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!

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