Charles F Tigard PSO

Annual Events and Fundraisers

Throughout the school year, the CFT PSO hosts multiple events and fundraisers for our students and their families. To support our wonderful staff, we also provide multiple staff appreciation events multiple times per year.

Join us at the next event, fundraiser, or activity! We ensure that events are inclusive for all our families – there is no ticket to entry, and we provide transportation for events that are not on school grounds.

Select any event/activity to read all details, including date, location, description, and volunteer needs.

WHEN AND WHERE: September 29th from 5:30-7:30pm at Oregon Heritage Farms



WHEN AND WHERE: October 13, 2023 on the CFT track.

2023 schedule:

8:05-8:35       All School Assembly    

8:50-9:20       2nd  

9:25-9:55       3rd  

10:00-10:30   Kinder           

11:50-12:20   4th 

1:05-1:35       1st 

1:45-2:15       5th   



The Jog-a-Thon is our primary fundraiser for the year and is a fun day for all involved! The Jog-a-Thon takes place on the track in front of the school; each grade will run during an assigned 30 minute segment (1 lap=1/8 mile). Laps are not officially counted and we only collect flat donations, not pledges per lap. 

The funds raised will go to the PSO operating budget, which funds classroom and student enrichment activities including field trips, art literacy, teacher requests, family fun nights, and more. Our students shine with pride knowing they take part earning money for our school. 

The classroom that raises the most funds are awarded a pizza party to celebrate. Other awards vary from year to year. 

–>Collect pledges via Pledgestar.

Shirts and popsicles are provided by the PSO to every student.

VOLUNTEERS TYPICALLY NEEDED: 10 volunteers needed to help coordinate classes and kiddos and teachers, manage water station, and hand out popsicles


Fall picture day: October 25, 2023
Spring picture day: March 14, 2024

During the school day. 

VOLUNTEERS TYPICALLY NEEDED: 6 volunteers needed to help organize students 

WHEN AND WHERE: Approximately once per month at various local restaurants. View the calendar for the most up to date information.

November 15, 2023: MOD Pizza on Scholls Ferry – all day – mention you’re there to support CFT and 25% of your purchase is donated to the PSO

February 13, 2024: Chipotle (The NEW location on Durham) from 4-8pm

May 21, 2024: Mike’s Drive-In from 4-8pm


WHEN AND WHERE: Approximately twice per year, one in the fall/winter and one in the spring. Located in the CFT Library, accessible to families after school.

Fall Book Fair: December 4-7, 2023

Spring Book Fair: May 13-16, 2024

DESCRIPTION: While PSO runs the Book Fair, proceeds go toward the library, not the PSO. This is an excellent opportunity to support your student’s reading skills while contributing to the success of our library.


WHEN AND WHERE: Approximately once per quarter.  Takes place during specials.

2023-2024 Dates:

December 8
February 16
April 19
May 24

DESCRIPTION: Led by our Art Literacy Coordinator and a team of volunteers. Each art lit day leads students through a lesson about the artist, their work, and other relevant interesting information. Afterward they complete an art project inspired by the artists. 



Twice per year, during the winter and spring book fairs.




Friday, February 9, 2024 from 6 – 8pm in the CFT cafeteria.


This is a free event much beloved by our students here at CFT! The first BINGO card is free and a second one is available for purchase by any participant. Adults and kids are all welcome to play! Historically, prizes have typically been bears from Build-a-Bear but that is subject to change each year.

Snacks and drinks are available for purchase. 



There are multiple days and weeks throughout the school year that are designated for appreciating different staff members. For the 2023-2024 school year, we are recognizing the following:

National School Counselor Week: Feb 5-9, 2024
Classified Appreciation Week: March 4-8, 2024
National Librarian Day: April 16, 2024
National Administrative Day: April 24, 2024
National Principals Day: May 1, 2024
National Lunch Hero Day: May 3, 2024
Licensed Appreciation Week: May 6-10, 2024
National Nurses Day: May 6






Click the button below to view our Google Calendar, with the option to add to your own calendar. 

Year Round Fundraising

Employee Matching – ask your employer about their matching program. When donating to the PSO, choose your employer to ensure they match your contribution.

Bottle Drop Program – blue bags are available for pickup in the front office. Simply fill your bag with cans and glass/plastic bottles and drop off behind the Bottle Drop building. The tag on your blue bag ensures that deposit funds go into our account. You can also use your green bag and donate your funds through your Bottle Drop account. Select Donate and search for Charles F Tigard PSO.

Kroger Community Rewards
1. Log into your account at
2. Go to My Account
3. Select Community Rewards and search for Charles F. Tigard Elementary to add us as your organization

School Spirit

Spirit Wear

Online ordering available! Pick up at our next event or we can deliver it to your child’s classroom. 

2023-2024 spirit wear options


Info coming soon