TAG Sponsored Family Night at OMSI – Dec. 9

December 9 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM | 1945 SE Water Ave

The PPS TAG Department is excited to once again offer the opportunity to visit OMSI for a special exhibit. On December the 9th, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. TAG families are invited to explore Christopher Marley’s Exquisite Creature exhibit. There will be no charge for entrance into the museum and no charge for the exhibit.

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

Walk & Roll to School on Oct. 2

Morning Train | 7:25 – 7:45 AM | See routes below
Bike Carnival | 2:30 – 3:15 | Chapman

UPDATED 9/30: Walk/Bike train leads added below. Contact these Chapman parents if you want to join them on Wednesday morning!

Help Chapman celebrate International Bike to School Day by walking, rolling, or biking train on October 2nd. International Bike to School day is an international event that takes place in over 40 countries! PPS is participating in Walk & Roll across the schools — Let’s see how many students we can get to participate at Chapman!

This year we have created some walking and biking trains to help make it easier for everyone to participate! What is a bike/ walk train? It’s a group of students walking or biking to school together. Take a look at the routes attached and meet the trains at a stop or just meet them along the way. If you want to join but don’t live along these routes, feel free to drive a few blocks from school and join one of the trains. Walk + Roll to school will be providing treats and giveaways to all students that participate!

The National Center for Safe Routes to School helps us put on this event. They have a mission to promote active transportation to school as a goal to:

  • enhance children’s health by walking / biking
  • improve health and environment around the school by reducing pollution and congestion around school
  • reduce speed of cars in neighborhood by having a large presence of students walking and biking in school area
  • make the community feel safer by sidewalks feel more safe by having more people walking and rolling throughout the neighborhood

Bike Carnival

Oct. 2 | 2:30 – 3:15 PM | CHAPMAN

Join us after school on October 2nd for the Chapman Bike Carnival. Meet on the front lawn for bike decorating and fun bike games. Fat Tire Farm will be there doing safety and minor maintenance checks for all bikes. This is for all Chapman students. Helmets required!

Questions? Email coordinator Annie Usher.

TAG (Talented and Gifted Program) – Info Session on Oct. 15

October 15 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Chapman Library (Room 17)

Principal Van Der Wolf and TAG Coordinator Rochella Farnand will be hosting a TAG Information Meeting in the Library on Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30 pm. At this meeting parents can learn about the TAG identification process and in-school implementation.

All Second graders will be tested this fall for TAG identification for intellectual ability. Additionally, all parents can nominate their child for age level TAG testing in math or reading. Students that took the SBAC last spring will receive a post card from the TAG office if they scored 95th percentile or higher. Post cards will be sent mid-October. This score is used to help with the identification process.  

Nomination forms are available on the TAG information Board next to the office. Forms are also available on line at the PPS TAG website. The deadline for nominations is November 26th and late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please give completed forms to your child’s teacher.

For those already identified, families should have received any email from the TAG  office with a parent survey. If you are unable to print it, please stop by the office for a hard copy.   Completed forms should be returned to your child’s teacher as soon as possible to help with planning.

Upcoming events are posted on the TAG information board. One event posted is on October 26th and is sponsored by Oregon Association for Talented and Gifted. It  will focus on Neurodiversity. The other is the first of four sessions at the BESC on October 15 at 6:30. The session is called Multipotentiality and your Child.

If you have any TAG questions, feel free to email Rochella Farnand. You may also find additional information on the PPS TAG website at https://www.pps.net/tag.

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.

Reminder: Share your thoughts on Chapman by responding to the PPS district survey

Take the survey today! You can complete the survey from a computer, tablet, or smartphone. It should only take 15-20 minutes of your time.

Select the school your child attends and answer the questions for that school. If you have children at more than one PPS school, please complete one survey for each school your children attend. If you need help taking the survey please contact your school secretary.

https://surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily/surveys…

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