Notes from the Principal

Respecting Our Neighbors, GATE Testing, Week of Giving, Middle School Academy Information, Hawks Health Fair

Respecting Our Neighbors

We are writing to once again ask you to slow down and obey all posted speed/traffic laws when driving through our neighborhoods.  We have received numerous complaints from our neighbors in the community about parents speeding and talking on cell phones/texting while driving.  This week, there was a car accident on Montero due to excessive speeding.  We strive to maintain good relationships with our neighbors, and we rely on you to help us by being respectful as you are traveling to and from school.  


GATE Testing

If your child is registered to take the GATE test at Chaparral Elementary, please read the following information carefully.  Our testing dates will be on January 17, 2017, and January 19, 2017. Students will be tested during the course of the school day.  You can help your child prepare for the test by ensuring that your child is well rested and eats a healthy breakfast.  We anticipated that test results will be mailed directly to parents no later than April 1, 2017.


January 17                 January 19 

NNAT - Grade 2         OLSAT - Grade 5

OLSAT - Grade 2        NNAT - Grades 3 & 4

OLSAT - Grade 3

OLSAT - Grade 4


**Please note, NNAT tests are for students identified as English Language Learners. OLSAT tests are for students whose primary language is English.

All testing will take place in Room 31.  Please contact our GATE Coordinator, Mrs. Grant, if you have any questions.


Week of Giving for Rady Children’s Hospital
Join us for an inspiring week as the community comes together to support the patients and families at Rady Children’s Hospital. Everyone can help make a difference!


On Tuesday, January 24, Chaparral students and their parents will be asking for donations before the start of school in the front and back drop off locations for the FILL THE BUCKET – DAY TO DONATE Campaign.


A blue donation bucket will remain in the school office until Friday, January 27.


Middle School Academy Information
Attention parents of fifth’s time to start thinking about Middle School!  Please see the following information regarding The Academy at Meadowbrook Middle School and The Academy at Black Mountain Middle School.  We recommend that you visit our website often as we will be adding important information about our PUSD Middle Schools we receive notifications from the district.  Flyers for both meetings, with more detailed information, are available on Peachjar.


The Academy at Meadowbrook Middle School, Informational Meeting
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meadowbrook Middle School Gymnasium
12320 Meadowbrook Lane (in Poway)

The Academy at Black Mountain Middle School Informational Meeting
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
6:00pm - 7:00pm *please allow ample time for parking and walking
Black Mountain Middle School
9353 Oviedo Street, San Diego, CA 92129


Hawks Health Fair
Hawks Health’s 3rd Annual Health Fair is Friday, March 31, from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Participants are still being accepted to help increase health awareness through fitness and nutrition.

If you have a health/fitness related business and would like to be a part of this unique opportunity, please contact Michelle Knight @ or Nancy Bellinghiere-Hall @


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