feelings of gratitude, appreciation, and hope, we close this year of learning
at Chaparral School. Amid great challenge, our
community persisted. We looked beyond the familiar
and learned new ways to interact, to celebrate, to grieve, and to learn. As we
close the school for the summer, let’s all be assured, we did our best.
Here are a few
At this time
of year, we celebrate a bittersweet milestone in the lives of Grade 6
students. As their career as elementary
students ends, and they look forward to Junior High School, we wish them our
very best and thank them for being a part of our community.
we send our best thoughts to other students who will not be returning to
Chaparral School next year. Thank you for being a part of our community. You will be missed.
We extend our
best wishes to Mark Agar who has accepted a learning leader position at MidSun
School. Mark has served as a teacher and
learning leader at Chaparral School for six years. During this time, Mr. Agar touched many
lives, helped advance the school’s vision for integration of technology in
teaching and learning, and completed a master's degree. Mark will truly be missed at Chaparral
thoughts also go to Lauren Smith who has been placed at Dr. Freda Miller
School, located in the community of Evergreen.
Lauren completed her student teaching at Chaparral School, working with
Mark Agar as her mentor teacher. Since
graduating, four years ago, Lauren has filled a variety of teaching positions
at Chaparral School. Lauren leaves a
very positive mark on our school community, reminding us that we all
belong. We wish Lauren great success as
she joins her new team and helps build the culture and community in one of the
CBE’s newest schools.
One behalf of
the school staff, thank you to our School Council and Parent Association for
the gift cards presented to us. We know that
parents appreciate us. The feeling is
Thank you also
to the number of parents who shared appreciation through email messages. Your words mean a great deal to us as we
serve from our hearts.
Return to Learning September 2020
We are currently
planning for the preferred scenario of school opening as announced by Education
Minister LaGrange on June 10. In her
announcement, the Minister suggested that this scenario would see in-school
classes with health and safety protocols and practices in place. A final
decision on school opening will be made on Aug. 1.
We are ever
hopeful and always committed to our learning community. Our school is staffed, classes are organized,
and much thought is being given to how we will welcome students back to learning.
Please stay apprised of school opening and return to learning procedures
through visiting the CBE public website and/or the Chaparral School
May you have a happy and
Chris Buhler, Principal