Yearbook On Sale Now!

Yearbook On Sale Now!

The award-winning Chaparral Yearbook will be on sale at SchoolPay.com until Feb. 23.  The yearbook contains hundreds of photos, capturing special memories all year round, including class photos, staff photos and candids.  Students love getting their yearbooks at the end of the year and having their friends and teachers sign it. Like last year, you can choose between a soft-bound yearbook for $35 or a hardcover yearbook for $45.

Please note: This is the first time we are selling yearbooks this year -there were no pre-sales during registration or any other time. The deadline for ordering is Friday, Feb. 23, so order yours now!

Please contact Toni with any questions.

Chaparral Online Auction

Chaparral Online Auction


The 11th Annual Chaparral Online Auction Is Almost Here 

The Auction is our second largest fundraiser, and 100% of the money raised is used during this school year to pay for salaries and programs through June 2018. With your help, we raised more than $100,000 last year and we need your help to do it again. The success of our auction is directly correlated to the strength of our donations!

We need your help…

Re-Gift Those Gift Cards
Consider donating a few of those gift cards left over from the holidays. They are an easy way to donate, and they really add up!

Request A Donation
Please ask your favorite hair or nail salon, restaurant, gym, kids’ play sources and other professional service providers for a donation so they can receive the following acknowledgements:

  • Each donor has the marketing benefit of a direct link to their website through their graphic or image.
  • All participating local businesses also will be included in a full-page “Thank You” Ad in The Acorn, the PFC website and Cub Corner. Deadline to be included in this ad is March 1. 
  • Go to BiddingForGood.com/ChaparralAuction for sneak peek at a few of the items already donated!

Download the Auction Donor Form, although many businesses don’t require it. You can always ask for a donation and follow up with the form later, if necessary.

Donations can be dropped off in the PFC or Main Office, or contact Auction Chair, Carrie Slatoff

Calling all Connections
We are so fortunate to have many families connected to entertainment, sports, travel and music. Use those connections, and call in some favors! Consider donating tickets to concerts, sporting events, TV show tapings, movie premieres, vacation rentals or hotel packages and other special events.

IT’S PARTY TIME! Host A Chaparral Party

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. Contact Allyson Watson for more information. Complete the Auction Donor/Party Form to submit party ideas.

Popular Party ideas include: Martini Nights – Progressive Dinner – Kids Pizza Making – BBQ & Pool Party – Cooking Class – Basketball “Camp” – End of School Party – Wine Tasting – Guy’s Night Out – Adult Game Night – 5th Grade Celebration – Journeys “Graduation” – Bouncy House Party – Arts & Crafts – Movie Night – and more. 

Let us know if we can help you find a partner to host with or brainstorm ideas!

Volunteers are still needed to help in important areas. Contact Carrie Slatoff.

Variety Show 2018

Variety Show 2018


Get out your leg warmers and find your boomboxes . . .
we are hitting rewind on the cassette player . . .

It’s the 2018 Chaparral Variety Show:
WE ♥ THE 80s!
June 9-10, 2018

Variety Show Registration is Open now on SchoolPay.com!
Click here to register!
Registration for Variety Show is in full swing! Registration will continue until January 26th  on Schoolpay.com. There will be NO extensions or exceptions to this deadline. You must register each child separately. Please note that a signed, hard copy of the Parent-Student Contract (download contract here) must be turned in to your group leaders on the first day of practice. If you missed the Parent Meeting last week and have any questions or concerns, please contact Chrissie Hand at chaparralvarietyshow@yahoo.com.

Important Dates: Click here to download the parent calendar with important 2018 Variety Show dates.

Questions? 

If you have any questions about what Variety Show is, what the important dates and times are, what the cost is, what the kids do, etc., please review our 2018 Variety Show FAQ.

One of Chaparral’s oldest traditions, the Variety Show is a chance for students in all grades to perform live in front of friends, family and our community. Children are generally grouped by grade, and parent volunteers create and teach a musical act at weekly practices, beginning in February up to the show in June. The Variety Show is a community-building and fundraising event. 

For more information, please contact Variety Show Director Chrissie Hand at ChaparralVarietyShow@yahoo.com.

PFC seeking volunteers with communications experience for 2018-2019 school year

PFC seeking volunteers with communications experience for 2018-2019 school year

The PFC is looking for parents with graphic design, communications and/or digital marketing experience to help support our communications efforts for next year. Important communications throughout the year include the digital Cub Corner and promotional materials for PFC events. Knowledge of graphic design using Adobe Creative Suite, digital marketing with Constant Contact, writing or editing is helpful. Responsibilities can be divided among individuals, so if you have one or more of these skills to contribute, please contact Jason Weilert.

Digital Directory Update

Digital Directory Update

The sponsors section of our Digital Directory is now live! Thank you to the following sponsors, who also happen to be fellow parents at Chaparral: Earth Car Wash, Luxe RV and Traci Bregman, Realtor. We appreciate your additional support!

Volunteers Make Fall Festival a Huge Success

Volunteers Make Fall Festival a Huge Success

by Fall Festival Chair, Meredith Sesser

This year’s Fall Festival was one of Chaparral’s biggest carnivals yet. Despite the heat, everyone had such a good time that no one wanted to leave! The rides were a big hit and so was In ‘N’ Out Burger, with the line never ending. The support of so many parent volunteers was crucial to making this event a success. A special thank you goes to the following: Carrie Slatoff and Suzy Cooper for an amazing job on our auction baskets; Noelle Mogush for securing cake donations for our cake walk; Lauren Freedman, Miranda Fitzgerald and Dee Dee Frank for their hours of commitment to the carnival; Sara Traband for all of the marketing materials for the event; Kim Becker for arranging the sponsors for the festival; Aimi Datz for making the hair and makeup salon a huge success! Thank you to the many additional volunteers who ran game booths, set up, cleaned up and helped in countless ways to make the day fun for all. Lastly, thank you to the PFC for all of your tireless hours spent selling tickets so that we could raise money for Chaparral.

Running Cubs Every Wednesday

Running Cubs Every Wednesday

7:30am in the Upper Yard

Please join the Wellness Committee for Running Cubs at 7:30am every Wednesday morning in the Upper Yard. Students in grades 1-5 are invited to run laps. We track the cumulative distance run and give annual awards! Remember your water bottles and running shoes. Questions? Please contact Maria Nicolacakis.

Show your appreciation with Staff Cub Kudos

Show your appreciation with Staff Cub Kudos

Our school parent Vision Committee has developed a Staff Cub Kudos. This is an easy way to give affirmations to Chaparral staff and to let them know how much they are appreciated. Staff Cub Kudos forms can be found in the office and in teachers classrooms. Encourage your child to write notes to express their appreciation.