Rain Garden Fence

September 15, 2014

Last year Depave helped us create a rain garden on our playground. This provides a place to capture rain water, rather then having it go down the sewer, and also provides us with a green space and wildlife habitat in a space that was formerly just pavement. Once constructed it became apparent that the...
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Lewis Audio Postcard – Sept. 14. 2014

September 14, 2014

Lewis Audio Postcard – Sept. 14. 2014
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Lewis Open House

September 10, 2014

Lewis Open House and Back to School NightTuesday, September 16, 2014 – 6:00 pm Meet on the playground for staff introductions and then classroom visits.
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Ms. Leake’s Donors’ Choose Project: Pirate Learners, Arrr You Ready?

September 7, 2014

Pirate Learners, Arrr You Ready?: Who doesn’t love pirates? Pirates are daring and adventurous. They sail into unchartered territories and aren’t afraid to take risks. Pirates work together to uncover amazing booty. I want to engage students in authentic science activities where they discover that learning is the ultimate treasure.” Follow the link above...
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Rain Garden Fence

September 7, 2014

Last year we were fortunate to be involved with Depave on a project that removed a good section of our playground which allowed us to plant a rain garden. One thing we noticed right away was that the rain garden was a magnet for playground balls from the four square area. We installed a...
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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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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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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... Print making in Ms. Leake's classroom... #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

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"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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