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
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!
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.
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:
We are celebrating another great year with our annual
End-of-the-Year Celebration on Tuesday, June 4th 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-916-6360
Community Potluck and Conversation is next Monday, May 6th
Please join other Lewis parents in the cafeteria from 6-8pm on Monday, May 6th, for a forward-looking conversation focused on what we love about Lewis, where we see opportunities for change, and what we can commit to as parents within the greater school community. Bring a dish to share for the potluck. Free childcare is available. Please RSVP via this link no later than Friday, May 3rd, so that we can make sure to have enough space and childcare providers: https://forms.gle/1JnFwmLixFha3mho8 More details about the event are available on the PTA and Foundation Facebook pages.
Community Meeting for Selection of Next Year’s Principal:
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lewis School Cafeteria
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.
The new mascot and nickname for Franklin High School will be Lightning. The process to determine a new identity for the school was finalized Tuesday, when the Portland Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero’s recommendation.
Dear PPS Community,
We have come to the end of what has been an ambitious and groundbreaking school year at the Portland Public Schools. I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to our amazing students, their supportive families, our dedicated teachers, hardworking support staff and dynamic school and district leaders who made it all work.
This summer promises to be the biggest of the PPS bond program so far. School modernization and improvement projects will touch almost every school over the coming months with security upgrades, new roofs, asbestos remediation, new fire alarms, ADA improvements and a seismic retrofit in the works.