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 kelly.r.farrell@gmail.com 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!




Important Changes to this Year’s Ice Cream Social + Picnic

If you’ve been at Chapman for awhile, you’ll remember when classroom lists were posted at the ice cream social, making it the first  “must attend” event of the school year.
That tradition has ended (you’ll receive classroom assignments via snail mail this week), but this year’s event includes important changes that make it just as essential and even more fun!

In addition to meeting your child(ren)’s classroom teacher, you’ll be able to:

  • Pick up back-to-school paperwork packets and bus tags
  • Join the PTA
  • Learn about and sign up for volunteer opportunities
  • Meet with representatives from after care and enrichment programs
  • Shop our brand-new lineup of Chapman spirit wear and gear

And of course, enjoy a FREE sweet treat from our neighborhood friend, Tilly the Ice Cream Truck! 

All parents, students, staff and friends are invited to stay after the social and 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/water.


DATE, TIME AND LOCATION: Thursday, August 23 at Chapman’s main campus. The social is from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The picnic is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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 purchase pizza/water. If you’d like to pre-order a whole pizza, contact Kelly Farrell @ kelly.r.farrell@gmail.com by Noon on Thursday, Aug. 23. 

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

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

Reps from after care, other programs available at ice-cream social Thursday, 8/23

Chat with representatives from the following organizations at the ice cream social on Thursday. We’ll also have materials from 22 Wildwood (Scouting) and One-on-One Basketball to share.  Are you a provider or organization looking for a tabling opportunity? Send an email to chapmanptacomm@gmail.com

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Market your business + support Chapman = Win Win!

Screen Shot 2018-06-14 at 5.21.55 PMSwift watch season is around the corner which means thousands of visitors from all over the city (and beyond) will soon be descending upon our viewing hill. Capture those eyeballs by marketing your business with a banner to be hung on our Steve Brand field. This is our premier sponsorship opportunity and starts at $750. A limited number of banners are available each year with priority for renewing businesses. Contact Nici Griffith for more information and to place your order.

Ice Cream Express Lane at Social for Community Care Volunteers!

Screen Shot 2018-08-15 at 8.57.58 PMCommunity Cares day is this Saturday and volunteers are needed to help with clean up and beautification projects around the school.

Need a little encouragement to get moving on a Saturday morning? Volunteers who donate their time and effort at Community Care Day will get access to Tilly the Ice Cream Truck’s special EXPRESS LANE at the Ice Cream Social on August 23!

Meet on the blacktop under the covered area at 9 a.m. Your shift ends by noon. Coffee, pastries, and water provided.


Adding/Syncing School Calendars


UPDATE: Web feed now syncs to district/school calendar only as of 10/30/2018

The red calendar you will receive in your back-to-school packet was printed before many Chapman school event dates were established. Friends of Chapman maintains its own calendar with other important school-specific dates like holidays. It does not have grading period information or district-wide board meeting info.

If you’d like add/sync the Friends of Chapman calendar, here is the link:


If you’d like the add the district calendar or aren’t sure how to sync a calendar, here is the district link and instructions.