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Friends of Chappell

Back to school block party!

Join Friends of Chappell for our Back to School Block Party! The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, in Winnemac Park (by the Chappell playground). To celebrate the new school year at Chappell Elementary, we're channeling the spirit of wonderful neighborhood block parties with games, food and more! Come reunite with old friends, or if you're new to the school, make new ones! Also at the event:

Meet the new Chappell Vice Principal

Learn about Chappell's new beekeeping program and taste some honey!

Food from Sweet Virgnia's Kitchen & Baobab BBQ will be available for purchase.

Refreshing paletas will be available for purchase.

Thank you Roots & Friends!


Over $700 Raised for Chappell

Our Family Pizza Night at Roots Pizza in March was a hit! Great to see so many families at the restaurant. 

Thank you for supporting Friends of Chappell.

Dance! Dance! Dance!

2018 Dance-A-Thon


Students and parents danced together during February's Dance-a-Thon.

Thanks to all participants!

We raised over $7,000!

Thank you Chappell Garden Advocates


Together, we raised $5,020 in support of the School Garden.

See below for a list of our 2017 Garden Advocates:




Andrea Amos


Andrea Losonczi


Betsy Doughtie




Catherine Hickey


Celia Rose


Christian Janssens


Christine Breakey


Daniel Linegar


David Janssens


Deena Ellis


Deirdre Burke


Eli Shearn


Elizabeth Peck


Emily Mullin


Erika Hostetler


Erin Lindstrom


Florina Demian


Jax and Wynn


Jennifer Borawski


Jessica Barker


Jessica Sedgwick & Dan Ochwat


John Welk


Judith Mitchell


Katie Heupel


Kris Swanberg


Laura Coleman


Laura Hickey


Lauren Hammer


Linda Hickey


Linda Sedgwick


Luana Inovan


Luke & Georgia Coleman


Magen Hanrahan


Marlene Hoey


Maureen Kelley


McCaffrey Family


Meghan Keller


Michelle Heath


Michelle Keller


Mollie A Whitehead


Natalie Johnstone


Nicola Margolis


Paul Bradley


Rachel Correia


Randi Kant




Regyna Curtis


Scarlett Herrin


Seth Keller




Sheila Reinhart


Stacy M Craig


Steven Janssens


Suzanne Dressel


The Hagans Family


The O'Dell Klusken Family


Tina Herrin


Todd W. Bannen


Vicki Janssens

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Our Mission


An all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Eliza Chappell Elementary School in Chicago, IL 



Volunteers are our bedrock and there are countless ways for your time and talents to benefit Chappell.



Friends of Chappell appreciates and values each  donation, which we put directly back into the school.


Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

Our next board meeting will be announced shortly.

Mailing Address

2135 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60625, United States

Committee Meetings

Check with committee chairs for the date and location of their next meeting.

Drop us a line!


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