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Jog-a-thon

Good evening Phoebe families,

The Phoebe Hearst virtual Jog-a-thon is coming up on November 9 November 16-20, but all pledges and sponsorship donations are DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 by 8am OCTOBER 26 BY 8AM. (UPDATED 10/16).

Donations can be made online here!

Please email the link and share on your social media to collect those online donations. 

Students are eligible for Phoebe swag (dry-fit jog-a-thon shirt, socks, face mask,  sweatshirt, sweat pants, and a stadium blanket) with their donations. 

All Phoebe swag will be distributed the week of Nov 2 via drive-thru at the school. Stay tuned for details.

Thank you,

Phoebe Hearst PTO​

Weekly Announcements 10/11

Good evening, Phoebe families,

The School Site Council election is now open and will be open for two weeks. We have seven interested parent/community member candidates to fill the two open positions for the 2020-21 school year. Please take a moment to read about our seven candidates on the ballot link and vote for no more than two. We have five parent/community member spots total. Next year we will have three open spots as the term for council members is two years. The elections results will be announced on October 25th. Thank you in advance for your vote!

Please help us to ensure your student continues to engage in Distance Learning through established safety protocols. One layer of security is for your student to log into Zoom using his/her district username and password. This is the same username and password for their Google Classroom that they have already been using since the beginning of the year. Your child’s safety continues to be our priority and this ensures that your child joins as an authenticated user. Please call the front office if you having trouble logging in.

Every Friday your child views a recorded Friday Principal’s Message. If your child is interested in saying the pledge, please email me at michelle-pechette@scusd.edu.

For more information about our current PTO sponsored events, please see links below:

Jog-A-Thon
Home Run Reader

Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

Michelle Pechette
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

Weekly Announcements 10/4

Good evening Phoebe Families,

Autumn is upon us and we are already well into the month of October. With every new month comes a new Social-Emotional Learning theme. This month’s theme is Confidence. Teachers will focus on this theme and weave mini-lessons into their daily instruction. Here is the SEL Parent Resource flyer for October.

Get ready for a fall festive spirit week planned for our dragons. We are going to have school-wide dress up days during the week of October 26th-30th. Those dress up days are:
October 26th – Silly Socks
October 27th – Silly Hair
October 28th – Mismatch
October 29th – Dragon Pride
October 30th – Orange & Black

As part of our District Common Assessment and LCAP data collection process, the district has launched a Fall School Climate Survey in addition to the annual spring survey administered to all 3rd through 6th grade students. This additional fall survey will provide a pulse check on how our students are experiencing school climate, as it relates to social emotional learning, sense of safety, and belonging/connectedness. Your 3rd – 6th grade child is scheduled to take this survey in the next couple of weeks. Please reach out if you have any questions regarding this survey.

We have received an overwhelming amount of feedback from families about our current schedule with regards to our lunch time and the desire to move it to 11:30. We understand that families have work schedules that need consideration when changing our school schedule. It is important to hear from all voices. Please take a moment to fill out this very short survey to let us know your preference. Please note that this would not eliminate after-lunch live instruction. The purpose would be to give students longer learning blocks before their hour-long lunch.

This month we launched our Home Run Reader program and our Jog-A Thon Fundraiser. Links are provided below for full program details.

As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Michelle Pechette
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

Jog-a-Thon

jogathon banner

The Phoebe Hearst jog-a-thon is back for 2020!!

Going virtual…


Though we cannot all be together on campus, we invite all our dragons to run together virtually for the 2020 virtual jog-a-thon the week of NOVEMBER 9-13! 

  • All students (K-6th) can run as far as they can in 15-minutes (consistent with past jog-a-thons). 
  • Students can run around a park, their neighborhood, their driveway, a parking lot, etc. – anywhere that is safe and convenient to run for 15-minutes. 
  • For the 6th graders, we invite anyone who would like to run, in addition to their 15-minutes, a mile as fast as they can! 
  • We encourage students to make this year’s jog-a-thon a family effort :-)


Prizes Prizes Prizes…

  • Students will be eligible for Phoebe gear prizes based on what they fundraise.
  • Click here for a pledge sheet for students to keep track of donations. Please include this with all returned cash/check donations. All donations are due by 8am on October 19. 
  • We will distribute all the jog-a-thon swag to students (likely the week of Nov 2 via drive-through pick-up at school). 


Everyone’s a winner!  But if you want bragging rights…

  • All students are welcome to track their distances (and mile times for 6th graders) using any means available to them (a campus track, stop watch, Garmin, race tracker apps, etc.) and report them back to us via this form by end of the day on November 13. 
  • Phoebe Hearst PTO will track winners by grade (honoring the honor system) and will post on Phoebe’s facebook page and give shout outs in the Principal’s email. 
  • Sixth grade mile winners (top 3 fastest runners) will receive special trophies (porch drop off after the race). 


We need your help designing the jog-a-thon shirt…

  • If your student would like to submit a design for the jog-a-thon shirt, submit artwork (up to 3 colors) to phjogathon@gmail.com by Friday, October 9. 


Send us your pics!

  • If your family is comfortable submitting pictures of your student’s jog-a-thon run, we encourage students to run in their jog-a-thon shirts – show us what you’ve got!
  • We can use those pics in the 2020-2021 yearbook. 


Thank you, and happy running!

Weekly Announcements 9/27

Good evening Phoebe families,

Last week our school was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Phoebe was one of only 33 schools in California to receive the honor in 2020 and one of only two in Northern California. We are so incredibly proud of the work of our students, teachers, school site staff and our entire school community for their hard work and dedication to achieve this very high honor. This is truly a group effort which benefits our students by helping them excel and achieve.

Are you interested in serving on our School Site Council? The School Site Council is a committee made up of teachers, parents, administration and community members for the purpose of offering decisions about how our School Plan for Student Achievement dollars are spent. If you are interested in running for one of our three open seats, please fill out this interest form to be considered for our election that will take place in October.

Here are a couple messages from our PTO:

We are excited to kick off the 2020-2021 Home Run Reader program, distance learning style, with you this Thursday, October 1st. Please check out our new webpage that has ALL of the program info, forms, and prizes at phoebehearst.org/home-run-reader!! During our distance learning year, we will have monthly prizes for all levels and the top 3 in each grade. Remember to log your minutes on your Home Run Reader calendar, email a photo of the log to homerunreader@gmail.com AND input your total minutes read for October at phoebehearst.org/home-run-reader by Monday, Nov. 2nd to be eligible for the October prizes! We will have a contactless prize pick up in Nov. We will distribute prizes to all participants from the 2019-2020 school year at that time as well. Date and time is TBD and will be announced at the end of October. We are looking forward to announcing last year’s top 22 readers in the student video this Friday, October 2nd. We are so proud of all of your hard work. We’re all in this together Dragons! Stay well and keep reading! We miss you and we are here for you!

We need one of our Phoebe dragons to help us design this year’s jog-a-thon shirt! If your child would like to submit a design, please submit their art by Friday, Oct 9th to phjogathon@gmail.com. Artwork can use up to 3 colors. The theme of this year is SUPERHEROS! Artists can use past jog-a-thon designs as inspiration, or come up with something entirely new to embrace the superhero theme, distance learning, wearing a mask, etc. Designs can incorporate the spirit of the event (running, Phoebe the Dragon, support for the school’s technology and art programs, etc.).

Also, if your dragon would like to draw a banner for our website, please fill out this form to be added to a list of on-call artists! Next time we need a banner, an on-call artist will be contacted.

Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

Michelle Pechette
Principal
Phoebe Hearst Elementary

Calling All Artists!

We need one of our Phoebe dragons to help us design this year’s jog-a-thon shirt! If your child would like to submit a design, please submit their art by Friday, Oct 9th to phjogathon@gmail.com. Artwork can use up to 3 colors. The theme this year is SUPERHEROS! Artists can use past jog-a-thon designs as inspiration, or come up with something entirely new to embrace the superhero theme, distance learning, wearing a mask, etc. Designs can incorporate the spirit of the event (running, Phoebe the Dragon, support for the school’s technology and art programs, etc.).

Also, if your dragon would like to draw a banner for our website, please fill out this form to be added to a list of on-call artists! Next time we need a banner, an on-call artist will be contacted.