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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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  • View classroom grades and attendance records

    Parents can see student grades and attendance records through a system called “ParentVue.” Teachers post assignment and test 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.

    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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  • Higley Youth Sports League's Fall 2014 Season registration opens

    Registration is now open for the 5th & 6th grade boys' flag football and girls' volleyball seasons for the fall 2014-15. We are immediately recruiting Players and Volunteer Coaches to participate. If you are interested in Volunteering, please contact the Community Education Department for details.

    Register Online HERE
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  • All school offices open July 21
     
    Elementary School Offices reopen Monday, July 21. Due to construction at the schools, some office staff may be temporarily relocated to another part of campus. Please look for signs directing you to their locations.

    Beginning July 21, elementary school registrations will be taken at the school the student plans to attend.

    All offices will operate on a Monday-Friday schedule beginning the week of July 21.

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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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  • Bond project update
     
    In November 2013, Higley Unified School District voters approved a $70 million bond plan that included school improvements, land purchases and new facility construction.
     
    Preparation for school improvement projects took place over the last few months. During the last week of May - just after the release of students - crews started work at many of our campuses.
     
    July 22, 2014
    chp0722
     

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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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  • Thank you photo
     
    End-of-year note from Principal Wolf

    Parents,

    As the 2013-2014 school year comes to an end, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for supporting Chaparral Elementary in our efforts to provide the best education possible for your child. We are so fortunate to have such dedicated and caring families in our community. As the principal, it has been a great pleasure watching your child grow and learn this year. I am personally so proud of our accomplishments as a school, as well as the individual achievements of our Sharks.

    I know that we are truly successful because of the dedication and support of our wonderful Chaparral families. You entrust your children with us, allowing us to teach them every day, and for that I am grateful. It is a true delight to be part of the Higley community, but even better to be part of the Chaparral Elementary community. I look forward to serving you in the years to come. Have a wonderful summer.

    Mrs. Liz Wolf
    Principal
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  • Kindergarten Registration

    We enjoyed meeting all our future Higley students during Kindergarten Round-Up. Class begins Aug. 4, 2014. If you were unable to join us, you can still register at our school. Please be sure to bring the following documents:

    • Child’s Birth Certificate
    • Child’s Immunization Record
    • Proof of Residency (contract on your house, rental or lease agreement, electric bill, etc.)
    • Driver’s License
     
    Click here for more information.
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  • "A" Rated School
     

     
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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. Families will be informed in early 2014 about placement in our schools. Open Enrollment Form.


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  • District Governing Board sets calendar for 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17
     
    The Higley Unified School District board voted Tuesday to maintain the current school calendar configuration for the 2014/15 school year and move to a modified year-round calendar in 2015/16.

    The board approved calendars for the next three years based on the recommendation to the Superintendent by the calendar committee.

    With the vote, the 2014/15 school year will begin Aug. 4, 2014, and will end on May 21, 2015. There will be one-week fall and spring breaks and a two-week winter break.

    The committee used a survey to determine calendar preferences of parents, teachers and staff, and students. Based on those results, the committee made the recommendation for a transition year to make sure families have time to plan.

    The adopted calendar for 2015/16 includes a start date on July 27, 2015, and an end date on May 26, 2016, with two week fall, winter and spring breaks. The adopted calendar for the 2016/17 includes a start date on July 25, 2016, and an end date on May 25, 2017, with two week fall, winter and spring breaks.
     
    The board did ask that the standing calendar committee revisit the 2016/17 calendar to see if the end of the first semester can coincide with the start of winter break. 

    2014-2015 Calendar
    2015-2016 Calendar
    2016-2017 Calendar 


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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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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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