30pm

You will receive your child’s schedule via email by January 10th.

Registration for winter term is now closed. Based on the volume of applications received, our program is at full capacity and not able to accept applications after the original due date. Reminder- your first choice of sessions is not always guaranteed.

For any questions please email program manager Anise Hames-Jackson (aniseh@selfenhancement.org)

A Message from Beach Community Union (BCU)

Mark your calendars! The Beach Auction will be on Saturday, April 29, 2023. More information to come.

In the meantime, here are ways to help:


· Gift Card Donations: Donate any unused gift cards for the auction. Donations are tax-deductible.

· Gift Certificate Donations: Do you or someone you know own a local business? If so, would you be willing to help us with a donation? All donations are tax-deductible and will be recognized in the event materials.


· Student Art Coordinators: Coordinators will lead a classroom art project to create art for the auction. The time commitment is 6-8 hours between now and April.

· Videographer: Do you or someone you know shoot and edit video? If so, we're looking for someone to help us produce a video for the auction.

· Auction Volunteers: Volunteers will be needed leading up to and during the auction.

Email beachschoolbash@gmail.com to help with any of the above!

Virtual Lost & Found

Did your student lose something that could be at the school? We have a new virtual lost and found! Please look through the slides in the link below and see if anything belongs to your student. Instructions on how to get your item(s) back are on the first slide.

We will update this same link with new items over time.

We will update this slideshow with new Lost and Found items on a regular basis.

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State Assessment Information

As required by the Oregon Department of Education, we are providing you the 30 Day Notice and Opt Out Form. The notice is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian and Somali on the PPS Research, Assessment, and Accountability website.

Statewide testing is part of our balanced assessment system that offers all students, especially historically underserved students, opportunities to demonstrate their progress. Information provided by student assessments is critical in helping us determine district and school priorities for improving student learning.

If you have questions, please contact your school office.

Thank you,

PPS Research, Assessment, and Accountability Department

Margie Suydam, District Test Coordinator, msuydam@pps.net

Week 15: Happy New Year!!!

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