December Newsletter

Dear Phoebe Families, As we neared Thanksgiving break a few weeks ago, our school days were dampened by unhealthy air that limited our students’ ability to go outside; eventually, we were unable to even attend school. The eerie and unsafe conditions were a grim reminder of the things we can take for granted – our…

Thank You

Dear Phoebe Families, Well, we’ve done it again! Just when I thought that last year was the record-breaking year that could never be topped (which I said the year before, and the year before that…), our Phoebe community has come out in full force to support the school’s efforts to bring art, music, and experiential…

September 2018 Newsletter

9/5/18 Dear Phoebe Families, If it were possible to bottle up all of the excitement and energy that goes into the first few days of school and then sell it, we’d certainly be rich!  As always, thank you for a start to this year that reflects your investment in this community and to our school…

CAASPP Testing Letter

April 12th, 2018  Dear Dragons, Next week, we will begin our annual state testing for English and Mathematics.  This examination process, referred to as CAASPP testing (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress), will span four days for each student in grades three through six. Over the four days, students will see a variety of…

April Newsletter

Dear Phoebe Families, Last month, Mrs. Butterfield, Mrs. Rupert, Mr. White, and I worked together to write the application for the California Distinguished Schools Award (fingers crossed!).  The application tasked us with writing several essays that explained, throughly and in detail, a model practice of ours that is distinguished from what is required by the district….

Conference Week – March 12 – 16

Each day during the week of March 12 is a conference day shortened schedule.  Kinder is dismissed at 11:40 (to be picked up in the cafeteria), Primary at 12:10, and Intermediate at 12:24.  Hot lunch is available to students directly after their dismissal time.

March 2018 Newsletter

Dear Phoebe Parents, The tragedy last month in Florida was yet another grim reminder that the job to keep our students safe is never done.  Thank you for the insightful questions and concerns about school safety I’ve received in the last week; we will continue to work to make this campus as safe as possible…

Choir Update!!!

Join Phoebe Hearst Choir! A fun, joyful and engaging music making experience for young people who are interested in singing. Students learn vocal technique, including proper breathing, voice production and diction, while singing fun songs which will be performed at two concerts.  Who: Open to 2nd through 6th graders  When: Tuesdays from 2:30p.m. – 3:30 p.m. February…

January Newsletter

Dear Phoebe Families, Before we send you off for the Winter Holiday, let’s take a moment to thank the entire Phoebe Hearst community for its efforts with this month’s holiday drive.  Kindergarten collected 791 pairs of socks, First Grade collected 485 toothbrushes and toothpaste bottles, Second Grade collected 452 body wash bottles and soap, Third…