Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

James John Elementary School

Home of the James John Lions!

7439 N Charleston Ave.  | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-6266 | Fax: (503) 916-2641


Welcome to James John PTA online!

PTA is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers, and community members that is intended to facilitate parental participation in our schools. Your James John PTA membership provides you with a voice (and a vote!) in matters related to PTA meetings, events, activities, and resources. A strong PTA membership is a valuable advocate for all issues at the school, district, and state level. Becoming a member of the PTA is encouraged and gives you the opportunity to vote on the PTA budget and important decisions regarding the school. Visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/JamesJohnSchoolPTA  for more information about who we are, and what we do.

James John PTA Membership Dues : $10 - one individual membership/one vote

 - James John PTA memberships include $2.25 for National PTA, $6.25 for Oregon PTA and $1.00 for Portland PTA.

James John PTA Officers (Please feel free to contact us with any questions). 

Danyelle Tyrrell, PTA President: danyelletyrrell@gmail.com

Laura Streib, Vice President: laura@vibepdx.org

April Vann, Treasurer: avann16@gmail.com

Rachael Spada, Secretary: jjptasecretary@gmail.com

Christine Vial, Membership/Volunteer Coordinator :christinevial@gmail.com  


2014-15 James John PTA meeting schedule:

(All meetings take place in the James John Cafeteria, Dinner and Childcare are provided)

Tuesday, October 7th / 6:00-7:00pm 

Tuesday, November 4th / 6:00-7:00pm

Tuesday, December 2nd / 6:00-7:00pm

Tuesday, January 6th / 6:00-7:00pm 

Tuesday, February 3rd / 6:00-7:00pm

Tuesday, March 3rd / 6:00-7:00pm

Tuesday, April 7th / 6:00-7:00pm

Tuesday, May 5th / 6:00-7:00pm 

Tuesday, June 2nd / 6:00-7:00pm

(If you have a PTA question, concern or agenda item, please feel free to e-mail us at jamesjohnparents@gmail.com)


Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteering is an excellent way to learn more about your child’s school, build community and enhance your child’s school experience.  If you are interested in volunteering at James John, please complete a PPS background check (https://volunteer.pps.net/) and send an email to jamesjohnvolunteer@gmail.com.  You will be contacted by a committee chair or by another volunteer. We have a range of opportunities both short and longer term and will work with you to find a way that respects your schedule.  All volunteering is extremely rewarding and appreciated!

Some examples of volunteer activities are:

    PTA clothing closet – help staff district donation center

  Running Club, punching cards for students during lunch recess

  Helping Hands, meets Wednesdays, makes copies, decorates bulletin boards, etc.

  Burgerville Fundraising Nights

  Grounds Maintenance

  Scholastic Book Fair

  Picture Day

  Vision Screening

  Kindergarten Round Up

  Auction procure donations, plan and decorate

  Run For The Arts – count laps, hand out water and cheer

  Teacher Appreciation

  Harvest Festival – set up, run booths, serve food, clean up

  Library Aide – shelve books, read to classes, and organize

  Playground supervision

  STEM Night

  Literacy Alive! Event

  Celebration of the Arts

  Ice Cream Social

5th Grade Continuation