CHIEF JOSEPH PTO

Chief Joseph Elementary School in Portland, Oregon

Welcome to your PTO!

Our Parent Teacher Organization is for EVERYONE.

We are a volunteer-run group that works to:

  • facilitate community building

  • fundraise for our school

  • support our teachers

  • help provide educational opportunities for our children

Scholastic Book Fair -

Our Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon! We hope you can visit the Fair between November 21st- 22nd during Parent Teacher Conferences as well as before and after school the week of November 28th-December 2nd, 2022, as well as a Family Night on December 2nd.


In order to make this event a sucess, our librarian Brandi Hall needs parent volunteers. If you can assist with a shift at the book fair, please sign up here: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/9970066424150240124/false#/invitation. Help is also needed to set up the book fair after school on November 18th. If you are available to help her, please email her at bhall@pps.net. Thank you!


One of our goals this year is to put more NEW books into the hands of our students. In order to accomplish this, our school is participating in a classroom-level coin drive called the Pennies for Books Challenge through Scholastic’s All for Books program. Your small change can make a big difference and help us purchase books for Chief Joseph students! A portion of the money collected will go directly to purchasing books at the bookfair for our students that are part of the Backpack Program. The class that donates the most money will help choose books to purchase for their teacher’s classroom library.


The All for Books money we collect also helps readers beyond our school and community. Scholastic Book Fairs matches those donations with a donation of up to $1 million in books from The Scholastic Possible Fund, which distributes books to children through organizations such as the Kids In Need Foundation.


Families who would like to participate can donate Pennies (and other coins) to their homeroom classroom during the week of November 7 - 18, 2022. Each class will be given a collection tub to collect their change where students can put their donations. For more information and online shopping, visit our Book Fair Homepage. Please let us know if you have questions. On behalf of the students and teachers at Chief Joseph, Thank You!


Your Library Team - Brandi Hall & Andrea Woodward

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