DISTANCE LEARNING: Monday, May 18 - Friday, May 22
This Month's Character Trait: Responsibility
This past Thursday we held our Chaparral Appreciation Parade. It was so emotional for me as I loved seeing so many of our students and families in person. As a CUBS staff, we wanted to show our appreciation to our school community of parents and students for the hard work and dedication they have given to us and each other all year, especially with distance learning. We can’t thank you enough and hope that you enjoyed the parade as much as we did. It was wonderful seeing so many people including neighborhood friends who have culminated but came out to cheer us, just the same.

When the teachers got together to decorate their cars, wearing masks and staying at least 6 feet away, they remarked on how great it was to see one another, and how much they miss being at Chaparral with all the staff, students, and families. We miss everyone so much. We are C.U.B.S, a Community Unified Building the Success of all Students. There is no doubt in my mind that Chaparral’s mission and vision statement is alive and, especially when times are challenging, we keep our students as our main focus.

In a recent letter to parents, Dr. Stepenosky reported that we are beginning to plan for the Fall of 2020. The situation continues to be fluid, and while we are in frequent contact with local and state health officials, we need to work on our options for school in the fall. Schools across the country are exploring models that allow smaller portions of the student body to attend school on a given date or time to minimize contact. This creates some semblance of normalcy for students and affords them important social connections, but at the same time, it requires more care outside of school than in a typical year.

To open school, we need to plan for all options over the summer and to prepare programs that provide the best education possible, considering all factors. As we plan, it will be helpful to have an initial idea of whether our families would prefer a distance-learning option or a structure where students attend school in smaller groups, for a portion of the day and/or week. Please make sure you have filled out this very short form to state your preference. If you have NOT completed the form, please CLICK HERE . All input received will remain anonymous. We hope to gather feedback from our community to gauge the level of interest as we plan carefully this summer for the future.

It was the highlight of my last two months to see the smiling faces and to hear the cheers of our CUBS at our parade. Our students are our focus, so please give us your feedback and fill out the form. We can’t wait to return to a normal school schedule as soon as it is safe to do so. Until then, continue to do what you can considering your family circumstances and keep following the health guidelines to keep you well. My staff and I will do the same. We look forward to planning the upcoming school year as we stay committed to our students and building their success. 

With gratitude,

Stephanie Brazell, Principal
School News & Announcements
Chaparral Appreciation Parade
Oh my goodness! We are all just flooded with such emotion and feelings of connectedness after that incredible Chaparral Car Parade. Thank you Mrs. Brazell, teachers, and staff for decorating your cars and organizing and partaking in that incredible parade. And, a special thank you to LVUSD Board Member Mathy Wasserman and Director Steve Scifres for joining in the fun! This amazing parade is just what our Chaparral community needed after two months (and counting) of Distance Learning; this parade boosted our morale and helped us to feel connected again. It was so heartwarming to see and hear all the administrators, teachers, and staff honking their horns and shouting out greetings…the kids, and parents, felt the love! Thank you so very much, we are incredibly grateful! #CUBSStrong

DON'T MISS HAPPY HOUR!

We miss seeing all the faces of our parent community! SO, PFC will be hosting our first ever HAPPY HOUR via Zoom! Happy Hour will be THIS   Thursday, May 21st at 4:00 pm  via this Zoom link:


Meeting ID: 730 3262 7477; Password: ChapPFC

We are looking for some fresh faces to get involved at Chaparral!  Please join us to get information on what the PFC does, where we need help and what you can do to make the most of your child's educational experience. Expand your community and give back!
PFC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The PFC is busy planning for next year (whatever that may look like). We will still need to plan fundraisers and hope to have as many community events as possible. We will continue to fund all our important programs such as ART, MUSIC, P.E., and Instructional Aides, programs and other staff.

We need help to give our school community and children as much continuity as possible. Please join PFC Leadership!

Please click here to download a  Volunteer Info Packet & Application . If you are interested in any positions, please fill out the application and submit to  chaparralpfc@gmail.com  by  Saturday, May 30th.

There are many other committees that need additional volunteers. To see our full list of positions visit:  www.chaparralpfc.org

If you are interested or have any questions about these positions, please do not hesitate to contact us . It truly "takes a village" and I look forward to working with you as we continue to support Chaparral and our students.

Thank you! 

Grace Fisher, PFC CO-President
Carrie Slatoff, PFC Co-President
Lindsay Vaisman/Julie Berkus (Presidents-Elect)
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.
Ms. Jamesson Resources and News
30-MINUTE STUDENT LUNCH/BRUNCH
Hello Wonderful Parents!

Starting next week, I will be offering a weekly 30-minute Lunch/Bunch for students at each grade level. We will spend this time connecting and playing a game over lunch.

If your student is interested, fill out the Google Form on the ‘Parent’ tab of my counseling website or send me an email at jjamesson@lvusd.org .
MINDFUL MONDAYS
Mrs. Mullenaux and I will be starting Mindful Mondays beginning next week. Each Monday, at 8:30am and 2:30pm one of us will lead a 15-20 minute mindfulness activity/practice for students and families.

This is a great way for students to start their day feeling calm and focused or to end their day releasing any stress or strong emotions. The ongoing link is on my counseling website under the 'Parent' tab and is shown below.
Mindful Mondays link HERE .
LVUSD Resources and News
FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

*FOR CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR*
With businesses closing, job furloughs and layoffs, please remember we have free and reduced lunch applications. This program is available to all families. This is completely confidential and is now online for enhanced privacy and security . Filling out the application online will not only provide nutrition services to your student(s), but it will help the District comply with new regulations from the state and ensure that LVUSD gets much needed funding from the state.


Click HERE for additional information on this program.

(Applications will be available for the 2020/2021 School year after July 1st)
MEALS

LVUSD will provide free school meals for students at A.E. Wright Middle School. These will be available from 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Any student under the age of 18 is entitled to a free meal, regardless of any previous classification as a free or reduced-price meal student . Parents may pick up the meals on behalf of their students. Students are not required to be present. When a parent comes to pick up, they may take two-days of meals for each student in their family. Please bring a bag or box if possible.
INTERNET & TECH SUPPORT

Charter/Spectrum has generously offered free internet and tech support to all LVUSD families who are unable to afford services. If families are in need of the internet for their household, please contact them directly at 844-488-8395 and let them know that LVUSD sent you.
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

If you are having trouble with the scheduling feature or need additional time availability, please email me at jjamesson@lvusd.org and I am happy to help!
Boys and Girls Club
Community Fundraising
As a community, we are so grateful for the businesses that support us throughout the year. Many local restaurants are hurting during this time. When ordering takeout, please consider supporting those businesses who support us so much! They include:

The Stand
Sharky's
Ameci Pizza
Rosti
Fresh Brothers
The Six
The Habit
Cricca's
Dog Haus

SHOP: AMAZON
Chaparral receives a percentage of eligible purchases when you shop on Amazon by simply using the following link each time you shop! Last year the link helped raise almost $1400 for Chaparral! Bookmark link below on your PC or phone today!

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

  • Monday, May 18: Motivational Monday
  • Tuesday, May 19: Teamwork Tuesday
  • Wednesday, May 20: Wacky Wednesday
  • Thursday, May 21: Thankful Thursday
  • Thursday, May 21: PFC Happy Hour - 4:00pm - Zoom
  • Friday, May 22: Fun Friday

  • Thursday, June 4: Final PFC Meeting of the 2019-2020 School Year & Tea Time with the Principal - 3pm - on Zoom
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