2020 Auction: More Info, Help Needed

Saturday, March 7
Vacasa at 850 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Doors open at 6 PM

Theme: Olympics! Winter or summer, your choice. This year the costumes are a real choose-your-own-adventure: windbreakers, leggings, figure skater dresses, team blazers, Nancy/Tanya duo, speedskater, gymnastics team, so many ideas!

Tickets: This year ticket prices will include entry, dinner and a Chapman glass for drinks. Tickets will be available in the coming weeks, stay tuned! 

Food: Dinner will be an “All Around the World” sampler from SporkBytes catering; vegetarian and meat options available. Dessert will be cakes and bonus international-themed treats in the “Dessert Dash”.

Fun: Take some pics in the photo booth, pay to play rounds of ping-pong and other fun games, and dance to some truly epic jock jams (“Eye of the Tiger” anyone?).

Silent Auction: Once again the silent auction catalog will be available online. Stay tuned for more details.


AUCTION TEAM NEEDS YOUR HELP!

  • Do you have a vacation home to donate?
  • Would your business want to sponsor the auction? Sponsorships are available at the $1500, $500 and $250 levels. 
  • Volunteer to work during the event. We love volunteers!
  • Email Emily at ecarter85@gmail.com if you can help with any of the above!
  • Visit www.chapmanschoolauction.com to buy sponsorships or donate a good/service.

Dining for Dollar$ – January

January 22 | NW 23rd & Savier

New Year. New restaurants. We are kicking off 2020’s Dining for Dollar$ with Mexican cuisine. XICA CANTINA will be hosting January’s Dining for Dollar$ on Wednesday, January 22.

Portland Mexican favorite, the upscale XICO (chee-ko) on SE Division, featured in the Oregonian’s top 40 restaurants every year since its opening in 2012, opened XICA (chee-ka) Cantina, a more casual second location, at the corner of NW 23rd and Savier in July 2019, serving local, organic and handmade Mexican cuisine, fine wine, and artisanal Mezcal as well as a small kids menu! Reservations are accepted and recommended. You can make reservations online directly from their website. They also accept take out orders by calling 971-339-9041. Their capacity is 74 to give you an idea of the size of space. They are open for lunch and dinner from 11 AM to 9 PM.

Check out this great write up from the Oregonian – XICA CANTINA.

A personal and incredibly timely testimonial from XICO’s owner Liz:

With a daughter turning 5 in January, who is about to enter kindergarten at Buckman Elementary, I’m concerned about kindergarten class sizes. I believe that kids thrive in environments where the highest standards are set and maintained. I’m happy to support Chapman and hope together we can make sure our students are nurtured. Xico/Xica co-owner and Hammer & Hand founder Daniel Thomas is a supporter of Chapman Elementary, recently making a $500 donation to the 80’s Prom Fundraiser. At Hammer & Hand, every donation made to a relatively well supported public school is matched for one of the neediest schools, spreading the resources around the city. Both our businesses, Hammer & Hand and Xico/Xica, are invested in the community, employing and providing health insurance to more than 100 Portlanders, and supporting and promoting local producers like our dear farmers and wine makers. We’re so excited to be in your neighborhood and look forward to meeting you all at Cantina Xica on January 22nd!

Talent Show – Sign up by Wednesday 1/8

Chapman’s annual Talent Show is coming up quick on Thursday, January 16th at 6 PM! This event is open to all Chapman students but we have a limited number of performance slots that will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please be sure to get your forms turned in no later than this week’s deadline, Wednesday, January 8th. Forms can be emailed to chapmantalentshow@gmail.com or turned into the PTA box in the Chapman main office. Forms came home in children’s backpacks or you can download a form here.

Lorien Steele (a 2nd grade parent) is coordinating the show for the students but she needs your help! We are looking for:

  • 1 parent volunteer to help usher our performers on and off stage
  • 2 parents to help with setting up the children’s equipment backstage

Please contact Lorien at chapmantalentshow@gmail.com if you are able to help.

Everyone is invited to attend and cheer on our students as they hit the stage. We hope to see you there!

Winter After School Activities – Sign up now

Winter after school activities at Chapman begin as early as January 6th. Below is the list of confirmed classes. Sign up now!

Note: classes may be canceled due to low enrollment so spread the word.

  • NW Children’s Theater: Theater Games! (GR K-4)
  • After School Hoops 1-on-1 Basketball (GR 1-5)
  • Play-Well TEKnologies (GR K-4)
  • Tiny Techs Club: Adventure Bots (GR K-5)
  • Kids Like Languages: American Sign Language (GR K-5)
  • Kids Like Languages: Spanish (GR K-5)
  • Science Matters: Pop Bang Fizz Chemistry (GR 1-5)
  • Coding With Kids: Little Coders (GR K-2)
  • Coding With Kids: Game Development (GR 3-5)

More info and sign-up links at After Care and Enrichment.

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!

TAG (Talented and Gifted Program) – Info Session on Oct. 15

October 15 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Chapman Library (Room 17)

Principal Van Der Wolf and TAG Coordinator Rochella Farnand will be hosting a TAG Information Meeting in the Library on Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30 pm. At this meeting parents can learn about the TAG identification process and in-school implementation.

All Second graders will be tested this fall for TAG identification for intellectual ability. Additionally, all parents can nominate their child for age level TAG testing in math or reading. Students that took the SBAC last spring will receive a post card from the TAG office if they scored 95th percentile or higher. Post cards will be sent mid-October. This score is used to help with the identification process.  

Nomination forms are available on the TAG information Board next to the office. Forms are also available on line at the PPS TAG website. The deadline for nominations is November 26th and late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please give completed forms to your child’s teacher.

For those already identified, families should have received any email from the TAG  office with a parent survey. If you are unable to print it, please stop by the office for a hard copy.   Completed forms should be returned to your child’s teacher as soon as possible to help with planning.

Upcoming events are posted on the TAG information board. One event posted is on October 26th and is sponsored by Oregon Association for Talented and Gifted. It  will focus on Neurodiversity. The other is the first of four sessions at the BESC on October 15 at 6:30. The session is called Multipotentiality and your Child.

If you have any TAG questions, feel free to email Rochella Farnand. You may also find additional information on the PPS TAG website at https://www.pps.net/tag.

Coming up: Run for the Arts on Oct. 4

October 4 | 1:00 – 1:30 PM | Wallace Park

Run for the Arts, a fundraising jog-a-thon, is Chapman’s biggest fundraiser dedicated purely to to arts. Every year, funds from Run for the Arts pay for artists in residencies for each grade level, needed supplies, and arts-based assemblies during the year, such as Art Ball. The funds have been used to bring professional performances featuring music and dance, story telling, and drama; to buy musical instruments; and to replace sound equipment in the auditorium. The 4th/5th grade musical this year will be supported by Run for the Arts. Funds raised via this event can only be spent on arts education, and cannot be redirected toward other needs within the school. The funds are managed and dispersed by Young Audiences

Last year Run for the Arts raised $18,000 for Chapman. We hope for another successful fundraiser and a fun event for the students. Packets have been sent home with students. Please bring the forms back to school on Oct. 4th to record the student’s laps. The fundraising and collection period will extend until the first week of November.

VOLUNTEER

October 4 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM | Main Steps

About 12-15 volunteers are needed to help students count their laps. No need to sign up–meet Mr. Studt at 12:30 PM at the front steps of the school on October 4th.

Thank you for your support! We are really looking forward to an amazing (and possibly less muddy) run this year!

After School / Enrichment Programs – Sign up now!

With school back in session, are you looking for after care or enrichment ideas? Look no further! Did you know that you can see a list of after school class/enrichment programs offered at Chapman this fall in one place on the After Care and Enrichment page of this site? See what activities might fit your family’s interest and schedule! Classes are open for registration now, and some begin in just a few weeks, so be sure to check out the page for all the details. (Some classes can unfortunately get cancelled or delayed due to low enrollment, so don’t forget to spread the word about classes to ensure enough participation!)