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What's Happening at Lyseth

Potato Harvest
Lyseth students planted potatoes in most of the school's raised beds on Greening Day last May. Last week, students harvested 113 pounds of beautiful potatoes! We donated the potatoes to Central Kitchen for use in Maine Harvest Lunch Week this week. Many thanks to all the students Ms. Keleher, Senor Zamarro, Ms. Quigley, Ms. Almy, and Ms. LeConte's classes for their harvesting help!
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Thank You to Our Summer Garden Stewards

Sixteen Lyseth families signed on to be Stewards of our school gardens over the summer, and each did a fantastic job of caring for a section of the gardens.  Thanks to their hard work, the gardens have never looked better at the start of the school year!  A big thank you goes out to each of these volunteers and their families: Deborah Heald, Ellen Rathbone, Gil Moreno, Liz Blackwell-Moore, Mike Bove, Rebecca Brown, Brad Hanscom, Tristin Krause, Denise Taddeo, Emily Wiederkehr, Jessica Eller, Matthew Winch, Stephanie Abrams, Ted Anderson, Megan York and Sheila Sullivan.


We hope you take some time before or after school to explore all our school gardens with your children!  
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Lenore Williams

Welcome to Lyseth Elementary School

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Lyseth Elementary School offers a full elementary program for kindergarten through fifth grade to our almost 500 students. Our dedicated staff of 75+ professionals create a nurturing, yet academically rigorous school experience for our students.

Our mission statement is "To Provide a Nurturing Environment Where All Learners Will Excel." Our students will make continuous progress with learning across the curriculum with a specific focus in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics. Our students will attend a school which is committed to a consistent understanding and implementation of child-centered programming. Our students will benefit from staff communications that promotes teamwork and common understanding, and this communication will transfer to strong connections with parents and the community at large.

School Address & Hours

175 Auburn Street
Portland, Maine 04103 - Map     
Phone: (207) 874-8215
Fax: (207) 874-8218 
The school office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. School is in session from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Students should not arrive on the school grounds before 8:45 a.m. There is no supervision prior to that time. Students are dismissed at 3:30 p.m.

Learning Features

  • Looping
  • Spanish Immersion Program
  • Team-Teaching
  • Differentiated Learning
  • Student-involved conferences
  • Student "Show What You Know" Expos/Learning Shares
  • First Innings Extended Learning Opportunities
  • Study Buddies
  • Mentoring

Library/Media Center

The Lyseth Library Media Center offers a dynamic learning environment in which reading and research are promoted. The library boasts a collection of more than 12,000 books, magazines, audio books and videos. 

Lyseth PTA

The Lyseth PTA holds many events during the year. Their Fall Fundraiser directly benefit syour children by purchasing items such as playground equipment, classroom supplies, and instructional technologies.
This year the PTA supported efforts that led to the purchase of new Chromebooks and carts.  In past years, PTA funds have provided money to help create outdoor classroom learning and creative play spaces, musical instruments for the music program, classroom technology, a new school sign, cafeteria tables...and that's just to name a few of the items!

Lyseth's Business Partners

  • PROP Foster Grandparents
  • Berlin City Auto Group
  • John T. Gorman Foundation
  • Cumberland County Teachers Federal Credit Union
  • Bath Savings Institution
  • Shaw's
  • Hannaford Brothers
 

Program Support

  • Lyseth's "Credit Union"
  • Student Mentor Program
  • Service Learning
  • Physical Education
  • Art Education
  • Music: Choral, Classroom, Band, Strings