TODAY – Pie Sale Pick-Up in the cafeteria, 3 - 5pm
TODAY – Orders for signed copies of Breena Bard's graphic novel, Wildfire, are DUE
TOMORROW – Bottle Drop - drop off blue bags outside the main doors between 8:30 - 9:00am
10/30 Monday – Bring your multi-layer plastic to the main office IN A PLASTIC GARBAG BAG to be recycled by Ridwell.
10/31 Tuesday – Bring your multi-layer plastic to the main office IN A PLASTIC GARBAG BAG to be recycled by Ridwell.
11/3 Friday – Teacher Professional Day, No School
11/6 Monday – PTA meeting, 6pm
11/10 Friday – No School, Veteran's Day Holiday
11/13 Monday – Wreath Sale Forms due
11/14 Tuesday – Walk & Roll to School - Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day
11/16 Thursday – Lewis Dines Out at Pastini
11/20 Monday – Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/21 Tuesday – Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/29 Wednesday – Picture Retake Day
12/2 Saturday – Winter Bazaar
12/14 Thursday – Talent Show Auditions
Pie Sale pick up TODAY, 3 - 5pm
Who's ready for some pie??? Pie pick up is TODAY, after school in the cafeteria. Pies arrive frozen, and it is VERY important that you or your designee pick up your pies during this window. Unfortunately, the school does not have the freezer space to store pies that are not picked up. For those of you who ordered pies, thank you for making the Fifth Grade Pie Sale a success! Questions? Please contact Lee Pritchard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author and Graphic Novelist Breena Bard Visits Lewis 3rd - 5th Graders!
Be sure to pre-order your signed copy of Breena Bard's graphic novel, Wildfire, for $12.99 by TODAY, using the QR code below. (And stay tuned for info on our December author visit for grades K-2!
Julianna loved her life in rural Oregon. She loved taking care of her farm animals and being part of her local 4H club. But then the unthinkable happened…a wildfire destroyed her family’s home. In the aftermath, her family relocates to Portland, Oregon, where Julianna hopes to put everything behind her, but that becomes near impossible when Carson, an old friend from her hometown who may have had a hand in starting the wildfire, is suddenly back in her life. When two new friends invite her to join their school’s conservation club, she learns that maybe she can turn her anger into something powerful. Emotional and inspiring, Wildfire shows readers that healing from tragedy can take many forms and demonstrates what it means to take action in the face of climate change—and how that action can be different for each of us.
Adopt a Family for Thanksgiving
Dear Lewis Community,
Gather up your family and friends and put together a "Thanksgiving Dinner-To-Go" for a Lewis family. We have several families in our community who would love all the fixings to have a Thanksgiving meal in their own home.
What you need to do: Please email me (email@example.com) and let me know if you are interested. I then can give you an idea of how many people are in the home.
Then purchase the goods from the list below. Put the items in a box or bag and bring it to school on Friday morning, November 17. We will then get it delivered.
Items to include:
Turkey or Ham
foil roasting pan
stuffing --stove top
bag of potatoes
box of butter
couple of cans of green beans or corn
bag of rolls
seasonal paper table cloth
family board game
If you would like to help out, but want to pass on the organizational part, I would be happy to also have gift cards to hand out to families. Gift cards to local grocery stores (Fred Meyer, Winco, Safeway, New Seasons) would be much appreciated.
If you are a family who would like to receive one of these Thanksgiving "dinner kits" please call or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for supporting our school community!
Lewis + Ridwell =
We hope you are having fun seeing how much Multi-Layer Plastic your household can keep out of the landfill this month! A couple unusual items in this category that we wanted to make sure everyone knows about to collect are pictured below! For full details on this category, see Ridwell’s Multi-Layer Plastic page:
We want to make sure everything collected can be recycled, so please shake out any crumbs and wash anything that is sticky/greasy with soap/water and add to your collection once dry! Remember that you can also help Lewis Elementary fundraise : Sign up for Ridwell between now and 11/17/2023 using http://ge
Finally, please be sure to bring your collected multi-layer plastic to the school office IN A PLASTIC GARBAGE BAG (this will also be recycled) on October 30th - 31st (NEW DATE).
Questions? Contact Lisa Tegethoff email@example.com
Order your Lewis Spirit Wear by 11/9
Here is a link to the Order Form.
Calling all Lewis talent! The Talent Show is coming!!
Look for a sign-up sheet in early November. Auditions will be held on Thursday, December 14th from 3:00-5:00 pm. Rehearsals will take place from 3:00-5:00 pm on Thursday, January 4th and Thursday, January 11th. The Talent Show will be performed on the evening of Friday, January 19th. All sessions are mandatory! If you have questions please contact Jennifer Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org, Sheri Davis email@example.com or Cyndi Redmond at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to seeing your talent!
Lewis Dines Out at Pastini on 11/16
Wreath Sale Form due by 11/13. Bring cash or checks made out to Lewis PTA to the main office. OR, pay via Paypal (@LewisElementaryPTAOR)
Winter Bazaar, 12/2
Calling all crafty current and former Lewis students and parents!
The annual Lewis Winter Bazaar will take place on Saturday, December 2 from 10am - 1pm. All procceds from this community event supports the Lewis Elementary PTA and the many school projects and programs it sponsors.
Current and former Lewis students, their parents, and outside vendors will have an opportunity to showcase their creative skills by selling their home-made crafts. Booths are $10 per student, $30 per parent, $35 for a parent/student combo booth, and $40 for outside vendors.
To reserve a booth, please fill out this form.. Completed forms and payment due by November 9.
Send questions to Michelle Loh at LewisHolidayBazaar@gmail.
Get those creative juices flowing!
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Harrison Park, which transitioned from a K-8 to a middle school this fall, recently held a school-wide vote for a new mascot. According to Principal Leah Dickey, these first few months as a middle school have been pivotal for students as they navigate the new exciting normal and establish an identity as a school and community. Picking a mascot has been an important part of that journey.
Principal Phu Dao is many things to the students and staff of Roseway Heights Middle School: mentor, role model, champion, friend. Ask anyone who has learned from and worked with him and they will tell you that he has dedicated his entire career to advocating for students, families, and educators. And now he’s being honored for that dedication.
Courageous Conversation, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that works with individuals and institutions to address racial disparities through sustained, fruitful dialogue, has named Principal Dao this year’s recipient of the Dr. Charles Hopson Racial Equity Principal Leadership Award.
Bird watching, Lego robotics, gardening, mindful art, coding, running and walking, the high-stakes world of self-governance. It’s all in a morning’s work for the students of Skyline K-8, where every Wednesday begins with participation in one of the school’s many C.A.S. clubs.
We need our community and PAT’s bargaining team to recognize that we are not unwilling to accept their proposal: we are unable. Even the proposal we have made will require at least $45 million in structural budget cuts over the next three years.
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Bond Accountability Committee (BAC)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Community Budget Review Committee (CBRC)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM School Board - Audit Committee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Board - Student Success Committee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Board - Facilities and Operations Committee meeting
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board- Regular Meeting
Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (JEDI) Newsletter
Amazon Future Engineer Program for Children from Underrepresented Communities
This program is a childhood-to-career program aimed at increasing access to computer science education for children and young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities.
If you think your child or a child you know would benefit from learning more about this rich program with internship and scholarship options, check it out at amazonfutureengineer.com. The opportunities that abound for some kids with existing
community connections can, through programs like these, be made available for all kids. Our beautiful future lives in our kids’ minds!
Some places to start learning: