Project Community Care Day – August 24

Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 9 AM – 12 PM | Chapman

We hope you and your family can join us for our annual Community Care Day! We will be sprucing up the school grounds in preparation for students’ return. Please come help pull weeds and spread some bark dust. Learn more about PPS Project Community Care.

Ice Cream Social + Swift Family Picnic

Monday, August 26, 2019 | Chapman

4:30 – 6:00 PM | Ice Cream Social

6:00 – Dusk | Swift Family Picnic

The annual Ice Cream Social is your opportunity to meet your child(ren)’s classroom teacher before the first day of school. Note: Class assignments for grades 1 – 5 will be sent in the mail beforehand. Kinders will receive class assignments after but will have the opportunity to meet the kindergarten teachers.

In addition, you will also be able to:

All parents, students, staff and friends are invited to stay after the social for the Swift Family Picnic. Meet on the viewing hill for an early-season Swift Watch (or just socialize if the Swifts are late in arriving!). Bring your own picnic or purchase pizza and water.


PARKING: Our friends at Montgomery Park (2701 NW Vaughn St) are making their lot available for parking. Biking/walking/public transport is highly encouraged!

FOOD: Bring your own picnic or pizza will be available for purchase after the social. Pizza slices $4, pizza + water $5, whole pizza for $32, while quantities last. If you want to pre-order a whole pizza, email Sara Hoeber by 1:30 PM that day.

BRING: Picnic blanket, dinner, and, if you’re so inclined, payment for PTA dues, pizza and Chapman gear. Cash, credit and checks accepted.

VOLUNTEER: If you want to get involved with the Ice Cream Social, either as a volunteer or representative for your organization/program, contact Molly Porter and Helen Shum.

Can’t make the social? No worries! Packets will be ready for you when school starts.

Save the Date – September 14 – Swift Family Run!

Students, teachers, families – mark your calendars now! The Swift Family Run will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Wallace Park. Get out and stay moving over the summer so that you’ll be ready to run with your fellow Chapman community at this super fun (and free!) school event. Visit the Swift Family Run webpage at for information. Stay tuned for more updates and details!

Time sensitive: Donor’s Choose matching funds will expire for 3rd grade projects soon

These Donor’s Choose projects directly benefit students at Chapman. Please choose your favorite one (or two or three),  give what you can and remember to  share them out to your personal social networks (easy-click buttons at bottom of this post). This is a great way for grandparents   and friends outside of our parent community to benefit kids inside our community!

A 1:1 dollar match for Ms. McLaughlin’s project up to $50 is available only until August 31 by using the code RIPPLE.

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Ms. Delaney’s project expires November 23,

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These projects are fully funded! Hurray! 

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REMINDER: Ice Cream Social + Picnic starts at 4:30 today!

If you need a whole pizza, this is your last chance to order. Email Kelly at by NOON. Slices and water will be sold while they last starting at 6 p.m.

Remember to bring a blanket, your dinner and form of payment if you will be purchasing, gear or food!

Teachers will be located on the front lawn. After care, enrichment and other organizations will be by the covered area, including reps for our next community event, the SWIFT FAMILY RUN! Sign up is free, but required to participate!

Ice Cream truck line will go along the turf field. One free ice cream per attendee, while it lasts! If you have an ice cream fast-pass (because you volunteered at Community Cares Day) remember to bring it!

The new playground is not yet ready for use.

Finally, the social and picnic are great opportunities to catch up with those you know, but please remember to say hello to someone you don’t!  We have a lot of new families joining us this year – let’s show them what makes our community extra special!