Welcome to 2020-2021

This will definitely be as school year like no other! The Chávez PTO is working on plans to support our families, staff, and school.

Get Connected

If you have a student at Chávez, please join our Facebook group: Chávez Elementary Families. You can connect with other families and learn about upcoming events.

We host Chávez Chats (caregiver listening sessions on Zoom) to provide a space for families and caregivers to connect and talk with Chávez Staff and one another–this is not a presentation, but rather a drop in session for connection. They will not be recorded. Please see below for sessions and Zoom links.  

About the Chávez PTO

There are no fees or forms to join the Chávez PTO. Every Chávez family is welcome at all PTO events.

We are a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization dedicated to the successful education of our students by enhancing communication between home and school; supporting and supplementing the needs of teachers and staff; helping to meet the expectations of and overcome any challenges for the students, teachers, families, and the entire Chávez community.

Our meetings are the first Tuesday of the month, following the Chavez Chat call. Chávez parents/guardians are always welcome.

2020-2021 PTO Board Members

Cate Valenzuela – President

Jennifer Wood – Treasurer

Jamie Krohn – Staff Representative

Mandi Stevens – Wishlist Coordinator

Devora Ballo – Volunteer Coordinator

Jessica Kramer – Community Outreach

Christy Davey – Restaurant Night Coordinator

This article was written by Cate Valenzuela

Hello! I became a part of the PTO 2 years ago when I chaired the Fun Fair. I love working with the PTO to continue to build strong school-community connections and encourage the many wonderful aspects of the Chavez community. My husband, Carlos, and I have one daughter, Penny (DLI 2nd Grade) and two dogs, 10 year old Daria and our puppy, Coco. As a family, we enjoy travelling and working on our butterfly and vegetable gardens. I’m a technical writer at Epic and in my free time I’m the president of my neighborhood association and one of the leaders of the Madison chapter of Box of Balloons. I’m looking forward to getting to know you!