Cougar Chronicle
Weekly Newsletter- Jan. 29th 2020

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First-Sixth Grade Winter Concert: TONIGHT @ 6:15pm

Our First-Sixth Grade Winter Concert is TONIGHT at 6:30pm at Hiram Johnson High School. Students need to arrive by 6:15pm to join their classes for the show. Please note that traffic is often challenging for this event, so allow extra time for travel and parking. Please also be aware that Hiram Johnson’s campus is experiencing some construction on the south side of campus closest to 14th Ave. Entering the courtyard in front of the auditorium where students meet their teachers will have to be approached on the north side of the auditorium. This is a must-see event and all students are expected to participate!

Barnes & Noble Book Fair: THIS SATURDAY

Stop by the Barnes & Noble at Arden Fair Mall this Saturday, February 1 listen to story time with our teachers, listen to our band perform and watch our Frozen. Jr cast perform. Then enjoy treats and shopping. A portion of your purchase will benefit Caleb Greenwood! Check out the flyer in this week’s Wednesday Folder for more details and scheduling.

Readathon: January 27-February 7

The Readathon is going strong! Thanks to those hard at work reading and fundraising! You should have received an email from 99 Pledges with directions for setting up your child’s personalized fundraising page. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for a week of No Homework.

This Friday we will announce our first Reading Bingo winners so turn in your Bingo Cards to the office. Students can play as many times as they want to earn a chance to win a $20 Barnes & Noble gift card. If you haven’t already, please share your student’s personalized fundraising URL via email, text and social media and encourage your reader to play Reading BingoforachancetowinBarnes&Noblegiftcards! Andkeeponreading!

Tennis at Caleb!

Introducing after-school tennis on the Caleb Greenwood Blacktop! Coach Jed Friedman will be offering tennis clinics for beginner players in grades 1-6. Coach Jed is a certified coach who has worked with junior players of all ages and ability levels and is excited to bring his passion for the game of tennis to Caleb Greenwood! The goal of these after-school clinics is to provide a structured and fun framework that inspires young players to love the game of tennis and to improve their play. The class will run on Wednesdays from 2:20-3:20 PM beginning March 25, and the curriculum is designed to develop and improve stroke technique, hand-eye coordination, and knowledge of the rules of tennis with an end goal of allowing our players to rally, serve, and keep score- the 3 basic requirements needed to play organized matches and compete with friends and family.Registration for the 8-week session is $130, no equipment required! To register, please fill out a form at If you are interested in tennis lessons or group classes for kids who aren’t able to attend this class, please contact or 202-669-1214 for more information. For more information on Coach Jed, please visit

January Learner Profile and Action Focus:

Knowledgeable Advocacy

In IB PYP, being Knowledgeable means we develop and use conceptual understanding by exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We also engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance. This new learning may result in Action in the form of Advocacy — seeking to ensure that people, particularly those who are most vulnerable in society, can have their voice heard on issues that are important to them. New knowledge may propel you to …. share your learning and concerns with family, friends, and all who will listen; send letters and emails to local and global officials to communicate your ideas; write articles and stories about issues important to you; give a speech and teach others about your cause; or maybe join others with similar passions to get your voices heard!

Talk with your family about what values your family holds and explore issues and topics that align with these values. Then do some research together to become Knowledgeable of that issue and then think of ways you can take Action by becoming Advocates for your cause! 

Celebrating Diverse Contributions to Our Nation’s History -This Month, Every Month, and All Year Long-

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in

diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

-Maya Angelou 

Discover California Afro Latino Heritage. This year is the 250th Anniversary of the establishment of Monterey, Alta California. black-history-month-250th-celebration- of-afro-latino-heritage-tickets- 85943059003

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

California State Capitol – West Steps 1300 L Street Sacramento, CA 95814 



SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2020 12:00PM–4:00PM

Join us for a day of music, food, education, cultural connection, & art demonstrations. Shop the Black & Beautiful Marketplace, sample foods from across the African Diaspora, engage in soul- stirring talks, a crowd-sourced drum circle & more!