What is Scrip? Gift Cards for stuff you were going to buy anyway! Check out this short video for more information. 
WhenDuring School Office hours
WhereSchool Office
WhyTo support Lewis PTA Programs, such as RAZ kids and Lewis Library book purchases.
HowBring check or cash to purchase Scrip (pre-paid gift cards) that we carry on-hand. Cards from the following stores are regularly available in the school office: New Seasons, Fred Meyer, Safeway and Starbucks.
ContactIf you have any questions about the Scrip program, please contact our Scrip Coordinator Genevieve Benner (
You can also order scrip cards from a larger list of merchants once a month. Order forms are available in the school office and online: Scrip Personal Order Form  . Please complete your form and deliver it to the office (with payment) on the first Monday of the month. Orders placed by end of the first Monday of the month will be available for pick up in the office after 3:00 Thursday the same week. (NOTE: school holiday adjustments may be pertinent so watch the school newsletter for details).

Art Night

Art Night 2016

Meriwether Lewis Elementary School

May 12, 2016 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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Peachjar Flyers

Portland Public Schools is now sending home flyers electronically via a service called PeachJar. These flyers come to families via the email address they shared during the school registration process. Below is a link to all the flyers sent home to Lewis students.


Lewis PeachJar Link

NewImage The original wood playground at Lewis Elementary has to be decommissioned for safety reasons and is being replaced with a nature-based play space. There will be logs for sitting on and jumping to, a colorful and fully ADA accessible “river” walkway for all to access the play space, permanent all-weather instruments and more! Portland Public Schools has committed to fund the decommissioning and accessibility features, Lewis PTA has raised $15,000, Lewis Students have raised $1,500, and we need your help to make this a creative and exciting new play space for the entire community to enjoy. Learn more and donate at: NewImage

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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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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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