News

Office Hours, After-school Clubs

Good evening, Phoebe families,

Happy 100 days of school!  Can you believe that we will celebrate our 100th day of school on February 17th?  I have truly been grateful for every moment that I have had the opportunity to serve our Phoebe community.  

School Office Hours

Our Phoebe front office hours are 7:30am-3:30pm, Monday – Friday for drive-up pick-up.  As of January 12th, Sacramento County was eligible to exit the regional stay-at-home order.  As such, beginning Tuesday, we will be opening our front office for pick-up and drop-off.  Families will be allowed to enter the office.  We ask that you please adhere to proper social distancing protocols as we will only allow 3 people in the office at a time.  If you would like to have pick-up items brought to you in your car, you are welcome to call our front office number and one of our front office staff will be happy to assist you.  

After-school Clubs Sign-ups

We have updates on Phoebe clubs and two additional club sign-ups – Art Club and Nature Bowl club sign-ups have been included.  Please note that Minecraft Club is full with a waitlist and Speech and Debate Club’s next session will begin in April.  

After-school Clubs Sign-ups

After-school clubs are here!  We have several clubs that will be starting very soon such as:

  • Fitness Club (Mon 2:30-3:15) – Ms. Dighero Sign-Up
  • Minecraft Club (Mon 4:00-5:00) – Ms. Nava and Ms. Wagner (This sign up is full) 
  • Nature Bowl Club (TBD) – Ms. Warren Sign-Up
  • Music Club (Thurs 2:30-3:15) – Mr. Manricks, Mr. Martinez & Ms. Harris Sign-Up
  • Speech & Debate Club (Wed 2:15-3:15) – Mr. White (The next 6 week session will begin in April, sign-ups will be coming in March)
  • Art Club (Wed 1:30-2:30) – Mr. Goul Sign-Up

Please click on the sign-up links for more information about that specific club.  

Friday Announcements 2/12

Thank you and have a wonderful evening.
Michelle Pechette
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

Valentine’s Spirit Day, After-school Clubs, Lightspeed

Valentine’s Spirit Day 2/12

This Friday will be a spirit day for our Phoebe students.  All Phoebe students have the option of wearing pink, purple, or red for Valentine’s Day.  


After-school Clubs Sign-ups

After-school clubs are here!  We have several clubs that will be starting very soon such as:

  • Fitness Club (Mon 2:30-3:15) – Ms. Dighero Sign-Up
  • Minecraft Club (Mon 4:00-5:00) – Ms. Nava and Ms. Wagner Sign-Up
  • Nature Bowl Club (TBD) – Ms. Warren Sign-ups coming soon
  • Music Club (Thurs 2:30-3:15) – Mr. Manricks, Mr. Martinez & Ms. Harris Sign-Up
  • Speech & Debate Club (Wed 2:15-3:15) – Mr. White Sign-ups coming soon

Please click on the sign-up links for more information about that specific club.  Some of our clubs are still in development.  Sign-ups will be coming very soon.  


Lightspeed Classroom Management

Phoebe will be participating in a 2 week trial of Lightspeed’s Classroom Management. This product will allow teachers to view & control the window of student’s district Chrome browser windows. Teachers will not be able to see additional windows on personal devices nor information from personal Chrome browsers. Our hope is that teachers will be able to create a more engaged and streamlined instructional experience for your children. It is important to note that, as this is our first use of this product, we are hoping to learn about best practices. Thank you for your patience as we figure out if we should adopt this product and if so, how to best roll it out to the entire district. Should you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Nova Katz, our district instructional technology coordinator at Nova-Katz@scusd.edu

The list of Phoebe teachers participating in the 2 week trial are:
-Relles
-Lozano
-Healy
-Wagner
-Dighero
-Butterfield
-Warren
-White
-Goul
-Harris
-Frasier

Thank you and have a wonderful week!
Michelle Pechette
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

Empathy, GATE, Holidays, Art

Good evening, Phoebe families,

February is here!  With a new month comes a new Social Emotional Learning theme.  This month’s theme is Empathy.  Please take a moment to review the parent resources for our SEL theme. 

GATE Virtual Family Information Night

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 February 4th 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:

https://scusd.zoom.us/j/85366713147

Meeting ID: 853 6671 3147

Passcode: 121744

February Holidays

Please note that we will have two February holidays this month.  There will be no school on February 8th and February 15th commemorating President’s Day.  

Phoebe Art Newsletter

A big thank you to Miss Jane for putting together our Phoebe Art Newsletter.  In it you will find important information about current and upcoming art projects.  

Thank you,

Michelle Pechette
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

GATE informational meeting

Good evening, Phoebe families,

Because of the SCUSD Special Board Meeting scheduled tomorrow at 6:00pm, we will be postponing our GATE informational meeting to February 4th at 6:00pm.  We sincerely apologize for the late notice.  We wanted to ensure that families that wanted to attend the virtual board meeting were able to as well as have the option of hearing from our district GATE coordinator at a later date.  We look forward to seeing you on February 4th at 6:00pm.  

GATE Informational Zoom Meeting:

https://scusd.zoom.us/j/85366713147

Meeting ID: 853 6671 3147

Passcode: 121744

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