Tag: Lewis School

Lewis Benefit Dinner – Friday May 20

Lewis Elementary Benefit Dinner – Friday, May 20: We are partnered with Chef David Anderson from Genoa Restaurant and Accanto Cafe to host our spring benefit dinner at Lewis School. All proceeds from the dinner will directly support Lewis Elementary School.  The event will take place Friday, May 20th from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Lewis cafeteria.  Cost for the dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.  The menu for the dinner celebrates local, seasonal food and includes two courses and a delicious dessert. Please RSVP to Christy Combs (email: perron0052@comcast.net or phone: 503-774-0375) to reserve tickets. We are looking for volunteers to help with set-up, serving, clean-up, and dish washing. Please get in touch with Julia Gray by calling 503-916-6360 or emailing lewislearninggardens@gmail.com if you are interested and available to help.  Thank you!


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Lewis Benefit Dinner – Friday May 20

Lewis Elementary Benefit Dinner – Friday, May 20: We are partnered with Chef David Anderson from Genoa Restaurant and Accanto Cafe to host our spring benefit dinner at Lewis School. All proceeds from the dinner will directly support Lewis Elementary School.  The event will take place Friday, May 20th from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Lewis cafeteria.  Cost for the dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.  The menu for the dinner celebrates local, seasonal food and includes two courses and a delicious dessert. Please RSVP to Christy Combs (email: perron0052@comcast.net or phone: 503-774-0375) to reserve tickets. We are looking for volunteers to help with set-up, serving, clean-up, and dish washing. Please get in touch with Julia Gray by calling 503-916-6360 or emailinglewislearninggardens@gmail.com if you are interested and available to help.  Thank you!

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Barnes and Noble Book Fair at Lloyd Center

Lewis Elementary Fundraiser at Barnes and Noble Lloyd Center Story

Buy a book from Barnes & Noble at Lloyd Center, October 17th & 18th from 12-5pm and while you are there you can participate in these cool activities.

FREE hands on activities for kids going on 10/17-18! Come by and check it out!
Saturday the 17th:
12:00-1:00 Get your picture taken with Arthur!
1:00-2:00 Authors’ book reading (Rain Stomper) and book making with Addie Boswell.
2:00-3:00 Trick or treat safety workshop with Sargeant Jason Jones.
3:00-4:00 Authors’ book reading (The Imprudent Rooster) and ?interactive reading by Sabina Rascol.
4:00-5:00 Glass tile magnet making.

Sunday the 18th:
12:00-1:00 Matchbox shrine making.
1:00-2:00 Story yoga – yoga and story by professional yoga instructor Kathy Bartlett.
2:00-3:00 Musical performance by Boomin’ Beats, the 5th Grade ?percussion ensemble.
3:00-5:00 Hoodie Costumes – Bring a hoodie and the Girl Scouts will teach you how to trick out your hoodie just in time for Halloween!

– We will offering a FREE raffle during this event. Enter to win cool prizes!
20% will go to Lewis School (mention Lewis when you purchase your books & 20% can go to our School)

Lewis Dinner Out Night, December 9

Lewis Eats Out night will be at Burgerville. That’s right, the one on corner of 26th and Powell (map). This time teachers and students will help with your food orders! Rumor has it some of the 4-5 graders will be delivering food to your tables and Teacher Sarah might even cook your french fries! Please join us December 9th to help raise money for our school at this fun community building event – from 5-8 pm 10% of the profits will go to Lewis School.

December 3, 2008 Newsletter

The December 3, 2008 Lewis Elementary School Newsletter is available for download.
dec3-08.pdf

Highlights are listed below:

Lewis Eats Out night at Burgerville
This time teachers and students will help with your food orders! Rumor has it some of the 4-5 graders will be delivering food to your tables and Teacher Sarah might even cook your french fries! Please join us December 9th to help raise money for our school at this fun community building event – from 5-8 pm at the Burgerville on the corner of SE 26th & Powell. 10% of the profits will go to Lewis School. This is bound to be a great time. By the way, if you are interested in purchasing Scrip for Burgerville we have $10 Scrip cards in the office.

NEW Vaccination Requirements for Pre-K & Kindergarten Students
Multnomah County requirements for Hepatitis A Vaccination have changed. Pre-K & kindergarten students that do not have 2 doses of Hep A by mid-February will not be permitted to return to school. If your child is currently enrolled in Pre-K or K, these requirements apply to your child. If you have questions, please our school nurse Martha Button, or contact MESD Immunizations at 503-257-1760.

Walk & Bike Day
The next Lewis Walk & Bike Day will be Wednesday, Dec. 17 work. “Are you ready to make every day a Walk & Bike Day?” The new Lewis Walk & Bike punch cardis coming soon. Students can earn prizes for using their legs to get to school. More information will be sent home next week.

Garden Committee Meeting Next MondayEveryone is invited to join us next Monday December 8th, from2:00-3:00 in the staff lounge at Lewis. We are looking to form agroup of volunteers who meet once every month to help plan, organize and encourage the Lewis Gardening and Environmental Education Program to grow to its full potential. Whether that means you want to help during workparties, with grant writing or fundraising, during gardening classes with the kids, putting on community dinners, organizing the spring plant sale, or in other ways. We can all work together to make our program the best it can be. Hope to see you there!
PTA Bingo NightFriday, December 5, 20086:30 – 8:00 pmLots of food, fun, and prizes!plus Popcorn from the PTA’s new machine!!!Concession sale proceeds will help 4th & 5th grade students go to OMSI Camp.

September 24, 2008 Newsletter

The September 24, 2008 Lewis Elementary School newsletter is now available for download. Highlights are listed below…

Free and Reduced Meals Applications: IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!
The deadline for carry over of Free and Reduced Lunch status is drawing near. In October students who qualified last year, but whose families have not yet applied for the current school year will be denied Free and Reduced Meals status and will be required to pay the full amount.

If your family qualified last year, or may qualify this year, please submit a new Free and Reduced Meals application. PLEASE do so as soon as possible. Additional copies of the form are available in the school office. Note: be sure to factor in all siblings in the home, not just those that attend Lewis.

Even if your child does not eat the school lunch and breakfast, Free and Reduced status directly effects our school funding and staffing and in addition, enables families to qualify for reduced fees on other school activities and services such as band instrument rental and participation fees for school clubs.

Registration Materials Reminders
If you have not yet done so, please return the forms as soon as possible. Without completed registration forms and the medical statement, students can not be allowed to participate in field trips…

Safety Drills
We have already held a fire drill this year, and plan to do another soon. In addition in the coming weeks Lewis will participate in a safety drill regarding securing the building in the event of police action in the neighborhood. These drills are being coordinated by the school district’s office of security and our Portland Police Student Resource Officer, Harold Hayes. The drill involves securing students in classrooms with doors locked and window blinds pulled. The goals of these drills are to make sure that students and staff know what to do in an emergency situation. If you have any questions concerning this please contact me.

Arrival and Dismissal Times
Please note that students should not be coming to school before 8:30. We do not have any supervision on the playground until that time. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria beginning at 8:20 am. Dismissal is at 3:00 pm. Students who ride their bikes or skateboard to school should not be riding those on the playground before or after school.

Saturday Academy Classes
Saturday Academy offers enrichment classes for students in grades 2 – 12. Information is available in the school office or on their web page at http://saturdayacademy.org

Meyer Boys and Girls Club Program
The Meyer Boys and Girls Club now has a bus that picks up students at Lewis to take them to classes and activities at the Meyer Boys and Girls Club in Sellwood. For more information, please contact the Meyer Boys and Girls Club.
Sellwood Boys and Girls Club
7119 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland, OR 97202
Voice: 503.232.0077

Lewis PTA Auction News
It is Auction Time again! We need Volunteers to help with procurement, planning, and marketing. If any of these sound interesting, please come to our first auction meeting on October 3, 2008 at 9:00 am in the school library. We look forward to your help and support. Angie Toops, Auction Chair.

Join the Lewis PTA
Applications are available in the office. We hope you will consider becoming a part of our PTA. The PTA provides our school with additional resources and activities that help to enrich the educational experience at Lewis. In addition the PTA puts on many family events such as movie nights, family dances, and school carnivals. We greatly appreciate the work and dedication of our PTA officers and members and hope that you will consider joining them.

Lewis Events Web Site
Lewis has an events website!  This is a website devoted to updating you about events at Lewis School.  Currently, the information on this site is about the upcoming Lewis Holiday Bazaar and as new events come up they will be added to this site – lewisevents.org.  

Holiday Bazaar: Deadline Extended?
The Holiday Bazaar committee has been so impressed with the vendors who have applied for the November 8th Holiday Bazaar.  You can find the current list of vendors at the lewisevents.org web site – click on the ‘vendor’ tab.  We have extended our deadline for the Lewis Holiday Sale to October 3rd.  We really would love to see some child art in our school’s Holiday Bazaar.  See child application sheet or ask for one at the office

September 10 Newsletter

The September 10 Newsletter is available for download. Below you will find a text version.

Principal Notes From Mr. Lauer

Welcome Back
We have had a great first week of school. This year our K – 5 enrollment is at 352 students. Our Multnomah Early Childhood Program is also serving 35 students, so that makes 387 students total being served at Lewis Elementary. As many of your know we have some new staff members joining us this year. Sylvia Jen is teaching 5th grade and joins us from Roseway Heights. We have 73 kindergarten students enrolled and are now offering three full day sessions of kindergarten. Dana Jacobsen and Sarah Kohn join Cindy DiCenzo and the three of them make up our Kindergarten team. In addition, Sarah Jamesbarry joins us as a .5 literacy support teacher. Our new head custodian is Sandra Ward and Rasema Hodzic joins us as our evening custodian.

I am happy to report that we will again be able to offer our students a drama residency and that Tori Padellford will lead this effort. As many of you know Tori has an extensive theater background and her work with the Talent Show, and the support she has provided Drama Club, have shown her to be an effective artist who has the ability to engage and inspire students in this area. Tori will also continue with her work as our Media Assistant in the library.

Arrival and Dismissal Times
Please note that students should not be coming to school before 8:30. We do not have any supervision on the playground until that time. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria beginning at 8:20 am. Dismissal is at 3:00 pm. Students waiting for rides home at the end of the day should do so by the main school door in the front of the school. Students should not be on the playground after school unless supervised by a parent or adult care giver.

Lewis Site Council
The Lewis Site Council meets monthly to help shape school direction and goals in regards to our school improvement process. We have one parent position open on our Lewis Site Council for the 2008 – 2009 school year. Nominations can be submitted via email to tlauer@pps.k12.or.us, or by written note to the school office. The deadline for nominations is September 19. An election will be held the last week of September with a ballot being sent home in the newsletter.

Registration Materials
Last week your child brought home a registration packet full of information and forms. If you have not yet done so, please return the forms as soon as possible. Please note that the volunteer background check only needs to be done every three years and there is a $5 fee.

We Must Have These Forms Returned Signed

Registration Form!

School Wide Expectations Form

Student Safety Information

Student Medical Form

Walking Field Trip Form

Fluoride Form

Volunteer Form & Volunteer Criminal Background Form ?(if one is not on file. Cost is $5 paid to PPS)??

Lewis Back to School Night
Our Back to School Night will be held Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 6:00 pm. We will gather in the playground area near the dip for an introduction of staff and then classrooms will be open for visits until 7:30. We hope that all of our families will attend. Families will also be able to sign up for fall conferences during this time. Also the Book Fair will be open @ 6:45.

Free and Reduced Meals
You may have received a Free and Reduced Meals form in the mail in August. If you believe your family is eligible I encourage you to complete the form and return it to school. Even if you provide your child a sack lunch, the number of families eligible for free and reduced meals is used when determining our staffing and budget. If you have any questions about this program please contact Mr. Lauer.

After School Clubs:
Kung Fu Club, Information is available in the school office. Also a student Yoga Class will be starting soon. More information will be in our next Wednesday Letter.

Meyer Boys and Girls Club Program
The Meyer Boys and Girls Club now has a bus that picks up students at Lewis to take them to classes and activities at the Meyer Boys and Girls Club in Sellwood. Through a grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust, students (grades 1 through 5) can join the Boys and Girls Club for just $5 a year and take advantage of their after school programs including classes and activities. For more information, please contact the Meyer Boys and Girls Club.

Sellwood Boys and Girls Club
7119 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland, OR 97202
Voice: 503.232.0077

?Join the Lewis PTA
In the opening packet you will also find a PTA form. I hope you will consider becoming a part of our PTA. The PTA provides our school with additional resources and activities that help to enrich the educational experience at Lewis. In addition the PTA puts on many family events such as movie nights, family dances, and school carnivals. We greatly appreciate the work and dedication of our PTA officers and members and hope that you will consider joining them.

Lewis Events Web Site
Lewis has an events website! This is a website devoted to updating you about events at Lewis School. Currently, the information on this site is about the upcoming Lewis Holiday Bazaar and as new events come up they will be added to this site – lewisevents.org. Speaking of the Lewis Holiday Bazaar, we are taking applications for this sale now! If you or your child would like to be a vendor, please contact us at lewisholidaysale@yahoo.com or check out the lewis events site for more info. The application deadline if you would like your name to appear on the posters and postcards is September 17th. We will accept application until September 26th for this sale (however all vendor applications received after the 17th will not have their names on the marketing materials.)

Lewis Eats Out
We have have a Lewis Eats Out coming up next week on Tuesday, September 16th at The Funky Door! The Funky Door is a locally owned coffee shop located at 2815 SE Holgate Blvd. The hours are 6 am – 5 pm and next Tuesday 20% of the proceeds will go to Lewis School, so plan on picking up a coffee or pastry from the Funky Door on the 16th!

Walk & BIke Committee Meeting: Art Burden is leading our efforts this year and he will have an informal meeting on Friday at 3:05 on the playground. If you have questions please contact Art at aburden@hevanet.com