Cougar Chronicle
Weekly Newsletter- Sept. 4 2019

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CALEB GREENWOOD Wednesday, September 4, 2019 AN IB WORLD SCHOOL

Back to School Night: Wed, Sept 11,


School-Wide Meeting: 5:30-6:00pm
Class Meetings: 6:00pm
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.

Papa Murphy’s Dinner: Wed, Sept 11,


Pick up a pizza or two 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.

Back to School Picnic: Fri, Sept 20, 5-7pm

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

After School Activities

We have lots of great after school programs returning to Caleb this fall including running club, clay sculpture, Early Engineers, Firefly Arts, Honeycode Coding, Chess Academy, DJ classes and sports! All are starting soon. Please see our web site for more details and contact information.

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 several 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.

SAVE THE DATE: Jogathon, Fri, October 11!

The 2019 Jogathon is scheduled for Friday, October 11th. The Jogathon is a fun and fit activity for K-6th graders to show their support and raise funds for our school. It is the biggest fundraiser for Caleb, which helps our PTSO support enhancements to the ongoing IB program and enrichments, including music, arts, Spanish curriculum, and library. Our schoolwide goal is $30,000 and if we reach our goal all kids will receive one week of NO HOMEWORK! All joggers will receive a FREE T-shirt made possible by our dedicated, generous sponsors. Keep an eye out for fundraising information coming soon in your child’s Wednesday Folder! If you’d like to be Jogathon sponsor, please email the PTSO at

Important Dates

Fri, Sept 6: Friday Sing K-3 @ 8:15

Wed, Sept 11: Back to School Night, 5:30-7 Papa Murphy’s Dinner 11am-8pm

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

Back to School Picnic 5-7pm Wed, Sept 25: GATE Parent Meeting 5:30-6:30

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 Fri, Oct 25: Fall Festival

Important Contacts

NEW Phone Number: 916-395-4515

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Check out page two of The Cougar Chronicle to learn about our school- wide focus on ACTION and how you can work together with your child to take ACTION at home!


As you hopefully know, Caleb Greenwood is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School implementing the Primary Years Program (PYP). Our most recent Evaluation and Reauthorization occurred in Spring 2019. Thank you, everyone, for the continued work and support that made this possible. This achievement reflects the efforts of everyone involved in our Caleb community!

So begins our fifth year as an authorized IB World School as well as the launch of the IB PYP Enhancements. In a reflective effort to provide the best possible standards and practices for our students, the International Baccalaureate Organization has reviewed and improved many aspects of the Primary Years Program. We will begin to slowly roll-out these changes and communicate them with you, our Caleb Greenwood community, so you can begin to understand the new terms as well as the philosophy and intentions behind the Enhancements.

This year we will focus on an important element and value of all the International Baccalaureate Programs — ACTION.

What is ACTION in the IB PYP?

In the PYP, action is both an application of learning and an opportunity for students to engage in a form of contribution or service. It is integral to PYP learning and to the program’s overarching outcome of international mindedness.

What are the PYP ACTION

Action will still draw on learning and inspiration in the PYP. However, we will be encouraging students and our families to explore different demonstrations of

action such as:
• lifestyle choices – e.g. consumption, impact of choices
• participation – contributing as individual or group
• advocacy – action to support change
• social justice – relation to rights, equality and equity, social well-being and justice
• social entrepreneurship – innovative, resourceful and sustainable social change

The Learner Profile/ACTION


Action, the learner profile, and international mindedness work hand in hand to strengthen students’ confidence in their capacity to make a positive change in the world. Student-initiated action will be considered a dynamic outcome of a student’s learning and an active demonstration of the learner profile attributes. Each month we will focus on a learner profile attribute and how it connects and nurtures a child’s disposition towards Action.

How can we begin to support ACTION at home?

Read the Cougar Chronicle every week as we

begin our Action Launch. Here you will find guidance and suggestions on how to support your child at home!

Follow Caleb Greenwood’s Facebook and Instagram pages for Action spotlights, ideas, inspiration, and more!

Talk with your child about their interests and knowledge of Action


Caleb Greenwood, An IB World School



Coming Up in this Month’s Cougar Chronicle:

• Lifestyle Choices Spotlight
• International Day of Peace 9/20