Take Charge! A Character and Leadership Experience
Wednesday, April 26, 5:00-8:30 p.m. at Palmer Ridge High School
Interested community members, parents, and students grades 6 and up are invited to this special event. The evening is a collaborative effort sponsored by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, the Positive Coaching Alliance, the El Pomar Foundation, and singer/musician Cody Qualls from the a cappella group Face.
There will be a keynote presentation as well as separate breakout sessions for students and parents, addressing such topics as social media, personal empowerment, and positive decision-making. The event will culminate with an inspirational testimony and tribute from Cody Qualls.
Long-Term Planning - April Community Open Houses
Lewis-Palmer School District, RTA Architects, Western Demographics, and the LPSD Facilities Planning Committee invite the Tri-Lakes community to join them at one of the upcoming Community Open Houses on April 10 or 12. Scenarios that address the Tri-Lakes area growth and its impact on schools will be presented. Community feedback is requested. We hope you’ll join us.
Both Open Houses are from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with identical formal presentations beginning at 5:30 and 6:30. Time for questions will follow presentations.
Both Open Houses are from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
April 10 - Palmer Ridge High School
April 12- Lewis-Palmer Elementary School Gym
Open House attendees are asked to fill out a survey providing feedback regarding the presentation and scenarios.
Community members may access the survey below. If after reviewing the presentation above, community members wish to complete a survey, they may do so. Completed surveys may be emailed to email@example.com or dropped off at the District Administration Building. The actual boards used during the presentations may be viewed at the District Admin Building through Monday, April 24.
Survey Please submit by noon on Friday, April 21.
Previous Community Open House Information
Lewis-Palmer School District, RTA Architects, and Western Demographics hosted community open houses on February 13 and March 14 in order to provide opportunities for the community to hear demographic growth data about the Tri-Lakes area and its impact on Lewis-Palmer School District.
This past spring, Lewis-Palmer School District contracted with RTA Architects to provide long-range facilities planning and consultation services in light of the significant growth in the Tri-Lakes area. RTA recently completed a physical assessment of LPSD buildings and a demographic study. These open houses provided the opportunity for the public to hear these initial findings and provide feedback.
This is the PowerPoint presentation shared at both community open houses.
More information regarding the February 13 presentation is available here.
Student Wellness Night - Community Event
Monday, May 1, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the Tri-Lakes YMCA
LPSD Finance Audit Results
Lewis-Palmer School District’s credit rating is again Aa2 which is above the nationwide school district median. Moody’s Investors Service, an independent credit rating agency, judged LPSD’s financial position as very strong exhibiting sound financial management.
Educator Effectiveness Metrics
On February 6 for the first time, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) will release a limited number of Educator Effectiveness Metrics that reflect teacher and principal ratings from the 2014-2015 school year. The department will report on only four metrics for teachers and four for principals. The publicly reported metrics will only show how teachers and principals are doing as a group at the school, district, and state level. Once published, the release will be available on CDE’s news release webpage, where you can also link to SchoolView to view state-, district-and school- level Educator Effectiveness Metrics data. Please note: the CDE's reporting of LPSD "not rated" data is incorrect. CDE is addressing this issue.
LPSD continues to be rated as Accredited with Distinction by the state of Colorado:
The CDE released PRELIMINARY DRAFTS of District and School Performance Frameworks (DPF and SPF) on Tuesday, October 4. This information may be accessed under the Assessment and Accountability Department page.
Please donate your time on May 5th to help VOLUNTEER at the Amazing Race. We will need adults to man every Amazing Race station, as well as guide the teams to the various obstacles and challenges. Please help us make this event a success for Bear Creek Elementary. The date and time for this event are May 5th from 6:00-7:30pm. Volunteers will start setting up at 5:30pm.
Thank you for your support and help VOLUNTEERING at this exciting event!
Order An Edukit Supply Kit & Avoid The Crowds!
Everything your child needs for the first day of school comes packaged in one box with all name brand supplies. Exactly what our teachers are requesting! Your child’s kit will be in the classroom on the first day of school.
The last day to order online is July 29!
Please go online to www.edukitinc.com for more info. Contact Karrah Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO BCES PTO!
Bear Creek Elementary is honored to partner with our local VFW Post 7829 and be a collection site for American Flags that need to be retired. Please check your closets and talk with your neighbors to identify old, tattered American Flags/State Flags that need to be replaced. The collection runs from President's Day through Flag Day on June 14, and all community members and businesses are welcome to bring in their old flags. Tractor Supply Co. is offering a 10% discount on new flags for those that contribute. Together we can promote and model good citizenship for our children.
Not Receiving BCES Emails??
If you are not receiving District or school emails, please check your spam folder. Some email providers update settings and change permissions and thus, our emails to you may be blocked. Look for BCESinfo@lewispalmer.org and unjunk!
BCES YMCA Child Care Information
Before & After School Care
Children absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe time well spent in a fun, safe and supportive environment before and after school is a primary building block for quality of life and future success of children. Children feel connected at the Y where they can make friends and learn how to be their best with the Y’s values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We promote positive self-esteem, life skills, teamwork, leadership, creativity, and educational support.
"I value students as the main ingredient in a successful educational process. It takes team work to accomplish great feats and I look forward to working with the parents and community to help Bear Creek be the best learning environment that it can be for our students."
- Peggy Parsley, Principal
Main Office: 8:00 to 4:15
Grades 1-6: 8:45 to 3:45
Kindergarten: 8:45 to 12:00 and 12:45 to 3:45
Preschool: 8:55 to 11:55 and 12:40 to 3:40
Unless otherwise stated, all hours are Monday through Friday.