Dear Lewis Community,
I am pleased to announce that Deanne Froehlich, a veteran educator in Portland Public Schools, will become the new principal at Lewis Elementary School. Deanne has three decades of accomplishments in PPS, with a history of community building that will be a great fit at Lewis.
August 9th: Office re-opens for Fall Enrollment
August 14th: Office Closed for Staff Development
1st Day of School, grades 1-5: August 28th
August 28th-August 30th: Kinder Assessment days
September 2nd: Labor Day Holiday, Schools Closed
September 3rd: 1st Day of School, Kindergarten
September 4th: Sellwood M.S. BBQ 5-7:30pm
September 5th: Kinder Family Social @ 6pm
September 6th: 1st Walk + Roll Day
September 9th: 1st PTA Meeting @ 6:30pm
September 11th: Sellwood M.S. Back-to-School Night @ 6:30
September 13th: PTA After School Social
September 19th: Lewis Back-to-School Night 6-7:30pm
September 21st: Reed College 5k FUNd Run/Walk
September 27th: Fall Picture Day
What a fantastic day it turned out to be! Thank you to Mr. DeMonte and all the wonderful volunteers that made helped to make this such a fun, wonderful event for our kids!
PTA End-of-Year Celebration:
Thank you to our PTA for a terrific End-of-Year Celebration! This community event could not have taken place without all of our fantastic volunteers!
Thanks to our food vendors BBQ by Michael, Café de Crepe and Island Daydream Shaved Ice for offering their delicious fare, and to Inez and her team of face painters and Randy the Balloon Guy for providing added fun!
Are you a new family coming to Lewis School in the Fall? Stop by and meet other incoming families and meet some of the Lewis PTA Board Members.
What: play date, popsicles, and information about students’ first year at Lewis
When: Monday, June 3rd 3:15 pm
Where: Lewis Playground, near play structure
PTA End-of-Year Celebration:
We are celebrating another great year with our annual
End-of-the-Year Celebration on Tuesday, June 4th from 5-7pm.
This year we are broadening our fun with some carnival games, face-painters, Balloon Guy Randy, music from our own Boomin’ Beats with the fabulous Mr. Jamesbarry, some organized activities, food vendors and more!
Bring your own picnic or purchase something from our local food vendors. We will have BBQ by Michael, Café De Crepe, and Island Daydream Shaved Ice joining us.
All activities, and fresh watermelon, are free of charge; food will be available for purchase.
As always, we cannot do this without the help of our fantastic
Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A44A9A82EA31-ptaendoftheyear or outside the office door.
Questions? Want to help organize and make final plans??
Contact Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-916-6360
Welcome back to an exciting new year at Lewis! As you know, our building underwent major seismic and ADA upgrades this summer—which means that our building is safer and more accessible than ever! Thank you for bearing with the limited access during the summer months.
This year, we will be continuing our hard work on the practices and initiatives that make Lewis such an amazing learning community—integration of technology and arts, focus on social justice and equity issues, workshop literacy instruction, and an emphasis on relationships and community. Thanks to the hard work of our School Site Council, we now have a revised Mission Statement to capture these things that make Lewis such a special place: “At Lewis, we nurture personal growth within a supportive community. We encourage curiosity, seek innovation, and embrace inclusion.” We will be celebrating our new Mission Statement this year with monthly Community Celebration assemblies.
Other new things you can look forward to learning more about this year include:
We will continue to send out Weekly Newsletters each Wednesday—both electronically and in hard copy. Teachers will be taking over the digital distribution of their own Class Notes this year. As principal, I remain committed to communicating regularly with you about community celebrations and concerns as well as issues that directly impact your child—via phone, text, email, School Messenger, our Lewis Facebook page, etc. Please know that I value two-way communication—feel free, at any time, to reach out to me in-person, via email, or via phone.
I look forward to a terrific year as I continue to get to know you, your children, and our community.
Emily Glasgow, Principal
Our Mission Statement
At Lewis, we nurture personal growth within a supportive community.
We encourage curiosity, seek innovation, and embrace inclusion.
The Portland Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to extend PPS Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero's current contract by another two years during its Tuesday, June 25 meeting. Since he will be entering the third year of his original contract, the Board has committed to a total of five years through June 2022 with Guerrero at the helm. The approval came after board members offered a comprehensively positive review of his performance.
A public hearing will be held by the Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission on the budget approved by the Budget Committee for Portland Public School District 1J, Multnomah County, Oregon for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The hearing will be held in the Board Auditorium at the Blanchard Education Service Center (BESC), 501 North Dixon Street, Portland, Oregon, on the 25th day of June at 3 p.m.
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Liane Kehaulani O’Banion has accepted our offer to become Portland Public School’s Director of Title IX Policy, Training & Compliance.