Assistant Principal's Message
Greetings Chapman Families and Community!We hope you all had a restful and relaxing Spring Break. This is the perfect time of year to reflect on new beginnings. One exciting new beginning to announce is our official Chapman Facebook page. We will use this platform to share positive news and upcoming events. You can find it at: PPS Chapman Elementary School. April is also poetry month, so be sure to say hi to Ms. Sullivan and Ms. Stevens or stop by the public library to check out poetry books. Our first upcoming events for April are the PTA meeting 4/3 and Run for the Arts 4/12. Run for the Arts is an amazing opportunity to be physically active and raise money for the arts at Chapman.
As we move into the final months of the school year, please remember that attendance truly does matter. Some facts regarding chronic absenteeism from Attendanceworks.org:
- Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and that’s known as chronic absence
- Poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of third grade or be held back
- By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school
With that said, we look forward to seeing your student(s) at Chapman each day and being a part of their new beginnings.