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!

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

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

Reminder: Check lost and found and pick up your auction items tomorrow!

Help! Clear the lost and found before it swallows up our children! Also, if you have won items in the auction, please remember to pick up your bounty before or after school tomorrow (Friday). Thanks to Natalie Maciukenas for organizing the jackets, sweatshirt, and miscellaneous items left behind and to Emily Price and Sarah Groom … Continue reading Reminder: Check lost and found and pick up your auction items tomorrow!

New to Chapman? Know someone who is?

We have had an incredibly hard time getting contact emails into our parent directory for families who are new to Chapman this year. The password-protected parent directory is a service of the PTA that allows parents to access email, phone and classroom assignments children at Chapman. It is also the only way that the PTA/Foundation … Continue reading New to Chapman? Know someone who is?

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 … Continue reading Chapman wins national PTA grant, will host digital education night for families March 12.

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?

Oregon Battle of the Books is Coming to Chapman!

What is Oregon Battle of the Books? Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries. 16 books are chosen by committee. Students are assigned to a team of 4-5 students from their class, they read 4-16 of the books, meet with their … Continue reading Oregon Battle of the Books is Coming to Chapman!

Parking guidance and drop-off lane etiquette

As we prepare to welcome Kindergartners back to our main campus, please take a moment to review these guidelines for parking and the car drop-off lane at Chapman. Your planning and patience are appreciated as we re-adjust back to a one-campus school.  Questions? Contact the office! PARKING GUIDANCE | Chapman does not have a dedicated parking … Continue reading Parking guidance and drop-off lane etiquette