Chapman Chatter

Vol. I, Issue 5

Parent tips for raising strong readers and writers ... Growing Readers!

How to Read an E-Book with Your Child Electronic books, called e-books, are becoming more and more commonplace these days. Some readers, like the first-generation Kindle and Nook devices, offer a basic digital version of a print book. Children scroll through the pages to read, and the experience is somewhat similar to reading a traditional book.

News and Information ...

Counselor Connection from Mrs. Gerber ...

This is the spot to find the most up to date information about the Counseling Program at Chapman! Mrs. Kristen Gerber is the School Counselor at Chapman. Mrs. Gerber has been meeting with new students in grades 2-5 to welcome and get to know them. Students are excited to be a part of Chapman and we are happy to have them. Classroom guidance lessons using the new Second Step program for 4th and 5th grade started this week as well. Mrs. Gerber will be visiting all 4th and 5th grade classes weekly throughout the first trimester. Be sure to read this letter to check out what students will be learning. The first lesson focused on empathy and respect for others. Weekly “Home Links” will come home with your students to reinforce what we are learning during classroom guidance. Find more information about the School Counseling program and services at the Elementary Guidance Website.

DARE Halloween Party For Grades 5-6

On Thursday, October 13, Strongsville DARE will be hosting a Halloween Party for the District's Fifth and Sixth Grade Students. It is at Michaud's Town-n-Country 6-9 PM. More information regarding the event and ticket sales will be sent home soon. Tickets will be $10.00 each. For additional information, please contact the DARE Office at: 440-580-3257 or email the DARE Coordinator at

P=PREPARED ... PRIDE Letter for the Month of September

By the middle of next week, all students will have participated in several mini-presentations on what P-R-I-D-E means on the playground, in the restroom, and in the multi-purpose room bus lines at the beginning and end of the day. The purpose of the interactive presentations is to demonstrate desired behaviors and remind students that P-R-I-D-E matters, regardless of where they are and what they are doing at Chapman. Special thanks to Chapman PBIS Team for their efforts at the various stations each class will have visited.

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter

A sincere thank you for sending GREAT kids to Chapman every day. In an attempt to keep you well informed to all the neat things happening at our school, we have recreated a Chapman Facebook Page to go along with a Twitter page. Have a great day! Mr. P

We are ALL IN for a PRIDE-type year at Chapman Elementary!