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Principal's Message

Every experience in life will teach you something. You just need to keep an open mind and open heart to see what lessons the world has to offer. 

Unfortunately, this year brought challenges and in turn, gave us opportunities to learn a variety of lessons.  The lesson of giving selflessly to others in need was modeled many times this year. I am so proud of our own C.U.B.S. who have worked tirelessly to support our students and their families with anything we have faced. C.U.B.S. are unified in their efforts. 

As we wind down to prepare for our summer break, grade levels will be working to connect with students individually, and in small groups. Teachers have planned virtual celebrations and activities to conclude this school year. Please watch out for messages from your child’s teacher that explain these upcoming events.

One such event is our 5th grade culmination activity on June 8th from 9:00 a.m. until around 11:00 a.m. Our 5th grade team of teachers, staff, parents, and PFC have planned a very special drive-through celebration. Our 5th grade families will be decorating their cars and will drive down Liberty Bell. They will then pull into the middle parking lot where they will be greeted by their teachers, staff, and me. We have an amazing DJ to help them celebrate by playing memorable songs the students themselves have requested (with my approval of course). Students will receive a special first-ever certificate and a sign to celebrate their elementary school years. We would love all C.U.B.S. to join us if you can. We suggest you do not park on Liberty Bell but use one of the side streets or walk to school. Please stand on Liberty Bell across from school and follow social distance protocols including masks, 6 feet apart, etc., and bring signs congratulating our 5th grade students and parents to wish them well. 

In addition, if not already completed, your grade level may have a final materials pick-up. Depending on the needs of the grade level, materials pick-up can be one of two ways, walk-up or drive-through. In either case, it is essential to follow all safety protocols. 

For Walk-up, please remember to:

  • Wear a mask and gloves when coming to school.
  • Please practice social distancing. If someone else is at the box/tables, please wait to approach.  We need to keep 6 feet apart between people.
  • Please do not bring the entire family to pick up items - just send one person. 
  • All items are under the overhang by the MPR.
  • Please do not touch any other materials that are not for your student(s).
  • Please come to school, retrieve your items, and leave quickly.
  • You may not be on the upper or lower yard. Do not stay in parking lots to visit.
  • Mr. Jim and the staff cannot let anyone into classrooms or anywhere else on campus
  • If teachers have designed a schedule, please come at your assigned class time.
  • Please wash your hands before and after. 

For Drive-through on Liberty Bell, please remember to:

  • Wear a mask and gloves when coming to school.
  • Per the health department, no convertibles with the top down
  • Drive-up to your child’s teacher. Teachers will either hand the items through the passenger window or will place the items in your trunk.
  • Keep all hands, arms, etc. inside your car - waving, smiling, and happy greetings are allowed and appreciated! 
  • Please drive-through and do not stay to visit or talk
  • You may not park and walk on Liberty Bell or onto campus
  • Mr. Jim and the staff cannot let anyone into classrooms or anywhere else on campus
  • If teachers have designed a schedule, please come at your assigned class time.
  • Please wash your hands before and after.

As we work to finish out this school year and begin to plan for whatever next year may bring, our students will continue their journey in life. We look forward to seeing our students next year at Chaparral. For our fifth graders who will be moving on to a new school, let’s all remember that all of these experiences will prepare them and teach them so that they can learn and grow to be the very best at whatever path they eventually choose to follow.

Keep in touch and reach out if you need to. We will continue to support one another and most important of all, we will get through this together and we will be stronger than ever!

 

Take care and be well,

Stephanie Brazell, Principal