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


Office Open, Welcome Letters

August 13, 2015

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Office Open: Starting today, August 13, 2015, our school office is open for new registrations and other school business. Office hours are from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Welcome and Class Placement Letters: Welcome letters will be mailed home later next week. These letters will include information about classroom placements, supply lists, and a message from your child’s new teacher.

First day of School: The first day of school for students in grades 1 – 5 will be Thursday, August 27, 2015. School begins at 8:40 am. Dismissal is at 3:00 pm.

Kindergarten: Students in kindergarten begin school on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. School begins at 8:40 am. Dismissal is at 3:00 pm.

If you have questions please contact the school office at 503 916 6360 or email our school secretary, Tracy Buckley – tbuckley@pps.net .

Staffing Update

August 13, 2015

At the end of the school year Kindergarten teacher Camille Omey took a position with Creative Science School and this created a kindergarten opening at Lewis. In July we interviewed for our kindergarten opening and I am very pleased to share with you that Leslie Dillavou will be joining our kindergarten team. Ms. Dellavou comes to us from Chief Joe/Ockley Green where she has taught kindergarten for the past five years. Please join me in welcoming Ms. Dellavou to Lewis.

Late last spring PPS allocated additional staff for each school to hire a Media Specialist. Lewis was allocated a half time position. The role of the Media Specialist is one focused on literacy, research skills, and learning to use digital literacy tools. I am happy to share with you that Cyndi Redmond will be taking on the role of Media Specialist. Tori Padellford will continue in the role of Media Assistant and will be working with Ms. Redmond. Currently Ms. Redmond is taking course work to gain her Media Specialist certification. In addition Ms. Redmond will continue to be our English as a Second Language teacher.

In June, para-educators Nick Chully and Hayley Reinauer left Lewis to pursue teaching degrees from Lewis and Clark College. This created two vacancies and I am pleased to welcome para-educators Madison Perry and Jordan Levine to Lewis. Both Madison and Jordan have worked as substitute para-educators with PPS. Please join me in welcoming Madison and Jordan to Lewis.

Summer Office Hours

June 13, 2015
  • School Office closes for the summer on Thursday June 24, 2015. 
  • Office reopens August 17, 2015.
  • First day of school grades 1 – 5: August 27, 2015

Thank You Mrs. Woods!

June 4, 2015

2015-2016 School Supply Lists

August 19, 2015

Lewis School Supply Lists: 2015-2016 Supply List Lewis.pdf

Reed College 5K Run/Walk for Neighborhood Schools

August 12, 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015
9–11:30 a.m.

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 go to neighborhood elementary schools, including Duniway, Grout, Lewis, Llewellyn, and Woodstock. Registration information: http://www.reed.edu/5k/reed run

Summer Meals

June 20, 2015

Summer Meals: http://www.summerfoodoregon.org

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PTA Picnic Update

June 13, 2015

A huge thank you to Erik, owner of Sellwood Cycle Repair, for donating this beautiful bike to our picnic raffle. We raised over $750 and the winner was 2nd grade teacher Mr Hansen!


5th Grade Promotion Information

June 3, 2015

Our 5th grade promotion ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the cafeteria. Parents are invited to attend as we say goodbye to our 5th grade students.

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PTA Meeting

June 1, 2015

PTA Meeting
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
6:30 pm
Childcare will be provided.

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Fundraising Primer

For many years we have attempted to explain our various PTA fund raising opportunities. Recently Lewis parent Jordan Benner created this great video that explains those PTA fund raising opportunities in a very understandable manner. Please take a look and consider taking part. 201309042122.jpg Direct Donation escript/Scrip Shopping Donate & Recycle

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