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

January 26, 2015

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

Kelli Burns
, Principal 

Tyler Reeser, 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 Winners w/ Asst Sup.:  Keeston J., Creig Nicks, Bryce H.

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

Call for Science Fair Judges

Do you work in the Science/Engineering fields or do you have a background in the sciences?  We would love to have you serve as a judge for our 8th grade Rube Goldberg projects later this month.  It is not necessary to have a student attending Chaparral to volunteer so aunts/uncles, community members, co-workers, etc. are also welcome. Help us guide our country's future scientists!

Click here  for sign-up form with more details.



(especially for parents of incoming 5th graders or students new to MUSD)

An Info Night will be held at Moorpark High School on the evening of January 27 to acquaint parents with the various programs offered at our 3 Moorpark middle schools.  The presentation should be of special interest to parents of incoming 5th graders or to current private school students considering a switch to public school. 

School Tours will also be conducted at all three middle schools (prior reservations not required).


Chaparral CampusTours: 1-28-15 @ 10 AM CMS office
2-3-15 @ 10 AM CMS office

Contact Mesa Verde or Campus Canyon directly for their tour information.




The Moorpark High School's cross country and track programs invite all Moorpark students and their families to participate in their upcoming Groundhog Day 5K Road Race and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, February 7, 2015.  This will be the third year they are hosting this fun community event.  Proceeds will go to support the MHS cross country and track programs.

Register early for the lowest fee!  As an added incentive to encourage local Moorpark participation use Promo Code "MUSD" for a $5 discount.  Guaranteed T-shirt to all those registered by January 15.

Register online @ www.moorparkgroundhogday5k.org  OR

Download registration form



BE CYBER SAFE!!  Click "mini" poster below to get full-size version with helpful information and suggestions for you and your students.



We are currently inviting Chaparral parents to consider serving on our School Site Council.  There are both one and two year slots available. Students will be bringing home interest letters this week.  Simply complete the tear-off and return if you are interested.  Download the letter:  ENG  SPA

The November 20th School Site Council Meeting, our first meeting of the school year, has been rescheduled to the morning of December 4 @ 8 AM. This meeting is open to all interested parents and community members as well as teachers and staff. Follow the link for more information about our School Site Council.


Sign up for eScrip! Earn rewards for CMS

Please refer to instructions in PTSA News for more easy ways to help Chaparral and our PTSA.



Due to the great response to our After-School Homework Help program, we are happy to announce that the program has been extended to BEFORE school as well.  We are excited to offer this extra-curricular opportunity to our students.  We provide a quiet environment for students to work on homework with assistance on site from teachers as needed.

Before-school Homework Help:

TuWTh 8:00-8:50 a.m. Room 15
F 8:00-9:20 a.m. Room 15

After-school Homework Help:

MTuWTh 3:30-4:30 p.m.     Library

Students are welcome to attend Homework Help once they have returned the parent permission slip. Students who are already participating in the after-school program may also attend the morning session.  They will not need a new permission slip. 

Homework Help Parent Permission slips:  ENG  SPA 


TuWTh Both Lunches Room 15




(printed copies will no longer be routinely sent home with students)

The Oct/Nov Newsletter (English & Spanish) is now posted: go to Student Bulletin/Monthly Newsletter page to view or download.

For technical reasons the calendar will be posted separately on the Calendar page.

Printed copies are available on request.  Call or come in to the Chaparral office.




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?

Supporting Chaparral
We are very happy to announce a new partnership opportunity that makes it possible for our parents and other supporters to direct a significant donation to our school when buying or selling real estate.  Chaparral is now partnering with Community Funding Solutions (CFS).  When buying or selling real estate with a CFS-affiliated agent, you can direct the equivalent of 20% of the agent’s commission to Chaparral.  Participation costs you nothing but can add up to a sizeable source of additional funding for our school and allows our local agents a way to support the community they work in.  Get the word out to family and friends who may be considering buying or selling a home in the near future.  Click the logo above for more information and to sign up for the program.


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:  8:00-9:20

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

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

upcoming events


M  1-19
MLK Jr Birthday

M  1-26
Teacher Inservice 

Future Freshman
(current 8th graders)

Parent Night

Jan. 29 - 6:30 PM

(Student rally for 8th graders that morning at MHS)

 Mid. Sch.
 Info Night
 1/27 6:00 PM 

 CMS Tour
 (meet in office)
1/28 @ 10 AM 
  2/3 @ 10 AM

8th Gr Rube Goldberg
Open House
W  Jan 28  6:30-8:00 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
2014-15 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.

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

Centralized Enrollment at the District Office

All new students, grades K-8, who wish to enroll in Moorpark Unified School District schools must begin the process at our centralized enrollment facility located at the District Office on Maureen Lane.  Immediate enrollments are accepted throughout the year and enrollments for the 2014-15 school year will begin on January 21, 2014, Requests for intradistrict transfers will also be available.  Please go to the 
MUSD Enrollment Center webpage for enrollment center hours, forms, and more information.

Students currently enrolled in MUSD elementary schools do not need to re-enroll for the middle schools.


How to find us

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

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