Chief Joseph Elementary

A strong, diverse and respectful community
where we make learning creative and fun

2409 N. Saratoga St.Portland, OR 97217Ph (503) 916-6255Fx (503) 916-2618

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Chief Joseph
School News

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  • Fall 2018 After School Classes

    Fall 2018 After School Classes

    The following classes will take place at Chief Joseph Elementary School. They are parent-paid classes. Please register your student by contacting the Company or person offering the class. Scholarships are available by contacting the school counselor, Ms. Lynn at
  • Chief Joseph Supply List

     Chief Joseph Supply List
    Thank you in advance for supporting our programs. We understand that supplying all the items on the list may cause hardship for some families. If that is the case, we will find alternative funding sources for the materials. Please call the front office, 503-916-6255 or email the counselor Lynn Spiers, if you need assistance. 
    Please click here for the 2018-2019 School Supply List for all grades at Chief Joseph - 

Principal's Message



    Dear Families,

    Monday, Nov. 12th & Tuesday, Nov. 13th are Parent Teacher Conferences. You can find tips for a successful conference here. This brochure helps you think of questions to ask your student prior to the conference and questions to ask teachers during the conference. I also want to remind parents that the days set aside in the calendar for conferences are important. Our teachers work very hard, please take advantage of these dedicated times, and avoid asking teachers to schedule your conference on a different day.

    Yesterday was our second Golden Awards Assembly of the year. Our 4th and 5th grade Leadership students successfully MC’d the assembly, leading an all school review of our expectations: Be Respectful! Be Responsible! Be Safe! and Be Kind! I am very proud of our students for taking leadership and creating a positive school climate.

    Amber Gerber



District News

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  • Education Appreciation Nights with the Oregon Ducks

    To kick off the basketball season, the University of Oregon would like to appreciate educators across the state of Oregon with Education Appreciation Nights during two of their Men’s basketball games. The games are on Saturday, December 15th (Vs. Boise State) and Sunday, February 10th (Vs. Stanford). Tickets are at a discounted rate starting at just $11 a seat! In order to redeem your discount, click here and enter promo code “2019TEACH”. Family and friends are welcome to participate. 
  • PPS staff are invited to shop the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store

    Don’t wait until the last minute to start your holiday shopping! The Columbia Sportswear Employee Store is stocked with popular products across multiple brands that will keep you warm in all of your winter activities. Portland Public Schools staff are invited to shop November 23rd – December 16th. Click here for a copy of the pass and read more below for full details about the offer. 
  • LA Fitness membership discounts for PPS employees

    LA Fitness is offering discounted memberships for PPS employees and their families through the end of November. Click here for full details about the offer and contact Drew Jansky at 214-440-6156 or to sign up.

  • PPS Pulse: November 14, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Flag-raising at Grant honors Native Americans; tips for flu and cold season