Lewis Administration

Hello!  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. 

 Our PTSA Executive Board has been hard at work.  Thanks to each of them and to you for joining our PTSA!  If you have not had a chance to join the PTSA, I encourage you to do so soon.  Your $5 membership shows support of our school and our PTSA!  Our PTSA funds many additional programs for our students and families. 

 Has your child told you about our new school-wide positive discipline system?  If not, ask your child about it and ask them what color they ended on for the day!  Our new 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, our students will excel.  In order to change behavior, the appropriate behavior must be taught, modeled, practiced, and rewarded.  Research data proves that punishment does not produce lasting positive behavior.  In fact, data shows that the punishment can actually increase aggression, vandalism, truancy, tardiness and dropouts.  Based on our local school data, we had 87 incidents last year resulting in an office referral.  Our goal this year is to reduce that number to 79 or fewer.   

 We want our students to be STARs… Students That Are Respectful, Responsible and Role models!  We are making that happen by holding regularly scheduled classroom meetings.  These 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 trustworthiness, truthfulness, active listening, cooperation and personal best.

 All teachers are also using a 5 color visual tool for behavior management in ALL classrooms.

o    Purple = Role Model

o    Blue = Showing Pride

o    Green = Ready to Learn

o    Yellow = Think About It

o    Red = Parent Contact

Our Behavior Mission:

“We are making Lewis Elementary a place where we foster relationships between students, teachers and parents that positively influence the development of respectful, responsible and role model citizens.”

 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, Dinner and a Movie Night, and other school events.  Please call on me if I can be of assistance to you or your child.

 Yours in Education,

 Kristi Kee







Principal: Kristi Kee

Assistant Principal: Angela Lumsden