November 2, 2016



“Home of the Firebirds”

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Parents and Guardians,

Our PTA will be having a meeting on Wednesday, November 2 at 5:45pm in the cafeteria. Outdated Science kits will be in the cafeteria so that you may take home any items that may assist with the preparation of an Inquiry-Based Science Experiment.  Ms. Abbate is in charge of the event, and all questions will go to her.  

Off Site Evacuation: Chaparral students were amazing for the Off Site evacuation practice.  Older students were paired with younger students to ensure the safety of walking to the Santa Fe High School Gym.  The Fire Department and City Police Safety Officers were on the route to assist with crossing at Zia and Yucca. Santa Fe High had their Security Guards on hand and SFHS students in the gym made room for our school.  All in all, it was a successful drill. Should there ever be the need for an actual evacuation, parents/guardians would receive a School Messenger phone call directing them to pick up their students at the Santa Fe High Gym (and sign the students out before leaving with them).

Dental Sealants:   Dental sealants will be done on Nov. 9 and 10 for students whose parents/guardians already filled out and returned forms and answered “Yes” for sealants.

Book Fair:  The Book Fair continues through Nov. 2.  Students can go into the Library at their scheduled time to look. Book Fair hours are 8:30-3:00 through Nov. 2.

Flu Shots: Flu shots for students whose parents sent in permission slips will be given this Thursday, November 3rd.

Election Day:  Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  The school district is closed for this day.  Please remember to vote!

Picture Retakes:  Picture Retakes are scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Students not present for pictures on 9/28 will have their pictures taken 11/9. If a retake of the 9/28 photo is requested, all of the original pictures must be returned to the photographer on 11/9. Flyers will be sent home: look for a small notice on green paper.

Science Fair:  Chaparral’s date for judging by scientists for the Science Fair is December 5, 2016. Ms. Abbate will send home information regarding this asap. In the meantime, please help your child decide on an Inquiry-Based Science Project.

Coleen Korce, Principal

Chaparral Elementary School

505-467-1402 or 505-204-9184