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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Spring Testing Dates
Spring Book Fair at Barnes & Noble
When: April 29th, 2017, from 9:30AM - 1:30PM
Where: Chapel Hills Barnes & Noble
Why: All proceeds (even coffee!) go to support new books for our library if you mention PWES!
Who: We'd love to see as many students as possible!
What: Wear your PWES clothes and come for the fun. We have kids and classes performing and showing the community how talented our PWES kids are! It's a great opportunity to grab some great summer reading or workbooks if you want!
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.
Friday, May 5, 2017 8:50 a.m.
In appreciation of our wonderful volunteers, the students, teachers and staff of Prairie Winds Elementary would like to honor YOU, for all that you do! Please plan on meeting at the Compass Rose at 8:50 a.m., on the morning of Friday, May 5th. At 9:00 a.m., we will begin our tour of each and every House at Prairie Winds, to be celebrated and honored by teachers, staff and students. Even if you only volunteered ont time, whether assisting with a field trip, sending in food items, assisting with picture day, etc., we would like you to join us.
K-Kids is sponsoring a SHOE DRIVE from April 3rd - May 5th
The children of Nicaragua need your shoes.
Please donate gently used shoes, tennis shoes, dress shoes, nice sandals, etc.
All sizes accepted (infant-adult)
Is your current 5th grade student interested in taking band next year in 6th Grade?
Click HERE to get all the information you need!
Lewis-Palmer Middle School Summer Band program - for students entering grades 6-9. Three different classes offered to get students ready for the new school year: Beginning Band, Jazz Band, Patriot Band. Registration deadline: July 13, 2017. Click HERE for summer band info!
Find our Prairie Winds Facebook page!
Click on the logo and begin "following" us for another way to stay connected to everything happening at school.
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.