Save the [NEW] Date and Location! Digital Families Night will be held May 22 at Forest Park Elementary!

Mark your calendars! We’ll be partnering with our friends at Forest Park Elementary to hold the National PTA and Facebook Digital Communities Night at a new location on Wednesday, May 22.

If you have ever worried or wondered about your family’s screen time usage, social media health or privacy – this is the night for you! In this highly interactive event, families will learn how to create a safe password, discuss what is safe and appropriate to share online, and talk about their current online habits and usage as a family.

Those who complete all three stations of the event (10-15 minutes each) will be entered in a drawing for our grand prize – $100 to spend on a family time activity of your choice! We’ll also have a number of door prizes, including gift certificates to MudPuddles Toy Store, Powells and More!

WHERE/WHEN: This FREE event will be held at Forest Park Elementary,
 9935 NW Durrett St . Dinner available 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Program starts promptly at 6:30 p.m.

WHO’S INVITED? Any Chapman or Forest Park student and their older siblings (from any school) are welcome to participate. The content we will cover is most appropriate for ages 8-13.


Now Recruiting: PTA and Foundation Board Positions for 2019-20 school year

It’s time to fill PTA and Foundation board positions for the 2018-19 school year! Elections will be held at the May PTA meeting, so that we can plan for a smooth transition. If you have any background or interest in the following positions (or would like to suggest someone you think would be great!), please contact the current board member indicated.

More on the PTA and Foundation is here.

Anticipated open positions are as follows:


Treasurer-Elect – 2 year commitment. (One year as treasurer-elect and the next as treasurer.) Supports the treasurer in tracking and keeping PTA financial records, preparing monthly reports to the board, depositing funds, and working with foundation board. Accounting or bookkeeping background is helpful, but not a requirement for this position if you are detail-oriented and willing to learn.

Contact Cari Shwerd, for more information.

Communications Chair – 2 year commitment.  Supports board/event chairs with communications needs. Maintains website, including online calendar. Shares relevant news and information through the year via blog post, social media, e-newsletter and emails. Works with Membership Chair to post Parent Directory and After School/Enrichment listings. Experience with WordPress, Mailchimp, Google office suite (or similar platforms/programs) is helpful, but not required if you are willing to learn.

Contact Helen Shum, for more information.


Chair – Works with Foundation Board, PTA and Principal to set fundraising goals – how much to raise and what the funding will be spent on.  Reaches out to parents and local businesses for fundraising and sponsorships. Works with Foundation grant writer to find and submit school grants. Leads Foundation meetings – bi-yearly or quarterly as needed.  Ideally is able to attend PTA meetings.

Contact Nici Griffith, 503-351-1882 or for more information.

Treasurer – The foundation treasurer works with the foundation board to identify fundraising needs and with the PTA treasurer to create a budget. Specific duties are minimal and include:

  • Track income and expense in journal
  • Invoice and issue receipts for Turf Banners
  • Coordinate tax filing
  • Issue check to PPS Equity Fund (Once a year)

This is a great way to get involved in the Chapman community. Please contact Anna Dvortcsak: for details

Lincoln Youth Baseball is looking for more Kids to play AA Baseball!

Lincoln Youth Baseball is looking for more Kids to play AA Baseball!

This is for 2nd graders OR 3rd graders who haven’t played before. 

In AA ball there is a mixture of pitching machines, coach pitch, and player pitch. As always, the emphasis is on fundamental skills, including pitching, and the players begin to develop the ability to hit competitive pitching from an opposing player. Typically the season begins with machine pitch with a transition to player pitch as the season progresses. The season starts in April and goes through mid-June. AA Teams usually start with 2 practices per week and then as games get into full swing, practices may be just once per week. Games are typically played 2x per week.

Register now!

Questions? email:


You won’t want to miss this fun event with Chapman kids sharing their myriad talents with their fellow students, teachers, parents, and other members of the wider Chapman community. Only happens once a year ! Questions? Contact the organizers, Gary Houser ( or Lorien Steele (