Learn about Lincoln Boys Lacross tomorrow, 2/19 at Breakside Brewing

Parent Open House for Lincoln Youth Lacrosse (Boys):  February 19!  Come join other parents tomorrow night, Tuesday, February 19, from 7-9pm, for an evening of information and fun at Breakside Brewing.  Learn about the sport and the Lincoln Youth Lacrosse program, meet the coaches and watch some highlights from Lincoln High School’s great season last year.  Unfortunately, due to Breakside policy, this is a parents- only event, but stay tuned for more family events coming up.

Conquer the hills with this sweet ride!

Announcing the Golden Ticket Prize: Faraday Porteur S-Series E-Bike ($2,499 value)!
Only 100 Golden Tickets available – $100 each – and they’re selling fast, buy yours today with your auction tickets!


Golden Ticket Raffle rules: Must be present to win on March 8. Two winners drawn. First winner gets choice of E-Bike OR a Live Auction item (classroom art, vacation homes). Second winner gets what first winner did not pick.


Chapman wins national PTA grant, will host digital education night for families March 12.

Chapman Elementary is one of five schools in Oregon and 200 across the nation to receive a national digital communities PTA grant. The award is for $1000 and will fund our online parent education night on the evening of March 12. Mark your calendars! 

The grant is one part of PTA Connected, an initiative to educate and engage families in digital wellness, security, access, equity and literacy. The initiative was formed partly due response to the growing needs and interest of parents nationwide.

Childcare for children younger than 7, and dinner for all attendees will be provided. More information TBA.

Parents Night Out Kids Night In: Rescheduled for Friday, February 22!


The Parents Night Out, Kids Night In event that was canceled due to weather concerns has now been rescheduled for Friday, February 22.

If you have registered and paid for the event, there is nothing more you need to do except show up at 5:45 on Friday,  February 22.

Those who paid, but will not be able to make the rescheduled date may:

  1. Request a donation receipt by emailing chapmanptacomm@gmail.com.
  2. Request a refund by emailing chapmanptacomm@gmail.com

We will re-open ticket sales for those who are now able to join the fun on February 22. More details on that coming in the next day or two!

Who’s Ready to Rumble? It’s OBOB Battle Time!

Best of luck to all our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade readers who have been working hard and reading voraciously these past few months in preparation for the annual Oregon Battle of the Books competition.

Special thanks to our volunteer coordinators, Molly Porter and Ashley Walker, our amazing library aide, Cynthia Stevens, and all the parent coaches who help make this so much fun for our students!

Specific battles dates, times and locations are on the Friends of Chapman calendar. Coordinators will let parent coaches know if scheduling changes will need to be made due to weather.

Last chance for advance registration to attend Parents Night Out/Kids Night In

Parents Night Out – Kids Night In is happening tomorrow! Advance online registration will close at midnight tonight. Avoid the line on Friday and get your tickets TODAY.

Advance registration will allow you to breeze through the check in/check out and ensures that your kids do not miss a minute of the fun!

If you need a scholarship or have other questions, send an email to chapmanptacomm@gmail.com for a promo code. If you are able, please kick in a few extra dollars to cover the cost for families who aren’t able to contribute. All proceeds for this event go to Friends of Chapman.



Want more for our students? Let lawmakers know by joining March for Students on Feb 18!

From the Organizers:
Schools across Oregon need dedicated and adequate funding now. Our students deserve better than this:
1. 6 more students per classroom than the national average.
2. 1 year less of instructional time than the national average when you count hours in grades 1-12.
3. a below-average graduation rate of 73.8%

Education funding will be one of the Oregon legislature’s top priorities this spring. Just this week, the Joint Committee for Student Success released a detailed report of their policy recommendations which come with a $3.5 billion price tag. While there is a Democratic super-majority in our legislature, the major revenue reform required to secure the funding our education system needs will not be a slam-dunk. Uniting the voices of families who support public education will be essential in the push for transformative change.