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Student Calendar 2015-2016

PUSD Student Calendar

Dec. 18  Minimum Day

Dec. 21 - Jan. 1   No School
Winter Break

Jan. 15  No School
Professional Growth Day

Jan. 18  No School
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Feb. 15 - 19  No School
February Break

Apr. 11 - 15  No School
Spring Break

May 30  No School
Memorial Day

June 9  Minimum Day
Last Day of School


All visitors to our campus must check in through the Administration Office at the front of the school.


Please take a few minutes at home to carefully check your child’s health before he/she leaves for school each morning. The following are a few suggestions, which may help to guide you:


~Illness during the night
~Fever is present (100 degrees or greater)
~Complaints of nausea, upset stomach, vomiting, headache, diarrhea prior to leaving for school
~Development of a rash on face and/or body
~Has a severe cold, cough and/or sore throat
~Has inflamed eye(s) with discharge from them

Please Remember: An ill child cannot function properly in the classroom. The spread of illness and disease through class or school can be more easily monitored if sick children remain at home during the acute stage of an illness. If the school health tech detects any of the above, your child will be sent home.

People with influenza-like illness are to remain home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100o F [37.8o C]) without the use of fever-reducing medications.

A student’s absence should be reported on the School Absence Hotline by calling: (858) 485-0042 x4202.

Homework can also be requested on this phone message, please indicate when you will be picking it up.

Welcome to Chaparral

Principal Rhiannon Sharp Buhr
Office Hours: M, T, TH, F 8:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
W - 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
School Hours: M, T, TH, Fri 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Wed: 9:00 a.m. – 1:35 p.m.

Help our Hawks while you shop!
Read the article below to find out how clicking on our Amazon tab can raise funds for our school!.

Coming Events

December At A Glance
02: 4th Grade Teacher Date (Forbidden Games), 2:00pm - 3:30pm
04: Community Gathering, 9:00am, Blacktop
05: Dad’s Club Meeting, 9:00am, Starbucks on Bernardo Center Drive
11: PTA Executive Board Meeting, 9:00am, Location TBD
14: CEF Board Meeting, 6:00pm, Location TBD
15:  5th Grade Band Concert for Parents, 9:30am, MPR
18: Minimum Day, 12:45pm Dismissal, Pajama Day
December 21 - January 1 NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Notes from the Principal

Giving Tree
The Chaparral PTA Giving Tree is now up in our front office!  Please come by and pick up a tag (or two), shop for your gift, and bring all items, unwrapped, to the office by December 11.

Don’t forget to bring the tag back as well as a gift receipt. Please see Peachjar for more information. Thank you for your generosity!

Lost and Found
Our Lost and Found is overflowing with unclaimed jackets and lunchboxes! Please stop by and see if anything belongs to your student. Any items that aren’t claimed by December 18 will be donated.

Community Gathering
Please join us at 9:00am on Friday, December 4, for our Community Gathering.  There will be important announcements and presentations that you won't want to miss! 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Buhr at

Keep Connected
Follow Chaparral Elementary on Facebook  and Twitter (@BuhrCHES).


CEF and PTA Announcements

Amazon Shopping Helps our Hawks
What if there was a way to contribute to Chaparral by continuing to purchase goods on Amazon, at no extra cost to you, and all it took was 30 seconds of your time. Would you do it?

As the holidays draw closer, we will all be doing more shopping both online and in person. If you shop through Amazon you can help earn money for Chaparral!

4 Simple Steps
1) GO to and CLICK the Amazon button. It will redirect you to the Amazon page.  (You may also click the Amazon button at the top of this page.)
2) SHOP till you drop … sign in, put things in your cart and purchase! Just remember you have 24 hours to purchase your items.
3) WAIT for your package to arrive, your prime benefits still apply.
4) REPEAT. Each and every time you shop at Amazon, click the button on the Chaparral website, and you’ll help our school. The more you shop, the more you buy, the more the school earns. It’s a win for everyone!

4th Grade Teacher Dates – Forbidden FUN! (Wednesday December 2)
The entire fourth grade is invited to enjoy an afternoon of forbidden fun! For just $20 your child can take part in all things generally off limit to students! The forbidden fun includes games not allowed to be played during school, visits to places off limits to students and more! There will be more information forthcoming but for now it’s a surprise!

We are SURE that your student will be interested in taking part in this fun event so please fill out the form and remember to mark your calendar for the fun! Pick up will take place at the front of the school in front of the MRR. To pay by credit card, visit and click on the Teacher Date PayPal.

This is a great way to celebrate the mid-week. We hope to see all 4th graders there!

CA Distinguished School




CHAPARRAL Elementary School Named 2012 California Distinguished School... CONGRATULATIONS CHAPARRAL!