2nd Annual Chaparral Read-A-Thon Starts December 8th!

2nd Annual Chaparral Read-A-Thon Starts December 8th!

We are excited to announce that Chaparral’s 2nd Annual Read-a-thon starts December 8th through December 15th!   Did you know that holding a Read-a-thon actually gets students more excited about reading! It gives friends and family the opportunity to encourage students to read even more. Reading not only helps students develop stronger reading skills, it fires up their imagination and stimulates their memory

You will receive instructions on how to activate your child’s personal page prior to December 8th. This is where you will be able to view and record their reading progress.

We hope everyone participates. Our goal is to get 100% of Chaparral students READING

Principal’s Message Highlights

Principal’s Message Highlights

Parent Teacher Conferences – We enjoyed parent/teacher conferences, where we further developed our crucial relationships to ensure our students’ academic and social/emotional success. We celebrated our student’s successes and discussed ways to continue educational and social/emotional growth.

Giving Thanks – This past week as we gave thanks, I wanted to take time to thank our incredible unified community that models Kindness, Generosity, and Gratitude consistently. There is not enough room in a hundred principals’ messages to give proper thanks to all the people who need to be thanked. By taking the time to read this message, you are one of them!

To View Full Message Click HERE

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.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE AWESOME EVENTS:

  • Discounted Yearbook Sales BEGIN – Monday, October 11 – December 17
  • Book Fair – Monday, November 8 – Monday, November 15
  • PFC Meeting & Coffee with the Principal – Friday, December 3
  • Shop and Dine at Rosti and Calakids – Wednesday, December 8
  • Read-A-Thon – Wednesday, December 8 – Wednesday, December 15
  • On-line Auction – Sunday, February 27 – Saturday, March 6
  • Variety Show – Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7
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.

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.

“Run, Cubs, Run!”

“Run, Cubs, Run!”

Thanks to the generous support of our Parent community, Chaparral’s PFC was able to donate a new running track to Chaparral! Chaparral Staff, administration, district staff and PFC leadership were able to work quickly to get this significant campus improvement planned and executed quickly to give our kids something incredible to come back to! We are thrilled that the new track will be both a beautiful and functional improvement to our school, giving our kids a safer, smoother and mud free place to run and walk!
Join our PFC Executive Board or Chair a Committee 2021-2022

Join our PFC Executive Board or Chair a Committee 2021-2022

Chaparral’s PFC is looking to fill the following positions for our Executive Board next School Year:

  • Co President
  • President Elect
  • Cub Wear Coordinator
  • Variety Show Chairs
  • Wellness Committee Chair
  • Family Dance Coordinators

Please contact Julie Berkus jberkus@gmail.com or Lindsay Vaisman lindsay.vaisman@gmail.com if you have any questions or are interested in getting involved! Please also save the date for our PFC Happy Hour Zoom on March 18th at 7PM. More information to follow!

Check out Books from the Chaparral Library

Check out Books from the Chaparral Library

  1. Please click this library link  to search for books you’d like to check out.
  2. Log in with your Google Username and student ID number as password, then click Log In in the upper right corner. (Don’t include the domain name: @student.lvusd.org). Info can be found in Aeries.
  3. Once you’ve found your book, click “Hold It” in the upper right corner.
  4. Click Save to confirm.
  5. Or email our Librarian, 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 beside the blue book return box, by the mural and flagpole or given to your child’s teacher for them to bring home for in person.

 

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:

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!

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
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