Beach Elementary School

2741 Heights Ravenna Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49444
phone: (231) 773-8996
fax: (231) 777-3455

Hours:  8:20 a.m - 3:38 p.m.

Delayed Start Hours: 9:50 a.m - 3:38 p.m.

February 2, 2015

Dear Beach Family,

I hope you are staying safe and warm as winter continues.  We have several upcoming events that you should be aware of. 

Fifth grade students will be going to FCS Middle School this Thursday morning to see a play.  Our fifth graders will have several opportunities to visit, or be visited by, our Middle to learn about sixth grade offerings, such as drama, band and choir.  I will make families aware of the visits so you may discuss them with your child.  In the spring fifth grade students will be able to choose what “specials” they are interested in taking in sixth grade.

On Friday morning, February 6, our third grade will have a presentation by Blanford Nature Center.  This is the second of three presentations the Center is providing for our students.  Mrs. DeWitt and Mrs. Olovson will share more specific information on how the interactive presentations help our students learn about our community.

Also on Friday, February 6, our 4th grade students (and several chaperones) will be going to Cannonsburg for their annual downhill ski trip.  This is an amazing opportunity for our students to experience downhill skiing with their peers and teachers.  Students report that this experience is one of their favorite memories of Beach School!

Tuesday, February 10, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. is our next Eat for Beach.  Our fourth grade will be hosting on Tuesday.  The proceeds earned go to field trips, like the ski trip mentioned above.

On Thursday, February 12, your child will be bringing home a World’s Finest Chocolate Bunny sale order form.  The bunnies (and pastel Imperial almonds) are $6.00.  The orders are due in Monday, March 2, 2015 and the product delivered on Thursday, March 26, allowing families to have the chocolate one week prior to Easter.  There is a no pressure sale, but the chocolate is truly delicious!

On Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m.  the Beach PTO will meet in the library.  Our second grade teachers have asked to present to parents strategies to help with math at home.  I will share more information on this meeting as the date draws near.

All girls should have received the invitation to attend the Father-Daughter Dance, Frozen in Time, for Friday, February 27 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  This event is free of charge.  Young ladies are invited to attend with a special adult male in their lives.  If dad is unavailable, an uncle, grandfather, is encouraged to escort our Beach girl!

Lastly, our annual mid-winter break is scheduled for Friday February 13 and Monday February 16.  Students and staff do not report on these two days.

Have a wonderful week!


Julie VanBergen, Principal of Beach Elementary School




FCS District Calendar

Beach Elementary Building Calendar


Annual Education Report

Click the links below for the cover letter and Annual Education Report for Beach Elementary School.

Cover Letter

Beach AER  

Title I Information

Title I School Improvement Plan

Title I Parent Involvement Plan  

March 2014 Reading Month Calendar 

Building Start Times

Regular Day:
Begin - 8:25 AM
End - 3:38 PM

Delayed Start:
Begin - 9:55 AM
End - 3:38 PM

2013-14 Beach Supply List

Parent Handbook 

Click Here  to access the Elementary Parent/Student Handbook.