School Counselor Appreciation Week

February 3, 2016

This week is School Counselor Appreciation Week. We would like to acknowledge the work and support that our school counselor, Liz Delmatoff, provides to our school. Please join us in acknowledging her work and support. 

Transition to 6th Grade Information

January 30, 2016

Dear 5th Grade Families,

As we enter the second half of the school year, now is a good time to start to think of your child’s transition from 5th grade to 6th grade.

Students that live in the Lewis attendance area are slated to attend Sellwood Middle School.

5th grade students that attend Lewis because of a transfer will revert to their neighborhood feeder pattern for 6th grade. You can find your neighborhood 6th grade school by following the link below:
PPS School Finder

PPS Schools, including Focus Options Schools, are offering open houses and parent meetings to help welcome students and provide information about the transition to 6th grade. For a listing of schools and meeting dates, please follow the link below:
School Information Meeting Information

To learn more about Enrollment and Transfer policies, and Focus Option choices, please follow the link below:
Enrollment & Transfer Information

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Lauer.


Lewis Dines Out – Cloud City Ice Cream

January 23, 2016

Please help support the Lewis PTA and also enjoy some great local ice cream. Lewis Dines Out, Friday, January 29, 2016 at Cloud City Ice Cream, 4525 SE Woodstock Blvd. Cloud City is donating 20% of the day’s sales to the Lewis PTA.  Gift certificates and cone tokens included.


Dr. King Day of Service at Lewis

January 18, 2016

We had a great turnout this morning for our Dr. King Day of Service. We would like to thank all of those that came out to volunteer, and also a very big thank you to Kathleen Witter for her work leading the event. Please follow the link below for some photos from our day.

Dr. King Day of Service Work Party

January 14, 2016

Please plan to join us for a morning of service in honor of the Dr. King Holiday. Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 – 9:00 – 11:00 am. Celebrate the Dr. King Holiday by contributing some time to our school. We will be cleaning up some yard debris in our school garden from 9:00 – 11:00 am.

Room 24 Broken Pipe

January 5, 2016

On Monday, we discovered that a water pipe had burst in Mr. Hansen’s classroom, Room 24. After discovery of the leak, our Facilities Department was contacted and the leak was stopped and our custodial staff was called in to clean up the water that had leaked from the pipe. While the water has been cleaned up, the heating pipe is need of repair and we anticipate that Mr. Hansen and his students will not be able to use the room until next week.

In the interim, Mr. Hansen’s students will be working in Room 3, currently our Learning Center classroom. Ms. Meyer and Ms. Ingram will be working out of our staff room. 

Students in Mr. Hansen’s classroom should report to Room 3 on Wednesday morning. 

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Lewis Dines Out – Hopworks

January 31, 2016

Lewis Dines Out at Hopworks on Powell. Monday, February 8, 2016 – 4:00 pm until closing. 20% of the proceeds will go to our Lewis PTA. Please be sure to mention Lewis when ordering. 

Hopworks on Powell.
2944 SE Powell Blvd. – Portland, OR 97202

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Lewis Rummage Sale – January 30, 2016

January 14, 2016


Lewis Rummage Sale – January 30, 2016
The Lewis Rummage Sale is Saturday, January 30th, held in the Lewis Cafeteria. This is a great fundraiser for Lewis PTA! Making room for new gifts or toys? Box up your old household goods, books, toys, and clothes and give it to Lewis. Lewis PTA is a 501c3 non-profit, all donations are tax deductible. Our donation drop off & community recycling day will be Friday, January 29th: 1pm to 5pm. Some things to keep in mind over the winter break:

Things we’ll recycle that day:

  • Block styrofoam and peanuts for recycling and reuse, just keep it clean in a garbage bag
  • Hard plastics like clamshell packaging, plastic bags
  • Electronics, computers, TVs
  • Paper Shopping Bags: for use at the sale and extras given to SCRAP

At the end of the sale, we’ll collect up all the items that can be further donated to great organizations:

  • PTA Clothing Center,
  • Dress For Success,
  • The Book Bank,
  • Teen Parents,
  • Community Warehouse.

Volunteers needed:

  • Friday January 29, 2016 to collect and sort donations.
  • Saturday 1/30: 9 to 3 to sell these goods.
  • Saturday 1/30 at 3pm to collect items for further donation (books, kids clothes, etc)

Contact Julie at with any questions or any help needing large items delivered to Lewis.


January PTA Meeting

January 3, 2016

The January meeting of the Lewis PTA will take place on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm. Childcare will be provided. IMG 0475

Holiday Bazaar

December 9, 2015

The Lewis Holiday Bazaar and Tree Sale is Saturday, December 5th.

December 3, 2015

Lewis Holiday Bazaar Vendor List

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.

– Raffle donations needed: gift certificates, gift baskets, sports
tickets? Contact Eryn Kehe with donations or questions or if you can
– Entertainers needed! Email
– Advertising: we need help distributing signs to local businesses and postcards sent to our vendors (to be done the early part of 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


Lewis Dines Out: Dec. 1

December 1, 2015

Lewis Dines Out: Today, Dec. 1 –
West Moreland Pizzicato – 20% to Lewis…
1630 SE Bybee  503-736-0174 

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