Earthquake Drill Today

October 16, 2014

Today we conducted an earthquake drill as part of the statewide Great Oregon Shakeout. Students and staff practiced safety procedures, reviewing the Drop, Cover, Hold On procedure and then practicing a building evacuation. The drill went smoothly and the students and staff responded extremely well to the whole event. We will conduct another earthquake drill later in the school year. 

Emergency Contact Information: Drills such as this are a good time to remind families to be sure that your contact and emergency contact information is up to date. If you have changed phone numbers, or if the list of people who can pick up your child in the case of an emergency has changed, please be sure to contact the school office ( 503 916 6360 ) and we will be glad to update our records.  

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Run For The Arts 2014

October 14, 2014

Today we held our annual Run for the Arts. Students have been collecting pledges and today they ran to raise funds for our arts programs. We had a great number of parent, grandparent, and community volunteers to help with our event. We thank them for their support and we thank our students and teachers for their efforts today.


Ms. Davis visiting Ms. Murphy’s First Grade

October 12, 2014


Former Lewis teacher Anna Davis visits Ms. Murphy’s classroom to help introduce the “Balls and Ramps” science unit. 

Battle of the Books Meeting – October 16

October 8, 2014

Are you in 3-5th grade? Do you love to read great books? Do you enjoy competition? Do you love to spend time with your friends? It just might be that OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books) is a perfect opportunity for you! If you want to find out more, please attend an OBOB informational meeting on Thursday October 16 at 3:15. Parents are encouraged to attend, as well as interested 3-5th grade students. In the mean time, gather together a team of eager readers that would love to take part. Each team will need 4 teammates and 1 alternate, so that is 5 participants altogether! Teams do not need to be made up of the same grade level, but do need to be in either 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade! I hope to see you at the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Kohn at, or 503-916-6360, you may also find out more information about OBOB at

Reed College Science

October 3, 2014

Run For the Arts – October 14, 2014

September 25, 2014

We are gearing up for another great year of Run for the Arts here at Lewis! Please read the information on the Run for the Arts Sponsor Sheet that your child brings home today. This year our Run will be held in the afternoon on Oct. 14th.

The deadline for returning your child’s form to his or her teacher is Oct. 9th. Please remember to sign the form in order to authorize your child’s participation in the Run. This year every participant will receive a Run for the Arts T-shirt, so please indicate your child’s shirt size on the form. Additional prizes will be given to our top fundraisers!

As always, these fun school events require a few helping hands, so if you can help out by volunteering on the day of the run, we’d love to have you here. Please contact our run coordinators to discuss volunteer opportunities and for any questions:  /


Field Trip to NW Children’s Theater

October 18, 2014

On Friday, students from Mr. Hansen, Ms. Brenan, and Ms. Leake’s classrooms took in the Northwest Children’s Theater production of Sherlock Holmes. A big thank you to our parent and grandparent volunteers who helped with the trip. 

Lewis Dines Out: TODAY at the Delta Cafe

October 14, 2014

Lewis Dines Out, Wednesday, October 15, 2014:
The Delta Cafe, SE Woodstock and SE 46th ave.

The Delta Cafe is the place to be TODAY, October 15th!!! The Delta Cafe is donating 12% of the days sales to the Lewis PTA! This includes TO GO orders. So tell your neighbors, tell your friends and lets support a great local business and our school, and have a great turnout for this fun and yummy fundraiser!

Late Opening Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October 13, 2014

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Lewis staff will be involved in professional development work in the morning and school will not begin until 10:40 am. 

State Inservice Day: No School Friday, October 10, 2014

October 9, 2014

Portland Public Schools will not be in session on Friday, October 10, 2014 because of the state wide inservice day.

Cardboard Arcade Afternoon

October 8, 2014

This afternoon students from Ms. Elissa’s classroom, Mr. Hansen’s classroom, and Ms. Kennedy’s classroom came together to design and build cardboard arcade games.

Picture Day is October 8th…

October 2, 2014

Order forms were sent home on Wednesday. Please note: Class pictures are no longer being taken as in past years. A Class Composite Package is now available to purchase. Picture retakes day will take place on November 19th. Pictures orders will be filled and delivered to your child prior to Winter Break.

Volunteers Needed: We are also looking for 1-2 Volunteers to help out for Picture Day. We would need help from 8:45-2:30’ish. Please let Tracy in the office know if you can help out. Thank you!


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