To celebrate Halloween on Wednesday, October 31st. Students and staff may dress up like your favorite book character, but the character must be school age appropriate. This means no violent costumes or masks and no props except for the book itself. Please check with your child’s teacher for specific classroom activities for that day.
Traditionally, Red Ribbon Week is a national anti-drug campaign. This year’s national theme is, “LIFE IS YOUR JOURNEY, TRAVEL DRUG-FREE.” As an elementary school, our focus is on empowering our students to make healthy choices, so Chaparral’s theme is, “LIFE IS YOUR JOURNEY, TRAVEL HEALTHILY.” Keep your eyes peeled for our students’ pledges to stay healthy in mind, body, and spirit, which will soon be hanging on our fences!
An age appropriate discussion you may want to consider having with your child is the difference between pills (a type of drug) and candy. The FDA has some helpful tips.
Join us for Community Night at CHS Football Game on Friday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. All Cubs wearing Chaparral colors or Cub wear get in free with a paid adult.
The Holidays are just around the corner and soon you will be ordering cards, calendars, and gifts to send to friends and family! Help Chaparral earn money while you do your usual shopping when you shop at either Shutterfly, Tiny Prints or Minted!
Anyone can use the link and shop from our storefront, so please share with family and friends. We can benefit from this program year round— think holiday cards, photos, photo books, birthday cards, personalized gifts, wedding or baby announcements, and much, much more!
Minted’s Fundraising Program will be running the entire month of November. When you use code FUNDRAISECPFC in November you will receive 15% OFF your holiday cards and gifts and 15% of your total purchase will be donated back to Chaparral. It’s a win-win! Holiday cards, stationary, gifts, art and more! This special offer is also open to family and friends, so please share the code!
Chaparral has a new procedure for reporting absences. The voicemail option is no longer available. Parents will now need to email email@example.com to report their child’s absence. Please include your child’s name, teacher’s name, date(s) of the absence and reason. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the office. Thank you!
Just a reminder that the Free or Reduced Lunch Program is available to all families. This is completely confidential and is now online for enhanced privacy and security. Filling out the application online will not only provide nutrition services to your student(s), but it will help the District comply with new regulations from the state. Families, please apply here. Please contact Waleska Cannon, director of Child Nutrition, with questions.
The GreenTeam will begin in October. If you are interested in being a rep for your room please follow your teacher’s guidelines on how to be chosen. The GreenTeam will remain open to all students who are interested in coming to our meetings. Looking forward to a productive year saving the earth! For more information, email Ms. Cioffi.
If you or someone you know is interested in promoting a business to our school community for the 2018-2019 school year, please contact Sponsorship Chair Kim Becker for more information.
– Fall Festival (In-N-Out Burger truck, Pumpkin Patch and Pizza booth)
– Digital Cub Corner sponsor boxes
– Digital School Directory and much more!
Support our school while creating awareness of your business! It’s a win-win for everyone!
We’re off to a great start! The first Box Tops Contest will end Friday, Oct. 26. As of the first turn in Sept. 5, the following classes are in the lead:
The winning class will earn a class popsicle party! Keep collecting those Box Tops and turn them in by Friday, Oct. 26! Be sure to write your child’s name and teacher name to enter the contest!
Each Box Tops is worth 10 cents and it really adds up fast. Last year you helped us raise close to $900! All of the Box Tops collected will be added to an ongoing tally for each class AND family throughout the school year! There may or may not be an additional prize in store for whomever submits the most Box Tops at the end of the year!
The PFC is excited to announce that our free, private, password-protected digital directory through DirectorySpot is NOW LIVE!
Please look for an email with subject line, Chaparral Elementary School – DirectorySpot Account, and claim your account. Please note your link expires in 7 days. DirectorySpot will always contain the latest information, updated by you. You can access the Chaparral Directory through the DirectorySpot website (directoryspot.net), and you can download the DirectorySpot app for your smartphone from iTunes and Google Play! You will be able to call, text or Email other Chaparral families with just one click. You can also access classroom lists and the current Chaparral PFC calendar. We hope you will love the new digital directory! Please Email Chaparral PFC with any questions.
Now is your chance to purchase the ever-popular Community Discount Card and save money through August 2019! Each card costs $10 and Chaparral receives $5 for every card sold! Receive continuous discounts on places like Fresh Brothers, Baja Fresh, Golden Spoon, Jersey Mike’s, The Six, and many more!
Community Discounts Cards purchased on SchoolPay will be available for pick up in the PFC office next week. For more information, contact Laura Berlant or Emily Stearn at firstname.lastname@example.org
7:30am on the Upper Yard
Please join the Wellness Committee for Running Cubs at 7:30am every Wednesday morning on the Upper Yard. Students in grades 1-5 are invited to run laps. We track the cumulative distance run and give annual awards! Remember your water bottles and running shoes. Questions? Please contact Maria Nicolacakis.
The PFC is looking for parents with graphic design, communication and/or digital marketing experience to help support our communications efforts for next year. Important communications throughout the year include the digital Cub Corner and promotional materials for PFC events. Knowledge of graphic design using Adobe Creative Suite, digital marketing with Constant Contact, writing or editing is helpful.
Responsibilities can be divided among individuals, so if you have one or more of these skills to contribute, please contact Jason Weilert.
Our school parent Vision Committee has developed a Staff Cub Kudos. This is an easy way to give affirmations to Chaparral staff and to let them know how much they are appreciated. Staff Cub Kudos forms can be found in the office and in teachers classrooms. Encourage your child to write notes to express their appreciation.