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Lewis Community Care Day is set for Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 9:00 am...
The third annual Reed College 5K is a 5K run/walk open to all ages and abilities....
Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:30 am Tiny Tots at Woodstock LibraryFirst come, first served. 10:30...
Classroom placement letters will be mailed to families later this week. The letter will include:
Families should review the registration information carefully and make any changes (address change, phone numbers, emergency contact…) on the form, and return the document, along with the PPS Demographic form, on the first day of school.
I wanted to share with you the news that Mr. Matt Marchyok will not be returning to Lewis for the 2014-2015 school year. Last week, Mr. Marchyok accepted a position with our district’s Talented and Gifted Department and will be leaving Lewis. We thank Mr. Marchyok for his service to Lewis and wish him well in his new assignment.
Another change is that Ms. Laura Gillies, our .5 Learning Center teacher will be moving to California and will also be leaving Lewis. We thank Ms. Gillies for her work and service and wish her well.
In addition Para-Educators Haley Ward and Rachel White will not be returning to Lewis. We thank both of them for their fine service and wish them well.
We are working this week to fill these vacancies and will share our new staff once they have been officially hired.
I wanted to share with you some staffing changes that have recently taken place.
In early July we received permission to add a 3rd kindergarten session. Ashley Rollins, who had been hired to teach our 2/3 classroom, will instead be teaching kindergarten in Room 4. This adjustment created a 2/3 opening and we posted that position. We had 167 applicants for the position and after interviewing several strong candidates, I am very happy to share with you that Mr. Mark Hansen will be joining our staff and will teach the 2/3 classroom.
Mark has most recently taught at Peninsula School, teaching a 3/4 classroom. Mark also serves as the Co-Director of the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis and Clark College. Mark brings his 13 years of experience to Lewis along with a strong desire to engage with his students and families. By way of an introduction, I asked Mark to share a bit about himself and you will find that below.
Please join me in welcoming Mr. Hansen to our school.
Mark Hansen – “Both of my parents were teachers, my partner, Katharine Johnson, is a teacher, and my son is a rising fourth grader. So school is a big part of my life! My family moved a lot while I was growing up but I have called Portland home for 20 years. I started working for PPS in 1998, as an assistant for students with special needs. I got my Masters in Teaching from Lewis and Clark and have taught 2nd – 4th grade since 2001. I am a co-Director of the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis and Clark, a teacher-led network that collects and spreads essential and promising practices for teaching writing. I am a dedicated cyclist but am slightly daunted by my new longer commute to Lewis. This summer I am volunteering at Street Roots newspaper, just to help out, but also with a mind to creating a classroom connection to their work. I love to build, tinker, and explore wild places. I love to learn about and with my students, and try to create many pathways for families to take up the work of our classroom. Above all, I am excited to meet and get to know the Lewis Elementary community.”
Lewis Community Care Day is set for Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
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.
The third annual Reed College 5K is a 5K run/walk open to all ages and abilities.
The Reed College 5K, starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday September 20, 2014, will wind around the campus and touch on the Eastmoreland, Reed, and Woodstock neighborhoods.
Proceeds from the the run will benefit local elementary schools, including Lewis!
To register please visit the following link: Reed College 5K
Interested in volunteering? Send us an email at: email@example.com