Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful and relaxing winter break with your loved ones! Thank you all for your generous support of our December Motor4Toys Drive.
What time is it? It’s time for lunch! What time is it?! It’s time for lunch! What time is it? It’s time for lunch! It’s lunch time—hey, what’s for lunch?! (or dinner!!) Just mention Chaparral when you place your order and The Stand will donate 30% back to our school.
Head over to SchoolPay to get the latest Cub Wear designs. T-shirts and Sweatshirts are available for online purchase. Purchases can be picked up in the PFC Office on M & Th mornings from 8-9:30am.
Please contact Deborah Shapiro with any questions about Cub Wear. Thank you for purchasing Cub Wear and showing your school spirit!
Please turn in all of your non-expired Box Tops to your classroom and be sure to write down your child’s name and teacher. All of the Box Tops collected will be added to an ongoing tally for each class AND family throughout the school year! Who will be the BIG winner?!
The 12th Annual PFC Online Auction is just over two months away, March 8-17, 2019! We need help from our generous Chaparral community to secure amazing donations. The success of our auction is directly correlated to the strength of our donations!
How can you help?
Got Gift Cards?
The holidays are over, did you get gift cards to a restaurant or store that you won’t use? Consider donating a few of those gift cards to the auction. They are an easy way to donate, and really add up!
Request A Donation
Please ask your favorite hair or nail salon, restaurant, gym, kids’ play sources and other professional service providers for a donation. In return for their generous donation they will receive the following acknowledgements:
- Each donor has the marketing benefit of a direct link to their website through their graphic or image via our online auction site Bidding for Good.
- All participating local businesses also will be included in a full-page “Thank You” Ad in The Acorn, the PFC website and Cub Corner. Deadline to be included in this ad is March 1.
Download the Auction Donor Form.
Although many businesses don’t require it. You can always ask for a donation and follow up with the form later, if necessary.
Host a party
The holidays may be over, but the parties are just getting started! Grab some friends and start thinking about hosting a party. Hosted parties are a fun way to raise money for Chaparral. Parties can be for kids or adults and as simple or elaborate as you like. Popular themes include: game truck, swimming, popsicles in the park, sports, baking, bowling, moms night out, dads night out, and parent theme parties. E-mail your party details (theme, date, time, hosts & description) to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 4.
Donations can be dropped off in the PFC or Main Office, or contact Auction Chair, Allyson Watson at email@example.com
If you are looking for a way to help families who were impacted by the Woolsey Fire please go to www.LVFireRelief.org to help with monetary donations. 100% of all donations received will go directly to the affected families. LVFR was started by parents in our district who teamed up with the YMCA to help make an instant 501(c)3! Therefore, all donations are tax-deductible and families will not be taxed on the contributions they receive. The school district is also in support of LVFR. At this time the donation center is currently in need of luggage and medium or large storage bins with lids. Due to the overwhelming response, they can no longer accept clothing and gift cards. Even if you cannot help financially, you can help by telling all your friends and families from out of the area that www.LVFireRelief.org is the best place to donate at.
Chaparral has a new procedure for reporting absences. The voicemail option is no longer available. Parents will now need to email firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Together, we have raised more than $197,000 for Chaparral! Thank you to all of our families who donated, and congratulations to the classes with 100% participation – Ms. Gourley & Mr. Ross – for a tremendous accomplishment!! Our overall school participation was 86%. A BIG THANK YOU to our Donor Drive VPs, Amy Gray and Susan Harrison, who have tirelessly worked many hours to ensure the success and smooth execution of our biggest fundraiser of the year for the past 5 years!!
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!
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.
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.