Dining for Dollar$ – Vaux, Raffle prizes!

Don’t forget: For ALL of September, Vaux is supporting Chapman!

Try out their grilled cheese and/or Oregon wine flight, and 20% of proceeds will go to Chapman. In addition, you will be entered into a RAFFLE for one of three prizes:

All you have to do to enter is order a grilled cheese and/or Oregon wine flight. Enjoy!


Swift Pizza Nights starts this Friday

The Swifts are back! If you haven’t watched this amazing phenomenon, it’s quite the show and brings quite the crowd (read more at KGW).

If you’re coming to enjoy the swifts on the weekend, no need to pack a picnic. Chapman will be selling pizza on Fridays and Saturdays for the next three weeks (starting 9/6 and ending on 9/21).

  • Pizza Slice – $4
  • Whole Pizza – $32
  • Bottled water – $1

Pizza will be for sale starting at 6:15 PM while supplies last.

If you want to pre-order a whole pizza, place your order that day by 1:30 PM. We’ll hold onto it until 6:45 PM.

If you’re interested in helping sell the pizza, we need volunteers! Sign up to help below.

Questions? Contact Sara Hoeber.

Support Chapman with Fred Meyer Rewards

Shop & Raise Money for Chapman!

Do you shop at Fred Meyer? Now you can shop as usual and raise money for Chapman at no additional cost to you! You keep all your own reward points and rebates, and Chapman gets donation based on accumulated spending by the Chapman linked community each calendar quarter. Simply link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to Chapman Elementary PTA and use your rewards card every time you shop. Follow the instructions here and that’s it!

Dining for Dollar$ – September

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!

Participating Restaurants in September  

425 NW 9th | vauxpdx.com


The newly launched restaurant Vaux (pronounced vawks) at the Canopy Portland Pearl District will celebrate the return of its namesake Vaux’s Swifts to Chapman Elementary. To celebrate this special Portland phenomenon, Vaux will offer a flight of chef Sara Woods famous grilled cheese sandwiches, a perfect after school snack for back to school. For adult counterparts, Vaux will offer a wine flight. 20% of proceeds from each flight will go toward Chapman Elementary. Visit anytime during the month of September to try the grilled cheese flight and wine flight, and be entered into a raffle with big prizes.

539 NW 21st Ave | 11:30 – 10 PM

Monday 9/16 – San Sai Japanese Grill

A long standing local sushi and Japanese grill hot spot that doesn’t break the bank. Rice bowls, noodle dishes, sushi, salads, meat and seafood plates, and more. Great kid friendly options (my picky kids love it), happy hour, and speedy service. It’s San Sai’s first time participating; let’s give them an extra special Chapman welcome and represent.  Back 2 School night is the following day so order take out a day early to make life run more smoothly. 

1650 NW 23rd | 12 – 11 PM

Tuesday 9/24 – Ruby Jewel Ice Cream Shop

Fun and whimsical space serving ice cream sandwiches, ice cream scoops, and sundaes. Easy quick walk from Chapman. Gift cards from here are a great birthday present or surprise staff with some ice cream sandwiches in the staff freezer. 

Subscribe to the Friends of Chapman calendar to get the most up to date schedule for all of this school year’s Dining Nights

See other options to help Chapman without donating $$ directly.  

Questions? Contact Nicole Mather.

BottleDrop Give

Fill a Blue Bag & Raise Money for Chapman!

Love your school? Love the environment? Now you can help both at the same time! We’re excited to announce that Chapman Elementary is participating in the BottleDrop Give program to help raise money for our school. Collect your Oregon refundable cans, plastic & glass bottles (water, kombucha, Gatorade, beer, soda, La Croix…) and put them in a blue bag with a special Chapman barcode, return to your local Freddies or Safeway BottleDrop, and $.10 per can/bottle will go to our PTA/Foundation. Be on the lookout for Blue Bag handouts at the Ice Cream Social on 8/26, round ups, and in the school office, or contact Monica Geller directly.

Click here to learn more about how to participate in the BottleDrop Give program. It’s easy as 1-2-3!

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 (www.ebandbean.com), 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! nicole.matherpdx@gmail.com

A lovely offer for Chapman, June 11 only!

Save the date! On June 11th, Skin by Lovely, a Chapman family-owned business will be donating 10% off all sales at its NW Portland location to Chapman.

Skin by Lovely is the only practice in the Pacific NW dedicated exclusively to the safest and most effective FDA-approved injectable treatments available.

Appointments are going fast! To schedule online, please visit www.skinbylovely.com or call 877-568-3594 and press 2 for Portland.

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 laismarques@hotmail.com
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.