Updates – 10/14/22

Phoebe Hearst Yearbook
The yearbook is on sale now for $22 a copy. If you would like to order one for your child, please follow the link below.
https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob
Job # 10652223

Jogathon
The big day is almost here. The Jogathon is next Friday, October 21st. Each grade runs for 15 minutes each. You are invited to come cheer on your child. Please check the running schedule to find out when your child’s grade will run.

Lost and Found
The lost and found has become overwhelming. On Friday, October 21st, anything remaining in the lost and found will be donated or discarded. Please have your child check or feel free to come and check the lost and found in the cafeteria.

Phoebe Store
Did you miss out on ordering the cool Phoebe swag or you’ve seen others looking good in theirs? The store is open again until October 29th. Please check out the store and make your orders.

Phoebe Hearst Store – https://phd.justprintitink.com

Boo-Grams
Student Council will sell Boo Grams on 10/25 and 10/26 before school and during lunch. On 10/27 Boo Grams will be sold before school only. They are $.50 each!

What are Boo-Grams? A Boo-Gram is a card that students or families can send to other students, teachers, staff, or themselves for $.50 each. A brief message can be written on it. It can also be anonymous. It’s very similar to a Valentine. They will be delivered to the classrooms at the end of the week.

Flag Football
Our flag football team won their first game Wednesday against Caleb Greenwood 14-6.
Congrats to Coach O and the team! The next game is Wednesday, October 19th against Washington. All games start at 4pm and are played at Will C. Wood Middle School.

The Party
Hey Phoebe staff, families, and friends! The PTO is hosting the second annual The Party on Saturday, October 22nd. It’s not a fundraiser, it’s a chance for good people to hang out and build relationships. We’ve got Sac City Brews all to ourselves and Mike Illif’s band, The Why Nots, will be rocking the house again! We hope to see you there!

LCFF Forms
Families play a critical role in ensuring our Sac City Unified schools are properly funded. Although all students receive free meals regardless of income, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) application still determines how much funding our district receives. You can help our school community by completing the LCFF application by October 31, 2022. It only takes a few minutes for you to help us protect critical funding for our students! Even if you know that you won’t qualify it is still imperative that you complete the application.

REMINDERS

Parking Lot Safety
If you park your car to drop off or pick up your children please do not leave your purses, wallets, or any personal belongings in plain sight. It’s best to just carry them with you.

Home Run Reader
Reminder to keep track of your child’s reading for the Home Run Reader.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, October 20th – School Site Council
October 24th – 28th – Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday, October 26th – Flag Football vs Ethel I. Baker @ Will C. Wood (4pm)
October 26th – Dine and Donate (Shake Shack)
Monday, October 31st – Halloween (NO COSTUMES. May wear black, orange and/or purple)

Jogathon, Bike Bus, Home Run Reader, School Site Council, Movie Night, and more!

Jogathon
I want to say once again what a great job our students did raising money for the Jogathon.
$110,000 net. Congrats to all the winners. The winners are our students who will benefit. Art, music, and
so much more is funded because of the support and care for our school. Thank you!

Bike Bus is NEXT WEEK October 3rd thru October 7th.
Our October Bike Bus week will end with a bang. Join your friends and special guest Principal Martin for
our Friday ride! We will have sweet treats for all riders upon arrival at school and will be raffling off fun
prizes for those who participate, including sweet bike gear and Jamba gift cards! Make sure to sign in
with Bike Bus volunteer Christian upon arriving. Find more info here.

Home Run Reader
Monday, October 3rd will kickoff our school wide reading program, Home Run Reader. Please wear your Home Run Reader shirt if you have one. Please join us if your schedule allows.
Please see the attached info flier and October logs for details regarding how the program works.
Program info, logs, and Google form link to input minutes for prizes are always available at our webpage
too: phoebehearst.org/home-run-reader. Questions or interest in volunteering with the program?
Please email homerunreader@gmail.com with any questions.

School Site Council
Congratulations to our 2022-23 School Site Council Committee:

Juan Carlos LemusSarah Wagner
Daniel ConwayKaren Harris
Julie Griffin-SmithCarrie Relles
Doug McCabeYuliya Vathis
Leah MurphyDoyal Martin

Thank you for taking the time to vote.

Flag Football
We have a coach! Coach James Ortiz (prefers Coach O) is a safety officer at McClatchy High School and is very excited to lead our football team. I will serve as his assistant coach as well. Thank you to Mr. Meyer for holding tryouts and putting the team together. Here is the schedule for the season which starts next Wednesday at Will C. Woods school against Caleb Greenwood at 4pm.

Movie Night
A week from tomorrow is the return of Movie Night. This is the make up from last month that we had to cancel due to the heat. What move is it? You’ll have to come and find out!

LCFF Forms
Families play a critical role in ensuring our Sac City Unified schools are properly funded. Although all
students receive free meals regardless of income, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) application
still determines how much funding our district receives. You can help our school community by
completing the LCFF application by October 31, 2022. It only takes a few minutes for you to help us
protect critical funding for our students! Even if you know that you won’t qualify it is still imperative that
you complete the application.

  • Fill out one application per household, whether online or paper, by October 31, 2022. The online application is also available in district-supported languages.
  • Families who wish to complete the paper application will receive it in their student’s Back to School packet. Please return the completed application to their school’s front office.
  • If you have any questions, please email LCFFsupport@scusd.edu or visit scusd.edu/lcffapp

REMINDERS
Parking Lot Safety – If you park your car to drop off or pick up your children please do not leave your
purses, wallets, or any personal belongings in plain sight. It’s best to just carry them with you.

Dine & Donate, Picture Day, Parking Lot Safety, LCFF Forms, & Bike Bus

Dine & Donate : Smashburger
On Wednesday, September 28th the delicious and generous Smashburger (1600 Ethan Way) is donating back 20% of Dine-In, Takeout & Pick up orders to support a great cause — Phoebe A Hearst Elementary School!
On behalf of Phoebe A Hearst Elementary School you’re invited to join us and eat out, not only in support of the organization, but to show one of your Sacramento restaurants some love too!
We ask that you RSVP here: https://grouprai.se/e228994 (even if you’re not completely sure) so Smashburger knows roughly how many orders to expect & so you have access to all the event details.
We hope you can make it, and please feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and family. Thanks in advance for your support!

Picture Day – Lastly, hit the stores and schedule the hair appointments!!! Picture day is Friday, September 30th.

Parking Lot Safety  – If you park your car to drop off or pick up your children please do not leave your purses, wallets, or any personal belongings in plain sight. It’s best to just carry them with you. 

LCFF Forms
Families play a critical role in ensuring our Sac City Unified schools are properly funded. Although all students receive free meals regardless of income, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) application still determines how much funding our district receives. You can help our school community by completing the LCFF application by October 31, 2022. It only takes a few minutes for you to help us protect critical funding for our students! Even if you know that you won’t qualify it is still imperative that you complete the application

  • Fill out one application per household, whether online or paper, by October 31, 2022. The online application is also available in district-supported languages.
  • Families who wish to complete the paper application will receive it in their student’s Back to School packet. Please return the completed application to their school’s front office.
  • If you have any questions, please email LCFFsupport@scusd.edu or visit scusd.edu/lcffapp

REMINDERS
Bike Bus – If you want to ride your bike to school with an awesome group of Phoebe Dragons, just get in touch with Megan Fidell at (916) 346-6354 and she will connect you. The next official Bike Bus Week is October 3rd – 7th. There is a Bike Bus orientation at East Portal Park at 4pm on October 2nd. Hope you can join! Here’s a little secret…I know of a principal that plans to ride his bike that Friday!

Doyal Martin
Principal

Back to School Night, Pick Up/Drop Off Updates, Traffic Volunteers, Dollar Free Dress, & More!

Back to School Night – Please mark your calendars for BTSN on Wednesday, September 21st. Principal’s welcome and teacher introductions at 5:45. Class presentations begin at 6:00pm and again at 6:30.

Before school playground rules -Students attended assemblies this week to review the school rules and expectations. We covered everything from uniform policy, before and after school, to recesses and lunchtime. I do want to point out that students should not play with any balls or playground equipment before the start of the school day. There is also no running around on the blacktop before school. Students should be in line waiting for the bell to ring. 

Pick Up/Drop Off Update –Students are not to be dropped off before 7:30 am. If you arrive at school before 7:30, please park and wait with your student until 7:30 am when the gates are opened. If you’re finding the lot to be congested around 7:50 – 8:00, try coming a little earlier. There is excess capacity in both the parking lot and drop-off lane between 7:30 – 7:45 am each morning.

There is no student drop off or pick up on O Street. Vehicles should NOT enter O Street to drop off in the morning or collect students in the afternoon. Please help us be good neighbors and respect the residents of O Street by following this rule.

We desperately need more traffic volunteers in the morning and especially in the afternoon. Even if you can only volunteer one day a week, it would be greatly appreciated. Sign up to volunteer at this link

Dollar Free Dress – We need additional bike racks. Help us raise funds for them by bringing a dollar or more next Friday, September 23rd. That dollar buys your child a no uniform day pass. 

REMINDERS

Jogathon – It’s the Phoebe Hearst annual Jog-a-thon fundraiser. If you’re new to Phoebe Hearst get ready! Your student(s) are coming home with a fundraising packet to collect donations from friends, family, neighbors, and local businesses who can sponsor their running at the Jog-a-Thon. Funds raised fully support our art program with Ms. Jane, fund classroom enrichment, field trips, and will kick start a new music program! Stay tuned for that. The more students fundraise, the more prizes they earn. There are some cool prizes!

Donations can be made super easily online – just share this link with friends and family, or visit our website here:  https://phoebehearst.org/jog-a-thon/

Please be sure to submit your student’s clothing sizes for their prizes here. The attached flier provides all the information about the prizes and how to donate online. 

All donations are due Friday, September 23. 

The Jog-a-Thon is Friday, October 21

Bike Bus – If you want to ride your bike to school with an awesome group of Phoebe Dragons, just get in touch with Megan Fidell at and she will connect you. The next official Bike Bus Week is October 3rd – 7th. There is a Bike Bus orientation at East Portal Park at 4pm on October 2nd. Hope you can join! Here’s a little secret…I know of a principal that plans to ride his bike that Friday! More info can be found here!

LCFF Forms
Families play a critical role in ensuring our Sac City Unified schools are properly funded. Although all students receive free meals regardless of income, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) application still determines how much funding our district receives. You can help our school community by completing the LCFF application by October 31, 2022. It only takes a few minutes for you to help us protect critical funding for our students! Even if you know that you won’t qualify it is still imperative that you complete the application

• Fill out one application per household, whether online or paper, by October 31, 2022. The online application is also available in district-supported languages.

• Families who wish to complete the paper application will receive it in their student’s Back to School packet. Please return the completed application to their school’s front office.

• If you have any questions, please email LCFFsupport@scusd.edu or visit scusd.edu/lcffapp

Parking – Please do not park on Folsom Blvd. It’s not safe for you nor your child(ren). Park in the neighborhood (not O Street), not in front of driveways or the white zone, or in the school parking lot. 

Traffic Volunteers – We are in need of volunteers to help with traffic, specifically in the afternoon. If you’re interested please email doyal-martin@scusd.edu

Picture Day – Lastly, hit the stores and schedule the hair appointments!!! Picture day is Friday, September 30th.

Doyal Martin
Principal