Weekly Announcements 9/7

Good evening Phoebe families,

I hope you had time to rest and relax during this 3-day weekend. Our Phoebe team is very excited to get started with our teaching and learning for the 20-21 school year. Our commitment is to engage with students and families and communicate out information in the ever changing world that we are currently immersed in. Know that we are here for you. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Tomorrow will be our first day of full distance learning. Please refer to the daily schedules that were sent to families on Saturday for your child’s schedule based on their grade level.

Do you have questions about Clever, student account information, or forms that may need to be filled out? If so, please visit the district webpage that has a one stop of information for our first days of school.

If you have not had the chance, please fill out our Digital Emergency Card to update any vital contact information for your child. Please fill out the form once for every child at Phoebe.

As always, our Phoebe Website and Phoebe Facebook Page are wonderful sources of information for families, as well.

Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

Michelle Pechette
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

Weekly announcements 8/23/20

Good evening Phoebe families,

As we gear up to start our school year I wanted to give you some reminders and updates for the upcoming week.

Our Kinder Welcome Parade, Materials & Chromebook Pick-up will be on Tuesday, August 25th.

Nazari/Watson – 9:00-10:00 am
Corcoran/Relles – 10:00-11:00 am

All other grades materials & Chromebook pick up will be on Thursday, August 27th.

1st-2nd 8:30-9:30 am
3rd-4th 10:00-11:00 am
5th-6th 11:30-12:30 pm

A make-up day is scheduled for September 2nd from 10:00-11:00 am.

We are asking that you post a sign on the window of your car that has your teacher’s last name and your child’s name. It can be as simple as a white piece of copy paper with black felt marker or your can be creative. Please make sure that it is legible and visible. That will ensure that we can get you where you need to go in an efficient manner.

There will be one last yearbook drive-up pick-up on Wednesday, August 26th at 10:00am.

There are a lot of anxieties associated with the beginning of this school year in particular. In an effort to be as present and available to families as possible and to help answer questions, I would like to hold a Principal’s Informational Zoom meeting. Our district Zoom account is limited to 300 participants. Please take a moment to fill out this interest survey so that I can plan how many Zoom sessions to schedule. These informational virtual meetings will be held on Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st at 5:30 pm. More information will come in next week’s weekly announcements.

Thank you and I will see you this week.

Michelle Pechette
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

March Newsletter 2020

Hello Dragon Families!

Happy Read-Across-America Week!  One of my favorite educational quotes is, “The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is….to show them that reading is a PLEASURABLE activity.  And that means…. finding books that they enjoy, giving them access to those books, and letting them read them.” – Neil Gaiman.

My hopes are that we can keep this as a focus as we celebrate early childhood literacy this week.

I understand there has been some confusion about Friday’s dress-up day.  I have to apologize for not explaining that day when I put out the communication out to everyone.  It is notated as, “Thing 1 and Thing 2” day.  Traditionally at Phoebe it has been “Twin Day.”  At my previous site we had Thing 1 and Thing 2 day and students dressed up as Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat.” At this point I will say that whatever students have for that day (twin or thing 1 – 2) will be acceptable.  So sorry for the confusion.  

There has been communication sent out from the district regarding COVID-19.  We are very conscientious about the spread of disease and germs.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has communicated that proper hand washing is an effective way to stop the disease from spreading.  Susan Sivils, our school nurse, will be coming to talk to our students this week about proper hand washing procedures.  

STC’s production of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory is now open to first graders! To sign up for an audition, visit  https://www.sactheatre.org/school-of-the-arts/ensemble-workshop-productions/  Auditions spots are available March 9th – 11th.

Tickets to this year’s Spring Silent and Live Auction are now on sale! 

We will officially kick off our Pennies for Patients program tomorrow. Your child will be coming home with their own collection box and a flyer that explains all of the exciting Hero Gear students can receive by collecting money in their box. Your “pocket” change makes a difference. Last year Phoebe Heart donated over $3,400.00. This year, we are also encouraging students to set up an online page to receive donations, so that our school can make our biggest impact ever for the Mission of LLS. Join our squad by clicking on the link:  https://events.lls.org/pages/sac/PhoebeAHearstElementarySchool-2020. When heroes work together, we change cancer!

On March 9th we will have a dollar free dress day supporting St. Baldrick’s and childhood cancer research.  

On March 17th – wear green spirit day!!

Attached you will find several flyers of upcoming events.  Take a look!

Thank you,
Michelle Hansen
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

February 2020 Newsletter

Good Evening Phoebe Families,

On February 20th from 5:00-7:00pm, PTO will host a Screenagers showing in the cafeteria.  Screenagers is a documentary that reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. Here’s the details to RSVP…    

Families have expressed interest in including older children to view the screening. The answer is absolutely – with the recommendation that you view the trailer first. The documentary’s recommendation is age 10 and up.

For those with elementary children not ready for the screening, parents can sign up for their kids to attend a free art night put on by Dream Enrichment that will be at Phoebe at the same time of the screening. If you plan to attend, please RSVP using the following link: SCREENAGERS

The Cotton Shoppe will be open for the month of February.

Open enrollment is happening right now.  Please let any one know that has a child interested in attending Phoebe to go online and fill out the form.  Also, if your child will be moving to middle school you will need to go through the open enrollment process again if your child plans to attend a middle school that is NOT their home school.  Please call the office if you have any questions.

Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

Michelle Hansen
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

Please see attached Newsletter for February.  

January 2020 Newsletter

Hello Dragon Families,

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a restful holiday.  We have a few events that I wanted to share with families as we head into January.  

On February 20th from 5:00-7:00pm PTO will host a Screenagers showing for parents in the cafeteria.  Screenagers is a documentary that reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.  During the showing your school aged children are invited to come as well to attend an art night put on by Dream Enrichment.  If you are interested in attending please fill out the sign-up survey.  SCREENAGERS 

On January 14th from 6:30-7:30pm in the cafeteria will be our PTO general board meeting.  At this meeting we will have the pleasure of hearing from Kari Hanson-Smith our GATE coordinator for the district.  She will explain the assessment process that is coming up as well as field any questions that parents might have.  Please plan to attend this very informative meeting.

Have you been wondering how you can get more involved in the school day with your children?  We have a need for some lunch time help with supervision.  If you are interested in helping out during lunch please contact Yuliya in the office or fill out the form link.  We really need your help!   LUNCH VOLUNTEER

Please see the attached flyers for upcoming events and after-school enrichment opportunities. Also, if former choir students are wishing to continue, parents may contact Ms. Kami Davis for details. Rehearsals will be at the same time on Tuesdays in the library.

Here’s to a happy morning tomorrow on our first day back from break!

Thank you,

Michelle Hansen

Attachment 1 (newsletter and acting class flyer); Attachment 2 (lunch menu, reading log and other flyers)

November 2019 Newsletter

Dear Dragon Families,

This first month at Phoebe has been absolutely wonderful. I have felt the warmth of the community surrounding our students and I am thrilled to be a part of it. The jog-a-thon and Harvest Festival were amazing events and we raised quite a bit of money to fund much desired programs at our school. Thank you to all involved that made those events happen. It is my pledge to always put students first. Here’s to an incredible year. If you have not already done so, please stop by and introduce yourself. My door is always open.

Please note that the schedule for minimum days on November 15th, 18th-22nd are as follows:

Kinders:  8:00-11:40 (Kinders are walked to the cafeteria and dismissed from there.) They must be picked up by 12:10.

Grades 1st – 3rd: 8:00-12:10 (Lunch is available.) Students must be picked up by 12:40.

Grades 4th – 6th: 8:00- 12:24 (Lunch is available.) Students must be picked up by 12:45.

Thank you,

-Ms. Hansen

November 2019 Newsletter