ParentSquare updates

ParentSquare updates

Thank you for using our new communication App! ParentSquare is our directory, payment portal, and communication tool in one. If you haven’t downloaded it or found access to it yet for you and your family, please do it now to be in the know! Download today in your App store or you can login HERE.
Now that you have ParentSquare, make sure to set your preferences:
  • Automatically add school events to your calendar
  • Set your preferred language
  • Hide or make “Visible” your phone, email, address
  • Set your own notification preferences: text, email, notifications!

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 chaparralpfc@gmail.com.

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.

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

Box Tops
BOX TOPS

  • 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!


AMECI PIZZA

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.

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: https://paypams.com/OnlineApp.aspx

Principal’s Message – December 2018

Principal’s Message – December 2018

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe that the winter holidays are almost here. These past two months, we have been mindful at Chaparral to foster generosity and gratitude in our students. I want to thank my amazing teaching team, parents, students and community members. Without all of you, Chaparral Elementary would not be possible. So in a time to be grateful, I am so appreciative for all you do to support our school. I feel truly blessed to work with so many generous people who are dedicated to serving the students and families of our school.  I am extremely grateful for our hard working PFC volunteers who worked to provide the Holiday Boutique, our upcoming Holiday celebrations, and our Toy Drive for less fortunate children in our community.

Last month’s tragedies and disasters were incredibly difficult for all of us.  I am so proud to be part of a community who models to their students what a caring and kind community looks and acts like.  During this time, I witnessed many families reaching out and doing whatever they could in support of our families and the needs of our community.

We also had to be patient and understanding when we had to cancel or postpone activities and events. I want to extend a large thank you to our Book Fair Committee who set-up and then had to take down the Book Fair without it ever taking place due to the fires. This week is parent-teacher conference week. Chaparral’s teachers are looking forward to connecting with parents to have productive conversations regarding your children’s progress on their education this year and to give suggestions on ways to partner with your teacher at home in support of your student.  Building strong educational partnerships and working together to support all students at Chaparral is why we are “C.U.B.S.”  We are a strong Community, Unified and Building Success for all students.

As mentioned in previous newsletters, Character Traits or Student Dispositions are an important part of the education of our students at Chaparral. The traits of generosity and gratitude can be further reinforced during the holidays. If you do not already do so, create a holiday tradition where your family gives of themselves to a neighbor or a needy cause. Model living “The Golden Rule.” It can be as simple as sweeping your neighbor’s sidewalk, walking a bit further to school to alleviate traffic congestion, working as a family to reduce, reuse and recycle, writing a note or card to a friend, or making sure you smile and say hello to those you pass on the street. Pay something forward this holiday season and continue to model to our students that we are a community where everyone matters and is cared for.

Enjoy your traditions and time with family and friends.  Hopefully, you will have some relaxing times to read together and share conversations with those you love. Have a safe and healthy holiday season and winter break. I look forward to 2019 and all the blessings the New Year will bring to our Chaparral family.

With Warmest Regards,
Stephanie Brazell
Principal