Weekly Announcements 10/4

Good evening Phoebe Families,

Autumn is upon us and we are already well into the month of October. With every new month comes a new Social-Emotional Learning theme. This month’s theme is Confidence. Teachers will focus on this theme and weave mini-lessons into their daily instruction. Here is the SEL Parent Resource flyer for October.

Get ready for a fall festive spirit week planned for our dragons. We are going to have school-wide dress up days during the week of October 26th-30th. Those dress up days are:
October 26th – Silly Socks
October 27th – Silly Hair
October 28th – Mismatch
October 29th – Dragon Pride
October 30th – Orange & Black

As part of our District Common Assessment and LCAP data collection process, the district has launched a Fall School Climate Survey in addition to the annual spring survey administered to all 3rd through 6th grade students. This additional fall survey will provide a pulse check on how our students are experiencing school climate, as it relates to social emotional learning, sense of safety, and belonging/connectedness. Your 3rd – 6th grade child is scheduled to take this survey in the next couple of weeks. Please reach out if you have any questions regarding this survey.

We have received an overwhelming amount of feedback from families about our current schedule with regards to our lunch time and the desire to move it to 11:30. We understand that families have work schedules that need consideration when changing our school schedule. It is important to hear from all voices. Please take a moment to fill out this very short survey to let us know your preference. Please note that this would not eliminate after-lunch live instruction. The purpose would be to give students longer learning blocks before their hour-long lunch.

This month we launched our Home Run Reader program and our Jog-A Thon Fundraiser. Links are provided below for full program details.

As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Michelle Pechette
Phoebe Hearst Elementary