Staffing Update: New Teachers and Para-Educators

August 30, 2014
New teachers: Mr. Hansen, Ms. Rollins, Mr. Richner

We are happy to welcome Mr. Mark Hansen, Ms. Ashley Rollins, and Mr. Mark Richner to our teaching staff. Also next week we will be welcoming para-educators Vianca Estrada and Hayley Reinauer to Lewis. We are finalizing on the replacement for Ms. Gillies in our Learning Center and will announce this candidate next week....
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Reed College Community Day 5K Run!

August 27, 2014

Reed College Community Day September 20, 20149 a.m.–3 p.m. Celebrate the glorious Reed College campus at our annual Community Day event. Alumni, neighbors, and friends of all ages are welcome to join us for a day of music, food, and fun. The full schedule and registration information for the 5K is now available. Highlights of the day will...
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Welcome Mark Richner

August 23, 2014

On Monday, we interviewed for our 5th grade opening. We had several outstanding candidates and I am happy to share the news with you that Mr. Mark Richner has joined our 5th grade team. Mark comes highly recommend and his passion for learning and working with students was evident during our interview. As way of...
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Summer Skies…

August 19, 2014

We planted that tree on the playground 11 years ago. Doing it's job on a warm summer day. #twitter #lewis — lewiselementary (@lewiselementary) August 19, 2014
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Class Placement Letters…

August 19, 2014

Classroom placement letters will be mailed to families later this week. The letter will include: A welcome note from your child’s teacher A supply list PPS Registration Verification Form PPS Demographic form Families should review the registration information carefully and make any changes (address change, phone numbers, emergency contact…) on the form, and return...
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Staffing Update: II

August 19, 2014

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...
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Staffing Update

August 2, 2014

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...
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Tech Helpers…

July 18, 2014

Getting some help in the tech lab today from some former 5th grade students… Thanks boys! #lewis #twitter — lewiselementary (@lewiselementary) July 16, 2014
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Oregon Special Olympics State Games – July 12, 13

July 7, 2014

Come cheer on 2,000 of Oregon’s finest competitiors at Games Ceremonies July 12th at 7 pm at Newberg High School. Click here for competition schedule and venues. 
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Online Math Recources

July 7, 2014

For the past few years we have utilized IXL Math as an online resource. On July 3, 2014 our subscription expired to IXL and we will not be renewing IXL at this time. This summer we are reviewing several other tools and will not make a decision on which to purchase until August.  ...
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Raspberries in the Garden

June 21, 2014

Raspberries in the school garden… #lewis #twitter #summer — lewiselementary (@lewiselementary) June 20, 2014
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End of Year Information

June 12, 2014

Friday is our last day of school. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our students and staff for a great year. I am honored to serve as your principal and look forward to working over the summer planning for  next year and welcoming you and your students back to Lewis in...
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Lunch Menu Thursday & Friday

June 11, 2014

Thursday, June 12th:Cheese PizzaPepperoni PizzaChicken Teriyaki Friday, June 13th:Breaded Chicken on whole wheat bunAlaskan Pollock
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Lewis School Supplies Survey

June 9, 2014

We are seeking your ideas regarding how best to purchase school supplies for the 2014-2015 school year. Please follow the link below to submit your preference regarding the purchase of school supplies. Lewis School Supply Survey
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PTA Picnic

June 7, 2014
PTA Picnic

We had a great turn out for our annual End of Year Picnic. A very big thank you to all of our volunteers that helped with the event. Also would like to thank Mr. Colvin and Ms. Layman for sharing some photos from the event.   
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Reed Benefit Run for Local Schools


The third annual Reed College 5K is a 5K run/walk open to all ages and abilities - Saturday September 20, 2014

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 an email to: 


Lewis Staff Twitter

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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Lewis Images

Photographer... #tw Morning recess... #tw Gregory MacNaughton the Reed College Cooley Art Gallery visiting with our kindergarten students in preparation for their field trip next week... Friday morning #tw

Staff Picks: Favorite Books

Throughout the year we will be highlighting favorite books selected by our staff members...


Title: Charlotte’s Web Author: E.B. White Staff Member: Mr. Colvin

Multnomah Country Library Link

"Before the movie, before the cartoon, was the book. The book and I are about the same age, having both arrived in the early 1950s. I was in fourth grade in Mrs. Stansell's class in Gold Beach, Oregon and she read several novels during the year, but the one that hooked me was Charlotte's Web. I have read it to every class I have ever taught since I started teaching. Plus I read it to my own two kids when they were around 9 or 10.

Mr. Colvin
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Lewis Direct Giving Campaign

Lewis Logo Lewis PTA Direct Giving Campaign. Please consider a one time, or ongoing contribution to help support Lewis Elementary School. More information: Lewis Direct Giving Campaign

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