Chaparral OPEN HOUSE

Chaparral OPEN HOUSE

May 25th 5:30-6:30
Open House is quickly approaching. This is the best way to celebrate the culmination of another incredible school year. It is a chance for our Cubs to show off to their families all of the amazing projects they created, essays and reports they wrote, and educational goals they achieved! More information to come as we get closer to the event. 

Chaparral Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Roundtables

Chaparral Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Roundtables

Chaparral Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Roundtables
The Chaparral Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee is hosting two roundtables for parents and caregivers of Chaparral students. The emphasis will be on listening to the needs of diverse voices in the community to make sure everyone is heard and represented as we plan for next year. If you can’t be involved with the committee, but would like to participate in one or both of the roundtables, you are welcome. 

DEI Roundtable: 

Thursday 6/8 at 9 am in person (email to RSVP for meet up location)

We look forward to seeing you there!

— Chaparral DEI Committee

Chaparral Teacher-Led Summer Classes on Campus!

Chaparral Teacher-Led Summer Classes on Campus!

Calling all incoming 4th, 5th and 6th grade students! 

Come get a head start on next year’s learning over the summer with Ms. Napier and Chaparral teachers right here on Chaparral’s campus. Join us for one week, two weeks or select classes as we start learning next year’s math, reading and writing standards and learn strong study skills.

Session 1: June 26 – June 30 or August 7 – August 11

Session 2: July 3 – July 7 or August 14 – August 18

Time: 9:00-12:00 (full program) or select a class(es) below

9:00-9:50 Math 4th, 5th, or 6th

10:00-10:50 Reading 4th or 5th, Study Skills 6th

11:00-11:50 Writing 4th or 5th, Reading/Writing 6th

12:00-1:00 Optional Lunch & Enrichment

Registration is now open so click here to register and secure your child’s spot for summer classes!

Check out our website here for more information on each class.

Questions? Email

This program is open to students in the area and is not limited to Chaparral. Please feel free to share!

SAVE THE DATE: Concert on the Green

SAVE THE DATE: Concert on the Green

SAVE THE DATE: Concert on the Green

Chaparral is excited to announce the return of our Concert on the Green. Prior to Covid, this was a long standing tradition at Chaparral. Parents and loved ones are invited to bring blankets, or low beach chairs, and enjoy an incredible concert featuring our Chaparral Cubs! The concert will be Wednesday, June 7th at 8:15am (free admission).
For the concert, please have your student(s) wear blue or black on the bottom and club colors or cub wear on top. 

Academic Academy’s Last Session of the School Year & Summer

Academic Academy’s Last Session of the School Year & Summer

NEW session of Academic Academy Robotics Coding & Engineering & Academic Enrichment classes starts right after Spring Break! Offering three ALL NEW Robotics Classes as well as Academic Enrichment Classes for every grade level to give your child that final academic advantage of the year! Click here to Register Now!

We are also excited to announce that we are bringing Robotics Coding & Engineering classes to Chaparral THIS SUMMER! Each single day class runs 9am-noon and offers exciting themes to engage and challenge your child in the world of Robotics! Visit our website for class descriptions, details and to register. Class size is limited.

Want to see us in action? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram 

Enrichment Programs and Head Start

Enrichment Programs and Head Start

Come get a “head start” and preview next year’s learningmas this school year comes to a close and summer begins

Join us as we preview key skills and standards in math, reading, writing, and learn study skills to prepare for the next school year! After school and summer options available for students entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.

Registration is now open sclick here to register for after school enrichment and secure your child’s spot! Check out our website here for more information on after school classes.

Summer Program/Classes

Registration is now open so click here to register and secure your child’s spot for summer classes! Check out our website here for more information on summer classes.



It is important for our students to attend school. 

Kids should stay home if:
1. contagious (which would be strep)
2. a fever over 100
3. feel yucky
4. doctor advises

Kids should come to school if:
1. not contagious
2. fever under 100
3. just has a sniffle or small cold
4. feel fine overall.

CLICK HERE for additional information

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Reminders

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Reminders

Please remember our campus is open at 7:45. Students should not be left unattended until 7:40 when we have staff members to watch your child. For safety, it is very important that no child is left alone waiting for the gates to open prior to 7:40am.
Please do not allow your children to climb on the hills/fences adjacent to our school. These areas are off limits as they are unsafe. There may be plants and items on the hills that can harm your children. Also with the rain, it is very slippery and can cause serious injury.

When you are in the traffic line, it is very important that you move all the way up to keep the flow of traffic moving. Similar to a theme park,, when you get to the front of the line, you listen to a staff member to filter into lanes (you do not get to choose your lane). It is ok for students to walk an extra 10 feet to get to their destination. In fact, it promotes a healthy lifestyle!

Please leave your furry friends at home when dropping off or picking up your students. Even the most friendly dogs could get excited and potentially harm a person or another pet.

Chaparral READ-A-THON Success!

Chaparral READ-A-THON Success!

Thank you to Amanda HaugenMaria Caddis & Grace Fisher on our biggest and BEST READ-A-THON ever!!! You made our 3rd Annual READ-A-THON so much fun and so successful! CUBS read over 160,000 minutes and raised over $40,000!!! Go CUBS!! You are all incredible!

We had 80% school participation, read 161,546 minutes and raised over $40k! AMAZING!!

Thank you Cubs for making this such a successful event. We hope you had fun and we are so proud of all of our Cubs!

Stay tuned! Results will be announced this week for Top Tier Readers, Top Reading Classes, Top Fundraising Classes and Top Fundraisers by Class! Our raffle drawing for Amazon Kindles and Barnes & Noble gift cards will take place at our school assembly in March. Remember, 3rd through 5th graders earned 1 raffle ticket per 120 minutes read, and TK through 2nd graders earned 1 raffle ticket per 60 minutes read!

Independent Study

Independent Study

Please note, if you know your student is going to be absent for 5-10 days, and you are seeking an Independent Study packet, we need 2 weeks notice to process your request. 

Please CLICK HERE to submit your request for Independent Study at least 2 weeks in advance. I will review your request, and you will be notified whether or not your request has been approved. Once your request has been approved, the office will issue you an Independent Study contract. This contract will need to be signed by both you and your student. The teacher will be notified and he/she will provide your student with school work to complete. The work will be given to your student the day before the IS begins and must be completed and returned on the day they return.
If you do not request 2 weeks prior, we cannot guarantee the request will be approved. Please note, independent study is only granted to those who will be missing a minimum of 5 days of school with a maximum of 10 days of school.

Yearbook Request – SEND US YOUR PHOTOS!!

Yearbook Request – SEND US YOUR PHOTOS!!

Yearbook Request – SEND US YOUR PHOTOS!!!
Calling all proud parents! Help us make the yearbook full of unique memories! Please send any photos you take throughout the year to:

Or text them to Grace at (818) 395-5994. It takes a village to capture all the moments through the year and everything you submit would be a huge help. Please make sure to only send photos of our kids on campus or at school sponsored events. Please do not send photos of kids outside of this as they will not be considered for placement. Your contribution will go a long way to helping make the yearbook one that everyone will be included in and enjoy.

Measure S Update

Measure S – UPDATE

Coming up on November 8, 2022. Measure S will be on the ballot. Measure S will provide LVUSD with the resources to repair our over 170 leaky roofs, aging plumbing/sewer lines, and out-of-date electrical systems. Additionally, the Measure will allow LVUSD to replace 60+ year-old HVAC systems across the school district. The Bond will provide opportunities to modernize our electrical system and install solar to lessen our environmental impact. School districts do not receive any direct funding for facility improvement efforts, but we are eligible for matching funds for existing bond measures allowing us to extend the community’s investment. Measure S simply extends the existing Measure R tax rates from 1997, so there is no net tax increase for passing this bond measure. The entire Measure, if passed, would be overseen by an independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee to ensure local control of the funds.

Personal Technology Devices at School:

Personal Technology Devices at School:

Students must follow classroom procedures for storage of electronic devices developed by classroom teachers/grade levels.  

  • Students shall have all electronic devices (including Smartwatches) turned off at all times except as approved by school personnel.
    Students will follow the rules established by their classroom teacher as to the use of any electronic devices in class.  
  • Students are not allowed to use their cell phone/Smartwatch during school hours, including when they are dropped off, at recess, and at lunch, unless there is an emergency.
    Electronic devices should not be brought on to the play yard at recess and lunch.  
    If a student’s electronic item (including cell phone/Smartwatch) disrupts the classroom, instructional process or a school activities, the device shall be confiscated by a certificated or classified staff member and be given to an administrator who will return it to the student at the end of the day.  
    A second infraction shall result in the device being confiscated and the parent/guardian will be required to meet with the
    Principal or the principal’s designee in order to retrieve the device.  
    A third infraction shall result in disciplinary action with the consent to possess all electronic devices being revoked until the end of the trimester.

Attention 5th Grade Parents:

Interested in learning about LVUSD’s GATE program? Please see the information below from Dr. Roberts (Principal of A.E. Wright Middle School) and Dr. Finneran (Assistant Superintendent of Education).

Please join us for our upcoming GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Information Night!

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

6:00pm – 7:00pm

You’ll have an opportunity to:

  • Learn about the unique features of the middle school GATE program
  • Meet some of the instructors
  • Learn the next steps for applying for acceptance into the program

Register in advance for this webinar:

Click Here to Register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

How to sign up for testing?

Please complete the GATE Online Application Form by clicking the following link: GATE Online Application Form.  

Students will be assessed by our school psychologist at their home school site. Acceptance letters will be mailed after winter break.

For additional information, contact:
Nina Rawlinson, Educational Services (818) 878-5218

Dancing Cubs

Dancing Cubs

Our Dancing Cubs program is new this year! 

Who: ALL students in TK and K are welcome at no cost

What: A dance party 

Where: The kinder playground

When: Every Friday from 7:30-8:00am starting September 16th and ending May 26

Why: To get healthy and strong while building friendships!

Covid Update

Based on current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, families will be notified when a student, teacher, or other adult in their child’s class tests positive for COVID-19. Potential exposure to a positive case does not require quarantine.

Public Health strongly recommends, but does not require, that students who are potentially exposed to COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask for 10 days after exposure (when indoors, except when eating or drinking)
  • Take a COVID-19 test between 3-5 days after exposure (unless student has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days)
  • Monitor for symptoms for 10 days after potential exposure


TB Assessment-Requirement for Volunteers: Reminder!

If you would like to volunteer during the year at Chaparral, please make sure to have your TB Assessment done. Chaparral will be offering TB Assessments every Wednesday from 11:45 pm to 12:45 pm at Chaparral in the main office. TB assessments will also be available at the District Office on Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. This assessment is a District requirement to volunteer in the classroom and they are valid for 4 years. You will not be able to volunteer without the assessment on file! If you are scheduled to volunteer before your assessment is done, you will not be able to come on campus to volunteer!
*If you are unsure if your TB assessment is current, you need to come to the Front Office to ask!

SAVE THE DATE: Restaurant Fundraiser

SAVE THE DATE: Restaurant Fundraiser

Wednesday, September 21st 11am – 9pm
Please join us for our first Restaurant FUNraiser of the School Year! Celebrate by visiting ‘The Stand’ in Calabasas! Go for Lunch or go for Dinner, take-out or meet up with friends

Enter Coupon code CHAPARRALSCHOOL on The Stand App or online or show the flyer in-store and 25% of your Purchase will come back to Chaparral Elementary School!

School Lunch Menu

School Lunch Menu

Menu for this week is as follows:

5/22 Grilled Cheese and Veggies
5/23 Turkey Taco Boat w/Cheese Refried Beans and Salsa
5/24 Beef Hot Dog w/Frozen Fruit Cup
5/25 Chicken Nuggets and Baked Curly Fries
5/26 Pasta w/Meatballs and Fresh Veggies

Menu is subject to change: May’s Lunch Menu

* Please Note, Vegetarian Options are as Follows:
Mondays (Meatless Monday): Menu item
Tuesdays: Bean and Cheese Burrito  
Wednesdays: Pizza Pack
Thursdays: Cheese Quesadilla
Fridays: Grilled Cheese