Cougar Chronicle
Weekly Newsletter- Sept. 11 2019

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Back to School Night: TONIGHT, 5:30-7:00

School-Wide Meeting: 5:30-6:00

Class Meetings: 6:00
School-wide meeting will include brief remarks from our PTSO Board and Mrs. Hanson as well as introduction and voting on the 2019-20 PTSO budget. Children are not allowed unsupervised on campus outside of school hours, which includes Back to School night. Please make arrangements to leave your children at home or take advantage of 4th R’s childcare

available to all families this evening.

Papa Murphy’s Dinner: TODAY

Pick up a pizza or two today at Papa Murphy’s (5734 Folsom Blvd) for your kids and their caretakers for dinner while you’re at Back to School Night! Let the cashier know you’re there with Caleb Greenwood to earn money for our school. No need to bring a flyer.

Friday Morning Run Starts THIS Friday

Friday Morning Run will kick off this Friday before school on the track. Students have the opportunity to earn laps for their class as they get their wiggles out before school each Friday morning. It’s easy! Head to the track at 7:45, grab the STRIDE card from the rack, and run, walk, or skip laps for 15 minutes until the first bell rings: The point is to have FUN. The class with the most laps each month earns the coveted “Golden Shoe Award” presented by Mrs. Hanson at the monthly assembly and competition gets tough. See you there.

Back to School Social: Fri, Sept 20, 5:30-7:30

Pack a picnic and join our Caleb community for a picnic at Glenn Hall Park on Friday, September 20, 5:30-7:30. Meltdown Ice Cream truck will be there for dessert!

GATE Parent Night: Wed, Sept 25, 5:30-6:30

Join Mrs. Hanson and SCUSD GATE Coordinator, Kari Hanson-Smith, to learn about gifted and talented education, options in SCUSD and how the IB PYP and our inclusion model aligns with the needs of gifted students.

School Site Council

School Site Council is a great way to learn about strategic planning and funding at Caleb. Our School Site Council is made up of Mrs. Hanson, three teachers, one support staff and five parent/community representatives. We are in need of three more parents to join the council for a two-year term. Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month, 3-4pm in library. Please email Mrs. Hanson at if you are interested.

Annual PTSO Membership Pledge Drive

Kick off a great year at Caleb Greenwood with a pledge to the Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) in our annual membership drive. You can donate online via Paypal (consider making it a monthly donation) or return cash or check with the form in your child’s Wednesday folder. You can also pick up a form in the front office and return donations to the red PTSO lock box. Funds raised by the Caleb community help support every aspect of our school from art to technology and beyond. Any amount you can contribute is appreciated. Please consider pledging $200 or more now and get two free tickets to the Caleb Greenwood Annual Dinner/Auction event in the spring. You don’t want to miss this fun event. The PTSO is open to all at Caleb Greenwood and is a great way that you can get involved and learn more about exciting things happening at our school. The meetings are 6 pm in the school library the first Wednesday of the month. The fundraising the PTSO does is critical to supporting the enriched programs we have at our school. If you have any questions about the PTSO feel free to contact Keely Bosler at or our PTSO President Nicole Purcell at

Save the Date! Annual IB Therefore I Run Jogathon: Fri, Oct 11

This year’s Jogathon will be held on Friday, October 11th! All kids will have a FREE Jogathon T-shirt for this event courtesy of our wonderful business sponsors. Pledge packets will be in next week’s Wednesday Folder. We have a schoolwide goal of $35,000 and if met, students will earn NO HOMEWORK FOR ONE WEEK and an extra recess. Funds raised from the Jogathon go directly to IB enrichments such as Spanish, Art, Music and Library. Top fundraising and top running intermediate class will compete in a dodgeball game in front of their peers. Top fundraising and top running primary class will get to silly string their teachers. There will also be some individual prizes and recognition for top fundraiser and top runners. We are looking for volunteers for this fun event!! Look for sign up genius link in next week’s Cougar Chronicle and consider volunteering for a position. Any questions, please contact Ryan Tash, or Shannon Tash