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.
August 9th: Office re-opens for Fall Enrollment
August 14th: Office Closed for Staff Development
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
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:
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.
Every year, one group of students in Portland Public Schools starts the new school year with the finish line of their K-12 education in sight. And as classes begin on Aug. 28 for the the 2019-20 school year, the end is closer than ever for the students who will start their senior years.
The Portland Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to extend PPS Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero's current contract by another two years during its Tuesday, June 25 meeting. Since he will be entering the third year of his original contract, the Board has committed to a total of five years through June 2022 with Guerrero at the helm. The approval came after board members offered a comprehensively positive review of his performance.
A public hearing will be held by the Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission on the budget approved by the Budget Committee for Portland Public School District 1J, Multnomah County, Oregon for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The hearing will be held in the Board Auditorium at the Blanchard Education Service Center (BESC), 501 North Dixon Street, Portland, Oregon, on the 25th day of June at 3 p.m.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Community Care Day
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Project Community Care
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Back-to-School Night