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.
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 became a PTO in the fall of 2016 in order to be more open and inclusive to our community. If you are interested in the PTO, you are a member! No dues or forms needed!
We are always happy to hear from you with any questions, comments, ideas, or especially 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.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, IRS EIN 81-3894006.