PTO Parent Connect – October 2013

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Thank you…

PTO Membership

We have had a tremendous number of families join the PTO for this year! We currently have 470 members, raising $5,270 for Phoebe! Also, our generous parents sponsored PTO memberships for each of our teachers and Mrs. Egan. Thank you! Our raffle winners were: Salvador & Leticia Murillo (One Speed), Jarrett and Ashley Trask (Dos Coyotes), Kristen and Ben Bellici (Sellands), and Jody Gray (PH blanket). If you haven’t joined yet the PTO, there is still time. Membership is $5 per person. Email for information.

Movie Night – September 13

Movie Night was a huge hit! Everyone enjoyed watching Hotel Transylvania under the stars. Thank you to Tony Wells and all the volunteers that made this free event possible!

Upcoming events…

Chipotle – October 2 from 5-8pm

Take an evening off from cooking and do some easy fundraising for Phoebe! Join us at Chipotle in Loehmanns’ Plaza. Tell them Phoebe sent you and Chipotle will donate 50% of your transaction back to our school. Wow!!

Harvest Festival – October 12

Fall is upon us, and you know what that means….HARVEST FESTIVAL TIME!!!! Our annual Harvest Festival is Saturday, October 12th from 4-9pm. The Harvest Festival is not only one of the most FUN events of the year; it’s also the PTO’s first official fundraiser. All of the proceeds from your families’ fun go towards field trips and classroom enrichment. Want to help? Check the volunteer sheets in the office or email

Jogathon – October 25

Mark your calendar for our annual Jogathon on Friday, October 25th. Note that the date has moved earlier in the school year take advantage of the cooler running weather. Our Jogathon fully supports our Art Program and last year raised over $30,000! What an amazing effort from all the students. We’ll be sending out more information in the next few weeks, including volunteer sign ups and sponsorship opportunities. Companies sponsoring $250 or more will have their logo featured on the back of the Jogathon shirts. If you’re interested in volunteering or sponsoring, please email We’re looking forward to another fun- filled event!


Mark Your Calendars:

Oct 2 – Chipotle fundraiser in Loehmann’s Plaza

Oct 12 – Harvest Festival Oct 25 – Jogathon & Free Dress Day

Oct 31 – Spirit Day – orange and black

Nov 5 – PTO Meeting @ 6:30 Nov 22 – Free Dress

Nov 25 – 29 – Thanksgiving break

There is so much packed into October and November. Keep checking the website for details!


Here are some easy ways to help the school….

Target Red Card

Sign up at the Customer Service Desk of your local Target for your credit or debit card and you receive 5% off all your purchases, free online shipping, and an extra 30days for returns, and Phoebe receives 1% back from Target.Once you’ve received your card, go online to and select Manage My Red Card to select Phoebe Hearst as your school of choice. If you have an existing Red Card, just go online and designate Phoebe!


Class competition to collect the most BoxTops begins this month and will continue through December. Winning Primary and Intermediate classes will receive a January pizza party. Drop off BoxTops in your child’s classroom. Watch for updates!

SaveMart S.H.A.R.E.S

Earn money for Phoebe every time you buy groceries! Simply swipe your card each time you check out and each quarter our school receives a check. Need a card? SaveMart is sending more in October. As long as you’ve used your card in the last 18 months, it is valid so keep on using it!

Jamba Juice

Jamba Juice is on sale every Friday on campus. PH earns 20% of every purchase, so grab a quick snack and enjoy! You can also sign up for a Jamba Juice Card at Select PH. Thank you!

You can download the full PTO Parent Connect here: October 2013 PTO Newsletter