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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  • 2/20 - Connect to Kindergarten, 9-10 am, or 6-7 pm

    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! You have two choices, 9-10 am, or 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 no childcare is available.) More details to follow.
  • 1/26: Pajama Rama at the Ramona! 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Only 4 days until Pajama Rama! Do you have your reservations? Ms. VanDerWolf and the wonderful Ramona teachers & staff present the Pajama Rama party, Friday, January 26, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm! Drop your Chapman kiddos off in their pj's for fun activities, events & a movie while you enjoy a couple of child-free hours. Tickets are available from EventBrite. Suggested donation is $25/per student, or $45 for families with 2 or more Chapman students who want to attend. (Sliding scale available - no one will be turned away for inability to pay.) For questions, or to make a reservation before buying tickets, contact Nicole Mather, Space is limited, so sign up now!
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  • Join the Lincoln Design Advisory Group

    Help Us Create a New Lincoln High School

    Seeking Community Engagement Following passage of the 2017 bond, PPS is moving forward with planning, design and construction of a new Lincoln High School. The master plan calls for Lincoln to be rebuilt as a multi-story structure on the west side of the current campus. PPS is seeking public input on how the new Lincoln should be designed and is looking for volunteers to join the Lincoln Design Advisory Group (DAG).

     Join the Lincoln Design Advisory Group (DAG) The Lincoln Design Advisory Group will include parents, teachers, students, alumni and community representatives who will be involved in developing the design of the new Lincoln High School. The group will include at least one member representing each of the following: high school parents, neighborhood parents, feeder school parents, neighborhood associations, business associations, school programs, potential site and/or capital partners, students, teachers and a school board representative.

    The Design Advisory Group Mission The goal of the DAG is to develop a comprehensive, equitable, integrated and visionary high school campus design with authentic school community engagement. Members will be expected to serve for several months throughout the planning process.

    Lincoln Project Details During the construction process students will remain in the current building while construction of the new Lincoln will take place on the athletic fields at the west end of campus. When completed students will move to the new building and the original Lincoln building will be torn down and replaced by the new athletic fields. Construction is slated to begin in 2020.

    Get Involved and Stay Informed To join the Lincoln Design Advisory Group, use the online application here:  If you are unable to join the DAG, you will still have an opportunity to make your voice heard at an upcoming Lincoln Public Design Workshop. For more information and the latest updates visit the project website: Join the Lincoln project mailing list at

  • Be Prepared for Winter Weather!

    Did you enjoy the brief white flurries over Winter Break? It's getting cold out there, and we're not out of the woods yet! 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 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! 
  • 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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  • Assistant Principal's Message

    Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Students who would like to bring valentines are encouraged to do so, but please make sure they do not include candy.

    Roads get busy around pickup and drop off every day. Recently a few Zone M parking spots have gone in along 26th Ave and along one side of Pettygrove. Look for the small green signs to avoid getting a ticket!

     Rules are in place to ensure safety, including the following: do not park in the bus zone on the school-side of Raleigh street, stay at the wheel if you are in the five-minute drop zone along Pettygrove, always let your child out on the sidewalk side of the street. If on foot, use the crosswalk at 26th Ave and Pettygrove, and allow the fifth grade crossing guards to help you cross you when they are available.

    At the Ramona, please do not park in the bus zone. This zone stretches nearly the entire length of the building between Raleigh and Quimby. It is not safe to stop in the bus zone, even if you are at the wheel.

    Thank you for helping to ensure safety on both campuses.


    Britt Kuether

    Assistant Principal


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