Cougar Chronicle
Weekly Newsletter - March -4th, 2020

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Art Ark Family Night: TONIGHT, 5:30-7:00

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.

Basketball v Judah: TONIGHT @5pm

Support our co-ed basketball team as they kick off the season with their first game today. They’re playing Theodore Judah at 5pm at Sutter Middle School and they love spectators! Future games will be played at 4pm or 5pm at Sutter Middle School or Hiram Johnson High School. You can find upcoming games listed in the “Upcoming Dates” section.

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! 

February Learner Profile and Action Focus

Caring Social Justice

In IB PYP, being Caring means we show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us. Being Caring may spring from new learning and result in Action in the form of Social Justice–the view that everyone deserves to enjoy the same economic, political and social rights, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender or other characteristics. As someone who Cares about Social Justice you may want to volunteer with an organization that shares your interests and supports the causes about which you care; participate in a social justice march or event; send letters and emails to local and global officials to communicate your concerns about issues; or organize your own group or rally for social justice issues are important to you!

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 bring awareness to that issue or participate with others as a family that Cares about Social Justice! 

Great Work to Our Knowledgeable and Communicator Advocates!

In 2020 we have focused on being Advocates who are Knowledgeable and Communicators. We had several students Take Action in those ways so far this year! 

3rd Grade students speak about plastic and Advocate for environmental causes at Friday Sing. 

2nd Grade Students become Bee Advocates and get the word out about the importance of bees to our food supply. 

International Women’s

Day Event this Weekend!

The following is from Sacramento

International Women’s Day Facebook Page.

For more info, please contact their FB Page directly. 329811614541288/?eid=ARAfFbdKcgoziahVlmNuIj0X3vw-o-gjsTw_qdJUrMhi2nMW3- CcoF12KFkIsoikW-STbZyYlw6_o4Rt

Sacramento International Women’s Day

All of Us

Saturday, Mar 7
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM California State Capitol Museum, 1315 10th St Room B-27 Sacramento, CA

Program will begin at 11 am with music and open booths. Marchers are expected to march onto north side of the capitol by 11:15 am.

We will March out of SEIU 2015 at 681 W Capitol Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95605, at 10:30 am.

Organizers say:

“Wear your red skirts, bring your drums, get ready to chant, get ready to get loud, get ready to demand women equal pay, defend workers’ rights, end student and family homelessness now!”

*If you attend this event with your family, please send photos to so we can highlight your participation in the Cougar Chronicle!