January 25, 2017


Wednesday Newsletter

Jan. 25, 2017

Family Events:

We have two very exciting and special events planned for families at Chaparral. One is a Literacy Night with a family dinner on the evening of Feb. 24, 2017.  More information to come.

Another event is the new Spring Carnival and Silent Auction planned for April 22.  

The PTA will need volunteers to assist, donations, and plenty of help for both events.  If you are able to assist in any way, please give your name, phone number, and email address to the Office and it will be passed along to the PTA to make both these events a wonderful experience for families and children!

PARCC Information for Families:

In order for parents to support students and gain information about the PARCC assessment that will be given in April, Mrs. Korce will host an Open Lab time for families on Wednesdays for five weeks. This will begin at 6:00 pm every Wednesday beginning Jan. 25, 2017. (Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22).  Please bring your children in order to have a login on a lab computer.  

Access Assessment

ELL students will be taking an evaluation next week (Jan. 23-27)  to assess English proficiency.  Only students attending ELL classes 45 minutes per day during Intervention time with a TESOL-endorsed teacher will be given the assessment.   


The Basketball teams are currently playing games on Wednesdays, Thursdays , and Saturdays.  Games:

A squad: 1/25/17 4:30 pm  at Chaparral; 1/28/17 2:30 pm  at Capshaw

B Squad:1/25/17 5:30 pm  at Kearny; 1/26/17 5:30 pm at Ramirez Thomas; 1/28/17 9:00am at DeVargas

C Squad: 1/25/17 4:30 pm at Wood Gormley; 1/28/17 12:15 pm  at Aspen

Forms to join the volleyball team are available in the office.

The coaches and assistants are doing a fantastic job! Please come out for the games and support the teams!

Attendance Competition:

Last week’s attendance rate was 95.6 % and Amy Biehl’s, 96.0%.  Based on this, Mrs. Korce will have to wear an Amy Biehl t shirt at Chaparral on January 27! Let’s get our lead back!  The district would like our attendance rate to rise to 97%!

Parent-Teacher Conferences for all students at Chaparral will take place Feb. 16 and 17. Schedules soon.

Questions?   Please feel free to contact Coleen Korce in the office at 505-467-1402 or 505-204-9184.