Cougar Chronicle
Weekly Newsletter- Oct. 16 2019

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Flag Football v Tahoe: TODAY @ 4pm

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

Jogathon Pledge Deadline: Friday, October 18

Thank you to this year’s Jogathon chairs, Ryan & Shannon Tash, and their team volunteers, DJ Char and our sponsors for making last week’s event a success!

Keep the pledges coming! We’re nearly to our $35,000 goal. We can make it and earn a week of no homework! Funds raised through the jogathon support every child through our IB program and enrichment opportunities.KeepcollectingpledgesandturninbyOctober18th toyour teacher or use 99 Pledges:

Questions? Contact Ryan Tash or Shannon Tash

Fall Festival: Friday, October 25, 5-7:30pm

Bring your family and friends to enjoy carnival games, hay rides, bounce houses and other activities. Costumes encouraged! The scarecrow contest is back, so sign up with your family to create the best scarecrow in River Park!

We still need volunteers, so please sign up for a half hour time slot with your child’s teacher to work the event or help with clean-up. Everyone is encouraged to make a cakewalk donation. Wristbands and tickets will be on sale beginning Monday, October 21st in front of the cafeteria, before and after school, and during the event. Bring your appetite – food available for purchase includes pizza, BBQ and treats!

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!

Halloween Reminder

Halloween is an exciting holiday for all of our children and we know how much they want to celebrate at school. However, 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:

Costumes are allowed at school only at the Fall Festival on Friday, October 25, 5pm-7:30pm.

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

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.


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.

Thinker Lifestyle Choice Action Challenge:

Trash on Your Back!

Last week Mrs. Cordero, Mrs. Symkowick-Rose, Miss Bond, Mrs. Rauh, and Ms. Moseley carried all the trash they produced in a backpack for a 5-day period, wherever they went! That’s compostable items, recyclables, and trash – everything!

Here are some of their reflections as Thinkers this past week:

“I realized I was reaching for a lot of paper products like napkins, tissues, paper towels, etc. for things a dish towel or cloth napkin could do. I have started carrying a cloth napkin in my purse to cut down on my waste. –Mrs. Cordero

“The one-use plastic is driving me crazy!!! I found milk that is in glass bottle at Sav-Mart. It is expensive but you can bring it back to Sav-Mart and you’ll get $2 back. I may be switching! It is local too. From Modesto.” – Mrs. Symkowick-Rose

“I bought a reusable cup for Starbucks and will continue using that cup at Starbucks to cut back on paper products.” –Miss Bond

“I had to be really disciplined about take-out food. When I did go out, I found places that had food that comes in paper containers. I also realized not all tea bags are compostable. I am also going to keep a hand-towel at school now.” -Ms. Moseley

“I realized that I can reuse things I would normally throw away after one use, i.e. paper towels, plastic utensils etc.”- Mrs. Rauh

Developing World Language and International-Mindedness

Last week we wrote about ways to encourage your child’s Spanish language and International Mindedness. Some Caleb Families took the idea to heart and met Saturday morning at La Esperanza Bakery to learn about and taste Pan de Muerto! There is still time to get yours and learn about Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) before the holiday (Oct 31st – Nov 2nd)!