November 8, 2020: Update from Mrs. Hanson


Good evening, Caleb families! This week’s Cougar Video Message and IB PYP Newsletter are up on our website. 

This week you can expect to receive parent conference information from your teachers. Senate Bill 98, the legislation for distance learning, does not allow for days shortened beyond our current instructional minutes. So our teachers will be fitting conferences in around daily distance learning and there will be no schedule changes for your children. You’ll receive information to schedule your conference directly from your child’s teacher this week. 

Our yearbook team is collecting pictures of our Cougars celebrating Halloween and fall. There are three easy ways to share pics: 

1) Caleb Greenwood Yearbook Email Account:

2) Caleb Greenwood Yearbook Google Drive: 

3) Caleb Greenwood Yearbook Facebook Page: @calebgreenwoodyearbook

Sixth Grade Parents: It’s time to start thinking about middle school. At this point, you need to do two things. First, find out what your neighborhood school is. Sixth graders are automatically enrolled in their middle school of residence. If you’d like your child to attend a school other than your school of residence, you will need to participate in the open enrollment process in January. And second, visit the websites of the middle schools in which you’re interested and check out their virtual tours. Please note that in order to continue on the IB pathway, Caleb students do have priority for open enrollment at Kit Carson, however you MUST submit an Intent to Continue form and go through the open enrollment process in order to take advantage of this. Please feel free to email me with any questions about middle school enrollment. 

This Wednesday, November 11 is the Veteran’s Day holiday so there will be no distance learning. And please mark your calendars for our next dinner fundraiser on Wednesday, November 18 at Pizza Rev. 

Also, as a quick reminder, please note that ALL absences must be reported to the office, either by sending an email to our clerk, Lanetta Johnson at, completing the webform or calling the office. You’re welcome to inform teachers of absences, but that does not take the place of informing the office. 

This week, we continue our focus on the attribute Inquirer and taking action through Participation. The events of the last week have raised lots of questions for our kids. Some are asking outright, some are thinking about it, and others are blissfully unaware. Whatever the state of your kids, I encourage you to talk with them about what’s happening in our country and to help them understand the idea and importance of participation through our democratic voting process. You can encourage inquiry and participation by asking questions, seeking answers together and talking about how being an inquirer and participant embodies the IB Learner Profile. 

Let’s have a great week! 

– Principal Erin Hanson