Dining for Dollar$ – December

Raise money for Chapman by eating food from preset neighborhood restaurants. Dine with friends and family, order take out, and buy gift cards. It all helps! Restaurants will donate a portion of their day’s proceeds back to Chapman. We have raised over $3,200 after 7 events and so many moments of Chapman families enjoying themselves and their community.

We have several opportunities in December to help keep cooking off your long list of to-do’s. 


Tuesday 12/3 – Great Notions Brewing (behind Montgomery Park off of Nicolai St). It’s open from 11 AM to 9 PM. Calling all Chapman Dad’s to Chapman Dad’s Night starting at 7 PM.


Thursday 12/5 – Next door neighbors Tap & Table and Ruby Jewel (NW 23rd between Raleigh and Savier) are hosting together. There will be Chapman teachers scooping ice cream from 3rd grade, 5th grade, music teacher Mr. Clark and possible other surprise staff appearances. Entertainment will be playing on the projector at Ruby Jewel. Ruby Jewel will also be debuting the freshly scooped “small” sized ice cream sandwich priced at a special low Chapman rate of $3. While waiting for food at Tap & Table, send the kids over to enjoy what Ruby Jewel has to offer. Tap & Table continues to be incredibly generous by offering 40% of total sales for the day back to Chapman. Their delicious pub fare and vegetarian options make it a family friendly hit. Gift cards count –  possible holiday gift idea?


Wednesday 12/11 – Chipotle on NW Burnside Dining for Dollar$ opportunity. It’s the first time Chapman is trying out Chipotle. They have a big parking lot and quick service. Great place for a quick meal on the run. Spread the word please.

  1. You must say “Chapman” to the cashier. Anyone can go but they must know to say “Chapman”.
  2. Only counts if you go between 5 – 9 PM.
  3. Buying Gift Cards does not count at this one.

Let’s make it the most successful month yet!

Inclusive Schools Week: Library Book Wishlist

Hello Chapman Elementary,

We are excited to be participating in Inclusive Schools Week this year from December 2nd to December 6th. Inclusive Schools Week is a chance to highlight our commitment to having an inclusive school that serves a “diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to ability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preferences, and other factors.” We will be sharing more details about how this will come to life at Chapman very soon.

One way we will be celebrating Inclusive School’s Week is by reading books that highlight a range of experiences in each of the classrooms. As Principal Van Der Wolf reminded me today, it is important for children to have windows and mirrors. A window can help children see others experiences and a mirror helps them see reflections of their own culture to build their identity. Books are a wonderful resource to do just that. Our library will have books on display throughout the week that represent a vast range of experiences for the students and classes to engage with. 

How can you help? 

  • We are also hoping that our parent community will help expand our availability of diverse books in the library, by purchasing a book for the Chapman library. If you have the capacity to give, please consider purchasing a book on our wishlist
  • If you know of any great diverse books that you love or would like to see at the Chapman library, feel free to check in with our library to share your ideas. You can share these by emailing our library assistant Cynthia Stevens or by stopping by and visiting Cynthia after school. Cynthia is at Chapman on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, but during conferences she will be at the school on Monday and Tuesday.

Have comments or questions, please email me, Ashley B Koch.

Meals for Parent Teacher Conferences – Nov. 25 & 26

It’s time again to show our love and appreciation for our teachers on the days they spend all day talking to us parents. We would like to be able to provide dinner for both days of the Parent Teacher Conferences. Emails have been sent to room parents asking for specific grades to contribute to each meal: 
 
Monday November 25:

  • Kindergarten – Salads/Apps
  • 1st Grade – Main Courses
  • 2nd Grade – Drinks/desserts

Tuesday the 26th

  • 3rd Grade – Salads/Apps
  • 4th Grade – Main Courses
  • 5th Grade – Drinks/Desserts

This is a only a guideline in order to get all the slots filled, so feel free to jump in anywhere. Also, if you are going out of town and need a place to leave food or plan to order for delivery, just let me know and we will make it happen! And if you can’t bring any items, we need help with clean up.

We will be serving about 25 people in Room 18 at the main Chapman building. Please bring your item with a serving utensil by 4:30 PM. All containers will be washed and left in the room for pick up.

Thank you for participating in this valuable tradition!

Any questions, please contact Jill Kemper.

TAG Sponsored Family Night at OMSI – Dec. 9

December 9 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM | 1945 SE Water Ave

The PPS TAG Department is excited to once again offer the opportunity to visit OMSI for a special exhibit. On December the 9th, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. TAG families are invited to explore Christopher Marley’s Exquisite Creature exhibit. There will be no charge for entrance into the museum and no charge for the exhibit.

Pronoun Pins for Everyone

School Counselor Ariel Frager would like to give students the opportunity to make pins that clearly state their pronoun preference. She has put together a Donors Choose project to purchase a button maker to make pronoun pins for everyone at Chapman. Read more below and show your support and donation here.

From Ms. Frager’s project:

The students at CES are in kindergarten through fifth grade in an economically diverse urban school. My students are funny, charming and hardworking. As a school, we strive to help foster both the intellectual development of our students as well as their social and emotional development in order to help them grow to be their very best selves.

This project will support my school’s mission to ensure that all students feel welcome and included by providing all students, staff, and visitors the opportunity to wear a button that clearly defines their pronouns.

Sign Up for a Holiday Food Basket!

Each year the Chapman PTA provides holiday food baskets for Chapman families in need. These baskets are essential to help families feed their children during Thanksgiving and winter break from school.


PICK UP A BASKET

***UPDATED*** Registered families for Thanksgiving food baskets will pick up their baskets from the Urban Lift food pantry located at:

In the basement of the First Emmanuel Lutheran Church
1808 NW Irving St.
503-221-1224

Pick up times are:
– Tuesday November 26 between 3-5pm
– Wednesday November 27 between 3-5 pm


SIGN UP FOR A BASKET

Please fill out the food basket request form and return it to Ariel Frager, Chapman School Counselor to her box in the front office by Friday, November 15. Please fill out the request form even if you have received a food basket in the past. There are a limited number of baskets available and requests will be filled on a first come first serve basis.


HELP MAKE BASKETS

If you would like to volunteer to shop for food and assemble baskets, please sign up here. Questions? Contact Kelly Farrell

Trail Blazers Fundraising Nights

Calling Blazer fans! Chapman has been invited to participate in the Portland Trail Blazers School Fundraising Nights!

Game nights are 12/20 vs. Orlando Magic and 1/26 vs. Indiana Pacers. Tickets start at $24!

For each 300 level ticket Chapman gets $5, for each 200 level $10, and for every 100 level $14. Tickets are available to friends, family, students, and faculty.

20 lucky kids from the school who sells the most tickets to each game will have the opportunity to high five the Trail Blazers as they enter the court (must be 6yrs+).

Click on the button below to get tickets and more info below.


Dining for Dollar$ – November

Raise money for Chapman by eating food from pre-set neighborhood restaurants.  Dine with friends and family, order take out, and spread the word. Restaurants will donate a portion of their day’s proceeds back to Chapman. Let’s eat! We have already raised $2200 so far this school year.  Let’s keep it going!


PASTA, PASTA, PASTA! This month is all about Italian food. I did not know that it is believed that pasta originated from China. I do know that I particularly love the Italian cuisine at our Dining for Dollar$ restaurants this month – Grassa and Justa Pasta.

NW 23rd & Quimby

Monday, November 11 (NO SCHOOL DAY) – Grassa will be donating 15% of all day’s sales to Chapman. There is no school that day so keep that in mind as you enjoy Grassa cuisine anytime between 11 AM and 10 PM. No question it is reasonably priced and beloved by many. Grassa is located at the corner of NW 23rd and Quimby. 

1326 NW 19th

Tuesday, November 19 – Justa Pasta will be donating 10% of all day’s sales to Chapman. Like Grassa, it is affordably priced for our neighborhood and well loved. How it differs is that it feels like a hideaway, a neighborhood gem few tourists know about. Last time Justa Pasta participated in a Chapman dining night was 2015 so let’s show them how much we love having Justa Pasta back. It is open for lunch from 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM and again from 4:30 – 8:30 PM for dinner. The space is smaller than Grassa, FYI, so take out might make most sense especially if your group is large. Take out orders can be called in at 503-243-2249. Justa Pasta is located at 1326 NW 19th (between Overton and Pettygrove).

Questions? Contact Nicole Mather.