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  • Announcing new principal at Lewis, Deanne Froehlich

    Deanne Froehlich

    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.

  • Important Summer/Fall Dates


    June 26th: Office closes for Summer


    August 9th: Office re-opens for Fall Enrollment

    August 14th: Office Closed for Staff Development

    Mid-August: Class Assignment Letters Mailed Home

    August 24th: Community Care Day 9am-noon

    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

  • Thank you!

    Field 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!

  • Incoming Kinder Family Social

    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.

    Who: Incoming kindergarten families

    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:

    PTA End-of-Year Celebration:
    We are celebrating another great year with our annual
    End-of-the-Year Celebration on Tuesday, June 4
    th 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 volunteers! 
    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 tgiordano@pps.net or 503-916-6360 

Weekly Newsletter


  • Lewis Families,

    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:

    • Playworks: We are pleased to welcome Playworks as a new partner at Lewis—they will be helping us restructure our playground/recess periods to ensure that recess is a safe, positive, inclusive time for all students.
    • Volunteer Squads: We are looking to harness all of the wonderful volunteer energy at Lewis this year by inviting you to join one of four Volunteer Squads. You can find more information and an opportunity to express interest in our opening day packet.
    • Lewis Foundation: A group of Lewis parents has come together to initiate a Lewis Foundation—a group that can explicitly raise funds to support staffing at Lewis. Be on the lookout for more information about how you can help!

    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.

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