A Note of Thanks

Dear Phoebe Families,   As educators, we are asked to remain neutral about religion and politics with our students, who come to school with diverse values, beliefs, and backgrounds.  However, we are never indifferent to any uncertainty, unease, or anxiety our students may feel about these topics, which are often polarizing and highly charged. The…

Chess Club at Phoebe!

Calling all future chess grandmasters! The Phoebe Hearst Chess Club is in full effect this year. If you are new to the game, interested in learning, or already know what you are doing, come to the library at lunch on Fridays (11:45 for primary, 12:15 for intermediate) and get your game on! We are fortunate…

New Bell Schedule for 2016/17!

Dragons, As you have heard, the bell schedules at our schools in the district are changing for this year, and Phoebe is no different. In an effort to provide more time for collaboration for teachers, we will be adding 12 instructional minutes to each day and getting out an hour early each Thursday for an…

CAASPP Testing

April 10th, 2015 Dear Dragons, As you may know, next week begins 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…

December Newsletter

Dear Families of Phoebe Hearst, Congratulations on officially finishing the first term of this fast-paced school year!  November was dedicated to academic conferences and an introduction to our district’s new elementary report cards. As with anything new and unknown, a period of growing pains and adjustments is to be expected – we, as a staff,…

ConnectED 11/2/14

Tomorrow, the Jog-a-thon begins at 8:30am. After a weekend-long weather delay, I know you’re anxious to get out there and show what you can do.  Students may wear athletic shorts or pants while running in the event, but will need to be in uniform before and after. Prior to the Jog-a-thon, I will announce the winners of…

November Newsletter

Dear Families of Phoebe Hearst, What a busy month of October we’ve had! The Giving Garden was in ‘full bloom’ with rich learning opportunities for students outside the classroom, PTO put on an incredible Harvest Festival in large part to the superb effort of Sarah Z’Berg, Hillary Johnson, and Holly Whitman, the Jog-a-thon raised more…

Dragon Values

Dear Parents, As you know, we have officially introduced the Dragon Values of Phoebe Hearst! There are nine core values that we expect of our students as well as ourselves with respect to conduct, attitude, and character each and every day! To reinforce these values, we have hung posters in each classroom and around campus…

ConnectED 10/21/14

A huge THANK YOU to you, the families of Phoebe Hearst, for your Jog-a-thon donations!! To date, we have totalled more than $38,000 dollars in donations to support our arts program, and the event isn’t until next week! What an incredible contribution from our families! We could not be more grateful. This Saturday is the Harvest Festival,…