Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Yearbooks are on sale now via SchoolPay.com. Soft Bound ($45) and hardbound ($55) versions will be available again this year. Order your books now before the prices go up. These prices will be good for the entire month of March and then the prices will each increase by $10. Yearbooks will be on sale From Feb. 1 until April 8. Do not miss out, once April 9 comes you will have missed your chance.

Choir Accompanist Volunteer Needed

Choir Accompanist Volunteer Needed

We are looking for a parent or grandparent who plays the piano and would enjoy accompanying the Chaparral Cub Choir on Tuesdays, from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. Chaparral’s 4th and 5th grade students are eager to sing and are very excited to be part of the choir.

If you are interested in volunteering for 30 minutes once a week, please contact Mrs. Chaffee at bchaffee@lvusd.org.

THE EVENT

THE EVENT

The Event, an annual fundraiser benefiting the entire Las Virgenes Unified School District, will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 5 to 11 p.m., at the Calabasas Civic Center. Tickets are on sale now at TheEventParty.org.

Spend the night celebrating with friends, supporting our schools, and probably staying up past your bedtime! Act now and you can:

Treat your palette to tastings from premier local restaurants, wineries, and craft breweries.

NEW THIS YEAR … Try your luck with Vegas-style casino games, including Black Jack, Texas Hold ’Em, Roulette and Craps tables.

Test out your new moves to the live music performance and dance the night away under the stars.

All proceeds from this event will directly benefit our kids and our amazing LVUSD schools.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS TODAY!

Presidents’ Message – March 2019

Presidents’ Message – March 2019

Dear Chaparral Families,

And just like that….it’s March and spring will soon be upon us.  Our amazing and tireless volunteers have been working so hard to make sure that the last few months of school are full of meaningful, fun, and memorable events for our community.

Going on NOW:

  • Yearbooks are on sale

Coming soon:

  • Online Auction – March 8-17
  • Yearbook Cub Hugs – March 11 – 24
    • Don’t forget to purchase yearbook messages, also known as Yearbook Cub Hugs, for your favorite student, staff member, or volunteer! Go to Schoolpay.com to purchase your personal messages!

This spring, we have a full line-up of humanitarian events organized by our dedicated Humanitarian Chair, Ben Abadian.  This month, help support our local pantry by donating food items; next month, get that spring cleaning done and donate your gently used shoes and clothes!

  • West Valley Pantry FoodDrive – March 19-23
  • Family Rescue Center Clothing Drive– April 24 – May 1

We also have a full line-up of wellness events organized by our energetic Wellness Chair, Maria Nicolacakis, and her team. Mark your calendars now!!

  • Move-A-Palooza! – April 24
  • Farmer’s Market Jamboree – May 1

Thank you for all of your continued support. We are grateful to be part of this amazing community!

Thank you,
Jason Weilert & Carrie Slatoff

Presidents’ Message – February 2019

Presidents’ Message – February 2019

Dear Chaparral Families,

We were honored to attend an event at the City of Calabasas City Hall last week to accept grant money on behalf of Chaparral. This year, the city again provided generous grants to all Calabasas LVUSD schools. At Chaparral, these funds go toward scholarships, campus improvements, special programs, student publications, and much more. We are so thankful to the Calabasas City Council for its continued support of the city’s public schools. 

When you have a moment please take a look in the Kinder courtyard, the PFC purchased two new outdoor tables in an effort to extend the classroom outside.  Keep an eye out for more tables in the future, we plan on putting them around the entire campus for all grades!

Here is what’s coming up next:

    • Yearbook Sales on Schoolpay.com – February 1st – April 5th
      • On Sale Now… the first and only time yearbooks will be on sale this year!
    • PFC Meeting – February 6
    • Online Auction – March 8-17
      • Get together with friends and plan a Chaparral Party!  These parties are an important part of the auction’s success and such great community-builders. Click here for more information.
      • Donate items – it’s not too late to donate an item or ask a friend, family member, or local business to donate.  Our auction is only as good as the items donated!
      • Contact Allyson Watson
    • Spring Humanitarian Events
      • West Hills Pantry Food Drive – March 18-22
      • Soles4Souls Shoe Drive – April 24-May 1
      • Contact Ben Abadian
    • Spring Wellness Events
      • Move-A-Palooza! – April 24
      • Farmer’s Market Jamboree – May 1
      • Contact Maria Nicolacakis

Finally, please remember we are all in this together.  From drop-off to pick-up and everything in between please be respectful and courteous to fellow parents and students.  Our kids are watching us more closely than we realize, be the role model your kid needs you to be. We look forward to seeing you at our next PFC meeting this Wednesday!

With Gratitude,
Jason Weilert & Carrie Slatoff

Keep the Box Tops Coming!

Keep the Box Tops Coming!

We’re inching closer to the big 1-0-0! Turn in your non-expired box tops to your classroom by the 100th day of school for a chance to win! Every 100 box tops collected in the classroom will earn 1 raffle entry for the next class party.

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?

VARIETY SHOW 2019

VARIETY SHOW 2019

THE BRITISH ARE COMING, THE BRITISH ARE COMING!

Registration for Variety Show has closed. Please note that a signed, hard copy of the Parent-Student Contract must be turned in to your group leaders on the first day of practice.

The Chaparral PFC Variety Show is one of Chaparral’s oldest traditions. Both a community-building and fundraising event, Variety Show is a chance for students in all grades to perform live in front of their family, friends and school community. The show usually draws participation from over 200 Chaparral students and has two nights of performances for audiences of over 600 people. This year’s theme is British Invasion.

Variety Show performances will be Friday, June 7 at 6PM and Saturday, June 8 at 4PM. Rehearsals will start approx. mid-February. For the detailed Variety Show calendar/schedule, click here.

For more information above Variety Show, read the FAQ.

Questions? Contact Billy Cooper or Meredith Sesser.

Presidents’ Message – January 2019

Presidents’ Message – January 2019

Dear Chaparral Families,

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. We filled five large boxes with toys that made this holiday season shine a little brighter for many children. Thank you to our Humanitarian Chair, Ben Abadian, for all of his hard work and for once again bringing the Motor4Toys Classic Car Show to our school.  We hope you got a chance to enjoy the cars with your kids!

Coming Up Next:

Variety Show – We are so fortunate and excited to have Billy Cooper and Meredith Sesser back at the helm this year with the theme “British Invasion“. Variety Show Registration runs January 9-20 on SchoolPay.com.  Please note you must register each student individually and there will be NO extensions or exceptions to the last date to register.  Registration closes promptly at midnight on Sunday, January 20.  Please contact Billy & Meredith for more information.

  • 12thAnnual Online Auction – Now seeking donations!!  Auction Chair, Allyson Watson, and her committee have been busy collecting items for the Online Auction which runs from March 8-17.  Please consider donating an item or ask a friend or family member to donate items using this form.  The success of our Online Auction depends on the items we are able to auction off.  Please contact Allyson Watson for more information.
  • January Restaurant Nights – Grab some friends and eat at Rosti Tuscan Kitchen between January 14-18. Chaparral will receive 10% of all proceeds, please take part in this fun way to support Chaparral!

As always, we invite all our parents to join us at our monthly PFC meetings.  The next meeting is on Wednesday, January 9 at 8:15 am in the MPR.  We hope to see you there!!

Sincerely,
Jason Weilert & Carrie Slatoff

Presidents’ Message – December 2018

Presidents’ Message – December 2018

Dear Chaparral Families,

As 2018 comes to a close, we would like to acknowledge all of the hard work our parent volunteers do for the teachers, students, staff, and PFC. Chaparral relies on your time, dedication, talent, and generosity every day and we are grateful to work with you and be part of this amazing community. A special thank you to all of the unsung heroes: the spouses/partners of our parent volunteers who hold down the fort at home, support our volunteering initiatives, and enable us to give our time to Chaparral… we couldn’t do it without you.

November came and went in a blur!

After Halloween, Chaparral once again participated in Operation Gratitude which sends sweets to our troops around the world. Thank you to Maria Nicolacakis, Erica Salisbury, Jennifer York and Emily Clinton for leading the charge in collecting candy donations after Halloween. Chaparral donated over 270 pounds of candy this year!!

Unfortunately, one of our favorite events, Book Fair, will have to wait another year as school was closed during the event week due to the local fires. Thank you to our Book Fair Chair, Jennifer York, and all the volunteers who spent countless hours setting up the event all day Thursday, little did we know what was in store for the next week. Then the first day back from Thanksgiving break those amazing parent volunteers were back in the MPR ready to help pack up all the books to send back to make way for the Holiday Boutique.

Our popular Holiday Boutique was a resounding success despite Mother Nature’s best effort to spoil the day. We are so thankful to our chair, Sadie Novello, who did an amazing job securing an exciting variety of vendors and transforming the MPR into a beautiful shopping wonderland. Special thanks to:
Jessica Epstein for once again organizing and managing all of the food and drinks to ensure that shoppers and volunteers stayed fueled throughout the day.
Deb Shapiro for another amazing Cub Wear sale and for making our spirit wear hip and fun, and the envy of all schools around us!
Thank you to all of the parent volunteers who worked so hard that day to help it run smoothly. Finally, thank you to all of the parents, teachers, staff, and Alumni Parents who shopped and supported this event!

Coming Up Next:
• The Annual Motor4Toys Drive is starting December 10th and will end with a special assembly and car show on Wednesday, December 19. Please donate a new, unwrapped gift valued at $10 or more in one of the many collections boxes located throughout the school. For more information, please contact Ben Abadian, our Humanitarian Chair.
• The next PFC meeting will be on Wednesday, December 5 at 8:15am in the MPR. We hope to see you there!

Lastly, I think it is important to thank all the First Responders and City Officials who worked round the clock day after day to make sure we were all safe. They truly are the heroes who make major sacrifices to their own lives to make sure our community was safe.

We wish you a wonderful holiday season and a new year filled with love, happiness, good health, and peace.

Sincerely,
Jason Weilert and Carrie Slatoff

How can you help? – LV Fire Relief

How can you help? – LV Fire Relief

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.

Presidents’ Message – November 2018

Presidents’ Message – November 2018

Dear Chaparral Families,

As we turn the calendar to November we want to take a moment to thank the teachers and staff at Chaparral who work so hard to create such a positive learning experience for our children.  We also want to thank our Chaparral families for generously donating their time and resources to the school and for supporting the PFC’s mission to raise funds and build a strong community.  Looking back at October…

Fall Festival is always a fantastic community building event and this year did not disappoint. It was all made possible by the hard work and vision of our Fall Festival Chairs, Miranda Fitzgerald and Desiree Terian. We can’t thank you two enough for your dedication to our school and the hours of planning and work you put into this amazing family event!  The amazing rides, delicious food choices, fun games, and creative booths gave families so much to enjoy. The auction baskets were beautiful and packed with fun, unique, and useful items, thanks to the generous donations from parents and the collection efforts (and basket assembling efforts!) by the hardworking Room Parents. The auction baskets were organized by Suzy Cooper and Karen Spearrin this year and they both did a fantastic job raising over $7,500 for the PFC.  THANK YOU!! Thank you to all of our families who helped with Fall Festival – by donating to the class baskets, contributing sweets for the popular Sweet Walk, running booths, helping set up and dismantle, sponsoring stations, and attending.  All your combined efforts made this into a memorable day for everyone!

October was full of fun Restaurant Nights, culminating in Chaparral Day at The Commons which was a full day of dining and reading at The Commons.  A BIG thank you to Mrs. Cioffi, Mrs. Mulholland, Mrs. Napier, Principal Brazell, Ms. Gerber, Miss Gourley, Miss Regina, Miss Ryan, Mrs. VanDyke, Mrs. Baldwin, Mrs. Shipow, Mrs. Lampert, Mrs. Otis, Mrs. Ekizian, Mrs. Weber, Mrs. Seidman, Mrs. Davis & Mrs. Thibodeau for participating in reading to the kids at Barnes & Noble. The kids (and parents!) loved seeing you outside of school, reading beloved books with such energy and humor.  We are truly fortunate to have such caring teachers who give their time to support our school outside of the classrooms. Thank you to Laura Berlant and Emily Stearn for your hard work organizing so many exciting community-building and fundraising events all month long; and thank you to the many Chaparral families who came out to support our Restaurant Nights and Commons Day.  Be sure to include the #chaparralcubs when you post pictures.  So fun to see all the families out supporting our school.

Our Wellness team had a busy month with Walk to School Day and Red Ribbon Week.  Thank you Jennifer York for coordinating a fun morning for kids and parents to walk to school.  Walking to school is a great way to spend a few extra minutes with your kids, get some exercise and ease the burden on the Drop Off Lane.  Please try to look for other days to walk to school with your kids.  Red Ribbon Week was a success thanks to Mairead MacMullan!!  This year’s theme was LIFE IS YOUR JOURNEY, TRAVEL HEALTHY.  The goal was to facilitate talk within families about ways to stay healthy in body, mind, and heart.  We hope you had a chance to read the healthy pledges that the staff and students hung up around campus.  Thank you to our Wellness Chair, Maria Nicolacakis, for leading the charge towards healthy choices!

Coming in November:

  • The Enchanted Forest Book Fair, organized by Jennifer York, is coming to the Chaparral MPR November 9-16. Save the date for the ever-popular “Draggn’ Dads to Donuts on November 9th at 7am.
  • Get all your holiday shopping done at Chaparral’s eagerly anticipated Holiday Boutique which takes place 7:30am to 4:00pm on Thursday, November 29 in the MPR. Boutique Chair Sadie Novello is bringing back your favorite vendors and many new ones.  Shop for clothing, jewelry, purses, food items, holiday gifts, and more. Teacher wish lists will be available.
  • Look for Restaurant nights at Rosti and Fresh Brothers!

Please feel free to email us at chaparralpfc@gmail.com, or stop by the PFC Office during our office hours on Monday and Thursday mornings.

Sincerely,
Jason Weilert and Carrie Slatoff

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