Yearbook Art Winners, Art Blog, Webmaster

Good evening, Phoebe families,

Yearbook Artwork Cover Winners

A big congratulations to our yearbook cover winners:

1st Place: Hadeeqah K. from Goul
2nd Place: Olivia B. from Meyer
3rd was a tie: Emma S. from Harris and Emma D. from Butterfield

Winners will be receiving a free yearbook. Thank you to all of our student contestants that participated.

Miss Jane’s Art Blog

For helpful art resources and art updates please visit our Phoebe Hearst Art Blog updated regularly.

Seeking a Webmaster

We could use a little help with our website. Phoebe Hearst is seeking for a volunteer that would be willing to take over our Phoebe Hearst website. If you are interested, please email michelle-pechette@scusd.edu.

Thank you,

Michelle Pechette
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

SEL, GATE, Enrollment, HRR

Good evening, Phoebe families,

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a restful two weeks.

SEL Theme

This month’s Social-Emotional theme is Perspective-taking. Please take a moment to review the parent resources.

GATE Parent Information Virtual Meeting

Gifted and Talented Education is specialized academic instruction that is offered at Phoebe from grades 2-6. Students are assessed in grades 1 and 3. I would like to invite any parents/caregivers to join us for a GATE information virtual meeting on January 26th from 6:00-7:30pm. Our district GATE coordinator, Kari Lofing, will present and be available for questions. This meeting will be held via Zoom. The Zoom information is in your email.

Incoming Kindergartners

Do you have an incoming kindergartner for the 2021-22 school year? Attached you will find a flyer with important dates. Please call our front office if you have any questions regarding enrollment and we will be happy to assist you. Also, if your incoming kinder will be 6 before September 1st, please email Yuliya Vathis at yuliya-vathis@scusd.edu as soon as possible to ensure a smooth enrollment.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 18th

Please note there will be no school on Monday, January 18th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Home Run Reader ​

Congrats to our top three Home Run Readers in each grade for December 2020! Please stay tuned for the next prize pick-up date. We are so proud of all of your hard work. Keep reading, Dragons!

  • Kinder- Jase K, Ryan G, Connor P
  • 1st grade- Ronan F, Teddy B, Dekker K
  • 2nd grade- Trevor N, Declan L, Rebekah P
  • 3rd grade- Joshua E, Kara N, Jax K
  • 4th grade- Samuel P, Grace B, Anuhea C
  • 5th grade- Hadeeqah K, Alden P, Kai B
  • 6th grade- Alice D, Hazel H, Sophia A

Our December raffle winner is Annabella T.

Thank you,

Michelle Pechette
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

PTO Updates (Auction, Holiday Drive, etc)

Phoebe families,

It has been a busy few months and the PTO has been working hard to adapt to all of the changes this year.  See below for details on a number of important programs, including a video wrap up to jogathon which makes our hearts very happy.  We thank you for all the support and enthusiasm we have received in 2020.

The holiday online auction is LIVE

Behind on holiday shopping? In search of stocking stuffers? You are in luck! The very first Phoebe Hearst online auction is now LIVE.  With the cancellation of the Spring Fundraiser, we have a number of items that we are auctioning to the highest bidder.  This includes 2 dates for holiday carriage rides through the 40’s, a Yeti cooler, and donated baskets and restaurant gift cards.

Visit the online auction here.

Choose “Get Started” to be an online bidder and bid on these items. Auction ends this Tuesday, December 8th at 6:00 pm.  

Our fundraising efforts this year

Thank you to everyone who donated to the jogathon this year.  We raised $80,000 which will support ALL of our programs this year (sadly, there will be no Spring Fundraiser due to COVID, so this was our one shot to fund the budget).  This includes our art program, continued landscaping at Phoebe to build out more outdoor spaces, teacher funds for their classroom, operational expenses and so much more.  

Virtual jogathon video

The virtual jogathon itself was a big hit.  Our Phoebe dragons blew us away with their enthusiasm, energy and smiling faces while virtually running around their neighborhoods!  Check out our compilation video to feel all the good vibes!

Blankets, Books, Bears and Board games Charity Drive

The 2020 Holiday Drive is here! 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  http://dreamlist.com/for/bbbb and ship directly to Children’s Law Center of CA.  ATTN: BBBB 8950 Cal Center Drive, STE 245, Sacramento, CA 95826.

Online Spelling Bee

The Spelling Bee is back! Stay tuned for details in Mrs. Pechette’s upcoming Sunday messages.  

Upcoming dine and donate

Phoebe has an upcoming dine and donate at MOD pizza (2100 Arden Way) on 12/8/2020 from 4:00-8:00pm.  20% of proceeds come back to Phoebe.

https://www.groupraise.com/events/171603

As we said, lots going on! Thank you for your support and enjoy the holidays.

The Phoebe Hearst PTO Board

Jog-a-Thon this week, fall break

Good evening, Phoebe families,

I hope this message finds you well. Fall break is almost upon us. There will be no school November 23rd – 27th. We will see you back on Monday, November 30th.

Get ready to RUN! Our 2020 Virtual Jog-a-thon kicks off off tomorrow. Find a safe place to run for 15-minutes between Nov 16-20 and tell us how you did! Running pics welcome, too. Details for running and submitting results are all on our website: https://phoebehearst.org/jog-a-thon/

Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

Michelle Pechette
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

Holiday, Jog-a-Thon swag

Good evening, Phoebe families,

I hope this message finds you well. We have a few announcements this week.

There will be no school this Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day. We want to sincerely thank all those that have served our country.

We will be distributing Jog-A-Thon prizes this week via drive through pick-up at school. Due to the Kindelt family’s generosity, all students will have swag to be picked up. All COVID safety protocols will remain in place for this effort (masks required). Distribution will be done alphabetically on the following schedule:

Tuesday, Nov, 10 from 2-4pm: Last names starting with A – L
Thursday, Nov 12 from 2-4pm: Last names starting with M – Z

If you are unable to pick up your child’s swag during the allotted times, you may come by the office on or after November 13th from 7:30-3:30.

Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

Michelle Pechette
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

Dos Coyotes Fundraiser, Conferences, Jog-A-Thon

Good evening, Phoebe families,

I hope all of our Phoebe families had a safe and enjoyable weekend. As we round the corner into November, I am reminded that although we are in the midst of events that we cannot control, there is much to be grateful for which leads us into our new monthly Social Emotional Learning theme: Gratitude. Please take a moment to check out the parent resources regarding gratitude.

Need a dinner idea for election night? Come out and support our Dine and Donate event at Dos Coyotes from 4:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, November 3rd. 20% of all proceeds will go back to our school.

We will be holding Parent/Teacher conferences during the week of December 4-11. Your child’s teacher will be contacting you for a date and time for your conference. Most conferences will be scheduled in the afternoon time. If you have questions about parent/teacher conferences, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

Thanks for everyone’s outstanding efforts to fundraise for the Jog-A-Thon. Together, we raised more than $80,000!

And BIG thank you to the Kindelt family for sponsoring the Jog-A-Thon so that every student will receive a Jog-A-Thon shirt!

We will be distributing Jog-A-Thon prizes the week of November 9 via drive through pick-up at school. Due to the Kindelt’s generosity, all students will have swag to be picked up. All COVID safety protocols will remain in place for this effort (masks required). Distribution will be done alphabetically on the following schedule:

Tuesday, Nov, 10 from 2-4pm: Last names starting with A – L
Thursday, Nov 12 from 2-4pm: Last names starting with M – Z

If you’re able to grab a friend or neighbor’s swag and deliver to them, you are welcome to do so. If you are unable to pick up your child’s Jog-A-Thon swag during these windows, you can pick up in the office on or after Friday, Nov 13.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! If you are able to do an hour-shift on either or both days, we could use the hands to make distribution fast and efficient.

Please sign up here: Jog-A-Thon Swag Drive Thru

To recognize readers throughout the entire school year, we’ll have monthly prizes. To be eligible, submit logs on the website AND to homerunreader@gmail.com by the 1st Monday of the following month (October logs are due Nov. 2).

Thank you and have a wonderful evening,

Michelle Pechette
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary