Welcome to Chaparral
Principal Rhiannon Sharp Buhr email@example.com
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 March 30th
April at a Glance
1 - Kids in Action (Lunch Time)
6-10- Spring Break- NO SCHOOL
22 - Spring Melody Makers Concert
24 - Community Gathering
Dad’s Club Meeting Smarter Balance Testing Twin Peaks
Middle School Auction
Calling all dads! Mark your calendars for our upcoming meeting this Friday (April 3rd) at 8am in the Chaparral library. Remember, we meet on the first Friday of every month. We would love to have you join us!
As some of you know, we have had multiple cases of lice in several of our classrooms. Please be assured that we are in communication with our district health personnel and we are doing everything that we can to keep our classrooms clean and ready for students! When lice is reported by a parent, multiple things happen: all students in the affected class are checked, pink notification sheets are sent home with students, all hard surfaces in the classroom are disinfected, all stuffed animals and fabric in the classroom are bagged, and the room is vacuumed with a HEPA filter which is immediately discarded.
What can you do to help?
Detailed instructions are available in the office, but here are some basic guidelines:
- Never share brushes, combs, hats, etc. with someone who you know has had lice. In fact, limiting the sharing of these objects in general is a great idea!
- If lice or nits (eggs) are found, treat the student with a shampoo containing 1% permethrin. This is available over the counter and application instructions are on the bottle.
- Use a nit comb or a metal comb with very fine teeth to remove all of the nits.
- Wash all clothing and linens in hot water with detergent.
- Repeat combing for nits in 7-10 days
Please remember that when your student is going to be gone for five days or more, we ask that you stop by the office and fill out an OCIS Contract. This is very important for two reasons. First, your child will not fall behind or miss any assignments while they are gone; they will return to school ready to jump back in with their class. Secondly, did you know that our school loses funding for each day that your child is gone? By completing a contract, the school will still receive full funding, allowing more dollars to be put back into our classrooms. Everyone benefits when a contract is completed!
PUSD Wellness Initiative
PUSD is happy to share an exciting new program to raise funds for our wellness initiatives!
Through an innovative partnership with Healthy Dining and local restaurants, we are now able to raise funds for our school wellness programs. It’s as easy as Eat.Scan.Play. Visit HealthyDiningSchoolRewards.com to download the app and raise money for our school!
PUSD Parenting Class Opportunity
Parenting with Second Step: Skills for Academic and Social Success at Home! Second Step is a research-based curriculum your elementary level child will participate in this year. This is YOUR opportunity to learn more about using these tools at home while your children learn them at school. “… kids learn the empathy, emotion-management, and problem-solving skills they need. Plus we've added self-regulation skills to all grades and executive-function skills to K–3, which will prepare your children to learn whatever they need to—from social emotional skills to math and science.”
A minimum of 20 participants is required to hold this class! Register online TODAY at www.theparentworkshops.com. Series is $39/individual + $15/book = $54 total or $69/couple + $15/book = $84 total. Please make checks out to PUSD. Sorry, no refunds.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12 from 6-7:45 p.m. in MPR @ Chaparral Elementary
Future Twin Peaks Middle School Families - The Twin Peaks Foundation invites you to attend their 15th Annual Spring Auction on Saturday, April 25th. Come enjoy a fun evening out with friends and neighbors in the school community! All proceeds from this event benefit your incoming student(s) by funding program and technology needs at Twin Peaks Middle School. For further information and to purchase tickets online, please click here.
Dad’s Club Meeting
Smarter Balance Testing
Middle School Auction
Common Core Updates
Please click the links below for some helpful videos regarding Common Core Mathematics.
Khan Academy Instructional videos for all math concepts
New Video: Math Studio Talk
Keep Connected: Follow Chaparral Elementary on Twitter @BuhrCHES
Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal, Chaparral Elementary
PTA and Chaparral Educational Foundation Announcements
A big Thank You to our Chaparral Community from the Chaparral Educational Foundation and your 2015 Spell-A-Thon Team!!!
Thank you to the students who studied hard, the families and friends who donated and to our volunteers who helped grade and tally on Wednesday morning - what a great event!! We will be announcing all of our winners at the Community Gathering on Friday, April 24th. AND it is not too late - please get your donations in by Friday April 3rd to participate in the following:
• Lunch with the Principal -- $120 Raised
• Principal for a Day -- $400 Raised
• Grade-level Popsicle party for the class with the highest average pledges.
• Two OPPORTUNITY DRAWING for: A 20" Mountain Bike personalized with Chaparral Hawks Spirit Logo AND A Kindle Fire 7 with Amazon Gift Card -- each student will earn one ticket for every $20 Raised
PTA/CEF Survey Closes on Wednesday
Our survey to assess our fundraising efforts and programs offered will close at midnight on Wednesday, April 1. We need your input – whether you’ve donated in the past or not – to help us plan for the rest of the year and beyond. Please use the link below to fill out our survey; it should take about 10 minutes to complete and the investment will be invaluable. Start the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3SXS338.
Want to learn more or get a quick refresher as to what the foundation and PTA do for our school? Check out this great video by The Draw Shop that explains how your donations work to improve our children’s school experience. View the video here: https://vimeo.com/117965183.
Kids in Action
On Wednesday, April 1, our students will continue their work on our school planter box as this month’s Kids in Action project during each lunch recess. Volunteers wanted! Please contact Nichele McCague at email@example.com if you can help or for more information.
CHAPARRAL Elementary School Named 2012 California Distinguished School... CONGRATULATIONS CHAPARRAL!