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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Chapman News

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  • 3/26 - 3/30 SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL Both sites

    Spring Break will start on 3/26 and continue until 3/30. No school for students, most PPS campuses. See you on Monday, April 2nd!
  • 4/3 - PTA Meeting, 6 pm, MAIN CAMPUS

  • 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.
       -March 21
       -April 18
       -May 16 

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  • Principal's Message

    Greetings Chapman Families,

    These last few weeks have been packed and this week continues that trend. A special thanks to Emily Price, Mythandra Fenner, and all of the volunteers and staff that made STEM Night (Math & Science Night) such a fabulous event. What a fun evening of learning and creativity! This week we have Dining for Dollar$ at Pok Pok on Tuesday, a late start on Wednesday, PTA Coffee on Friday, and 3rd grade is taking their bridge tours this week. In addition, several of our staff members are at the district’s two-day equity training, Beyond Diversity. It’s a jam-packed week!

    Some folks alerted me to a conversation that has been taking place on social media about bullying at Chapman. We are lucky to live in a time when there are so many forms of communication that help us to stay connected and allow us to reach out. When we talk about bullying as educators, we use the following definition taken from PPS’s Bullying and Harassment Reporting Form: Bullying and harassment are unfair, one-sided, and repeated, and one person may be using their power over another person.

    Our teachers work hard to create a safe climate in their classrooms and they want to know about anything that is preventing this from happening. The most effective and direct way to bring bullying to light is to reach out to your child’s teacher. If you feel like further action is required after reaching out to your child’s teacher, our Bullying and Harassment Reporting Form can be found in the office and on our website.

    Recess seems to be where most of our complaints arise. Currently, we keep 4-7 adults on duty during our lunch recess, and we have started to implement 4th and 5th grade recess buddies to play games with our younger students. We will continue to work with students to make sure they know the importance of reporting bullying and harassment, and we are looking at various educational activities to help prevent bullying, from holding assemblies to teaching specific guidance lessons. We welcome your ideas and input!

    Pamela Van Der Wolf

    Principal, Chapman Elementary


District News

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  • Important information about location of Pioneer Program


    Given new information, PPS District leaders have decided the Pioneer Program will remain at the Holladay-Youngson facility for the 2018-19 school year. PPS remains committed to ensuring that all students receive a high quality educational experience in a positive and supportive learning environment.

  • PPS Pulse, Mar. 20, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Grant Magazine honored again; reflections on March 14
  • Reflections on March 14th

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    On Wednesday, students across the nation chose to speak out on the issue of school safety. In many school communities, students observed a moment of silence and walked out of class to give voice to their thoughts and feelings. We should all listen.The horrific mass shootings that have taken student lives in recent years have provoked an incredibly important dialogue and created a valuable “teachable moment” for all of us. 

  • Sports update: Spring schedule kicks into gear

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    With Grant putting an exclamation point on winter by winning a state title in boys basketball, it’s time to turn the page on sports seasons. Competition in high school spring sports started last week. Here’s a quick overview of the Portland Interscholastic League: