News

Phoebe Gear, Garden, COVID testing, Spirit Week

Online Phoebe Gear Store:
Our online Phoebe Gear Store is re-opening for our families from October 15 th – 24 th. Please add your child’s name and teacher in the note box when you order.   https://phd.justprintitink.com/

Garden volunteers:
We are seeking adult family members that are cleared volunteers that would be willing to volunteer in our garden on Fridays.  Any amount of time that  you can donate would be much appreciated. No experience necessary.  Please email michelle-pechette@scusd.edu if you are interested.

COVID Testing:
If you would like to have your child surveillance tested once a week during their instructional day please fill out this  form.  This testing will happen once a week for those families that are interested in having their children regularly tested.  You must also register your child(ren) through our system to give permission for testing.  This new system will begin next week.  

Spirit week is coming up October 25 th – 29 th. Below are our daily themes:

Monday – Wear Red (Red Ribbon Week)
Tuesday – Dress like your Hero
Wednesday – Wear Pink (Breast Cancer Awareness)
Thursday – Sports Day 
Friday – Wear Black & Orange

PTO News:
Costume Contest

There will be a virtual costume contest Oct. 22-27. Please email phoebeweb@gmail.com the photos by the 27th. We will have three winners per grade level and the prize will be a Yume gift card.

Be sure to title your email with Costume Contest, and include your child’s name, grade, and teacher in your email.

Jog-A-Thon
We are so excited about our Jog-a-thon happening on October 22 nd.  As a service to families we will be live streaming the event so that you can observe your child during their run time as we are not able to have parent spectators on campus at this time.  October 22 nd will be a free dress day so have your student wear their jogging outfit so they are ready to run. 

Sub’s, Free Dress Days, Spirit Week & PTO News

Substitute teachers desperately needed
If you have a bachelor’s degree and a day or two available a week, please consider applying to be a substitute teacher.  You can work when you want to and substitute in your own child’s classroom if needed.  Edjoin link

Upcoming Free Dress Days 
October 15th – $1 free dress day benefitting the Mustard Seed School.  Thank you to 6th grader Kyle Beckett for organizing this fundraiser.  If you choose to wear free dress, then please consider donating $1 toward this cause.

October 22nd – Jog-a-thon: Wear your jogging gear!

Spirit Week – October 25th – 29th
Monday – Wear Red (Red Ribbon Week)
Tuesday – Dress like your Hero
Wednesday – Wear Pink (Breast Cancer Awareness)
Thursday – Sports Day 
Friday – Wear Black & Orange

Scarecrow Contest
Our annual scarecrow contest is on!  More information to come.  There will be a flyer sent home from Mrs. Rupert very soon!

PTO News:

Dine and Donate at Dos Coyotes 10/12 
Dos Coyotes Take-Out Fundraiser! 
Tuesday October 12, 2021 
4:00pm-8:00pm 
6450 Folsom Blvd 
Sacramento, CA 

Virtual Costume Contest
There will be a virtual costume contest Oct. 22-27. Please email phoebeweb@gmail.com the photos by the 27th. We will have three winners per grade level and the prize will be a Yume gift card.

Thank you,
Michelle Pechette
Principal

Jog-a-thon, C-19 Testing, SEL theme & Home Run Reader

Jog-a-thon
Congrats and thank you to all of our students & families that participated in our Jog-a-thon fundraiser.  We raised over $110,000! Our Jog-a-thon will take place on Friday, October 22nd and will be a free dress day.

We have a wonderful parent, Marco Martinez, that is willing and able to live stream this event so that all families can view their child during the jog-a-thon. The live stream URL will be password protected and will NOT be viewable on any social media. The live-streaming will be completely secure. If you have questions regarding this service, please email them to michelle-pechette@scusd.edu.

COVID-19 Testing
We had many families sign up for weekly surveillance testing. Please note that we will be using the Rapid Antigen test for surveillance testing.  PCR tests are available upon request and only administered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Siblings may be tested on different days of the week because our health aides test by classroom.  We have over 100 students signed up for weekly testing.  Please email our health aides for additional information. 
Jersey-Fatlowitz@scusd.edu  Diamond-Perryman@scusd.edu

Social Emotional Learning Theme for October
Our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) theme for October is Confidence. Please click on the link for parent resources for our SEL theme.  

Home Run Reader Kick-Off.
Our Home-Run Reader program kicks off this Monday, October 4th. For daily logs and information, please check out the link on our website.  Happy reading, Dragons!

Michelle Pechette
Principal

COVID Testing, Volunteers, Lunch Menu & PTO News

Happy Friday and happy picture day!  Our students looked phenomenal in their picture day best.  If your child was absent today, retakes will be on October 29th.  

COVID Testing

If you would like to have your child surveillance tested once a week during their instructional day please fill out this form.  This testing will happen once a week for those families that are interested in having their children regularly tested.  You must also register your child(ren) through our system to give permission for testing.  This new system will begin next week.  

Volunteer Screening Process

Would you like to volunteer at Phoebe?  There will be limited opportunities to volunteer on campus.  There are some additions to the process this year including proof of COVID vaccination and mandated reporter training.   Click on the link for more information.  

Lunch Menu

As you may have heard our district is having a food shortage issue and as such lunch menu options may change.  I will announce the correct lunch menu item every morning to our students at morning announcements.  

PTO News
Jog-a-thon
Please make sure to fill out the jog-a-thon clothing size form.  We would like EVERYONE to fill out this form.  Thank you!

We have a wonderful parent, Marco Martinez, that is willing and able to live stream this event so that all families can view their child during the jog-a-thon.  The live stream URL will be password protected and will NOT be viewable on any social media.  The live-streaming will be completely secure.  If you have questions regarding this service, please email them to michelle-pechette@scusd.edu.

Thank you,
Michelle Pechette
Principal

COVID update, Picture Day, Logo & Jog-a-thon

We made it through our first full week of school!  I cannot tell you how excited we all are to have our students back on campus full time.  

COVID Update:
According to the SCUSD COVID Dashboard, Phoebe Hearst Elementary has had zero cases on campus for the month of September.  It is my hopes that we keep with that trend. We must all do our part as we all play a vital role with mitigation strategies.  We temperature screen all students before they enter the classroom, have testing on site, and practice the health and safety mitigation strategies as outlined in our Return to Health Plan.  As a reminder, please keep your children home if they have any symptoms.  If you know that your child has been a close contact, please alert me or our health aide as soon as possible.  It is through our collective vigilance that we will keep our children safe and at school.  

Picture day:
Picture day is next Friday, September 24th.  It will be a free dress Friday so have your child wear their best for their 21-22 school pictures. Retakes will be on October 29th.  

New Phoebe Hearst Logo:
A big thank you to parent, Kathryn O’Connell, for designing our new Phoebe Hearst logo! You will see this unveiled on our Jog-a-thon swag in October.  Thank you, Kathryn!

PTO News
Jog-a-thon
Our school-wide jog-a-thon is on Oct 22. Students will run with their grade level for 15 minutes as fast/far as they can on a course on our field. 

Each child is fundraising as much as she/he/they can for the event — the more each student fundraises, the more prizes the student earns. (Prizes include jog-a-thon attire that can be worn as uniform attire.)

We have some additional prizes, including a dedicated parking spot for the family that collectively fundraises the most. 

September 24th is our deadline for accepting donations. When your student turns in his/her/their donation envelopes, please be sure to include the sizes for the earned prizes, which you can do here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5mxZV8753i8CTjBJnM_RIYq8qe-8Z2jFTCdq-tip4h7JdbQ/viewform 

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.
Michelle Pechette
Principal

Traffic, BTSN, Jog-a-thon & Chipotle

Hello, Phoebe families,

We made it to our 6th day of school. As students and staff ease into our normal school schedule, I wanted to share what our focus has been to aid to the already amazing Phoebe culture. As a staff, we talked about the need to build strong relationships with those students that we serve. Together we watched this  video on ways in which we can become students of our students. Students who feel seen are always more apt to learn.

Would you like to volunteer for traffic help in the mornings?  

Mr. Isaac could use your help as a crossing guard, opening car doors, and moving cars along the drop-off line. Please email me if you would like to help.  michelle-pechette@scusd.edu

Drop-off Tutorial Video

Back to School Night Dates:
We will be holding virtual Back to School NIghts on the following dates:

Kinder – September 20th
1st, 2nd – September 21st
3rd, 4th – September 22nd
5th, 6th – September 23rd

More information will come from your child’s teacher. Please reach out to them with any questions.

PTO News:
Jog-a-thon Kickoff!
Jog-a-thon fundraising officially kicks off today! Our most favorite event is scheduled for October 22. Students have until Sept 24 to earn pledges (and recruit sponsors!) to raise funds for our school. 

Donations can be made super easily online – just share this link with friends and family:  https://phoebehearst.ejoinme.org/jogathonhome

Dine & Donate @ Chipotle:
When: September 14th between 4 and 8 pm
Where: Chipotle at 5738 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819
How: You can order ahead for pick up, but be sure to use the promo code! 7RJDZHZ 

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!
Michelle Pechette
Principal