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Beach Garden Move Needs Your Help

Please mark your calendars for this Sunday – in lieu of a Grounds and Garden clean up day this spring, we need to take apart the planters and the entire garden in preparation for the move to Emeryville. Some of the planters will go with us, and the rest will be put into storage by the movers. The more help the faster it will go. Please come at 10AM, and bring any of the following tools:

  • shovels
  • socket set
  • cordless drill
  • pickup truck
  • ibuprofen

Thanks and we’ll see you Sunday at the garden at 10:00. Please let me know if you have any questions.


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June 11 Dads Club Softball Tournament

Annual tri-school softball tournament

June 11, 9:30-3:30 pm at Coaches Field

Contact Len Gilbert at for more information

Players needed. Contact Len Gilbert if you’re interested. It’s a Round-robin so Beach will play twice, once against Havens and once against Wildwood. It’s pay-to-play: approximately $40 per man. All proceeds go to support the tri-schools.

We need fans! Come support the Beach Dad sluggers as they return to dominance. This is a fun event and there will be some activities for kids.

Winter Jazz Night, Saturday January 29

December 2, 2010 Leave a comment


••••    Dads – please sign up to work a shift – click here ••••

Saturday, January 29th – 7:00-11:00 pm, Veterans Hall, Piedmont

Childcare available, Contact Sarah at Schoolmates directly for more information

Music by Mingus Amungus and the Jaz Katz. Food provided by Butterfly Restauarant.  Beer, Wine, and Cocktails available at the event for $5. If you have not previously attended, DO NOT MISS THIS GALA EVENT! CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS (Early Bird Discount if you purchase by January 15)

All proceeds from your ticket purchases go directly to support math, computer, and art programs, science enrichment, and classroom aids. Donating to Piedmont Schools has never been so much fun!

Beach Dads Club Pancake Breakfast, Sunday 9/19

September 7, 2010 Leave a comment

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Sunday, September 19th – 9:00-12:00 at Beach School Playground

Come for pancakes, stay for lunch – hot dogs served until 1:00

In conjunction with PAINTS Chalk for Peace

Donations to support the Pancake Breakfast were kindly provided by Peet’s Coffee & Tea on Piedmont Ave., Village Market, Piedmont Grocery, and Safeway.  All proceeds will be donated to BPO to benefit Beach Elementary School.

Beach Dads Club pancake breakfast – 9/20

September 4, 2009 Leave a comment

BDC_Logo_web_4x4Sunday September 20th – 9:00-12:00

Come for pancakes, stay for lunch – hot dogs served until 1:00

PAINTS Chalk for Peace will be held alongside the pancakes on Beach playground.

••••    Dads – please sign up to work a shift – click here ••••

Measure E Interim Housing Issue – Sunday 11/30/2008 4:00-6:00pm

November 22, 2008 Leave a comment

The Measure E Interim Housing Issue in Piedmont

There will be a special Beach Parent Organization meeting on Sunday 11/30 from 4-6 in the auditorium to discuss the potential placement of portables on the Beach field for the next three years. The goal of this meeting is to discuss the issue, share a list of BPO questions/issues/concerns about the proposal, seek input from the Beach community, and prepare for the 12/1 Board of Education meeting where this proposal will be discussed.  We invite all interested parties to come and discuss this with us.

Background:  As many of you know, the Measure E Bond program was passed March 7th 2006 so that the PUSD can build and retrofit school facility buildings throughout the school district. Planned construction/retrofit for the schools goes as follows: Piedmont High School and Havens during school year 2009~2010, Wildwood during school year 2010~2011 and Beach during school year 2011~2012. Schools are being done in the order of most need. While this construction is taking place, it will be necessary to relocate the students and facilities into portables.

On Tuesday November 18th the school board met to review an expanded list of possible sites for this relocation. The sites currently being considered are: Witter Baseball Field, Beach Grassy Field and tennis courts, Coaches Field, Hampton Field and Blair Park. There are advantages and disadvantage to all of these sites and picking the correct site will require trade-offs. The school district would like to have a site big enough to hold all the staff and classes of that school to keep the students and staff together and so that parents would not have to commute all over town picking up and dropping off. But with a town as small as Piedmont, there are few sites that can accommodate this. Of these options, the two most viable that seemed to percolate to the top were Beach Grassy Field and Witter Baseball Field.

The plan to put the portable buildings on Witter baseball field was met with great resistance by the Baseball Foundation and the Boosters Clubs because of its impact on the Piedmont sports program. While there were also other community groups present at the meeting voicing their opinions, these two groups came to the workshop very well organized. They are largely pushing for the buildings to be located at the Grassy Field.

For more background, we encourage you to watch the meeting proceedings.  The 11/18 meeting can be viewed on the KCOM video archive at

Since we at Beach just heard about this meeting the day of the meeting we feel we need to organize our concerns, questions and issues. We feel that this proposal would have significant consequences because to put all structures at the Grassy Field and the tennis courts would impact Beach school because of its use of the field through PE, Schoolmates and supervised recess for the older kids during the course of the day. It is also widely used by Piedmont Baseball Softball Foundation, Piedmont Soccer Club, La Crosse and flag football and is considered an emergency meeting point in times of disaster.

While there will be traffic, noise, congestion, inconvenience, safety issues, etc. no matter which site is chosen, we feel that it would be beneficial for the Beach community to come together  before the next Board of Education meeting, scheduled for Monday December 1st at 7:30.  Once we get organized, we can hopefully present our concerns to the Board so they can be heard and addressed.  We hope you join us on Sunday.

If you wish to email the Board of Education on this use as this allows tallying and tracking of emails. All emails sent to this email address will be forwarded to every member of board, district, and steering committee members.