Winter After School Activities – Sign up now

Winter after school activities at Chapman begin as early as January 6th. Below is the list of confirmed classes. Sign up now!

Note: classes may be canceled due to low enrollment so spread the word.

  • NW Children’s Theater: Theater Games! (GR K-4)
  • After School Hoops 1-on-1 Basketball (GR 1-5)
  • Play-Well TEKnologies (GR K-4)
  • Tiny Techs Club: Adventure Bots (GR K-5)
  • Kids Like Languages: American Sign Language (GR K-5)
  • Kids Like Languages: Spanish (GR K-5)
  • Science Matters: Pop Bang Fizz Chemistry (GR 1-5)
  • Coding With Kids: Little Coders (GR K-2)
  • Coding With Kids: Game Development (GR 3-5)

More info and sign-up links at After Care and Enrichment.

Portland Child Art Studio – December Fundraiser

Special After-School Open Studio Holiday Arts & Crafts Chapman Fundraiser


December 9-13 and December 16-20 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm
portland CHILD Art Studio | 1819 NW Everett Street (Parking lot off Flanders) | Located inside the NW Children’s Theater.

Make gifts and art for loved ones in a fun art space ready for you to tap into your creativity.  

Admission is $20 per kid.  $10/kid with Oregon Trail Card. Kids must be accompanied by an adult but all adults get in free and can make gifts too. No sign-up needed; just drop-in.

Let us know you’re connected to Chapman and 25% of your admission will be donated to Chapman Elementary. 

All are welcome.  

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