5/19 Thursday – BottleDrop, 8:
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 certifi
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!
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 email@example.com.
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 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:
Not sure what to read?
Questions? Contact Ms. Lisa via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 27, 2022
Dear PPS Community,
Earlier this year, the PPS School Board unanimously adopted one of the most aggressive school district climate crisis response policies in the nation.
We are now looking for PPS students and members of our community to join the district’s efforts to cut greenhouse gas emission in half by 2030 and make other meaningful progress on important sustainability initiatives.
Dear PPS Community,
As images have emerged of the 19 fourth-grade students and their teachers killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, they break my heart. As a parent and educator, hearing of this latest tragedy brings up heavy emotions for me. I share the grief and anger at the death of innocent children and selfless educators. This is a tragic and senseless act, and I keep each of the victims’ families in my heart.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Information and Resources from PPS Student Support Services
While focusing on mental wellness is essential every month, May has been designated as Mental Health Awareness Month. Portland Public Schools is committed to uplifting wellness and to supporting all of our students to stay healthy, mentally and physically.
Dear PPS families and staff,
This week, Multnomah County health officials made an announcement about masking, due to the current COVID-19 surge. The Health Department is asking people to wear masks indoors until new coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations start to fall, and strongly recommend that people wear masks in schools. The current increase in COVID-19 cases is expected to peak in mid-June, when PPS’s school year ends.
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Board Charter Schools and Alternative Programs Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Board Policy Committee Meeting
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Board Audit Committee Meeting
4:30 PM TSCC Hearing
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Board Facilities and Operations Committee Meeting
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Board Intergovernmental Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Board Policy Committee Meeting
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 pm. Learn more about your JEDI Team!
Join our meeting via Zoom.
At the March meeting, we will receive updates on the following JEDI Team priorities:
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 email@example.com t