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Student Calendar 2014-2015

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


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.

Principal's Message

Week of October 20th

Principal Reminders

Kids’ News Day
Chaparral students, parents, and teachers will be selling the Union Tribune Kids’ News Day edition before school on Tuesday, October 21.  Volunteers will be the front of the school as well as along the back cul-de-sac.  Newspapers sell for $1.00, and all proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital and Health Center. 

Halloween Guidelines
With Halloween fast approaching, please note that while we do encourage students to dress up and wear their costumes, we ask that you remember the following:  no blood, no weapons, no props, and no full-faced masks.  Thank you for your help in making this a fun, safe day for everyone!

Traffic Reminders
Several times this past week, during dismissal, we’ve had people leave the line of cars on Tannin and drive down the hill on the wrong side of the road in effort to get to our parking lot more quickly.  Not only is this against the law, but it is extremely dangerous for other drivers and our students.  Please obey all driving and traffic rules when dropping off and picking up your student. 

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

Autumn Auction
With donations arriving daily, you will not want to miss out on this year’s Autumn Auction!  With only 150 tickets left, you should secure your spot now.  You can purchase them online at or pick up a ticket order form in the Chaparral front office.

Dates to Remember

·         Friday, 10/24: Deadline to turn in Reflections entries

·         Friday, 10/24: Red Ribbon/Character Counts Week kick-off assembly featuring Spellman Magic Spectacular

·         Monday, 10/27 – Friday, 10/31: Red Ribbon/Character Counts week

·         Monday, 10/27: “Turn Your Back Against Drugs” spirit day (wear your clothes backwards)

·         Wednesday, 10/29: “Crazy from Head to Toe, As to Drugs We Say NO!” spirit day (crazy hair, crazy socks, crazy anything from head to toe)

Help Hawks Soar
We continue to need your support of the Help Hawks Soar campaign! Donations are still being accepted and provide an easy way to fully invest the money you give directly into programs and activities that benefit your child. If you’ve already contributed, thank you! If you haven’t yet been able to do so, we encourage you to visit and donate today to help our Hawks soar to their greatest potential.


CA Distinguished School


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