Chaparral Yearbook Committee Meeting

Chaparral Yearbook Committee Meeting

We’d love your involvement! If you’re interested in helping with this year’s Yearbook, please join us for our first Yearbook Committee Meeting this TUESDAY, JANUARY 19th at 2:00pm on Zoom.

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Chaparral Auction Committee Meeting

Chaparral Auction Committee Meeting

We’d love your help! If you’re interested in getting involved with this year’s Online Auction, please join us for our first Auction Committee Meeting this TUESDAY, JANUARY 19th at 3:30pm on Zoom.

SAVE THE DATE: Our 13th Annual PFC Online Auction will be March 7th-14th

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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!

2021-2022 Enrollment

2021-2022 Enrollment

We are currently in the open enrollment period for LVUSD.
If you want to apply for an Interdistrict Permit or a School of Choice Permit please do so before the February 5th deadline.
There is no deadline for online enrollment for residents.
Click on Read More+ for the flyer – if you click on the image, you will be directed to the LVUSD enrollment webpage.

TK – 2 Virtual Conferences – In-person Learning Cohorts *Modified Cohort Schedule

Your child’s teacher should have sent a schedule home regarding the revised schedule, including opportunities for live instruction with our music teacher, counselor and Mrs. Brazell. Here are directions for accessing your student’s progress report. In grades TK – 2, the reports will be available to view through Aeries after 9:00 am on Monday, Dec. 14th.

TK – 2 Conference Week Schedule
**3rd Grade Am & PM Regular Schedule In-person Instruction

Monday, 12/14 AM Cohort in-person instruction PM Conferences
Tuesday, 12/15 Conferences in AM PM Cohort in-person Instruction
Wednesday, 12/16 All virtual instruction AM & PM – No in-person PM Conferences
Thursday, 12/17 AM Cohort in-person instruction PM Conferences
Friday, 12/18 Conferences in AM PM Cohort in-person Instruction

IMPORTANT SAFETY REMINDERS FOR ALL IN-PERSON LEARNING CO-HORTS

  1. Please do not text or use your phone while waiting in line. It slows the line down.
  2. Always wear a mask in the drop-off and pick-up car line.
  3. Please continue to complete the safety survey at home and screenshot the confirmation.
  4. Have a sign on your dashboard with your student’s name. It makes the car-line go so much faster.
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.

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