C h a p a r r a l   M i d d l e   S c h o o l   

                                       A Professional Learning Community

                                California Distinguished School    *    National Blue Ribbon School

February 12, 2016

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Main Office:  805-378-6302
FAX:  805-378-6324

Kelli Burns
, Principal 

Deonna Armijo, Asst. Principal

Betsy Davis, Counselor

Mario Morales, Counselor

Joan Corcoran,
 Office Mgr.

280 Poindexter Av
Moorpark, CA  93021

Historical Figure Day @ Chaparral

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Chaparral Middle School is committed to equipping ALL students with the academic and social competencies needed for them to be productive members of the world in which they will live. We believe that students must be taught responsibility, how to make decisions,  and the communication skills that will be needed for them to function in a global society. Learning must occur in an environment free from prejudice and harassment, and rich in mutual respect. It is our belief, then, that we must implement programs and create conditions that maximize learning success for ALL students. We are dedicated to helping students "become their best."

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  Make Good Use of Agenda Book  

Every student should have received a Chaparral Agenda Book the first day of school. Not only is this a valuable planner for students to note homework assignments and other events/projects but it can also be used as a communication tool between parents and teachers.

For your convenience, important school information and policies are included in the front pages. Parents should periodically check their students' agenda book. Messages to teachers can be noted in the agenda book or sent via email.

A copy of this year's agenda book is posted on this website (see Helpful Links above). The school calendar is subject to change. Always refer to the
Calendar page for updates.

Students must replace lost or damaged agenda books. Fee = $10

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Welcome to Chaparral Middle School!
Spelling Bee Winner, Doreen W.  w/ Dist Asst Sup.

A 2001-02 Nat'l Blue Ribbon School
CA Distinguished School 2001 & 2013



Breast Cancer Awareness Month

9/11 Commemoration

Our Science Bldg
Health Class Student w/ His Flour Baby

Be Safe . . . Be Prepared . . . Be Respectful        "Become Your Best"    The Chaparral Way


Click the box above for very important information about the survey, to view the questions on the student survey, and to link to the parent survey. 


 C h a p a r r a l   S c h o o l   T o u r s
(especially for parents of students new to Moorpark schools or incoming 6th graders)

Th  Feb. 25 @ 10:30 AM

Tu  Mar 1 @ 10:30 AM

(no reservation required)

For more information:  ENG/SPA

Or link to district enrollment page:  http://www.mrpk.org/instruction/EnrollmentCenter.aspx



Chaparral's Got Talent!

Our 2016 Chaparral Talent Show will be held on March 17, but there's a lot to do to get ready for it.  Flyers/parent permission slips went out to students earlier this week and auditions will be held on February 24 & 25.  A completed permission slip is required for any student participation.  Parent volunteer help is also needed for a successful show.

Download:  Parent Permission Slip



    Metropolitan Water District Post Contest
Students are invited to participate in this annual art contest that celebrates the importance of water and the conservation of this precious resource.  Original artwork must be submitted to the Chaparral office by May 4 or directly to the Moorpark Water District Office no later than May 6.  For more information and required entry forms:

Theme and Guidelines      Poster Information Card     Student Artwork Rights/Parent Approval Form


ACE Program Returns

Our Academic Challenge and Enrichment program returns this year for both 6th and 7th graders.  This program offers inquisitive students an opportunity to challenge themselves outside of the regular classroom.  Units will be taught 3 times per week before school (7th graders will also include some lunchtime activities).  Please read the parent letter for more information and student requirements:  PARENT LETTER

Pick up ACE applications in the Chaparral office or download here:  ACE application

2nd session begins
Tuesday, January 19.


Homework Help is back and this year's morning and afternoon sessions have already begun.

Before-school Homework Help (please note the later start time on Friday):

Tu 8:00-8:50 a.m. Room 39
WTh 8:00-8:50 a.m. Room 17
F 8:30-9:30 a.m. Room 17

After-school Homework Help:

MTuWTh 3:30-4:30 p.m.     Library

Lunchtime Math Enrichment

TuWTh  Both Lunches Rm. 17

Students are welcome to attend Homework Help once they have returned the parent permission slip. They may attend either morning or afternoon sessions, or both, as needed.

Homework Help Parent Permission slips:  ENG  SPA 



Still need your Q Parent Connect log in?  Now it’s just a few clicks away.  Go to the Q Parent Connect login portal https://connect.mrpk.org/parents  and click on “Need your Login Information?”  Follow the instructions and your login will be emailed to you.  Your current email address must be on file with the school.  Call the Chaparral office if you need further assistance.


New Parent to Chaparral? Looking for Ways to Help?


Regular School Hours/Office Hours
School Hours:
M-Th:  9:00-3:20
F:  9:40-3:00

Office Hours:
M-F:  8-4:30

Library Hours:
M-F:  8:15-3:45

A.M. Homework Help 
Tu-Th:  8:00-8:50
F:  8:30-9:30

​After School 
Homework Help 
M-Th:  3:30-4:30

After School Detention:
Tu-Th:  3:30-4:00

upcoming events


Feb. 12-15

Coffee w/ the Principal

Tu - Feb. 23 @ 9 AM


Future Freshman Rally
M - Feb. 22 AM

Future Freshman Parent Night
M - Feb. 22 @ 6:30 PM


Find out more!

Want more details about upcoming ASB activites, special dress days, dances, etc.?

Go to ASB page (from "Activities" pull-down from menu at left) or
click here.

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  Order Yearbooks  

Go to Jostens

2015-16 Chaparral yearbooks may be ordered through the Chaparral office (cash or check only) or by credit card @ PaySchools (see notice below).

The cost of the yearbook is $42 (make checks payable to CMS).  Yearbooks will be distributed to students in June.

Please note:  PaySchools charges a $2 service charge for each transaction (regardless of number of items ordered) so save money and pay for all your items at one time if you can.
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  Parents in Moorpark can now make many school purchases by credit card.  Payments can be made through PaySchools, an on-line service.  E-checks, that debit your checking account directly, are also a payment  option.  Link to the MUSD Parent Resource page for more information or go directly to PaySchools.  You will need to create your personal user account the first time you use PaySchool.  When you navigate to the Chaparral page your purchase options (yearbook, P. E. clothes etc.) will be visible.  Or choose the Transportation option to purchase bus passes and coupon books.

For cafeteria purchases only:  connect to PaySchools through Q-Parent Connect.

Smarter Balanced Assessment

The New State Tests for Grades 3-8 & 11

Click the icon below for the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments Practice and Training Tests in English-Language Arts and Math.

Just click "Sign In"

Select your "Grade" and Click "Yes"

The Practice and Training Tests help students become familiar with the online tools they will use during the tests.

Student Supply List Minimize

These items are the basic supplies that students are expected to bring to school each day.  Teachers may request additional spirals, folders, etc. depending on the subject.

  • Agenda Book
  • Reading Counts Book
  • ID card
  • Three #2 Pencils
  • Two Blue or Black Pens
  • White lined paper, at least 20 sheets
  • Accordion file with tabs OR 3-ring binder (2” minimum) with divider tabs
  • Pencil pouch/holder
  • Colored pencils
  • Eraser
  • Highlighter

How to find us

280 Poindexter Ave....Moorpark, CA 93021
805-378-6302 x5185 (Attendance)

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