Dine & Donate, Jogathon Kickoff, Bike Bus, LCFF Forms, & more

Dine Out Night: Way to go Dragons – our first dine to donate event was a big success! Thank you to all the families who ordered at Chipotle Wednesday Night. We raised almost $500 for our school.

If you missed the fundraiser, don’t fret!  Mark your calendars for our next one Wednesday, September 28th at Smashburger. Thank you for supporting our school! 

Jogathon – Today kicks off 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 and 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 – The first Bike Bus was held this week and it was a great time for those riding to school together. Lots of students and families ride together, Bike Bus or not. 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 will be October 3rd – 7th. There will be 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!

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

Flag Football Coach Needed – College football is back! The NFL is back! More importantly, the SCUSD Flag Football league is back. If you would like to coach our flag football team please email me at doyal-martin@scusd.edu

School Site Council – There are four available spots for the School Site Council. Please read this for more information about SSC. To nominate yourself or another person please complete this form.

Parking – Please do not park on Folsom Blvd. It’s not safe for you nor your child(ren). Park in the neighborhood, 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

PTO General Meeting – The PTO General Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 15th at 6pm in the Phoebe Hearst Cafeteria.

Back to School Night – Please mark your calendars for BTSN on Wednesday, September 21st. Time to be confirmed soon. 

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

Doyal Martin
Principal

Lunchtime & Traffic Volunteers, Managing the Heat, Spirit Wear Store, & More

Welcome back! We had an amazing first couple days of school. Students, staff, and teachers were very excited to be back on campus. The return of morning announcements with families on campus was huge. The turnout for the first day’s coffee was full of energy. We are looking forward to a great school year.

Labor Day – Two days of school were exhausting. Please take an extra day and enjoy a three-day weekend. See you on Tuesday.

Lunch Help – Our 1st and 2nd graders are learning to use the salad becoming reacclimated with carrying their lunch trays to the tables. It takes them a little bit longer because they are learning. Teachers are spending a portion of their lunch break waiting for the kids to get their lunch and sit down. If you are able to volunteer at lunch to relieve the teachers please call the office. The times needed would be from 11:00am to 12:00. Any time you can help would be appreciated. 

Parking – Please do not park on Folsom Blvd. It’s not safe for you nor your child(ren). Park in the neighborhood, 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

It’s HOT! – Temperatures are exceeding 100 degrees! We have misters going throughout the day and plan to add more. Misters can’t prevent heat exhaustion. Please encourage your child to drink water!

Online Store – There is one more week to order some awesome Phoebe Hearst hats, shirts, sweatshirts, and more! To order visit  https://phd.justprintitink.com/

Movie Night – PTA presents the return of PHOEBE HEARST MOVIE NIGHTS! See you Friday, September 9th at 6pm on the soccer field.

PTO General Meeting – The PTO General Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 15th at 6pm in the Phoebe Hearst Cafeteria.

Back to School Night – Please mark your calendars for BTSN on Wednesday, September 21st. Time to be confirmed soon. 

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

Have a great three-day weekend!
Doyal Martin

Drop off and Pick Up Procedures, Early Release Thursday, Traffic & Parking Updates, Class Lists

Hello Families and Friends of Phoebe Hearst,

Drop off and Pick Up Procedures for 2022/2023
We are excited to welcome parents back on campus this year!
Before school your children will line up on the blacktop at their room numbers. Families and guardians are welcome to join them for our principal’s first morning announcements of the year. After which please join the PTO and others for the return of our First Day Coffee. https://phoebehearst.org/first-day-coffee/

After school, at the dismissal bell, our gates will open and parents are welcome to wait on the blacktop for their child’s class to be released. Please do not go to your child’s class to wait for them to exit. Stay on the blacktop and your children will come out to you. 

Don’t forget that our first day of school is an early release day
Kinder – 8:00am – 12:40pm
1st – 3rd – 8:00am – 1:02pm
4th – 6th – 8:00am – 1:17pm

Traffic and Parking Updates
Our parking lot is improved for a safer drop-off and pick-up experience. Check out the new parking procedures and get information on how to sign-up to help out the Phoebe Hearst Traffic Volunteer Team.
https://phoebehearst.org/drop-off-lane/

Class Lists 2022/2023:
Class placement lists will be available for viewing this afternoon at 3:00pm at  www.phoebehearst.org and outside the office .  You will need a password view the class lists. Please do not post the password or share the lists on any social media to ensure the confidentiality of our students. 
Class Lists – Phoebe A. Hearst Elementary School (phoebehearst.org)
Please check your email for the password.

Art On Campus, & Dragon Digest

Art On Campus

Have you seen the new and improved kinder wall? Check out the mural, beautifully done by Haley Titus, and sponsored by the PTO.

We think it’s a wonderful way to welcome our incoming kinders, and all of our returning students!

Make sure you stop by and get your first day of school snapshot in front of it!
For more information about Haley’s artwork, and her new collection, click here.

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Dragon Digest – Tales from the Lair

Check out our new principals first bulletin, here!

Keep an eye out for future bulletins, sent out via email, or under News on the websites navigation menu.

Summer Matters, Library, & Traffic Safety

As we enter this Memorial Day weekend, our hearts are heavy with news of the tragedy that happened at Uvalde Elementary School in Texas.  The grief and sadness for the loss of innocent lives is unimaginable.  I appreciate the families that have reached out about site safety and how to help.  Phoebe Hearst is one of the safest sites in SCUSD as we are fully fenced with locked gates during school hours.  One of our SCUSD school psychologists shared parent resources for families that would like further support.  

Summer Matters
SCUSD Summer Matters school sites have now been confirmed and applications are now officially live. Unfortunately, Phoebe Hearst is not on the list for Summer Matters and we will not be running a fee-based program. However, there are many other nearby school sites on the list!  The link below will take you to the Youth Development Website where you can sign your student up for Summer Program. The applications will be due by June 10th. 
https://www.youthdevelopmentscusd.org/copy-of-summer-1

Library Books Due
Next week is the last week for school library. All Phoebe
Hearst library books should be returned by Friday, June 3 rd.

It’s Hot!
We are out of cups for our drinking fountains.  Please send your child with a water bottle so they can stay hydrated in this hot weather. Thank you!

Traffic Safety
Help needed with traffic counts

Our Traffic Safety Committee is collecting data in and around our parking lot to put real numbers to the volume and movement of cars during dropoff and pickup. If you can help take traffic counts before or after school next week (May 31 – June 3), please reach out to PHtrafficsafety@googlegroups.com.

Phoebe Bike Bus
We had such a good week on the Bike Bus! We got new riders and all our bikers got stronger. It is always so fun to ride in a group. Together, Phoebe Hearst students rode more than 400 miles on the Bike Bus in May. It is going so well that we are going to keep it up until the end of the school year. That’s right – June is also Bike Month! If your child wants to ride with us, they do not need a parent to join. We have enough adults to help all of our riders. Join us at 7:30 am at 35th and M St, or anywhere on M St as we ride by. 

Open House, Moana Jr., The Party & Traffic Safety

Open House COVID Protocols:
Teachers have been actively preparing to welcome families to Open House on May 25th at 5:30 pm.  Please join us on the blacktop at 5:30 pm sharp for staff introductions.  

On May 11th our district communicated updated COVID protocols pertaining to large outdoor gatherings to all SCUSD families.    Per the updated guidance, all students, families and staff attending open house will be required to wear a mask while indoors.   We have been experiencing an increase of COVID cases.  Mask wearing will reduce the risk of students and staff contracting COVID and being absent during the last days left of the school year.  We will have masks and hand sanitizer available for all.  Please ensure that you stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms.  

Phoebe’s production of Moana Jr is May 21st and 22nd

Tickets are now available for Phoebe Hearst’s production of Moana Jr, May 21st and 22nd at the Land Park Amphitheater. We have two casts with 2 shows each, so check cast lists before you purchase. You can buy tickets here:  https://www.youngactorsstage.com/tickets

The PARTY
Come join us for an adult only get together at Tower Brewery on Saturday, May 21st at 5:00 pm.  This is a celebration for our Phoebe community – past & present with live music, a food truck and beverages available for purchase.  Our live music is provided by our very own Mr. Iliff’s band, The Why Nots.  See you there!

Traffic Safety:
Get involved and be a part of the Drop Off/Pick Up team
For information on being a volunteer at drop off and pick up times please click on the link below, and fill out the form. The dedicated and involved families that are a part of our community help our school run smoothly, thank you for doing your part. Click here!

May is Bike Month! 
Thanks to those of you who have already pedaled into school. We would love to see you continue to ride next week and welcome new riders to get to school by bike so we’re offering a little incentive to do so. Participation in the Bike to School Week Program is easy. For all students who ride their bike to school during the week of May 23-27th, they will receive some bike swag and a $10 Jamba gift card to say “thank you” for your contribution to supporting a cleaner environment and a healthier you. A parent volunteer will be located at the bike racks in the morning when you get to school with a sign in sheet each day to log your participation. Students will be able to pick up their swag and gift card in the office on Friday June 3rd. As a bonus, any student who bikes to school all 5 days during this week, will receive an additional prize; we look forward to seeing you out there.

Important Dates:

May 30th – Memorial Day – No School

June 15th & 16th – Minimum Days

June 16th – Last Day of School

Thank you!
Michelle Pechette 
Principal