News and events for Dec. 3-7, 2018
Dear Chaparral Families,

As 2018 comes to a close, we would like to acknowledge all of the hard work our parent volunteers do for the teachers, students, staff, and PFC. Chaparral relies on your time, dedication, talent, and generosity every day and we are grateful to work with you and be part of this amazing community. A special thank you to all of the unsung heroes: the spouses/partners of our parent volunteers who hold down the fort at home, support our volunteering initiatives, and enable us to give our time to Chaparral…we couldn’t do it without you.

November came and went in a blur!

PFC Meeting - Wednesday, Dec. 5th
Please join us Wednesday, Dec. 5th at 8:15 a.m. in the MPR for our final PFC meeting of 2018! Come hear about what's going on with your PFC. Everyone is welcome!!
Holiday Toy Drive is Dec. 10 - 19
Chaparral families can make a difference in the lives of children by donating new, unwrapped toys valued at $10 or more. Specially marked collection boxes will be at school for your donation. The mission of Motor4Toys is to collect as many toys as possible for less fortunate children. For more information about the toy drive, please contact Humanitarian Event Coordinator Ben Abadian .
Minimum Days/School Conferences
Minimum Days/School Conferences - December 10-14

School Conference week is Monday through Friday, December 10-14. We will follow a minimum day schedule all week: J/K classes are dismissed at 11:30 a.m., and students in grades 1-5 are dismissed at 12:20 p.m.
Holiday Boutique Wrap up
Thank you to our amazing Boutique Chair, Sadie Novello for another wonderful event. Twenty percent of all sales from the day go to the PFC! Thank you to all the shoppers out there for supporting our school!
Spirit Day This Friday - Disney Day!
Friday the 7th is Disney Day! Wear your favorite Disney shirt, hat, socks, pants, Mickey ears.
Variety Show Meeting, Dec. 13 at 8:15 a.m.
THE BRITISH ARE COMING, THE BRITISH ARE COMING!

No, Chaparral isn’t getting a royal visit from William, Kate, Harry and Meghan…the school isn’t magically turning into Hogwarts…it’s the 2019 Chaparral Variety Show! And…. this year’s theme is British Invasion .

So, lace up your trainers, put on your best bowler and pull up your knickers. We’re going to move, groove and dance to the best music from across the pond.

Please join us for a New & Returning Parent Information Meeting on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 8:15 a.m., in the Chaparral MPR. If you’re interested in running a group or just want more information about this year’s show, please join us.

Information about registration, rehearsal and performance dates and tickets will be coming soon.
PFC Online Auction: Now Accepting Items!
The 12th Annual PFC Online Auction is just over three months away, March 8-17, 2019! We need help from our generous Chaparral community to secure amazing donations. The success of our auction is directly correlated to the strength of our donations!
How can you help?
Request A Donation
While you are preparing for the holiday season, please ask your favorite hair or nail salon, restaurant, gym, kids' play sources and other professional service providers for a donation. In return for their generous donation they will receive the following acknowledgements:

  1. Each donor has the marketing benefit of a direct link to their website through their graphic or image via our online auction site Bidding for Good.
  2. All participating local businesses also will be included in a full-page "Thank You" Ad in The Acorn, the PFC website and Cub Corner. Deadline to be included in this ad is March 1.
Download the Auction Donor Form , although many businesses don't require it. You can always ask for a donation and follow up with the form later, if necessary.

Re-Gift Those Gift Cards
Did you get gift cards to a restaurant or store that you won't use? Consider donating a few of those gift cards left over after the holidays to the auction. They are an easy way to donate, and really add up!
Donations can be dropped off in the PFC or Main Office, or contact Auction Chair, Allyson Watson at allysons417@yahoo.com
5th Grade Honors Info Night on Tuesday
Attention 5th grade families , LVUSD is excited to invite you to our 5th Grade Parent Honors Information Night on Tuesday, December 4, at 6 p.m., at the Calabasas High School Performing Arts and Education Center. 

Teachers, administrators, and counselors will be on hand to discuss LVUSD’s middle school honors program. Some of the topics will include entrance criteria, timeline, and “mythbusting” some of the fallacies surrounding our language arts and history-social science courses. 

In addition, there will be an interactive question and answer discussion with a panel of teachers, administrators, and counselors from all three middle schools. We look forward to providing you with information designed to support your child’s transition to middle school.
How can you help? - LV Fire Relief
If you are looking for a way to help families who were impacted by the Woolsey Fire please go to www.LVFireRelief.org  to help with monetary donations. 100% of all donations received will go directly to the affected families. LVFR was started by parents in our district who teamed up with the YMCA to help make an instant 501(c)3! Therefore, all donations are tax-deductible and families will not be taxed on the contributions they receive. The school district is also in support of LVFR. At this time the donation center is currently in need of luggage and medium or large storage bins with lids. Due to the overwhelming response, they can no longer accept clothing and gift cards. Even if you cannot help financially, you can help by telling all your friends and families from out of the area that  www.LVFireRelief.org  is the best place to donate at.
Restaurant Fundraiser: The Stand, Dec. 13

Keep your kitchen clean, give your stove a break and and join your fellow Cubs at The Stand in Calabasas on Thursday, Dec. 13. The Stand will donate 20% back to our school when you mention Chaparral at the time of purchase.
Raise Money While Holiday Shopping

Amazon
Remember to use this link when you start your shopping session on Amazon http://bit.ly/chaparralpfc . Chaparral receives between 4% and 15% of your purchases every time you shop!
Ralphs
Holiday shopping season is right around the corner! If you shop for your groceries or gift cards at Ralphs, be sure you’ve linked your Ralphs Rewards Club Card to Chaparral PFC before you begin your holiday season shopping! Ralphs donates a certain percentage of your purchases back to our school. Last year you helped us raise over $5K by taking this simple step!  

Create an account or link your already existing account to Chaparral PFC here .
Shutterfly/Tiny Prints
If you’re looking to order holiday cards, personalized calendars, photo books, and gifts through Shutterfly or Tiny Prints, please start your shopping session using this link . Earning funds for Chaparral this holiday season couldn’t be any easier:
Here's are the easy steps:
  1. Go to the Chaparral’s Storefront here – ChaparralPFC.ShutterflyStorefront.com
  2. Click through to Shutterfly.com or Tinyprints.com and start shopping!
  3. Make a purchase!
Box Tops
Way to go! We've collected close to $200 in Box Tops so far this school year. Help Chaparral get to our goal of $900!
 
Over the holiday season, please complete the Box Tops collection sheet and send back to school. Clipped Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for our school and they add up quickly. To view the current progress of all the classrooms that have turned in Box Tops this school year click here .
This Week's Calendar of Events:
  • Monday-Friday, Dec. 3-7: Traffic Duty - Larkin, Drop-off Line
  • Tuesday, Dec. 4: 5th Grade Honors Night, 6 p.m., CHS
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5: Running Cubs, Upper Yard; PFC Meeting 8:15 a.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 7: Spirit Day, Disney Day
Save the Date:
  • Thursday, Dec. 13 - Variety Show Meeting
  • Monday, Dec. 10-Friday, Dec. 19 - Toy Drive
  • Friday, Dec. 21 - Sunday, Jan. 6 - Winter Break
  • Wednesday, Feb. 6 - News Student Packets due
Thank you to our sponsors:
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