Urgent: Scholastic Books Needs A Coordinator or Spring Fair Will Be Cancelled

Chapman has held the Scholastic Book Fair in the fall and spring for many years, coordinated by parent Missy Lieser. (Thank you, Missy!)

Revenue from the fair benefits Friends of Chapman and our library. Friends of Chapman also provides outreach funds so that students in need are able to purchase books to take home.

We have struggled to identify a parent volunteer to coordinate this spring’s fair so we will need to cancel the fair if no one steps up by Feb. 6. 

Coordinating the fair is a week-long commitment, along with some administrative duties pre-and post-fair. Molly Porter, volunteer coordinator, will help you recruit parents to set up and run the registers in the mornings and afternoons before and after school.  Contact Missy for more information about what this project entails. It is a great option for a parent (or two) who wants a limited-term/project-based commitment, believes in the power of reading  – and who has some flexibility in their daytime schedule.

Tickets Now Available for Parents Night Out/Kids Night In

Take your sweetie out for an early Valentine’s night out and let us be your sitter! Chapman teachers are volunteering their time by offering a night of fun activities for Chapman K-5 students while you take a well-deserved night off. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit Friends of Chapman.

Eventbrite - 2019 Parents Night Out, Kids Night In at Chapman!

DATE/TIME: FRIDAY, FEB 8. 2019, 5:45-9 P.M.

COST: $25 FOR THE FIRST CHILD, $20 FOR ADDITIONAL SIBLINGS (This event is for current Chapman K-5 students only.)

In Chapman fashion, we try to ensure all students can attend any Chapman event no matter their financial situation. Please consider making a donation to sponsor a student when you register. Talk to your teacher or email chapmanptacomm@gmail.com to request a scholarship.



  • Dinner will NOT be provided for children. We will have popcorn for the movie.
  • All children will participate in four stations of games, activities, and art.
  • All Kinder and 1st graders will watch Toy Story 3 (G). 2nd-5th graders may watch either Sing (PG) or Toy Story 3.

Auction Tickets on Sale Now!

Auction tickets – $60/person – are now available for purchase.


When you buy tickets online you can add-on the following items:

$25 Bottomless beer or wine glass, details coming 1/10
$100 Golden Ticket raffle tickets
Sponsor a staff ticket
Look for auction info at Round-Up this Friday, co-chairs will be there to answer questions!

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

Portland Panto Players present The Wizard of Oz with a special offer for Chapman

Enjoy a fun holiday show and raise money for Chapman at the same time. The Portland Panto Players are presenting The Wizard of Oz on  December 22, 23, 29 and 30 at the Siren Theater in NW Portland.

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Chapman. Two Chapman alumni are in the show, and the company is also offering discounted tickets to Chapman families.

More information and ticket sales can be found at https://portlandpantoplayers.com/. Use the code “chapman” (all lower case) to receive the discounted price.

Chapman Wizard of Oz - Color - Chapman