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Student Calendar 2014-2015


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


Check out our District Student Calendar


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.

Upcoming Events

May at a Glance
27 - 3rd Grade Near Factor Teacher Date (1:45pm - 3:15pm)
29 - School Spirit Day: Twin Day
29 - Community Gathering/HSA Awards
29 - Volunteer Tea (Library, 8:15am)
31 - Fun Run

Principal’s Reminders

NEW! Pre-Order Next Year's School Supplies NOW!
As the school year begins to wind down, we naturally begin to think about the lazy days of summer, but before you know it the 2015-2016 school year will be upon us so we have been busy thinking of ways to make the inevitable transition to a new year as easy as possible. Your Foundation & PTA have set up a way to order your student’s 2015-2016 school supplies and have them sent directly to his or her desk. No running around from Target to Walmart to Office Depot. Simply order the School Kit(s) you need and they will be delivered to your child’s classroom for the first day of school.
Here's what to do: All you have to do is go online to and enter account number 81211. There you will find a list of kits to choose from for each grade. Pick the one for the grade your child will be entering, pay for it with a credit card or via PayPal and you are done! All prices listed include tax and delivery so the price you see is the price you pay.
The benefit: SchoolKidz will donate 8% of each sale to Chaparral so this service not only benefits you by saving time and money but also benefits the school.
Deadline: In order to be delivered for the first day of school ALL orders must be placed online by June 19.

2015-2016 Registration for NEW Students
Registration for new students is taking place in our office daily, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. All registration forms and a list of required documents can be found on the New Student Enrollment page of the PUSD website.

2015-2016 Registration for RETURNING Students
Registration packets for returning students are now past due. Chaparral is an impacted school and next year space will be very limited in many grade levels; in order to ensure that your child has a seat for the next school year, we must receive this paperwork immediately.

Summer Music Opportunity
Mesa Verde Middle School will be hosting a Summer Music Program for students who will be in grades 6 -12 next year.  Please see the flier on PeachJar for more information and registration details.

Spring Pictures
We still have over 150 students who have not returned their spring picture proofs and they are now past due. Please return either the proof packet or the envelope with your payment to the office immediately.


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

PTA and Chaparral Educational Foundation Announcements

Chaparral Fun Run 5K
It’s fun! It’s for the whole family! And, it’s coming up on Sunday, May 31! Register today by filling out the flier that came home with you student or logging on to to download a copy.

May 29: Hawks Health Garden Dedication
Chaparral students and volunteers have joined with caring community members to create a beautiful Hawks Health Garden for our school to enjoy. You’re invited to join in celebrating this accomplishment on Friday, May 29 at 9:45 a.m. (following the Community Gathering) and the thank the many vendors, volunteers, Hawk helpers and donors who made this colorful garden possible.

Chaparral Student Honored at State PTA Reflections Competition
Second grader Jaden Tijam and his film "Friends are Awesome" received an Award of Merit by the California State PTA. Jaden's film will be highlighted at the California State PTA convention this year. Jaden is one of three PUSD students to receive this top honor and the only elementary school student. Join us in congratulating Jaden!


CA Distinguished School





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