Hello and Happy Fall!  Thanks to each of you for making our PTSA Fall Mixed Bag Design Fundraiser a success!  If you have not had an opportunity to join our PTSA, please do so soon!  Your $5 membership helps our PTSA fund many extras for our students here at Lewis.  This also shows your support of our PTSA and our school.  Thanks to those of you who attended our Watch D. O. G. S. “Dads and Kids” Pizza Night and hats off to our Lead DOG team…..Mr. Sproat, Mr. Nickerson, and Mr. Nicholson.  We had a great turn out and have already had several dads spend a day here volunteering in our classrooms.  If you were unable to attend but would like to serve as a Watch D.O.G. during this year, you will need to fill out a registration form which can be obtained from the front office as well as order an official Watch D. O. G. t-shirt.  Ask the office or your teacher for more information. 


Remember that we will have early dismissal beginning at 12:15 and Parent Teacher Conferences the week of October 17th – 21st.  This is a very important time for you to meet with your child’s teachers and discuss his/her progress.  Your child’s teacher will also provide ideas to help your child be more successful.  Please mark your calendar and make it a priority to attend.  Also, visit our Book Fair in the Media Center while you are here for conferences. 


Thanks to each of you who have made student attendance a priority.  The students are enjoying the dog tag rewards and hearing which grade level has perfect attendance on the afternoon announcements each day.  We are working hard on improving our CCRPI score. This score is how we are compared to other schools in our state. Attendance is a big component of the score and when a child misses 6 or more days of school (whether excused or unexcused), we are marked down on this score.  Thank you for helping make attendance a priority.      


Each year, we develop a School Strategic Plan (SSP).  Our goals for the year are in the areas of Reading and Math.  Some of our specific strategies include:  Double Specials each day to provide teachers with an additional block of time for collaboration and planning, intensive professional development in the use of student data to guide instruction, students using Study Island and First in Math computer based programs, extended day tutoring for select students, as well as a laser sharp focus on student and staff attendance.  We appreciate your continued support of your child in our educational journey together. 

Yours in Education,

Kristi Kee


Angela Lumsden , Assistant Principal

Randy Smith, Administrative Intern