Weekly Message from Interim Principal Dr. Walls
Week of October 18th - 22nd, 2021

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Hello Caleb Cougars! 

Learner Profile & Action Focus

This month’s learner profile attribute is Thinker and our Action focus is Lifestyle Choices. Please check out this week’s IB PYP News for ways you can make Thinker Lifestyle Choices to help the Earth, as well as Thinker book suggestions and read-aloud links to share with your family. Discuss how the characters were Thinkers and ways you can beThinker too!

Monthly Fundraising Dinner: Giovanni’s on Wednesday October 20

Mark your calendar for dinner from Giovanni’s Old World New York Pizzeria on Wednesday, October 20. Bring the attached flier to dine-in or pick up from Giovanni’s Pizza on Wednesday, October 20. Support our school and a beloved local business! Caleb will receive 20% of sales and you get to enjoy authentic New York pizza, made from scratch calzones or lasagna, or wings. Plan ahead since these delicious pies are made from scratch. 


Congratulations to all of our students on their incredible Jog-a-Thon. They were true IB superstars and we are very proud of them. Thanks to our friends, families, and community for supporting the fundraiser. We reached our goal. Jog-a-thon awards will be announced next week. 

We are in the final days of our spiritwear sale. This is the only planned sale of Caleb themed shirts and hoodies for this year so please purchase asap. Click here to purchase. Don’t wait! 

My extreme gratitude to Curtis Cogdill, Sarah Rodriguez, Carla Gaub, and Mairead Reinhard for planning the Jog-a-Thon. Additionally, this event would simply not be possible without support from our incredible sponsors: 

Platinum Sponsors

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors: 

Better Homes and Gardens Rex and Shelley

Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora LLP

Elise Brown at Coldwell Banker

Rich Cazneaux at Coldwell Banker

Szymanowski Orthodontics

The Woolford Group

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:

The Ferrera Law Firm

Pine Cove Tavern

Sac Smiles- Alex Mercado DDS

Smith, McDowell & Powell (SMP) a Law Corporation

Surety1- Ryan Tash


Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors:

RG- Raudelunas Group 

West Insurance Brokers- David Wood

Cougars on the Run

Friday Cougars on the Run will begin again on October 22. Runners can come in the back parking lot at 7:30 am.

Volunteer Packet Update

At this point, Dr. Walls has given permission for emergency volunteers to support work in the Action Center and at yard duty (when staffing is short) with his approval. Volunteers must have paperwork signed by the principal, fingerprint and background check, current TB, and proof of COVID vaccination. All paperwork needs to be returned to Jenci at jenci-smith@scusd.edu. Links are below.

Link to volunteer paperwork for Caleb Greenwood.

Link to Live Scan for District.

El día de los niños/El día de los libros

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. We are seeking two or three volunteers, ideally organized volunteers who can plan online, outside of work hours. They will work closely with PTSO President Mairead Reinhard and IB Coordinator Kelly Cordero on these efforts in the coming months. Please reach out if you are interested! 


Ana Tintocalis Salcedo volunteered to be Caleb’s Yearbook Coordinator and Editor this year. Yearbook preorders will start at $20 dollars this year as part of a Fall Season Special.  The price goes up to $30 in the new year. All yearbook sales will be online via Jostens, the company that produces the yearbook.  Parents will still be able to place tribute ads and request personalization. Similar to last year, she’s encouraging families to submit their own photos via a public Google Drive. Lastly, yearbook revenue typically covers the cost of production and allows for a deposit for the yearbook in the following year. She’s open to ideas of how we can make the yearbook more of a revenue maker for the PTSO.