Cougar Chronicle
Weekly Newsletter- Sept. 18 2019

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

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

Friday Morning Run Has Begun!

Friday Morning Run kicked off last 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.

Caleb Spirit Wear Order Deadline: Tues, Sept 24

Our new Be The Change Caleb spirit wear is available for online ordering through Tuesday, September 24. T-shirts and sweatshirts in youth and adult sizes are available. Shipping is free to the school. Order should be received at school and distributed around October 10. Here’s the link: Caleb Greenwood Custom Ink Spiritwear   CLICK HERE


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.


2019-20 School Site Council

The School Site Council plays an important role in the success of our school. Ten members comprised of five parents and five staff members, including Principal Hanson, are responsible for setting school-wide student achievement goals, allocating LCFF funds, and monitoring progress. Welcome to our 2019-20 parent council members, Leena Gurtis, Crystal Richardson, Amy Wood, Jude Domondon and Steve Johns! Thank you for serving our school in this capacity!

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. 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. 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 each 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

Yearbooks for Sale

Get your yearbook now for the lowest price of the year… $25 for hardcover and $20 for softcover. Visits to order today!

Upcoming Dates

Fri, Sept 20: International Peace Day Friday Sing K-3 @ 8:15

Cross Country Meet @ William Pond Park @ 4:30
Back to School Social 5:30-7:30

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

Sat, Sept 28: Cross Country Meet @ Haggin Oaks, time TBD

Wed, Oct 2: School Site Council 3-4 PTSO Meeting 6-7:30

Thur, Oct 3: Picture Day

Fri, Oct 4: Friday Sing & Student Recognition K-3@8:15&4-6@9:15

Fri, Oct 11: Jogathon
Cross Country Meet @ William

Pond Park @4:30 Fri, Oct 25: Fall Festival

Wed, Oct 30: Kinder to Fog Willow
Mon, Nov 4: Symkowick-Rose to Effie Yeaw Tues, Nov 5: Mercado to Effie Yeaw

2nd to High Hill Ranch

Wed, Nov 6: School Site Council 3-4 PTSO Meeting 6-7:30

Mon, Nov 11: Veteran’s Day Holiday Nov 14-15 & 18-22: Parent Conferences Nov 25-29: Thanksgiving Break

Tues, Dec 3: 3rd Grade to Folsom Zoo Picture Retakes 

Important Contacts

NEW Phone Number: 916-395-4515

Call in your absences by calling the main number and selecting #1 OR email absence date and reason to

Reach PTSO for questions regarding events, fundraising and spiritwear at

For all other inquiries, email Office Manager Daria Young at

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