Cougar Chronicle
Weekly Newsletter- Dec. 11th 2019

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Panda Express Fundraiser: TODAY!

Take a pass on cooking tonight and grab dinner out at Panda Express (5801 Folsom Blvd) where a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Caleb. Paper fundraising fliers were distributed in the Wednesday Folder and via email blast. You can also order online by using 307759 in the promo code box during online checkout.

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

Pajama Day: Friday, December 20

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

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! 

Kindergarten Shows Principled Participation

To culminate their Sharing the Planet unit and to connect with the school’s monthly Action Focus of Principled Participation, our three Kindergarten classes have decided to support animals at a local no-kill shelter. If you would like to participate and show your support of Kinder’s Sharing the Planet Action, please choose an item or items from the Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary Wish List to bring to Mrs. Kitowski’s Room (Room 9) by Wednesday, December 18th.

Share the list with your child and discuss:

Why do you think the volunteers and cats at the shelter need these items?

Which items on this list would you like to donate? Why?

If you want more information or would like to visit Happy Tails, visit their website at



• Purina Pro Plan (chicken and rice)
• Purina One Cat Chow
• “Grain-Free” Dry Dog Food
• Friskies & Fancy Feast Canned Food (pate style only)
• Royal Cannin Kitten Food
• Milk Replacer for Kittens (Powdered KMR) • “Temptation” Cat Treats (except dairy)


Johnny Cat Litter (or other non-clumping litter for kittens)

New Washable Dog Beds

Feline Multi-Advantage for Flea Control

Liquid Antibacterial Hand Soap (refill size)

Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer (refill size)

Paper Towels

Non-Latex Gloves (large & medium)

Trash Bags (33 gallon and 13 gallon)

1/2 Pound Paper Food Trays (Smart & Final) 


You can also show Principled Participation by donating to Sacramento Loaves & Fishes Urgent Needs List!

Sacramento Loaves and Fishes need your help in supplying their homeless guests and students with basic needs as well as special holiday needs such as toys, food, and stockings. See needs lists below: 


Upcoming Dates

Tues, Dec 17: 1st Grade Planning

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