Principal's Message

Classes will resume on Thursday, January 4 and we are excited to see all of our students returning. Staff will be returning on January 3 to continue learning and planning for student success. Teachers in grades 3-5 will continue to learn about AVID strategies which help students with writing inquiry reading, organization, and collaboration. Teachers in grades K-2 will continue to learn about the workshop model and plan future units that will support students with reading skills and nurture a love of reading. After school tutoring will resume beginning Tuesday, January 9. NWEA testing window will be January 8-22. Students in K-2 are assessed in ELA and math. Students in grades 3-5 are assessed in ELA, math, science, and social studies. This assessment provides us with important information about your child and their growth in those areas. Teachers and students will establish a class goal for each of those areas based on growth. Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep, eats a healthy breakfast, and give them positive words of encouragement. We will celebrate their growth and success after reviewing the results. Our next PALS meeting is Monday, January 8 at 4:00 in the Lewis library. We encourage all parents to join us and support the many opportunities for families to be involved in our school. We know that family involvement is key in supporting increased student achievement and would love to see more of you volunteering in our school. Finally, I want to wish you a very Happy New Year! I hope it is a healthy, happy, and safe year for you and your family. I look forward to the positive things that will happen at Lewis Elementary in 2018 for all of our students, staff, and families. Jill