Follow Our PFC Instagram Account

Follow Our PFC Instagram Account

Click HERE to join our Chaparral PFC Instagram account. Please note this is a PFC instagram account. It is operated by members in the PFC and NOT by any staff members. Chaparral DOES NOT have a school instagram. If you would like to see your student featured on the PFC instagram, feel free to tag the PFC and they will repost! 

Donor Drive – Class Competitions End Oct 1st!

Donor Drive – Class Competitions End Oct 1st!

CONGRATULATIONS to Willrodt and Napier’s Classes for reaching 100%! We can’t wait to see the photos of Ms. Willrodt’s Class Silly Stringing Principal Goldstein!

Class Percentages
There’s STILL TIME! Every other class that gets to 100% before October 1st will get a pizza and popsicle party!
And…if we get to 75% TOTAL school participation, the kids will get to Sundae the Principal.

Current Total School Participation: 73%
Payments can be made via Parent Square HERE
Questions: chaparraldonordrive@gmail.com
First PFC Meeting of the School Year – WHAT A TURNOUT!

First PFC Meeting of the School Year – WHAT A TURNOUT!

Thank you to the entire Cubs Community for making our 1st PFC Meeting of the year a HUGE success! With nearly 100 people attending it was standing room only. Thank you to the Hospitality Chairs Amanda Haugen and Maria Caddis for the delicious coffee and Hank’s Bagels. We left the meeting fed and informed of all the fun upcoming events at Chaparral! We hope to see you at our next meeting Friday, October 6th.

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.

SAVE THE DATE: Variety Show Q&A

SAVE THE DATE: Variety Show Q&A

Have you heard the news? Variety Show 2024 planning is well underway. “Chaparral Night Live” is our theme hosted by our spectacular 5th Grade Cubs!

For more information on dates, group leaders, how and when to sign up, rules and expectations, volunteer opportunities, and more…Please join our Zoom Meeting: Friday, September 29th @ 8:15am – More information to follow. Questions? Please Contact: CubsVarietyShow@gmail.com

Enrichment – Academic Academy

Enrichment – Academic Academy

Welcome Back Cubs!

Boost your child’s critical thinking skills with after-school enrichment classes from Ms. Gerber’s Academic Academy! Taught by Chaparral teachers and certified VEX Robotics instructors Ms. Gerber, Ms. Gourley, Mrs. Levy, Mrs. Nichwander, and Mrs. Menschel, these hands-on enrichment classes are designed to accelerate your child’s learning in a fun and engaging way! Join them for Grade-Level Academic Enrichment, hands-on Robotics Engineering & Coding using state-of-the-art VEX Robotics equipment, LEGO Engineering STEM, and an all-new Friday Fruit & Veggie Healthy Chef’s class!

Register now to give your child an edge as they learn how to engineer, build, code, and discover new ways to create!

Class size is limited for maximum teacher support.

Want to see us in action? Follow us on Instagram

THANK YOU DEI for an Amazing Welcome Week

THANK YOU DEI for an Amazing Welcome Week

Thank you to the entire DEI Committee, all the volunteers, and our DEI Chairs Ampora Yazdani, Karen Spearrin, and Kelly Young for hosting and curating a fantastic “Welcome Week” of activities. What a great experience the kids had! PLEASE NOTE – the bingo card deadline was extended. Complete the bingo cards by Friday Sept 8th and hand to your teacher or drop in the pfc basket in the office.

Drop-off Procedures

Drop-off Procedures

Grades 2-5: Starting at 7:40, parent volunteers and staff members will assist students exiting their cars in the carpool line and they will enter campus through our upper playground gate on Liberty Bell Road.

TK/Kinder, and 1st (and older siblings)OPTION 1: Starting at 7:40, parent volunteers and staff members will assist students exiting their cars in the carpool line and they will enter campus using the sidewalk walkway adjacent to our middle campus parking lotOPTION 2 for TK/K: You have the option of utilizing our carpool line or you may park and walk your students to the black gate. Older siblings may join their TK/K sibling and then use the ramps to go to their destination.OPTION 2 for 1st grade: You have the option of utilizing our carpool line or you may park and walk your students to the lower campus playground gate. Older siblings may join their 1st grade siblings and then use the ramps to go to their destination. If you choose this option, an adult or older sibling needs to escort 
Left turns or U-turns are never allowed and are not safe. Also, J-walking near our school is NOT safe nor allowed. Please walk with your student to a nearby crossing guard to safely cross the street. Staff will be available to assist and direct students.
Additional Reminders:No parking in the carpool linePlease have your child hold their backpacks in their laps rather than placing them in your trunksWhile waiting SAFELY in the line, begin unbuckling your child so they are ready to hop out of the carNo jaywalking between 7:30am-8:15amRemind your kids who their teacher is – so a grown up can helpNo parking in red zones
Cubwear

Cubwear

Calling all Cubs!! Let’s start the school year off with some brand new Chaparral Gear! Thank you to our Cubwear Committee Karen Spearrin, Mira Rocca, and Erica Berard for these fabulous new designs and gear options! Limited Quantity Cubwear available to purchase HERE after you confirm size and availability. Purchases and/or Questions please contact: chaparralcubwear@gmail.com

Enrichment – Academic Academy

Enrichment – Academic Academy

Welcome Back Cubs!

Boost your child’s critical thinking skills with after-school enrichment classes from Ms. Gerber’s Academic Academy! Taught by Chaparral teachers and certified VEX Robotics instructors Ms. Gerber, Ms. Gourley, Mrs. Levy, Mrs. Nichwander, and Mrs. Menschel, these hands-on enrichment classes are designed to accelerate your child’s learning in a fun and engaging way! Join them for Grade-Level Academic Enrichment, hands-on Robotics Engineering & Coding using state-of-the-art VEX Robotics equipment, LEGO Engineering STEM, and an all-new Friday Fruit & Veggie Healthy Chef’s class!

Register now to give your child an edge as they learn how to engineer, build, code, and discover new ways to create!

Class size is limited for maximum teacher support.

Want to see us in action? Follow us on Instagram

Enrichment – Head Start Set Apart

Enrichment – Head Start Set Apart

Come join us, Ms. Napier and Miss Ryan, for Head Start Set Apart’s After School Enrichment! We are so excited to bring four brand-new classes to Chaparral:

Let’s Be a Scientist, Imagination Exploration: Hogwarts, Sip n’ Paint, and Movie Making!

Spots are filling up quickly, so click HERE to register today! Check out the WEBSITE for more information on each class and follow us on Instagram to see what we’re learning each day and receive future updates!

Attendance

Attendance


Unless your child has a fever, is contagious, or feeling icky, please send them to school. Students with 1 or less absence for a month will be in a raffle to earn a prize! This will be done monthly, so if your child is sick for more than 1 day one month, please do not stress or send them to school sick, as they will have many opportunities to enter the raffle!

Kids should stay home if:
1. contagious (including strep throat)
2. a temperature over 100
3. feel yucky
4. doctor advises
Kids could (and should) come to school if:
1. not contagious
2. Temperature is 100 or under
3. just has a sniffle or small cold
4. feel fine overall.

CLICK HERE for additional information

Contacting the Principal – Email is Best

Contacting the Principal – Email is Best

As you are aware, I am a member of this community and my own children attend Chaparral.  Many of you may know me personally, however, if you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding your student, please email me at ngoldstein@lvusd.org. Please do not text or call my personal cell phone. District policy does allow 24 hours for us to reply but I am very prompt about answering emails.  If you would like to meet with me in person, please call the office at (818) 591-2428 or email Ms. Welti (welti@lvusd.org) and she will schedule an appointment. If you need to communicate with your teacher, email is also best, and they will respond within 24 hours. I thank you in advance for keeping our personal and professional lives separate.

Printed Cub Corner

Printed Cub Corner

Last week your child was sent home with a Printed Cub Corner! We want to send a very special THANK YOU to Grace Ewy for her hard work putting this together and printing it. We hope you find this printed version helpful as a resource guide throughout the year

KIDS MUSICAL THEATRE AT CHAPARRAL

KIDS MUSICAL THEATRE AT CHAPARRAL

KIDS MUSICAL THEATRE AT CHAPARRAL
*You must be enrolled at Chaparral Elementary (LVUSD) to participate.
We are now enrolling students from Chaparral for our Fall After School Program. Our Kids Musical Theatre Program caters to kids in 1st-5th grade. The kids will audition for roles in Mary Poppins Jr. Each student who enrolls will be cast in the show, with the potential for multiple roles, depending on enrollment. Read more below for details.
PROGRAM FAQ
GRADES: 1st-5th
EXPERIENCE: None Needed
REHEARSALS:
Fri: 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm (Beginning September 8th)
SHOW WEEKEND:
December or Mid-January
Now Enrolling

Wizard of Oz Performing Arts Program

Wizard of Oz Performing Arts Program

At The Performing Arts Collective, we offer a range of specialized performing arts classes that are Covid friendly. We believe in progress over perfection and find creative ways to have fun while learning! Our social method introduces children to musical theatre through dancing, singing, and acting, all while keeping a safe physical distance. Each lesson gives kids a chance to connect with friends while being physically active and exercising skills in public speaking, music, dance, and character building.

Think your kiddo might be interested? Email us at Rachel.ThePAC@gmail.com

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 chaparraldei@gmail.com to RSVP for meet up location)

We look forward to seeing you there!

— Chaparral DEI Committee


ATTENDANCE Reminder

ATTENDANCE Reminder

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. We 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 school 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.

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