Online Auction: We Need Your Help!

Online Auction: We Need Your Help!

We are just two weeks away from the Online Auction, March 7th-14th!!! Now is the time to pre-register or to double check the credit card on file at www.biddingforgood.com/chaparralauction.

We are asking for some big help and mobilization from our Chaparral Cub Community!

  1. Parties!!!! In years past “Parent Sponsored Parties” were our Best Sellers, and we are still in need of parties!!! Make new friends and build a sense of community while raising money for our school. Grab a friend and plan something for kids or adults. Examples: Slime making, Wine Tasting, Trivia, Cooking Class. Anyone can host a party! You host & plan, we sell tickets and the money raised from ticket sales go as a donation to Chaparral! Have questions? Interested in hosting but don’t know how? Email Jen York jyorkca@gmail.com
  2. DONATE An Item! It’s not too late: new items are added every day. Our charity auction is a great marketing opportunity for your business! We are viewed by over 600 local residents, in addition to over 500,000 nationwide bidders through Bidding for Good. In return for your generous donation, your auction listing will include:
    • Your Company Logo or Photo
    • Two Additional Images
    • A Direct Link to Your Website
    • Recognition in our Full-Page Acorn “Thank You” Advertisement to Run March 4, 2021 (DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS FRIDAY, FEB. 26TH TO BE INCLUDED).
    • Donation pick up coordination can be organized with the Auction Chair, Michelle Freedman at chapauction@gmail.comDownload the Auction Donor Form. Remember we are a 501c3 so all in kind donations are tax deductible.
  3. TELL your friends and family! We have items from across the country and travel packages for worldwide destinations. Use the “Refer a Friend” button on our Auction homepage!

THANK YOU to all the generous and devoted families and local businesses who have donated to our auction! We sincerely appreciate your support!

Everyone, please add March 7th at 4:00 pm to your calendar so that you know when to log in to start bidding!!!

Join our PFC Executive Board or Chair a Committee 2021-2022

Join our PFC Executive Board or Chair a Committee 2021-2022

Chaparral’s PFC is looking to fill the following positions for our Executive Board next School Year:

  • Co President
  • President Elect
  • Cub Wear Coordinator
  • Variety Show Chairs
  • Wellness Committee Chair
  • Family Dance Coordinators

Please contact Julie Berkus jberkus@gmail.com or Lindsay Vaisman lindsay.vaisman@gmail.com if you have any questions or are interested in getting involved! Please also save the date for our PFC Happy Hour Zoom on March 18th at 7PM. More information to follow!

4th/5th Grade Zoom Webinar and Site Visit

4th/5th Grade Zoom Webinar and Site Visit

Parent Information Zoom Webinar: Thursday, February 25th at 4:00 pm. Principal Brazell will explain the pick-up and drop-off procedures, the health screener that must be completed before your child enters campus, other safety and cleaning protocols, and crucial school information.*This will be recorded for families that cannot attend at that time.

Family/Student Site Visit: Friday, February 26th from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm for 4th/5th-grade families to walk through our school site, locate their child’s classroom, and get reacquainted with our campus. Please enter through the middle gate, where a campus supervisor will greet you and quickly take your temperature using a touchless thermometer. Principal Brazell will be there to greet families at the middle gate as well. Please wear your masks and maintain social distance to keep us all safe and healthy.

Yearbook- On Sale NOW!

Yearbook- On Sale NOW!

Yearbook – On Sale NOW!
Don’t miss OUT! This year’s book has history written all over it! This year, we are just offering hardcover books at only $35 (same price as soft covers last year)! Want to congratulate a cub? Purchase a 1/4 page or 1/8 recognition page! Order your yearbook and recognition here: https://commpe.pictavo.com/shopUse Google Chrome for best results, but if you need help with any issue please call Pictavo Technical Support at 1-800-290-0036.

Donor Drive Magnets  

Donor Drive Magnets  

We know many of our generous Chaparral families have not received their Donor Drive magnets. We apologize for the delay! If you have not received your magnet, please send an email to our Donor Drive chairs at chaparraldonordrive@gmail.com. Please list your students name and teacher name. We will distribute through your child’s teacher ASAP. Thank you for your support and patience.

Yearbook Photo Drive! Upload Your Spirit Week Photos Now!

Yearbook Photo Drive! Upload Your Spirit Week Photos Now!

WE NEED YOUR PHOTOS!!! We are working to assemble the yearbook, but without our normal events on campus, we need your help!

Click link to upload photos for the yearbook:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ELxOb-2BMvl7XnPZ8PhJAC3gKT_qf7YH?usp=sharing
*You can find this permanent yearbook link in parent square now under the “links” tab!

We are collecting photos of:

  • 1st day of school
  • Read-a-thon
  • Halloween
  • You and your pet
  • Music, Science and Library time
  • Exercise photos
  • Spirit Week photos
  • And so much more….

Upload your Spirit Week Photos from this week here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_T05HhngxBUzrYG9hl6XEoV5JnCRUMd8?usp=sharing

LV Virtual Author Series- Starts 1st Week Of February

LV Virtual Author Series- Starts 1st Week Of February

Introducing our 2021 #LVReads Virtual Author Series for all LVUSD elementary students! For this series, we’ve scheduled an incredible line-up of popular children’s authors who will be virtually visiting with our students during the months of February and March. Please see the attached flyers with information on our exciting author panel including dates, times and links.

In order to reach all students, we have created separate programs for TK-2 and 3-5 students. Starting the 1st Week of February:

  • TK-2nd grade authors will be featured every Thursday at 12:30
  • 3rd-5th grade authors will meet on Tuesdays at 1:00.

To make things even simpler, we will invite a few classes to participate in person during the event and the assembly will be live streamed to all other elementary students in our district. All students will have the ability to interact with the author by submitting questions in advance or during the presentation through the google forms below.

To keep you current on any last minute changes in our line-up, we will post updates on our LVUSD Library site. Feel free to reach out to us directly if you have any questions. This will be lots of fun for our students!

Chaparral Masks For Sale! Kids & Adults sizes NOW BACK IN STOCK!

Chaparral Masks For Sale! Kids & Adults sizes NOW BACK IN STOCK!

Chaparral Masks For Sale! Kids & Adults sizes NOW BACK IN STOCK!
Show your Cub Pride! For grades 4 & 5: If you purchase before Tuesday, Feb. 23rd @ 5:00 pm, you can pick them up at the 4/5 walk through this Friday 2/26! All other grades’ purchases will be distributed through the teachers. Click Here To Buy On ParentSquare: https://www.parentsquare.com/feeds/6524629Masks are royal blue, non medical, reusable, cotton blend that are comfortable and breathable. $10 each. Fabric: 95% cotton, 5% spandex
• Adjustable ear loops made from comfortable elastic material
• Built-in pocket for filter (filter not included in mask order)

Check out Books from the Chaparral Library

Check out Books from the Chaparral Library

  1. Please click this library link  to search for books you’d like to check out.
  2. Log in with your Google Username and student ID number as password, then click Log In in the upper right corner. (Don’t include the domain name: @student.lvusd.org). Info can be found in Aeries.
  3. Once you’ve found your book, click “Hold It” in the upper right corner.
  4. Click Save to confirm.
  5. Or email our Librarian, 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 beside the blue book return box, by the mural and flagpole or given to your child’s teacher for them to bring home for in person.

 

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 – Dec 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!

All the best, Your Presidents: Grace Fisher, Lindsay Vaisman and Julie Berkus

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