Sign Up for a Holiday Food Basket!

Each year the Chapman PTA provides holiday food baskets for Chapman families in need. These baskets are essential to help families feed their children during Thanksgiving and winter break from school. Food baskets will be assembled Nov. 11-22 and distributed to families Nov. 26 & 27 from 3pm – 5pm at Lift Up (2701 NW Vaughn St. Suite 102).

Please fill out the food basket request form and return it to Ariel Frager, Chapman School Counselor to her box in the front office. Please fill out the request form even if you have received a food basket in the past. There are a limited number of baskets available and requests will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

If you would like to volunteer to shop for food and assemble baskets, please contact Kelly Farrell. See the food donation list below and read more here.

Dining for Dollar$ – November

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! We have already raised $2200 so far this school year.  Let’s keep it going!


PASTA, PASTA, PASTA! This month is all about Italian food. I did not know that it is believed that pasta originated from China. I do know that I particularly love the Italian cuisine at our Dining for Dollar$ restaurants this month – Grassa and Justa Pasta.

NW 23rd & Quimby

Monday, November 11 (NO SCHOOL DAY) – Grassa will be donating 15% of all day’s sales to Chapman. There is no school that day so keep that in mind as you enjoy Grassa cuisine anytime between 11 AM and 10 PM. No question it is reasonably priced and beloved by many. Grassa is located at the corner of NW 23rd and Quimby. 

1326 NW 19th

Tuesday, November 19 – Justa Pasta will be donating 10% of all day’s sales to Chapman. Like Grassa, it is affordably priced for our neighborhood and well loved. How it differs is that it feels like a hideaway, a neighborhood gem few tourists know about. Last time Justa Pasta participated in a Chapman dining night was 2015 so let’s show them how much we love having Justa Pasta back. It is open for lunch from 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM and again from 4:30 – 8:30 PM for dinner. The space is smaller than Grassa, FYI, so take out might make most sense especially if your group is large. Take out orders can be called in at 503-243-2249. Justa Pasta is located at 1326 NW 19th (between Overton and Pettygrove).

Questions? Contact Nicole Mather.

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/.

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

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!)