News and events for Feb. 11-15, 2019
February PFC Principal's Message
Dear Parents,

Happy February! The school year continues to fly past at a frenetic pace and so too do the accomplishments and activities at Chaparral Elementary School. Author and Philosopher Henry David Thoreau noted, “It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” At Chaparral we are busy with quality teaching and learning, connected to a myriad of instructional experiences, aimed at deepening and broadening our students’ understanding of topics and character traits needed to be happy and successful people.

Yearbooks on Sale NOW!
Yearbooks are on sale now! Soft Bound ($35) and hardbound ($45) versions will be available again this year. Order your books now before the prices go up. These initial prices will be good for the entire month of February and then the prices will each increase by $10. Yearbooks will be on sale From Feb. 1 until April 8. Do not miss out, once April 9 comes you will have missed your chance.

Valentine's Grams on Sale!
Student Council will be selling Valentine's Day Grams Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday of this week.

Grams can be for other students, teachers or staff. We encourage everyone to write a kind message to someone they care about. Grams will be sold during recess and lunch and each gram costs 25 cents. There will be a small prize attached to each. Questions? please email  Ms. Tulbure .

Light Camera DANCE was a huge success!

Thank you to all the parents and students who came out last night to our big Red Carpet Event. We had such a fun evening dancing the night away! Thank you all the volunteers who made it truly a special night and a special thank you to our Dance Chairs Tania Kingsrud and Mira Rocca. All your hard work is very much appreciated.
PFC Online Auction, March 8-17: We Need Your Auction Items!
Keep those donations coming! We have received so many amazing auction items! Thank you to all of the parents who have been out soliciting from their favorite places!

Remember the success of our auction is directly related to the quality of our items, so let’s keep it going!

Most needed items include:
Disney tickets
Rams and Chargers tickets
Restaurant gift cards
Salon and Spa gift cards
Industry exclusives: concerts, TV tapings, backstage access, etc.

Don’t forget about hosted parties!

Now is the time to finalize the plans for your hosted parties! E-mail the details (theme, date, time, # of spaces, & host names) to by March 4.

Please contact Allyson Watson at with questions.
Celebrate the 100th Day of School, Feb. 15
Students can either dress like they are 100 years old or can design a T-shirt with any way to represent 100. Think outside the box and show us how 100 can be represented by your student. Be creative and have fun! Every Friday is Spirit Day, and students can wear their "Cub Wear" or our school color of royal blue. Go C.U.B.S!
Welcome to Chaparral, Ms. Susan - our new Instructional Aide, Special Ed.
Hello Chaparral Cubs and Parents,

My name is Susan O’Hara, and I am super excited to join the staff here at Chaparral and to have the opportunity to work with your amazing Cubs! 

For the past 17 years, I worked at a preschool in Thousand Oaks called Temple Adat Elohim. As much as I love the “little ones,” I felt the time to move on had come. 

I have been married to my amazing husband, Stephen, for five years. Between us we have three daughters, one son, three grandchildren, four dogs, and one desert tortoise (currently hibernating!). We enjoy backpacking, dirt bike riding, hiking, camping and kayaking! 

I have met many of your Cubs already and look forward to meeting many, many more. 

Again, I am so happy to be here and would like to thank everyone for making me feel so welcome!

Here’s to a great future together!

Ms. Susan
Wear red, pink or white for Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is Thursday! Wear Red, pink or white to help us celebrate a fun day.
Boys & Girls Club Happenings.....
Fresh Brothers: Feb. 20

One celebration wasn’t enough, so we’re keeping it going all month long! If you missed National Pizza Day at CPK you have another chance to get your cheesy fix. Chaparral's next restaurant fundraiser is at Fresh Brothers on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 all day long. As a card-carrying member of the pizza community, do not let this occasion pass you by!
Keep the Box Tops Coming!

 Turn in your non-expired box tops into your classroom by Wednesday, Feb. 15, for a chance to win! Every 100 Box Tops collected in the classroom will earn 1 raffle entry for the next class party.

Be sure to write down your child’s name and teacher. All of the Box Tops collected will be added to an ongoing tally for each class AND family throughout the school year! Who will be the BIG winner?
Raise Money From Amazon

Help support Chaparral when you shop Amazon this Valentine's Day. Use the link below when you start your shopping session and Amazon will donate a certain percentage of your eligible purchases back to our school!    
This Week's Calendar of Events:
  • Monday-Friday, Feb. 11-15: Traffic Duty - Cioffi, Drop-off Line
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13: Running Cubs, Upper Yard;
  • Friday, Feb. 15: Spirit Day, 100th Day of School
Save the Date:
  • Monday, Feb. 18- No School
  • Monday, Feb. 25-Friday, March 1- Outdoor Ed Week (5th Graders)
Wellness Team Tip: 8 Best Tips for Cold
and Flu Prevention

I sound like a broken record every cold and flu season. The #1 tip for kids cold and flu prevention is hand washing – period. Be sure your kids know  how to properly wash hands , including how to use hand sanitizer correctly!
Did you know that a majority of your body’s immunity lies in your gut? So much of your health depends on your food and drink! It’s so important to give your child a well-balanced diet with all of the energy, vitamins, and minerals, needed to get your child through the busy cold and flu season.
Sometimes your body needs to “flush” itself out! Yes, I do use this toilet analogy with my kids. And now more than ever is a good time to enforce lots of fluids for our kids. Constantly hydrating with at least 8 glasses of water and flushing out germs, it’s a natural way keep our kids healthy from the inside.
Rest and recharge – sleep is such an important part to staying healthy during cold and flu season! Do you know how much sleep your child should get?
Want to naturally boost your child’s immunity? Get them to stay active! Indoors and outdoors, be sure they’re getting enough play time and exercise to help boost their natural immunity levels too.
Conversely, increased levels of stress can weaken your child’s immunity. Helping your child to cope through stressful times through controlled breathing, positive affirmations, muscle relaxation and other techniques can help cold and flu prevention in kids.
Sharing is a BIG thing for my little kindergartner this fall. But unfortunately, not everything is meant to be shared. Avoid sharing items that come in contact with other kids’ hands, faces and mouths: like straws, food, drinks, scarves, hats, and gloves.
Kids cold and flu prevention begins with healthy habits. And this is an area where practice makes perfect. Each stage of childhood has areas where your child can focus on healthy habits such as how to:
  • Cough into your elbow
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Properly blow your nose
  • Hand washing, hand washing, hand washing!
  • Hygiene
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