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Open House Update & Traffic Safety

Open House COVID Protocols:
Teachers have been actively preparing to welcome families to Open House on May 25th at 5:30 pm. Please join us on the blacktop at 5:30 pm sharp for staff introductions.  

On May 11th our district communicated updated COVID protocols pertaining to large outdoor gatherings to all SCUSD families.    

Per the updated guidance, all students, families and staff attending open house will be required to wear a mask while indoors. We have been experiencing an increase of COVID cases.  Mask wearing will reduce the risk of students and staff contracting COVID and being absent during the last days left of the school year. We will have masks and hand sanitizer available for all. Please ensure that you stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms.  

Traffic Safety:
May is Bike Month!
The Bicycle Bus is going strong! We ride from 35th and M St at 7:30am every morning, gathering friends along the way. We have ten to twenty riders every day, from kinder to 6th graders. When you are ready to ride with us, just show up on M St! On Monday, May 16, let’s have as many Dragons as possible ride to school on the Phoebe Hearst Bike Bus! 

Handicapped  Parking:
Please remember that you must have a handicap placard to legally park in a handicap parking spot.  We have grandparents and families that need the use of those spaces. Please be kind and leave those spaces to those that need them.  

Michelle Pechette
Principal

Open House, Moana JR, PTO & Traffic Safety

I wanted to extend a special thank you to all of our wonderful families that showed appreciation to our staff this past week.  It was a wonderful week with lots of joy because of YOU!  

Open House 5/25 @ 5:30 pm
You are invited to Phoebe Hearst’s Open House on May 25th at 5:30 pm.  Please plan to meet on the blacktop for announcements and instructions of staff.  Classrooms will be opened after announcements.  We are SO excited to have families back on campus!

Phoebe’s production of Moana Jr is May 21st and 22nd

Tickets are now available for Phoebe Hearst’s production of Moana Jr, May 21st and 22nd at the Land Park Amphitheater. We have two casts with 2 shows each, so check cast lists before you purchase. You can buy tickets here:  https://www.youngactorsstage.com/tickets

PTO Updates:
Would you like to be part of the Phoebe PTO board?

It’s that time, where we look for new members to serve on next year’s PTO board. We expect to have a “regular” year where we bring back beloved Phoebe events like Harvest Festival, Science Night, and the Spring Live and Silent Auction. There’s lots to do! Contact Jenny Simmons at jennyclaresimmons@gmail.com before May 13th if you are interested to learn more and hear about the open positions.

Home Run Reader
Today (5/6) is our River Cats game day at 6:45 pm. 

Please buy your tickets today!   https://fevo.me/3JaTgJ4 The River Cats stadium is a clear bag, mobile ticket, and cashless facility. Questions? Please see attached pdf and/or email homerunreader@gmail.com.

Traffic Safety Update:

Bike to School:
The Bicycle Bus is going strong! We ride from 35th and M St at 7:30 am every morning, gathering friends along the way. We’ve got ten to twenty riders every day this week, from kinder all the way up. When you are ready to ride with us, just show up on M St! On Monday, May 9th, let’s have as many Dragons as possible ride to school on the Phoebe Hearst Bike Bus! 

Drop off:
Just a reminder that traffic is very light for drop-off between 7:30 am and 7:45 am.  

Thank you and have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.
Michelle Pechette
Principal

Principal Search, Dollar Free Dress, Traffic Safety & PTO

Phoebe Hearst Principal Search:
Community input is critical in helping us find our next Phoebe Hearst Elementary School principal. We will provide our community with opportunities to help us identify characteristics for our new principal and inform the type of interview questions we’ll use in the process. Please click on the link for more information and how you can add feedback.

Dollar Free Dress Friday, May 6th:
Friday, May 6th is a dollar free dress Friday supporting children in Ukraine.  This Friday will be unique in that we are asking families to donate online rather than bringing money to school.  Here is the link to donate.  Thank you for supporting children in Ukraine. 

Traffic Safety:
May is Bike Month:

The Bicycle Bus starts on Monday! Every morning in May, we will ride from 35th and M St to Phoebe Hearst, leaving at 7:30am. Your rider or roller can join us anywhere along the route. We will do a practice ride this Sunday, leaving 35th and M St at 11am. We would love for your student to join us. If you think your family will be part of the Bicycle Bus, please fill out this form: 2022 Phoebe Hearst Bike Train – Google Forms

PTO Announcements:
Teacher Appreciation Week:
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-May 6. This year, rather than orchestrating how families show thanks with schedules and specific tasks, we ask our families to show appreciation in their own individual way. There are so many creative ways to say thank you to your teacher. Here are a few ideas…

  • A homemade card, hand-drawn picture, or a letter
  • Flowers from your garden
  • Offer to bring their favorite coffee drink or snack
  • A video message from your kiddo

Home Run Reader:
Please join us at the Rivercats game Friday, May 6th.  Everyone is invited!  Please click the link to buy your lawn seat tickets now.  Please share the link with friends and family too!  https://fevo.me/3JaTgJ4

Students who hit the Home Run level earn one free lawn seat ticket, provided by PTO.  It will be emailed to you by May 5 th.  Please see the attached list of home run level students.

Congrats to our top 20 readers school-wide and our top two kinders. We will email you directly with game day details by early next week. 

Can’t make it on May 6 th? You may go to the Rivercats box office to use your ticket at another Sunday-Thursday game during the 2022 season.

Prizes will be distributed to your student’s classroom the first week in May.

Questions? Please check phoebehearst.org/home-run-reader for details or email  homerunreader@gmail.com.

Updated List of HRR Winners 2022

Parents of 6th graders:
For any families headed to Sutter Middle School next year  – a quick reminder to pre-order your Sutter Spirit Wear by Sunday, May 1st. Orders will be ready for pick up the first week in June — just in time for promotion gifts!  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfW7CwNySUW9-d1gkMcqP3Dch8AYYhZB6tgXtV5h7aYl6oQ6A/viewform

Thank you,
Michelle Pechette
Principal

Important End-of-Year Dates

As we gear up for the home stretch, I wanted to put out a few reminders of upcoming dates as I know there are many questions surrounding the extension of the school year and how that might affect end of year activities.  Please note that our currently scheduled dates will remain no matter when the last day of school falls:

  • Open House – May 25th from 5:30pm-6:30pm in-person!
  • Book Fair – May 18th – 25th – Open during open house
  • CAASPP Testing for 3rd-6th graders – May 9th – 20th 
  • 6th grade Dance – June 14th from 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • 6th grade Promotion – June 15th from 8:30-9:30
  • 6th grade Swim Party – June 16th @ Cabana Club

A message from our Parent Teacher Organization:

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-May 6. This year, rather than orchestrating how families show thanks with schedules and specific tasks, we ask our families to show appreciation in their own individual way. There are so many creative ways to say thank you to your teacher. Here are a few ideas…

  • A homemade card, hand drawn picture, or a letter
  • Flowers from your garden
  • Offer to bring their favorite coffee drink or snack
  • A video message from your kiddo

Home Run Reader

  • Please join us at the Rivercats game Friday, May 6th.  Please click the link to buy your lawn seat tickets now. Please share the link with friends and family too! https://fevo.me/3JaTgJ4
  • Please join us at the 8 am line-up on Friday, April 29th, where Dinger will help us recognize the top 20 readers school-wide and our top two kinders. 
  • Students who hit the Home Run level earn one free lawn seat ticket, provided by PTO.  It will be emailed to you by May 5th.  Please see the attached list of home run level students.
  • Questions? Please check phoebehearst.org/home-run-reader for details or email homerunreader@gmail.com. Can’t make it on May 6th? You may go to the Rivercats box office to use your ticket at another Sunday-Thursday game during the 2022 season.

If your child is heading to Sutter Middle School next school year, we have graduation gift ideas! Fill out this google form and place an order for Sutter Spirit Wear. There are t-shirts, sweatshirts, and socks to choose from and the money supports important Sutter programs. Place your order by April 29th and it should be ready for pick up around the first week in June — just in time for promotion!

Traffic Safety Committee:

Phoebe Hearst Bicycle Bus!

Phoebe Hearst is celebrating May is Bike Month with a Bicycle Bus to school every day. All riders and rollers are welcome.The Bicycle Bus will bike together from 35th and M St at 7:30am; your student can hop on the Bicycle Bus along the route. We can help you get your bikes and riders ready. There will be a free bike mechanic at East Portal Park tomorrow  (Saturday, April 23 from 3 to 4pm) to tune up and fit bicycles. If your student will be taking the Bicycle Bus, please fill out this form:   https://forms.gle/sKk6vXgZHuoHynew7

The Phoebe Hearst Traffic Safety Committee would like to remind all parents that there will be a Parent-focused Traffic Safety Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:00 pm. All parents are encouraged to attend to learn about progress made to improve traffic safety on and around campus, hear about developments of concern for our area, and share their feedback concerning student safety. The registration link can be found here.

Thank you and take care,
Michelle Pechette
Principal

Home Run Reader, Spirit Wear, Open House, & Traffic Safety Updates

Home Run Reader
Please save the date for our Rivercats Home Run Reader night on May 6th. Please click the link to buy your tickets now!  https://fevo.me/3JaTgJ4 The tickets are all lawn seats. PTO will buy the tickets for the students who hit the home run level. After spring break we will send an update with the list of home run readers. Questions or volunteer opportunity requests? Please check our web page  www.phoebehearst.org/home-run-reader and/or email  homerunreader@gmail.com

Phoebe Spirit Wear Store
The spirit wear store’s online ordering deadline has been extended.  The new deadline is Monday, April 11th.   https://phd.ju stprintitink.com/

Open House May 25th @ 5:30 pm
Mark your calendars for our annual Open House on May 25th from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm.  We are so excited to have families back on campus for Open House!

Traffic Safety Updates
Phoebe Hearst will have a Bike Bus every day in May for Bike Month. Students will bike together from 35th and M St to Phoebe Hearst each school morning. We will have events to get our bikes and students ready for the first day. Please fill out our form to give us an idea of how many riders and rollers we will have on the Bike Bus.  https://forms.gle/sKk6vXgZHuoHynew7

The Traffic Safety Committee has been meeting regularly to address some of the issues regarding drop-off and pick-up traffic safety. To update our parents and solicit feedback, we invite you to attend a Traffic Safety Townhall on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:00. The Zoom link is in the email ( https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsduCvrzIrH9RRkHDHTzmVM3WPtZIS873y). Additionally, the committee has access to some potential messaging assets and would like to know which options are preferred by our parents. You can share your feedback by completing a short survey. ( https://forms.gle/LwUwHy7kc8NW7YpH8

Thank you and have a wonderful spring break.

Michelle Pechette

Principal

Phoebe Spirit Wear Store, Minimum Days 3/21-3/25

Phoebe Spirit Wear Store

The Phoebe Spirit Wear Store is open starting today until
4/4!  There are some fresh, new designs, too! Check out the link to order. 
Orders will be filled by April 29th.  

Minimum Days 3/21-3/25

Dismissal times are as follows:

Kinder – 11:40
1st-3rd – 12:10
4th-6th – 12:24

Grab-and-go lunches will be provided to students needing one as they leave for the day.  Please let your child know if you would like them to be included in the lunch count each day.  

Please make sure you are reading all district emails regarding the planned work stoppage.  

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.
Michelle Pechette
Principal