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Student Calendar 2014-2015

Oct 15, Wed.
Minimum Day
Dismissal at 12:45pm

Nov 11, Tues.
Veterans Day Holiday

Nov 17, Mon.
Non Student Day -
Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov 18-21, Tues. - Fri.
Minimum Days -
Dismissal at 12:45pm

Nov 24-28, Mon. - Fri.
District Recess

Dec 19, Fri.
Minimum Day
Dismissal at 12:45pm

Dec 22 - Jan 2, Mon. - Fri.
District Recess

Jan 16, Fri.
Non-Student Day

Jan 19, Mon.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Feb 13, Fri.
Minimum Day
Dismissal at 12:45pm

Feb 16-20, Mon. - Fri.
District Recess

Apr 6-10, Mon. - Fri.
District Recess

May 25, Mon.
Memorial Day Holiday

June 11, Thurs.
Last Day of School
Dismissal at 12:45pm


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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. – 4:00 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.

Principal's Message

Week of September 29th

Monday, September 29
       TB Clinic (Skin Placement)    7:30am - 8:00am    MPR
        Book Fair                             8:40am - 3:45pm    Library

Tuesday, September 30
        Town Mtg.  (Technology) w/ Principal  8:30am - 9:10  Rm. 34
         Book Fair                            8:40am - 3:45pm    Library

Wednesday, October 1
        TB Clinic (Reading)              7:30am - 8:30am    MPR 
         Book Fair                            8:40am - 2:00pm    Library

Thursday, October 2
         Book Fair                            8:40am - 6:30       Library

Friday, October 3                        
         Book Fair                            8:40am - 9:30am   Library

Principal Reminders

Volunteer Badges
For those of you who had your picture taken on school picture day, your volunteer badges are in!  If your Megan’s Law and TB testing are current, you may stop by the office and pick up your badge.  If you missed picture day but would still like a badge, please email a headshot to Michelle Coffman ( and she will have one made for you.  Feel free contact the front office with any questions that you have regarding your volunteer status.  

Free PUSD Parent Education Opportunity

Have you heard of Internet Gaming Disorder?  Did you know that it can be a real problem?  Del Norte High School will be hosting an educational evening on October 14th from 6:30pm -8pm to discuss what it is and how you can be involved in helping your children develop healthy internet and gaming habits.  Please see the flyer on our Peachjar site (


Keep Connected

Follow Chaparral Elementary on Twitter @BuhrCHES

Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me

Rhiannon Sharp Buhr, Principal
Principal, Chaparral Elementary

Chaparral Reminders & Announcements

Family Fun Friday
Oh what a night at Chaparral tonight! Gather up your family and join your friends and classmates for a picnic on the lawn and a free outdoor showing of The Lego Movie. The evening starts at 6 p.m. and don’t forget about the food trucks, book fair, familyreading night and much more fun. For more information, see the flier on Peach Jar and please remember that Chaparral is a drug- and alcohol-free campus.

2014 Reflections Competition
The annual Reflections competition sponsored by the PTA kicks off next week. Students can take join in the “Reflections at Lunch” on Monday 9/29 or Wednesday 10/1 during their lunch recess to learn more about the Reflections program and get started on a project. For more information, see the flier on PeachJar or contact

Fall Book Fair

Join us at Sir Readalot’s Castle (aka the library!) next week for Chaparral’s Fall Book Fair. See the book fair packet coming home with your students today and online at for information on hours and ways to shop. There’s even a cool app you’ll want to check to help you with your shopping! Volunteer shifts are going fast, but help is still needed. Click here to access our online sign-up sheet. Money raised supports PTA programs that enrich our students’ education experience at Chaparral.



CA Distinguished School


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