Principal Highlights

Beach Park Elementary School

Message from Mrs. Snow

Thursday, April 22th, 2021

Happy Earth Day!

I love the quote by Greta Thunberg, "You are never too small to make a difference." All of the staff at Beach Park instill that message to the students- they are capable of making positive change in our school, community and world. If you are looking for resources around Earth Day to discuss at home here are a few:

Thank you everyone for your participation at our Art Fair! I know the students fully enjoyed the projects and creating together as a school community!

Tomorrow you will be receiving communication from Dr. Rosas and the district office. It is very important that you read this commuication about possible changes to our hybrid and Full Time Distance Learning schedules and class lists beginning in May.

Please plan on attending a Family Meeting with me on Monday evening at 6:30 (see Zoom link below) and then receiving communication on Tuesday and Wednesday from myself and the teachers.

We thank you for you continued patience as we work together to ensure your students are safe, healthy and learning. Your children are so kind, empathetic and courageous as they continue their school year. We appreciate your positivity!

Important Dates (see events below for links and details to all events mentioned)

  • Wednesday, April 28th- Teacher Professional Day- Morning Meeting Only 8:30-9am


Mrs. Snow


Family Meeting about May Schedule and SSC and ELAC

Monday, April 26th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

ALL families are strongly encouraged to come to the meeting. We will be discussing the changes to the schedule for May 2021.

It is also our School Site Council and English Language Advisory Committee Meeting.


Creating Social Skills at Different Ages

Click on this website to get more games, activities and ideas to support your child's social skills at different developmental stages:


Social Skills

Young children are social from the start of life. They observe how people interact with them. They pay close attention to facial expressions and tone of voice. And they develop appropriate behavior based on what they see. Choose an age to discover what social skills your child will learn this year.

When I am 5

Five-year-olds increasingly care about forming friendships and being included. They know that friends are kind and helpful to one another, and they may try to apply strategies such as negotiation and compromise to resolve a conflict before seeking adult help.

When I am 6

Six-year-olds enjoy sharing with friends and being a part of the group. They may experience social conflicts as play becomes more sophisticated, but they are also highly motivated to solve these problems because they care about preserving friendships.

When I am 7

Seven-year-olds care about making friends and being included. Children this age often choose to develop games with rules and are likely to treat peers with respect during play. They are also very sensitive to social rejection and may need support as they navigate more complex social challenges.

When I am 8

Eight-year-olds care a lot about friendship and belonging. The idea of a “best friend” or a small group of close friends has increased appeal. They expect their friends to be caring and helpful and they want to respond in kind. They are also very sensitive to social rejection and may need support as they navigate more complex social challenges.

Pondering Parenting - April Newsletter and Parenting Classes Available

Pondering Parenting - April 2021 Newsletter -

Pondering Parenting April 2021 - ENGLISH

Each month our Wellness Team publishes Pondering Parenting containing stories and guidance, based in the 3R’s: Routines, Relationships and Regulation, to help your family navigate the everyday puzzles that arise in supporting your learner(s). Check out the April 2021, “Teaching Children to Self-Soothe” (English | Spanish). Find back issues of Pondering Parenting on the Wellness Newsletters on the District website.

EDGE: Turning Adversity into Advantage

Laura Huang, PhD, Professor, Harvard Business School

Thursday, April 21, 2021, 6:00pm – 7:00pm PDT, Live Event (Webinar)


How can we, as parents, help our children find their ‘edge,’ the unique set of characteristics that will help them turn adversity into advantage?

We are all subject to biases—about race, gender, ability, and more—that can work for us or against us. The good news, Dr. Huang argues, is that we can flip biases and re-frame them to work in our favor.

Dr. Laura Huang is a professor at the Harvard Business School, a former assistant professor at Wharton, and the international bestselling author of EDGE: Turning Adversity into Advantage.

Parents, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.

This presentation is sponsored by Carlmont PTSA, Sequoia Union High School District, Sequoia Healthcare District, Peninsula Health Care District, and The Parent Venture.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at

ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

Presented by SMCOE Tobacco Use Education (TUPE) and Safe and Supportive Schools

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 6:00pm – 8:00pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)


San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) and Safe and Supportive Schools programs present a FREE community screening of ANGST.

ANGST is an IndieFlix Original documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes expert advice from mental health professionals, along with interviews from elementary and high school students who discuss how anxiety has impacted their lives.

Parents, students, educators, counselors, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! ANGST is appropriate for viewers age 10 and older. Spanish film subtitles and simultaneous interpretation for the panel and Q&A will be provided.

This special event is sponsored by San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE), Peninsula Health Care District, and Sequoia Healthcare District, in partnership with The Parent Venture.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at, or Sheléne Peterson at

SMFCSD Reopening Health and Safety Handbook

The San Mateo County Office of Education released an updated edition of its Pandemic Recovery Framework, a tool for helping schools reopen and stay open for in-person learning. The updated framework includes and/or links to recent San Mateo County Health and California Department of Public Health guidance around physical distancing, quarantining, travel, and graduations.



This SMFCSD online Family Resource Page has several resources: technology, curriculum, social-emotional learning, English learning support, special education, and additional enrichment resources

Community Outreach

FREE TUTORING Offered by the San Mateo Public Library

We’re offering free tutoring to students, K-8Th, via one-on-one 30min appointments on closed Zoom sessions. To participate, students/parents need to register for an appointment via this link: or call the library at 650-522-7818, Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm.

During the appointments, the students can ask for any help, from subject based to improving reading skills. We’re also providing support in Spanish language.

If this availability is too limited for your students we also provide free online tutoring via Brainfuse, though a library card is required. Tutors are available in English and Spanish daily from 1-10pm through this service: