Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Chapman School logo which is image of a swift bird in flightChapman School

School Grade Levels: K-5

1445 NW 26th Ave. | Portland, OR 97210
Phone: (503) 916-6295 | Fax: (503) 916-2617
Attendance Line: (503) 916-3619
Swift Information Line: (503) 916-6131

Thursday, Friday no school

Nov. 26-27: No school in recognition of holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks to the more than 3,000 people who attended meetings on enrollment balancing. Slideshow.  Growing Great Schools.

School News & Announcements



Fri 13    PTA General Meeting, 8:30 Rm 18

Fri 20    Chapman Auction! Details:


Th 26-27 Thanksgiving Holiday, NO SCHOOL



             Class starts at 10,  a.m. buses pick up 2 hrs late

Mon Dec 21 - Fri Jan 1: WINTER BREAK, NO SCHOOL


M 18     Martin Luther King Day, NO SCHOOL


             Class starts at 10,  a.m. buses pick up 2 hrs late


                  Teacher Planning


The Chapman office is open for registration from

7:45 am to 3:30 pm. 

Registrations require a minimum of 24 hours processing. If returned before 10 am, the child will begin classes the next school day.

If registration packet is returned after 10 am, start day will be the second day after to allow for data entry, teacher notification and classroom setup.

2015-16 (Fall) Kindergarten Registration Packet

 ***School Registration Information ***

Classroom Supply Lists for 2015/16

Transportation: Student who live more than 1 mile away from Chapman (curb to curb) may be eligible to ride a bus. Click here for info. If you have other transportation questions, call 503-916-6901 for help.

 Lunch Account Payments

Online:  www.myschoolbucks.com  

(Or you or your student can take payment to the school kitchen)

Questions about your child's lunch account?  Email our lunch person at ns146@pps.net,

or call / visit the school between 7:30am and 12:45pm.

Support PTA and Chapman Volunteers!

Check back for information on electronic enrollment and membership!

NOTE: Hard copies of both the PTA Little Yellow Form and the Volunteer Registration Form are available in the main office. Volunteer Background Checks are now online at volunteer.pps.net

2015/2016 District Calendar 

A Message from the Principal

Dear Visitors to Chapman’s Website,

Chapman is a very special place and I consider it a privilege to work with a talented staff, an involved parent community, and students who are eager and enthusiastic about learning. I have been a principal for a number of years, but continued to be amazed with the extraordinary accomplishments that occur daily at Chapman.

  • Chapman children are enthusiastic and excited about learning. It is a thrill to observe our young learners working to become better readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, artists, and musicians.
  • Our teachers are top notch and hold very high expectations for student performance. Teachers challenge students who excel and provide support to ensure that all students are able to meet high performance standards.
  • We have an army of parent and community volunteers who assist in classrooms, coordinate special events, and generally work as partners with us. In June of 2005, Chapman won national recognition, Parent Involvement Certification of Excellence.
  • Our success is directly related to a strong partnership with parents who value education.
  • Supportive parents, businesses, and the community provide a wide range of financial supports to Chapman. The PTA and Educational Foundation both raise significant funds that are used to purchase instructional supplies, equipment, and additional school staff.

As a neighborhood school, we strive to provide a balanced and well-rounded instructional program for our students. Chapman’s strong and rigorous academics are enhanced and supported by outstanding music, library, and physical education programs. Our focus is to educate the “whole child” in an environment that inspires a love of learning.

Scott Choate, Principal

Daily Schedule

7:40 Breakfast Begins
7:55 Breakfast Ends
7:55 First Bell
8:00 Tardy Bell
11:05 - 11:55
K-1 Lunch/Recess
11:05 - 11:55
2-3 Recess/Lunch
11:40 - 12:25
4-5 Lunch/Recess
 2:15    Dismissal, K-5

Chapman Calendar

Chapman Swift Current

PPS News

Language immersion students excel in reading

November 24, 2015
Fourth grade students in Chinese immersion at Woodstock School.

Students enrolled in PPS dual-language immersion programs – whether English speakers or English learners - significantly outpace their peers in reading, a big, new study released this fall found. 


Bond progress update, Fall 2015

November 24, 2015
A group of Roosevelt students receive an up close view of the construction process in early November.

The first new high school buildings in nearly 50 years are starting to rise out of the ground at both Roosevelt and Franklin high schools and master planning is progressing for Grant and about to launch for Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools.


Get urgent news: Weather. Emergencies. Disasters.

November 24, 2015

Do you know how PPS responds to emergencies and winter weather - and how and when we communicate with you? Check out the PPS Get Urgent News page.

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