Scholastic Online Book Fair: Oct. 19 – Nov. 1

Scholastic Online Book Fair is coming soon! Starting Monday October 19 thru Sunday November 1!

Support our school by shopping online for an expanded selection of exclusives, new releases, value packs, OBOB books, Christmas gifts, and more. All orders ship home and book-only orders over $25 ship free!

Every purchase benefits Chapman’s Library and helps develop the love of reading amongst our community.

This is the link to our Book Fair page. On the first day of the fair (Oct 19) a new “Shop Now” button will appear. 

Extended families and friends can shop online too! So we can tell everyone to spread the word and support our school.25% of the revenue goes back to Chapman Library to buy books.

Questions? Contact Lais.

Chapman’s Dining for Dollar$ Friends

Dining for Dollar$ not only raises significant funds for Chapman but also builds community.  It gives us a way for Chapman families to connect with each other and with our neighborhood restaurant community.  Even though Dining for Dollar$ is on hold for this school year, please take a moment to check out all our Chapman Dining Friends from last school year and consider them for a dining, take out, or gift card giving option.  It’s our turn to be their friend this school year.  Look forward to Dining for Dollar$ events building community one meal at a time when the time is right.

* Tap & Table, Xica Cantina, and Olympia Provisions are currently only operating from east side locations.

Friendly House Back-to-School-ish Supply Drive

“Back-to-School” will definitely look different this year, but we still want to support and celebrate a return to learning! Friendly House, our neighborhood non-profit community school, is holding a Back-to-School-ish Supply Drive to help parents, students and teachers feel prepared and able to focus on other important areas of need. Your donations of supplies, money or time will support local students facing economic hardship by providing school supplies directly to them at home for Oregon’s distance learning 2020 school start. If all students are well equipped, a more equal learning environment is created and self esteem is boosted.

Supplies will be distributed by volunteers to highest need students at Chapman Elementary, Metropolitan Learning Center and West Sylvan Schools. Your support will help secure books, paper, notebooks, rulers, pencils, scissors, calculators, glue, art supplies, face masks, sanitizer, wipes and other supplies to make at home distance learning more equitable and accessible to all children.

Please consider donating some of these supplies or contributing to their purchase.

– white board
– dry erase markers
– eraser or cloth to erase whiteboard
– scissors
– crayons/markers
– glue sticks
– pencils
– manipulatives (depends on the grade)
– folder (to keep all their papers in)
– a pouch or a supplies box to keep everything in one place and organized
– headphones
– Pencil sharpener

Click on this link below to make a donation.

Online Scholastic Book Fair – Today 5/18 thru 5/31

Starting today, our school is hosting a Virtual Scholastic Book Fair from 5/18 – 5/31.

The Virtual Fair is a fantastic way to get books in the hands of our students now to keep them reading at home. And also a way to support our school! Ms. Cynthia has just ordered hundreds of books for our library using the rewards from the last book fair. Kids will be thrilled next year!All purchases benefit our school and earn rewards (25% of sales go back to Chapman)

* Shop Book Fair exclusives, best-sellers, skill-builders and more
* Orders ship direct to home
* Book-only orders over $25* receive FREE shipping
* Over 6,000 items to choose from through the Scholastic Store Online
* Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:

If you have any questions, please reach out to Lais Marques, our Chapman parent coordinating the book fair. 

Girl Scout Cookies – Last Chance this Friday 3/6

This Friday, March 6, will be your last chance to buy your favorite Girl Scout cookies.  The Girl Scout cookie season officially ends this weekend. There will be a booth near the front entrance before school and after school. Cash or credit works.  

On behalf of Chapman’s own Daisy and Brownie Troops, we would like to thank the Chapman community for their support. It’s been a lot of fun selling cookies to many of you.    

Dining for Dollar$ – March

March 12 | NW 16th & Marshall | 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

There will be only one opportunity in March to eat out while raising money for Chapman. Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 12.  We have raised ~$5500 so far.  Woohoo.

I think I only need to say one word – wings – and you’ll know which restaurant I mean.  Yup, Pok Pok NW is excited to host Chapman again for Dining for Dollar$.  It was such a big hit last year and they are game to do it again.  Pok Pok serves up creative street-thai food as well as unique cocktails.  It has a surfer in Thailand vibe to the place.  Pok Pok is probably one of the most reviewed and loved restaurants in Portland thanks greatly to well known American chef Andy Ricker and his expertise at Thai cuisine. We are so grateful that they have agreed to help Chapman again.  

They have also generously donated a gift card and a bottle of pineapple SOM Cordial to the auction that’s just a few days before the Dining Night.  

They have a larger capacity this year with the upstairs now open for dining. Maybe the weather will hold and you can even snag a spot outside on their patio.  

Pok Pok NW is open from 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM for lunch and dinner.  It’s located at NW 16th and Marshall.  They take reservations, do take out,  and they deliver.  Even gift cards count!

Hope to see many of you there.  

Latest Auction Updates

Saturday, March 7, 2020 • Doors open 6 p.m. • Vacasa in the Pearl District, 850 NW 13th Ave. Parking is limited to street parking. Please take a Lyft or Uber.

Tickets: $85/person, available online now:
Food: International Sampler including XLB buns, spring rolls, Tamale Boy tacos, mediterranean platters and more!
Drinks: Sasquatch Brewing beer and New West cider, local wines, sparkling waters and sodas
Fun: Pay-to-play games, photo booth and Jock Jams Dance party!

Attending the auction is your ONLY CHANCE to bid on priceless classroom art, kid-designed flags and the AMAZING class baskets each grade put together. The fifth grade “great outdoors” basket is valued at more than $600!

In addition to the grade-specific items, the live auction will include a “paddle raise” for staffing for the next school year. This money is restricted and can only be spent on staffing, like EAs.

Opens Wednesday, March 4 at 8am! 

The Silent Auction is open to everyone in our school community, regardless of event ticket. There are some great items being added daily, go to the auction website to peruse before it goes live!

Come as your favorite country, favorite Olympian (summer or winter games) or create a team costume with parents from your class/grade!

If you still have items for your grade’s class basket please leave them in the school office tagged “auction/___ grade class basket” and it will get added. If you cannot make it to school, please email Emily at and an auction team member will get it from you.

2020 Auction: Early Bird Tickets on Sale Today!

Auction tickets are on sale starting Wednesday January 22nd. Take advantage of early bird pricing ($70 / person) before prices go up! One ticket includes entry, dinner, dessert, and drinks.

Volunteer the night of the auction and your ticket is free! Sign up to volunteer.

Email Emily at for questions and more info.

Playground Bricks: Purchase by March 31st for the next round of engraving

If you would like to support Chapman and leave a little legacy on the playground, the brick engraver will be coming to Chapman this spring once the weather has been dry enough days in a row to engrave bricks! This is the first engraving since the installation of the playground. 

Donations for each engraved brick start at $250 and can be made here.

If you would like for your brick to be engraved in this spring’s engraving, it MUST be purchased by March 31st. Any brick purchased after March 31st will have to wait at least another year to be engraved. We need a cut off date to approve the inscriptions before the engraving. 

Please remember that inscriptions must be no more than 18 characters (spaces, periods, dashes, etc all count as a character) and no more than 3 lines.

Thank you to all who have purchased bricks so far, and we appreciate your patience as we work to get the next round engraved!