Third Grade In-person Learning – Information Meeting TOMORROW, MONDAY NOV. 30TH @ 4 PM

Mrs. Brazell will host a Zoom 3rd-grade parent information meeting to go over more specific details regarding in-person learning. It will be similar to the TK-2 presentation, with a few changes for 3rd grade. Everyone is welcome to attend. Join Zoom Meeting:
https://lvusd.zoom.us/j/4422835744?pwd=NExBd084Vytadi9YRFdSRndqZ0dnUT09  Meeting ID: 442 283 5744
Passcode: CUBS

Get Excited for Chaparral’s 1st Ever Read-A-Thon!

Get Excited for Chaparral’s 1st Ever Read-A-Thon!

Chaparral is hosting our first ever Read-a-Thon fund & read-raiser!! We will raise money for our school while our kids get to do what they already love: READ! It’s easy!

  1. Click this link to set up your reader account: https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers/r/RrhwEc 
  2. Use the easy online tools to tell friends, family and neighbors about our Read-a-Thon
  3. Track and log reading sessions at home starting next Monday, December 7th
  4. Your kids will win cool prizes as they gather donations and for minutes that they READ!
  5. Save the Date! Thursday, December 10th Teacher Read Aloud from 5-7 pm via Zoom
  6. Check out our Google Read-A-Thon Classroom for reading & story links, Author visits, registration info, and more!

3rd Grade In-person Learning returns December 7th

3rd Grade In-person Learning returns December 7th

Here are some important items for our third-grade families to be mindful of:

  • When 3rd graders return to campus, we will have a split day with a morning cohort and an afternoon cohort of live instruction. This is the same schedule as our TK- 2 students. Our bell schedule is linked here: CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE
  • If a 3rd-grade sibling is in TK-2, we will assign the 3rd-grade student to the same cohort as the sibling. If a 3rd grader does not have a sibling already in AM or PM, please complete the following survey by Monday, November 16th at 5:00 PM, indicating that you prefer the afternoon or have no preference: CLICK HERE.
  • Early next week, we will be using a randomized lottery process to sort the remaining students into morning and afternoon cohorts. We will communicate student schedules to families before the Thanksgiving holiday, likely on November 20. Please know that we are doing a lottery process out of fairness to all students. We will not be able to entertain or negotiate AM/PM preferences with families. Thank you for your understanding.
  •  As mentioned in Dr. Stepenosky’s email, we will need to have an abbreviated live instructional day for 3rd graders from November 30 – December 4 to support their teacher’s planning and return to campus.
Chaparral Library is Back!

Chaparral Library is Back!

It is now possible to check out books from the Chaparral library. Please click this library link to search for books you’d like to check out. You may either put a book on hold through the site or email Mrs. Davis at ldavis@lvusd.org. In order to check out, there should not be any outstanding books on the student’s record. Mrs. Davis will notify you when books are ready for pickup, and they will be placed in a marked bag on a table in the parking lot. It will be beside the blue book return box, by the mural and flagpole. If you have any questions, email Mrs. Davis at ldavis@lvusd.org.

Music With Mrs. Chaffee

Music With Mrs. Chaffee

The PFC is committed to returning Chaparral’s special programs to our kids. Because of our fundraising efforts and the generous support of our families to Donor Drive, we have been able to re-hire the fabulous Mrs. Beverly Chaffe. This music program is a direct benefit of the money raised by our PFC, and demonstrates why your support is so important.

Mrs. Chaffee has developed a virtual music classroom and will introduce lessons live for all grades, including Virtual Academy. Your child’s teacher will be sending home more information about music this week. It is not too late to donate to support this and other programs *coming soon* to Chaparral! Click Here to make your donation.

Yearbook 2020/2021

Yearbook 2020/2021

Capturing our memories has never been more important, we’re documenting history. We will be talking about the 20-21 school year for the rest of our lives. We all hold onto our yearbooks, but this year will likely become our most treasured, and our most unique. Please help us in capturing the spirit of our cub community throughout the year by taking lots of pictures of your student/s.

Right now we need your: 

  • Back to School Photos (first day/week of school photos; at the computer, holding up your sign, etc). Click the link to upload!
  • *Keep us in mind for Cubwear, Halloween celebrations, Class Zoom Celebrations- we need your photos this year more than ever before to fill our yearbook!
LVUSD Fall 2020 Virtual Parent Series

LVUSD Fall 2020 Virtual Parent Series

Join Us: LVUSD Fall 2020 Virtual Parent Series
All LVUSD free events will be hosted virtually via Webinar this Fall. Save the dates and register at Community360.me/events:

  1. Big Potential: Positive Psychology During a Pandemic | October 28th @ 6:00 PM
  2. Julie Lythcott-Haims Discusses Race, Parenting, and More! | December 8th @ 6:00 PM

The Community 360 site has resources, podcasts, and free counseling appointments to support your family. Also, check out the Community 360 Library. All you need is your parent email to access all of our parenting books. Consider having a book study in preparation for her virtual webinar.

ACER Laptop Tips & Trouble Shooting

LVUSD’s Forward Learning Website has great information and resources to help you troubleshoot, learn about responsible use, parental controls, purchase laptop insurance, etc. You may also call Chaparral’s main office to schedule an appointment with our Media Specialist Mrs. Davis, or book an appointment through the district HERE for service issues with your ACER. Here are some quick links for more:

VOLUNTEERS & HELP NEEDED- ONLINE AUCTION FUNDRAISER

VOLUNTEERS & HELP NEEDED- ONLINE AUCTION FUNDRAISER

The Chaparral PFC Online Auction is the PFC’s second-largest fundraiser, historically raising roughly $70,000 for our school. PFC is committed to rehiring specialists, Instructional Aides and helping to prepare our campus for a safe return to school with COVID safety in mind. The Auction takes place annually at the end of February/beginning of March but we need help now to prep and plan to make it as successful as possible!
Immediate Volunteer Needs:

  • Co-Chair to VP for 14th Annual Chaparral Elementary PFC Charity Auction
  • Soliciting donations online, by phone and in person where possible
  • Assist with inputting and organizing donations via our bidding portal
  • Donations: Solicit from your favorite local businesses or re-gift your old gift cards!

If you are interested in joining the committee or helping in any way, contact Michelle Freedman at chapauction@gmail.com. We will be meeting virtually via Zoom this year!

Presidents’ Message – Sept 2020

Hello Chaparral Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! Whether you are attending Virtual Academy or “On Campus” learning we are one united Chaparral community! As your Co-Presidents, we are excited to lead you into this new school year and provide the best experience for our children. 

We have been working all summer to ensure that this year is the best it can be for our kids and community, and are getting creative to do just that! Although things won’t be the same, we are looking forward to new ways to connect, engage, and fundraise to give our kids the very best!

As always, we are open to your input, ideas, and help. Please reach out to chaparralpfc@gmail.com anytime! Our first Zoom PFC Meeting will be on Friday, September 11th at 8:15 am. Please join us to discuss the upcoming year, events we have planned and how you can get involved. We are so grateful for your support!

To our FAMILIES who have already donated to our annual Donor Drive, THANK YOU. Your donations are extremely important! You can make your annual Donor Drive contribution at ParentSquare: Payments. Please help us reach our goal of 100% participation in 100 days! We are working to add back specialists and staff as donations and scheduling permits and need to prepare for the day we can return to On Campus learning. Without your donations, none of that will be possible. 

We want to thank the PARENTS of our community! Not only because you have stepped up and helped in unimaginable ways, but also for your patience and perseverance in all of the new roles you have assumed at home. You are incredible! Thank you for supporting your fellow parents as well as your own families. THANK YOU to our amazing EXECUTIVE BOARD and PFC committee and event chairs. With your help, we will make this year great for our community! 

We are so grateful to have an incredible ADMINISTRATION who has worked tirelessly without pause to ensure our children’s success. THANK YOU especially to Mrs. Brazell, Mrs. Donna Welti and Mrs. Lampert for all you have done and continue to do for our children and school! We are so grateful our school is under your leadership through this difficult time. 

We are only as strong as each of us and we are so grateful to be a part of this amazing and strong community. Thank you for your commitment to your kids, school and community!

Grace Fisher, Lindsay Vaisman, Julie Berkus | Your PFC Co-Presidents 2020-2021

Chaparral Sponsorship

Chaparral Sponsorship

Chaparral offers many opportunities to sponsor banners, ads at the end of this Cub Corner, bags for materials, and much more! If your company is interested in getting more information about Sponsorship opportunities at Chaparral, please contact Jennifer York, VP Sponsorship, at chapsponsorship@yahoo.com.

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!

LVUSD NOW GIVING FREE MEALS!

LVUSD NOW GIVING FREE MEALS!

Beginning September 1st, LVUSD received a temporary waiver from the state to allow ALL PARENTS TO PICK UP MEALS FOR FREE without regard to their status on the F&R meal programCome get meals for any children in your household under the age of 18, two days of meals at a time. You may pick up from any school which is convenient to you.

Meal pick up is available at ALL middle and high schools 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Earlybird pick up available at Lindero Canyon and A.C. Stelle Middle Schools (6:30 – 8:30 a.m)

Show your school spirit with Cubwear!

Show your school spirit with Cubwear!

Calling all Cubs!! Let’s start the school year off with some brand new Cubwear! Please check out our new website with online ordering! There are several designs to choose from as well as shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more! Orders must be placed between August 12th-August 30th. All Cubwear will be delivered to school in September for distribution. GO CUBS!!! alt_text
Chaparral Masks For Sale!

Child and Adult Chaparral Masks for sale! Support Chaparral by purchasing a mask and show your cub pride! If you purchase before Tuesday, Aug. 18th @ 12 noon, they will be distributed at supply pick up on your grade’s designated day. Masks are royal blue, non medical, reusable, cotton blend that are comfortable and breathable. $10 each.

Community Discount Cards For Purchase on ParentSquare 

Purchase your Discount Card today for $10 and receive discounts on places like The Six, Cricca’s Deli & Subs, Fresh Brothers, Baja Fresh, and many more! Chaparral receives $5 for every card sold and you get to save money through August 2021 – It’s a win-win! Get yours today! For more information, contact Emily Stearn at chaparralcommunity@gmail.com.

Disaster Supply Donation on ParentSquare

The PFC works to organize disaster supplies on behalf of all students. We ask for a $15 donation per family to restock perishable items.

Chaparral’s Office is Open by Appointment ONLY

Chaparral’s Office is Open by Appointment ONLY

New Safety Protocols on Campus: Chaparral’s Office is Open by Appointment ONLY 
As you know, LVUSD and Chaparral are concerned with the health and safety of our visitors, students, and staff. In line with that concern, we also need to follow LA County Public Health Guidance for screening visitors and staff when they come onto campus. We would ask that you assist us in keeping our community healthy by observing this new protocol. We thank you in advance for helping to keep us all safe and healthy! Visitors must:

  1. Schedule an Appointment Prior to Coming on Campus: http://support.lvusd.org/ 
  2. Fill Out The Visitor Screening Form   PRIOR to checking in at the office