Community Open House: Long-Term Planning
Lewis-Palmer School District along with RTA Architects and Western Demographics hosted a community open house on Monday, February 13.
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 provided the first 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 Monday night's presentation 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.
BCES Lifetouch Spring & Group Picture Days Coming Up-Volunteers STILL Needed!
We are still in need of a few volunteers for our upcoming Lifetouch Picture Days - February 28 & March 1! Please click on the link below to see your student's day and time, and help us fill the last few slots!!
Bear Creek 2017 Science Fair
Bear Creek will host our annual Science Fair on Thursday, February 23, 2017. This year’s judging will take place during the morning in the gym. Every student entered will receive a participation award. We will also present an Honorable Mention Award to one project for each classroom, and a First Place Award to one student per grade level.
Judging this year will be done by soldiers from the U.S. Army 1st Space Battalion. Following the judging, students will return to the classroom where the awards will be presented by the soldiers. Honorable Mentions and First Place Winners will be recognized during the evening portion of the Science Fair. Please join us from 6:15 to 7:30pm, as the AFA Chemistry Department wows us with their explosive demonstrations called the “Chemistry Magic Show”.
Registration forms have been sent home and are also available on our website and at the front office. The cost to participate is $1. We will provide each student or partner group with a display board, information packet, and labels. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, January 17th, so get your form in soon. This is a spectacular event and great opportunity for the students. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Sutherland by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
BCES Yearbook Ordering Information
Don't put off ordering your 2016-17 BCES yearbook!!
Complete the order form and send it with payment (made out to BCES PTO) to the BCES office!! We do not order extra yearbooks, so please turn in an order if you want your student to get this fun-filled account of this school year!
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.