Oregon Battle of the Books – Sign extended thru 11/6

*** [UPDATE] OBOB Sign up extended to 11/6 ***

Oregon Battle of the Books  (OBOB) is coming virtually to Chapman this year. OBOB is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries, OASL. Students in 3rd-12th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. The mission is to encourage reading among students.  

This year Chapman OBOB participants in grades 3-5 will take part in virtual team meetings and a virtual school-wide competition. All regional and state competitions, usually held in March, have been canceled this year. If your child is interested please fill out a  Permission Slip. Permission slips due 10/9, Informational meeting for parents 10/7, 7:00 pm via Zoom (link to follow) Questions: mollyehporter@yahoo.com.

Friendly House Distance Learning Support: Spots and Scholarships still available

There are still spots and scholarships available for the Friendly House in-person distance learning support program. Read more below and click here to go to the enrollment portal.

Friendly House is working to support all working families and asks that any family who feels the price for their family income is unaffordable to apply for a scholarship, even if they do not meet the criteria on the application. The pandemic is an atypical time and there is more support and funding available. Learn more about Oregon’s Enrollment Related Day Care program, and how to apply for a scholarship: EDRC. You can view the scholarship form here and for more scholarship information, please email scholarships@friendlyhouseinc.org.

Please let Dan Hupala know if you have any questions, dhupala@friendlyhouseinc.org or 503-935-5282.

Friendly House Distance Learning Support

***UPDATED 9/16*** There are still many spots available and scholarship funds. Friendly House is working hard to make this accessible to all. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Friendly House if you are interested.***

Chapman Families, Friendly House is pleased to let you know that the registration for our Distance Learning Support Program 2020 is open. We are planning on starting in-person distance learning support on Monday, September 14th, 2020. Due to COVID-19, we are opening at reduced hours. We will be open from 7:45am–3pm Monday–Thursday and 7:45am–noon on Fridays. These reduced hours will allow time for additional cleaning and planning time for the teachers as well as staff meetings. For information on COVID-19 rules for childcare and Early Childhood Education providers click here. 

Full and partial scholarships are available for families who qualify. Even if you fall into a higher bracket on the sliding fee scale, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship if your designated rate seems unaffordable for your family. We are asking all families who request scholarship assistance to also apply for Employment Related Daycare (ERDC) through the Department of Human Services (DHS) to help offset the impact on our scholarship budget. You can find information on ERDC and apply by following this link.  If you are planning to apply for a scholarship please email scholarships@friendlyhouseinc.org.

Scholarships can not be processed without a completed application and supporting documentation.

We currently have staff for 40 kids to participate and will be adding more space as we hire additional staff.

We are also working on a remote distance learning support model for families who do not need childcare but would like help with their student’s online lessons and assignments. We will send out more information once that program is ready to launch.

Friendly House is looking forward to supporting your family in these unprecedented times.

Please let Dan Hupala know if you have any questions, dhupala@friendlyhouseinc.org or 503-935-5282.

Lincoln Youth Football – Fall 2020 Season Registration is Open

Lincoln Youth Football Families,

We wanted to provide you with a few updates on the upcoming football season. Lincoln Youth Football is still moving forward with plans for a normal season this Fall, we are working on contingency plans should we need to make changes and will keep everyone informed as we learn more. The most current information will also be posted on our website and social media channels.

Registration for the 2020 season is open:

We are seeing a great number of kids being signed up for the season and are always looking for additional players. Parents, please get your player registered soon so we can plan accordingly for Fall and pass the information on to others that may want to play! We want kids to register now and to pay later. At checkout click ‘pay offline’ and payment will be made once the season is confirmed.

Tackle: 3rd-8th grade
Flag: Kinder-4th grade

For more information and to register – https://www.lincolnyouthfootball.info

Join us for a Zoom Q & A with high School Varsity Coach Jeremy Johnson on June 14th at 6 PM. He will discuss the latest safety and changes being made to Football and why it’s such a great sport for kids! Email us if you’re interested in joining: registrar@lincolnyouthfootball.info

Lincoln Girls Youth Lacrosse – Looking for more players

More players are needed for the Lincoln Girls Youth Lacrosse teams.

Practice times for grades 3/4 and 5/6 are Tuesday and Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:30 PM at Albert Kelly Field. Practices start on Tuesday March 9 and end May 30.

Registration is open at https://www.lincolnlaxgirls.com/. We also offer scholarships for families who need financial help. Download the scholarship application

If anyone has any questions, contact Ursula Lalovic or Katherine Kutz at lincolngirlsyouthlax@gmail.com.

Lincoln Youth Baseball: Grand Opening Hitting Class on Saturday 2/1

Lincoln Youth Baseball invites you to our Grand Opening Hitting Classic on Saturday February 1st, anytime between 9 AM – 3 PM. Everyone is welcome to stop by. Even if you don’t plan on having your player hit, you can still stop by to check out the hitting facility.

Three round hitting tournament. Players will hit a total of 60 scored pitches in a row with only machine adjustments between rounds. Tournament results will be available for families to check online. Participants will have the opportunity to warm-up in 6 divided batting cage lanes. Only registered participants may be in the hitting lanes.

Free! We want families to come and see our new indoor facility! Athletes can enjoy some friendly winter baseball competition.

For kids ages 8-14, who play or are thinking about playing for Lincoln Youth Baseball. There will be a check-in for legal and insurance purposes. Please bring signed waivers with you. They are downloadable from our website. Hitting Classic Waiver 

When & Where: 
February 1, 2020 | 9 AM – 3 PM | 3121 SW Moody Avenue, Portland OR 97239

Parking will be provided on the north side of the barge building. Show up any time between 9 AM and 3 PM. Come by and enjoy some friendly competition! Players will be organized by age and given a time to hit. Families should expect to spend between 1/2 to 1 hour in the facility.

Scoring Details:

  • 1 point for line drives that hit top of cage
  • 2 points for line drives that hit behind and above pitching machine
  • 3 points for line drives that hit the top of the cage and then behind and above the pitching machine

Players will be scored by round and will have to score in the top groups to advance from a scoring perspective to the next round.  However, they will hit all 60 pitches and not know what that means for their bracket.  Again, we just want to make it fun for the kids to see where they finished after they leave the facility.  Brackets will make it confusing enough for them not to know until after they’re done.