Dear Chaparral Parents,
As this year comes to an end, I want to thank you for partnering with us to make our dreams for Chaparral move forward so successfully. Our collective dreams can be seen in the dedication and hard work put forth by our teachers, staff, PFC, parents, and students. The joy and enthusiasm of our students are obvious in the many activities and projects illustrated in the yearbook. As a united community, we have worked together to keep our students as our primary focus to ensure their future success.
One area we have worked on together is school safety. I recently received an email from a parent who wanted me to know the improvements she has observed. In her email she wrote, "I worked carpool three mornings this week. I’ve noticed quite an improvement from the fall. Overall, people are more patient, safer, and less grouchy." Thank you, parents! I readily agree that our hard work and patience have paid off.
In reflecting on what a wonderful school Chaparral is, I think about how very fortunate we are to be located in the middle of this beautiful neighborhood and among families that take pride in their community. In the surrounding homes live our school families as well as those families whose children have grown up and no longer attend Chaparral. These families continue to support our school and rarely complain about the many events that bring traffic to their streets. Our good relationship with the neighbors is thanks to all of you who try very hard to follow traffic and safety rules around our school. I appreciate your efforts, and I realize how hard it is to safely manage drop-off, pickup, and the parking lots day in and day out. As the school year draws to a close, we will have more traffic than usual. I am asking that everyone continue to be vigilant about safety and to respect our neighbors' property (not blocking or parking in driveways). We want our students to be safe and our neighbors to continue to support us. Thank you for your continued cooperation around our school’s lovely neighborhood. It is a very special place!
Lastly, it is always fun when we look back on the year through pictures in our yearbook. It reminds us of the many wonderful and exciting events we experienced together as part of our students’ journeys to find their places in the world. This year, together as C.U.B.S., we experienced so much: from PFC events to exploring the world to learning about our cultural diversity. We enjoyed holiday celebrations, field trips, performances, spirit days, Open House, monthly assemblies, and, of course, our fabulous Variety Show. As your students continue their journeys next year, either at Chaparral or at a new school, remember that all of these experiences prepare and teach them so that they can learn and grow to be their very best. Learning comes in many forms during their lives, and as they have heard me say so many times this year, if they continue to develop the character traits we have studied and celebrated and they never give up, they will always be successful. I believe in them and hope they have learned to believe in themselves. I want them to remember how important they are to their friends, family, and to everyone they meet. I know that with a strong belief in themselves, they will be happy and make a difference in this world.
Have a wonderful, fun, and safe summer.
We are still accepting registration for the 2014-2015 school year. Please register as soon as possible as classes are filling up. Also, remind your friends and neighbors to get their applications in if they have incoming kindergarten students for next year. You will need to bring in a birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residence.
MOVING? If your address or phone number has changed
, please let the office know. We will be mailing things home during the summer. If your children will not be attending Chaparral in August, please inform the office. We will also get your child’s records ready to send to their new school. We may be able to provide you with the information you’ll need to enroll in the new school, too. Your cooperation in this important matter is appreciated.
LOST AND FOUND:
Have your child look through the lost and found bin before the end of the year. You may claim items until June 11. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity.