Weekly Cougar Update
February 28, 2021
Good evening, Caleb families!
It’s Sunday and time for our weekly update! I hope you got outside and away from your screens this weekend to enjoy this beautiful spring-like weather. If you haven’t yet, there’s still time to put on your shoes and go for a walk before dinner time!
In this week’s IB PYP Newsletter you’ll see that as we begin a new month our attribute focus and action focus shift to Caring and Social Justice. As Caring IB Learners, we show empathy, compassion, and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us. Being Caring may spring from new learning and result in Action in the form of Social Justice– the view that everyone deserves to enjoy the same economic, political, and social rights, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, or other characteristics. This week, check out our IB PYP Newsletter and 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 to see how you can bring awareness to that issue or participate with others as a family that Cares about Social Justice! Be sure to check out The Big Umbrella read aloud in our Caring Virtual Library. Younger children can understand the idea of kindness and fairness of sharing your umbrella when it rains while older children can make the metaphorical connection of how everyone deserves “shelter from the rain” and there is room under the “umbrella” for everyone. While you’re on the website, order your yearbook and watch this week’s Cougar Video Message!
Exciting news… Mrs. Fitzpatrick and her son, 6th grader Joey Fitzpatrick, have spent hours and hours downloading, editing and stitching together your winter concert videos into one fantastic show. It’s not quite ready, but stay tuned for viewing party news in the next week or so!
Get outside for a bit, enjoy dinner together, set your alarms and we’ll see you tomorrow on Zoom!
Principal Erin Hanson