Plan a FUTURE Auction Party for Chaparral!!

Plan a FUTURE Auction Party for Chaparral!!

The 2022 Chaparral PFC Online Auction is only a few weeks away! This is our second biggest fundraiser and in 2019 hosted parties brought in over $20,000!
 
A hosted party is an event planned by a group of Chaparral parents. The details; theme, date, and number of attendees are up to you! Parties can be for kids or adults. Popular themes for kids are swimming, bowling, game truck, beach and park playdates. Popular themes for adults are Mom or Dads nights out and Parent theme parties. We are hopeful that by the time we can have these parties they can be in person (depending on the safety guidelines at the time of the parties). See and fill out Auction Party Form HERE.
 
Start planning now and e-mail your party details, by February 4th to chapauction@gmail.com
 
We’re also collecting regular donation items such as restaurant and retail store gift cards as well as big ticket items like sports tickets and theme park tickets. Please let us know if you have anything to donate!

The success of our auction depends on all of us!!

Thank you to our Volunteers for our Covid Rapid Test Distribution!

Thank you to our Volunteers for our Covid Rapid Test Distribution!


We rely on our volunteers to help make all of our events run smoothly. Thank You to those who came out on Friday to help pass out Rapid Tests for our Cubs Community.

Volunteers Needed for LVUSD Vaccination and Booster Clinic
We will need volunteers for this event and would love your support – please contact chaparralpfc@gmail.com and sbrazell@lvusd.org  if you can help for a few hours. All Chaparral students and parents are welcome to get vaccinated and boosted! Flu vaccines may be available too! 

Where: Chaparral Elementary School
When: Wednesday, January 26 from 2-5pm

Yearbook Cover Contest

Yearbook Cover Contest

The Yearbook Cover Contest has been extended until Friday, January 21st! Great News! You still have over a week to work on your submissions! For more information please click here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13Dmvt5RlPjY2XVX-XCZX353INiZO5Ty5h4rKCQZeJAs/edit

We are very excited to announce that Chaparral will be hosting a yearbook cover contest this year. This year’s book will be extra special, featuring artwork by our very own Chaparral Cubs.A 5th grade winner will be chosen for the front cover. One winner from grades 2-4 will be selected for the back cover. T/K, kinder and 1st grade students will have a chance for their artwork to be displayed inside the yearbook (as well as runner ups).

Submit your child’s design to their teacher on or before January 21st

For more info, please click on link
YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST Flyer 2021-2022
PFC Online Auction: Now Accepting Items!

PFC Online Auction: Now Accepting Items!


The 45th Annual PFC Online Auction is just over a month away, February 27 to March 6! This is generally our second biggest fundraiser of the year. The success of our auction is directly correlated to the strength of our donations!

How can you help?
Request a donation from your local vendors
While you are out shopping, please ask your favorite vendors who are open in person or online for a donation. In return for their generous donation they will receive the following acknowledgements:

Offer A Donation from your own business
Nothing better than supporting our auction with chaparral family businesses. Gain exposure to our community through donating to the auction.

  • What we do for our Donors
  • Each donor has the marketing benefit of a direct link to their website through their graphic or image via our online auction site Bidding for Good.
  • 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 February 18th.
Principal’s Message Highlights

Principal’s Message Highlights

  • Change In COVID Notification Protocol. LVUSD is moving away from community-wide notifications regarding COVID cases with shifting protocols. Instead, our district nurses will be notifying all students and close contacts in classrooms. When you receive a notification, directions will include strong recommendations for testing.
  • Next Community Event – Vaccination Clinic At Chaparral. Our next community event will be our Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, January 26, from 2-5 pm. All Chaparral students and parents are welcome to get vaccinated and boosted! Flu vaccines may be available too! As mentioned in my message last Wednesday, you can register for this clinic via the following link: CLICK HERE.  Please bring a photocopy of your insurance card and the Albertson’s consent form to your appointment. More details and further information will be sent home soon.
  • Great Kindness Challenge. Stay tuned for the upcoming Great Kindness Challenge Week, January 24th through January 28th. We will have spirit kindness challenges and other activities to spread kindness everywhere! More information will be coming home soon.

To View Full Message  Click This Link: https://www.parentsquare.com/feeds/10648830

PFC Co-Presidents’ and Principal’s Holiday Message

Happy Holidays Cubs! – As we close out 2021, we want to wish all of our CUBS and their families a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year! We are so fortunate that our CUBS have been able to participate in school activities and events as a result of your support and commitment to Chaparral. We want to thank and celebrate our families who have contributed to our Donor Drive, Food Drive, Book Fair, and Motor for Toys. Thank you for participating in our community fundraising events, Trunk-Or-Treat and Read-A-Thon. Thanks to your generosity, we have installed our new safety fence and look forward to the installation of a new playground on the lower yard this Spring. The past few months have been so much fun and we can’t wait to enjoy an eventful 2022!!

We look forward to continuing to build our Chaparral community and together we can enjoy the many upcoming family events planned for the new year. Go C.U.B.S! Happy New Year!

Principal Brazell, Julie and Lindsay

Motor4Toys Success!

Motor4Toys Success!

Huge Thank You to Jodi Dalyai and Margaret Scarborough Greer for organizing Chaparral’s Annual Toy Drive with Motor4Toys! It was a HUGE success. The donation of toys was our largest one yet. We were told by the organizer, Mr. Dustin Troyan, and the Chevrolet Car Club that they were bringing the toys to an underprivileged community that very day. Great job CUBS!

HELPFUL TIPS

HELPFUL TIPS

Absences
Each day your child is absent from school, please report their absence by emailing the attendance line at cesattendance@lvusd.org directly.

A phone call is NOT necessary. When reporting your child’s absence due to illness,  please be specific regarding the symptoms they may be experiencing. This information will help us to follow the District’s safety protocols.

Food Drive Success!

Food Drive Success!


Thank You to our Humanitarian & Wellness Coordinators Margaret Scarborough Greer and Jodi Dalyai for facilitating a very bountiful Food Drive for the West Valley Food Pantry! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped collect food all week and all the Families who donated. As a community we collected 35 crates worth of Food. Go TEAM Chaparral!

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week

HUGE Thank You to our Humanitarian & Wellness Coordinators Margaret Scarborough Greer and Jodi Dalyai for facilitating an uplifting Red Ribbon Week! This week we focused on positive mindset and staying healthy! We practiced setting uplifting intentions and ended the week with an anti-bullying (Virtual) Assembly thanks to our Assembly Coordinators Etalia Gold and Sheri Kaezar! Way to go CUBS!

Picture Day Success!

Picture Day Success!

  • Huge Thank You to Shirra Hever and her volunteers Nicole Grossman, Jenny Radis and Jennifer Kaput. It would not have been possible without you. A special Thank You to Donna Welti for setting everything up!
  • MAKE-UP Picture Day is Friday November 5th!NO Forms to fill out
  • Preview before purchasing
  • Solid colors and detailed necklines photograph nicely
  • Avoid loud prints and logos

Tips for Drop-off

1- Please have students sitting on the passenger side of the car. If students have to climb over siblings and other items it slows down our drop-off line.
2- Parents cannot get out of the car.
3- ONLY students in TK/Kindergarten, 1st grade, and Ms. Tulbure’s class (and their siblings) may use the main parking lot. Your signs really help- please make sure you have one we can easily read.
4- Please do NOT drive around cars. Please be patient and wait to move forward.
5- Please drive s.l.o.w.l.y while in the parking lot and refrain from using your cell phone while driving.
6- Please do not wait to watch your child walk to class. It slows down the drop-off line. Staff will make sure all students get to class safely.
7- Parents do not stop cars in the crosswalk. The crossing guard cannot cross students if ANY part of a car is within the crosswalk lines. This can definitely slow down arrival.

Important reminders – Please read

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. In the event of a disaster these supplies are needed to keep our kids safe! Please help us with this important task. Click here to Donate: https://www.parentsquare.com/feeds/7941191

Community Cards PICK UP
Pick up your Community Cards THIS Friday, September 3rd 1:00pm – 3:30pm by the Lower Gate (BGC) and the Upper Gate! Our VP’s of Community Fundraising Aria Selik and Emily Stearn will be there to help show people how to sign up for the Ralphs Rewards Program and connect Chaparral to your Amazon Smile. You can contact them at Chaparralcommunity@gmail.com with any questions. If you still need to purchase a Community Card click here: https://www.parentsquare.com/feeds/7941197

Tips for Drop-off

1- Please have students sitting on the passenger side of the car. If students have to climb over siblings and other items it slows down our drop-off line.
2- Parents cannot get out of the car.
3- ONLY students in TK/Kindergarten, 1st grade, and Ms. Tulbure’s class (and their siblings) may use the main parking lot. Your signs really help- please make sure you have one we can easily read.
4- Please do NOT drive around cars. Please be patient and wait to move forward.
5- Please drive s.l.o.w.l.y while in the parking lot and refrain from using your cell phone while driving.
6- Please do not wait to watch your child walk to class. It slows down the drop-off line. Staff will make sure all students get to class safely.
PLEASE TURN IN EMERGENCY CARDS ASAP
REMINDER: Please return the blue emergency card and the buff colored disaster tag WITH PHOTO ATTACHED and filled out into your teachers ASAP. The PHOTO is required. Thank you!
Procedures Review

Procedures Review

Here are some reminders and suggestions to help us in the process:

  • Walkers should only be families who live close enough to Chaparral to walk to school.
  • Please have all passengers in the cars wearing masks before you drive up to the car line. We want all of our wonderful parent volunteers and staff safe.
  • Parents driving off Mulholland should turn right at the gas station and left on Liberty Bell Rd. This map will give you options to avoid the crowded roundabout traffic circle where at the same time, AC Stelle is also arriving at school. 
  • Click Here to View the Route
  • Revisions have been made to the Arrival and Dismissal Procedures. Click Here for Revised Arrival/Dismissal Procedures 8/20/21
  • For Grades TK/K, 1, and Tulbure’s Class please remember to print out this Sign Template or make your own for easier drop-off. Click Here for K, 1, Tulbure’s Class Car Dash Signs

Bell Schedule and Procedures

The entire School Bell Schedule will be given to you during the first week of school. For now, it is as follows:

Arrival (Grades TK/K-5): Arrive 7:45 am each day
Grades 2 – 5 Drop-off on Liberty Bell in front of the upper yard.
TK/Kindergarten, 1st Grade & Siblings
Drive-thru drop off in middle parking lot

8:00 am Final Bell
Arrival (Grades 1-5 Only): 7:30 am Friday Only for
Optional Running Cubs

(No Running CUBS on Aug. 20th. Starting Date to be announced)

8:00 am Final Bell
Dismissal: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 1:00 pm Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten
  2:05 pm Grades 1-3
  2:31 pm Grades 4 & 5

 

Dismissal: Wednesdays & Minimum Days
11:30 am TK/Kindergarten
 
12:27 Grades 1 – 5 or

*12:57 Optional Lunch Grades 1-5
*Students will be supervised during the optional lunch and may receive the district school lunch or bring their lunch from home. Parents must email their teachers to inform them their students will be attending the optional lunch. Dismissal for the optional lunch is 12:57 pm—more details on location TBD.

Back to School Nights & Events
Back to School Nights will be virtual this year. The schedule for Back to School Events & Teacher Back to School Presentations for parents are as follows:

TK/Kindergarten VirtualBack to School Night Monday, August 16th at 6:00 pm –
Please join us on ZOOM
https://lvusd.zoom.us/j/83251432254?pwd=WWduaHA3NU9WVlYxMUtLOEQwbWd3QT09
TK/Kindergarten Meet the Teacher Tuesday, August 17th in the K Play Yard
2:15   Transitional Kindergarten ALL
2:30   Kindergartners with the Last Name A – M 
2:45   Kindergartners with the Last Name N – Z
ALL Grades Ice Cream Social Sunday, August 22nd – See Below!!
Grades 1-5 VirtualBack to School Night Wednesday, August 25th – Details coming soon!

Procedures
School begins Wednesday, August 18th. Classroom assignments will be visible in Aeries on Tuesday evening, August 17th, after 5:00 pm in your student’s Aeries portal. On the first day of school, students may be dropped off at 7:45 am. Students should be in their classrooms at 8:00 am. On the first day of school only, parents may drop students off or walk them to find their classroom. Students will line up outside their classroom. We plan to have a TK/Kindergarten and 1st grade only (and siblings) drive-through drop-off line in the middle level each day. Parents will need to remain in their cars and staff and volunteers will assist students. Pick-up for TK/K/1st will be on the lower yard by the large lower gate near the last portable. There will not be drive-through car line pick-up available at dismissal. Grades 2, 3, 4, & 5 have dismissal on the upper yard. Everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing when they are in larger groups waiting for students and as you enter our school site on the first day. More specific drop-off line and pick-up information will be sent to all families with all of our procedures next week. We will also have Running Cubs, where students can run laps to music on our beautiful new track on Fridays at 7:30 am. The start date for Running Cubs is TBD (not the first week of school) – stay tuned for more information and updates! Please remember that at all times, safety procedures must be followed and masks must be worn to keep everyone safe.

Welcome – Presidents’ Message – August 2021

Dear Chaparral Families,

On behalf of the Parent Faculty Club (PFC) at Chaparral, we would like to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! We hope you had a wonderful summer and are ready for a year of community building and fun! 

Chaparral’s PFC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and works side-by-side with the school to achieve a common goal: to make Chaparral the best school for our children! Our goal is to bring back Chaparral’s fun, wonderful community, while also raising funds to ensure that our kids have all the resources they need to thrive! The PFC raises over $300,000 a year to supplement Chaparral’s facilities, activities and programming. The PFC has provided funding for our new fence, lower yard play structure (coming soon), new trees, benches, running track and more! We need your continued support to maintain Chaparral’s level of excellence!

You can support Chaparral by getting involved in the PFC! Check out of website at www.Chaparralpfc.org, attend our monthly PFC Meetings (The First Friday of the month at 8:15), talk to members of our Executive Board, email us at Chaparralpfc@gmail.com or come stop by the PFC office! We would love to meet you and learn more about your talents, experience, availability and interests! Together we will make 2021-2022 a great year for our children!

Please come to our first PFC Meeting on Friday, September 10th at 8:15am, followed by Coffee with Mrs. Brazell. PFC meetings are a great opportunity to learn about upcoming events, meet other Chaparral parents, introduce ideas and ask questions. We are excited to see you there! 

Sincerely, 

Julie Berkus and Lindsay Vaisman

PFC Co-Presidents, 2021-2022

Buy Your Community Discount Cards 2021-22

Buy Your Community Discount Cards 2021-22

Buy Your Community Discount Cards 2021-2

The 2021-22 Community Discount Cards have arrived! Make sure to order yours on ParentSquare! They will also be on sale at the TK/Kinder Welcome Breakfast on Saturday, August 14th from 9-11am!

Get great discounts to your favorite local restaurants and more with a Community Discount Card, all while supporting Chaparral!

The 2021-22 Community Discount Cards have arrived! Make sure to order yours on ParentSquare! They will also be on sale at the TK/Kinder Welcome Breakfast on Saturday, August 14th from 9-11am!

You can pay online by clicking link below. You can also share this link with friends and family to pay online: https://www.parentsquare.com/feeds/7941197
Hurry, they are going fast! Get one for each wallet!! 50% of the sales goes directly back to Chaparral!
Disaster Supply Donation 2021-22

Disaster Supply Donation 2021-22

Please make your donation to our Disaster Supplies below. The PFC (thank you Fawn Binford and Kendra McCall) and Mr. Jim, our school’s fabulous Plant Manager, organize all of our disaster supplies annually to make sure our school is stocked and our kids are safe!
You can pay online by clicking link below. You can also share this link with friends and family to pay online : https://www.parentsquare.com/feeds/7941191
T.H.E. Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools – Parenting Through a Pandemic

T.H.E. Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools – Parenting Through a Pandemic

Wondering if it’s safe to fly with your unvaccinated kids? Curious how to sign your children up for free tutoring or confidential mental health counseling? Looking for strategies to best support your kids through this school year and beyond? Hoping to create some “gains” in what many are worried has been “a lost year?”

Join T.H.E. Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools as we present, “Parenting Through a Pandemic,” a live virtual Town Hall featuring an all-star panel of experts including Community 360 Center counselors, a marriage and family therapist, an LVUSD teacher, and a local pediatrician, who will be answering questions submitted by district parents.

When: Wednesday, April 21
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom/YouTube
How: Visit this page for the link and more information

Don’t miss what promises to be an informative and helpful event, providing actionable tools and resources.  

PFC Volunteer Packet & Application 2021-22

Thank you to all of our Chaparral parents this year! We are looking forward to the 2021-22 school year and starting to plan for fun and exciting events and fundraisers!

Chaparral’s PFC is run by amazing parent volunteers! Our community would not be successful without all of you. Attached to this post is a list and information for PFC Executive Board positions, coordinator positions and well as committee sign ups. There are brief descriptions of the positions, but if you have any questions please reach out to us! Chaparral has such a wonderful community of parents and we want you to be involved! If you would please fill out the volunteer information packet by Saturday, May 1st and email it to us at Chaparralpfc@gmail.com.

Thank you so much for your interest and we cannot wait to work with you!

Julie Berkus and Lindsay Vaisman
Co-Presidents
2021-2022

CLICK HERE for the Volunteer Information Packet and Application.

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