Spelling Bee, Auction, HRR pickup

Good evening, Phoebe families,

This month’s Social Emotional Learning theme is Perseverance. Please take a moment to read over the parent resource link that has many helpful at-home tips for talking to your children about perseverance.

Phoebe Spelling Bee

You have heard the buzz and we are excited to announce that the Phoebe Hearst Spelling Bee is back! This virtual event will take place over the course of the next few weeks as students work to become the 2020-21 PhoeBee champion. Throughout this week, students will have a chance to review lists and study words before our first round of grade-level competitions, which will be conducted via Zoom, the week of December 14. The top spellers from each grade will advance to our school-wide event held the week of January 4 when we return from Winter Break. We will work off of the attached Scripps National Spelling Bee lists. In order for your student to participate, please fill out the form available below or through the link here. If you have questions or would like additional information, please email phoebespellingbee@gmail.com.

The holiday online auction is LIVE

Behind on holiday shopping? In search of stocking stuffers? You are in luck! The very first Phoebe Hearst online auction is now LIVE. With the cancellation of the Spring Fundraiser, we have a number of items that we are auctioning to the highest bidder. This includes 2 dates for holiday carriage rides through the 40s, a Yeti cooler, and donated baskets and restaurant gift cards.

Visit https://phepto2020.ggo.bid/bidding/package-browse

Choose “Get Started” to be an online bidder and bid on these items. Auction ends this Tuesday, December 8th at 6 pm.

​Home Run Reader Prize Pick-up

​We will have our Home Run Reader prize pick up drive through on Thursday, December 10th from 12:30-2:30pm.

Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

Michelle Pechette
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

PTO Updates (Auction, Holiday Drive, etc)

Phoebe families,

It has been a busy few months and the PTO has been working hard to adapt to all of the changes this year.  See below for details on a number of important programs, including a video wrap up to jogathon which makes our hearts very happy.  We thank you for all the support and enthusiasm we have received in 2020.

The holiday online auction is LIVE

Behind on holiday shopping? In search of stocking stuffers? You are in luck! The very first Phoebe Hearst online auction is now LIVE.  With the cancellation of the Spring Fundraiser, we have a number of items that we are auctioning to the highest bidder.  This includes 2 dates for holiday carriage rides through the 40’s, a Yeti cooler, and donated baskets and restaurant gift cards.

Visit the online auction here.

Choose “Get Started” to be an online bidder and bid on these items. Auction ends this Tuesday, December 8th at 6:00 pm.  

Our fundraising efforts this year

Thank you to everyone who donated to the jogathon this year.  We raised $80,000 which will support ALL of our programs this year (sadly, there will be no Spring Fundraiser due to COVID, so this was our one shot to fund the budget).  This includes our art program, continued landscaping at Phoebe to build out more outdoor spaces, teacher funds for their classroom, operational expenses and so much more.  

Virtual jogathon video

The virtual jogathon itself was a big hit.  Our Phoebe dragons blew us away with their enthusiasm, energy and smiling faces while virtually running around their neighborhoods!  Check out our compilation video to feel all the good vibes!

Blankets, Books, Bears and Board games Charity Drive

The 2020 Holiday Drive is here! This year we are collecting Blankets, Books, Bears and Board Games/Puzzles to support foster youth in our community.  This is an especially hard year for these kids, so let’s bring them a little cheer by donating NEW, unwrapped items.  Drop off in the PH office before Monday, December 14th or you can order via  http://dreamlist.com/for/bbbb and ship directly to Children’s Law Center of CA.  ATTN: BBBB 8950 Cal Center Drive, STE 245, Sacramento, CA 95826.

Online Spelling Bee

The Spelling Bee is back! Stay tuned for details in Mrs. Pechette’s upcoming Sunday messages.  

Upcoming dine and donate

Phoebe has an upcoming dine and donate at MOD pizza (2100 Arden Way) on 12/8/2020 from 4:00-8:00pm.  20% of proceeds come back to Phoebe.

https://www.groupraise.com/events/171603

As we said, lots going on! Thank you for your support and enjoy the holidays.

The Phoebe Hearst PTO Board

School Tours, HRR, Holiday Drive

Good evening, Phoebe families,

I hope we all had time to rest and reflect on what we are grateful for this past week. I would like to take a moment to to express my gratitude for the opportunity to serve the Phoebe community. This past year has not been easy. I sincerely appreciate those volunteers that have given countless hours to bring joy to our students and families. I appreciate the feedback that has helped me to grow as a leader and to gain new perspective on this ever evolving crisis. My one hope is that in the days, weeks and months to come – that my efforts have been enough to adequately serve your children.

Do you know of any prospective families that are interested in having their children attend Phoebe for the 2021-22 school year? Tours are coming up during the month of January. Please share this sign up link with any families that may be interested in seeing what our school is all about.

Student’s November Home Run Reader minutes read are due Monday, December 7th. The December forms are available on our Phoebe Hearst website phoebehearst.org/home-run-reader. Please stay tuned for drive through prize pick up dates to be announced soon. Each of the students listed below have earned a Menchie’s $10 gift card! Congrats and we are proud of your hard work. Please keep reading dragons, we have many more fun prizes to be earned.

  • Kinder: Kira L, Connor P, Natalie E
  • 1st: Marlowe N, Ronan F, Violet L
  • 2nd: Skyler J, Claire P, Trevor N
  • 3rd: Thomas A, Kara N, Jax K
  • 4th: Samuel P, Grace B, Madeline G
  • 5th: Noah S, Sidney J, Alden P
  • 6th: Alice D, Hazel H, Nathaniel B
  • Raffle Prize Winner: Noelani C

The 2020 Holiday Drive is here! This year, we will be collecting Blankets, Books, Bears and Board Games/Puzzles to support foster youth in our community. This is an especially hard year for these kids so let’s bring them a little cheer by donating NEW unwrapped Blankets, Books, Bears and Board Games/Puzzles. Drop off in the PH office before MONDAY, DEC 14 or you can order via http://dreamlist.com/for/bbbb and ship directly to Children’s Law Center of California ATTN:BBBB 8950 Cal Center Drive, Suite 245 Sacramento, CA 95826

Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

Michelle Pechette
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

Jog-a-Thon this week, fall break

Good evening, Phoebe families,

I hope this message finds you well. Fall break is almost upon us. There will be no school November 23rd – 27th. We will see you back on Monday, November 30th.

Get ready to RUN! Our 2020 Virtual Jog-a-thon kicks off off tomorrow. Find a safe place to run for 15-minutes between Nov 16-20 and tell us how you did! Running pics welcome, too. Details for running and submitting results are all on our website: https://phoebehearst.org/jog-a-thon/

Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

Michelle Pechette
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

Holiday, Jog-a-Thon swag

Good evening, Phoebe families,

I hope this message finds you well. We have a few announcements this week.

There will be no school this Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day. We want to sincerely thank all those that have served our country.

We will be distributing Jog-A-Thon prizes this week via drive through pick-up at school. Due to the Kindelt family’s generosity, all students will have swag to be picked up. All COVID safety protocols will remain in place for this effort (masks required). Distribution will be done alphabetically on the following schedule:

Tuesday, Nov, 10 from 2-4pm: Last names starting with A – L
Thursday, Nov 12 from 2-4pm: Last names starting with M – Z

If you are unable to pick up your child’s swag during the allotted times, you may come by the office on or after November 13th from 7:30-3:30.

Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

Michelle Pechette
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

Dos Coyotes Fundraiser, Conferences, Jog-A-Thon

Good evening, Phoebe families,

I hope all of our Phoebe families had a safe and enjoyable weekend. As we round the corner into November, I am reminded that although we are in the midst of events that we cannot control, there is much to be grateful for which leads us into our new monthly Social Emotional Learning theme: Gratitude. Please take a moment to check out the parent resources regarding gratitude.

Need a dinner idea for election night? Come out and support our Dine and Donate event at Dos Coyotes from 4:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, November 3rd. 20% of all proceeds will go back to our school.

We will be holding Parent/Teacher conferences during the week of December 4-11. Your child’s teacher will be contacting you for a date and time for your conference. Most conferences will be scheduled in the afternoon time. If you have questions about parent/teacher conferences, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

Thanks for everyone’s outstanding efforts to fundraise for the Jog-A-Thon. Together, we raised more than $80,000!

And BIG thank you to the Kindelt family for sponsoring the Jog-A-Thon so that every student will receive a Jog-A-Thon shirt!

We will be distributing Jog-A-Thon prizes the week of November 9 via drive through pick-up at school. Due to the Kindelt’s generosity, all students will have swag to be picked up. All COVID safety protocols will remain in place for this effort (masks required). Distribution will be done alphabetically on the following schedule:

Tuesday, Nov, 10 from 2-4pm: Last names starting with A – L
Thursday, Nov 12 from 2-4pm: Last names starting with M – Z

If you’re able to grab a friend or neighbor’s swag and deliver to them, you are welcome to do so. If you are unable to pick up your child’s Jog-A-Thon swag during these windows, you can pick up in the office on or after Friday, Nov 13.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! If you are able to do an hour-shift on either or both days, we could use the hands to make distribution fast and efficient.

Please sign up here: Jog-A-Thon Swag Drive Thru

To recognize readers throughout the entire school year, we’ll have monthly prizes. To be eligible, submit logs on the website AND to homerunreader@gmail.com by the 1st Monday of the following month (October logs are due Nov. 2).

Thank you and have a wonderful evening,

Michelle Pechette
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary