Kohn/Colvin Drama Performance

November 17, 2014

Our recent Run for the Arts fund raising efforts are helping to provide for our drama residency with Michael Wehrli. This year each classroom with have an opportunity to take part in a drama residency, with students in grades 2-5 taking part in performances for their school mates and families. Tonight students from Mrs. Kohn...
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Weather Related Closure Information

November 12, 2014

Information from the PPS WebSite:  You can get PPS weather-related delay and closure information in several places: New: Text @portlandschools to 23559 to receive Celly text messages. Rapid Broadcast phone calls in all supported languages to the PRIMARY number listed on your student’s registration paperwork. Report phone number changes to your school office. On...
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Veterans Day Holiday

November 6, 2014

Please note that school will not be in session on Monday, November, 10 and Tuesday November 11. Monday is a teacher planning day, and Tuesday is the Veterans Day Holiday.  My students read several of dad’s WWII letters that he wrote to his dad in Nov of 1944. #livinghistory #veteransday — Paul Colvin...
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Lewis Weekly Newsletter

November 6, 2014

Links to our weekly newsletter: English: Nov. 5 Lewis Newsletter  Spanish: Nov. 5 Noticias de la Escuela Lewis.pdf
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November 5, 2014

Boggle on the little screen and the big one too! We broke out record for words found. — LewisRoom5 (@LewisRoom5) November 5, 2014
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Final Night: Parent Teacher Conferences

October 30, 2014

Final night… Parent Teacher Conferences We would like to thank our PTA for providing snacks for our teachers during parent teacher conferences. Also we would like to thank our parents for their support and commitment to our work. We very much appreciate the partnership we share with our families.  We look forward to welcoming...
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Google Doodle Today: Dr. Jonas Salk

October 28, 2014
Google Doodle Today: Dr. Jonas Salk

From time to time, Google uses their doodle, the graphic on their front page, to highlight a person of note. Today Google celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Jonas Salk, a pioneer in the development of a vaccine to prevent polio. For those of us of certain age, we can remember...
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Lewis Singing Club

October 27, 2014

Do you love to sing? Would you like to spend time with others who love to sing, too? Well, the place for you to be is in Room 24 at 7:45 each Tuesday morning starting Nov. 18. That’s the day the Lewis Singing Club starts up. The Lewis Singing Club is open to all...
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Donors Choose Project from Ms. Layman

October 24, 2014

  DonorsChoose Opportunity Ms Layman has created a request for my classroom at Painting With Light Donations made by October 27, 2014 will be doubled thanks to Just enter the code SPARK on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).  
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Earthquake Drill Today

October 16, 2014

Today we conducted an earthquake drill as part of the statewide Great Oregon Shakeout. Students and staff practiced safety procedures, reviewing the Drop, Cover, Hold On procedure and then practicing a building evacuation. The drill went smoothly and the students and staff responded extremely well to the whole event. We will conduct another earthquake...
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Run For The Arts 2014

October 14, 2014
Run For The Arts 2014

Today we held our annual Run for the Arts. Students have been collecting pledges and today they ran to raise funds for our arts programs. We had a great number of parent, grandparent, and community volunteers to help with our event. We thank them for their support and we thank our students and teachers...
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Ms. Davis visiting Ms. Murphy’s First Grade

October 12, 2014
Ms. Davis visiting Ms. Murphy’s First Grade

Former Lewis teacher Anna Davis visits Ms. Murphy’s classroom to help introduce the “Balls and Ramps” science unit. 
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Battle of the Books Meeting – October 16

October 8, 2014

OBOB MEETING THURSDAY OCTOBER 16thAre you in 3-5th grade? Do you love to read great books? Do you enjoy competition? Do you love to spend time with your friends? It just might be that OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books) is a perfect opportunity for you! If you want to find out more, please...
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Reed College Science

October 3, 2014

Reed Science in action… — LewisRoom20 (@LewisRoom20) October 2, 2014
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Run For the Arts – October 14, 2014

September 25, 2014

We are gearing up for another great year of Run for the Arts here at Lewis! Please read the information on the Run for the Arts Sponsor Sheet that your child brings home today. This year our Run will be held in the afternoon on Oct. 14th. The deadline for returning your child’s form...
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Holiday Bazaar

Lewis Holiday Bazaar & Tree Sale - December 6, 2014


Our annual Holiday Bazaar and Tree Sale is Saturday December 6th!

We are accepting applications for vendors from our community and from our parent and student vendors! Applications are with Tracy in the office. Know someone crafty that is looking for a super fun bazaar to sell their wares? Direct them to our Lewis Holiday Bazaar Facebook page:

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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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