Save the Date – September 14 – Swift Family Run!

Students, teachers, families – mark your calendars now! The Swift Family Run will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Wallace Park. Get out and stay moving over the summer so that you’ll be ready to run with your fellow Chapman community at this super fun (and free!) school event. Visit the Swift Family Run webpage at https://friendsofchapman.org/2019-swift-family-run for information. Stay tuned for more updates and details!

Summer Track Event Series (starts 6/18) and Summer Running Camp

Foot Traffic is a main sponsor of the annual Chapman Swift Family Run (this year on September 14, 2019). They host a summer series “All Comer Track Meets” on Tuesdays at 6 PM at Grant High School. A similar format to the Swift Family Run, it’s a fun series featuring all kinds of track and field events. The first one starts tonight, June 18th, and it’s looking like a perfect evening for a family outing and run. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome! More info at https://foottraffic.us/summertrack/.

They also have week long Summer Run Camps starting in July, with space still available! Sign up at https://foottraffic.us/summercamp/.

Calling all freelancers, side-giggers, contractors and otherwise self-employed business owners!

Do you own your own business, freelance, or have a little something going on the side? Do you ever wish you had a community-based directory of businesses and services to call on or refer others to?

Parent Lissa Manion has stepped up to help us create a community business directory. If you provide a service or own a business that may be of interest to the Chapman community, we encourage you to fill out this form! All listings are free through an introductory period that will run through end of the school year. This fall, we may offer free listings to Chapman PTA members and charge a small fee for community members at large. Access to the listings themselves will be always be public.

For now, we are keeping things simple, by including this directory in spreadsheet format on our parent resources page. Depending on the level of interest, we may make some snazzier improvements this summer.

Lissa also hosts a regular networking event for women business owners and would be open to hosting one for the Chapman community if there is interest. Please contact Lissa at lissa.manion@gmail.com if you are interested in either of these opportunities or have questions, feedback or ideas on the directory.

A lovely offer for Chapman, June 11 only!

Save the date! On June 11th, Skin by Lovely, a Chapman family-owned business will be donating 10% off all sales at its NW Portland location to Chapman.

Skin by Lovely is the only practice in the Pacific NW dedicated exclusively to the safest and most effective FDA-approved injectable treatments available.

Appointments are going fast! To schedule online, please visit www.skinbylovely.com or call 877-568-3594 and press 2 for Portland.

The Spring Book Fair is coming!

Join your Chapman community May 20-24 in the art room (basement) for the Spring BOGO Book Fair.

The fair will be open for shopping 7:40-8 am and 2:15-3 pm each day M-F. And for each book you buy, get second one FREE. It’s a great opportunity to fill up your kiddos’ shelves for summer, or to give a new book for the classroom. 

New this year: 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. Details below.

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 laismarques@hotmail.com
See you at the fair!

Here is a more detailed list of eWallet steps:

  • Click here for the Scholastic website
  • Enter zipcode 97210 and select Chapman
  • Scroll down and click on the orange “Get Started” button
  • Scroll down and click on “Go to eWallet”Click on Register to set up a Scholastic account
  • Then set up an account for each of your children and enter credit card information.

Registration open: PTA Digital Families Night @ Forest Park Elem. is May 22.

Have you talked with your kids about internet safety? Now’s the time. Join us for hands-on parent and student activities that help you practice together.

Register now for Digital Family night in partnership with Forest Park Elementary and thanks to a grant from National PTA and Facebook.

Dinner available at 6 p.m. Event begins promptly at 6:30 and includes a set of three highly-interactive stations that help students and families learn how to navigate the digital world safely and responsibly.

We’ll also have a drawing for a $100 screen-free family activity of your choice and other fun surprises for participants!

More information and details are on the registration page. Email chapmanptacomm@gmail.com with questions.

Ruby Jewel Offers a Delicious Way to Celebrate its NW Grand Opening. Family Weekend to benefit Chapman and Friendly House!

Grand Opening Week Events

Ruby Jewel will collaborate with some favorite partners for daily ice cream specials the week of May 13-May 17, including Blue Star Donuts and Nossa Familia Coffee.

Family Weekend will be May 18-May 19 with a coloring contest, stickers and giveaways. 15 % of ice cream sales from the Family Weekend will benefit Chapman Elementary School and Friendly House.

Grand opening hours are noon to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday and noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Save the [NEW] Date and Location! Digital Families Night will be held May 22 at Forest Park Elementary!

Mark your calendars! We’ll be partnering with our friends at Forest Park Elementary to hold the National PTA and Facebook Digital Communities Night at a new location on Wednesday, May 22.

If you have ever worried or wondered about your family’s screen time usage, social media health or privacy – this is the night for you! In this highly interactive event, families will learn how to create a safe password, discuss what is safe and appropriate to share online, and talk about their current online habits and usage as a family.

Those who complete all three stations of the event (10-15 minutes each) will be entered in a drawing for our grand prize – $100 to spend on a family time activity of your choice! We’ll also have a number of door prizes, including gift certificates to MudPuddles Toy Store, Powells and More!

WHERE/WHEN: This FREE event will be held at Forest Park Elementary,
 9935 NW Durrett St . Dinner available 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Program starts promptly at 6:30 p.m.

WHO’S INVITED? Any Chapman or Forest Park student and their older siblings (from any school) are welcome to participate. The content we will cover is most appropriate for ages 8-13.

REGISTRATION AND OTHER DETAILS ARE COMING SOON!