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22601 Liberty Bell Road
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Principal's Message

May 2015

Dear Parents,
 
This year is rapidly coming to an end, and I’ve enjoyed the students, activities and opportunities to get to know all of you. Chaparral is a very special place, and I appreciate your trust in all of us to provide the best educational experience we possibly can for your children at school. I have watched teachers, staff, parents and students work as a C.U.B.S. T.E.A.M. to ensure that all the students at Chaparral learn and succeed. We “never give up,” and we will continue to work as partners in a professional learning community in new and creative ways.

This month we celebrate our hardworking teachers and staff during Staff Appreciation Week, May 4-8. Please join me in taking the time to let our staff know how much they are appreciated. Our school Vision Committee has developed Staff Kudos, which they are unveiling this month. Look for more information in this Cub Corner issue: It is an easy way to give affirmations to all staff. Encourage your child to use the Staff Kudos to write notes to express their appreciation. Our classified staff is an integral part of our school community, so please do not forget their hard work and support as well. Building a Unified Community at Chaparral takes each of us working together in collaborative T.E.A.M.s: Together Everyone Achieves More. I am so grateful for the dedication, commitment and hard work shown by each and every one of our teachers and staff. They truly keep the needs of Chaparral's students a priority.

To celebrate as a unified community of C.U.B.S., please also join us on Thursday, May 14 for our Open House. We have scheduled a minimum day to help support everyone in getting ready for this special evening. Look for more information in this newsletter and from the PFC on this special night. Open House is for families to visit classrooms and for students have the opportunity to share projects and completed work. This is their time to “shine,” and they take great pride in sharing everything about their classroom with their family and friends.

Our students in grades 3-5 have just completed the new Smarter Balanced Assessments called the California Common Core Assessments of Student Academic Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These new assessments are a key part of implementing our new academic standards and preparing all students for success in college and careers. Over time, they will provide an academic checkup by measuring real-world skills like critical thinking and problem solving. In addition, they will provide information during the year to give teachers and parents a better picture of where students are succeeding and where they need help.

As we get closer to the end of this school year, I am filled with a deep sense of pride and affection. I have come to know our students as individuals in various aspects of school life. They all have unique and special characteristics, talents and interests. We will continue to work as a C.U.B.S. T.E.A.M. to help them use these gifts – along with 21st-century skills – to increase their level of learning, build confidence, and find joy in becoming lifelong learners. Thank you all for your help and support! It is a privilege to be your principal.
 
Sincerely,
 
Stephanie Brazell 
Principal

Schedule

Daily Schedule
Effective 8/20/14

Please note that Wednesday dismissals are at 12:30 p.m. so our teachers can collaborate on lesson planning. When the school has a minimum day, whether or not it is on a Wednesday, students in grades 1-5 are dismissed at 12:15 p.m.

Regular Day
GRADES K-5
M, Tu, Th, & F
Wednesday
School begins
8:15 a.m.
8:15 a.m.
Recess for Grades Journeys/K-3
9:50-10:10 a.m.
9:30 - 9:50 (J/K)
9:50-10:10 a.m. (1-3)
Recess for Grades 4-5
10:15-10:35 a.m.
10:15-10:35 a.m.
Lunch for Journeys / Kindergarten
11:25 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
(optional)
Lunch for Grades 1-3
11:55 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. (optional)
Lunch for Grades 4-5
12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. (optional)
Dismissal for Journeys / Kindergarten
1:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m.
Dismissal for Grades 1-3
2:21 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
Dismissal for Grades 4-5
2:51 p.m.
12:30 p.m.


Minimum Day

GRADES K-5  
School begins
8:15 a.m.
Recess for Grades J/K - 3
9:50 - 10:10 a.m.
Recess for Grades 4-5
10:15-10:35 a.m.
Dismissal for Journeys / Kindergarten
11:30 a.m.
Dismissal for Grades 1-5
12:15 p.m.

Arrival

  • Supervision on the upper playground is from 7:30 A.M. to 8:10 A.M.
  • On rainy days, if you arrive before 8:00 A.M., report to the library. After 8:00 A.M., report directly to your classroom.


Dismissal

  • Pick up children promptly at dismissal time.
  • If you cannot pick up your child on time, please contact someone designated on your child's emergency card to pick them up.
  • Children who are not picked up on time will be enrolled in the Boys & Girls Club after school program and parents will be charged the appropriate fee.
  • If children are not eligible to attend the Boys & Girls Club program, they will wait in the office until the parent or emergency contact can pick them up.
GRADES K-5
M, Tu, Th, & F
Wednesday
School begins
8:15 a.m.
8:15 a.m.
Recess for Grades Journeys/K-2
9:55-10:15 a.m.
9:55-10:15 a.m.
Recess for Grades 3-5
10:20-10:40 a.m.
10:20-10:40 a.m.
Lunch for Journeys / Kindergarten / Grades 1-2
11:35 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Lunch for Grades 3-5
12:25 - 1:10 p.m.
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. (optional)
Dismissal for Journeys / Kindergarten
1:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m.
Dismissal for Grades 1-3
2:20 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
Dismissal for Grades 4-5
2:50 p.m.
12:30 p.m.


Minimum Day

GRADES K-5  
School begins
8:15 a.m.
Recess for Grades J/K - 2
9:55 - 10:15 a.m.
Recess for Grades 3-5
10:20 - 10:40 a.m.
Dismissal for Journeys / Kindergarten
11:30 a.m.
Dismissal for Grades 1-5
12:15 p.m.


Arrival

  • Supervision on the upper playground is from 7:30 A.M. to 8:10 A.M.
  • On rainy days, if you arrive before 8:00 A.M., report to the library. After 8:00 A.M., report directly to your classroom.


Dismissal

  • Pick up children promptly at dismissal time.
  • If you cannot pick up your child on time, please contact someone designated on your child's emergency card to pick them up.
  • Children who are not picked up on time will be enrolled in the Boys & Girls Club after school program and parents will be charged the appropriate fee.
  • If children are not eligible to attend the Boys & Girls Club program, they will wait in the office until the parent or emergency contact can pick them up.


 

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