Help feed teachers and staff during conferences, Nov. 19-20!

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Please support our school tradition of providing dinner to our wonderful teachers on November 19 and 20 during Parent-Teacher conferences.

Sign up to drop off a dinner item such as an appetizer, entree, side dish, dessert, drink and more. Can’t bring an item? No problem, sign up to help set up or clean up. Please use sign up form to indicate how you can help.

We will be serving about 25 people in Room 18 at the main Chapman building. (Prepare a dish to serve 6-8) Dinner is scheduled from 5 to 6 pm on both nights. Please bring your item with a serving utensil by 4:30. All containers will be washed and left in the room for pick up.

Sign up for Monday conferences here. 

Sign up for Tuesday conferences here. 

Questions? Direct to Conference Dinner Coordinator, Jill Kemper.




Oregon Battle of the Books is Coming to Chapman!

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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 parent coach 1x per week, and participate in game show style competitions in late February/early March.
Who is eligible to participate? Any 3rd – 5th grade student.
How does my child participate? Return the permission slip that will be sent home Friday, 10/19. (Didn’t see that permission slip? No problem! Ask your teacher or contact Molly Porter or print from here: OBOB Parent Letter Permission Slip
Who assigns teams? Teachers.
How do I sign up to coach? Fill out and return the bottom of the sign up sheet that was sent home with your student. Attend the informational meeting Thursday, November 1stat 2:20in the Chapman school library. (Can’t attend. No problem! Fill out the bottom of the sign up sheet anyway and contact Molly Porter.)


Need more information?: Talk to your classroom teacher and/or contact the parent coordinators Molly Porter  at and Ashley Walker at You can also check out the official OBOB website

Project and event vacancies 2018-19


Chapman’s robust and lively school culture is due, in large part, to the many parent-led enrichment, community building, and fundraising events held throughout the year.  We serve kids at our school and in the broader community, express appreciation to our fine staff, and raise funds to fill the gap in staffing and services.

In order to ensure a smooth transition to the next school year, we would like to have 2018-19 project and event leads in place before the start of next school year. Events/projects with no identified leads for two years in a row may be retired. Partnerships are encouraged and help lighten the organizing load. All of these positions are for specific events and are a great fit for parents who enjoy project-focused work and/or are available for a finite amount of time.  If you want a particular event or opportunity to continue, it’s important that you step up.

Event and Project Lead Openings for 2018-19 

Contact the previous lead parent or Molly Porter with interest or questions.

Swift Watch Pizza/Gear Sales ( *This event will be held only two weekends in September, a change from previous years.)

PTA Coffees (Fridays, about twice a month)

Community Dinner (Fall)

Children’s Book Harvest (November)

Conference Meals for Teachers (November)

Battle of the Books (December-March) Molly Porter needs a partner to co-lead this

Scholastic Book Fair (Fall and Spring)

PTA Clothing Closet (Fall and Spring)

Staff Appreciation Week (May)

Talent Show (Spring) This person works in tandem with Art Ball organizer(s))

Open call! Painters, project leaders, and materials support needed on May 18!


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We are planning a WORK PARTY on FRIDAY, May 18 to paint the set, create props and costumes, plan for what else needs to be done before Opening Night (!!!!), and enjoy some good old-fashioned team spirit as we make the Chapman School Musical come alive.

The directors and I will be gathering in the school auditorium at noon to begin moving, organizing, and generally preparing for the hubbub to follow. You are welcome to join us anytime after 1 pm, and students are invited to join us after the final bell rings. We will work until around 5pm, and you are welcome to stay for as long or as little as you’d like and are able. Hopefully it will be a joyous affair! If you know that you would like to be there and you could volunteer to be the “head” of a specific project, volunteers in that regard would be very welcomed – please contact me at:

I will bring some snacks and goodies to keep our morale high, and feel free to contribute if you’d like! (no nuts, please)

We have some folks who have generously volunteered to head up the categories of Props and Designing/Printing the program. We still need someone to step up as Costume Coordinator, so if you are interested please let me know!

Also, if anyone has access to PAINT or PAINTING MATERIALS (that you want to get rid of, or an opportunity for discounted materials of any kind), please let me know! It could be very useful! If you would like to contribute in another way, please let me know. I have a short list of materials we will need for the day and it would be wonderful if individuals could chip in.

Please let me know if you have any questions (or ideas!) and I hope to see you on May 18!

Elizabeth Fagan

Acting Academy Manager

Oregon Children’s Theatre

503-228-9571 x125

Pronouns: she/her or they/them


Last PTA meeting of the year, including 2018-19 board elections is Tuesday @ 6 p.m. in the library.

Screen-Shot-2015-10-19-at-7.06.26-PMBelieve it or not, we’re almost at the end of the year!

At Tuesday’s final PTA meeting, we’ll be reviewing highlights from this year, taking a sneak peak at a new lineup of spirit wear (including a snazzy new logo), and voting in new members of the 2018-19 PTA board.

Should you have comments, questions or requests about the work of this year’s PTA please join us, or email communications chair, Helen Shum and she will present them at the meeting. If you are interested in running for a board position, contact current President, Christy Marten.

Finally, THANK YOU to all the volunteers, staff and parents who have supported our school community this year with their time, talents and dollars. Our students are so fortunate to have you on their side!

 2018-19 PTA Board Candidates

President – Morgan Nystrom

Vice President – OPEN

Secretary – Ursula Lalovic

More info about the PTA and what we do is available here.