10th Annual Pancake Breakfast

September 2, 2015 Leave a comment


Join the Beach Dads Club on Sunday, September 20, from 9am – 12 noon for the 10th annual Pancake Breakfast at Beach Elementary School, 100 Lake Avenue. Come celebrate the start of the school year and catch up with old friends and new. Enjoy a plate of homemade buttermilk, blueberry, chocolate chip, or oatmeal pancakes, plus sausage, bacon, fruit and Peet’s coffee, all prepared by the Beach Dads Club.

Tickets can be purchased at the event, $8 for adults and $5 for kids and seniors. For those who like to preplan, avoid any thoughts of a line, and want to buy now, click here:

Eventbrite - 10th Annual Beach Dads Club Pancake Breakfast

The Pancake Breakfast will be followed by the Chalk Art for Peace Project sponsored by PAINTS. Kids and adults can purchase chalk and a square on the play yard to decorate and enjoy.

Huge thanks to Mulberry’s Market, Piedmont Grocery, Village Market, Peet’s Coffee (on Piedmont Ave) and the Piedmont Post. If you’re in their stores, let them know how much their contributions are appreciated.

Dads – Please sign up for a task using the online Google Doc: 2015 Pancake Breakfast Sign-Up Sheet

Categories: Fundraiser, Social

Save the Date! April 19: Garden Party + some serious building

March 21, 2015 Leave a comment

As part of a twice annual Beach grounds and garden work day to keep our school in top shape, we have an important date coming up Sunday, April 19, 9am to 1pm. Please join the padres, madres, neighbors, and ninos for a major work day to build enhancements in the lunch area and Howard fence edge. We are re-vegetating slopes with drought tolerant plants and (fire up that skill saw…) building a deck under the shade tree. This work is all in advance of a new shade structure to be built after school lets out in June.

On the building front: We need two or more dads to step up in to help John Gibbs with prep planning, logistics, and ideally, carpentry on the big day. Gibbs is buying the beer. Big shout out to the Davies and Davis gents for work done to date. Thanks to several other parents, BPO, and Principal Corritone for helping to provide permanent shade in the lunch area.

More details to follow.

Categories: News

Battle of the Bands IV – This Friday!

February 22, 2015 Leave a comment



The Fourth Annual Beach Battle of the Bands is this Friday at the New Parish in Oakland.

Seriously one of the best nights out of the year. Low key. High energy. Great music, makes you realize how much amazing musical talent we have in the Beach community. Nice way to hang out with some really fun folks. Raises money for the Beach. Doesn’t get much better.

This year we have a great range of music. Aaron Fisher will open playing a stripped down, energetic acoustic set featuring songs from Fleet Foxes, Bob Dylan, Dan Bern, and The Tallest Man on Earth.

Then the Battle begins…The Puckett Family Project, featuring singer/songwriter Tod Puckett, will turn it up this year with a plugged-in, rocking mix of funk and countrified rock originals to get your boogie started. Next, Kirk Markopoulos and Spacehawk, will play a set of original, eclectic pop/rock music tinged with everything from 60’s rock to 80’s pop, and ending with Tammy’s Camaro, featuring reigning king, Brian Weiss – a 9 piece band, playing pretty much anything they think is fun and danceable from the 70’s up through today.

So, confirm the babysitter. Tickets are $20, and are available at Eventbrite. (In fact, while you’re at it, why don’t you invite some friends, and get a couple of tickets now!).

See you Friday.

Questions, contact Jon Schleuning, Beach Dads Club President jonschleuning@gmail.com

Event Details:
When: Friday, Feb. 27
Time: 7pm — ??
Where: The New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Avenue @ 18th St.

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Battle of the Bands IV

January 28, 2015 Leave a comment

Mark your calendar and book a babysitter! Don’t miss out on a great Beach tradition and one of the best nights out of the year. 

On Friday, Feb 27 three Beach Dads Bands will battle head-to-head-to-head to take the crown of “Baja King of Rock ‘n Roll.” 

This year we have a great range of music from The Puckett Family Project’s country folk acoustic, to Spacehawk’s original, eclectic pop/rock music tinged with everything from 60’s rock to 80’s pop, to the full thunder of Tammy’s Camaro – a 9 piece band, playing pretty much anything they think is cool and danceable from the 70’s up through today. Come flick your lighters and get ready to dance.

Event Details:
When: Friday, Feb. 27
Time: 7pm — ??
Where: The New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Avenue @ 18th St.

Tickets are $20 advance (excluding fees), available through Eventbrite:


For any questions, contact Jon Schleuning, Beach Dads Club President – jonschleuning@gmail.com


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December events – Tech Social (12/5), 2nd Thursday BDC Meeting (12/11)

December 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Hola Padres,

A few quick reminders, as we start into December.

First Friday:

Tech Social at Piedmont Middle School, tonight Fri, Dec 5.

Please join the Piedmont Makers for the December Tech Social, 12/05 at the PMS Multipurpose Room at 6pm (cost: $5)! The theme is “Coding” in honor of the Hour of Code week from December 8-14. The featured speaker will be Ali Partovi, Co-Founder of Code.org, and we welcome community members who would like to demonstrate their favorite coding apps. The event will include social time, a pizza dinner, a short TEDx-like talk, and self-organizing pods with topics such as Minecraft, board games, wearables, and any other topics you would like to share! For those of you who weren’t there last month, this is a great event for parents and kids – lots of hands on activities.

Please contact Ayyana Chakravartula (ayyanac@gmail.com), Dion Lim (dionlim@gmail.com) or Noelle Fillippenko (noelle.fillippenko@gmail.com) with questions, and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/piedmont-tech-social-december-tickets-14467804593.

Second Thursday:

Beach Dads Club Meeting: Thursday, December 11 at b8am
We’ll hold this month’s Second Thursday meeting at Cato’s on Piedmont Ave, from 8pm – 9:30 (or so). On the agenda will be a short update on the Battle of the Bands (venue and date change) and other dads club related topics. These monthly meetings are meant to be informal get togethers – a great way to meet some other dads, especially those outside of the immediate orbit of what grade your kids are in.

Hope to see you at either or both events.

Viva los padres,


Categories: News

Second Thursday meeting – tonight at Cato’s Ale House

November 13, 2014 Leave a comment

Greetings Padres —

This month’s Second Thursday meeting will take place tonight at Cato’s Ale House, 3891 Piedmont Avenue, from 8pm – ~9:30pm.

On the agenda will be a short update on the Battle of the Bands and other dads club related topics. Should be a low key night — stop by for a beverage or just to say hello.

Categories: Social

Autumn Beach Garden and Grounds Cleanup Day

October 18, 2014 Leave a comment

Beach Garden and Grounds Cleanup Day

Sunday, October 19: 9am – 12pm

As part of an occasional call to arms, dads and families are needed to help out for some yard work and improvements to the garden and grounds. Bring rakes, shovels and garden gloves and help get the Beach Garden and Grounds ready for winter.

Families welcome! We’ll meet up by the Beach Elementary School garden.