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Student Calendar 2014-2015

Sep 1, Mon -
Labor Day Holiday

Sep 22, Mon -
Non-Student Day

Nov 11, Tues -
Veterans Day Holiday

Nov 24-28, M-F
District Recess

Dec 22 - Jan 2, M-F
District Recess

Jan 16, Fri-
Non-Student Day

Jan 19, Mon -
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Feb 16-20, M-F
District Recess

Apr 6-10, M-F
District Recess

May 25, Mon,
Memorial Day Holiday

June 11, Thurs
School Ends

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All visitors to our campus must check in through the Administration Office at the front of the school.


Please take a few minutes at home to carefully check your child’s health before he/she leaves for school each morning. The following are a few suggestions, which may help to guide you:


~Illness during the night
~Fever is present (100 degrees or greater)
~Complaints of nausea, upset stomach, vomiting, headache, diarrhea prior to leaving for school
~Development of a rash on face and/or body
~Has a severe cold, cough and/or sore throat
~Has inflamed eye(s) with discharge from them

Please Remember: An ill child cannot function properly in the classroom. The spread of illness and disease through class or school can be more easily monitored if sick children remain at home during the acute stage of an illness. If the school health tech detects any of the above, your child will be sent home.

People with influenza-like illness are to remain home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100o F [37.8o C]) without the use of fever-reducing medications.

A student’s absence should be reported on the School Absence Hotline by calling: (858) 485-0042 x4202.

Homework can also be requested on this phone message, please indicate when you will be picking it up.

Welcome to Chaparral

Principal Rhiannon Sharp Buhr
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.


Volunteer Reminders

Please remember that prior to volunteering in any capacity, you must complete Megan’s Law paperwork (available in the office) and provide a current TB test.  The district is offering free TB screenings for all volunteers; details are available in the office.  If you signed a Temporary TB Waiver last year, it is no longer valid; you must get a TB test before you can volunteer on campus. 

Student Pick-Up List

Per PUSD Policy, changes to your child’s pick-up list must be taken care of in person, in the office.  Please consider who might be picking up your child and/or carpooling with you, stop by, and update your child’s list ASAP.

Food and Nutrition Reminder

The following links should be helpful in funding your child’s lunch account as well as applying for free or reduced lunch.


PTA Reminders

Help Hawks Soar

Are you ready to help our Hawks soar? We hope you’ll read through the welcome packet that went home last week and take the time to discuss with your family how you can best help. If you’re missing any information, go to to view the packet and print the response forms. 

 PTA Membership

The Chaparral PTA membership campaign is underway! PTA gives you a “seat at the table” when important decisions are made about your child’s school. Memberships are individual (not per family) and are specific to each school. See the welcome packet that was sent home last week or go to to view the information online. As a special perk, every member receives a “Buy One Get One Free” voucher for admission to LEGOLAND.

September to Remember!

Save the dates for the following upcoming activities:

  • Tuesday, September 9: Fitness Club begins during lunch recess. (see flier posted on

  • Thursday, September 18: Melody Makers registration, 8:30am in the MPR

  • Friday, September 26: Family Fun Night "Triple Feature" with the LEGO Movie, family reading night/book fair preview, and food trucks

Principal's Message

Week of September 1st

Monday, September 1st:

·         No School

 Wednesday, September 3rd:

·         School Picture make-up day

 Friday, September 5th:

·         Room Parent Meeting at 9:00 am in  MPR


 Keep Connected

Follow Chaparral Elementary on Twitter @BuhrCHES

 Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me

Rhiannon Sharp Buhr, Principal
Principal, Chaparral Elementary

CA Distinguished School


CHAPARRAL Elementary School Named 2012 California Distinguished School... CONGRATULATIONS CHAPARRAL!