PPS will discontinue the online flyer distribution system, Peachjar, on March 1. The notice is copied below. This change means that PPS will only allow the school office to distribute information about district-sponsored and governmental organization events.

Since Chapman does not have on-site aftercare, we rely on a mix of contracted, non-profit and for-profit programs for these services, as well as for general enrichment and sports opportunities.

Friends of Chapman maintains a Parent Resources Page here which offers a list of such programs and I’d like to try to make it as comprehensive and robust as possible to serve all our families.  If you know of a program that should be included in this list, please let me know and I will post it. If you are looking for a program, let me know (or pose the question to our Facebook community directly).

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A message from Portland Public Schools

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Dear PPS families:

As of March 1, 2018, Portland Public Schools will discontinue the use of Peachjar, the online flyer distribution system we have been using since January 2016. We will still allow the distribution of materials for district-sponsored and governmental organizations, but will no longer facilitate distribution of materials from other organizations.

Why are we doing this?
It is the responsibility of the district to ensure resources are focused on student achievement, and the time currently spent on this process detracts from that mission. In addition to workload for staff, there are inherent equity issues with regards to the communities targeted for events and activities from non-governmental organizations. Flyers are not being translated for our non-English speakers and the bulk of flyers coming from non-governmental organizations are going to schools with a higher socio-economic population. Perpetuating this disparity contradicts PPS’ focus on equity and excellence, ensuring every student and every school succeeds.

What information will you still receive from the district?  
As of March 1, 2018, only district-sponsored and governmental organization events and activities will be shared with PPS families and displayed at PPS sites. “District-sponsored” means coming from a PPS central office department, from your own school, from your school’s foundation, from your school’s parent teacher group or from your school’s booster club. It also includes organizations that have contracts with PPS. Examples of governmental organizations include City of Portland, Portland Parks & Recreation, Metro, Multnomah County Library, Oregon Zoo and Multnomah Educational Services District.

How can you see what’s happening in your school?
If you are interested in seeing what events are happening in your school, you can view the Civic Use of Buildings calendar at: https://www.pps.net/Page/1544.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lindsay Trapp at ltrapp@pps.net or (503) 916-5790.

Thank you,
PPS Communications

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