September 28, 2016


Principal's Wednesday Letter
for September 28, 2016

Chaparral Elementary School

“Home of the Firebirds”

2452 Avenida Chaparral

Santa Fe, NM 87505

Principal:  Coleen Korce



Picture Day

Picture Day was Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.  Make-up day for pictures is November 9, 2016.  

What Time Does the School Day Start?

We have several enthusiastic families coming to school prior to 7:30 am. We have staff on duty beginning at 7:30 am. Please make sure your children do not enter the building until 7:30 am.

We also have many children arriving late (approximately 20 students daily).  Our first bell to line up is 7:55 am.  We have a school goal to have all children in their seats by the time instruction begins at 8:00 am.  If you would like your children to eat breakfast, please have them here by 7:40 am.

Fall Break

There will be a Fall Break on October 10, 2016.   This is a district break and there will not be classes for students.  

Mandatory Parent Teacher Conferences

The grading period ends on October 14, 2016.  Children will not receive a progress report without a conference. We are working to schedule conferences for siblings at back-to-back times.  Conference dates are:  October 21 and October 24.   Ms. Gallegos must hold all of her conferences on October 21.  This year, we are having assemblies to recognize achievement by the semester and we will invite all parents to attend.    

Carnival in the Spring This Year (not at Halloween)

The PTA has decided to have a Spring Carnival rather than the Halloween Carnival this year. The staff will make a decision regarding how students at Chaparral will celebrate on October 31, 2016.

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