News and Events: March 11-15, 2019

March Principal's Message

Dear Parents,
As March begins, I am reminded of an old Irish proverb that states, The future is not set, there is no fate but what we make for ourselves. For Chaparral’s students, the future is just beginning, it is not set. This month we will continue to work together to develop important learning skills where the student becomes the teacher and is in charge of their learning. In this message, there are examples of some activities your children have or will participate in this month that supports our students in becoming independent learners. I know with our partnership and support as a unified community, their future will be bright.

The 2019 Online Auction is LIVE!

Visit to see all of our amazing items!
Don't miss Chaparral Exclusives including:  
Opportunity Drawing for Lunch with your Teacher, Lunch with the Media Clerk, Teacher for a Day, Coach for a Day, Principal's Parking spot for several school events, and so much more!
Hollywood Exclusives including: American Idol, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, World Premiere of Disney's "Aladdin", KROQ's Back to the Beach Concert, and an Autographed Blink 182 Guitar!
Exclusive tickets for Dodgers, Clippers, and Lakers!
Theme park tickets for Disney, Universal Studios, and Sea World.
Plus so much more! Don't miss out on the great items and refer friends. Anyone can bid!

My name is Beverly Chaffee and I am thrilled to be the new music teacher here at Chaparral. I taught elementary music in Orange County for many years before my husband and I retired to Thousand Oaks.

I have many ties to the Calabasas community. Recently, I was a contract music teacher at Bay Laurel where my daughter is a 3rd grade teacher and where my 2 grandsons attend. I also have a son who lives in San Mateo who works for ROBLOX.
I’m excited to be here at Chaparral.  Next week I will begin teaching your students and together we will begin making great music! Students will be learning how to read music, play rhythm games, sing songs, play instruments and move to the music! I hope to develop a program that is fun, follows the state standards and continues to grow from year to year.
The Principal and PFC work closely together to meet the needs of Chaparral. In an effort to help parents and also give TK and Kinder an easier transition, Coach Felicity will be opening the Kindergarten yard at 7:30 a.m. beginning Tuesday, March 12th. In addition, we will also be opening the Library at 7:30 a.m. Mrs. Davis will be there to supervise students who may just want to relax in a cozy corner and read before starting the busy day. Exciting news!

West Valley Pantry Food Drive
Is All This Week at Chaparral
We are collecting donation bags all week long. Stations will be conveniently located at the drop-off line in the mornings. Please do not take bags to classrooms. For complete details, read the flyer here . Contact Humanitarian Chair Ben Abadian with questions.Thank you for supporting West Valley Food Pantry.
Yearbooks On Sale Now!
Yearbooks are on sale now! Soft Bound ($45) and hardbound ($55) versions are available again this year. Order your books now before the prices go up (again!). These prices will be good for the entire month of March and then the prices will each increase by $10. Yearbooks are on sale from Feb. 1 until April 8. Do not miss out, once April 9 comes you will have missed your chance.

Order Yearbook Cub Hugs Now Through March 24 on

Send a Yearbook Cub Hug to a special person in your life! A Cub Hug is a special note printed in the yearbook. It can be to your student, a teacher or a friend. It can be from you, aunts and uncles, grandparents, even the family pet. The cost is $10 for 6 lines. Please contact Toni Edwards with questions.

5th Grade Parent Meeting
Attention 5th Grade Parents. There will be another 5th-grade transition meeting for parents on Monday, March 18th from 7 to 8 p.m., at Bay Laurel.

This important parent meeting will focus on supporting 5th-grade parents in building resilience in their students, to be better prepared for Middle School. Counselors will include practical strategies and tools for student success in Middle School.
Free Series Offered by LVUSD:
Join us in Supporting our Schools!
The Event, a fundraiser benefiting the entire Las Virgenes Unified School District, will be held on Saturday, June 1st from 5-11pm at the Calabasas Civic Center. Tickets are on sale now at!
Be a part of this special evening under the stars and enjoy tastings from premiere local restaurants, wineries, and craft breweries, and experience a live concert performance that will have you dancing in the street!
All proceeds from this event will benefit our kids and our amazing LVUSD schools.
This Week's Calendar of Events:
  • Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 17: Online Auction
  • Monday, March 11: NO SCHOOL
  • Monday-Friday, March 12-15: Traffic Duty - Yollis, Drop-off Line
  • Wednesday, March 13: Running Cubs, Upper Yard
  • Friday, March 15: Spirit Day, wear Cub wear
Save the Date:
  • Food Drive: March 18-22
  • Auction Pick-Up: March 25-27, PFC Office
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