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Beechwood students develop teamwork performing Aladdin Jr, Spring 2010. Read what the principal had to say.

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May 28, 2014

Beechwood Weekly
Principal's Message
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May 21, 2014

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May 14, 2014

Beechwood Weekly
International Food Fair
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Beechwood News & Events


Groundbreaking Ceremony

The whole Beechwood community came together on September 5th, 2013 to break ground for our new campus. Enjoy the photos of this wonderful, landmark day, celebrated by all of us. Click on the small thumbnail images to see more.

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February 6, 2014

Little Kids Rock Surprises Beechwood

The non-profit Little Kids Rock surprised Beechwood with some new guitars. Watch the fun video to see how delighted the students were to receive this generous gift.

December 8, 2013

Critter Club at Beechwood
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An article published on Palo Alto Online highlights the involvement of Beechwood’s third graders with the Palo Alto Humane Society through the Critter Club pilot program. The article quotes Beechwood Principal Dave Laurance: “It’s easy to say to children, ‘We want you to be kind to others,’ but, like all of us, they need a model.” Laurance said the model was Delgado and the others at the Humane Society who taught the third-graders some crucial life lessons. Read article >

October 30, 2013

Beechwood Teacher receives diversity award
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Nathan Pantoja, a 6th and 7th grade teacher at Beechwood, received The Mayor’s Diversity Award from Menlo Park Mayor Peter Ohtaki and State Senator Jerry Hill on October 30th. Nathan was honored along with 20 other San Mateo County citizens for his outstanding contribution to his community. In addition to his dedicated work with the students of Beechwood, Nathan founded and currently runs East Peninsula wrestling along with Menlo Park Police Officer James Lovato. East Peninsula Wrestling is a co-ed team that promotes teamwork, fair play, hard work and healthy living. Nathan does this work on a volunteer basis. Recently Nathan was named head wrestling coach at Menlo-Atherton High School, allowing him to bring his positive influence to an even wider cross-section of the community. We are privileged to have the great “Mr. P” on our staff! See additional photos and more >

October 25, 2013

Beechwood Teacher Featured for Resilience

Resilience Mary-Eileen Gallagher's classroom was featured in a recent edition of the Acknowledge Alliance newsletter, highlighting their resilient response to the challenge of losing their classroom to fire. Thanks to Chris Chiochios for the nice article. See the article online >

September 5, 2013

Beechwood Breaks Ground for New Campus

Beechwood Groundbreaking
On September 5th, 2013, friends of Beechwood School - including students, teachers, parents, founders, board members, community leaders and others - gathered to break ground for Beechwood's new campus. The new campus will include classrooms for lower and upper grades, a social center and performance space, library and music and art building and a new administration building, among other planned additions. See the San Jose Mercury article online >
See the article in The Almanac >

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