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.


BottleDrop Give

Fill a Blue Bag & Raise Money for Chapman!

Love your school? Love the environment? Now you can help both at the same time! We’re excited to announce that Chapman Elementary is participating in the BottleDrop Give program to help raise money for our school. Collect your Oregon refundable cans, plastic & glass bottles (water, kombucha, Gatorade, beer, soda, La Croix…) and put them in a blue bag with a special Chapman barcode, return to your local Freddies or Safeway BottleDrop, and $.10 per can/bottle will go to our PTA/Foundation. Be on the lookout for Blue Bag handouts at the Ice Cream Social on 8/26, round ups, and in the school office, or contact Monica Geller directly.

Click here to learn more about how to participate in the BottleDrop Give program. It’s easy as 1-2-3!

Project Community Care Day – August 24

Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 9 AM – 12 PM | Chapman

We hope you and your family can join us for our annual Community Care Day! We will be sprucing up the school grounds in preparation for students’ return. Please come help pull weeds and spread some bark dust. Learn more about PPS Project Community Care.