Bear Creek Elementary School

Lewis-Palmer School District #38

Building Character, Educating Students

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District Announcements

  • LPSD Math Curriculum Public Review

    From May 22 – June 5, 2017, the community is invited to review recommended Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus instructional resources and materials. These materials will be available for public review and comment Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Lewis-Palmer School District #38 Administration Building, 146 N. Jefferson Street, Monument, CO 80132.


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  • Lewis-Palmer School District Hall of Fame Inductees for 2017

    The Lewis-Palmer School District Hall of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce the inductees into the 2017 Hall of Fame: 

    Ida Liebert, former elementary principal

    Tommie Plank, former classified employee, school board director, community volunteer

    Linda Wilson, former elementary art and second grade teacher

    Mike Cassidy (Legacy Award), former high school counselor, coach, athletic director, assistant principal 

    These people were selected from a sizable number of nominees who made substantial and lasting contributions to District 38.  Please look for detailed information about these inductees in the local media during the next few months. They will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony and reception on Saturday, October 7, 2017, 2:00 p.m., at Lewis-Palmer High School.

    Congratulations to our newest Hall of Fame inductees!


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  • Informational Meeting for Interested School Board Candidates

    (in preparation for the upcoming November election)

    On Tuesday, June 6, at 5:00 p.m., Lewis-Palmer School District 38 will host an informational meeting for citizens interested in running for the Board of Education in the November 2017 election.  Seats for Director District 1 and Director District 3 will be on this election ballot.

    John Mann, past Board of Education president, will host the meeting in the Community Room of the D38 Administration Building, located at 146 Jefferson Street in Monument.

    For more information, contact Vicki Wood, secretary to the Board of Education, at 719-481-9546.


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  • Notice of Public Hearing: Proposed 2017-18 School District Budget

    The proposed school district budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year is available for public inspection at the District Administration Building or here on the Financial Transparency webpage.   A public hearing on the proposed budget will be held on June 20, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. during the regular meeting of the Lewis-Palmer Board of Education.  

    * PLEASE NOTE the regular monthly meeting of the LPSD Board of Education for the month of June has been changed to June 20, 2017, not the third Thursday of the month.


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  • Notice of Public Hearing: Request for Waiver of Charter School Application Process

    Pursuant to CRS 22-2-117, Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is seeking waiver from the State Board of Education from CRS 22-30.5-107(1) regarding the charter school application process. The school district will consider this waiver request at a public hearing on July 18, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. at 146 Jefferson Street in Monument, CO. Public comment is welcome. For more information, click here.


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  • Technology Department Receives Award
    Extreme Networks recognized the Lewis-Palmer School District Technology Department with their Exemplary Schools Award as "A Visionary 21st Learning Environment" - Recognized for Enabling Personalized Education through the Use of Technology. Extreme Networks recognizes two school districts in the country each year.

    During the award presentation, Extreme Network representatives stated that this award is about "recognition for driving student success through the use of technology as opposed to just having technology." When asked what set LPSD apart from other school districts, the reply was, "It is the vision you have for your students." They said, LPSD "has not only put the infrastructure in place but put the right infrastructure in place - infrastructure which is expandable and can handle the rigors put on by various environments and various teachers."

    Congratulations, Technology Department. You take really good care of our students and staff.

    Tech Department receives Extreme Networks Award


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    Financial Recognition:
    April 2017: Lewis-Palmer School District receives the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
    CAFR Letter and News Release


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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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  • 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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  • 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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BCES Announcements

  • Challenger Learning Center 2017 Aerospace Adventure Camp Information
    Martian Explorers, WeDo Robotics, & Mindstorms Robotics??
    Do these sound like fun??
    Informational Flyer or go to
    Classes run June 26-29 at Bear Creek Elementary


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    If you have either an INCOMING 6th grader, or an INCOMING kindergartener, please read these documents for important immunization information!


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  • Order An Edukit Supply Kit & Avoid The Crowds!

    Everything your child needs for the first day of school comes packaged in one box with all name brand supplies. Exactly what our teachers are requesting! Your child’s kit will be in the classroom on the first day of school.

    The last day to order online is July 29!

    Please go online to for more info. Contact Karrah Martin ( if you have any questions.


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  • supplies

    BCES 2017-18 Supply List


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    LPMS Incoming 7th Graders!

    Want to learn all about Middle School?

    Sign up for the Patriot Prep class offered at Lewis-Palmer Middle School!

    Information and Registration Flyer


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    Monday, June 5 thru Thursday, June 8

    Info flyer


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  • 2017 Palmer Ridge Upcoming Sports Camps

    Palmer Ridge High School Annual Junior Tennis Camp held July 10-13

    Hurry, spots fill quickly!

    Informational Flyer

     2017 Palmer Ridge Football Cub Club Youth Character and Football Skills Camp
    4 DAYS: Monday, July 24 to Thursday, July 27!
    Open to students going into 3rd - 8th grade
    Camp will run from 8:30 to 11:00 each day, with registration starting at 8:15am
    3rd -5th graders will practice together; 6th -8th graders will practice together


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  • LPMS Summer Band Program

    For band students in grades 6-9 for the 2017-18 school year

    July 24-August 4, 2017

    Flyer and Registration Form


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    BCES SMART Lab Preview

    Click here to see a preview of our

    new SMART Lab


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  • flag

    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.


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  • 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 and unjunk!


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  • drop off

    BCES Drop-off map and Procedures


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  • District Website Help for Mobile Devices

    Struggling to get to a particular Schoolwires page on your mobile device? Follow these directions to make a shortcut on your Android or IOS mobile device to access our webpage.


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  • 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.

    Registration Information


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  • BCES Safeway and King Sooper's Gift Cards
    Our Bear Creek Families are Amazing!
    You have raised over $4000 for our students this school year just by
    grocery shopping!
    If you don’t already have a King Sooper or Safeway grocery gift card, now’s the time to order.


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Home of the Bears

  • Bear Creek Elementary School

    "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

School Hours

  • Main Office: 8:00 to 4:15
    Class Times:
    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.

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