Cougar Chronicle
Weekly Newsletter- Dec. 18th 2019

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Pajama Day: Friday, December 20

Enjoy the last day of school before Winter Break in your pajamas!

Elementary Basketball

It’s time to register and try out for our Caleb Basketball team! Registration begins January 6, is FREE, and is open to all 4th-6th grade students. Coach Bond will hold tryouts on Tuesday, January 7th, 2:30-3:30. In order to tryout students must register here and bring their permission slip: Email Coach Bond at brittnie-

Kinder Tours & Kinder Registration

Kinder Tours begin in January, which means kindergarten registration for 2020-2021 is upon us! Families who reside in our attendance area may register kindergarteners for the 2020-2021 school year in our front office, January 14- 28, 2020. In order to complete registration and be guaranteed a spot in next year’s kindergarten class, parents must present ALL of the following: photo id, current mortgage/property tax bill or rental agreement, current utility bill, proof of birth, and up-to-date immunization records. ALL items are required to complete registration, including immunization records showing all required shots. Students who do not have all required shots, will not be allowed to complete registration. To see a list of immunizations required to register for kindergarten, please visit

If you live outside our attendance area (even if you have a sibling attending Caleb in another grade) and wish to register your kindergarten student for 2020-2021, please send Mrs. Hanson an email ( Caleb is no longer participating in the Open Enrollment process so you will need to submit an intra-district permit request to the district enrollment center. Permits will be reviewed and accepted based on available space in June. Parents of students applying for permits are strongly encouraged to also register at your school of residence during the Jan 14-28 on-campus registration period.

Girl Scout Toy Drive

Girl Scout Troop 1501 is holding a toy drive to benefit the local Shriners Children’s Hospital. The toy drive will be from December 16 through January 20. Please drop off any new, unopened toys to the bins in the office starting January 16. Please help our troop in being principled and caring this holiday season by helping children in need. Any questions, email Meagan Catafi at

Christmas Tree Recycling

East Sacramento’s own Cub Scout Pack 128’s annual Christmas Tree recycling fundraiser is coming up! Pack 128 Cub Scouts will pick up your tree from your curb on either Sunday December 29th OR Saturday January 4th, 2020 for just $10. To add your name to the list of pickups, please email with your name and street address to sign up. You can either pay the Scouts the day they pick up or the Pack can invoice you via PayPal. Thanks! 

Principled Participation

In IB PYP, being Principled means we act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences. These ideas of respect, responsibility, and justice may result in Action in the form of Participation — learning about an injustice may propel you to learn more by participating in a class or learning opportunity; or it may move you to search out an activity to show your support of an issue; or it may even drive you to become part of a group who shares the same sense of fairness and willingness to fight for rights of people locally and globally. 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 and inquire about ways to Take Action through Participation! 

Upcoming Dates

Fri, Dec 20: Pajama Day Friday Sing

12/21-1/5: Winter Break

Tues, Jan 7: 5th Grade Planning
Hearing & Vision Screening

Wed, Jan 8: School Site Council 3-4pm PTSO Meeting 6-7:30pm

Thur, Jan 9: Kinder Tours 8:30-10:30

Fri, Jan 10: Friday Sing & Student Recognition 4th Grade Planning

Mon, Jan 13: 6th Grade Planning Tues, Jan 14: 3rd Grade Planning Thur, Jan 16: Kinder Tours 8:30-10:30 Fri, Jan 17: 1st Grade Planning

Wed, Jan 22: Kinder Winter Concert Fri, Jan 24: Friday Sing K-2
Mon, Jan 27: 3rd Grade Planning Wed, Jan 29: 1st-6th Winter Concert Sat, Feb 1: Readathon

Feb 3-7: 6th Grade to Sly Park

Wed, Feb 5: School Site Council 3-4 PTSO Meeting 6-7:30

Fri, Feb 7: Friday Sing & Student Recognition Mon, Feb 10: Holiday
Mon, Feb 17: Holiday 


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 Lanetta-

Reach PTSO for questions regarding events, fundraising and spiritwear at

For all other inquiries, email Office Manager Rosie Carrillo at

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