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 … Continue reading Swift Pizza Nights starts this Friday

Congrats to Anneka Winters and Dave Gardner, winners of a $25 Eb & Bean Giftcard!

Of the 131 end-of-the-year survey respondents, 49 entered the drawing for the Eb and Bean gift card. Those names were entered into a spreadsheet and a random number generator chose #3 (Anneka Winters) and #21 which indicated, "If I’m drawn, please provide the gift card to a staff member who is rarely recognized for their … Continue reading Congrats to Anneka Winters and Dave Gardner, winners of a $25 Eb & Bean Giftcard!

Last Chance: Survey Closes Tonight!

Thanks to the 122 parents and caregivers who have taken the time to share their feedback on the end-of-the-year survey. Here's a preview of the response to the first question: Right now, we have comparatively low representation from K-2 parents and, judging from emails for the gift card drawing... fathers. Don't let this opportunity pass … Continue reading Last Chance: Survey Closes Tonight!

Oregon Education Funding Issues Demand Action

Dear Chapman Families, It is truly a critical time in Oregon's public schools, as the state faces major funding shortfalls. Portland Public Schools (PPS) anticipates over $17 million shortfall which means a reduction in services and staff. Portland schools will see bigger class sizes, fewer support staff (counselors, ELL teachers, learning resource teachers, Assistant Principals, and more). … Continue reading Oregon Education Funding Issues Demand Action

Happy 122nd Birthday PTA and Thank You!

Today is the 122nd anniversary of the founding of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), originally formed as The National Congress of Mothers. In 1897, (before women had the right to vote!) Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst organized what was essentially the first "PTA meeting" by bringing together more than 2,000 supporters to advocate … Continue reading Happy 122nd Birthday PTA and Thank You!

Have something you’d like to share with the Chapman community?

Welcome to the Friends of Chapman website - a parent-run portal for our neighborhood school community. We are NOT an official PPS school page and the information offered here is often not duplicated or available through the school communication channels. Please sign up for email updates (look in the sidebar to your right!)  if you'd … Continue reading Have something you’d like to share with the Chapman community?

Picture Day Retakes are now rescheduled for Tues. Nov. 13. All grades.

From the office: If you’d like to have your child’s picture retaken, please bring back the original pictures. If you are new or missed the original date, you can pick up an order form in the office. Pre-orders for picture packages may be placed online now at https://ios.mydorian.com using your school's access key provided here: … Continue reading Picture Day Retakes are now rescheduled for Tues. Nov. 13. All grades.