I hope the beginning of
the school year has been a good one for you and your child.
Our students came back to school ready to learn!!
Thank you for helping to make your child’s transition
back to school a smooth one.
Once again, our theme is “Team Lewis”.
We welcome you to our Team and know that for a team
to be successful, each member must make positive
Our Vision here at Lewis Elementary
is “Every Child, Every Day” and our Mission is
to challenge the entire Lewis community to reach their
fullest potential every day.
As both our Vision and Mission denote, we are
committed to helping each individual reach their fullest
potential and with your support and assistance, this will
become a reality!
I hope that you have already found a place of service on
Team Lewis. If
not, I encourage you to become an active member of our Team
by first joining our PTSA (only $5
per member) and then finding a place to plug in to
our school community.
Feel free to have lunch with your child, volunteer in
the classroom or media center, become a Watch D.O.G. (Dads
of Great Students), and look for other opportunities to
support our school.
You are a key component in your child’s education.
Hats off to our PTSA Board under the leadership of Co
Sigler and Cami Lemr. They have been busy all summer
planning for our students and staff.
Please help us instill
in your child the importance of school by helping them be
here everyday and by being on time everyday.
Attendance is a part of the new CCRPI score in which
schools are rated.
If your child is absent 6 or more days (even for
sickness), it counts against our school’s rating!
Please help us with this crucial component of CCRPI
and avoid scheduling vacations during the school year.
Students will have a 1 week break in September and
February in addition to the traditional breaks in November,
December, and April.
Again, pleased avoid scheduling vacations during the
Also, if you check out your child before
or check in your child after 11:15 a.m. he/she will be
Please keep this in mind when scheduling routine doctor’s or
Hopefully, your child has told you about our school-wide
positive discipline system?
If not, ask your child about it, and ask them what
color they ended on for the day!
Our system EBIS (“Everyone Behaves at School” is a
positive, proactive approach to discipline and a way to
model/develop respectful, responsible, role model students.
This model is based on kindness and firmness, dignity
and mutual respect through establishing and building
positive relationships with students. This approach focuses
on the school’s ability to teach and support positive
behavior for all students while creating a safe and
productive learning environment where teachers can teach and
all students can learn. We know that when good behavior and
good teaching come together, students excel.
We want our students to
Responsible and Role
models! We are
making that happen by holding regularly scheduled classroom
meetings establish what the desired behaviors are and what
they look like.
The meetings include a time for students to share but also
include the lifelong guidelines of
truthfulness, active listening, cooperation and personal
Each morning our students recite our Lewis School Pledge:
“As a student at Lewis Elementary School, I will be
respectful to myself and others.
I will be responsible for my behavior and be a role
model everywhere I go!”
In next month’s Lion’s Roar, I will be sharing our School
Strategic Plan goals and strategies.
I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming
restaurant nights, Bingo Night, and other school events.
Please call on me if I can be of assistance to you or
Yours in Education,