Chaparral News

May 22, 2022

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Principal's Message and Announcements

Hello Chaparral Families!

Congratulations to our teacher--Mr. Chris Koreerat, for earning the CAC Special Education Excellence Award. He was selected out of 300 nominations!! Whoop Whoop!

I hope you all are ready for the biggest party of the year...Auction Night! Our auction is being held at the CCRB, this Friday, and will be Mardi Gras themed. Thank you to all families who have donated to our auction baskets and events. If you have any last-minute donations, please send them with your child, tomorrow. The auction committee will begin basket assembly, this Tuesday. A special thank you to Nancy Polston for chairing the auction and Ellie Vedano for securing the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo. We can't wait to see what fun unfolds!

Have a great week ALL!

-Denise Goulart and Mike Gizzo

Minimum Day - Friday, May 27th

This Friday, Chaparral is on a minimum day schedule and all students will be released early from school. Dismissal for students in TK and Kindergarten is at 12:35 p.m. Dismissal for students in grades 1-5 is at 12:45 p.m.

Student Medications - Please Pick-up @ CHES Office

As we are approaching the end of the school year, all student medications need to be returned to parents. If your child keeps medication in the school office, please stop by before the last day of school to pick up the medication. All medications that have not been picked up by June 10th will be disposed.
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Please remember that EVERY Wednesday students are released at 1:35pm (Except TK)

May 2022

23: Xploration

23: Melody Makers Performance @ 6:30 p.m. (MPR)

25: Melody Makers Performance @ 6:30 p.m. (MPR)

26: Melody Makers School Performance @ 10:30 a.m. (MPR)

27: Minimum Day (TK/K Dismissal @ 12:35 p.m., 1st-5th Dismissal @ 12:45 p.m.)

27: CAPES Auction @ 6 p.m. (Country Club of Rancho Bernardo)

30: Memorial Day Holiday - No School

June 2022

1: Dining 4 Dollars @ The Kebab Shop (RB)

2: PUSD Board of Education Meeting @ 6 p.m.

3: Community Gathering + Fitness Club Awards @ 9:15 a.m. (CHES Blacktop)

3: 5th Grade Fun Day @ 10:30 a.m. (CHES Track)

8: 5th Grade Promotion @ 9 a.m. (CHES Track)

9: Last Day of School/Minimum Day (TK/K Dismissal @ 12:35, 1st-5th Dismissal @ 12:45)

15: CAPES Board Meeting @ 5:30 p.m.

CAPES News & Announcements

CAPES Meeting Recap

During the May Meeting, the CAPES Board took action on the following items:

  • Approval of Character Counts Murals on Playground Ball Walls

Additional Discussion Highlights Included:

  • New Lego STEM kits for 2nd grade
  • Upcoming CAPES Auction and thoughts on next year's event
  • Maestro Music Program Proposal for 2022/2023 School Year
  • P.E. Artist-in-Residence Candidate and Outsource Supplement for 2022/2023 School Year
  • Track Update

To view a video recording of the meeting, click here. Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom or in the MPR.

Questions or want to be more involved? Please email Mike Jock, CAPES PRESIDENT, at

CAPES Auction - Friday, May 27th @ 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Country Club of Rancho Bernardo)

Ticket sales for the auction are now closed. If you paid and have not received an e-mail from Nancy Polston with all of the auction information, please e-mail

Auction baskets are due this Monday, May 23rd. Please hand in all your donations . Please check with your Room Parent for more details.

Will you consider donating money for our school staff and teachers? We still have a dozen that have not been sponsored. You can pay by check to CAPES or PayPal

Two auction items will be open to everyone: the golf cart and the VIP parking spot for the 2022-2023 school year. Place your bids by Friday, May 20 to Guests at the dinner auction will have an option to place the final bid.

Birthday Marquee - 2022/2023 Volunteer Needed!

Would you like to volunteer and be in charge of the birthday marquee for the 2022-2023 school year? Job duties are administrative and you do not need to be in-person to put up the names on the marquee. If you are interested, please e-mail

Last Dining for Dollars! The Kebab Shop - June 1st

It's the last D4$ of the 2021/2022 school year and we're revisiting a favorite--The Kebab Shop in RB! An INCREDIBLE 50% of your food and drink purchase comes back to Chaparral so be sure to mark your calendar and place your order!


Although the deadline to purchase the Chaparral yearbook for free delivery during the last week of school has passed, you can still purchase a yearbook and have it delivered to your home.

Link to Purchase Yearbook:

5th Grade Promotion Yard Signs

5th Grade Promotion is almost here and for those of you who would like to celebrate your students with yard signs, they are available for order. Pick up locally (Rancho Bernardo) for free, or pay $10 for shipping! Congratulations to our 5th grade Hawks!!

Generic Sign: $8

Personalized with your Hawk's name: $17

Link to order:

5th Grade Promotion

Mark your Calendars, 5th-grade Families! 5th-Grade Promotion will be Wednesday, June 8th at 9 a.m. on Chaparral Track Field. We are so pleased to resume the Hawk tradition of having an in-person ceremony to celebrate and recognize the achievements of our promoting students before they make their way to middle school!

1st Day of School Supply Kits are Available!

It's time to order your 1st Day of School Supply Kit for next year! Ordering these school supply kits ensures your child is prepared for the start of school, his/her teacher has the necessary materials for teaching and learning, and a percentage of your purchase is donated back to our Hawks! Save yourself the trouble of last-minute shopping for school supplies in August and order now, while supplies last! Click Here to Order!

Important Reminders

Give Back to Chaparral through Amazon Smile!

Ordering through Amazon? An easy way to raise funds for the year is to set your Amazon Smile to our school. Through the Amazon App: Open up your Amazon App, search for Amazon Smile, and select Chaparral Association of Parents Educators for Students. You can also find the Amazon App Button at the bottom of the Chaparral Website here along with detailed instructions.

NEW! Policy – OCIS

Just a reminder that if your student is going to be gone for three days or more, we ask that you stop by the office and fill out an OCIS Contract. This way your child will not miss any assignments and the school will still receive full funding which allows more dollars to be put back into our classrooms. Everyone benefits when a contract is completed! In order to allow time for processing and preparation of the contract, we ask that you let us know at least one week before the beginning of the contract.

Volunteer Requirements

In order to Volunteer on campus, the following documentation needs to be submitted to the office:

1) Megan's Law clearance form + picture ID (signed annually)

2) TB clearance/negative result from a health care provider (Good for 4 years)

3) Code of Conduct form (signed annually)

4) Code of Confidentiality (signed annually)

5) Proof of Covid vaccination (provide vaccination card, new this year)

Note--the district office needs at least 2 weeks to process and clear volunteers once all forms/documents are submitted; therefore, please submit the volunteer paperwork as soon as you are able.

Volunteer Badges

Getting a 2021/2022 Volunteer Badge is easier than ever! Simply click here, enter your contact information, and upload a clear picture of your face. The school will contact you when your badge has been processed and delivered.

Universal Meal Plan Continues

Poway Unified will continue providing a universal meal plan at no cost to families. All CHES students are eligible to participate in this meal plan, without the need for signups or paperwork. Breakfast distribution will be available at lunchtime, to be picked up for the next day.

Thank you for reading this week's edition of The Chaparral News!