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Student Calendar 2014-2015

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 November 24th

Principal Reminders

No School from November 24th – 28th
Happy Thanksgiving!

Looking Ahead to December
Dec. 05:  Community Gathering (9am)

Dec. 12:  Melody Makers Concert (7pm, RBCPC)
Dec. 19:  Minimum Day (12:45pm Dismissal)
Dec. 22 – Jan. 2:  Winter Break…NO SCHOOL

Spirit Wear Winter Apparel

You won’t want to miss this one week opportunity to purchase Chaparral winter apparel!  Our Spirit Wear Team will be collecting orders before and after school, at both the front and back gates, from December 1st – December 5th  only.  You may also drop off your order form in the Chaparral office.  No orders will be accepted after the 5th, and apparel will be distributed to students prior to the Winter Break.  Order forms will be sent home with your students on Friday.  If you do not receive one, you can download it at or pick one up in the office.  You only have one chance to order them, so don’t delay!

December Town Hall Meeting
We will be having a Town Hall meeting in the MPR at 6:30pm on Thursday, December 4th.  The topic will be Common Core Math.  Please join us for this informational evening. 

Lost and Found
Our Lost and Found is beginning to overflow and with the cold weather coming, you might be looking for your sweaters and jackets!  If you are missing any clothing or lunchboxes, please stop by and take a look – it might be there waiting for you!

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 & PTA/CEF Announcements

PTA/Foundation Reminders

Adopt-a-Family this Holiday Season
Help make the holidays special for those in our Chaparral family and the larger PUSD community in need by participating in Chaparral’s Adopt-a-Family program. Pick out a gift card from our online sign-up sheet or take a tag from the Giving Tree in the school office. Please bring all gifts to Yoenda Dornan in the Chaparral office by Thursday, Dec. 4th.

Help Hawks Soar
Since the school year began, Help Hawks Soar has raised just over half of its goal.  With a deficit close to $27,000 in fundraising, programs for both PTA and Foundation are in jeopardy.  If you have already given, thank you.  If you've been waiting to give, now is the time.  This contribution is 100% tax deductible.  For more information, go to or email  We thank you for your support.  




CA Distinguished School


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