Variety Show Info Meeting This Thursday, December 12th 8:15 am

There will be a Variety Show informational meeting for parents on Thursday, December 12th at 8:15am in the MPR. We will answer questions about “What is Variety Show,” explain the process, give out dates for the show and discuss updated information for those parents interested in being group leaders. See you December 12th!

Information about registration, rehearsals, performance dates, and tickets will be coming soon. Questions? Contact Dee Dee Frank.

*Variety Show Sign Ups, coming soon! Jan 8-18, 2020*

Holiday Toy Drive is Going On Now Through Dec 13

Holiday Toy Drive is Going On Now Through Dec 13

Chaparral families can make a difference in the lives of children by donating new, unwrapped toys valued at $10 or more. Specially marked collection boxes will be around school for your donations starting December 9th-13th. The mission of Motor4Toys is to collect as many toys as possible for less fortunate children. For more information about the toy drive, please contact Humanitarian Event Coordinator Ben Abadian.

The Car show will be open to parents and will be on on Friday December 13 at 7:30 am-8 am! Please just check in at the office beforehand!

Lost And Found

Lost And Found

Check out how much lost and found items were donated to charity after last week’s lost and found bin clean-out!!!

A huge thank you to Aneta Prince (and crew) for sorting through it all and making sure that the right items went to the correct charity. Please sign up here to volunteer for future lost and found clean-out dates!

Boys & Girls Club Extended Day Camps

Boys & Girls Club Extended Day Camps

The Boys & Girls Club would like to remind Chaparral Families to register online at for their Extended Day Camps on the full days listed below. This program is only $45 per day and this fee is included with their Afternoon Club Program only. They do require ALL members to register in advance, so please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions to!

12/23/2019 – Winter Break (AT BAY LAUREL)
12/26/2019 – 12/27/2019 – Winter Break (AT BAY LAUREL)
12/30/2019 – Winter Break (AT BAY LAUREL)
1/2/2020 – 1/3/2019 – Winter Break (AT BAY LAUREL)
1/27/2020 – Staff Development Day
3/20/2020 – Staff Development Day
4/10/2020 – Spring Break
4/13/2020 – 4/17/2020 – Spring Break

SAVE THE DATE: Chaparral PFC Family Dance

We would like to announce the first Chaparral Family Hoedown!
This is an all-inclusive event. Boys, girls, moms and dads! We will have a DJ with great music and line dancing and western style food and desserts. Country theme games such as corn hole and giant Jenga will be available. Cowboy/Cowgirl country attire is suggested but not required.

Location: A.C. Stelle Middle School MPR
Date: February 8, 2020
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Make A Difference with the PFC

We love all of our volunteers at Chaparral. We have an army of parents that volunteer in class, library and art, but are in need of volunteers to help turn the wheels of the big PFC machine and help Chaparral on a grander level.

Believe it or not we are already planning for next year. There are several positions within the PFC that we will need to fill and are asking for new parents to start to “shadow” the current chairperson for: Yearbook Coordinator / VP Communications (Website) / VP Online Auction / Assembly Coordinator / Co-President / Boutique Coordinator. Please email if you are interested in learning more about the following positions or please let us know if you know anyone who would be perfect for these jobs!

Watch this video to see all the amazing things that Chaparral PFC does to enhance our school and make it an amazing place for our children.

Sports Plus Winter Camp Fundraiser

Sports Plus Winter Camp Fundraiser

Help support our school and have your child enjoy Sports Plus Day Camp this winter. Sports Plus Day Camp will be open this winter from December 23rd – January 10th at AC Stelle Middle School. Chaparral PFC will receive $50 for each camper that registers from this fundraiser by December 1st.

For more details on instructions on how to register, view the flyer here. Click here for the full Sports Plus Winter Camp brochure.

Promote Your Business Through Sponsorship

Promote Your Business Through Sponsorship

If you or someone you know is interested in promoting a business to our school community for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact Sponsorship Chair Jennifer York for more information.

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!

DirectorySpot is NOW LIVE!

DirectorySpot is NOW LIVE!

The PFC is excited to announce that our free, private, password-protected digital directory through DirectorySpot is NOW LIVE!

New families, please look for an email with subject line, Chaparral Elementary School – DirectorySpot Account, and claim your account. Please note your link expires in 7 days. Returning families, just log in as you always have.

DirectorySpot will always contain the latest information, updated by you. You can access the Chaparral Directory through the DirectorySpot website (, and you can download the DirectorySpot app for your smartphone from iTunes and  Google Play! You will be able to Call, Text or Email other Chaparral families with just one click. You can also access classroom lists and the current Chaparral PFC calendar. We hope you will find the digital directory useful! Please Email Chaparral PFC with any questions.


BOX TOPS / AMECI PIZZA COLLECTION – Help us earn easy money for Chaparral!

Box Tops

  • BUY – Choose from hundreds of brand-name products in grocery, discount and club stores. See a complete list of participating products here:
  • 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!


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.

Coke Give

Coke Give

In addition to Box Tops and Ameci, Coke also offers a school rewards program! To donate, visit:, select Chaparral Elementary and scan or enter product codes from participating Coca-Cola products ( Technology not your thing? Turn in your product codes with your Ameci tops and Box Tops and we’ll scan them for you! Be on the lookout for submission boxes in each classroom. Need help locating your product codes? Just ask!

Morning Traffic Reminders

Morning Traffic Reminders

Our morning Drop-off Line is available from 7:30am to 8:00am daily for students in grades 1-5 ONLY. (No TK/K student should be dropped off, even with a sibling). Parent volunteers open the car doors and help students with backpacks as necessary. Please follow these rules to keep everyone safe, keep the line moving and get your students to school on time:

  • Pull all the way forward to the next available volunteer – watch for their cues.
  • If all volunteers are busy opening doors, please wait for their signal to pull forward.
  • Do not let your child out without a volunteer or you will create a traffic jam.
  • Do not drop off anyone on the driver side and do not plan to remove anything from the trunk.
  • Do NOT jaywalk, especially near the drop-off line. This creates a safety hazard for pedestrians and drivers, and disrupts the flow of traffic.
  • Please do not enter the parking lot for any reason. Students may NOT be dropped off in the parking lot.
  • Please be courteous to our neighbors. Do not block their driveways or move their trash cans for any reason!
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.

Medications for 2019-2020 School Year

Medications for 2019-2020 School Year

FOR MEDICATION AT SCHOOL IN THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR, a Medication Authorization from your doctor will be needed. Forms are available in the Health Office. No medication will be administered until this form is received by the Health Clerk—this includes Epipens and Inhalers, as well as allergy medication, or any over the counter pain relievers, etc. Contact Bennah Christl with questions.

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:

That’s a Wrap! 2018 Variety Show blast to the ’80s a huge success

Chaparral Variety Show “We Love the 80s!” was an absolute success, combining fun music, great performances, and hilarious skits, with record-breaking participation. A huge THANK YOU to returning Chair Chrissie Hand for her creative vision, selfless dedication, and hours of hard work over the past six months. Special thanks to Meredith Sesser, Patty Harms, Lauren Freedman and the entire Variety Show Committee for their tireless work in all aspects of the show. The show was such a great experience for the kids, and everyone enjoyed watching them shine on stage. Thank you to our families and community for coming out and supporting the longest running tradition at Chaparral. And that’s a wrap!