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!

Calling all freelancers, side-giggers, contractors and otherwise self-employed business owners!

Do you own your own business, freelance, or have a little something going on the side? Do you ever wish you had a community-based directory of businesses and services to call on or refer others to?

Parent Lissa Manion has stepped up to help us create a community business directory. If you provide a service or own a business that may be of interest to the Chapman community, we encourage you to fill out this form! All listings are free through an introductory period that will run through end of the school year. This fall, we may offer free listings to Chapman PTA members and charge a small fee for community members at large. Access to the listings themselves will be always be public.

For now, we are keeping things simple, by including this directory in spreadsheet format on our parent resources page. Depending on the level of interest, we may make some snazzier improvements this summer.

Lissa also hosts a regular networking event for women business owners and would be open to hosting one for the Chapman community if there is interest. Please contact Lissa at if you are interested in either of these opportunities or have questions, feedback or ideas on the directory.

A lovely offer for Chapman, June 11 only!

Save the date! On June 11th, Skin by Lovely, a Chapman family-owned business will be donating 10% off all sales at its NW Portland location to Chapman.

Skin by Lovely is the only practice in the Pacific NW dedicated exclusively to the safest and most effective FDA-approved injectable treatments available.

Appointments are going fast! To schedule online, please visit or call 877-568-3594 and press 2 for Portland.