Cougar Chronicle
Weekly Newsletter- Oct. 30 2019

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Flag Football v Lubin: TODAY @ 5pm

Games are at Hiram Johnson High School on the back fields off Redding Avenue. Come out to support our team with your friends & family!

Halloween Reminder

Please remember that at Caleb Greenwood, we do our best to keep the focus on academics and to keep our students healthy while you enjoy the holiday with your families. Here’s a refresher on our Halloween policies:

Students do not wear costumes during the school day at any time for


Candy, other food, and non-food items will not be distributed at school for

Halloween. If your child brings this type of item for distribution to the class, it will be sent home without being distributed. Please do not put teachers in the position of having to send these items home with the child who brought them.

Art to Remember

Art to Remember order forms are due in class this Friday or online next Friday. We are highly encouraging online ordering this year which will allow you to create lasting memories with just a few clicks! This is a great way to get a jump start on your holiday shopping with personalized gifts made with your child’s artwork, while also contributing to our fundraising efforts. Forty percent of the profit on each item comes back to Caleb. There is no minimum order and delivery is free to the school before the winter holidays. Want to use a different piece of artwork by your child? You can upload new photos to the Art to Remember web site and order from there. If you can’t find your child’s order code, text their first and last name and teacher’s name to 916-790-0992 and the code will be sent to you ASAP.

Fall Festival

Thank you to Elise Brown, Curtis Cogdill, Amy Pisarsky and their families and team of volunteers as well as DJ Char and our sponsors for making this year’s Fall Festival a success!

Friday Sing, Student Recognition & Jogathon Awards:


Congratulations and great job, Cougars! We surpassed this year’s Jogathon goal, raising more than $42,000! You’ve earned an extra recess this Friday and a week of NO HOMEWORK, November 18-22! Classroom winners and awards will be announced at our Student Recognition assemblies this Friday, November 1. Primary begins at 8:15 followed by the silly string run outside, and intermediate begins at 9:15 followed by a dodgeball game for our class winners.

Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences:

November 14-November 22

Student-led parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for November 14-22. You will receive scheduling confirmation this week and next from your child’s teacher. Parent and student participation are critical for these conferences, so please be sure to bring your child with you. Please note that November 14-22 will all be shortened days. Please plan for transportation and childcare accordingly!

Shortened Day Schedule Kinder 7:55am-11:30am 1st-3rd 8:00am-12:10pm 4th-6th 8:00am-12:19pm Optional lunch until 12:40pm




October Learner Profile and Action Focus:


Thinker Lifestyle Choices

Being a Thinker allows you to use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. Thinkers weigh facts and opinions when gaining new knowledge and make reasoned, ethical decisions. This discriminate thought and reflection may result in Action in the form of a Lifestyle Choice — it may Impact your decision to take the elevator or stairs in pursuit of healthier living; it may change what you buy or the businesses you frequent; it might have you take a closer look at your news sources; it may even change the way you to get to work! Think about issues and problems from many angles, considering facts and opinions, as well as alternative solutions, when making choices that impact your day-to- day life.

Halloween Candy Giveback Challenge!

This is our last week to focus on our Lifestyle Choices as Action. As we close out the week with Halloween, this would be good time for the family to be Thinkers and think about others who may not have the opportunity to receive candy and treats during the Halloween holiday. Ask your child to make a choice in regards to the candy they receive on Halloween. Ask whether they would like to choose to give part of their candy away to those in need. Here are some organizations (below) that would gladly accept your candy donations or ideas how you can organize your own candy collection project. Share pictures of your Action with us (!

Candy Care Packages for Our Troops: n-candy-buyback-program/ ts-troops your-thanks/halloween-candy/ Candy!.html

Research area dentists that buy back candy and donate to worthy causes, such as:
Surfside Kids Dental and Orthodontics
2615 Riverside Blvd. Sacramento, CA, 95818 Phone: 916-979-5444

Research area children’s organizations (Ronald

McDonald House, receiving homes, etc.) to see if they need candy for holiday stockings or gifts.


Developing International Mindedness National Hispanic Heritage Month

Learn About
Dia de los Muertos!

The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos), is a Mexican holiday tradition during which families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. A blend of Mesoamerican ritual, European religion and Spanish culture, the holiday is celebrated each year from October 31- November 2.

Encourage your child to participate in a story and craft activity to learn about Day of the Dead here at school during lunch recess this Friday, November 1st.

You can also attend the annual Souls of the City Festival, on Saturday, November 2nd from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you attend, please take photos and email them to Mrs. Cordero.

Or take your family to the Sacramento History Museum in Old Sacramento for Día de los Muertos exhibit running until November 30.

For more information: events/dia-de-los-muertos/ 


Upcoming Dates

Wed, Oct 30: Kinder to Fog Willow Flag Football V Lubin 5pm

Thur, Oct 31: 3rd to Governor’s Mansion

Fri, Nov 1: Friday Sing, Student Recognition, Jogathon Awards

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration Mon, Nov 4: Symkowick-Rose to Effie Yeaw Tues, Nov 5: Mercado to Effie Yeaw

2nd to High Hill Ranch 3rd Grade Planning

Wed, Nov 6: School Site Council 3-4 Flag Football v Phoebe 4pm

PTSO Meeting 6-7:30 Thur, Nov 7: 6th Grade Planning

Fri, Nov 8: 1st Grade Planning
Mon, Nov 11: Veteran’s Day Holiday Wed, Nov 13: 5th Grade Planning

Flag Football v Judah 4pm Nov 14-15 & 18-22: Parent Conferences

Nov 18-22: NO HOMEWORK WEEK Fri, Nov 15: Friday Sing
Nov 25-29: Thanksgiving Break Tues, Dec 3: 3rd Grade to Folsom Zoo

Picture Retakes

Wed, Dec 4: 3rd Grade to Crocker Art School Site Council 3-4pm

PTSO Meeting 6-7:30pm Thur, Dec 5: Taiko Drums Assembly (K-3)

Fri, Dec 6: Friday Sing & Student Recognition

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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