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  • 5/19 Thursday – BottleDrop, 8:30-9:00am drop off at the entrance near the office

    5/24 Tuesday – Lewis Dines Out at Portland Bottle Shop

    5/30 Monday – Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

    6/1 Wednesday – Dance Party to celebrate Ms. Kennedy's retirement, 2 - 2:45pm

    6/2 Thursday – Art Night, 6 - 7:30pm

    6/3 Friday – Field Day

    6/4 Saturday – Lewis Pride Parade, 10:30am - 1pm

    6/7 Tuesday – End of Year Picnic, 5 - 8pm

    6/9 Thursday – Fifth Grade Promotion, 1:15pm

    6/10 Friday – Move Up Day, 9:45 - 10:15am


    Dear Lewis Community,

    We will be having our fifth grade promotion on June 9th. We are putting party bags together for each student. This year is definitely different from other years in the past, and to make things extra special I am looking for donations for the bags. This can be done by an individual or a group of individuals together. We have 66 fifth graders this year. Gift ideas for the bags include: gift certificate for ice cream cone, slice of pizza, Starbucks gift card, any local area gift card, picture frame from dollar tree, candy bars, oaks park admission ticket, some little fun things. Be creative and have fun. If you would like to participate please let me know and we will coordinate a drop off time at school in the next couple of weeks, prior to June 9th. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Parents of K-4th graders, this is a great opportunity to support our 5th graders. All students eventually benefit from the generosity of our whole community.

    Thank you in advance!

    Be well!

    Deanne Froehlich



    5/24: Lewis Dines Out at Portland Bottle Shop 

    Volunteer in the Lewis Library!

    The school library would love a little help getting things in order for the end of the year. Do you have some time to help us with various library-related tasks?

    If so, please contact Tori Padellford at tpadellf@pps.net.


    SAVE THE DATE: Ms. Kennedy's Retirement Dance Party - June 1


    Save the Date: Art Night - June 2


    Get Ready For Field Day - June 3


    Lewis Kids Pride Parade - June 4

    The Queer Student Alliance and the Queer Students Allies and Parents group are looking for volunteers to help our sweet Kid's Pride go smoothly this year. Please click this link to volunteer! 

     The Taco Pedaler food truck is coming to Lewis Pride! Be sure to bring hungry tummies and lunch money for their delightful variety of street tacos. 

    Rain Garden Improvements 

    You may have noticed some big improvements around the school's garden areas this year. We wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on a few areas to show you the progress that's been made and introduce our different spaces. Our two rain gardens were installed in the school's courtyard in 2013 to filter rainwater from the black top. They help keep water clean from pollutants. Several years ago, however, they became overrun with weeds taller than our kindergarten students. After lots of hard work, they have been weeded clean and replanted with native plants to offer a great habitat for birds and bugs, as any kid who has recently dug for worms can agree. Special thanks go out to parents Brett Bolstad, Sarah Ryan-Knox, and Katie and Dan Loomis and countless others for all their hard work. 

    End of Year Picnic: Volunteers Needed! - June 7

    The Lewis PTA invites you to join us on the field for a fun evening to end the 2021-22 school year!  Bring a blanket!  Pack a picnic!  Not wanting to deal with the hassle of dinner?  Be on the lookout for a chance to prepurchase a dinner option to have ready for you when you arrive! Or just come for some snow cones and bounce house fun!  All provided for you by the PTA!  You all have helped make this year successful and special!  We can't wait to celebrate with you. As always we can't do this without a little bit of help!  Can you spare 20 minutes while your kiddos are bouncing and playing with their friends?  Look here for ways you can help!  Thank you! 


    Summer Reading (Opportunities to Participate and Volunteer)



    The Multnomah County Library Summer Reading Program will be in full swing again this summer and begins on June 16th. Lewis is scheduled to receive student game boards soon and we plan to send game boards home during the first and second week of June. Be on the lookout! Children may also log their reading progress online by signing up to use the library's Beanstack site.



    Calling all rising 5th graders! Are you interested in volunteering with Multnomah County Library this summer? Help people sign up for the game, award prizes, talk with people about books, and more. Check out the information below and apply! Volunteers with the Summer Reading program:

    • earn volunteer hours for school
    • build confidence
    • gain valuable skills to add to a resume or school application
    • develop a professional reference
    • have the chance to make new friends

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Entering 6th grade or higher next school year
    • Available to work a 2-hour weekly shift for 8-9 weeks between June 16 and August 31
    • Enjoy working with other people, including talking to kids and adults
    • Responsible and dependable
    • Able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or receive an approved religious or medical exception from the vaccine.
    • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.

    Apply Here


    Book Recommendations

    Not sure what to read? 

    Questions? Contact Ms. Lisa via email at ltegethoff@pps.net


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    Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    All Lewis Community members are welcome to join the next Lewis PTA Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Team meeting, May 2 at 6:30 pmLearn more about your JEDI Team

    Join our meeting via Zoom.

    JEDI Mission

    At the March meeting, we will receive updates on the following JEDI Team priorities: 

    • Recognizing Black leaders 
    • Lewis Pride Parade 
    • Lewis Multicultural Event

    Our meeting will also  include time to continue discussions on White supremacist culture that we began in February. (Prior attendance is not required to join us in this conversation!)

    Can't make the meeting but still want to be involved? Email JEDI Team Co-Chair Melissa Duclos at melissaj.duclos@gmail.com to be added to the JEDI Team email list. Parents who opt into the email list contribute ideas for monthly meetings, share readings and other resources, and build relationships with each other. Joining the email list does not mean you are obligated to attend meetings.