Greetings to Families of Team Joy,
I'm looking forward to working with your 5th grade child this year. Please note I'm in the building Monday through Friday from 7:30am until 5:00pm. Do not hesitate to call me with any questions or concerns. To reach me you can email me at school, at home, call the school 503.916.6363 x 78113 or call my cell 503.329.3456.
A little about me: I grew up in Seattle and attended Western Washington University where I graduated with a business degree. I spent several years working in hi-tech and during that time got my Masters in Education from Seattle University. In 1994 I moved to Portland. I spent several years at home raising my sons who are now 16 and 18 years old. The 16 year old is studying in Norway this year. My 18 year old is at the University of Oregon. I started my teaching career at Marysville and have taught technology, 4th and 5th grade (my favorite!). I love to travel and meet new people, I have a Miniature Schnauzer dog named Otto and I spend a great deal of my free time reading books and watching movies.
Visit my Portaportal site by clicking here. The log-in is 321. You'll find me under Teachers. I have links to a variety of educational games and activities.
I also have a class Facebook page where I update my Team Joy families on all we are doing in room 113. If you'd like to join this closed group (only viewable by this year's families) please email me and I'll send you an invite.Here is to a fabulous new school year!
2015-2016 Photos and Videos
Congratulations to Evan, Vani, Tuan, My and Dana. Their submission on the Miranda Rights won 1st Place in the 2016 PDX Youthfilm Project.
Two field trips in two weeks. Because that is just how Team Joy rolls.
Team Joy shares their Ancient Models of the World
KGW Television (Channel 8) followed us at the Children's Clean Water Festival on March 8. Here is a link to the clip.
Welcome Adam Jones from Young Audiences!
Team Joy featured in a JTouch commercial for Infocus
2 field trips in 2 weeks!
Bike Safety September 2015
Welcome Team Joy 2015-2016
2014-2015 Photos/Videos from Team Joy
Thanks future 6th graders. You were AWESOME!
Team Joy MindUP Service Project May 2015
May 27, 2015 Gorge Field Trip with Ecology in the Classroom
Reader's Theater from Mrs. Joy's Reading Group
Tortoise and the Hare read by Paytyn, Krisean and JJ.
click here to hear them share this classic story
Lil, Stephen, Daphne and Jason will the 2015 PDX Youth Film Contest sponsored by the Multnomah Bar Association. This year's topic: The Magna Carta. Watch -- you might learn something!
Our 1st Grade buddies share love and cheer us on for our state testing!
Jayden reads Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss on his birthday!
Team Joy Talks About Race
based on a book by Julius Lester
Brookside Wetlands Field Trip
October 24, 2014
Bike Safety October 2014
Meet Team Joy! We are looking forward to a fun, fabulous and learning-filled 2014-15 school year!
2013 - 2014 Photos/Videos from Team Joy
Thank you, Team Joy, for an amazing year!
May 30 Field Trip to Providence Fitness Fair and Portland Timbers Soccer Game
Breaking News! Congratulations!
The Razz Attacks (Tommy, Darbi, Anna, Kalani and Jacklyn) won 1st Place in the Youth Documentary Film contest, May 1 at the Hollywood Theater.
Click here to see their video.
Team Joy 3rd Quarter Academic Assembly Class Cheer Submission
Science -- Ancient Models of the World
Brookside Wetlands Field Trip 10/21/13
First Week 2013 Video
End of Year Video 2013
Willamette River Field Trip - May 29, 2013
Fort Vancouver Field Trip - April 10, 2013
Read Across America Day, March 1, 2013 Visit from Illustrator Ward Jenkins
January 31, 2013 Field Trip
October 30, 2012 OMSI Field Trip
First Week of School