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Chapman Elementary School

Main Campus: Grades 1st - 5th
Ramona Campus: Kindergarten

Main Campus (Grades 1st-5th): 1445 NW 26th AvePortland, OR 97210Ph (503) 916-6295Fx (503) 916-2617

Chapman @ The Ramona (Kindergarten): 1545 NW 13th Ave Portland, OR 97209Ph (503) 916-5360Fx (503) 916-2717

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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!

    There's still time to get in on this Chapman fundraiser! Thursday, February 2nd 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, stories, 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.
  • Parents' Night Out/Kids' Night In

    Sign up for the Parents' Night Out and take your sweetheart out for a pre-Valentine's dinner! Friday, February 10th from 5:45 to 9 pm, Chapman Main Campus teachers are offering a night of fun activities for Chapman K-5 students while their parents take a well-deserved night off. 100% of the funds raised will go to the Chapman PTA to be used for next year's educational programs. Sign up at SchoolPay, or make checks payable to Chapman PTA. Registration form can be found here. The event is open to current Chapman K-5 students: $25 (1 student) $40 (2 students) $10 for each additional student beyond the first two. Dinner will not be provided. There will be games, activities, art & movies.
  • Take the Annual Parent/Guardian Child Care Survey!


    Your input is valuable!

    Please take a moment to complete this confidential online childcare survey. Survey results will be used as part of an annual program evaluation. Please complete the survey by February 17, 2017. 

    If you need a paper survey, please let your site director know. 
    Questions? Contact Nancy Hauth at 503-916-3230 or

    PPS Encuesta de Cuidado Niños

    Sus aportes son importantes.
    Por favor tómese un momento para llenar esta encuesta confidencial, online childcare survey (“ – Departamentos – Guarderías”).Los resultados de la encuesta se utilizarán como parte de una evaluación anual de programas. Sírvase completar la encuesta antes de 17 de febrero de 2017.

    Si necesita usted una copia impresa para tomar la encuesta, hágaselo saber por favor al director de su guardería.
    Preguntas? Contactar a Nancy Hauth al 503-916-3230 o a 

    Nancy Hauth, Program Manager, PK and K Supports and Child Care


  • Principal’s Message

    Happy New Year! I am a resolution optimist, enthusiastically setting a plethora of goals for the year and new habits to start. Sometimes I’m successful--in my second year of teaching I resolved to always lock the blade of the paper cutter back into place—a habit I’ve maintained to this day, thankfully. Other times, not so much; I think I’ll have to wait until retirement before I have time to read a hundred books in one year.

    One habit that we all need to improve is wearing a name or visitor badge. I frequently forget mine in a pocket or leave it on my coat after coming in. Most parents at the school remember to check in at the office and grab a badge, but there’s the occasional visitor who forgets to do so. It's basic safety and security protocol in PPS to always check in at the office, even if you're just staying for a few minutes or dropping something off to a classroom. If you forget, a staff person will kindly remind you if they see you are not wearing a badge. If you see me without my badge, please do the same. It’s a New Year’s resolution we should all make.

    Supervision Before and After School

    Please remember that we do not have supervision for students before or after school. Children should not be dropped off unsupervised or allowed to remain on school property (which includes the turf) without a responsible adult. We open the cafeteria at 7:40, and once students are in there they must remain in the cafeteria. Our front doors and side door (by the bus) open for students at 7:52.

    Gently Used Coat Donations Needed

    With the freezing temperatures, we have discovered a need to keep a few coats on hand in the office on the occasion that someone needs a coat for recess. We plan on having outside recess even in this ridiculously cold weather, but some students have left their coats on the bus or spilled milk on them and we don't want them to go out without a coat. (Insert yet another reminder to make sure children are dressed appropriately for cold weather. Hats, gloves, etc. You know the drill.)

    Sincerely, Pamela Van Der Wolf, Principal




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  • School menu for Friday, January 27

    PPS Nutrition Services: The lunch menu for this Friday, January 27, 2017 will be Chicken Filet Sandwiches and Hand-Rolled Burritos made from locally sourced foods. Students will also have the option to choose a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich or a Yogurt with Granola. A variety of fruits and vegetables will also be served in addition to milk. We hope that your child will join us for lunch and enjoy a delicious, nutrient-rich meal in the cafeteria.
  • Friday, January 20: Lincoln and MLC closing at 2PM

    Due to planned inaugural protests MLC and Lincoln will release students at 2PM. PPS bus schedules will be adjusted. All athletics and after-school activities are cancelled. Closed campus at LHS so pack sack lunch.
  • Roosevelt 8th Grade Family Night canceled, rescheduled for Monday, February 13 at 5:30PM

    Tonight’s 8th Grade Family Night at Roosevelt has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for Monday, February 13th at 5:30 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this second cancellation may cause. MLC’s 8th Grade Family Night set for this evening at 6pm is happening as scheduled.

  • Wednesday, January 18: Late start canceled, weather permitting school starts at regular time

    We continue to prepare for schools to reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

    Please note that our plan is for schools to start at regular times tomorrow making this the first day of eliminating late starts for professional development as part of our plan to restore lost instructional hours due to weather-related closures this winter.

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