I hope everyone was able to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday break. I know that holidays can be fun and exciting but they also can be stressful. Remember, this time is about being with family, friends and the people who are close to you. In a time to be thankful, I want to thank my amazing teaching team, parents, students and community members. Without all of you, Chaparral Elementary would not be possible. I thank you for all you do to support our school, and I feel truly blessed to work with so many incredibly generous people who are dedicated to serving our students and families. The Book Fair in conjunction with parent conferences was inspiring, and we are once again very grateful for our hard working PFC volunteers who make Book Fair, Holiday Boutique, our upcoming Holiday celebrations, and our Toy Drive possible. Last month, parent teacher conferences went very well. The teachers loved getting to know you and your families. I hope everyone has been able to connect with your classroom teacher and had productive conversations regarding your child’s education. Please remember that we are here to help you and your child progress successfully throughout the school year. As we work to develop strong educational partnerships, which include participating together in every opportunity to support all students at Chaparral, it is easy to see why we choose to call ourselves “C.U.B.S.” We are a strong Community, Unified and Building Success for all students. Book Fairs have always been a favorite of mine. They reinforce how important reading is to our school success. Please remember to continue to make reading a priority, even when we get busy with our holiday traditions. Take the time to read to your children about the holidays you celebrate and encourage them to write or keep a journal this holiday season. Writing thank-you notes for the gifts they receive will support their writing skills, but more importantly, can teach them that expre
5th grade celebrates their culture and heritage as they come together in a feast. Children compose a cultural informational essay and then cook a food from their chosen country to share with the grade.