NO SCHOOL Monday, March 16th - Friday, March 27th
Hello C.U.B.S., 

Thank you so much for your thoughtful partnership and adaptability as we continue on this journey together. We are here with ongoing and steady support, just from a distance.

Hopefully, you read Dr. Stepenosky’s email that was sent out on Friday. He made the difficult decision in an abundance of caution, and with concern for the health and well-being of our students, staff, and our entire broader community,  LVUSD will close our school facilities for a minimum of two weeks beginning Monday, March 16th and lasting through March 27th. 

As had already been communicated, distance activities for students will begin on Wednesday, March 18th. Chaparral teachers used their classroom time with students today to discuss in a grade-level appropriate way how the classroom community will connect with and engage together online during this dismissal. Additionally, some teachers have organized paper resources for your child to take home in their folders and backpacks today. More information will come early next week. Many of our teachers will be using digital resources such as SeeSaw, Google Classroom, Google Meets, and/or Zoom as a platform for class communication. 

I realize that coping with the current situation can be difficult for students and yourselves. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need support. Additional resources can be found below.
Parent Resources:
 
“You must always remember this: Have courage, and be kind. Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver. And our world could stand to be a little kinder and a little braver.” ~ Brittany Candau

Please take care. We hope that you and your family continue to be well. 
 
Sincerely,
Stephanie Brazell
Principal
Chaparral Elementary
Activities Cancelled or Postponed
  • Rosti Restaurant Week, March 16-20
  • Jessica Lahey, The Gift of Failure, March 18th
  • The Foundation Poker Night, March 21st
Finding Calm: Emotional Health
A Message From Ms. Jameson, Our Counselor
I know this is a challenging time, and some anxiety might be showing up for us, our students, and their families. Please remember that I am here should you or your students need to talk to someone. Parents, when you speak with your students about the possibilities of extended closure, remember that if you stay calm, the kids will stay calm as well. My email is:  jjamesson@lvusd.org .

Here are a couple of resources that can help students (and adults) cope with anxiety and feel calmer:
The Community 360 Counseling Center staff will be offering virtual online counseling appointments to staff, parents and students throughout our dismissal period. You may book a 20 minute appointment through the following link:   Community360.me/Appointments .
"Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health- Tips for Social Distancing and Quarantine":   CLICK HERE
"Coping with Stress During Mental Infectious Disease Outbreaks":  CLICK HERE
Still To Do:
Don't miss OUT!
Get your Yearbooks NOW
Yearbooks are on sale NOW on SchoolPay.com . Softbound ($45) and hardbound ($55) versions are available.
On Sale until April 4th
Order Yearbook Cub Hugs through Monday, March 23 on SchoolPay.com
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.
Reading Resources From Mrs. Davis
Check out the LA Public Library for world-class e-media providers offer free access to digital books, music, movies, courses and more! Don't have a library card? Get an  e-card  to instantly enjoy digital content!
The Calabasas library now has e-books with the  Cloud Library . Click on the link and download the appropriate app for your device. Once you have downloaded the appropriate app, use your library card and library password to access popular fiction, young adult, juvenile, and LVUSD Core Literature titles.
School News & Announcements
Congratulations to this year’s bookmark winners. We had so many great entries, and it was very hard to make a decision. We are very proud of all our Cub readers!
Bookmark Contest Winners 2020
Journeys
Allison S. & Spencer W.

Kindergarten
Jackson G. & Kyla Y.

First Grade
Amelia B., Shea G. & Eleanor M.

Second Grade
Aarna J. & Scarlett P.

Third Grade
Rayen C. & Emily E.

Fourth Grade
Jordan K. & Lila L.

Fifth Grade
Jade B. & Sasha T.
We need an accompanist for Cub Choir!
Chaparral 4th and 5th graders need a pianist who can handle light accompaniment duties for the Cub Choir

 We meet on Fridays at lunch from 12:45pm until 1:15pm.
 
Please consider joining our talented and enthusiastic group of singers to help us make our Cub Choir a huge success.
 
Mrs. Chaffee
Music Teacher
New Student Enrollment
New Student Enrollment for residents for the 2020-2021 School Year is now open . The link for enrollment is on the Chaparral Elementary School website. or click here . Please help spread the word and let your neighbors and new families know.
Community Fundraising
BOX TOPS: Clip the Old, Scan the New
Get the Box Tops App! No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone! Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then scan your store receipts to find participating products.  Download the app here!

Traditional paper Box Tops still have value, so please keep clipping and collecting those too! Each Box Tops is worth 10 cents and it adds up quickly!
AMECI PIZZA: Gives Back
Every Ameci Pizza box is stamped with a school house symbol in the front that reads "Ameci Cares about our School". Each stamp is worth 50 cents! Please cut out the stamp, collect them, and turn them in to your teacher!
THIS WEEK AT SCHOOL
*NO SCHOOL*

  • Monday, March 23: Last day to purchase a Cub Hug
  • Friday, April 3: Last Day to Buy Yearbooks
  • Friday, April 10 - Friday, April 17: Spring Break
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