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  • Community Meeting: New Principal Hiring Process

     

    Dear Lewis Staff and Community,

    Lewis K-5 will have a new principal next year. We want to invite staff, parents, and students to attend a Community Meeting to understand the process for selection of next year’s principal and to get your ideas and input; they are important!

    Community Meeting for Selection of Next Year’s Principal

    Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017     Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.       Location: Lewis School

    The community meeting is one of the first steps taken in our principal hiring process.  John Blanck, from Human Resources, will come to your school and meet with teachers, parents, and our Senior Director.  The purpose of the meeting is to hear what you think is special about your school. We want to know about your programs, demographics, parent involvement, special projects, etc., and about the type of person you would like to have as your permanent Principal.  This information helps us select candidates that have qualifications that support those elements.

    At the meeting we will also take time to explain the full hiring process.  We will explain two main possibilities: a) how the Community Meeting information may be used with the Senior Director to place a current Principal because of a great match between the school and that Principal, or b) if a match is not selected by the Senior Directors, applicants chosen will go through a rigorous process to be selected for interviews.

    If you cannot attend that evening, I will have other ways to provide information (on-line and paper surveys, emails, etc.)  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me – Ann Marie Wentworth, PPS Human Resources – awentworth@pps.net - 503-916-3818.

  • PTA Meeting has been rescheduled

    Our January PTA Meeting will be on Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30 pm.

    Free childcare will be provided
     

  • News from Nutrition Services Regarding Breakfast & Lunch Menus

    Parents: Due to the school closures this past week,  the breakfast and lunch menus for Wednesday through Friday, January 18-20, 2017 will need to be changed.  We hope to serve the foods on the published menu beginning Monday January 23, 2017.  Please check with your school office or cafeteria if you have questions.  Thank you in advance for you flexibility and understanding. Lewis Cafeteria & PPS Nutrition Services
  • Lewis Dines Out January 17th at Laughing Planet

    This Tuesday, January 17th, Lewis Dines Out at Laughing Planet on Woodstock! Please stop by and support our school and all the wonderful programs the Lewis PTA supports, and a wonderful community business! 15% of the days sales will benefit Lewis!
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  • Helen

    Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! My name is Helen Nolen and I will be the interim Principal this year.  I’m happy to join the staff and Lewis community for this next school year. Working with Mr. Lauer and several staff members throughout the years, I know the dedicated effort and quality work that happens at Lewis Elementary. I’m honored to be a part of this team and I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you.

    In 1983, I started with PPS as an itinerant TAG K-2 teacher. At that time I was in the same 10 schools every week teaching TAG strategies to K-2 students. Students were bused or taxied to me and I happened to teach at Lewis on Tuesday afternoons! Throughout my years in PPS I’ve also taught 3rd and 4th grade. Several years I was at the District Level training teachers, working in curriculum and was also the Science Coordinator for the district. I have also had the honor of being Asst Principal at Jackson MS, Principal at Buckman, Sellwood MS and Peninsula K-8. My most rewarding time has been working in schools with staff and parents focusing on children and planning for their best education and future. I look forward to being a partner with you.

    On a personal level, my own two children graduated from Portland Public Schools and I’m awaiting my 2nd Great Grandchild in early August!

    A very obvious new item at Lewis is the nature-based playground. Many thanks to parents who earned money for this project and to Amy O’Connor who coordinated the PPS contractor, City of Portland inspectors, district delivery of bark dust, and worked hard to have this structure ready for the start of school! CONGRATULATIONS!!

    Lewis K-3rd graders will be a part of a Mt. Hood Cable Commission grant this year called TechSmart. Mr. Hanson will be the teacher-coordinator working with our K-3 team to bring enhanced technology/reading instructional strategies to our students.

    Again, WELCOME to an exciting 2016-2017 school year!

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