Girls on the Run: Looking for a Site Lead for Chapman

We are trying to bring Girls on the Run (GOTR) back to Chapman but we need YOUR help! We are looking for a Site Liaison for Chapman.

GOTR is a non-profit organization who believes that every girl has limitless potential. GOTR of Portland Metro operates in approximately 100 sites throughout Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Clark counties, reaching more than 1200 girls in the 3rd through 8th grades. Two times per week, for ten weeks in the spring, our GOTR coaches inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. GOTR is a physical activity-based positive youth development (PYD) program that is designed to enhance girls’ social, psychological and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences.

The Site Liaison’s responsibilities include working in collaboration with Girls on the Run staff to determine practice days, times, and locations as well as to inspire enthusiasm for the program and recruit Coaches and Girls in 3rd-5th grade to participate. A Site Liaison is typically a caregiver, teacher, or other community member who volunteers their time, effort, and “sparkle” prior to the beginning of the season to coordinate the logistics of hosting a team from early March to mid May 2020.

If you are interested in bringing the program to Chapman, more information here:

Girl Scouts: Trunk or Treat!

October 20 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM | Girl Scout Council Office | 9620 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97219

On Sunday October 20th, Girl Scouts will be having a Trunk or Treat for all Girl Scouts, family and friends. If you are interested in learning more about Girl Scouts or want to register your girl for a troop, come down to for some Halloween fun. And to find out more about Girl Scouts, visit Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Questions? Contact Marney Anderson, Girl Scout Leader and Chapman parent.

Oregon Battle of the Books is coming to Chapman!

Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders!

What is Oregon Battle of the Books?: Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries. 16 books are chosen by committee. Students are assigned to teams of 4-5 students from their class, they read 4-16 of the books, meet with their parent coach 1x per week, and participate in game show style competitions January – February.

Who is eligible to participate?: Any 3rd-5th grade student.

How does my child participate?: Permission slips will be sent home by Monday, October 7th and are DUE Thursday, October 10th. (Didn’t see that permission slip? No problem! Ask your teacher or contact Molly Porter.)

Who assigns teams?: Teachers.

How do I sign up to coach?: Fill out and return the bottom of the sign up sheet that was sent home with your student. Attend the informational meeting Wednesday, October 9th, 2:30 – 3:15 PM, in the Chapman school library. (Can’t attend. No problem! Fill out the bottom of the sign up sheet anyway and contact Molly Porter)

Need more information or another permission slip?: Talk to your classroom teacher and/or contact the parent coordinators Molly Porter and Ashley Walker. You can also check out the official OBOB website at www.oregonbattleofthebooks.org.

Date to Remember:

  • Info session: October 9, 2:30 – 3:15 PM, Chapman Library
  • Permission slips due: October 10

After School / Enrichment Programs – Sign up now!

With school back in session, are you looking for after care or enrichment ideas? Look no further! Did you know that you can see a list of after school class/enrichment programs offered at Chapman this fall in one place on the After Care and Enrichment page of this site? See what activities might fit your family’s interest and schedule! Classes are open for registration now, and some begin in just a few weeks, so be sure to check out the page for all the details. (Some classes can unfortunately get cancelled or delayed due to low enrollment, so don’t forget to spread the word about classes to ensure enough participation!)

Kids Like Languages – $10 off Chapman After School Classes

Kids Like Languages is provides foreign language and culture classes to preschool, elementary, and middle school students in the Portland area.

They are starting a NEW fall program at Chapman with ASL and Spanish classes, and currently are offering a $10 off with early registration.

  • ASL classes are on Mondays, 2:20 – 3:15 PM, from 9/23 through 12/9 (10 sessions).
  • Spanish classes are on Wednesdays, 2:20 – 3:15 PM, from 9/13 through 12/4 (11 sessions).

Enroll in Kids Like Languages (Spanish or ASL) class before 9/8 and get $10 off using promo code EARLY2019.

Click here for the direct enrollment link or download the flyer.

Visit the After Care and Enrichment page for more programs offered this fall 2019.