Walk & Roll Tomorrow, Wednesday: Join a Walk or Bike Train

Wednesday | October 2 | Before and After School

Reminder: Wednesday is Walk and Roll to School Day! Join these walking and biking trains lead by Chapman parents. Contact these leads so they make sure to meet up with you. Click on the link below to see the detailed routes and time schedules.

Donuts and giveaways at the front of Chapman for all! And stay after school for the fun bike carnival with games and bike-themed activities. Fat Tire Farm will be there to do safety checks and minor maintenance for all bikes. Don’t forget your helmets!

Walk & Roll to School on Oct. 2

Morning Train | 7:25 – 7:45 AM | See routes below
Bike Carnival | 2:30 – 3:15 | Chapman

UPDATED 9/30: Walk/Bike train leads added below. Contact these Chapman parents if you want to join them on Wednesday morning!

Help Chapman celebrate International Bike to School Day by walking, rolling, or biking train on October 2nd. International Bike to School day is an international event that takes place in over 40 countries! PPS is participating in Walk & Roll across the schools — Let’s see how many students we can get to participate at Chapman!

This year we have created some walking and biking trains to help make it easier for everyone to participate! What is a bike/ walk train? It’s a group of students walking or biking to school together. Take a look at the routes attached and meet the trains at a stop or just meet them along the way. If you want to join but don’t live along these routes, feel free to drive a few blocks from school and join one of the trains. Walk + Roll to school will be providing treats and giveaways to all students that participate!

The National Center for Safe Routes to School helps us put on this event. They have a mission to promote active transportation to school as a goal to:

  • enhance children’s health by walking / biking
  • improve health and environment around the school by reducing pollution and congestion around school
  • reduce speed of cars in neighborhood by having a large presence of students walking and biking in school area
  • make the community feel safer by sidewalks feel more safe by having more people walking and rolling throughout the neighborhood

Bike Carnival

Oct. 2 | 2:30 – 3:15 PM | CHAPMAN

Join us after school on October 2nd for the Chapman Bike Carnival. Meet on the front lawn for bike decorating and fun bike games. Fat Tire Farm will be there doing safety and minor maintenance checks for all bikes. This is for all Chapman students. Helmets required!

Questions? Email coordinator Annie Usher.

TAG (Talented and Gifted Program) – Info Session on Oct. 15

October 15 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Chapman Library (Room 17)

Principal Van Der Wolf and TAG Coordinator Rochella Farnand will be hosting a TAG Information Meeting in the Library on Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30 pm. At this meeting parents can learn about the TAG identification process and in-school implementation.

All Second graders will be tested this fall for TAG identification for intellectual ability. Additionally, all parents can nominate their child for age level TAG testing in math or reading. Students that took the SBAC last spring will receive a post card from the TAG office if they scored 95th percentile or higher. Post cards will be sent mid-October. This score is used to help with the identification process.  

Nomination forms are available on the TAG information Board next to the office. Forms are also available on line at the PPS TAG website. The deadline for nominations is November 26th and late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please give completed forms to your child’s teacher.

For those already identified, families should have received any email from the TAG  office with a parent survey. If you are unable to print it, please stop by the office for a hard copy.   Completed forms should be returned to your child’s teacher as soon as possible to help with planning.

Upcoming events are posted on the TAG information board. One event posted is on October 26th and is sponsored by Oregon Association for Talented and Gifted. It  will focus on Neurodiversity. The other is the first of four sessions at the BESC on October 15 at 6:30. The session is called Multipotentiality and your Child.

If you have any TAG questions, feel free to email Rochella Farnand. You may also find additional information on the PPS TAG website at https://www.pps.net/tag.

Coming up: Run for the Arts on Oct. 4

October 4 | 1:00 – 1:30 PM | Wallace Park

Run for the Arts, a fundraising jog-a-thon, is Chapman’s biggest fundraiser dedicated purely to to arts. Every year, funds from Run for the Arts pay for artists in residencies for each grade level, needed supplies, and arts-based assemblies during the year, such as Art Ball. The funds have been used to bring professional performances featuring music and dance, story telling, and drama; to buy musical instruments; and to replace sound equipment in the auditorium. The 4th/5th grade musical this year will be supported by Run for the Arts. Funds raised via this event can only be spent on arts education, and cannot be redirected toward other needs within the school. The funds are managed and dispersed by Young Audiences

Last year Run for the Arts raised $18,000 for Chapman. We hope for another successful fundraiser and a fun event for the students. Packets have been sent home with students. Please bring the forms back to school on Oct. 4th to record the student’s laps. The fundraising and collection period will extend until the first week of November.

VOLUNTEER

October 4 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM | Main Steps

About 12-15 volunteers are needed to help students count their laps. No need to sign up–meet Mr. Studt at 12:30 PM at the front steps of the school on October 4th.

Thank you for your support! We are really looking forward to an amazing (and possibly less muddy) run this year!

Swift Family Run: Lace up (or velcro) your shoes for tomorrow!

Weather is looking promising for the Swift Family Run tomorrow, Saturday September 14!

If you haven’t signed up, you still can! Come by at 9:00 AM to the Wallace Park picnic shelter. Races start at 9:30 AM.

Join us at the expo. Enjoy lots of FREE food. Enter the raffles. Take a picture in this amazing photoboard painted by Chapman parent Matt Condron.

The race ends at 11:00 AM, just in time for the Slabtown Community Festival. Stroll down to NW 23rd and Thurman to enjoy some more weekend fun: https://www.slabtownfestival.org/.

https://friendsofchapman.org/2019-swift-family-run/