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  • Want the latest school-related weather and emergency information?

    Text "YES" to 68453 to opt in. Standard message and data rates apply. In the event of a school closure or other urgent situation, you can receive a text message. Inclement weather information is available online here. Check the news for the latest information and district messages - district weather messages and their explanations can be found here. Snow routes for buses available here.
  • Pajama-Rama Party at the Ramona - Check back for info

    The addition of a student school day on Friday, January 27th may have an effect on this event. Please check back for the latest details.
    There's still time to get in on this Chapman fundraiser! Thursday, January 26th from 6-9:30, the fine folks at the Ramona are sponsoring a Pajama/Parents Night Out, Kids Night In Party! There's no school the next day, so live it up a little. Drop off your child - have them wear their pajamas and get ready for a fun-filled night of arts & crafts, science experiments, storytelling, a movie and treats. How? Just go to and make a $30 donation per student. Email your receipt to Molly Porter and she will put your student/s names on the list.


  • Principal’s Message

    Dear Chapman Families, Hello, we are 5th grade guest principals. These are some ideas to keep your kid’s brain active and full of hot cocoa over the upcoming winter break. In our experience students can feel behind after a long exciting break, (which can be longer if we have a snow days). First of all, K through 5th grade students can work on reading and writing over the break. If you need a book with peppermint cocoa, we recommend the “The Land of Stories”. It’s humorous and exciting. Second, don’t worry about P.E., if we have snow everyone will go outside! Thank you for your attention. Hope you have a fun and chilly break! Clair and Daisy (from Ms. William’s class.

    As a reminder, school will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. I hope that all of you are able to enjoy a peaceful and joyous winter break.

    Pamela Van Der Wolf, Principal

    Successful Schools Survey

    Dear PPS Families, We invite all parents and guardians to share their experience in our schools through the Successful Schools Survey, which runs through January 17, 2017. The Successful Schools Survey is a chance to get the voices of thousands of families at once and provide results that will be shared with the community and school staff. The survey is available to PPS parents/guardians of students at ALL grade levels in English, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese. It is available online in English here. Other languages can be found here. Hard copies are available for downloading or at your school. The Staff and Student survey will be given out after the winter break.




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  • School conditions update

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    We want to update you on the status of our work to prepare our schools for the safe return of staff and students. Since Wednesday, our dedicated custodians and maintenance staff have been working very long hours to clear pathways, manage building power, plumbing and heat to ensure all of our utilities are operational given the freezing conditions that can impact pipes and electricity.

  • Friday, January 13: All schools and offices closed

    Schools will be closed tomorrow Friday, January 13.  Our teams have been out today clearing school sidewalks and parking lots and putting the chains on buses, however it is still unsafe on the streets and sidewalks for all of our students and staff to get to school.   All weekend activities including athletics are also canceled.

  • End of semester date change

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    Tuesday, January 10: The Board of Education made the decision to:

    Extend the semester by one week so that the last day of the semester will be Thursday, February 2nd (instead of the original schedule of Thursday, January 26th); AND

    Move the teacher planning day to Friday, February 3rd (from the original schedule of Friday, January 27).

  • Thursday, January 12: All schools and offices closed

    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared a local emergency as a result of the near-record snowfall last night and through today. Temperatures are expected to remain low overnight leaving significant amounts of snow on city roads and sidewalks. Power is also a concern in certain parts of the city and some of our schools. Because of the continued weather impacts, all PPS schools and district offices will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 12.

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