Palmer Lake Elementary School

Lewis-Palmer School District #38

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  • Long-Term Planning - April Community Open Houses
    Lewis-Palmer School District, RTA Architects, Western Demographics, and the LPSD Facilities Planning Committee invite the 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. 
    Both Open Houses are from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    April 10 - Palmer Ridge High School
    April 12- Lewis-Palmer Elementary School

    April 10 and 12 Open House Flyer

    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.


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  • 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.

    Moody's Report


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  • LPSD Hall of Fame 2017

    The LPSD Hall of Fame Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Hall of Fame.  See the announcement flyer.  The deadline for submitting nominations is April 28, 2017.  A copy of the nomination form with instructions can be found here.


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  • Choice Enrollment for 2017-2018

    The Choice Enrollment window for the 2017-2018 school year ended February 17, 2017. School open enrollment requests are now handled using the appeal process. Please see the Choice Enrollment page for details.


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  • 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.

    For a more detailed look into the process and the system, please look at the information on this website.

    How do I access local Educator Effectiveness Metrics?

    Educator Effectiveness Metrics Fact Sheet


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    Graduation Requirements Beginning with the Graduating Class of 2021

    Beginning with the graduating class of 2021, graduation requirements will be updated from current requirements. More information here.


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  • 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.


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  • Free Math Tutoring
    Free math tutoring for all grade levels available at the Monument Library.

    Info here.  


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PLES Announcements

  • Incoming Band Students (2017-18 School Year)

    • Hello Prospective Band Students and Parents!


      As a sixth grade student in the Lewis-Palmer School District, your child will be offered an opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument and be a part of our award-winning District 38 Band Program. This is an opportunity for self-expression, creativity and achievement that can last a lifetime. Playing a musical instrument introduces students to a world of music and much more! Playing in band is fun, and students enjoy being part of a group.


      Did you know participation in band…


      • Improves recall/retention of verbal information
      • Advances math achievement
      • Boosts reading and language arts skills
      • Increases average SAT scores
      • Fosters stronger self-confidence
      • Fosters creativity and artistic development



      And also:

      • The skills gained through sequential music instruction, including discipline, the ability to analyze and solve problems, communicating, and working cooperatively with others, are vital for success in the 21st century.
      • According to a 2008 report, employers identify creativity as one of the top five skills important for success in the workforce.
      • In District 38, there have only been THREE students who have achieved a perfect score on the ACT, and all of them played an instrument in band from 6th grade until they graduated.
      • Most valedictorians and salutatorians in District 38 play in band


      Band classes meet every day as part of the regular school schedule. Aside from percussion, no previous musical training is required to do band. Instruction is provided on the following band instruments:


      • Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba and percussion


      Many factors go into choosing the correct musical instrument for an individual. Due to physical characteristics, one instrument may be more suitable than another. To aid you and your child in the selection of a band instrument, we will have instrument petting zoos for future 6th grade students on:

      • Tuesday, March 14, from 5:00PM until 7:00 PM at Lewis-Palmer High School in the Band Room
      • Thursday, March 16, from 5:00PM until 7:00 PM at Lewis-Palmer High School in the Band Room
      • Wednesday, March 22, from 5:00PM until 7:00 PM at Lewis-Palmer High School in the Band Room


      Students wishing to do band MUST attend one of these nights to ensure they are fitted to a good instrument for them. Families must sign up for a time slot through Sign-Up Genius. Drop-ins can not be accommodated.


      To save time, please bring this Band Questionnaire completed with you to the instrument petting zoo night.

      If you have questions, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to meeting you!



      Tom Chapman, Band Director


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  • Palmer Lake Elementary School

    "Learning in an environment that honors strong community traditions is the perfect place for our children to build on the past in order to create the future."
    - Peggy Griebenow, Principal

School Hours

  • Main Office: 8:00 to 4:30
    Class Time: 8:45 to 3:45

    Unless otherwise stated, all hours are Monday through Friday.

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