LAST PFC MEETING OF THE YEAR

LAST PFC MEETING OF THE YEAR

Please join us THIS Friday, December 9th for the last PFC Meeting of the year! In person in the MPR or on Zoom 8:15am.

Topic: PFC Meeting
Time: Dec 9, 2022 08:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Chaparral Toy Drive

Chaparral Toy Drive

Giving season continues at Chaparral with a Toy Drive! The amazing Motor4Toys organization will be at Chaparral Friday 12/16 showing off some cool cars and collecting toys to distribute among many organizations in Los Angeles.

Please join us in giving to others this season by sending your child to school with a new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more on 12/16. Consider getting toys for older kids as well, like games or jewelry making kits! Thank you CUBS!

Here is a Video from past years:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzcq5rE3sdw
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:

ChaparralYearbookCommittee@gmail.com

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.

You’re Invited to: The Commons Visioning Workshop – 12/7, 12/10 and 12/11

You’re Invited to: The Commons Visioning Workshop – 12/7, 12/10 and 12/11

You’re Invited to: The Commons Visioning Workshop – 12/7, 12/10 and 12/11
The Commons at Calabasas will soon be celebrating its 25th anniversary. And we’re planning for the next 25 years to come! You and the Parents of Chaparral are invited to attend an upcoming Visioning Session hosted by Caruso and open to the whole community. The sessions are focused on hearing the priorities of Calabasas residents for the next chapter at The Commons.  

We’d like to work with you to help spread the word and ensure your voices are heard and incorporated into our future plans.  Each session will be accompanied by food and conversation.

  • Wednesday, December 7, from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

King’s Fish House (4798 Commons Way)
Light Bites & Dessert
 

  • Saturday, December 10, from 2 p.m. – 5p.m.

King’s Fish House (4798 Commons Way)
Food & Wine Pairing
 

  • Sunday, December 11, from 9 a.m. – 12 a.m. 

Calabasas Senior Center (300 Civic Center Way)
Pastries & Coffee

We hope we can count on you and the other parents to participate.

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.

Musical Theater and A Capella Singing Groups

Musical Theater and A Capella Singing Groups

Our AMAZING music teacher, Ms. Hirschfeld, will be running a musical theater group for grades 1-3 and an A Capella singing group (The “CUBpellas”) for 4th and 5th grades (at no cost). Grades 1-3 will be Mondays from 2:05-2:30, and grades 4-5 will be Mondays from 2:35-3:00. It will be a first come, first serve basis. Depending on the interest level, we may do sessions and rotate the kids throughout the year. If you are interested, please fill out THIS FORM by Wednesday, October 12th. If you have multiple students, please fill it out for each child. The groups will begin on Monday October 17. 

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is the week of 10/17-10/21. It’s a time for students to learn and commit to staying healthy by making good choices for mind and body! Join in with our Red Ribbon Spirit Week themes.
Monday 10/18: Wear Red
Tuesday 10/19: Wear Tie-dye
Wednesday 10/20: Wear Your Words
Thursday 10/21: Wear Neon
Friday 10/22: Cub Wear

Red Ribbon week is the largest drug abuse prevention campaign in the United States. Find more information on Red Ribbon Week at https://www.redribbon.org/.

International Walk to School Day

International Walk to School Day

International Walk to School Day will be celebrated THIS Wednesday, October 12th. This is a global event that involves communities from over 40 countries and encourages everyone to walk or bike to school on the same day and give the day a healthy start. Parent volunteers will be handing out fun incentives along the way graciously provided to us by the City of Calabasas. Please walk or bike by the cross sections of Liberty Bell/Declaration, Magna Carta/Paul Revere or Founders/Liberty Bell to pick up your prize. Anyone who walks to school but didn’t pass a station, can pick up their prize in the office.

Donor Drive

Donor Drive

WIN A CLASS PARTY!!!

Donor Drive ends September 30th but it’s not too late to win a class party!

So many classes are SO CLOSE! Let’s get to 100% participation this week!

Click here to donate: https://www.parentsquare.com/feeds/13117639

Questions: Chaparraldonordrive@gmail.com

Classes already at 100%:
Ms. Napier
Ms. Ryan

Current Top 6:
Levy- 95%
Ross- 95%
Van Dyke- 95%
Regina- 91%
Ekizian- 90%
Costantino- 90%

School Totals:
Total Amount Raised: $193,662
Total Participation Percent: 81%

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.

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.

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
nrawlinson@lvusd.org (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!

Running Cubs begins THIS FRIDAY

Running Cubs begins THIS FRIDAY

The Chaparral Running Cubs is a free program for 1st-5th grade students. We meet once a week on Fridays from 7:30-8:00am from September 16th-May 26th. Students go at their own pace and are encouraged to work towards their personal best. Each student is given their own card that they will hold and scan after the completion of each lap. This will help keep track of all their miles. Special charms will be given out for every 3 miles traveled. Each mile in our yard is 10 laps. They will receive lanyards for their charms that they can wear and collect as many charms as they can throughout the school year.

We are excited to get running/moving! If you would like to volunteer for Running Cubs, please click here to sign up.

All questions can be directed to Suzy Cooper: suzycooper2@gmail.com

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 – REQUIRED TO VOLUNTEER

TB ASSESSMENT – REQUIRED TO VOLUNTEER

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!

Sign-up for Fall Enrichment Session 2

Sign-up for Fall Enrichment Session 2

Fall Enrichment Session 2 with Ms. Napier & Ms. Ryan: October 24th to December 23rd 2:45PM-3:45PM

Ms. Napier and Miss Ryan are back with another round of enrichment! Check out the three brand new classes and Travel the World brought back by popular demand with new countries! Registration opens Friday, September 30th; you can access the registration link this Friday via the program’s website, PFC email, or flyer coming home. In the meantime, check out the website here for more information on each class and follow us on Instagram to see what we’re learning each day and receive future updates!

Registration is now open! Please click here to register your child for session 2 of Enrichment Classes with Ms. Napier and Miss Ryan! For more information on each of the classes offered this round, check out our website. Questions? Email headstartsetapart@gmail.com. Classes start in just a few weeks- hope to see you soon!

Click HERE to Download Dante Sports Waiver.

Please check out the Enrichment website for more information and access the registration form.

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