Dear Lewis Families,

Welcome to another exciting school year!  I extend a warm welcome to you!  Whether you are a new Lewis Lion or have been with us in the past, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our Lewis family!  It is my hope that you find Lewis to be a warm, caring, and academically focused learning community.  I hope you are ready for a fun year of learning!  We welcome you to “Team Lewis” and know that for a team to be successful, each member must make positive contributions.  

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! 

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 a school’s CCRPI score (the index for how 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 school year.  Also, if you check out your child before 11:15 a.m. or check in your child after 11:15 a.m. he/she will be counted absent.  Please keep this in mind when scheduling routine doctor’s or dentist’s appointments.  I ask that you help your child be on time to school each day.  Our TV newscast begins at 7:45 a.m. each morning with our official school start time of 7:50 a.m.  Punctuality is an important life skill and habit that you can help your child form. 

I encourage you to become an active member of our school community by first joining our PTSA and then finding a place of service in our PTSA and in our school.  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 and a valuable member of Team Lewis. 

Please know that our goals are to have children experience great success in school and to offer them a variety of experiences with awesome teachers that will help them grow and gain confidence.   I proudly live in the Lewis community and am committed to maintaining a rigorous and relevant academic program while building positive relationships with our students and community. 

Once again, welcome!   I look forward to seeing you soon and working alongside you to make Lewis an extraordinary place of learning and fun.  Please call on me if I can be of assistance to you or your child.

Yours in Education,

Kristi Kee


Angela Lumsden , Assistant Principal

Randy Smith, Administrative Intern