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  • "A" Rated School


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  • Weather forecast this week
     
    The National Weather Service issued a briefing earlier this week about another round of significant storms hitting the valley Tuesday afternoon or evening and continuing through the week. The forecast calls for stormy conditions and possible heavy rain. The Higley Unified School District plans for all schools to be in operation unless we are otherwise notified. Decisions about after-school activities will be made based on weather conditions.

    Student safety is our priority. If you are unable to safely transport your child to school, please be sure to call the school office. All absences and tardies will be excused.

    We ask that Higley families have patience with our buses as they pick up and drop off students this week. We also ask that you take extra time around school zones. Check current driving conditions and allow yourself extra time if you are driving your student to one of our campuses.

    The district will post notifications on the district and school websites, as well as Facebook, as needed. An e-alert will be sent from your school if necessary.
     
    Thank you
     

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  • Community Education Offices to move

    The Community Education Offices for the Higley Unified School District will be moving in October. The offices - where families can sign up and pay for Kids Club, vacation camps, Preschool and Higley Youth Sports League - will remain at the Vest Avenue location through Wednesday, Oct. 8. After that time, the offices will close and move to a new location in the Cooley Early Childhood Education Center, 1100 S. Recker Road. In addition, paperwork and payments can be made at Sossaman Early Childhood Education Center, 18655 E. Jacaranda Blvd., Queen Creek. Both sites will be operational Monday, Oct. 13. For more information, see the Community Education webpage.
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  •  Kids Club Fall Camp 2014 registration is now open.
     
    Kids Club Fall Camp will be held Monday, October 6th - Monday, October 13th, 2014. It will run 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost of camp will be $40/day per child. Camp will be held at Gateway Pointe Elementary. No registration or material fee applies for students currently enrolled in the Kids Club before- or after-school program. New families need to complete the entire registration packet before attending camp. Camp is available for children in Preschool thru 6th Grade.
     
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  • Thank you, Higley families
     
    Thank you to all Higley families for your patience Monday with traveling in and around the schools. We thank you for taking your time to keep all kids safe. We also want to say thank you for your patience as road conditions meant several bus routes ran late. Given the weather conditions will remain throughout Tuesday, please allow us extra time to safely transport your students home.

    One last thank you: We would like to acknowledge voters who passed the November 2013 bond plan that allowed us to complete campus improvements over the summer to divert water away from buildings. This allows us to remain open during weather events like this week and keeps students safe and learning. This summer’s construction for these campus improvements could not have been better timed.
      
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  • Chaparral Elementary and All Higley Schools Earn 'A' Ratings from
    Arizona Department of Education
     
    The Arizona Department of Education recently released school performance rankings based on spring 2014 AIMS scores. We are proud to announce that all elementary, middle and high schools in the Higley Unified School District earned “A” ratings.
     
    For the last four years, the Arizona Department of Education has rated school performances with letter grades based on academic growth and student achievement. This is the fourth year in a row that the Higley Unified School District has earned an “A” grade. Higley Unified School District was the top point earner for large, public school districts in Arizona this year. In fact, five of our eight elementary schools are in the Top 10 percent of all K-6 schools in Arizona.
     
    “We are elated to share our ‘A’ grades with Higley families, the Towns of Gilbert and Queen Creek and the entire Valley,” said Superintendent Dr. Denise Birdwell. “It is a testament to the work of our teachers, staff, students and families. Finding out Higley is the top, large school district in the state brings recognition to the hard work of the entire Higley schools community. From students and their parents to the teachers, bus drivers, classroom aides and school principals, we wish to thank everyone for their efforts that contribute to making Higley the best district in the Valley.”
     
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  • September Menus Online
     
    The September Breakfast & Lunch menus have now been posted on each school's website. It can be located under the school's "programs" tab under "food services."
     
    Visit mymealtime.com to set up or add money to your child's meal account or to apply for Free & Reduced Meal Benefits online.

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  • Parentvue
     
    Parents can see student grades and attendance records through a system called “ParentVue.” Teachers post assignments and grades, along with daily attendance, on the system that can then be viewed by parents through a home computer or cell phone. Teachers post links to ParentVue (sometimes referred to as "Online grades") through their teacher webpages. You can also reach ParentVue through this link.

    To use ParentVue, parents need a personal code created by their student’s school. Please visit your school office for more information.


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  • Dear Chaparral Families and Communities,
     

    Dear Chaparral Families and Communities,

    Welcome to the 2014-15 school year at Chaparral Elementary School!  This is always such a special time of year, as we prepare to welcome our students back to school and focus our attention on a new academic year filled with learning and fun.  To our new students and families, we welcome you with open arms and look forward to the positive impact you will have on our Chaparral School Community.
     
    We value parental input and community involvement and encourage you to get involved in our school.  Opportunities include volunteering, joining our PTO, becoming a member of our school safety committee or helping to supervise school sponsored field trips.  Activities such as our annual Curriculum Night, parent/teacher conferences, Spring Celebration of Learning and Jingle Jog are just some of our events to keep our families involved in celebrating our students and our school community.  One of our MAIN forms of communication is through our E-Alert system.  Please sign up for E-Alerts to get up-to-date information by e-mail.
     
    School Day Hours
    7:45 a.m.  -  Campus opens
    7:45-8:00 a.m.  -  Breakfast
    8:05 a.m.  -  Bell Rings
    8:10 a.m.  -  School Begins – students in class learning (Tardy bell rings)
    3:05 p.m.  -  Dismissal (12:50 pm Early Release days)

    We are excited to reveal our new office.  It’s a streamlined area that is able to best serve our community and keep our students safe.  The staff at Chaparral Elementary School is here to help your student or students achieve their dreams!  We look forward to another successful school year as we continue our journey of excellence, both in the classroom and in the community.  We open our doors and look forward to seeing you on Thursday, July 31st from 4:00-6:00 pm at Meet the Teacher.  Swim with Pride Sharks!  

    Mrs. Liz Wolf
    Chaparral Elementary Principal

    liz.wolf@husd.org
    (480)279.7900


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  • 2014-15 Code of Conduct now online

    The 2014-15 Student Code of Conduct was approved by the Higley Unified School District governing board. The new code of conduct can be found online at the link below and on each school website, as well as the “Parent Tab.” We ask that all parents read the document and return the acknowledgment forms with their students. If you do NOT want your student’s directory information released, please also return that form. If you do NOT want your child interviewed or photographed by the district for use on the district website, please check and return that form. If you do NOT want your child interviewed or photographed by outside news media, please check and return that form.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask your school staff.
     
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  • Chaparral Elementary's PTO
     
    Interested in joining Chaparral Elementary's PTO?  Please email yourchaparralpto@gmail.com for details.


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  • Kids Club registration is now open for the 2014/15 school year.

    HUSD Community Education's Kids Club provides children ages 3-12 quality before- and after-school care that is designed to highlight creative expression, and promote physical and social development. Kids Club sites are located on all our elementary and preschool campuses. Kids Club is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until the start of the school day. The afternoon session begins at time of dismissal until 6 p.m. Care is also available at our elementary schools on early release days.

    Learn more on the district's Community Education page.
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  • Welcome Kinder Families!
     
    Chaparral is excited to welcome you to the home of the Sharks and our A Rated Community school.  It was a pleasure meeting so many of you at our Spring Kindergarten Round Ups.  You will need to sign up for E alerts to receive a weekly email on what is happening on campus.  We are a large, wonderful, community school and we keep our families informed with a weekly, brief, update on Events On Site. Click here to sign up for E alerts.
     
    Please note letters notifying families of their teacher for the 2014-15 school year were sent in late June.
     
    We are excited for your next big step in your child's education. Welcome to Chaparral and Swim with PRIDE sharks!


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  • New school meal prices approved
     
    The Higley Unified School District Governing Board approved new breakfast and lunch prices for the 2014/15 school year in May. The schools will not be providing free breakfast next school year. Breakfast can still be purchased at the new set prices.

    Preschool families: Beginning next school year, full-day students can purchase a lunch or bring their own sack meal. Preschool students in morning Kids Club will also be able to purchase a breakfast or bring their own. Snack will still be provided in the afternoon Kids Club. Teachers may also set a rotating schedule for students to bring snacks during regular Brilliant Beginnings and Kindergarten Prep classes.

    The new 2014/15 Free & Reduced Price Applications will be available online after July 7 at husd.org. All families are welcome to submit an application to their schools. Acceptance is based on family income and size.

    New prices for the next school year are as follows on this chart.


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  • Open enrollment 2014/15 applications available
    Families interested in submitting an open enrollment application for any of Higley’s eight elementary schools, two middle school and two high schools may do so now for the 2014/15 school year. Arizona law allows students to submit an open enrollment application to any public school. Admission may be subject to space available. Open Enrollment Form.
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  • Lunch Money Update
     
    School offices will now have a secure “lunch money” drop box at their front offices. Parents and students who need to add money to their accounts can place the funds in envelopes at each school’s front desk and place that into the secured box.

    Parent can still stop by the cafeteria during and after meal times when needed to talk with cafeteria managers.
     

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  • Are You Looking To Recognize Your Child's Teacher?
     
    Nominate your teacher for the Silver Apple Award. Winning teachers will be featured on 3TV and will receive $500 to use in their classrooms! For more information go to azfamily.com/silverapple. Nominations are accepted through February 28, 2014. 
     

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  • Chaparral Parents - Get the latest news
     
    Stay informed of news and events at Chaparral Elementary School through our E-Alert system. You can click here and select what information you want sent automatically to your e-mail address, including communication from the principal and district.
     
    If you would like to modify your selected list, or unsubscribe from the HUSD E-Alerts system, please email your request to websitesupport@husd.org
     

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WELCOME

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Chaparral Elementary School is a community school in Higley Unified School District and serving neighborhood kindergarten through sixth grade students. Our learning environment provides each and every child the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe environment and develop a life-long quest for learning and knowledge.

We make learning engaging and relevant through hands-on mathematics and academics, as well as a full rounded curriculum of physical education, art and music. We offer a menu of academic and enrichment clubs such as student government, peer mediations and recycling.

Our state-of-the-art facility was completed in August 2007, and our vast campus with numerous playing fields is safe and secure. We invite you and your child to join our enthusiastic students, top-notch professional staff and involved parents in an elementary school experience designed to promote life-long learning and self-confidence.
 
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