Important End-of-Year Dates

As we gear up for the home stretch, I wanted to put out a few reminders of upcoming dates as I know there are many questions surrounding the extension of the school year and how that might affect end of year activities.  Please note that our currently scheduled dates will remain no matter when the last day of school falls:

  • Open House – May 25th from 5:30pm-6:30pm in-person!
  • Book Fair – May 18th – 25th – Open during open house
  • CAASPP Testing for 3rd-6th graders – May 9th – 20th 
  • 6th grade Dance – June 14th from 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • 6th grade Promotion – June 15th from 8:30-9:30
  • 6th grade Swim Party – June 16th @ Cabana Club

A message from our Parent Teacher Organization:

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-May 6. This year, rather than orchestrating how families show thanks with schedules and specific tasks, we ask our families to show appreciation in their own individual way. There are so many creative ways to say thank you to your teacher. Here are a few ideas…

  • A homemade card, hand drawn picture, or a letter
  • Flowers from your garden
  • Offer to bring their favorite coffee drink or snack
  • A video message from your kiddo

Home Run Reader

  • Please join us at the Rivercats game Friday, May 6th.  Please click the link to buy your lawn seat tickets now. Please share the link with friends and family too!
  • Please join us at the 8 am line-up on Friday, April 29th, where Dinger will help us recognize the top 20 readers school-wide and our top two kinders. 
  • Students who hit the Home Run level earn one free lawn seat ticket, provided by PTO.  It will be emailed to you by May 5th.  Please see the attached list of home run level students.
  • Questions? Please check for details or email Can’t make it on May 6th? You may go to the Rivercats box office to use your ticket at another Sunday-Thursday game during the 2022 season.

If your child is heading to Sutter Middle School next school year, we have graduation gift ideas! Fill out this google form and place an order for Sutter Spirit Wear. There are t-shirts, sweatshirts, and socks to choose from and the money supports important Sutter programs. Place your order by April 29th and it should be ready for pick up around the first week in June — just in time for promotion!

Traffic Safety Committee:

Phoebe Hearst Bicycle Bus!

Phoebe Hearst is celebrating May is Bike Month with a Bicycle Bus to school every day. All riders and rollers are welcome.The Bicycle Bus will bike together from 35th and M St at 7:30am; your student can hop on the Bicycle Bus along the route. We can help you get your bikes and riders ready. There will be a free bike mechanic at East Portal Park tomorrow  (Saturday, April 23 from 3 to 4pm) to tune up and fit bicycles. If your student will be taking the Bicycle Bus, please fill out this form:

The Phoebe Hearst Traffic Safety Committee would like to remind all parents that there will be a Parent-focused Traffic Safety Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:00 pm. All parents are encouraged to attend to learn about progress made to improve traffic safety on and around campus, hear about developments of concern for our area, and share their feedback concerning student safety. The registration link can be found here.

Thank you and take care,
Michelle Pechette