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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  • Be Prepared for Extreme Weather!

    Did you enjoy the brief white flurries over Winter Break? It's cold out there, and we're not out of the woods yet! Rainy weather, flooding, windstorms, landslides, fallen trees & debris can all make travel difficult or cancel classes. Make sure you're prepared for severe weather & abrupt routine changes.
    -Text YES to 68453 to be signed up for text alerts of school closures & changes by SchoolMessenger.
    -Winter school bus snow routes are available here: Winter Snow Routes
    -Follow PPS on Twitter, @PPSConnect
    -For the latest weather alerts, follow @NWSPortland or go online to the National Weather Service Site
    -If severe weather hits, watch local news & check the crawler bar at the top or bottom of the screen for school closures
    -Have a backup plan in case of severe weather - work with friends, classmates' parents & relations to be sure your student can be collected during inclement conditions. If you need to activate your plan, make sure your school knows who is authorized to collect your child. 
    Dress warmly & stay safe! 
  • 2/20 - Connect to Kindergarten, 9-10 am. 6 PM CANCELLED.

    Will your neighborhood student be five on or before September 1st, 2018?
    If so, and you'd like to know more about registering for kindergarten at Chapman @ the Ramona, come to our first Connect to Kindergarten event! 1545 NW 13th Avenue. You have two choices, 9-10 am, 6 pm cancelled due to weather.  6-7 pm. The event will be held in the Community Room at the Ramona Apartments, which is accessible through the rental office, or the building's courtyard. Pick up registration packets, meet the staff, and see the building. (Children are welcome, but there is no childcare or children's activities available.) CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.
    Parking is frequently a challenge, so walking, public transit, or bike travel is recommended.  Pre-register below to streamline the process!
       Pre-Register for the 6-7 PM Session THIS SESSION IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER. If you fill out your info, I'll email when it's rescheduled.
    Want more information on registration? Beat the rush by downloading a registration packet and bringing it to the event!
    Connect to Kindergarten Flyer  
  • 2/21 - LATE OPENING, both campuses.

    2 hour late opening to allow staff professional development time. Chapman Main Campus will open at 10 am; Kindergarten @ the Ramona will begin at 10:15 am. Buses will pick up 2 hours later than usual (so if you are normally picked up at 7:30 am, the bus should come around 9:30 that day.) Dismissal is the same; 2:15 at Main Campus, 2:30 at the Ramona. 

    Exclusion Day - February 21st, 2018

    Exclusion day is rapidly approaching on February 21st, 2018.  Letters went home on February 7th to students who are missing a required vaccine. If your student is missing a vaccine, has an incomplete record, or has other issues that are not corrected by Wednesday, February 21st, they will be excluded from class and need to be picked up from school. Students cannot return until the issue has been corrected, the shot received and/or the record provided, along with approved documents indicating the correction. More information on exclusion day can be found here

    Information on requirements, applying for an exemption and other vaccine information
  • Stay Informed About Lincoln Design & Improvement

    Stay Informed

    The Lincoln DAG recruitement process is now closed.  Thank you to all the citizens who applied. Stay tuned for dates of future Public Design Workshops for the Lincoln Rebuild.

    Lincoln is set to begin construction in 2020.

    The PPS School Board has officially approved the order of the middle school and high school modernization projects from the May 2017 Bond. Lincoln High School construction is slated to begin in the summer of 2020. Students would move in at the beginning of the 2023 school year. Read the full PULSE story on the construction schedule for the May 2017 Bond schools here.


  • 3/10/18 Save the Date for Chapman's Biggest Fundraising Auction!

    The Chapman Auction will take place Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at Weiden & Kennedy, NW 13th & Everett St. Watch for more details!
    Auction 2018  
  • Remember late openings - throughout the school year.

    Late opening days allow us to attend staff training during the two hours before classes start. There are several of these late openings during the school year. On late opening days, Chapman Main Campus begins at 10 am, and students are dismissed at 2:15 pm. Chapman @ the Ramona begins at 10:15 am; students are dismissed at 2:30 pm. Buses pick up two hours later in the morning, but will drop students at stops in the afternoon at the usual time. For the scheduled late openings, see below.
    LATE OPENINGS, 2018:
       -February 21 
       -March 21
       -April 18
       -May 16 

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  • Principal's Message

    Can you believe we are already about half way through February? It seems like this month just started and it's already flying by! It's a short month, but nevertheless we are packing in a bunch of fun and excitement.

    • Parents' Night Out/Kids' Night In was a wild success! Not only did staff have a blast, but I think the kids had a little fun too. Hopefully parents were able to enjoy the evening as well.
    • Valentine's Day is this week. Like last year, we are keeping this year's festivities candy/sweets free.
    • There will be no school on Monday, February 19th to honor Presidents' Day.
    • Our first Kindergarten Connect events will be next week on Tuesday, February 20th, both at our Ramona campus. Our first one will start at 9:00 am. We will have an evening one as well, starting at 6:00 pm. Please share this information with any neighbors or friends that you know with upcoming kindergartners.

    Some of you with eagle eyes have noticed that the Chapman School Calendar has a last day of school date that is different than the one on the district website. The last date of school was recently changed and will now be June 8th, not the 12th. It looks like we won't have any snow days, so you should be able to set those vacation dates with a fair bit of confidence. (I hope I just didn't jinx anything!)

    Pamela Van Der Wolf
    Principal, Chapman Elementary


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