Wanted: MLK Day of Service Project Organizer

From Molly Porter, PTA Volunteer Coordinator:

Looking for a MLK/National Day of Service project? For years I have organized a garden clean up/prep for spring work party at Chapman. I won’t be here this year to organize, but I’m happy to help you with the details if you’d like to make this event happen.

Connect with Molly at mollyehporter@yahoo.com

After school classes now organized by date/times/prices

In an effort to better serve parents looking for after school options, this page now includes a spreadsheet that offers an easy way to compare opportunities by day/time and price.

If you represent a program that would like to be included in this list, please send an email with details to chapmanptacomm@gmail.com. There is no charge for listing.

Please note that most classes have minimum participation requirements and may be cancelled if sign ups are too low.






One on One Basketball needs 2-3 more kids

From Jake Green at One-On-One basketball:

Hey, Everyone –
Just reaching out to let you know that Chapman‘s 1st-5th Enrichment Class starts tomorrow (Jan. 3rd). A couple things about the class.
1) We still have space in the class! If you know of anyone that would be interested please spread the word! They can register HERE.
2) Kids should report to the gym after school is dismissed at 2:15PM. If your kiddo is in aftercare please make sure they let the instructor know they’re going there after so the instructor can walk them there.
3) Pack a snack for them to each before class if they need to get some energy
4) Please ensure your kid has comfortable athletic wear
5) Class is over at 4:00PM…please be there for pick-up on time unless they’re going to aftercare, of course.
As of now the class only has 6 kids in it. In order to run the class we need 2-3 more kids to join. We will run the class tomorrow because I’m sure people are just getting into the swing of things after the holiday…but help spread the word!
Let me know if you have any questions, and hope they enjoy the class!
Thank you,

Jake Green

One on One Basketball, Inc.
Regional Director — Portland, OR

Benefit Chapman while online shopping

Christmas giftsPlanning to do a lot of online shopping this holiday season? Please remember these easy and effortless ways to benefit Chapman while moving through your gift giving list.


When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price on eligible items to an organization of your choice. Once you’ve indicated the Chapman PTA in Portland, OR as your beneficiary, you might find it helpful to “bookmark” or “favorite” that site, as only purchases made through that portal are credited to our school.


Register your reward cards (like those at Fred Meyer and Safeway) or shop through the online mall to earn a percentage of purchases for Chapman. Indicate Chapman PTA in Portland, Oregon as your beneficiary.


Not a big shopper, but have holiday giving on your list? Please consider a tax-deductible donation to benefit Friends of Chapman. Tax ID # 93-1009176. DONATE ONLINE HERE.

Reminder: PTA meeting tomorrow (Tuesday), 6 p.m.


December agenda, November notes and related materials for here.

We will be voting in a new Vice President, discussing possibility of an upcoming internet safety parent education night and hoping for information on MAPS testing and response to concern about math SBAC scores in general.

All PTA members are eligible to vote. CURRENTLY, WE HAVE 56 PARENT MEMBERS AND TWO TEACHER MEMBERS. That’s less than 10 percent of teachers and parents making decisions that affect our entire school community.  Want broader representation? Join the PTA or forward this post to a fellow parent/teacher.