Fall Fundraising Drive is ON – Donate now to win raffle prizes!

FOUNDATION FUNDS = STAFF

The Chapman Educational Foundation is looking to raise $400 per student for the 2019/2020 school year. Please consider donating whatever amount you can give. Donate by year end for the 2019 charitable donation tax deduction, or donate half now and half during the spring drive, or on a monthly basis throughout the school year—whatever works for you. However and whatever you donate, donate now! Foundation funds = Staff. So, let’s all pull together and give our children the foundation they need.

DONATE BY CHECK payable to Friends of Chapman and sent to Chapman Educational Foundation at 1445 NW 26th Avenue, Portland, OR 97210.


RAFFLE PRIZES

Donate before Thanksgiving break (November 22) for entry into the Early Bird Donor Raffle for GREAT prizes!

  • 2 tickets to Portland Center Stage 2019-20 performance of your choice
  • 2 tickets to Alice in Wonderland at the Multnomah Arts Center this Holiday season
  • $20 Salt & Straw gift card
  • $20 North 45 gift cards
  • Mongoose Freestyle BMX Bike for beginners to advanced riders
  • Ninja Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker – 8 qt. deluxe 9-in-1 Cooker & Air Fryer

For more information on how to donate: https://friendsofchapman.org/one-time-and-monthly-giving/.

Scholastic Book Fair: Oct. 25 – 31

Friday Oct. 25 – Thursday Oct. 31
7:40 – 8:00 AM and 2:15 – 2:45 PM
ART ROOM (in the basement)


A Spooky Book Fair is coming to Chapman!

The Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be open in the art room (in the basement) Friday, October 25 through Thursday, October 31

You can shop daily before and after school. The fair will also be open after the Costume Parade on Halloween morning for parents and grandparents to visit and stock up on Christmas gifts and winter reading.

Don’t forget: Scholastic is offering eWallet, an account you can set up for your child and fund using a credit card- no cash required, and you set the book budget. Visit our homepage on the Scholastic site and scroll down to click on the “Get Started” button, and then on “Go to eWallet.” Click on the word Register to set up a Scholastic account and then set up eWallet accounts for each of your children.

Would you like to help out? Click here to volunteer for setting up the room, or for short morning or afternoon shifts at the register. Thanks!

Questions? Contact Lais Marques.

See you at the fair!

Save This Date: School Auction on March 7th

On your mark, get set, bid! Chapman’s auction is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2020. The theme this year is Olympics!

Help with the Auction
The auction is Chapman’s largest fundraiser and we need your help to make it run smoothly. If you’d like to help with the business end (procurement, data entry, sponsors, working the event) or the party end (decorations, catering, games) please email Emily.

Sponsor the Auction
We are looking for sponsors to help cover the cost of the auction so more funds can go towards staffing and other school needs. Sponsorships are currently available for purchase on the auction website: www.ChapmanSchoolAuction.com at the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal levels. 

Stay tuned to Friends of Chapman for event updates and info.

Your auction co-chairs,
Emily Price and Sarah Groom

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:

Girl Scouts: Trunk or Treat!

October 20 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM | Girl Scout Council Office | 9620 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97219

On Sunday October 20th, Girl Scouts will be having a Trunk or Treat for all Girl Scouts, family and friends. If you are interested in learning more about Girl Scouts or want to register your girl for a troop, come down to for some Halloween fun. And to find out more about Girl Scouts, visit Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Questions? Contact Marney Anderson, Girl Scout Leader and Chapman parent.

FREE Swift Community Dinner – Reserve now!

November 6 | 5 PM – 8 PM | Chapman Gym

You can now reserve your tickets for the 3rd annual FREE Swift Community Dinner on Wednesday, November 6th!

Seating times start at 5 PM and are every half hour, with doors closing at 8 PM. Dine in the gymnasium and enjoy live musical performances with Mr. Clark and the students in the auditorium.

  • 5:45 PM – 1st & 2nd grade
  • 6:15 PM – 3rd grade & Chapman Choir

Thank you to SELCO Community Credit Union for generously sponsoring this FREE event to all Chapman families!

We need volunteers to ensure the event goes smoothly.

Donations for the Holiday Outreach Baskets will be collected at the Swift Community Dinner. See the list of donation items and read more here.

Dining for Dollar$ – October

Raise money for Chapman by eating food from pre-set neighborhood restaurants.  Dine with friends and family, order take out, and spread the word. Restaurants will donate a portion of their day’s proceeds back to Chapman. Let’s eat!    


October brings two Dining for Dollar$ opportunities. Besides the event details, I’d also like to draw attention to the owners who you will get a chance to meet. Tap & Table’s Travis grew up in the Chapman neighborhood and played regularly at Wallace Park. Travis is passionate about giving back to his childhood neighborhood whether it be to Chapman or supporting the efforts of local citizens that volunteer to keep our streets clean. The Hostel Cafe’s Jim and Britta live, work, and raise their 2 young children at the NW International Hostel which has been open to travelers from around the world for the last 20+ years.  Jim and Britta are incredibly generous with their time and money when it comes to helping the community whether it’s being grill master at the Hillside Soccer Club Jamboree or leading the efforts of hosting free concerts at Wallace or Couch parks in the summer. In a way, it’s a good feeling to not only know that local restaurants want to support Chapman but also that we as a community can support them as well.


October 9 | NW 23rd (between Raleigh and Savier)

Wednesday, October 9 – Tap & Table is generously donating 40% of the day’s sales back to Chapman. It’s a great family friendly neighborhood restaurant known for tasty burgers, beer selection, and even cauliflower elotes…definitely curious to try ’em. There’s a kid’s corner, TV’s for sports, and a comfortable vibe to the whole place. Grab a meal to go (grubhub option off their website) or dine in. Owner Travis grew up behind Chapman and attended Chapman, Cathedral, West Sylvan, and Jesuit.  Ask to see his little league picture taken at Wallace Park.


October 23 | NW 18th & Glisan

Wednesday, October 23 – Hostel Cafe will be donating 15% of the day’s sales back to Chapman as well as 100% of all raffle ticket sales towards a free night at their 50 acre ZigZag Mountain Farm getaway. Only a $5 raffle ticket. Order at the counter and dine on sandwiches, burgers, and more. I personally enjoy their BLT and Salmon Burger. To top it all off, customers will be treated to old-time fiddle tunes, mountain songs, bluegrass and early country by our very own Kindergarten Teacher Mr. Melling and his wife Karen. Additional special guest Chapman Mom and neighborhood fiddle teacher Olivia Horgen Olivia will not only provide accompaniment but will also perform with some Chapman students. Performances start a bit after 6 PM.

Chapman kindergartner teacher Mr. Melling and his wife Karen will be performing at the Hostel Cafe on October 23rd at 6 PM.
Chapman parent Olivia Horgen will provide accompaniment to performances at the Hostel Cafe on October 23rd at 6 PM.

Questions about Dining for Dollar$? Contact Nicole Mather.

Support Chapman through Amazon Smile and Teacher Wishlists

Shop & Raise Money for Chapman!

Do you shop on Amazon? Now you can shop and raise money for Chapman at no additional cost to you! Simply sign on through https://smile.amazon.com, designate Chapman Elementary PTA as your chosen charity, and do all your regular shopping through https://smile.amazon.com. More detailed instructions here.

Learn more ways how you can participate in programs to support Chapman.

Amazon Teacher Wishlists

While you’re on smile.amazon.com, if you would like to contribute to items in the classroom, here are some teacher wishlists on Amazon. We will continue to add more as teachers put together their class needs and lists. Thank you for supporting our teachers and their classrooms!

Oregon Battle of the Books is coming to Chapman!

Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders!

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 teams 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 January – February.

Who is eligible to participate?: Any 3rd-5th grade student.

How does my child participate?: Permission slips will be sent home by Monday, October 7th and are DUE Thursday, October 10th. (Didn’t see that permission slip? No problem! Ask your teacher or contact Molly Porter.)

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 Wednesday, October 9th, 2:30 – 3:15 PM, in 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 or another permission slip?: Talk to your classroom teacher and/or contact the parent coordinators Molly Porter and Ashley Walker. You can also check out the official OBOB website at www.oregonbattleofthebooks.org.

Date to Remember:

  • Info session: October 9, 2:30 – 3:15 PM, Chapman Library
  • Permission slips due: October 10