On Friday, May 17, 2013 we held our annual Talent Show. Students and staff performed for family and friends and it was a great event. We would like to thank Ms. Sarah Kohn for again leading this effort, and also thank the many parent volunteers that helped with the...
This morning students and staff gathered in the cafeteria for an assembly where Lewis Elementary School was acknowledged with the Oregon Wellness Award by the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Dairy Council. The award is an acknowledgement of the work done, by staff, students, and our parent...
Mark your calendars! The Lewis Talent Show will be held Friday, May 17th at 6:30 in the cafeteria. Students have been hard at work perfecting their acts. Please come show your support for the community and join us for the 25th year of a wonderful show! Questions? Please contact...
Below is a link to a page with some recordings of students working as docents during our recent Art Night. Follow the link below to listen to three of our students discuss the and explain the art work they created… A favorite part of our annual Art Night is...
The Southeast Food Project Needs You!
In addition to our work with the Oregon Food Bank we are supporting a local food project that is working to help families in Southeast Portland. The Southeast Food Project is working to collect food for families in need in Southeast Portland. Ms. Swan’s 2nd grade classroom is leading this effort at our school. If you would like to support this effort, please bring non-perishable food items from now through June 7th to Room 10 and place them in the box outside of the classroom door. Learn more at http://www.southeastfoodproject.com/ or contact Maile Baures at 971.207.3042 for more information.
On Friday, May 17, 2013 we held our annual Talent Show. Students and staff performed for family and friends and it was a great event. We would like to thank Ms. Sarah Kohn for again leading this effort, and also thank the many parent volunteers that helped with the show. One of the highlights of the show was a performance by our own Lonesome Teacher Trio, featuring Mr. Marchyok, Mr. Colvin and Mr. Jamesbarry.
This morning students and staff gathered in the cafeteria for an assembly where Lewis Elementary School was acknowledged with the Oregon Wellness Award by the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Dairy Council. The award is an acknowledgement of the work done, by staff, students, and our parent community to promote nutrition, exercise and practices that enhance the environment. In addition to the recognition, our school also received a banner, an award plaque, and a check for $2500 that will be used to promote wellness activities at our school. We thank the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Dairy Council for this recognition. Also a very big thank you to our students, staff and parent volunteers who work to help us support healthy living at Lewis.
Below is an outline of our staffing for the 2013-2014 school year. Where “Recruit” is noted, this is a position that will be posted. This year because of very high numbers in our current 1st and 2nd grade classrooms we will be adding a mixed age 2/3 classroom. Please also note that Ms. Morgan will move from 2 days, to 2.5 days at Lewis. Our PE and Music will remain at their current levels. Please note that there was an error in the newsletter regarding 4th grade. It has been corrected below.
Kindergarten: Dana Jacobsen, Recruit
1st Grade: Anne Logue, Recruit
2nd Grade: Sarah Jamesbarry, Recruit
2nd/3rd Mixed Age: Lynne Leake
3rd Grade: Elissa Dingus, Pamela Kennedy
4th Grade: Paul Colvin, Sarah Kohn, Abby Rotwein
5th Grade: Matt Marchyok, 2 Recruits
CB Classroom: Brian Post
Music: Tony Jamesbarry
PE: Millie Layman
ESL/Literacy: Anna Davis
Counselor: Jenny Morgan
Sped: Jennifer Meyer, Laura Gillies
Library: Tori Padellford
Speech: Sheir Davis, .2 Recruit
I am pleased to share with you the news that Meriwether Lewis Elementary School has been acknowledged with an Oregon Sustainable School Award. We were acknowledged for our work in the area of Healthy, Safe Students and Staff. A very big thank you goes to Kathleen Witter for her work submitting the application, and also big thanks goes to our staff and parent community for their commitment to sustainability. I would like to thank all of our staff and community volunteers for their work and efforts on behalf of our students. Follow the read more link to learn more about this award. Read More »
Please note there was a mistake in our most recent newsletter. Lewis Eats Out at The Country Cat restaurant took place on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. The newsletter had the wrong date. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Mark your calendars! The Lewis Talent Show will be held Friday, May 17th at 6:30 in the cafeteria. Students have been hard at work perfecting their acts. Please come show your support for the community and join us for the 25th year of a wonderful show! Questions? Please contact Sarah Kohn firstname.lastname@example.org/503.916.6360 or Oona Baker email@example.com/503.810.1605.
What’s the buzz about Lewis always? We have great parent involvement! To continue to have successful events, fundraising, and a strong community involvement we need super leadership in our PTA. Please join us for our PTA meeting on the 7th as we elect new board members. We will be providing childcare and light refreshments.
It is time once again to “officially” show our staff how much we adore and appreciate them. Staff Appreciation Week is May 6th-10th and we need your help to make it a week worthy of our fabulous teachers and staff. Please consider bringing a tasty dish to the all staff luncheon on Wednesday, May 8th and/or a delicious dessert to the Dessert Extravaganza on Friday, May 10th. We also need volunteers to cover lunch recess duty on Wednesday, so that the staff can leisurely enjoy their lunch together. Are you available after school one day to help clean out the classroom lunch bins for the teachers?
If you would like to help and/or bring a dish, please contact Cyndi Redmond at firstname.lastname@example.org (503) 313-3415, or Monica Nettle at email@example.com (503) 887-0271. Please Note: One of our teachers has severe allergies – please label any dishes that contain cilantro, coriander, parsleys, or lavender.
On Saturday, April 27, 2013 we held our annual Garden Fair & Plant Sale. This event helps to support our garden education programs. We had great weather and a great turn out. We would like thank the Lewis community for their support of this event and also thank and acknowledge the many volunteers who worked to organize and put on this event. Also a big thank you to our vendors and also a big thank you to Otto’s Sausage Kitchen for their support.
Science Camp Cafe Returns Every Friday 8:15 - 9:15
Our 4th grade students are beginning to raise funds for their 5th grade science camp. All profits help us fund the 2013-2014 5th grade science camp. So come on down and enjoy a great cup of hot beverage and a sweet or savory treat. We take cash or card. Please bring your travel mug to receive a discount on your coffee purchase.
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District Title VI & Title IX Contact: Greg Wolleck, HS Regional Administrator (503-916-3183)
District 504 Contact: Tara Vargas, Student Services (503-916-2000, x71016)
American Disabilities Act Contact: Jeff Fish, Human Resources Legal Counsel (503-916-3246)
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