Who are we?

The PTO consists of parents, teachers, and staff dedicated to maintaining the high quality of the Chief Umtuch experience. If you are a member of the Battleground community, you are a welcome and important part of the PTO.
The purpose of the PTO is to support and enhance the educational programs at Chief and to strengthen the relationship between home and school. The PTO is responsible for strategic planning, communications, coordination of enrichment programs, fundraising, and developing community ties.


Our Vison Statement:

Building bridges of trust while sustaining community connections between parents and teachers on behalf of Chief Umtuch Students

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When do we meet?

Meetings are held typically on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 5:30 in the Chief library.
It is open to the general public and we encourage you to come and be a part of the great works.

Your PTO Officers for 2022-23

Tam Trang – President
Tess Spencer-Dresser – Vice President
Rebecca DeMoss – Secretary
Stasia Zemke – Treasurer

Contact any of us at wolverinepto@gmail.com .

Our mission as a PTO:

To encourage the educational climate of Chief Umtuch Middle School by building student morale, by strengthening communication ties between parents and teachers, and by encouraging the cooperative development of the CMS family for the betterment of students, families and the community overall.


The values of our PTO:

Communication – We believe in a unified effort between parents and teachers in educating children academically, socially, and otherwise.

Helpful – We are committed to understanding the concerns of teachers as well as the needs of students; we strive to establish high quality programs in support of each.

Interest – We are curious, absorbed, and we seek to be involved in the lives of our children.

Esteem – We respectfully appreciate the role of teachers, we admire the efforts of students, and we venerate the value of quality education.

Fellowship – We are devoted to sustaining a student-centered environment of togetherness, teamwork, and stability.


Ongoing Fundraisers

SCRIP is now available to support the band program, buy gift cards for birthdays, anniversaries or just because and support our students. Click here for more information

Box Tops for Education- PTO continues to collect Box Tops for Education, each box top is worth $0.10, if we all pull together we can accomplish great things for the kids. Please have your child turn them into the office when bringing them to school; the collection box is located on the front counter.

Not into fundraising or have a tough schedule to work with, we understand. We also accept monetary donations to the PTO for those who still want to help but don’t have the time. The Chief Umtuch PTO gives grants to each grade as well as the specialists in our school. Community is the key in PTO; we hope to see you soon.

We all would like to welcome you to the Chief Umtuch Middle School PTO.
This is a free and strictly volunteer based organization.
We hold 2 Scholastic Book Fairs and 2 BIG events, sprinkled with a couple of student FUNdraisers
each year. If you are interested in becoming involved, 3-4 hours a year is all it takes.
Do you have a current volunteer form on file?
Click here to download that application, which needs to be completed and delivered to any Battle Ground school.
CMS teachers are you interested in applying for a grant from the PTO
Click here to download the application.


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