Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO)

PTSO Board, SY23-24

Donate to the PTSO

The Jackson-Reed Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) supports funding requests from teachers, administrators, staff and student groups with grants that meet the needs of our community. For example:
  • Lab equipment for 500 chemistry students
  • Professional development for social studies teachers
  • 250+ meals for teachers and staff on their in-service days
  • Backpacks of school supplies for English language learners
  • Annual support for The Beacon
  • Printmaking supplies for art department
  • AP Physics binders from College Board
  • Jackson-Reed banners on the fencing around the portable classrooms

PTSO Grants Program

We invite teachers and staff to apply for a grant from the PTSO to cover the expenses for experiences, projects and materials to support classroom work, activities and student groups at Jackson-Reed. Examples of items include the following:

  • Programmatic materials or subscriptions to help with learning.
  • Supplies for labs, tests, research, classroom activities, art, music, AP testing support.
  • Speakers, field trips, festivals and demonstration fees.
  • Larger items or supplies to support technology already in hand.
  • Materials to support for student clubs with teacher/staff sponsor.

If your request exceeds $1,000, we will ask you to present your grant application at an upcoming PTSO Board meeting. The Board meets monthly, so please plan accordingly.

If your grant is below $1,000, the PTSO Grants Committee will review and get back to you with any questions and/or a response within two weeks.

Application Process. Submit your PTSO Grant application by completing the Google Form below. If you have any questions, please email

Click here for the PTSO Grants Form

Parent/Guardians Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to get more involved at Jackson-Reed? The PTSO Board welcomes you to join us in supporting our students, teachers and staff by:
  • Serving food/drink at PTSO events for teachers & staff and/or students & families
  • Shopping for* and delivering supplies to JRHS (*reimbursable by the PTSO)
  • Volunteering at a JRHS PTSO table at school or community events
  • Coordinating with local businesses for mutually beneficial fundraising and activities

Opportunities exist before and after school, during the school day, and on weekends. Please fill out this form; the PTSO will reach with opportunities as they arise. Thank you for your support!

All DCPS volunteers must go through a clearance process. More info here:


PTSO Bylaws and Documents/Guardians