Chapman Auction: Video, Party Park, RSVP

Calling all Chapman students, parents, teachers, and staff!

We would love to feature you in our 2021 Auction Video!
This year’s auction theme is Looking Forward and we want to hear from you! 
What are you Looking Forward to as we move past these pandemic times?

We will be filming near the Wallace Park Playground, safely and in compliance with COVID regulations, on: Tuesday, May 4th from 11:30am-3:30pm
Sign up for a time slot HERE!

Please wear bright solid colors (no stripes), and think about what you are most Looking Forward to. 
Our goal is to hear from as many Chapman voices as possible and truly capture the uniqueness and diversity of our amazing school. 

Contact Cassie Adams-Harford for more details.


RSVP for your free ticket to the main event on May 21st and purchase party packs for your family to enjoy the night of the event HERE!

We are still looking for fabulous donations of items, service and experiences. Please donate HERE!

We are looking for businesses who would like to sponsor our auction.  Find more information and sign up HERE!

Create art with your family to sell in our auction.  Email Brandin HERE!

Chapman Auction: FREE Tickets Are Now Live

Join us the evening of May 21st @ 6PM for a FREE VIRTUAL AUCTION including Games, Videos (with some familiar faces =), Delicious Dining, Party Packs, and Fun Surprises!

RSVP before May 16th! 
List all family members who will be attending at checkout, and each will be entered to win a very special raffle prize!

RSVP today with the link below

Get your Party Packs ordered soon!

(So what’s a Party Pack?)
Well, it’s a super fun swag bag created just for our event to enjoy during the live event and beyond.

All details are listed HERE on our ticket page. 

Orders Must be Received by April 23rd

Please consider purchasing a party pack for another Chapman family and/or one of our amazing teachers!


Looking Forward to seeing all of you May 16th-21st (Online Event will be @ 6pm on the 21st )! 

Visit our Auction Page for more information.

We are still accepting Sponsorships, Donations and Art!
Donate HERE!

Calling All Artists! Chapman Auction Needs You!


Due to challenging logistics around safely and equitably making group art projects this year, the Auction Committee has decided to postpone the amazing class art projects until next year when we can (fingers crossed) all be together again.

With that said, we invite any creative families who would like to make a piece of art within your household or small school pod to sell at the auction to please do so! =)  The class art projects are usually the highlight of the auction and bring in the most money!  We’d really love your help!!

In the past, art that sells well is anything Chapman, Portland, or Oregon themed, not to limit other great ideas!

If you would like to donate a piece of art or know an artist who would like to, please email Brandin at                       

Thanks for your support!
The 2021 Chapman Auction Committee

Save-the-Date: Chapman Online Auction May 16 – 21

This year’s Chapman PTA & Foundation annual fundraiser will be one for the books! You won’t want to miss this week-long online auction and virtual celebration of our school. 

The best part about making our event virtual, is that the kids can be a part of it too! There will be games, videos, Zoom parties, fun surprises, and of course an amazing online auction featuring the ever-popular class art projects. 

So mark your calendars for May 16th-21st and join us in Looking Forward to all of the wonderful things to come for our Chapman Community! 

This year’s Chapman School Auction will raise funds for essential Chapman community needs for the 2021-2022 school year. 

For more information, or to join the Auction Committee team, please email AJ Schricker at

Chapman Play & Learning Pods – Fill Out the Survey

Chapman Play and Learning Pods is inviting all parents to complete this survey to begin forming small groups for play and enrichment at Chapman. If you are NOT interested in this effort, we still ask that you simply answer the first two questions, so we can take you out of future classroom-level communications about this project. Fill out the survey HERE >> or start below.

Learn more about the Chapman Play and Learning Pods.

Chapman Learning Pods

We want to give you an update on Chapman Learning Pods, an initiative that Anna Truxes and Helen Shum have started as a parent and community-led organizing effort to support families and students through distance learning. 

You may have heard about microschools or learning pods in the media or even considered joining one yourself. It is important to know that this project is NOT an effort to simply match parents with one another to form private pods, hire teachers, or start homeschools. Our vision is to organize support in a more inclusive and equitable way. We are working with staff at Friendly House, parents of gap year graduates from Lincoln High School, school administration and staff, the PTA, and community volunteers to pool our financial and volunteer resources for the benefit of all kids at Chapman.

To help and keep up with the latest:

1) Make sure that you are in the Chapman Family Directory and subscribe to the Chapman Parent Mailing List. The school cannot share parent email addresses with us due to privacy laws and we want to reduce the communication burden on teachers. 

2) If you are on social media, there is a Facebook group called “Chapman Learning Pods”. We will also post regular updates via the Chimney Flyer. 

3) We need parent volunteers to help organize classrooms into groups of 10 (maximum). The more volunteers in each classroom, the smaller our “pods” can be. 

We have begun a list of those we think can serve in this role. See our spreadsheet here. If you see your name listed and DO NOT want to be in this role, please take your name off. If you are able to serve, please add your name! We have some classrooms with many parents identified and others which have no parents yet. 

Right now, the only requirement for parent leads is to be responsive to email, willing to work with fellow parents in your class, and able to help communicate to classroom families. We will also be asking you to add or suggest questions for an upcoming all-family survey. 

We hope that with a robust volunteer base, we can begin organizing outdoor recess and enrichment opportunities soon. We are open to hearing from others about the needs they have and the resources they are interested in contributing.

Thanks everyone!

Anna & Helen

2020 Auction: Early Bird Tickets on Sale Today!

Auction tickets are on sale starting Wednesday January 22nd. Take advantage of early bird pricing ($70 / person) before prices go up! One ticket includes entry, dinner, dessert, and drinks.

Volunteer the night of the auction and your ticket is free! Sign up to volunteer.

Email Emily at for questions and more info.

2020 Auction: More Info, Help Needed

Saturday, March 7
Vacasa at 850 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Doors open at 6 PM

Theme: Olympics! Winter or summer, your choice. This year the costumes are a real choose-your-own-adventure: windbreakers, leggings, figure skater dresses, team blazers, Nancy/Tanya duo, speedskater, gymnastics team, so many ideas!

Tickets: This year ticket prices will include entry, dinner and a Chapman glass for drinks. Tickets will be available in the coming weeks, stay tuned! 

Food: Dinner will be an “All Around the World” sampler from SporkBytes catering; vegetarian and meat options available. Dessert will be cakes and bonus international-themed treats in the “Dessert Dash”.

Fun: Take some pics in the photo booth, pay to play rounds of ping-pong and other fun games, and dance to some truly epic jock jams (“Eye of the Tiger” anyone?).

Silent Auction: Once again the silent auction catalog will be available online. Stay tuned for more details.


  • Do you have a vacation home to donate?
  • Would your business want to sponsor the auction? Sponsorships are available at the $1500, $500 and $250 levels. 
  • Volunteer to work during the event. We love volunteers!
  • Email Emily at if you can help with any of the above!
  • Visit to buy sponsorships or donate a good/service.

Talent Show – Sign up by Wednesday 1/8

Chapman’s annual Talent Show is coming up quick on Thursday, January 16th at 6 PM! This event is open to all Chapman students but we have a limited number of performance slots that will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please be sure to get your forms turned in no later than this week’s deadline, Wednesday, January 8th. Forms can be emailed to or turned into the PTA box in the Chapman main office. Forms came home in children’s backpacks or you can download a form here.

Lorien Steele (a 2nd grade parent) is coordinating the show for the students but she needs your help! We are looking for:

  • 1 parent volunteer to help usher our performers on and off stage
  • 2 parents to help with setting up the children’s equipment backstage

Please contact Lorien at if you are able to help.

Everyone is invited to attend and cheer on our students as they hit the stage. We hope to see you there!