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  • "A" Rated School


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  • District office hours and tax credit donations

    The Higley Unified School District offices and school offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 22 through Friday Jan. 2. You may still make tax credit donations during this time. Tax credit donations may be made online or through the drop box at the district office located at 2935 S. Recker Road. Donations may also be made at our Community Education offices, located on the west side of Cooley Middle School, 1100 South Recker Road, Gilbert, in the Cooley Early Childhood Education Center. The Community Education offices will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 22, 23 & 26 and Dec. 29-31. Donations also may be mailed to Higley Unified School District, 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert, 85295, with a Dec. 31 postmark. If you have questions, please e-mail rachelle.boyce@husd.org.
     
    Thank you for your support. All offices and schools will open and resume normal operations Monday, Jan. 5.

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  • Support Chaparral and receive up to $400 AZ Tax Credit
     
    The state of Arizona allows you to receive a tax credit of up to $200 ($400 if married and filing jointly) when you make an ECA tax credit donation to our school. We will use your tax dollar donation to help fund extra curricular activities and opportunities for our students to extend their learning beyond the regular school day and you will get a dollar-for-dollar credit towards your tax return. Before and after school tutoring, school clubs and field trip experiences are just a few of the enrichment programs that are made possible when ECA funds are donated to our school.  Please name Chaparral Elementary School as the recipient of your donation so that we may provide quality enrichment programs like these for our learners. We appreciate your support and are dedicated to spending your tax dollars responsibly.
     
    We THANK YOU for your tax credit donations.
     
    Click here to donate
     
    If you wish to mail your payment, please click here for more information.
     
    Interested in more information about ECA tax credits?
     


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  • HYSL Cheer/Dance/Tumble Registration Now Open
     
    The Higley Youth Sports League Cheer/Dance/Tumble registration for second semester is now open. Cheer/Dance/Tumble is for K-6th Grade students and is offered at ALL our Higley elementary schools. Cost per semester is $125.00. Registration is open and online now. For additional information, please call the Community Education Office at (480) 279-7055.


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  • HYSL Basketball Registration Now Open
     
    Higley Youth Sports League Basketball for 3rd Quarter is now open . Basketball for both boys and girls Grades 5th -6th. Offered at all of our district elementary schools. Cost: $50. Registration is open and online now. Registration deadline is Jan. 16th, 2015. For additional information, please call the Community Education Office at (480) 279-7055.
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  • Open Enrollment
     
    Open enrollment registration for all of our campuses for the 2015-16 school year begins Dec. 1, with priority given to applications received by Feb. 1. Click here to find the Open Enrollment Application.
     
    Applications may be turned in at the campus you wish your child to attend.
     
    District boundary maps for elementary, middle school and high school are located here. Please complete the application form and return to the school during business hours.

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  • Release of student reminder
     
    Students who leave campus for any reason – doctors’ visits, illness, etc., - must be authorized to do so by a parent or guardian. This can be done by a parent/guardian signature in person at the school office or by verbal approval to school office personnel.  When the student does leave campus with verbal approval to do so, he/she must sign the student release page at the front office.
    The attendance clerk or other office staff member will validate the request as deemed appropriate. Thank you for your cooperation.
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  • Winter Break Camp
     
    We are busy making plans for a "Frozen" theme winter break camp! Camps are open to students in preschool through sixth grade. They operate 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $40 a day per child and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Students not already registered with HUSD Kids Club will need to pay a registration fee - $25 for preschool and $50 for school age children. All payments and sign-up forms will be available online (print and bring with you) or at the Cooley or Sossaman Early Childhood Education Centers. Registration now under way.
     
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  • Arizona Department of Education announces new assessment
     
    Please see the information below from the Arizona Department of Education about the new test selected to be administered in the spring. The language arts and math test - named AzMERIT  -  will be administered in grades 3 through high school. Students in grades 4, 8 and high school will still take the AIMS Science Test. Students scheduled to graduate prior to December 31, 2016 will still be required to pass the AIMS test in Reading, Writing, and Math if they have not previously passed the exam. 
     
    As further communication from the state is shared with the district, we will post updates on the Higley Unified School District website and each school’s website.
     
    Click here to read more.


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  • 2015-16 Calendar Reminder

    Beginning next school year, the district is moving to a modified year-round school calendar. Classes begin July 27, 2015, with a two-week fall break, two-week winter break and two-week spring break. The last day of classes is May 26, 2016, and the last day for teachers is May 27, 2016. For information, go online to www.husd.org/newcalendars.


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  • 2013-14 Annual Report Online
     
    Higley Unified School District’s 2013-14 Annual Report is now available online for viewing. The report includes information about the district’s ranking as the No. 1 Large Public School District in Arizona, AIMS data, school-by-school highlights, student achievement, teacher accomplishments, district events, financial information and more. To view it, see here.


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  • Road to Arizona Spelling Bee
     
    The path to the 2015 Arizona Spelling Bee will soon be under way. Last year, Cooley Middle School Champion Nila Dhinaker went on to win the Arizona title and represented Higley very well at the National Scripps Howard Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. Here are important upcoming dates:
    Jan. 21, 2015: Higley Unified School District Spelling Bee
    Feb. 19, 2015: Maricopa County Region VI Spelling Bee
    March 21, 2015: Arizona Spelling Bee
    Keep watch for information from your school regarding a chance to compete for a school title.


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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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  • 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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  • Chaparral Elementary's PTO
     
    Interested in joining Chaparral Elementary's PTO?  Please email yourchaparralpto@gmail.com for details.


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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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