Welcome to Chaparral
Principal Rhiannon Sharp Buhr firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: M, T, TH, F 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
W - 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
School Hours: M, T, TH, Fri 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Wed: 9:00 a.m. – 1:35 p.m.
Week of September 15th
Thursday, September 18th
· Melody Makers Registration, 8:30am in the MPR
Next week there is No School on Monday, Sept. 22nd.
This is a Professional Growth Day for teachers.
If your child rides a bike or a scooter to school, please remember that per DMV code and PUSD policy, properly fitting safety helmets are required. This is for the protection of your students as there are many cars on our streets before and after school. Please make sure that your child wears a helmet if they are riding bikes or scooters. More information on bicycle safety, as well as a Student Bicycle Permit, is available in the front office.
2014– 2015 GATE Testing Information
Request Submission Window
Test Date (only 1 test opportunity)
Monday, September 8th
SCHOOL SITE /SCHOOL DAY TESTING
Monday, January 12 – Thursday, January 15
@ each school site during the school day.
*Each school will determine their testing date(s) within this 4 day window.
To request GATE testing for your child, complete a GATE Parent
Questionnaire/Test Consent form online through
NOTE: Requests for GATE Testing will
taken during request
submission window dates
request submission window dates
Follow Chaparral Elementary on Twitter @BuhrCHES
Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me email@example.com
Rhiannon Sharp Buhr, Principal
Principal, Chaparral Elementary
Chaparral Reminders & Announcements
Help Hawks Soar Update
We are grateful to everyone that has contributed to our main fundraiser and remind anyone that has not had a chance to please help make your child’s year as successful as possible…we still need your assistance. $130 per child gets you iPads in the classroom, 2 computer labs, PE, music, art, and much much more. Please take the time to clink the link below and contribute, or send your contribution with your student. Remember that the Help Hawks Soar program takes the place of the door to door fundraisers that we’ve done in the past (and most people hate). Your contribution here means that we can continue avoiding the magazine/chocolate/wrapping paper drives of the past. Feel free to contact us with any questions. www.chaparraledfoundation.com
The September edition of the Hawks Eye newsletter is online via the PTA website (view here) and at www.peachjar.com. Get an update on the Help Hawks Soar campaign, meet our new assistant principal, Lisa Wilken, and learn about some great programs and events at Chaparral.
Become a member of PTA and help us reach our goal of 100 percent parent membership! Your financial and volunteer support keeps our programs like PE, music, art, and family social nights alive and thriving, but your membership helps you stay connected to the school and have a voice in what matters for our children. Enjoy the perks of membership with discounts (view here) and help us support Chaparral students in having a great year.
Art Attack is back! Volunteers for classes are still needed! Orientation will be held on Monday, September 29th, at 9:15am in the Art Room (#R46). Help bring art into your child’s classroom. Volunteers will be in charge of setting up at time with your teacher to come into your child’s class and teach a provided art lesson to the students. Lessons, instructions, and supplies are all provided. The program is flexible, worry free, and a lot of fun!! Please email Katie Li at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP with your name and the class that you are looking to volunteer in, or to learn more about the program. We look forward to seeing you there!
· Fall Family Fun Night: Friday, September 26, starting at 6pm on the Chaparral Track Lawn. The evening kicks off with food trucks, the book fair preview, and family reading night under the stars, then wraps up with The Lego Movie. See flier on Peachjar for more information.
· Fall Scholastic Book Fair: Friday, September 26 (evening) through Friday, October 3. Sign-ups for volunteer shifts begin next week. If you are interested, please make sure that you are cleared for volunteering at Chaparral. See the “Volunteering” tab on the PTA website or contact Volunteer Coordinator Cory Schaller at email@example.com.
CHAPARRAL Elementary School Named 2012 California Distinguished School... CONGRATULATIONS CHAPARRAL!