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  • 6/3 - 6/8 - Field Day

    6/5 Saturday - Lewis Community Pride Parade

    6/8 Tuesday - Return all library books to Lewis

    6/10 Thursday - 5th Grade Promotion


    June 2, 2021

    Dear Lewis Community,

    It is hard to believe that we are heading into the last week of school. Despite the many challenges this year, together we made it through and your children showed us their best effort and willingness to just keep on learning. Whether online or in person, it has been great to see everyone's smiling face daily!  For many of us, it feels like the year is ending too soon. Yet, our bodies are tired and ready for summer, and the new school year is right around the corner. At the moment, the only information I have from the district is that we will return to school in person, five days a week. How that will actually look, and what health precautions will need to be in place, we will learn in the future. I know I have thanked you many times for your patience and support in the past year, and once again I am asking that of you as we wait for more information from the state and the school district. Please look for updates throughout the summer as I learn more details.

    We are, however, preparing for the in-person school year. Every classroom, grades 1-5, will be hosting a "MOVE UP DAY" on June 9th at 1:30-2:00pm. You will receive an email the day prior, June 8th, from your 2021-22 classroom teacher with the google meeting code. "Move up day" is an opportunity for your child to meet their teacher for next year, see who else is in the classroom, and learn a little bit about what the new grade level will include. This event will be in addition to the current Wednesday morning meeting with your current teacher.

    There are many events that have been buzzing around the school this past week, from the book fair, to field days, to special classroom activities. Next week, on Thursday evening, we promote our fifth grade students, and send them off to middle school with cheer! For many of you it is hard to believe that your six years in elementary school are over. However, really it is just the beginning of your child's educational experience. Enjoy the adventure, as it flies by quickly!

    Stay cool! Happy last week of the 2020-21 school year!



    Deanne Froehlich


    Lewis Elementary Principal


    Kindergarten Registration

    NOW is the time to register your child for Kindergarten. This helps our school prepare for the fall. Please go online to www.pps.net/kinderenroll or call our Lewis Main Office at 503-916-6360.


    Support for our Lewis Community

    Are you interested in helping some Lewis families over the summer? We have several families who could really use the help with a gift card or two to a local grocery store. If you are able to purchase a gift card, please drop it by the school office in the next week. Looking for cards from Safeway, Target, New Seasons, Winco or Fred Meyers. Thank you for lending a helping hand!


    Field Day Continues...

    Be sure to send your kids to school with a water bottle and wearing athletic shoes and appropriate clothing.



    In-Person Lewis Greeting Card Sale on the Playground this Thursday and Friday!

    Cash Only, but we will have paper order forms and website info.

    ~ Greeting Cards with Artwork by Lewis Students ~ 

     ~ from the Winter 2021 Coloring Page Contest ~


    Greeting cards made from Lewis student artwork are for sale!  

    To read about the creation process during the Stay Home era, and pick out some cards for yourself, check out this link. They look even better in person!

    Lewis Greeting Card Sale 2021

    Orders are due by June 7th!!


    Lewis Community Pride Parade



    Looking for ideas for end of year gifts for Lewis staff?

    Check out the Staff Page on the Lewis PTA website. https://www.lewispta.org/team.


    Summer Activities List from Lewis Social Worker, Alexis Scher

    Looking for free or low-cost summer activities for your student? Here is a small List of options geared towards elementary aged kids!

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    Pride Parade Flier

    Online Group for BIPOC Students begins April 29th and 30th and will continue every Thursday ages 8-12 and Fridays ages 13-18 from 4pm-5pm, virtually.
    Signup sheet link:  https://tinyurl.com/BIPOCvibe

    BIPOC Flier



    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Flier

    Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Join us Monday 5/17 at 6:30pm for our next Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Team meeting. All are welcome and encouraged to join this open discussion. The monthly meeting will be a safe space to share experiences and express concerns. Attendees will be invited to help shape future equity work by the PTA, school administration and the Lewis community as a whole.

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