December Newsletter

Dear Phoebe Families,

As we neared Thanksgiving break a few weeks ago, our school days were dampened by unhealthy air that limited our students’ ability to go outside; eventually, we were unable to even attend school. The eerie and unsafe conditions were a grim reminder of the things we can take for granted – our belongings, our homes, and even the air we breathe. This December, the Phoebe community will be doing what it can to support the families of Paradise and surrounding areas who suffered tremendous loss at the hands of the destructive Camp Fire. Each class will be assigned a family to ‘adopt’ this holiday season, and we will use our room parents, teachers, students, and families to collect gift cards, write letters, and offer comfort to those affected. It is my hope that our efforts make an impact, even a small one, on the lives of the families with whom we connect. For our own Dragons, I hope that the process strengthens their pathos and reminds them of the things for which they should thankful. I am proud of our school community for taking this on and I thank PTO President Jennifer Simmons and her team for the wonderful idea.

Attached are our PTO newsletters, flyers, and the menu for the month. Please look for subsequent emails regarding our awesome Robotics team, our undefeated flag football team, and the return of the Spelling Bee!

Mr. McGill