About

We are the Chief Joseph PTO, located in Portland, Oregon. Our organization exists for the purpose of supporting the education of the students at Portland Public School's Chief Joseph Elementary School by fostering relationships among the parents, teachers, principal, staff, and community through shared values of inclusion, community, and equity. This is done through community building, volunteering, holding events and meetings, supporting educational and enrichment programs, and fundraising to meet those needs.

We became a PTO in the fall of 2016 in order to be more open and inclusive to our community. Your involvement makes you are a member! No dues or forms needed! Help out as you like.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, IRS EIN 81-3894006.

During the 2017-18 school year we funded grade level grants for STEAM related field trips and enrichment, garden school through GROW Portland, additional books for our library, community events such as our free Harvest Festival and Movie Nights, teacher and staff appreciation events, and other needs around the school!

We are always happy to hear from you! Send us your questions, comments, ideas, or offers to volunteer. Email us anytime, leave a note in the PTO lockbox in the main hallway, or leave a message for us in the school office.