Wear your Pajamas to school on Friday. If you’ve been waiting all year to just roll out of bed and race off to school in your PJs….your wait is over!! Dress code still applies and please use common sense when deciding on what to wear.
Yearbooks went on sale for the FIRST TIME this year on Monday, February 3rd on SchoolPay.com. Soft Bound ($35) and hardbound ($45) versions will be available again. Order your books now before the prices go up. These initial prices will be good for the entire month of February and then the prices will each increase by $10. Price to increase $10 starting March 1st! Do not miss out, once April 4th comes you will have missed your chance.
***MONDAY***, March 9th
MPR – 8:00am
Do you miss the days of our open campus when you could stay and chat with friends and meet new parents?! Well then do it Monday, March 9th in the MPR!
Come for coffee, come with friends, come be a part of something great! Expand your community!!!
Please note, some of the PFC Meeting Dates have changed. These are the correct PFC meeting dates for the rest of this year:
- Monday, March 9: Coffee w/the Principal
- Thursday, April 2: Coffee w/ the Principal
- Friday, May 8: PFC Meet and Greet: How Can I Get Involved? Breakfast and Meeting
- Wednesday, June 3
Hi Club Grossman Families,
We are excited to announce that as of Saturday, February 1 REGISTRATION OPENS for Spring Break Camp, Summer Camp 2020, and Kinder Club 2020-2021.
Be on the look out for all Fall 2020-2021 Programs in the coming months! Please visit www.bgcconejo.org to register online and reach out to our Front Desk at email@example.com with any questions.
Chaparral 4th and 5th graders need a pianist who can handle light accompaniment duties for the Cub Choir. We meet on Fridays at lunch from 12:45pm until 1:15pm.
None of the music is difficult. If you would like to see some examples of the kind of music we are learning, stop by the music room (room 20) on a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. Don’t forget to check into the Main Office first.
In addition to rehearsals, there will be some short performances later in the year. Dates are not set yet, but we’ll have them soon.
Please consider joining our talented and enthusiastic group of singers to help us make our Cub Choir a huge success.
LVUSD BOND MEASURE V TO IMPROVE & UPDATE FACILITIES
The Las Virgenes Unified School District provides exceptional education for our students, receiving statewide and national awards of distinction and RAISE AND SUSTAIN OUR PROPERTY VALUES as a result.
MEASURE V SEEKS TO RAISE $198 MILLION FOR OUR SCHOOLS
Bond is just 2 cents per year for every $100 (about $20 per $100,000) of assessed valuation.
Some Key Improvements Are Slated For Our Schools:
- Outdoor Classrooms, Shade Structures with Solar, Outdoor Play Equipment
- SAFETY upgrades including perimeter FENCING and improved single point entrance of front office
- Upgraded/New HVAC, plumbing and roofing
- Upgrades to Campus-wide technology
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
1. VOTE: On or before March 3rd
2. Get your friends to VOTE (Parents are historically a low turn out voting population)
3. Talk to your neighbors and friends about the importance of this Bond
4. Join the committee. Contact Felice Becker or Fawn Binford
Visit YesforLasVirgenesSchools.com for more information.
We are rolling out the red carpet… “Hollywood” is coming to Variety Show 2020. Your kids will be the Chaparral “Stars On Stage.”
Registration is now closed. Stay tuned for information about group assignments, etc.
For more information about what Variety Show is, important dates, and more, check out the Variety Show FAQ. For the complete Variety Show calendar, click here. Have Questions? Email: ChaparralVS2020@gmail.com
A Video Preview of What Variety Show is all about!
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. Please sign up here to volunteer for future lost and found clean-out dates!
The Boys & Girls Club would like to remind Chaparral Families to register online at www.bgcconejo.org for their Extended Day Camps on the full days listed below. This program is only $45 per day and this fee is included with their Afternoon Club Program only. They do require ALL members to register in advance, so please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org!
1/27/2020 – Staff Development Day
3/20/2020 – Staff Development Day
4/10/2020 – Spring Break
4/13/2020 – 4/17/2020 – Spring Break
We love all of our volunteers at Chaparral. We have an army of parents that volunteer in class, library and art, but are in need of volunteers to help turn the wheels of the big PFC machine and help Chaparral on a grander level.
The Chaparral PFC is especially in need of volunteers from some of our younger grades! As families with older children graduate out, volunteer positions and committees must be replenished by new parents. If you are a parent with TK/K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade kids please reach out to email@example.com and ask how you can help. Our school can only be as strong and vibrant as our parent community.
Every upcoming event or fundraiser needs additional help:
Online Auction, The Family Hoedown, Family Sports Day, Farmer’s Market
There are several positions within the PFC that we will need to fill next year and are asking for new parents to start to “shadow” the current chairperson for: Yearbook Coordinator / VP Communications (Website) / VP Online Auction / Assembly Coordinator / Co-President / Boutique Coordinator. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more about the following positions or please let us know if you know anyone who would be perfect for these jobs!
Please get involved!
Watch this video to see all the amazing things that Chaparral PFC does to enhance our school and make it an amazing place for our children.
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 email@example.com for more information.
- 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!
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 (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 find the digital directory useful! Please Email Chaparral PFC with any questions.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DIRECTORY MAY NOT BE USED TO EMAIL ANYONE FOR SOLICITATION PURPOSES, TO PROMOTE A PRODUCT, TOUT POLITICAL VIEWS, ETC.**
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 Jason Weilert.
- BUY – Choose from hundreds of brand-name products in grocery, discount and club stores. See a complete list of participating products here: btfe.com/products.
- 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.
In addition to Box Tops and Ameci, Coke also offers a school rewards program! To donate, visit: coke.com/give/schools, select Chaparral Elementary and scan or enter product codes from participating Coca-Cola products (https://us.coca-cola.com/participating-brands/). 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!
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!
Go to SchoolPay.com (our online payment partner) and claim or create your secure account. If you registered at Chaparral before August 11th, an account has been created for you (click “find my account” and enter your email address). If not, you can click on “create an account”.
Pay for Donor Drive, Disaster Preparedness Fund and Community Discount Cards all in one place!
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.
FOR MEDICATION AT SCHOOL IN THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR, a Medication Authorization from your doctor will be needed. Forms are available in the Health Office. No medication will be administered until this form is received by the Health Clerk—this includes Epipens and Inhalers, as well as allergy medication, or any over the counter pain relievers, etc. Contact Bennah Christl with questions.
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: https://paypams.com/OnlineApp.aspx
Chaparral’s procedure for reporting absences: The voicemail option is no longer available. Parents 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!
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.