Cougar Connect Community Edition

September 26- October 7

Principal Arellano's Post

Greetings Cougar Families!

We had another great week with students!! This year we are focusing heavily on building math foundations. During our morning announcements, we are building skip counting fluency. As a school community, we have been working on our ability to skip count by 2. Ask your student to show off their mastery!

Fund Run is right around the corner. We will have our community assembly this Friday for our students to get them pumped up for our Fund Run. Please be on the lookout for Fund Run packets coming home this Friday! Every dollar raised goes directly to supporting our students. This year we are dedicating funds towards the purchase of technology and field trips for our students. Please consider supporting us in supporting our school community. Every dollar counts!

The link for online lunch payments is attached. Your child's student ID number will be on their profile page that you sign off on in the classroom when you meet the teacher. Cash or check can be accepted at the school.

As always, please reach out to your student's teacher or myself with questions or concerns. We hope that you have had an amazing week!

Habits of Success Focus

September 6- October 1

Growth Mindset

Teaching and focusing on a growth mindset helps our learners develop the belief that intelligence is not fixed and can be strengthened by taking risks, showing persistence, and working hard. Our learning communities place a central focus on building communities where it is safe to take risks through community circles and collaborative practices. We encourage learners to demonstrate persistence by understanding that mistakes are part of the process. Our learners encounter hard work every day!

Dinner Table Prompts:

We encourage you to discuss your student's day at school as a family. Below are some questions that you can ask your students to help generate conversation centered on growth mindset.

  • What was something that you were not good at right away and had to practice?
  • When you fail, do you give up or try again?
  • What emotions do you feel when you are having a hard time or are challenged?
  • Who can you ask for help when you are facing a challenge?
  • What are 5 things you are really good at? Did you have to practice to get better at these things?
  • What is something at home you would like to get better at? What is something at school you would like to get better at?

Principal Arellano


Stay in the Loop

Two Week Overview

Monday, September 26


Need to Know:

Meetings: BAAC/PTO Meeting 3:30

Clubs: Landsharks

Tuesday, September 27


Need to Know: Chick Fil A Fundraiser 4:30-8pm

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: Choir 3:20

Wednesday, September 28


Need to Know: , 5th Field Trip to Planetarium 9:15am-2pm

Meetings: N/A.

Clubs: N/A

Thursday, September 29


Need to Know: N/A

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: Landsharks, Choir 3:20

Friday, September 30


Need to Know: Fund Run Assembly, packets go home

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: N/A

Monday, October 3


Need to Know: N/A

Meetings: N/A


Tuesday, October 4


Need to Know: 4th Grade Music Concert 6pm

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: N/A

Wednesday, October 5


Need to Know: N/A

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: N/A

Thursday, October 6


Need to Know: N/A

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: Choir 3:20

Friday, October 7

October Day-NO School

Upcoming Assemblies and Importan Events

Wednesday, September 30

Fund Run Assembly

Thursday, October 4th

4th Grade Music Concert @ 6 pm in the Gym

October 7&10

No School

PTO News

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Cougar Alert

  • All visitors must check-in at the front office prior to entering the school building with a picture ID.

  • During arrival and dismissal, please maintain the speed limit, stop for students and adults in the crosswalk, and avoid blocking the street. We are partnering with our SROs to ensure speed limits and traffic laws are followed for the safety of our students and community members.

  • Please do not drop students off prior to 8:00 a.m. as we do not have duty staff available for supervision.

  • All afterschool clubs will end at 4:15. Please be sure to have your student picked up on time. Please be sure to check your Remind app for cancelations or changes to schedules.
  • Please be sure to read through the important documents below that are shared with our families in our annual September Communication to famlies.

Staff Recognition

Our own Mrs. Krieg and Ms. Jeromin were recognized by the District this week for their dedication to our students and community!

Mrs. Krieg & Ms. Jeromin - King Elementary

Mrs. Krieg and Ms. Jeromin work diligently to ensure our staff, students, and community is fully supported. Part of the reason that the Cougar Nation is so successful is because of the hard work they contribute to making our school the best place to be. We couldn't do the work we do with students without their dedication and support. Thank you for all the hard work you do day in and day out!

Snapshots of the Week

Mr. Johnson's Goodbye Celebration

On Friday, we recognized our head custodian Mr. Johnson. Mr. Johnson is preparing to transition to a new position within our district. Mr. Johnson has supported the Cougar NAtion for the past 10 yrs and we are going to miss him greatly. To celebrate Mr. Johnson, students and staff lined the hallways to clap-out Mr. Johnson and hand off their cards and gifts. As a community, we then headed into the gym, where we held an assembly to recognize Mr. Johnson. He was presented with an award, community gift, and song presented by the ENTIRE student body under the direction of Mrs. Goolsby.

District Community Parade

Our District Community Parade was once again a hit! Thank you to all of our staff, students, and families who walked alongside us this year. We would also like to thank those of you who cheered us on from the sidewalk. Cogar Nation showed up with pride!
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