1/21 Portland Council PTA General Meeting: Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

Please join us for an informative meeting including Q&A session with Scott School PTA about implementing successful strategies for increasing family engagement in a diverse community. This is a great opportunity to hear first-hand from a PTA who is doing great work! Read more here (page 36) about Scott PTA, who was featured in PDX Parent Magazine in October.
Portland Council PTA General Meeting with Scott PTA
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Scott School
6700 NE Prescott
Portland OR 97218

Appetizers and beverages will be provided. Childcare will be available free of charge for children ages 4-12. Children under 4 are welcome to attend and sit with you.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting! 

Scott Overton  
Interim Portland Council PTA President

Reminder: First PTA meeting tomorrow, pizza provided

Tuesday 9/10 | 6 PM | Chapman Library (room 17)

Join us tomorrow evening for our first PTA meeting of the year. Get updates from teachers and administrators about what is in store for the year. Learn about what PTA does and how we work with the Chapman Educational Foundation as the Friends of Chapman. We’ll approve the budget, discuss upcoming events and address any parent or teacher concerns. There will be pizza (thanks to Please Louise!) but no supervised childcare. We’ll get started at 6 PM, but it’s ok to be late.

More about the PTA: https://friendsofchapman.org/pta/.

Questions? Contact Morgan Nystrom.

Calling all freelancers, side-giggers, contractors and otherwise self-employed business owners!

Do you own your own business, freelance, or have a little something going on the side? Do you ever wish you had a community-based directory of businesses and services to call on or refer others to?

Parent Lissa Manion has stepped up to help us create a community business directory. If you provide a service or own a business that may be of interest to the Chapman community, we encourage you to fill out this form! All listings are free through an introductory period that will run through end of the school year. This fall, we may offer free listings to Chapman PTA members and charge a small fee for community members at large. Access to the listings themselves will be always be public.

For now, we are keeping things simple, by including this directory in spreadsheet format on our parent resources page. Depending on the level of interest, we may make some snazzier improvements this summer.

Lissa also hosts a regular networking event for women business owners and would be open to hosting one for the Chapman community if there is interest. Please contact Lissa at lissa.manion@gmail.com if you are interested in either of these opportunities or have questions, feedback or ideas on the directory.

Rescheduled: PTA Digital Family Night. PTA meeting is back on, March 12 featuring an internet safety talk from Gwen Sullivan

We need to re-schedule the PTA digital families night originally set for next Tuesday, March 12. Keep an eye out for more information about a new date (and possible location!) for this event!

Next Tuesday, March 12 we’ll have a regular PTA meeting featuring an internet safety talk by our media specialist Gwen Sullivan. An email from Friends of Chapman is on the way with more information about the talk and agenda for the meeting.

January and February PTA Notes are now posted

Apologies for the delay. Notes from January and February PTA meetings are now posted.

Note: PTA members receive these notes and agendas prior to our monthly meetings directly from Chapman PTA President Morgan Nystrom.  More on PTA and how to join here.

As we get closer to the end of the school year, learn more about PPS staffing and allocation decisions, and receive income totals from our largest annual fundraiser, the PTA and Foundation will be discussing how best to prioritize our funding to positively impact our school community for the 2019-20 school year. We appreciate your interest and active engagement in this process. All PTA members are eligible to vote.

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.

Reminder: PTA meeting tomorrow (Tuesday), 6 p.m.


December agenda, November notes and related materials for here.

We will be voting in a new Vice President, discussing possibility of an upcoming internet safety parent education night and hoping for information on MAPS testing and response to concern about math SBAC scores in general.

All PTA members are eligible to vote. CURRENTLY, WE HAVE 56 PARENT MEMBERS AND TWO TEACHER MEMBERS. That’s less than 10 percent of teachers and parents making decisions that affect our entire school community.  Want broader representation? Join the PTA or forward this post to a fellow parent/teacher.  

Kindergarten’s return to main campus will be main topic at Tuesday night’s PTA meeting

Screen-Shot-2015-10-19-at-7.06.26-PMTuesday’s PTA meeting will be largely devoted to discussing kindergarten transition back to main campus.

Childcare and light snacks will be available. Meeting starts at 6 p.m. and it is fine to arrive late/leave early.

All are welcome. PTA members are eligible to vote.

If you have not joined the PTA yet, you may do by clicking here.

Agenda is available here.