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

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