Run For The Arts sponsor sheets are due Monday

October 7, 2015

Run For The Arts sponsor sheets are due Monday, October 12th. Please remember to sign the form, authorizing your child’s participation in the Run, and include their t-shirt size, as every participant will receive a shirt this year! Continue to collect as many pledges as you can; additional prizes will be given to our top fundraisers. The Run is next Thursday, October 15th. Be sure your child wears appropriate running clothes/shoes and brings a water bottle that day. After the Run, your student will have until Monday, November 2nd to collect the money they earned! If you are interested in volunteering, there is a sign-up near the office or you can contact Betsy Carroll at

Reed College 5K FUN Run/Walk for neighborhood schools

September 6, 2015


Lace up your shoes and join in the annual Reed College 5K FUNd Run/Walk for neighborhood schools. One hundred percent of the registration fees and sponsorship dollars go to neighborhood elementary schools, including Duniway, Grout, Lewis, Llewellyn, and Woodstock.


9 a.m. 5K run/walk starts in the Reed College Quad
9:30–11:30 a.m. Free pancake breakfast, campus tour, kids activities, and award ceremony

This is an open community event for people of all ages and all skill levels—you don’t have to be a running enthusiast to participate! You can also volunteer, cheer, tour the campus, and help celebrate by joining us for the pancake breakfast.

Mark your calendars and register today!

School Photos

September 2, 2015


This year 3 Like Minds Photography will be our school photographers. They will be working with classrooms over several days to create our school pictures. Please note the schedule listed below to find the date of your child’s school photo.

From September 8th -15th, 2015 we will be taking the students individual portraits in an outdoor setting on the date noted on the schedule below.  All students will be photographed and once completed you will be able to view your child’s photos, we believe that you have a choice and will be able to see two images online at our secure website.  You may order either or both photos.  Order forms with instructions on how to view the images were sent home in your back to school packets and are available in the school office. Alternatively you will be able to view the class photo composites outside each classroom.  (Only one photo will posted on the composite).

Please read the order form carefully, Package A gives you a choice of 4 items from a list of 6 options, you may choose any 4 from this list, if this is the package of your choice please indicate which sizes you wish to purchase you can choose any combination within that package.  We accept Checks and Cash  – please return the order forms with payment to the school by the date indicated on the order form.

School Photo Schedule: please note that the order form had an error. The correct schedule dates are listed below.

Tuesday, Sept 8: Logue, Brenan, Jamesbarry

Wednesday, Sept. 9: Leake, Murphy

Thursday, Sept. 10: Dingus, Kennedy

Friday, Sept. 11: Richner, Rotwein, Hansen


Monday, Sept. 14: Kindergarten: Jacobson, Rollins, Dillavou

Tuesday, Sept 15: Speer, Post, Kohn


September 1, 2015

Today our kindergarten students had their first day of school. This year Dana Jacobsen, Ashley Rollins, and Leslie Dillavou lead our kindergarten efforts. 

Special thanks to Ms. Laymen for this capture of Teacher Dana this morning…

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Lewis Classrooms on Twitter

August 26, 2015

Lewis Classrooms on Twitter
We have several classrooms sharing updates on Twitter. Listed below you will find a list of those classrooms. You can also follow our school account: @lewiselementary

Mr. Richner @lewisroom20
Ms. Murphy @murphyroom5
Ms. Kennedy @pamelakennedy17
Mr. Hansen @lewisroom24
Ms. Layman @gymjumprun
Mrs. Logue @anneabuckley
Mr. Jamesbarry @tonyjamesbarry
Mrs. Jamesbarry @SJamesbarry
Ms. Elissa @epdingus
Ms. Speer @LewisRoom21

Community Care Day

August 15, 2015

community care day Lewis Community Care Day is set for Saturday, August 22, 2015 – 9:00 am – Noon.

Please plan to join us as we work to weed and prune the school grounds in anticipation of the new school year.

No registration is necessary, and all ages are welcome. Tools and supplies will be provided; individuals may also bring their own.

Getting ready for Community Care Day at Lewis...  If you haven't done enough yard work already this summer, come on by


Late Opening Wednesday, October 14, 2015

October 12, 2015

Our October late opening is this Wednesday, October 14, 2015. School will begin at 10:40 am this Wednesday. 

October PTA Meeting

October 11, 2015

Lewis PTA Meeting – Tuesday, October 13, 2015 – 6:30 pm
Childcare will be provided.

TAG News….

October 8, 2015

Talented and Gifted Nomination Process
If you would like to nominate your child for Talented and Gifted, please contact your child’s teacher about completing a TAG Identification Process Form (IDPF). The form is due to your child’s teacher by NOVEMBER 2, 2015. NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED. If you have any questions, please contact the Lewis TAG Facilitator, Abby Rotwein, in Room 22.

TAG Parent Meeting
This years TAG parent meeting will be next Tuesday, October 13th, at 5:45 PM. The meeting will take place in Room 22. This meeting is an opportunity for parents of currently identified TAG students to learn about the program at Lewis. If you have questions, please contact Abby Rotwein, Lewis TAG Facilitator, at

Garden Work Party TODAY

October 2, 2015

Please join in today Friday, October 2 from 3:00-4:00 pm for a weeding work party in the rain garden. We’ll provide the gloves and tools, all you need to do is come help out. 
Thank You!

Yoga Club – Stretch, Strengthen, Breathe, and Relax

September 23, 2015

Yoga is a fun activity for children.  The movements and breathing exercises are helpful for growing minds and bodies.  Kathy Bartlett is an experienced yoga teacher with both children and adults. She has been teaching adults for over 13 years and yoga club at Lewis for the last 10 years. We are playful in our practice and find time to move, play, tell stories, stretch, and rest our minds and bodies.


Yoga club is held in the gym from 7:45-8:35a.m..

Session I :  k-1st grade – Thursdays, September 24th-November 19th


Session I : 2nd-5th grade – Fridays, September 25th-November 20th  


Please fill out a registration form in the office and turn it in to Tracy in the school office.  Forms are due by September 23rd.  I have a limit of 20 participants/session.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis.

 There is a suggested donation of $15 for this yoga session.  Any questions can be directed to the instructor, Kathy Bartlett, or 503-775-4842.  

You will receive more information via email after registering your child.

Late Opening September 16

September 16, 2015

A reminder that our late start is Wednesday, September 16, 2015. School will begin at 10:40 am.

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