Principal's Message

August 2018


Dear Lewis families,
  We are so excited to see new families join us at Lewis Elementary and to have returning students and their families back with us.  We hope you have had a safe and relaxing summer and are ready for a fun and exciting 2018-2019 school year.

We will be welcoming new staff members this year.  Marcellis Washington will be joining us as our new counselor and comes to us with a variety of experiences working with students and families. Tiffanie Schuette comes to us with experience in Sped and the regular classroom to assume the role of our new special education teacher.  She replaces Kelly Anderson, who retired after several years at Lewis Elementary. Samantha Darr joins our kindergarten team. She comes to us with experience teaching kindergarten through 2nd grades in the Missouri City School District. LaDonna White joins our third grade team after student teaching first grade in our building last year.  Shelby Grego joins our fifth grade team after completing her student teaching in the Liberty School District. Kim Bowers, who student taught fifth grade in our building last year, also joins our fifth grade team.

With the addition of new teachers, we also have Lewis staff who have transferred grade levels but are remaining in our building.  Kindy Kessler joins our kindergarten team. She previously taught kindergarten before teaching third grade for several years. Buffy Nordstrom begins a new adventure in her career as she joins our first grade team.  Erika Dobkins joins our third grade team after previously teaching at the secondary level and Kayla Stone moved from fourth grade to third grade to try something new. Carrie Clark will return to teaching fourth grade after teaching fifth grade several years here at Lewis.

There have been changes in transportation as determined by the district.  Bus 7 will no longer be a route, about half of the students that were assigned to bus 8 will no longer be eligible, and only a few students on bus 26 will be  ineligible for transportation.  All kindergarteners will still be able to ride the bus and those students who would have to cross a busy highway or railroad tracks where there is not a crossing guard assigned would be eligible.  If you have questions, please contact me

We are looking forward to welcoming all families back to Lewis at our back-to-school night on Tuesday, August 14 from 5:30-7:00.  Our staff is excited to meet you and students are welcome to bring their supplies and drop them off in their classrooms.  Please stop by the gym and sign up for a PALS membership.  At this time, membership dues are $10 per child.  The membership supports the cost of classroom parties and supports other engaging activities for families sponsored by PALS throughout the school year.  Last year, we had fewer than 20 families sign up for membership.  Imagine if we had more memberships purchased, PALS could sponsor more activities.  Information about transportation and other school-sponsored groups will have information available. 

We are looking forward to a great year of learning and growing with our Lewis students and families!  Jill