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!

Today is the Day! Stock up on Gift Cards and Treat Yourself to Eb & Bean

From Noon to 10 pm, the popular fro-yo locale, Eb and Bean (, on NW 21st and Irving, will be donating 15% of all proceeds back to Chapman. Handmade flavors, organic dairy, non-dairy deliciousness, and top notch toppings. Gift Cards count! Contact Nicole Mather if you’d like her to purchase gift cards for you – she’ll deliver!

Digital Families Night a Success!

We had a great turn out to tonight’s PTA Digital Families event, co-hosted with the Forest Park PTA and sponsored by National PTA and Facebook. More than 80 participants came to learn about digital safety with their families, with Chapman Principal Van Der Wolf and Forest Park Principal Lisa Newlyn co-moderating the event.

Congratulations to the Long family, who won our grand prize of $100 for a family activity of their choice, and to the Lucey, Goldwyn, Lilley and Stech families, who won our surprise bonus prizes – $20 gift cards to Powells Bookstore!

Much appreciation to a great volunteer crew from both schools and a special shout out to Kristi Dille, Oregon PTA President-Elect who came by to lend support!

The Spring Book Fair is coming!

Join your Chapman community May 20-24 in the art room (basement) for the Spring BOGO Book Fair.

The fair will be open for shopping 7:40-8 am and 2:15-3 pm each day M-F. And for each book you buy, get second one FREE. It’s a great opportunity to fill up your kiddos’ shelves for summer, or to give a new book for the classroom. 

New this year: Scholastic is offering eWallet, an account you can set up for your child and fund using a credit card- no cash required, and you set the book budget. Details below.

Would you like to help out? Click here to volunteer for setting up the room, or for short morning or afternoon shifts at the register.  Thanks!

Questions? Contact
See you at the fair!

Here is a more detailed list of eWallet steps:

  • Click here for the Scholastic website
  • Enter zipcode 97210 and select Chapman
  • Scroll down and click on the orange “Get Started” button
  • Scroll down and click on “Go to eWallet”Click on Register to set up a Scholastic account
  • Then set up an account for each of your children and enter credit card information.

Registration open: PTA Digital Families Night @ Forest Park Elem. is May 22.

Have you talked with your kids about internet safety? Now’s the time. Join us for hands-on parent and student activities that help you practice together.

Register now for Digital Family night in partnership with Forest Park Elementary and thanks to a grant from National PTA and Facebook.

Dinner available at 6 p.m. Event begins promptly at 6:30 and includes a set of three highly-interactive stations that help students and families learn how to navigate the digital world safely and responsibly.

We’ll also have a drawing for a $100 screen-free family activity of your choice and other fun surprises for participants!

More information and details are on the registration page. Email with questions.

Ruby Jewel Offers a Delicious Way to Celebrate its NW Grand Opening. Family Weekend to benefit Chapman and Friendly House!

Grand Opening Week Events

Ruby Jewel will collaborate with some favorite partners for daily ice cream specials the week of May 13-May 17, including Blue Star Donuts and Nossa Familia Coffee.

Family Weekend will be May 18-May 19 with a coloring contest, stickers and giveaways. 15 % of ice cream sales from the Family Weekend will benefit Chapman Elementary School and Friendly House.

Grand opening hours are noon to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday and noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Biggest Dining for Dollar$ event of the year is coming up Tuesday @ McMenamin’s Rams Head

As you make your plans for this week, please mark Tuesday, April 30 on your calendar for our biggest Dining for Dollar$ event of the year! McMenamin’s Rams Head [2282 NW Hoyt St] gives us 50% on all sales after 5 p.m. Bring your friends and family with you! Weather is supposed to be nice so enjoy sitting outside on the sidewalk!  


This year Chapman Elementary School is entered in the 2019 Walk and Roll Challenge!  We kick off the Walk and Roll Challenge May 1, and continue for the entire month of May.  We will be joining over 200 elementary and middle schools in Oregon with the goal of promoting active transportation to school.  What is active transportation?  Biking, walking, and scooting are some types of active transportation.  This year we will also be adding taking the bus to our monthly challenge.


May 1s – WALK AND ROLL CHALLENGE KICK OFF:   Chapman will be having a special event on May 1st to encourage as many students as possible to bike to school.  Special prizes for students who use active transportation that day: bike, walk or roll to school.  

May 1- BIKE CARNIVAL:  For all interested students after school from 2:30 to 3:30 in the grass in front of the school.  Decorate your bike, play on your bike, and ride with friends.

May 1 – May 31: We will be working with teachers to provide students the opportunity to keep track of all the days they walk, bike, roll, and bus to school.

RAIN or SHINE, FRIDAY IS BIKE TRAIN TIME!   Lets see how many students we can get involved in bike trains on Fridays for the month of May.  Get neighbors together and ride to school.  And if you plan on riding to school, post your route on the Facebook page and see if anyone wants to meet you along the route!

BUS DAY:  Still working on a day to celebrate using the school bus as a way to get to school.  Date and info TBD.

If you have any questions, or need some help figuring safe walking/biking/scoot routes to school, please feel free to email me at

Want to find out more about the Walk and Roll Challenge?  Follow this link: