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Click on the link below to view a message from some of the Lyseth staff.


Lyseth "WeMissYOU"Movie



All PPS Schools Closed through then end of the school year  

   Learn more here

                  April 14 Superintendent Letter to Families


School Closure FAQ's


           ****REMOTE LEARNING SET UP ****

Please click on the link below to access instructions in how to set up Google classrooms and internet hotspots.  Translated versions are available in the link:  

Google Classroom Set Up

If you need additional help please call 207-874-8159  or email to leave a message and someone will return your call.




The Lyseth Geography Bee was held on January 30, 2020. All 4th and 5th graders completed the qualifying test, and 16 students competed in the school bee.  Students answered questions about U.S. states, continents, oceans, physical geography, odd geographical facts, and world countries. 

After completing many rounds of questions, the 3rd place finisher was Devon D-F (4th grade) and the 2nd place finisher was Clair S (4th grade.)

And the winner of the Lyseth Geography Bee was Sebastian M-F, a 5th grader.  Sebastian has taken the qualifying test for the state Geography Bee, which will be held on March 27, 2020.

Congratulations Sebastian!  And good luck with qualifying for the state bee!

Geo bee

Junior Construction Crew


Thank you to our students, families, and staff for helping to make our Family Math Night such a success! Throughout the evening we enjoyed math themed games and various activities that encouraged mathematical thinking.
More pictures are coming!

Lenore Williams

Welcome to Lyseth Elementary School

 Click Here For Principal's Notes

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 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 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. unless they are participating in our First Innings Program or accessing the Parks and Recreation before and after school program. There is no supervision prior to that time.  Students are dismissed at 3:30 p.m. from their designated exit doors. Students should not reenter the building.

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
  • Music: Choral, Band, Strings