Each year the Chapman PTA provides holiday food baskets for Chapman families in need. These baskets are essential to help families feed their children during Thanksgiving and winter break from school. Food baskets will be assembled Nov. 11-22 and distributed to families Nov. 26 & 27 from 3pm – 5pm at Lift Up (2701 NW Vaughn St. Suite 102).
Please fill out the food basket request form and return it to Ariel Frager, Chapman School Counselor to her box in the front office. Please fill out the request form even if you have received a food basket in the past. There are a limited number of baskets available and requests will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
Raise money for Chapman by eating food from pre-set neighborhood restaurants. Dine with friends and family, order take out, and spread the word. Restaurants will donate a portion of their day’s proceeds back to Chapman. Let’s eat! We have already raised $2200 so far this school year. Let’s keep it going!
PASTA, PASTA, PASTA! This month is all about Italian food. I did not know that it is believed that pasta originated from China. I do know that I particularly love the Italian cuisine at our Dining for Dollar$ restaurants this month – Grassa and Justa Pasta.
Monday, November 11 (NO SCHOOL DAY) – Grassa will be donating 15% of all day’s sales to Chapman. There is no school that day so keep that in mind as you enjoy Grassa cuisine anytime between 11 AM and 10 PM. No question it is reasonably priced and beloved by many. Grassa is located at the corner of NW 23rd and Quimby.
Tuesday, November 19 – Justa Pasta will be donating 10% of all day’s sales to Chapman. Like Grassa, it is affordably priced for our neighborhood and well loved. How it differs is that it feels like a hideaway, a neighborhood gem few tourists know about. Last time Justa Pasta participated in a Chapman dining night was 2015 so let’s show them how much we love having Justa Pasta back. It is open for lunch from 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM and again from 4:30 – 8:30 PM for dinner. The space is smaller than Grassa, FYI, so take out might make most sense especially if your group is large. Take out orders can be called in at 503-243-2249. Justa Pasta is located at 1326 NW 19th (between Overton and Pettygrove).
Each year, the Chapman community comes together to put together food baskets for both Thanksgiving and the Winter Break.
Collection bins will be out in the main lobby starting at the Swift Community Dinner (on 11/6) and through December. Monetary donations are accepted as well (donate online or bring your donation to the Swift Community Dinner).
Stay tuned for more info on how to help shop and put together the baskets.
The Chapman Educational Foundation is looking to raise $400 per student for the 2019/2020 school year. Please consider donating whatever amount you can give. Donate by year end for the 2019 charitable donation tax deduction, or donate half now and half during the spring drive, or on a monthly basis throughout the school year—whatever works for you. However and whatever you donate, donate now! Foundation funds = Staff. So, let’s all pull together and give our children the foundation they need.
Friday Oct. 25 – Thursday Oct. 31 7:40 – 8:00 AM and 2:15 – 2:45 PM ART ROOM (in the basement)
A Spooky Book Fair is coming to Chapman!
The Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be open in the art room (in the basement) Friday, October 25 through Thursday, October 31.
You can shop daily before and after school. The fair will also be open after the Costume Parade on Halloween morning for parents and grandparents to visit and stock up on Christmas gifts and winter reading.
Don’t forget: 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. Visit our homepage on the Scholastic site and scroll down to click on the “Get Started” button, and then on “Go to eWallet.” Click on the word Register to set up a Scholastic account and then set up eWallet accounts for each of your children.
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!
October 20 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM | Girl Scout Council Office | 9620 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97219
On Sunday October 20th, Girl Scouts will be having a Trunk or Treat for all Girl Scouts, family and friends. If you are interested in learning more about Girl Scouts or want to register your girl for a troop, come down to for some Halloween fun. And to find out more about Girl Scouts, visit Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Raise money for Chapman by eating food from pre-set neighborhood restaurants. Dine with friends and family, order take out, and spread the word. Restaurants will donate a portion of their day’s proceeds back to Chapman. Let’s eat!
October brings two Dining for Dollar$ opportunities. Besides the event details, I’d also like to draw attention to the owners who you will get a chance to meet. Tap & Table’s Travis grew up in the Chapman neighborhood and played regularly at Wallace Park. Travis is passionate about giving back to his childhood neighborhood whether it be to Chapman or supporting the efforts of local citizens that volunteer to keep our streets clean. The Hostel Cafe’s Jim and Britta live, work, and raise their 2 young children at the NW International Hostel which has been open to travelers from around the world for the last 20+ years. Jim and Britta are incredibly generous with their time and money when it comes to helping the community whether it’s being grill master at the Hillside Soccer Club Jamboree or leading the efforts of hosting free concerts at Wallace or Couch parks in the summer. In a way, it’s a good feeling to not only know that local restaurants want to support Chapman but also that we as a community can support them as well.
Wednesday, October 9 – Tap & Table is generously donating 40% of the day’s sales back to Chapman. It’s a great family friendly neighborhood restaurant known for tasty burgers, beer selection, and even cauliflower elotes…definitely curious to try ’em. There’s a kid’s corner, TV’s for sports, and a comfortable vibe to the whole place. Grab a meal to go (grubhub option off their website) or dine in. Owner Travis grew up behind Chapman and attended Chapman, Cathedral, West Sylvan, and Jesuit. Ask to see his little league picture taken at Wallace Park.
Wednesday, October 23 – Hostel Cafe will be donating 15% of the day’s sales back to Chapman as well as 100% of all raffle ticket sales towards a free night at their 50 acre ZigZag Mountain Farm getaway. Only a $5 raffle ticket. Order at the counter and dine on sandwiches, burgers, and more. I personally enjoy their BLT and Salmon Burger. To top it all off, customers will be treated to old-time fiddle tunes, mountain songs, bluegrass and early country by our very own Kindergarten Teacher Mr. Melling and his wife Karen. Additional special guest Chapman Mom and neighborhood fiddle teacher Olivia Horgen Olivia will not only provide accompaniment but will also perform with some Chapman students. Performances start a bit after 6 PM.
Reminder: Wednesday is Walk and Roll to School Day! Join these walking and biking trains lead by Chapman parents. Contact these leads so they make sure to meet up with you. Click on the link below to see the detailed routes and time schedules.
Donuts and giveaways at the front of Chapman for all! And stay after school for the fun bike carnival with games and bike-themed activities. Fat Tire Farm will be there to do safety checks and minor maintenance for all bikes. Don’t forget your helmets!
PINK LINE: Pearl District, starting at 13th and Raleigh St., biking train lead by Sara Hoeber.