March 29, 2017



Wednesday Newsletter

March 29, 2017

Spring Carnival and Silent Auction

We plan to have a Spring Carnival on April 22 at Chaparral.  We will need many volunteers to run games as well as donations from the community for silent Auction and the creation of Gift Baskets. Also needed are things like a Bouncy House, a Dunk Tank, a face-painter, a balloon-animal maker, etc. See the full list under “What’s New” or “Upcoming Events”.

PARCC Information for Families:

The PARCC assessment will be conducted beginning April 10 through April 28.  This includes administering the assessment and make-up assessments.  The students will need to get plenty of sleep that week and eat nutritious food.   We would sincerely appreciate having students arrive on time as the assessments for each grade could begin as early as 8:15.  We will adjust schedules so our students will continue to have their Specials classes. Any other testing tip information will be sent home after Spring Break.  


VolleyBall Games:  All games at GCCC on April 1st  

8U4/1 at 9:00 AM

9-10 with Jackie 4/1 at 3:00 PM

9-10 with Genevieve 4/1 at 2:00 PM

11-12 with Matt 4/1 at6:00 PM

Attendance: The week of March 13-17, Chaparral attendance was 92.4% and Amy Biehl was 91.4% (We won!!!  I get to wear a Chaparral shirt on Friday and so does the principal at Amy Biehl.) Our Goal remains at 97%.

PBIS : (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)  We are creating an all-school system to support and encourage positive behaviors throughout the school.  This involves training of the staff, planning lessons for common areas of the school (playground, cafeteria, etc.) and input from parents. If you would like to assist, please contact Mrs. Korce. Ms. Gustafson’s grade 6 has created a wonderful video for playground rules and we plan to continue with this project. Our goal is to create a supportive climate for all members of the Chaparral Community by positively communicating behavior expectations.

Registration for students going into 7th grade next year: Our grade 6 students will be moving on next year! We need all grade 6 parents to register their children for grade 7. Registration for 7th grade is done here at Chaparral. We have had only a few students register and need parents to take care of this.  We can continue to register children entering Kindergarten next year.  

K-3 Plus: The classes are filling up for K- 3 Plus.  Please check in the office to see if we are able to help your students going into grades K-3 take advantage of this great summer program.  

Order your Yearbook now! Chances to order a yearbook are coming to an end.  Please make sure to send in the order and payment of $20.00 immediately.  

Please feel free to call with questions and to volunteer to assist with PBIS,

Coleen A. Korce 505-467-1402 or 505-204-9184