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!

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
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