Save the Date – September 14 – Swift Family Run!

Students, teachers, families – mark your calendars now! The Swift Family Run will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Wallace Park. Get out and stay moving over the summer so that you’ll be ready to run with your fellow Chapman community at this super fun (and free!) school event. Visit the Swift Family Run webpage at for information. Stay tuned for more updates and details!

Summer Track Event Series (starts 6/18) and Summer Running Camp

Foot Traffic is a main sponsor of the annual Chapman Swift Family Run (this year on September 14, 2019). They host a summer series “All Comer Track Meets” on Tuesdays at 6 PM at Grant High School. A similar format to the Swift Family Run, it’s a fun series featuring all kinds of track and field events. The first one starts tonight, June 18th, and it’s looking like a perfect evening for a family outing and run. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome! More info at

They also have week long Summer Run Camps starting in July, with space still available! Sign up at

Congrats to Anneka Winters and Dave Gardner, winners of a $25 Eb & Bean Giftcard!

Of the 131 end-of-the-year survey respondents, 49 entered the drawing for the Eb and Bean gift card.

Those names were entered into a spreadsheet and a random number generator chose #3 (Anneka Winters) and #21 which indicated, “If I’m drawn, please provide the gift card to a staff member who is rarely recognized for their efforts. 

The PTA board has chosen to award the second card to Dave Gardner, our school custodian. Thank you, Dave, for all your hard work! Thanks again to all who took the time to share their thoughts on our school community and congrats to the winners! A full report on the survey results will be emailed in the next week or so.

Free Swim Lessons Sign Up on June 15

Outdoor pools are open for the summer from June 18 through August 25, 2019.*
*Due to renovations, Peninsula Park Outdoor Pool will open on Monday, July 8. 

Summer swim lesson registration is now open!
Click here for direct links to register for swimming lessons by age and pool location.

Walk-in registration for free week swimming lessons is on Saturday, June 15, from 8:00-11:30am.

All PP&R pools will be CLOSED on Monday, June 17, 2019 for staff training.

Last Chance: Survey Closes Tonight!

Thanks to the 122 parents and caregivers who have taken the time to share their feedback on the end-of-the-year survey. Here’s a preview of the response to the first question:

Right now, we have comparatively low representation from K-2 parents and, judging from emails for the gift card drawing… fathers. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. If you have an observation, issue or idea about how to improve the parent community, this is your chance to share it.

I’ll draw the winners of the $25 Eb and Bean gift cards at 5 p.m today and plan to issue the full report within a week!

Thanks all!

Helen Shum

2018-19 PTA Communications Chair

Today is the Day! Stock up on Gift Cards and Treat Yourself to Eb & Bean

From Noon to 10 pm, the popular fro-yo locale, Eb and Bean (, on NW 21st and Irving, will be donating 15% of all proceeds back to Chapman. Handmade flavors, organic dairy, non-dairy deliciousness, and top notch toppings. Gift Cards count! Contact Nicole Mather if you’d like her to purchase gift cards for you – she’ll deliver!