New Procedures, Tours, Charity Drive, Spelling Bee

Good evening, Phoebe families,

New Materials Pick-up/Drop-off Procedure

As our community sees a rise in our COVID cases and our region was recently put on a stay at home order, Phoebe will have new materials pick up protocols beginning tomorrow, December 14th. Our office hours will remain the same which is 7:30-3:30 Monday – Friday. However, we ask that all families drive up and wait in the circle drop off in front of the office when picking up student materials. You will then call our front office phone number 916-395-4685 and a member of our staff will bring your child’s items to you. We ask that you please wear a mask. This new procedure will ensure the safety of our staff and community as we get through these winter months.

2020/21 School Tours

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.

Blankets, Books, Bears and Board games Charity Drive

The 2020 Holiday Drive is almost over! 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 – and ship directly to Children’s Law Center of CA. ATTN: BBBB 8950 Cal Center Drive, Suite 245, Sacramento, CA 05826.

Phoebe Spelling Bee

Students have been busy studying their lists and words for our spelling bee! There is still time to sign up but do that soon. Check our website for links and updated information. This week, our grade-level spelling competitions will take place via Zoom after school. If your student signed up to compete, you will receive an email with the login and passcode information.

Grade-level competitions:
  • First grade spellers will compete Tuesday at 2:00 pm
  • Second grade spellers will compete Wednesday at 1:30 pm
  • Third grade spellers will compete Thursday at 2:00 pm
  • Fourth grade spellers will compete Tuesday at 3:00 pm
  • Fifth grade spellers will compete Monday at 1:30 pm
  • Sixth grade spellers will compete Monday at 3:00 pm

Supporting Local Businesses

Local businesses have been hit so very hard in 2020 – including businesses owned by Phoebe families. If you are looking to support local this holiday season, please consider supporting the below Phoebe community establishments whether it be via gift cards or other means:

Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

Michelle Pechette
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

Phoebe Logo Masks and Apparel

Show your school spirit by wearing a dragon mask! 100% cotton and machine washable. They are $12 a piece and proceeds will be directed to campus beautification. Simply Venmo Jennifer-claresimmons or Paypal: and we’ll reply with an address for an East Sacramento home porch pick up in the comments.

Regular school apparel is also currently for sale at the Cotton Shoppe through September 27.

Phoebe Hearst Student Survey & Updates

Hello Phoebe Hearst families, 

This is Principal Michelle Pechette. We are so excited to return together on September 3rd. To help us plan, we need parents and guardians to complete a Return Together form for each Phoebe student. You can find this form at The form asks for your input on how you would like your student to attend school, technology needs and for feedback on distance learning. Please complete this form by August 10 to help us provide the best experience for your student.  

We are working very hard on completing class lists.  We are hoping to have those out soon.  Also, if you did not have a chance to pick up your 2019-20 yearbook, please email to schedule a time to pick it up.

Lastly, for former 4th grade families:  The Coloma field trip has officially been cancelled.  We are working diligently to issue refunds.  The process may take several weeks.  We appreciate your patience.  

We look forward to seeing you all on September 3rd.

Thank you,

Michelle Pechette
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

SCUSD Information on 2020-21 School Year

Sacramento City Unified School District has announced that all schools will begin the 2020-21 school year with full distance learning.

Please be sure to complete the SCUSD survey about learning options. One of the questions requires your child’s Student ID number. You may email Yuliya Vathis for this information if you don’t have it.

You may view the SCUSD’s draft Return to Learn plan here, and the draft Return to Health plan here. Feedback on the plans can be provided to the district via its website.

End of Year Message

Good evening Phoebe families,

As we come to the close of our school year, I wanted to share a few final thoughts.

We are still waiting on yearbooks.  When the shipment arrives, we will alert families of a pick up date and time.

If you have not had an opportunity to pick up student belongings or drop off library books this week you will have one more chance tomorrow from 10-11am.  If your student has medications housed in the office, please pick them up on Thursday at 10 am.  

During the summer I will be getting married.  My last name will change to Mrs. Pechette.

If you have moved or are planning to move to a different school district and your children will be enrolling in a different school for the 20/21 school year, please email Yuliya Vathis.

In response to current events our staff has come together to have courageous conversations about racism.  We are committed to continue the work.  Through site funds, we have purchased culturally responsive classroom libraries for every classroom at Phoebe.  These libraries are rich with literature that represents diverse cultures.  The stories will give students the opportunity to meet people unlike themselves.  Then teachers will have the opportunity to teach children empathy and prospective.  We know that it’s not just about what we say, it’s about what we do for our children.  We are committed to putting our words into action.

Please stay safe and have a wonderful summer.

Michelle Hansen (Pechette)
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

4th R Registration

Due to COVID-19, 4th R Registration for the 2020/21 contract year is on hold until further notice.

Please continue to follow our web page for updated registration information and 4th “R” reopening dates.

Due to possible social distancing guidelines and CDC guidelines, our 4th “R” registration process might be formatted differently from years past.