Cougar Chronicle
Weekly Newsletter - Feb. 26th 2020

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Art Ark Family Night: March 4

The Crocker Art Ark is returning to Caleb next month. All classes will visit during the school day, but we encourage you to enjoy this interactive mobile art gallery as a family on Wednesday, March 4, 5:30-7:00.

Odyssey of the Mind: March 7

On Saturday March 7, our second grade Odyssey of the Mind team will compete in the regional Odyssey of the Mind tournament. For the past six months, they’ve been working hard to solve a long-term creative problem. This exceptional group of students has pushed themselves to think creatively, to communicate in challenging situations, and to learn from one another along the way. We are so proud of our team for engaging in this meaningful work and wish them the best of luck. They will present their solution together at Natomas High School on March 7, 2020 at 10:40 am.

Conferences & Shortened Days: March 13-20

Spring parent conferences are right around the corner, March 13-20. Scheduling letters will go home this week and next. Please plan now for shortened days! Primary will be dismissed at 12:10 and intermediate at 12:19, Friday, March 13 through Friday, March 20.

Garden Work Day: March 14

Please come help us clean up our gardens on Saturday, March 14th from 9 to 11 a.m. Please wear long sleeves with closed toe shoes. Bring wheelbarrows, shovels, weeders, clippers, and gloves.

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 March 25th-27th ($20 per family/$5 per ticket or $6 at the door). Ticket purchase includes entry raffle for a two-hour DJ Party with DJ Char! Parents, please help ensure this is a

Sign up at to volunteer with ticket sales or food donations. Contact Sarah Rodriguez at 512-963-9525 with questions.

Lost & Found

Those jackets, sweaters, lunch boxes and water bottles your child can’t find are probably living in our Lost & Found. Please stop by before or after school to do a search as we are overflowing our space!

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: 

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 and for your cause! 

Great Speeches by Great Advocates!

To close out our Communicator Advocacy Focus, please enjoy some of the world’s greatest

speeches by some of the greatest advocates of our time!
(electronic version of the Cougar Chronicle can be found on our Caleb Greenwood website so you can access links)

Preview these speeches and decide which you would like to share and discuss with your children: 21 Uplifting and Powerful Famous Speeches That You Can’t Miss

Top 5 – Greatest Speeches of the 20th century

American History: The Greatest Speeches (1933-2008) 

Upcoming Dates

Wed, Feb 26: Merritt & Leung to Powerhouse Thur, Feb 27: 4th Grade Planning
Mar 2-4: 5th Grade to Marin Headlands
Mar 3-6: Crocker Art Ark

Mon, Mar 2: 6th Grade Planning

Wed, Mar 4: Bond & Godegast to Powerhouse School Site Council 3-4

Art Ark Family Night 5:30-7 PTSO Board Meeting 6-7:30

Fri, Mar 6: Friday Sing & Student Recognition Mar 13-20: Parent Conferences
Mar 16-20: NO HOMEWORK
Fri, Mar 20: Friday Sing K-2

Fri, Mar 27: Family Dance 6-8
Tues, Mar 31: AXIS Dance Assemblies Wed, Apr 1: School Site Council 3-4

PTSO Board Meeting 6-7:30 Fri, Apr 3: 4th Grade Planning

Apr 6-10: Spring Break
Mon, Apr 13: Symkowick-Rose to Powerhouse Tues, April 14: Mercado to Powerhouse

1st Grade Planning

Thur, Apr 16: 3rd Grade Planning Spring Pictures

Fri, April 17: Send Grade to The Sofia 5th Grade Planning