Prairie Winds Elementary School

Lewis-Palmer School District #38

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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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  • Parent and Community Technology Advisory Committee - Invitation
    Applications are now open for LPSD’s Parent and Community Technology Advisory Committee.

    Information here.


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  • 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.


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  • 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:


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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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  • 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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  • Sign-up for text messaging:  

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PWES Announcements

  • pizza

     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)



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  • science fair Science/Mathematics Fair - Friday, February 24, 2017, 4PM

    (Held in conjunction with the PWES PTO Pizza Night & K-Kids Basket Drawing)

    Please read the following documents for all the details!

    Parent Letter

    Permission Slip (deadline February 17th)


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  • yearbook


    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. 


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  • world 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!


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  • Talent Show Talent Show:  Wednesday, March 22nd, beginning at 9:15AM

    Auditions:  Tuesday, March 7th, ONLY, during Specials

    Permission Form - Deadline Thursday, March 2nd - NO EXCEPTIONS!


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  • Kindergarten Story Hour 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.



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  • Spring Testing Dates 

    spring testing dates  


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  • facebook

     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. 




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  • coffee cup 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.


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  •  school supplies School Supplies for 2016-2017

     Kindergarten School Supply List

    1st Grade Supply List

    2nd Grade Supply List

    3rd Grade Supply List

                                  4th Grade Supply List

                                  5th Grade Supply List

                                  6th Grade Supply List


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  • Stewardship Station Stewardship Station


    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.
    Anne Frank



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Home of the Hawks

  • Prairie Winds Elementary School

    "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

School Hours

  • 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.

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