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 efforts. 

The PTA board has chosen to award the second card to Dave Gardner, our school custodian. Thank you, Dave, for all your hard work! Thanks again to all who took the time to share their thoughts on our school community and congrats to the winners! A full report on the survey results will be emailed in the next week or so.

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.

Digital Families Night a Success!

We had a great turn out to tonight’s PTA Digital Families event, co-hosted with the Forest Park PTA and sponsored by National PTA and Facebook. More than 80 participants came to learn about digital safety with their families, with Chapman Principal Van Der Wolf and Forest Park Principal Lisa Newlyn co-moderating the event.

Congratulations to the Long family, who won our grand prize of $100 for a family activity of their choice, and to the Lucey, Goldwyn, Lilley and Stech families, who won our surprise bonus prizes – $20 gift cards to Powells Bookstore!

Much appreciation to a great volunteer crew from both schools and a special shout out to Kristi Dille, Oregon PTA President-Elect who came by to lend support!

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.