Cougar Chronicle
Weekly Newsletter - Feb. 12th 2020

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Readathon: January 27-February 14

We’re nearly there, but the deadline for fundraising has been extended to this Friday so we can squeeze in a few more pledges to reach our goal of $10,000 and earn a week of NO HOMEWORK! All pledges are now due online and in person by Friday, February 14.

Valentine’s Day Reminder

Please remember that at Caleb we do not celebrate Valentine’s Day with any type of food item. Please do not attach candy, treats, or any other type of food to Valentine cards. If these are sent to school with your child, they will be returned home. Please don’t put your child’s teacher and your child in the position of having to send these items back home. Non-food alternatives to consider are pencils, erasers, stickers, and temporary tattoos. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Frozen, Jr. Tickets on Sale: February 22 & 23

Buy your tickets now for our Frozen, Jr. shows! Caleb casts will be performing on Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23. Buy your tickets at and be sure to click the Caleb Greenwood casts!

Spread Some Love with a Yearbook

This is the final month you can purchase a 2019-2020 Caleb Greenwood Yearbook so please SUBMIT YOUR ORDERS! Yearbooks are now $35 each. You can personalize yearbooks by embossing a child’s name or adding icons for a small fee. Purchasing a yearbook is fast and easy at! Email Caleb’s Yearbook Advisor Ana Tintocalis with any questions:

Family Dance: Friday, March 27

Bring your friends and family and channel your inner STAR at this year’s Cougar family dance. Rock your outfit down the red carpet entrance, capture the evening’s memories at the photo booth, and dance with fellow Cougar’s to DJ Char’s awesome beats.

When: Friday, March 27th, 6 – 8 pm Where: Multipurpose Room Dress: Black & White

Tickets on sale before and after school the week of March 23rd as well as online ($20 per family/$5 per ticket or $6 at the door). Parents, please help ensure this is a magical evening for our kids. Sign up at or contact me directly to see how you can help: Sarah Rodriguez 512-963-9525!

Spring Auction: Saturday, April 18

This year our spring fundraiser will again be a combination of an Online Auction and Party! The auction being online means school families, friends, neighbors and even grandparents will be able to participate! And the party – an Enchanted Tiki Evening – will be Saturday, April 18th at the Turn Verein in East Sac with yummy food, drinks, dancing and more fun! Can you co-chair the event? Want to be on the planning committee? Contact Jen Wonnacott at

February Learner Profile and Action Focus

Communicator Advocacy

In IB PYP, being a Communicator means we understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. Being a communicator may spring from new learning and result in Action in the form of Advocacy – seeking to ensure that people, particularly those who are most vulnerable in society, can have their voice heard on issues that are important to them. As a Communicator and an Advocate you may want to share your learning and concerns with family, friends, and all who will listen; send letters and emails to local and global officials to communicate your ideas; write articles and stories about issues important to you; give a speech and teach others about your cause; attend a speech or talk to listen to other perspectives; or maybe join others with similar passions to get your voices heard!

Talk with your family about what values your family holds and explore issues and topics that align with these values. Then do some research together to see how you can communicate your opinions or bring awareness to that issue by becoming Communicators for your cause! 

Become Communicators and Advocates this Valentine’s Day! 

Send love and thoughts this Valentine’s Day through the 6th annual “Cards for Kids” campaigns happening in our area. Drop-off locations may still be collecting Valentines for children in area hospitals. Call our local sponsors such as Orange Theory Fitness, Fox 40, or The End radio station to see if they are still accepting card donations.

If you miss the deadline, it’s not too late to send a virtual Valentine’s Day card to St. Jude patients. Choose a sweet e-card featuring layouts inspired by patient art, and then select a pre-written message, or create your own! 

On February 26th, 2020, we need your help. It’s Letter to an Elder Day, and we want you to write letter(s) that will uplift an elderly stranger!

According to a Pennsylvania State University and UC Irvine study, “small gestures in everyday life,” like showing compassion and performing random acts of kindness, help us feel loved.

In the digital age, words on paper are a novelty that we overlook. Letters are something to cherish: to set on a desk, to stick to a fridge, to bind in a scrapbook.
Follow this link to see how you can make someone’s day: