Project Community Care Day – August 24

Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 9 AM – 12 PM | Chapman

We hope you and your family can join us for our annual Community Care Day! We will be sprucing up the school grounds in preparation for students’ return. Please come help pull weeds and spread some bark dust. Learn more about PPS Project Community Care.

Ice Cream Social + Swift Family Picnic

Monday, August 26, 2019 | Chapman

4:30 – 6:00 PM | Ice Cream Social

6:00 – Dusk | Swift Family Picnic

The annual Ice Cream Social is your opportunity to meet your child(ren)’s classroom teacher before the first day of school. Note: Class assignments for grades 1 – 5 will be sent in the mail beforehand. Kinders will receive class assignments after but will have the opportunity to meet the kindergarten teachers.

In addition, you will also be able to:

All parents, students, staff and friends are invited to stay after the social for the Swift Family Picnic. Meet on the viewing hill for an early-season Swift Watch (or just socialize if the Swifts are late in arriving!). Bring your own picnic or purchase pizza and water.

EVENT DETAILS

PARKING: Our friends at Montgomery Park (2701 NW Vaughn St) are making their lot available for parking. Biking/walking/public transport is highly encouraged!

FOOD: Bring your own picnic or pizza will be available for purchase after the social. Pizza slices $4, pizza + water $5, whole pizza for $32, while quantities last. If you want to pre-order a whole pizza, email Sara Hoeber by 1:30 PM that day.

BRING: Picnic blanket, dinner, and, if you’re so inclined, payment for PTA dues, pizza and Chapman gear. Cash, credit and checks accepted.

VOLUNTEER: If you want to get involved with the Ice Cream Social, either as a volunteer or representative for your organization/program, contact Molly Porter and Helen Shum.

Can’t make the social? No worries! Packets will be ready for you when school starts.

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 https://friendsofchapman.org/2019-swift-family-run 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 https://foottraffic.us/summertrack/.

They also have week long Summer Run Camps starting in July, with space still available! Sign up at https://foottraffic.us/summercamp/.

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.