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!


The-Music-Man-JrHello families and friends!

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.



Now recruiting: PTA board positions for 2018-19

Screen-Shot-2015-10-19-at-7.06.26-PMIt’s time to fill PTA board positions for the 2018-19 school year! Anticipated open positions are as follows:

President – 2 year commitment. Engages and empowers families to advocate for all students. Sets agenda and leads monthly PTA meetings, meets regularly with Principal and works with teachers to support programs, events and other identified student needs. Serves as a formal representative of our school’s parent community. Previous board or volunteer leadership experience is desired for this position.

Vice President – 2 year commitment – one supporting the President and one as the President. Runs board and general meetings in President’s absence. Supports committees, other board members and PTA work as needed.

Secretary – 1 year commitment. Takes notes at PTA executive board and general meetings. Keeps PTA bulletin board up to date.  Supports other PTA work as needed. **This is a great introductory position for a parent who wants to get more involved in PTA leadership and/or a working parent who is not generally available during the day and/or wants a very specific/limited time commitment. (approximately 3-4 hrs, month).

Please direct questions or indicate your interest for a specific position to our current President, Christy Marten or any of the current board members.  The membership will vote in next year’s board at the May 1 PTA meeting at 6 p.m. More info about the PTA and what we do is available here.



Pucker up! It’s citrus tasting time and volunteers are needed.

citrusFood Front is hosting their annual citrus tasting for Chapman students. Volunteers are needed to slice and serve a variety of citrus fruits to the kiddos as they move through the tasting stations.


Please bring a knife and cutting board for chopping fruit. Check in at the main office and meet in the art room at main campus, cafeteria at the Ramona.

Main Campus: Wednesday, 2/14, One-hour shifts from 8:00 am to 11:00 am.  Main Campus Sign Up here,

Ramona: Thursday, 2/15, One hour from 8:30-9:30. Ramona Sign Up here



PTA Clothing Drive is Dec. 1- 14


Benefitting the PTA/PPS Clothing Center


What: Gently used clothing, coats, shoes, back packs, and lunch boxes. All donations should be stain and rip free.

How: Please put all donations in a plastic garbage bag that can be tied at the top

Where: Deliver to Room 6, Main Campus

When: December 1 – December 14

The PTA Clothing Center Facts & Info

The PTA Clothing Center is located at the Marshall High School Campus. We are open for students to receive clothing on Monday and Thursday school days from 10am-1pm, September through April.

PURPOSE: Since 1964, our sole purpose has been to furnish age-appropriate clothing that fits children that come to us needing these services. By caring for the basic needs of our youth and allowing them to dress as their peers, we are encouraging positive self-esteem, academic success and regular class attendance. We share the Portland Council PTA’s purpose to give every child a chance.

QUALIFYING CHILDREN: All Portland Public School children that do not have access to age-appropriate clothing are eligible to be referred to the PTA Clothing Center.