Inclusive Schools Week: Library Book Wishlist

Hello Chapman Elementary,

We are excited to be participating in Inclusive Schools Week this year from December 2nd to December 6th. Inclusive Schools Week is a chance to highlight our commitment to having an inclusive school that serves a “diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to ability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preferences, and other factors.” We will be sharing more details about how this will come to life at Chapman very soon.

One way we will be celebrating Inclusive School’s Week is by reading books that highlight a range of experiences in each of the classrooms. As Principal Van Der Wolf reminded me today, it is important for children to have windows and mirrors. A window can help children see others experiences and a mirror helps them see reflections of their own culture to build their identity. Books are a wonderful resource to do just that. Our library will have books on display throughout the week that represent a vast range of experiences for the students and classes to engage with. 

How can you help? 

  • We are also hoping that our parent community will help expand our availability of diverse books in the library, by purchasing a book for the Chapman library. If you have the capacity to give, please consider purchasing a book on our wishlist
  • If you know of any great diverse books that you love or would like to see at the Chapman library, feel free to check in with our library to share your ideas. You can share these by emailing our library assistant Cynthia Stevens or by stopping by and visiting Cynthia after school. Cynthia is at Chapman on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, but during conferences she will be at the school on Monday and Tuesday.

Have comments or questions, please email me, Ashley B Koch.

Meals for Parent Teacher Conferences – Nov. 25 & 26

It’s time again to show our love and appreciation for our teachers on the days they spend all day talking to us parents. We would like to be able to provide dinner for both days of the Parent Teacher Conferences. Emails have been sent to room parents asking for specific grades to contribute to each meal: 
 
Monday November 25:

  • Kindergarten – Salads/Apps
  • 1st Grade – Main Courses
  • 2nd Grade – Drinks/desserts

Tuesday the 26th

  • 3rd Grade – Salads/Apps
  • 4th Grade – Main Courses
  • 5th Grade – Drinks/Desserts

This is a only a guideline in order to get all the slots filled, so feel free to jump in anywhere. Also, if you are going out of town and need a place to leave food or plan to order for delivery, just let me know and we will make it happen! And if you can’t bring any items, we need help with clean up.

We will be serving about 25 people in Room 18 at the main Chapman building. Please bring your item with a serving utensil by 4:30 PM. All containers will be washed and left in the room for pick up.

Thank you for participating in this valuable tradition!

Any questions, please contact Jill Kemper.

Sign Up for a Holiday Food Basket!

Each year the Chapman PTA provides holiday food baskets for Chapman families in need. These baskets are essential to help families feed their children during Thanksgiving and winter break from school.


PICK UP A BASKET

***UPDATED*** Registered families for Thanksgiving food baskets will pick up their baskets from the Urban Lift food pantry located at:

In the basement of the First Emmanuel Lutheran Church
1808 NW Irving St.
503-221-1224

Pick up times are:
– Tuesday November 26 between 3-5pm
– Wednesday November 27 between 3-5 pm


SIGN UP FOR A BASKET

Please fill out the food basket request form and return it to Ariel Frager, Chapman School Counselor to her box in the front office by Friday, November 15. Please fill out the request form even if you have received a food basket in the past. There are a limited number of baskets available and requests will be filled on a first come first serve basis.


HELP MAKE BASKETS

If you would like to volunteer to shop for food and assemble baskets, please sign up here. Questions? Contact Kelly Farrell

Outreach Holiday Baskets – Collecting Donations at the Swift Community Dinner

Each year, the Chapman community comes together to put together food baskets for both Thanksgiving and the Winter Break.

Collection bins will be out in the main lobby starting at the Swift Community Dinner (on 11/6) and through December. Monetary donations are accepted as well (donate online or bring your donation to the Swift Community Dinner). 

Stay tuned for more info on how to help shop and put together the baskets.

Questions? Contact Kelly Farrell-Oliverson.

Donation Food List

  • Jars of Peanut Butter – Natural Jif
  • Jars of Jelly/Jam – Kroger strawberry preserves
  • Cans of Chili – Hormel chili with beans 15 oz.
  • Boxes mix of Corn Bread – Krusteaz Honey Cornbread 15 oz.
  • Box of Cereal – Cheerios 12 oz
  • Instant Oatmeal – Kroger Variety Pack 12.5 oz
  • Box of Macaroni & Cheese – Kraft Mac and Cheese 5.5 oz box
  • Package of Spaghetti Noodles – Barilla Spaghetti
  • Jar/can of Marinara Sauce – Prego Traditional Spaghetti Sauce
  • Can of Tuna Fish – Bumble Bee Tuna 5 oz can
  • Loaves of Bread – Home Pride 20 oz.
  • Jars of Mayo – Best Foods Mayonnaise 30 oz
  • Hot Cocoa Mix Packets – Swiss Miss Marshmallow 7.3 oz
  • Mashed Potatoes – Idahoan
  • Canned Green Beans – DelMonte
  • Stuffing – Kraft turkey Stove Top
  • Sweet Potatoes – Bruce’s candied yams
  • Cranberry Sauce – Ocean Spray Cans
  • Gravy Mix – McCormicks

Girls on the Run: Looking for a Site Lead for Chapman

We are trying to bring Girls on the Run (GOTR) back to Chapman but we need YOUR help! We are looking for a Site Liaison for Chapman.

GOTR is a non-profit organization who believes that every girl has limitless potential. GOTR of Portland Metro operates in approximately 100 sites throughout Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Clark counties, reaching more than 1200 girls in the 3rd through 8th grades. Two times per week, for ten weeks in the spring, our GOTR coaches inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. GOTR is a physical activity-based positive youth development (PYD) program that is designed to enhance girls’ social, psychological and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences.

The Site Liaison’s responsibilities include working in collaboration with Girls on the Run staff to determine practice days, times, and locations as well as to inspire enthusiasm for the program and recruit Coaches and Girls in 3rd-5th grade to participate. A Site Liaison is typically a caregiver, teacher, or other community member who volunteers their time, effort, and “sparkle” prior to the beginning of the season to coordinate the logistics of hosting a team from early March to mid May 2020.

If you are interested in bringing the program to Chapman, more information here:

Coming up: Run for the Arts on Oct. 4

October 4 | 1:00 – 1:30 PM | Wallace Park

Run for the Arts, a fundraising jog-a-thon, is Chapman’s biggest fundraiser dedicated purely to to arts. Every year, funds from Run for the Arts pay for artists in residencies for each grade level, needed supplies, and arts-based assemblies during the year, such as Art Ball. The funds have been used to bring professional performances featuring music and dance, story telling, and drama; to buy musical instruments; and to replace sound equipment in the auditorium. The 4th/5th grade musical this year will be supported by Run for the Arts. Funds raised via this event can only be spent on arts education, and cannot be redirected toward other needs within the school. The funds are managed and dispersed by Young Audiences

Last year Run for the Arts raised $18,000 for Chapman. We hope for another successful fundraiser and a fun event for the students. Packets have been sent home with students. Please bring the forms back to school on Oct. 4th to record the student’s laps. The fundraising and collection period will extend until the first week of November.

VOLUNTEER

October 4 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM | Main Steps

About 12-15 volunteers are needed to help students count their laps. No need to sign up–meet Mr. Studt at 12:30 PM at the front steps of the school on October 4th.

Thank you for your support! We are really looking forward to an amazing (and possibly less muddy) run this year!

Swift Family Run: Lace up (or velcro) your shoes for tomorrow!

Weather is looking promising for the Swift Family Run tomorrow, Saturday September 14!

If you haven’t signed up, you still can! Come by at 9:00 AM to the Wallace Park picnic shelter. Races start at 9:30 AM.

Join us at the expo. Enjoy lots of FREE food. Enter the raffles. Take a picture in this amazing photoboard painted by Chapman parent Matt Condron.

The race ends at 11:00 AM, just in time for the Slabtown Community Festival. Stroll down to NW 23rd and Thurman to enjoy some more weekend fun: https://www.slabtownfestival.org/.

https://friendsofchapman.org/2019-swift-family-run/

Volunteer Training at Chapman: Tomorrow, Friday 9/13

Friday 9/13 | 8:20 AM | AUDITORIUM

If you’re interested in volunteering at the school, there will be a volunteer training this Friday after Round Up. It is intended to show volunteers how things work at the school and how they can help. It is not mandatory but there will be a lot of useful information shared. The training will last about 30 minutes. Materials will be posted here in the following week: https://friendsofchapman.org/volunteer-2

Questions? Contact Kelly Farrell.

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 9/6 and ending on 9/21).

  • Pizza Slice – $4
  • Whole Pizza – $32
  • Bottled water – $1

Pizza will be for sale starting at 6:15 PM while supplies last.

If you want to pre-order a whole pizza, place your order that day by 1:30 PM. We’ll hold onto it until 6:45 PM.

If you’re interested in helping sell the pizza, we need volunteers! Sign up to help below.

Questions? Contact Sara Hoeber.

Swift Family Run: Only One More Day to order T-Shirts

ORDER YOUR T-SHIRT

Pictured: Youth Size M

T-Shirt sales for the Swift Family Run close tomorrow, Friday, 9/6 at noon. Place your order by then to guarantee a shirt, in your size!


SIGN UP: It’s FREE, full of FREE things!

If you haven’t signed up for this FREE event, there’s still time. Online registration closes on Monday 9/9. Check out at all these amazing businesses that have sponsored this event. FREE food, FREE raffles, FREE activities! Even if you don’t want to participate in the run, come cheer or volunteer! More info here.