Bike Safety at Lewis

November 19, 2015

Again this year, our 5th grade students are involved in bike safety classes that are supported and sponsored by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and the City of Portland. These classes provide our 5th grade students with a good foundation in bike safety, and for those few students not yet proficient bike riders, an opportunity to learn to ride a bike. 

We would like to acknowledge the work of the BTA and our teachers and para-educators for their support of our students. 

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Book Fair This Friday

November 17, 2015

Book Fair Hours: Friday, November 20, 2015. 

  • 8:00 – 8:40 am
  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm During the Family Dance.

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A big thank you to Wallace Books for their support of our book fair…

PTA Meeting

November 10, 2015

5th Grade Students at Camp

November 5, 2015

Continuing an over 30 year tradition, our 5th grade students and staff are at camp on the coast until Friday. Last night Ms. Angela sent us the photo below…

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Spanish/English Newsletter

October 29, 2015

The latest Lewis Elementary School Newsletter in Spanish and English…

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Logs Needed for Lewis Playground Project

October 20, 2015

Below is a list of the wood that we need. If you know any wood or see someone cutting down a tree in the neighborhood – please ask for it!

Tree Types: Cedar, Fir, Black Locust (could consider Pine for the log steppers)
Diameter: Measurements taken after the bark comes off

Climbing Logs :
2 long logs (approximately 24’ in diameter and 30’ long)
1 log (approximately 18’ in diameter and 16’ long)

Log Steppers :
12 inch diameter (12 at 3’ long)
18 inch diameter (12 at 3’ long, 11 at 3.5’ long, 14 at 4’ long, 5 at 5.5’ long and 1 at 7’ long)
24 inch diameter (1 at 3’ long, 4 at 3.5’ long, 5 at 2’ long, 4 at 3’ long)
30 inch diameter (1 at 5.5’ long and 1 at 7’ long)

Log Chairs:
30 inch diameter (2 at 7’ long)

Branches, stumps and knots removed
Bark removed and cut to the proper lengths (ideally)
Donated to Lewis (as a non-profit, we can provide info for tax donations)
Delivered to Lewis (ideally)
Timeline: Needed between now and December 7th (we are putting together a plan with Kathleen to store them at Lewis)
If you find anything contact: Amy O’Connor, 503-347-3994,

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Lewis Dines Out! Nov. 17th and Nov 18th.

November 16, 2015

Nov. 17th and Nov 18th

Bridge City Pizza is generously donating 20 % of their sales to the Lewis Science Camp fund!
Gift Certificates included, so stock up!

5412 SE Woodstock Blvd.

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Veterans Day Holiday

November 10, 2015

A reminder that in honor of the Veterans Day Holiday, school will not be in session on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

In honor of Veterans Day I am again sharing a post by our own Mr. Colvin that he published a few years ago to share the story of his father’s military service. 

November PTA Meeting

November 9, 2015

November Lewis PTA Meeting
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 – 6:30 pm
Childcare will be provided.




Lewis Holiday Bazaar & Tree Sale – December 5, 2015

October 20, 2015


The Lewis Holiday Bazaar and Tree Sale is Saturday, December 5th. This is a fun family day with over 50 handmade craft vendors, a Christmas tree and evergreen swag sale, amazing handmade soups and bake sale for lunch, and entertainment throughout the day. This is put on entirely by Lewis volunteers and we need your help.

  • Want to be a vendor or know someone who could be? $75 for a 6×6 table, $40 for Lewis families, $10 for Lewis students at the hallway tables. Email with any questions.
  • The application can be found in the office or at:
  • Raffle donations needed: gift certificates, gift baskets, sports tickets? Contact Eryn Kehe with donations or questions or if you can help:
  • Entertainers needed! Email
  • Advertising: signs distributed to local businesses and postcards sent to the vendors (November)
  • Evergreen swag making – after school on 12/3, lots of fun!
  • Bake sale donations and helpers 12/4 & 12/5
  • Set up and decorating Friday 12/4
  • Tree sales team Saturday 12/5
  • Set up, raffle sales & clean up Saturday 12/5 Ready to help or any questions? Email or

Parent Teacher Conferences

October 18, 2015

A reminder that Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 21-23. School will not be in session for students on those days. If you have questions about conferences, or need to reschedule, please contact the school office at 503-916-6360.

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Photo Caption: Mr. Rotwein ready for conferences…. From her first year at Lewis…

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. 

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