An Additional Community Open House: Long-Term Planning
Lewis-Palmer School District along with RTA Architects and Western Demographics will host an additional community open house on Wednesday, March 1, at Lewis-Palmer Middle School, 6:00-7:00 p.m. This open house will share the same information that was presented during the open house on Monday, February 13.
March 1 Open House Invitation
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. This open house provides the opportunity for the public to hear these initial findings and provide feedback.
This is the PowerPoint presentation shared at the open house.
More information regarding the February 13 presentation is available here.
CDE Requests Feedback on ESSA Plan:
You are invited to provide feedback on the CDE's draft of their plan on how they will implement ESSA. Information here: http://www.cde.state.co.us/fedprograms/essastateplanfeedback
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.
Pizza Night - February 24th - here at Prairie Winds during the Science Fair!
Order your pizza and plan on spending the evening with us to enjoy not only the Science Fair, but the annual Basket Drawing as well! Proceeds of the Basket Drawing go to our fabulous K-Kids Student Council.
Pizza Order Form (due Feb. 10)
2016-2017 Yearbook - Order yours NOW! - Price: $21.00
Yearbook Order Form - Turn this completed form with payment into the office. (Checks payable to PWES PTO)
Deadline for ALL yearbook orders: February 28, 2017
Click here if you prefer to place your order online directly from Jostens.
World Day Celebration at Prairie Winds!
Friday, March 10th, 2017
Let's celebrate all of our diverse family backgrounds, rich cultures, adopted children and various foods. Join us in re-creating the 7 continents and some of the countries within them by designing a display of information, artifacts, and even food!
This is an amazing event, and we would like your family to be involved. For more information and to sign up for the country of your choice, see this flyer!
Story Hour for Incoming Fall 2017 Kindergartners
(for children who will be five on or before Oct. 1, 2017)
Thursday, May 4th, 2017, 4:30-5:30PM
Please join us, with your fall kindergartner, for our Kindergarten Story Hour. We will have a "get acquainted" time, and a mini lesson for the incoming kindergartners, while Ms. Finnegan meets with parents and answers questions about Kindergarten at our school.
Spring Testing Dates
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PWES Community Coffees
Mark Your Calendars!
Enjoy coffee and conversation with the Principal and other parents. This coffee will be hosted by one of our Prairie Winds parents, who has volunteered to open up her home. Our principal, Aileen Finnegan, will be present to chat or answer any questions you may have.
Wednesday, March 8th 10:00-11:00AM
Please RSVP to the school office. At that time, we'll share the address of the hostess with you.
In the spirit of service and stewardship, we are always collecting the following at Prairie Winds:
TerraCycle program items: variety of empty food wrappers and food snack pouches, writing instruments, oral care items, tape dispensers, personal care/beauty items and aluminum beverage containers. Please contact the front office, check the school website or browse the school information rack for more details.
Children’s books: Bring a book, take a book at the Little Lending Library in the Commons area. A great way to pass along all of those books you have outgrown to a new reader.
Please collect items at home throughout the school year, and drop them off at the front office or send them in with your student.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives."
- Clay P. Bedford
Main Office: 8:00 to 4:15
Class Time: 8:50 to 3:45
Kindergarten (1/2 Day): 8:50 to 12:00
Unless otherwise stated, all hours are Monday through Friday.