School Supplies For the 2020-21 School Year

School Supplies For the 2020-21 School Year

The deadline for home delivery has expired. You can find all the items on your class list at most major retailers like Target, Walmart and Office Depot.

Click here for the complete list of supplies.

Please consider purchasing items using the PFC Amazon link here – an option that directly benefits our PFC.

*Please note that kits ordered online via ‘School Kits by Teacher Tailored’ will be delivered directly to school this year to minimize handling.

New Communication Tool Coming Soon: ParentSquare

New Communication Tool Coming Soon: ParentSquare

We are very excited to announce that over the summer we will be transitioning to a new communication tool and App called ParentSquare. It will consolidate platforms and add communication tools:

  • Send and receive school and class information including pictures and files via text, email, notifications
  • School Directory (populated from Aeries enrollment, replaces DirectorySpot)
  • Sign up to volunteer/donate (will take the place of SignUpGenius)
  • Process payments (replaces SchoolPay)
  • School calendar

You will be able to receive emails or texts for all school/grade level and classroom information. ParentSquare is already active for Chaparral! Download it today in the App store: 

iPhone – Apple Store 

Android – Google Play Store

Register with your phone number, and see more instructions here.

PFC Volunteer Opportunities

PFC Volunteer Opportunities

The PFC is busy planning for next year (whatever that may look like). We will still need to plan fundraisers and hope to have as many community events as possible. We will continue to fund all our important programs such as ART, MUSIC, P.E., and Instructional Aides, programs and other staff.

We need help to give our school community and children as much continuity as possible. Please join PFC Leadership!

Please click here to download a Volunteer Info Packet & Application. If you are interested in any positions, please fill out the application and submit to

Positions Still Available Include:
• Online Auction Co-Chair
• Community Outreach Co-Chair
• Lost & Found Donation Coordinator

There are many other committees that need additional volunteers. Click here to see our full list of positions.

If you are interested or have any questions about these positions, please do not hesitate to contact us. It truly “takes a village” and I look forward to working with you as we continue to support Chaparral and our students.



It’s hard to believe that just over a month ago we were celebrating the end of another successful auction. So much has changed since then. I hope that you and your family are adjusting to all of these changes and staying healthy.
I wanted to give everyone a brief update regarding Hosted Parties and Chaparral Exclusives. Due to the stay at home orders, all Hosted Parties in April, May, and June are being postponed. The August parties will be re-evaluated in the coming months. We will make every effort to work with the party hosts to find dates after the quarantine is over to reschedule the parties. It will give us all something to look forward to!

As for the Chaparral Exclusives (Teacher for a Day, Principal for a Day, Lunch with your teacher, Grade Level Reserved Seats, etc.), we will again make every effort to reschedule these for the Fall. I know this presents a problem for our 5th grade families. The teachers are working to come up with some creative alternative options but should we need to, we will work with you to make sure you are refunded.

We can’t thank you enough for supporting one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. Your donations fund our Credentialed Music Teacher, PE, Art, Library, Instructional Assistants, technology, and so much more. If the party you purchased is unable to be rescheduled or we are unable to fulfill the Chaparral exclusive experiences, please consider making your party or other purchase a tax deductible donation to benefit the school.

If you would ultimately like a refund, we will be able to accommodate you. The auction is closed so we will not be able to issue refunds directly to credit cards, you will be issued a check from the PFC. Please note you will be refunded your purchase amount, minus 8.95% to cover the credit card processing fee and the fee Bidding for Good charges to host our auction, which were paid by the PFC.

To initiate a refund, please email a copy of your receipt to The receipt was emailed to you at the close of the auction and the title should read “13th Annual Chaparral Elementary PFC Auction Purchase Confirmation” If you don’t have your receipt please email me with a list of items purchased.

We will not be issuing refunds on actual items at this time. All physical items and gift cards are being stored in a safe location and will be available for pick-up at a later time, TBD.

Please bear with us as we are all navigating difficult times right now. We will make every effort to fulfill parties, Chaparral Exclusives, and issue refunds in a timely manner.

If you have any questions or to initiate your refund, please email me at

Please stay healthy and happy!

Variety Show 2020 – Update

Variety Show 2020 – Update

It is with much sadness that due to our current situation, it is necessary to cancel the 2020 Variety Show. We are heartbroken over this, as we’re sure all of the families and students are as well, but we know these are unprecedented times.

Since school sites will be closed for the remainder of the school year, the PFC will be issuing refunds for the FULL amount that was paid through SchoolPay. The money will be refunded to the credit card you used in approximately 3-5 business days. For those people who paid by check, a refund check will be mailed directly to you by the end of April.

Please take a moment to thank your leaders for their dedication and creativity in teaching your kids. Even in this short period of time, we could see it was shaping up to be a great show. Please know we are thinking of all of you. Please stay safe and healthy during this difficult time.

If you have any questions please email us:

Lost And Found

Lost And Found

Check out how much lost and found items were donated to charity after a recent lost and found bin clean-out!!!

A huge thank you to Aneta Prince (and crew) for sorting through it all and making sure that the right items went to the correct charity.

Promote Your Business Through Sponsorship

Promote Your Business Through Sponsorship

If you or someone you know is interested in promoting a business to our school community for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact Sponsorship Chair Jennifer York for more information.

Opportunities include:

  • Fall Festival (Pumpkin Patch and Pizza booth)
  • Digital Cub Corner (Sponsor Boxes)
  • Farmers Market Jamboree (Typewriter Sponsorship)
  • Digital School Directory and much more!

Support our school while creating awareness of your business! It’s a win-win for everyone!

DirectorySpot is NOW LIVE!

DirectorySpot is NOW LIVE!

The PFC is excited to announce that our free, private, password-protected digital directory through DirectorySpot is NOW LIVE!

New families, 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. Returning families, just log in as you always have.

DirectorySpot will always contain the latest information, updated by you. You can access the Chaparral Directory through the DirectorySpot website (, 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 find the digital directory useful! Please Email Chaparral PFC with any questions.


BOX TOPS / AMECI PIZZA COLLECTION – Help us earn easy money for Chaparral!

Box Tops

  • BUY – Choose from hundreds of brand-name products in grocery, discount and club stores. See a complete list of participating products here:
  • CLIP or SCAN – Download the new Box Tops mobile app and scan your receipts, OR clip Box Tops from each package and send them to school.
  • EARN – Chaparral will receive 10¢ for every Box Top!
  • WIN! Turn in box tops labeled with your child’s name & teacher to enter class contest. 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?! 

Clip the Old, Scan the New
Get the Box Tops App! No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone! Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then scan your store receipts to find participating products. Download the app here!


Every one of Ameci’s pizza boxes is stamped with a green “Ameci Cares About Our Schools” stamp. Each stamp is worth 50¢! CLIP and SAVE these stamps from your Ameci pizza boxe(es) and turn them in to the PFC office or your classroom.

Coke Give

Coke Give

In addition to Box Tops and Ameci, Coke also offers a school rewards program! To donate, visit:, select Chaparral Elementary and scan or enter product codes from participating Coca-Cola products ( Technology not your thing? Turn in your product codes with your Ameci tops and Box Tops and we’ll scan them for you! Be on the lookout for submission boxes in each classroom. Need help locating your product codes? Just ask!

Morning Traffic Reminders

Morning Traffic Reminders

Our morning Drop-off Line is available from 7:30am to 8:00am daily for students in grades 1-5 ONLY. (No TK/K student should be dropped off, even with a sibling). Parent volunteers open the car doors and help students with backpacks as necessary. Please follow these rules to keep everyone safe, keep the line moving and get your students to school on time:

  • Pull all the way forward to the next available volunteer – watch for their cues.
  • If all volunteers are busy opening doors, please wait for their signal to pull forward.
  • Do not let your child out without a volunteer or you will create a traffic jam.
  • Do not drop off anyone on the driver side and do not plan to remove anything from the trunk.
  • Do NOT jaywalk, especially near the drop-off line. This creates a safety hazard for pedestrians and drivers, and disrupts the flow of traffic.
  • Please do not enter the parking lot for any reason. Students may NOT be dropped off in the parking lot.
  • Please be courteous to our neighbors. Do not block their driveways or move their trash cans for any reason!
Ralphs Rewards Card Program & Raffle

Ralphs Rewards Card Program & Raffle

Link your Ralphs Rewards Club Card to Chaparral PFC. Ralphs will donate a certain percentage of your total purchases back to Chaparral when you use the Rewards Club Card that is linked to our school. That’s free money for our school at no cost to you! Last year 114 households linked their Ralphs card to Chaparral PFC and helped raise over $4,000! Information about how to register and link your card is listed here.

* If you linked your card to our school last year in September 2018, then your enrollment has rolled over and you do not have to re-register again this year! You can always log in to your account to ensure you are still linked to Chaparral.

Applications Accepted for Lunch Program

Are you aware that your family may qualify for the National School Lunch Program? USDA requires all families interested in participating in the meal program to file an application with the Department of Child Nutrition.

Factors considered in the application process are the household size and total household income. The total household income is the income each household member received in the prior month before taxes. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits such as Title I funds.

It is important that your student receives the benefits they are entitled to. You may not even realize your child may be eligible. Please note that this application and status are completely confidential. Applications must be resubmitted annually. This year the process has been made easier through an online link:

Show your appreciation with Staff Cub Kudos

Show your appreciation with Staff Cub Kudos

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.