Open House is Wednesday, May 29

Open House is Wednesday, May 29

5 to 7:30 p.m.: Food Trucks Open
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: All Rooms Open

Please come early and eat with your families, either before or during Open House. The following food trucks will be on site: Hang 10 Tacos & Fries, Smiley’s Hot Dogs, The Middle Feast and Uncle Chris Italian Ice.

Order School Supplies for Next Year!

Order School Supplies for Next Year!

The PFC has once again partnered with SchoolKidz, Inc. to provide a convenient way for parents to order next year’s school supplies online, with home delivery before school starts. The deadline to order is Friday, June 14. Email chaparralpfc@gmail.com with any questions.

ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS:
Go to: www.shopttkits.com.
Type in Chaparral’s School Account Number: 80588.
Find your child’s grade for next year and select your products.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES LIST: Click here for the full list of school supplies (broken down by grade).

Community Fundraising In June!

6/5 — The Stand
Just mention Chaparral when you place your order and The Stand will donate 30% back to our school.

6/8 — The Stand, Variety Show Edition
Celebrate the end of Variety Show with a special edition restaurant night. Head over to The Stand on Saturday night from 6 to 10 p.m. Just mention Chaparral when you place your order. No cooking for you + money for Chaparral = a win / win situation!

6/12 — Hook Burger, School’s Out For Summer!
All hail summer and the mouthwatering hamburger! Celebrate the last day of school with Chaparral’s last school fundraiser of the year.

Presidents’ Message – May 2019

Presidents’ Message – May 2019

Dear Chaparral Families,

We just finished the last of our spring events focusing on philanthropy and well-being.  Many thanks to Ben Abadian, Melissa Devor, and Maria Nicolacakis, for all of their hard work organizing these meaningful and engaging events.

  • Our participation in the Family Rescue Center Clothing + Shoe Drive was a huge success. Many bags of clothing were donated by Chaparral families.  Thank you to Ben Abadian for all of his hard work collecting the bags and making sure they got to their destination.
  • Students enjoyed a morning of high impact fun and exercise at the “Hoop It Up Kids” Assembly.  Thank you to Melissa Devor for organizing the assembly (and other ones throughout the year) for Chaparral!
  • Last but not least… the Farmers Market Jamboree was another huge hit!  Students, parents, City Council members, District Office, School Board members, and many other community members attended the event.  Attendees purchased organic produce and products, did crafts, sang, planted seeds, wrote poetry, relaxed with miniature ponies and learned about wellness while listening to the soothing sounds of our very own “Mama Bears” band.  Thank you to Maria and her tireless committee for their incredible vision and execution of this fun and educational event!!

We are speeding towards the end of the year but still have a few important events coming up.

  • This week is Staff Appreciation Week. Thank you to those families who signed up to donate dessert and drinks for the Staff Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8!  This Wednesday is also Flower Day, so don’t forget to bring stems for your class bouquet.
  • We hope you can all join us at our popular Ice Cream Social. We will be selling pizza at a nominal cost of $1 per slice!  We will also have Sports coaches facilitating fun games for the kids and Art Camp will be hosting a crafts table.  We will once again feature a full ice cream bar with toppings.  This free event is our way of saying THANK YOU to all of our dedicated families.  We look forward to seeing you on May 15 (J/K-2) and May 16 (Grades 3-5) on the Upper Yard. (5:30-7:30pm)
  • The Teachers and Staff cordially invite all parent volunteers to the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, May 15 in the MPR, 7:45am-8:30am.  This is such a special event – don’t miss it!
  • Open House is Wednesday, May 29 and the food trucks will be back!  Come early and enjoy dinner and dessert.  We have lined up Hang 10 Tacos & Fries (it’s the same truck), Smiley’s Hot Dogs, The Middle Feast and Uncle Chris’ Italian Ice.
  • The final PFC Meeting of this school year will take place on Wednesday, June 5. We hope you can join us as we install our new 2019-20 Board.  A special invitation goes out to all of our graduating parents so we can thank you one last time for all of your hard work over the years.

We hope to see you at these upcoming events!

Finally, we would like to take a minute to thank a few behind-the-scenes volunteers who quietly put in countless hours year-round to support PFC operations and ensure our success.  We couldn’t do it without them.

  • Beth Anson & Lisa Dumke, Co-VP Room Parents, who facilitate communications and events involving room parents
  • April Baer, Co-VP Communications, who maintains our ChaparralPFC.org website
  • Kim Becker, VP Sponsorship, who secures the various forms of sponsorships including fence banners, programs, and digital avenues
  • Amanda Kramer, Recording Secretary, who documents all of our meetings
  • Kate Haney, Treasurer, who oversees PFC financials
  • Elizbeth Smith, Co-VP Communications, who publishes our weekly Cub Corner
  • Ghazal Hafizi, Financial Secretary, who makes sure our money gets deposited safely

Thank you all for your continued support of the PFC and Chaparral!  We are looking forward to a strong finish to the school year!!

Warmly,

Jason Weilert & Carrie Slatoff

Presidents’ Message – April 2019

Presidents’ Message – April 2019

Dear Chaparral Families,

Is Winter over yet? It’s April, and spring has finally sprung. We are sure that everyone is looking forward to sunshine and our famous 70 degree temps returning every day.

Our 12th annual Online Auction was a huge success, raising over $85,000! Our deepest gratitude to our amazing chair, Allyson Watson, for her tireless work and dedication to our far-reaching and exciting auction. Once again, we had bidders from all over the nation!!  Many thanks to the Watson family for allowing their home to become an auction warehouse for the past many months!  Thank you to all of the families who donated items and hosted parties and to all of the teachers and staff who donated special experiences for our kids. The hosted parties raised over $18,000 and teacher and staff experiences raised over $12,000. Finally, thank you to everyone who bid and congratulations to all of the winners!

Our West Valley Food Pantry drive was another great event this year.  Thank you once again to Ben Abadian for organizing the food drive and being on the front line collecting the bags at drop-off every day of the week, not even a little rain on Wednesday could stop him.  As a community, we donated so many bags of food (2,000 POUNDS!!!) that we filled two truckloads!!  The pantry was overwhelmed by Chaparral’s generosity. Thank you to all of you who took time out of your busy lives to donate a bag of food to those less fortunate.

Coming up soon:

Our spring line-up of humanitarian events organized by our Humanitarian Chair, Ben Abadian, continues with our upcoming Shoe and Clothing Drive April 24th -May 1st. Get your spring cleaning done and put aside your gently used items now!!

Our line-up of wellness week events organized by our dedicated Wellness Chair, Maria Nicolacakis, and her team kicks off with the ever popular Hoop-It-Up assembly on April 25th and ends with the family friendly Farmer’s Market Jamboree on May 1st.

Finally, please join us at our newly named “PFC Meet and Greet: How Can I Get Involved?” Breakfast on Friday, May 3 at 8am in the MPR and learn about how you can get involved with the PFC.  We look forward to seeing you all there!  The monthly PFC meeting will follow.

Warmly,

Jason Weilert & Carrie Slatoff

12th ANNUAL CHAPARRAL ONLINE AUCTION

12th ANNUAL CHAPARRAL ONLINE AUCTION

Our 12th annual Online Auction was another HUGE success bringing in over $85,000. Congratulations and a million thanks to our amazing Auction Chair, Allyson Watson, for giving so much of her time and energy over the past many months to ensure such an exciting and successful auction! Thank you to all of the families that donated items and hosted parties and to all of the teachers and staff who donated special experiences that our kids love so much. The family parties raised $18,640, the Teachers, Staff and Chaparral Exclusives raised $12,845. Finally, thank you to everyone who bid and congratulations to all of the winners!

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 is June 1

THE EVENT is June 1

For the seventh year, The Event is back on June 1, and we want you there! This is our annual fundraiser to benefit the Las Virgenes Unified School District and many of its essential programs. Guests will be treated to a spectacular evening full of gourmet food, wine and beer tastings, an unbelievable live auction with can’t-miss items, Las Vegas style casino games, live music, dancing and so much more! This year’s host is actor and LVUSD parent Jerry O’Connell.

This is the one event every year that unites our entire community in support of our fabulous Las Virgenes Unified School District.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS TODAY! Don’t miss this opportunity to support our schools while having a memorable night at the party of the year!

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

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

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