Staff Appreciation Week – May 2 – May 6

April 30, 2016

Please join us in celebrating our amazing staff the week of May 2 – May 6. There are opportunities all week to join in the fun and give back to the staff. Sign up sheets are posted on the office windows, or sign up online at

Questions? Contact Ellen Kotler at

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Administrative Assistants Day – Thank You Tracy & Kathleen

April 27, 2016

Late Opening & Book Character Day – Wednesday, April 20

April 19, 2016

A reminder that Wednesday is our late opening. School will begin at 10:40 am. In addition Wednesday is also Book Character Day. We encourage our students come to school dressed as a favorite book character.

Kindergarten Registration

March 30, 2016

If you have an incoming kindergarten student for the 2016-2017 school year, we encourage you to register your child for school. Forms and information are available in the school office.

Co-Enrolled Siblings and the Transfer Process
If you have an incoming kindergarten student who has a brother or sister already enrolled at Lewis, but you do not live within the Lewis attendance area, you will need to fill out a petition to transfer form in order to attend Lewis. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact the school office. 503-916-6360.

Lewis Celebrates OBOB Participants!

March 16, 2016

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This year there were 30 kids that participated in OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books!) Students in grades 3-5 put together teams and not only read, but immersed themselves in 16 different books! The learned them front to back! All teams competed at our school battle. Then our winning team ( Lily Jaquiss, Isadora Ponce, Helen Dreasher, Eleanor Palandri and Max Glomski) went on to the regional battles, where they did an amazing job! It is such an honor and a pleasure to see kids immerse themselves in reading, work together as a team and have a ton of fun in the process! If you are an upcoming 3-5th grade student, grab some friends and put together a team for next year! Next year’s picks should be out in no time! We will be honoring all those who participated later in the month! 

Late Opening – March 16

March 15, 2016

A reminder that our March Late Opening is set for Wednesday, March 16, 2016. School will begin at 10:40 am.

Also please note that March 16 is a Spirit Day. Students are encouraged to wear Lewis T-Shirts on this day. 


Talent Show – May 6

April 30, 2016

Our annual Talent Show will take place on Friday, May 6, 2016 beginning at 6:30 pm

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Art Night

April 30, 2016

Art Night 2016

Meriwether Lewis Elementary School

May 12, 2016 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm

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Go Blazers – Friday is Black and Red Day

April 28, 2016

To support our Portland Trailblazers in Game 6 of their playoff series, students and staff are encouraged to wear black and red to school on Friday, April 29, 2016. We also welcome other team colors and gear. Go Blazers!

Earth Day Grocery Bags

April 19, 2016

Several classrooms are working to decorate grocery bags with Earth Day themes for our local New Seasons. Look for them when shopping at New Seasons on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, 2016.

Talent Show – Friday, May 6

April 7, 2016

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Calling all talented students! We want YOU! We are thrilled to announce this year’s talent show is in the works. If you are interested in participating this year, you need to get a permission slip from the office and have it returned by next Thursday, April 14th. Along with talented students, we need help from parents who are able to help! It is easy work, but we must have help if this amazing event is going to happen. Please contact Sarah Kohn with any questions at Every student wanting to participate MUST have a permission slip!

Permission Slip: Lewis Talent Show 2016.pdf

Lewis Elementary School Garden Fair – Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

March 30, 2016

This is a great day at Lewis with a large plant sale, food vendors, live music, art and craft vendors and tours of our garden. Ways you can help:

  • Get plant starts ready from your yard, right now is the perfect time to divide plants!
  • Volunteer to coordinate the bake sale, bring items, or help sell lunch.
  • Be an entertainer! Contact for more info.

Arts & Crafts Vendors: 6’x6’ Vendor booths $50, Lewis Families only pay $25.
Student booths are only $10!

Application available at:, or copies available in the office. Questions? Email


Art Night

Art Night 2016

Meriwether Lewis Elementary School

May 12, 2016 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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Peachjar Flyers

Portland Public Schools is now sending home flyers electronically via a service called PeachJar. These flyers come to families via the email address they shared during the school registration process. Below is a link to all the flyers sent home to Lewis students.


Lewis PeachJar Link

NewImage The original wood playground at Lewis Elementary has to be decommissioned for safety reasons and is being replaced with a nature-based play space. There will be logs for sitting on and jumping to, a colorful and fully ADA accessible “river” walkway for all to access the play space, permanent all-weather instruments and more! Portland Public Schools has committed to fund the decommissioning and accessibility features, Lewis PTA has raised $15,000, Lewis Students have raised $1,500, and we need your help to make this a creative and exciting new play space for the entire community to enjoy. Learn more and donate at: NewImage

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