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Stephanie Brazell, Principal
22601 Liberty Bell Road
Calabasas, CA 91302
818-591-2428

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Principal's Message

April 2015

Dear Parents,
 
I hope you all had a wonderful, restful spring break, with time to enjoy your family, friends and loved ones. We had a very busy March at Chaparral. First, I want to thank everyone for their support of our SOVA Food Drive, first grade’s Open Air Market to fund books for a school in need in Kenya, the beginning of our Running Cubs on Wednesday mornings, and our fabulous Online Auction fundraiser.
 
I wish to acknowledge the PFC – from our coordinators to our committees to our supportive parents –and our fabulous, innovative staff for the hard work they put in to organize events such as these. We are thankful and appreciate them for their time and for reinforcing the teaching of service to others, health and physical education. Everyone working together and providing their time and resources is an example of T.E.A.M.: Together Everyone Achieves More. This T.E.A.M. of C.U.B.S. is the reason Chaparral is such a wonderful place for our students to learn, grow and mature.
 
In April, as part of our continued efforts to model healthy living and service to others and to our community, we will have a Farmers Market Jamboree, various fitness-oriented events, and celebrations of Earth Month and Earth Day. Staff, students and parents have planned many exciting activities designed to support our students in understanding that we all have a part in taking care of our local community and our world, and to develop a healthy lifestyle. More information on these programs and activities can be found in this issue and will be coming to you through our PFC’s e-blasts and Facebook updates.
 
What is especially important to remember is that these events promote and model examples of our character traits of responsibility, caring and citizenship. By giving to others, serving our school, and volunteering our time to make a difference in our own school community and the world, students participate in the very important concept of giving more than you take. This is not easy for children to understand, but I am proud to see our school community model the act of giving more than you take or – even better – giving more than you expect back in return. 
 
During the last week of April (from April 27- May 1) our 3rd-5th grade students will be taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Assessments (CAASPP). These assessments will provide information as to our students’ progress toward college and career readiness in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The assessments will also provide an academic checkup by measuring real-world skills such as critical thinking and then communicating effectively student learning and thinking, collaboration, and problem solving.
 
As always, we are very proud of our Chaparral C.U.B.S. T.E.A.M. This month’s Cub Corner is filled with additional information on recent and upcoming events. Please read this newsletter and share its contents with your children.
 
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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  • CAASPP logo

    Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the CAASPP state assessments between April 27 - May 1.

    Tips for Success

    Students should:
    • get a good night's sleep
    • have a healthy breakfast
    • arrive at school on time
    Please do not schedule doctor or dentist appointments during school hours. Thank you for your cooperation. 
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    FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
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    Saturday - April 25, 2015 
    8:00 p.m. 

    C-PAEC MainStage Theater
    on the campus of Calabasas High School

    Purchase tickets here.


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