As this year comes to an end, I speak for the whole Chaparral staff when I say thank you for being partners with us in your child’s education. As a unified community of C.U.B.S., we have worked together to keep our students as our primary focus to ensure their future success. I have the opportunity to work with a staff that makes sure that students are learning through the last day of school. I can’t say enough about the professionalism, commitment, and dedication of the Chaparral staff. I am blessed to lead a school with so much community spirit focused on student learning and growth.
I want you to know that with our congratulations and wishes for a wonderful new beginning, we say farewell to some very special people: Mrs. Marion Chalfin, Mrs. Margie Clebanoff, Mrs. Kay Dietz, Ms. Peggy Fogelman, Mrs. Cheryl Krauss, Mrs. Carol Sank, and Mrs. Marilyn Madnick. They will be retiring at the end of this school year. Their collective 150 years of teaching and working with our students have made a difference in thousands of Chaparral students’ lives. As you continue to read this June issue of our Cub Corner, you will read more about the individual contributions they have made during their remarkable careers in support of all students. They will truly be missed for their knowledge, dedication and selfless work on behalf of our students and their families.
We wish the best to our students and families who continue their journey in life next year at Chaparral, or like our fifth graders, at a new school. Learning comes in many ways in our lives, and as they have heard me say so many times this year, if our students continue to develop the character traits we have studied and celebrated and never give up
, they will always be successful.
At the end of the summer, I look forward to seeing our returning families. The first day of school is Wednesday, August 19. Our parent Vision Committee is planning a Back to School Picnic on Sunday, August 30. Please plan on attending the picnic, where we can come together as a unified school community to celebrate the beginning of a new school year.
Lastly, as you read through the June edition of our Cub Corner
, you will see many ideas to support reading and writing throughout summer vacation. As you enjoy the break summer brings, it is so important to have your children apply their skills that they have learned this year. In order for your child to be successful in the next grade level, summer is a not a time to forget school but to keep it going by practicing and refining this year’s grade-level standards. The list on the next page was taken from Trish Prentice at www.thedailycafe.com
. She saves the best idea for last, so be sure to read to the end.
Have a wonderful, fun and safe summer.