Ms. Jill Gebeke

  • Hello, my name is Jill Gebeke, principal of Chelsea Heights Elementary School. On behalf of the Chelsea staff, students and community I welcome you to our website. Here you will find information about Chelsea students, teachers, programs and activities.

    We offer a small-school atmosphere with big-school activities: archery, Lego robotics, Destination Imagination and an all school science fair, to mention only a few. In a quiet residential neighborhood, Chelsea Heights tailors instruction to each student based on how she or he learns best. Community volunteers tutor and read to our students, while active parents plan events and raise funds to create one-of-a-kind opportunities. Our school is next door to the Northwest Como Recreation Center, where families can enroll their students in S’more Fun after school. Chelsea Heights provides engaging experiences in music, art and physical education in a friendly neighborhood setting.

    I am excited to lead the charge as we continue to strive for academic excellence. If you have any questions or comments, you can reach me at


  • #GoodNewsCallOfTheDay
    Each day we celebrate a student's achievements or good deeds by calling their families and sharing the good news.  The picture is posted on the school's twitter account for everyone to see.  
    Pizza with the Principal
    Part of our school's Discipline Policy is to reward children who demonstrate good behavior. Each month during the Awards Assemblies, names are drawn for a variety of prizes. Two students names are drawn at each assembly to have 'Pizza with the Principal'. 
    Cheetah Challenges
    This year your students will be encouraged to take the CHEETAH CHALLENGE!  This is part of the St. Paul School District’s PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) program, which is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in school to achieve social, emotional and academic success.

    Students at Chelsea already work in their classrooms to create community and learn the expectations for behavior throughout the building. Individual students are recognized with notes home and at awards assemblies. Classrooms may earn rewards such as additional computer time, recess time, time to play games together, etc.

    The CHEETAH CHALLENGE is designed for the whole school to work together to focus on one area that may need improvement, such as attendance, or behavior in the cafeteria or on the playground. We will keep track of progress on a bulletin board near the office that students pass on their way to the playground and cafeteria, with a cheetah that is missing its spots!

    After the challenge is named, classes may earn spots to put on the cheetah, for example, with perfect attendance from that classroom, or good reports from the lunch monitors. When the cheetah has enough spots, the entire school will enjoy a special day. The students will vote in advance for these all school recognitions, such as movie and popcorn, pajama day, hat day, Minute to Win It, to name a few. After enjoying a special day, they will be ready to take on the next challenge!

  • Reward Days

    When students successfully complete a Cheetah Challenge after improving behavior in a common area of the building, we celebrate with an Award Day.  Below are some pictures of the various celebrations.  Also, Principal Gebeke graciously agreed to get decorated as an ice cream sundae as a reward for students who raised the most money for a school fundraiser.  

Chelsea's Golden Rule

  • Treat others the way you want to be treated.

Daily Motto

  • Have a great day, do your very best, and be a good friend.