February 1, 2017


Wednesday Newsletter

Feb. 1, 2017

Student Events:

We are very pleased to announce that Ms. Prada and Ms. Smith are sponsoring Student Council at Chaparral.  Students running for office (Grades 5 and 6) will be giving speeches on Feb. 3 at 10:50 am in the gym.  Voting will take place immediately after speeches.  

Mandatory Parent-Teacher Conferences for all students at Chaparral will take place Feb. 16 and 17.  Classroom teachers are sending classroom schedules if this has not already been done.

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.  

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:

Mrs. Korce and Mr. Curry were available for Open Lab time for families on last Wednesday to share information regarding the PARCC Assessment to be given in April.  Ms. Gustafson has agreed to be available with Mrs. Korce to continue the Open Lab for parents and students.  Times and dates for meetings are:   6:00 pm every Wednesday, (Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22).  Please bring your children in order to have a login on a lab computer.  This has proven to be very successful in supporting students and helping create a positive mental attitude when students take assessments.       


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

A squad: 1/28/17 2:30 pm  at Capshaw; 2/1/2017 5:30 at Chaparral; 2/4/2017 2:30 at Ortiz

B Squad:1/28/17 9:00am at DeVargas; 2/1/2017 6:30 at Aspen; 2/4/2017 9:00 at Capshaw  

C Squad: 1/28/17 12:15 pm  at Aspen; 1/31/2017 5:00 at El Dorado; 2/4/2017 at Aspen

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

Attendance Competition:

Here we go again!  Mrs. Korce reluctantly wore Amy Biehl’s  T shirt on Friday 1/27/2017. Looks like it will happen again!

Week Of January 23-27  Chaparral 94.0%  Amy Biehl 94.9% (0.9% is a difference of approximately 33 absences)

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