Fall Fundraising Drive is ON – Donate now to win raffle prizes!

FOUNDATION FUNDS = STAFF

The Chapman Educational Foundation is looking to raise $400 per student for the 2019/2020 school year. Please consider donating whatever amount you can give. Donate by year end for the 2019 charitable donation tax deduction, or donate half now and half during the spring drive, or on a monthly basis throughout the school year—whatever works for you. However and whatever you donate, donate now! Foundation funds = Staff. So, let’s all pull together and give our children the foundation they need.

DONATE BY CHECK payable to Friends of Chapman and sent to Chapman Educational Foundation at 1445 NW 26th Avenue, Portland, OR 97210.


RAFFLE PRIZES

Donate before Thanksgiving break (November 22) for entry into the Early Bird Donor Raffle for GREAT prizes!

  • 2 tickets to Portland Center Stage 2019-20 performance of your choice
  • 2 tickets to Alice in Wonderland at the Multnomah Arts Center this Holiday season
  • $20 Salt & Straw gift card
  • $20 North 45 gift cards
  • Mongoose Freestyle BMX Bike for beginners to advanced riders
  • Ninja Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker – 8 qt. deluxe 9-in-1 Cooker & Air Fryer

For more information on how to donate: https://friendsofchapman.org/one-time-and-monthly-giving/.

TAG Sponsored Family Night at OMSI – Dec. 9

December 9 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM | 1945 SE Water Ave

The PPS TAG Department is excited to once again offer the opportunity to visit OMSI for a special exhibit. On December the 9th, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. TAG families are invited to explore Christopher Marley’s Exquisite Creature exhibit. There will be no charge for entrance into the museum and no charge for the exhibit.

Pronoun Pins for Everyone

School Counselor Ariel Frager would like to give students the opportunity to make pins that clearly state their pronoun preference. She has put together a Donors Choose project to purchase a button maker to make pronoun pins for everyone at Chapman. Read more below and show your support and donation here.

From Ms. Frager’s project:

The students at CES are in kindergarten through fifth grade in an economically diverse urban school. My students are funny, charming and hardworking. As a school, we strive to help foster both the intellectual development of our students as well as their social and emotional development in order to help them grow to be their very best selves.

This project will support my school’s mission to ensure that all students feel welcome and included by providing all students, staff, and visitors the opportunity to wear a button that clearly defines their pronouns.

Sign Up for a Holiday Food Basket!

Each year the Chapman PTA provides holiday food baskets for Chapman families in need. These baskets are essential to help families feed their children during Thanksgiving and winter break from school. Food baskets will be assembled Nov. 11-22 and distributed to families Nov. 26 & 27 from 3pm – 5pm at Lift Up (2701 NW Vaughn St. Suite 102).

Please fill out the food basket request form and return it to Ariel Frager, Chapman School Counselor to her box in the front office. Please fill out the request form even if you have received a food basket in the past. There are a limited number of baskets available and requests will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

If you would like to volunteer to shop for food and assemble baskets, please contact Kelly Farrell. See the food donation list below and read more here.

Trail Blazers Fundraising Nights

Calling Blazer fans! Chapman has been invited to participate in the Portland Trail Blazers School Fundraising Nights!

Game nights are 12/20 vs. Orlando Magic and 1/26 vs. Indiana Pacers. Tickets start at $24!

For each 300 level ticket Chapman gets $5, for each 200 level $10, and for every 100 level $14. Tickets are available to friends, family, students, and faculty.

20 lucky kids from the school who sells the most tickets to each game will have the opportunity to high five the Trail Blazers as they enter the court (must be 6yrs+).

Click on the button below to get tickets and more info below.


Dining for Dollar$ – November

Raise money for Chapman by eating food from pre-set neighborhood restaurants.  Dine with friends and family, order take out, and spread the word. Restaurants will donate a portion of their day’s proceeds back to Chapman. Let’s eat! We have already raised $2200 so far this school year.  Let’s keep it going!


PASTA, PASTA, PASTA! This month is all about Italian food. I did not know that it is believed that pasta originated from China. I do know that I particularly love the Italian cuisine at our Dining for Dollar$ restaurants this month – Grassa and Justa Pasta.

NW 23rd & Quimby

Monday, November 11 (NO SCHOOL DAY) – Grassa will be donating 15% of all day’s sales to Chapman. There is no school that day so keep that in mind as you enjoy Grassa cuisine anytime between 11 AM and 10 PM. No question it is reasonably priced and beloved by many. Grassa is located at the corner of NW 23rd and Quimby. 

1326 NW 19th

Tuesday, November 19 – Justa Pasta will be donating 10% of all day’s sales to Chapman. Like Grassa, it is affordably priced for our neighborhood and well loved. How it differs is that it feels like a hideaway, a neighborhood gem few tourists know about. Last time Justa Pasta participated in a Chapman dining night was 2015 so let’s show them how much we love having Justa Pasta back. It is open for lunch from 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM and again from 4:30 – 8:30 PM for dinner. The space is smaller than Grassa, FYI, so take out might make most sense especially if your group is large. Take out orders can be called in at 503-243-2249. Justa Pasta is located at 1326 NW 19th (between Overton and Pettygrove).

Questions? Contact Nicole Mather.

Safe Routes to School Survey

The Safe Routes to School travel survey is now open!

Complete the survey today and help your school! Schools with 20% participation or more will receive a $100 gift card for supplies. The survey is open until November 8th.

saferoutesportland.org/survey

This fall there are some changes – the survey is online only now. Why? It will save the Safe Routes to School team a lot of time, paper and money.

The travel survey helps the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) improve its Safe Routes to School program and helps prioritize safety projects when funding is available. Additionally, the data collected through this survey is key for Safe Routes to School to secure grant funding for safety programming and infrastructure throughout the city.

Outreach Holiday Baskets – Collecting Donations at the Swift Community Dinner

Each year, the Chapman community comes together to put together food baskets for both Thanksgiving and the Winter Break.

Collection bins will be out in the main lobby starting at the Swift Community Dinner (on 11/6) and through December. Monetary donations are accepted as well (donate online or bring your donation to the Swift Community Dinner). 

Stay tuned for more info on how to help shop and put together the baskets.

Questions? Contact Kelly Farrell-Oliverson.

Donation Food List

  • Jars of Peanut Butter – Natural Jif
  • Jars of Jelly/Jam – Kroger strawberry preserves
  • Cans of Chili – Hormel chili with beans 15 oz.
  • Boxes mix of Corn Bread – Krusteaz Honey Cornbread 15 oz.
  • Box of Cereal – Cheerios 12 oz
  • Instant Oatmeal – Kroger Variety Pack 12.5 oz
  • Box of Macaroni & Cheese – Kraft Mac and Cheese 5.5 oz box
  • Package of Spaghetti Noodles – Barilla Spaghetti
  • Jar/can of Marinara Sauce – Prego Traditional Spaghetti Sauce
  • Can of Tuna Fish – Bumble Bee Tuna 5 oz can
  • Loaves of Bread – Home Pride 20 oz.
  • Jars of Mayo – Best Foods Mayonnaise 30 oz
  • Hot Cocoa Mix Packets – Swiss Miss Marshmallow 7.3 oz
  • Mashed Potatoes – Idahoan
  • Canned Green Beans – DelMonte
  • Stuffing – Kraft turkey Stove Top
  • Sweet Potatoes – Bruce’s candied yams
  • Cranberry Sauce – Ocean Spray Cans
  • Gravy Mix – McCormicks