Community Care Day:
Saturday, August 29, 20099:00 - Noon
First Day of School:Grades 1 - 5
Tuesday, Sept. 88:40 am
First Day of School:Kindergarten
Friday, Sept. 118:40 am
Lewis Open House
September 22, 20096:00 pm
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I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you toanother year of learning at Meriwether Lewis ElementarySchool. I am very honored to have the opportunity toagain serve as principal at Lewis and I look forward to anexciting year. School begins for first - fifth grade studentson Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 8:40 am.
At the end of last year teachers and staff worked overseveral days to place students in classrooms for the 2009-2010 school year. Our work in this area is guided bystriving for balance and the needs of all children. We donot accept classroom requests, but rather each spring seekparent input to help inform this process. Classroomplacement letters are being mailed to homes on Monday,August 24.
Staff Additions and Adjustments
I would also like to take this opportunity to introduce to you Ms. Marta Vasquez, who joins usto teach second grade. Ms. Vazquez is a highly regarded educator who previously has workedat Sabin and Buckman Schools. I also am happy to report the hiring of Mrs. Stephanie Wieandto teach 4th grade in Room 22. Mrs. Wieand most recently taught in Chicago and after movingto Portland last year served as a substitute teacher. I am very happy to welcome both of these