Cougar Chronicle
Weekly Newsletter- Nov. 13th 2019

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District Email Update 

SCUSD Technology Services has restored all employee email. We are still experiencing occasional intermittent outages and slow delivery, but emails are going through. Many employees will not receive emails that were sent November 1-11, so if you sent an email during that time and are awaiting a response, please resend.

Chipotle Fundraiser TONIGHT

School spirit tastes great! Support Caleb by grabbing dinner from Chipotle (5738 Folsom Blvd). Let the cashier know you’re there with Caleb Greenwood and to earn 33% of the proceeds for the school.

Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences:

November 14-November 22

Student-led parent-teacher conferences begin this week, November 14- 22. Parent and student participation are critical for these conferences, so please be sure to bring your child with you. Please note that November 14-22 will all be shortened days. Please plan for transportation and childcare accordingly!

Shortened Day Schedule Kinder 7:55am-11:30am 1st-3rd 8:00am-12:10pm 4th-6th 8:00am-12:19pm Optional lunch until 12:40pm

No Homework Week: November 18-22

Thanks to your efforts, we exceeded our goals and raised more than $42,000 during the jogathon and earned ourselves a week of no homework! So next week, November 18-22, there will be no homework assigned.

Young Actors Stage Returns to Caleb with Frozen

Registration Deadline: November 19

Register now for this year’s musical performance with Young Actors Stage. Students will SING, DANCE and ACT and get to experience a full-scale theatrical performance at the 24th Street Theatre in February. Registration is now open, but closes soon on November 19. Auditions take place Monday, December 2, 2:30-5:50 and rehearsals take place in the Caleb MPR Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30-5:00, December 9 – February 12. Tech Week and performances at the 24th Street Theatre take place February 15-23. Register now at Email Mrs. Hanson to inquire about scholarships.


Every year, absences spike during the holiday months. It’s tempting to extend your vacation around the holidays to reconnect with families far away and expose your child to your home and language, whether you grew up in another part of the United States or a different country. We know the cost of travel often influences scheduling, but please keep in mind the cost to your children’s education when they miss school. If missing school is unavoidable, talk to your children’s teachers in advance to create a plan for making up missed work. But remember, a homework packet cannot make up for the interaction and learning that goes on in the classroom.



November Learner Profile and Action Focus:

Inquirer Participation

Being an Inquirer means nurturing our curiosity by developing skills for inquiry and research. It means we learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life. This idea of curiosity and enthusiasm may result in Action in the form of Participation — learning about a problem or a cause 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; or it may even drive you to become part of a group who shares the same passion! Talk with your family about what issues and topics are Important to you all. Then do some research together and inquire about ways to Take Action through Participation!

Developing International Mindedness

Explore Native American Heritage

November is Native American Heritage Month.
The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.

Here are some Action Participation opportunities for this month. We challenge you to be an Inquirer and find more ways you can Take Action and develop International Mindedness this month and every month!

California Museum’s signature exhibit “California Indians: Making A Difference”

Karuk Basket Weaving Demo with Dixie Rogers November 16 @ 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM State Indian Museum, 2618 K St.

Crocker Art Museum: “Pueblo Dynasties Master Potters from Matriarchs to Contemporaries”

Crocker Art Museum: “When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California’


Books Honoring American Indian/Alaska Native/First Nations to Share with Your Family

The depictions of Native Americans vary greatly throughout children’s literature, and it’s important to note that even well- intentioned authors and illustrators may depict Native Americans inaccurately or in ways that perpetuate stereotypes. Check your books carefully and make a point to look for titles from Native American authors and illustrators. Here are some examples of books that offer authentic and respectful depictions:

Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith

This story about a young girl who wishes to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps presents a respectful and authentic representation of modern family relationships and roles of Native American women.
Pueblo Boy: Growing Up in Two Worlds by Marcia Keegan
Get to know Timmy and his life at San Ildefonso Pueblo. Timmy plays Little League baseball and uses computers at school, but he also participates in the Pueblo Corn Dance and other traditions of his clan. This depiction provides young readers with a look at the life of a modern Native American child going about his daily activities.

Powwow’s Coming by Linda Boyden

This book respectfully represents the rich powwow tradition through poetry and paper collage.

Jim Thorpe: The Legend Remembered by Rosemary Updyke

The book presents the story of Jim Thorpe, the son of a Caucasian American father and Native American (Sac and Fox) mother. 

Upcoming Dates

Wed, Nov 13: 3rd Grade Planning
Flag Football v Judah 4pm

Nov 14-15 & 18-22: Parent Conferences Fri, Nov 15: Friday Sing
Nov 18-22: NO HOMEWORK WEEK Nov 25-29: Thanksgiving Break

Mon, Dec 2: 2nd Grade Planning

Tues, Dec 3: 3rd Grade to Folsom Zoo Picture Retakes

Wed, Dec 4: 4th Grade to Crocker Art School Site Council 3-4pm

PTSO Meeting 6-7:30pm Thur,

Dec 5: Taiko Drums Assembly (K-3)

Fri, Dec 6: Friday Sing & Student Recognition

Tues, Dec 17: 1st Grade Planning

Fri, Dec 20: 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

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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