Prairie Winds Elementary School

Lewis-Palmer School District #38

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  • D38  Deliberates: A Community Engagement Opportunity
    The public is invited to this community engagement opportunity on Monday, November 6, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the District Administration Building.  Two very important topics of interest to the D38 and Tri-Lakes communities will be addressed:  future options for D38 6th grade students and use of the Grace Best facility.  A trained facilitator will lead small group discussions. This is a chance for your voice to be heard! See this flyer for more details.

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  • DAAC 6th Grade Public Forum
    The D38 District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC) will be conducting a public forum on Tuesday, October 24, at 6:00 p.m. to discuss 6th grade options, specifically in regard to returning 6th grade to the middle school level.  The public is invited to submit questions for consideration at this event.  Send questions to

    6th Grade Forum Flier


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  • Monument Academy High School Expansion Application

    Monument Academy Charter School has submitted the required application materials to expand enrollment to grades 9-12, beginning with ninth grade enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year.  The application and supporting documentation are available for download here.

    This application will be reviewed at the DAAC meeting at 6:00 p.m. on November 14, 2017, and will be presented at a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on November 16, 2017, prior to the regular monthly meeting of the Lewis-Palmer Board of Education.  The Board will consider the application for formal approval at this same meeting.
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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). This information may be accessed under the Assessment and Accountability Department page.

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  • Monument Academy Letter to Families, August 26, 2017 


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  • Free Math Tutoring
    AfterMath free math tutoring at the Monument Library is returning for its seventh year. This service supports every grade level on Mondays from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. beginning Monday, September 11.

    AfterMath Flier


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  • Learn English
    LPSD38 hosts adult English classes beginning in September. 

    Details in English

    Details in Spanish


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  • Upcoming Board of Education Election

    Two LPSD school board director seats will be up for election in November 2017.  These two seats - Director District 1 and Director District 3 - will be for 4-year terms.  Details on candidate eligibility, the election process and timeline, and other important election details can be found here.


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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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PWES Announcements

  • school pictures Lifetouch will be here to do picture Re-Takes on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

    Payment envelopes are coming home in backpacks OR, you can order your re-takes online at, and using our Picture Day ID: CG317481Y1



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  • book fair Fall Book Fair - October 23 - 27


    Monday:        9:00AM-5:00PM

    Tuesday:       9:00AM-5:00PM

    Wednesday:   9:00AM-5:00PM

    Thursday:      9:00AM - 6:15PM  (Extended evening hours during our school Read-A-Thon!)

    Friday:          9:00AM - 1:00PM

    A special preview sale will be held on October 19th from 9:00AM-5:00PM during parent/teacher conferences.


     We need Book Fair Volunteers to help shoppers and operate registers. Sign up here!


    For the most up-to-date information, visit our Fair homepage here.  Can’t come to PWES?  The Online Fair will be available from October 18 - 31 via the Fair homepage.


    Come for the Fair and stay for the Read S'More Read-a-Thon!


    Thursday, October 26th, from 4:00 - 6:15PM


    Our Read-a-Thon will include fun activities while you shop, including book readings by local high school students, western-themed snacks, crafts, and book raffles every 15 minutes*


    We are looking for 5-6 small, free-standing dome tents to be used during the Read-a-Thon.  If you have a tent that you would be willing to loan, please contact Christin Horky (


    *No child care provided and you must be present to win.


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  • Pledge PWES Parents of Students in Grades 1 through 5


    Fox 21 News would like to visit Prairie Winds on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, and videotape our students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.  Grades 1 through 5 will be the participating grades.  The film footage of our students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance will be broadcast on various mornings during the school year.  In order for your child to participate in the grade level filming of the Pledge of Allegiance, Fox 21 requires that a Tape/Talent Release be completed for each participating student.  NO STUDENT WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE FILMING WITHOUT COMPLETING AND SIGNING THE RELEASE.  These releases must be turned in NO LATER THAN Tuesday, OCT. 17, 2017.  Only one student per release form, please.


    Fox 21 Tape/Talent Release



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  • Food Drive Harvest of Love & Tri Lakes Cares Annual Food Drive 

    October 4 - November 1


    Most needed food items:  Tomato Sauce & Paste, Oatmeal, Pancake Syrup, Canned Fruit, Rice, Canned Meats (tuna,salmon, stews,chicken), Chili, Beef Stew, Soup, Jelly/Jam, Applesauce Cups/Fruit Cups, Juice Boxes, Granola Bars, Cheese/Peanut Butter Crackers, Pretzels, Pudding Cups, Single-serving Cereal Boxes, Nuts, Fruit Snacks, Sun Chips, Trail Mix Packs, Goldfish Crackers, Veggie Straws, Peanut Butter, Ensure Boost Drinks.  Non-Food items:  Deodorant, Shampoo & Conditioner, Razors, Egg Cartons, Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap, Multi-purpose Spray Cleaner

    Cash donations are also accepted and appreciated!




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  • Muffins

    Muffins With Mom

    Come enjoy muffins on Friday, November 3rd, 7:45 - 8:40AM

    Invite your mom, stepmom, grandma, aunt, or even your neighbor!

    Enjoy juice, muffins, pastries and coffee with your family!

    We hope to see you there!


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  • Texas PTO is happy to announce the legendary rolls are back for the holidays!

    Return this ORDER FORM by Friday, November 3.

    Pick up your rolls on Saturday, November 11, from 8-10AM, @ Texas Roadhouse!

    $5/dozen (frozen), includes 2-(3oz) honey cinnamon butter



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  • yearbook


    2017-2018 Yearbook - Order yours NOW! - Price: $20.00  


    Yearbook Order Form  - Turn this completed form with payment into the office. (Checks payable to PWES)

    Deadline for ALL yearbook orders:  January 31, 2018

    Click here if you prefer to place your order online directly from Jostens. 


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  •  school supplies School Supplies for 2017-2018


     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


     If you ordered your school supplies before the deadline via Edukit, they will be delivered directly to the classroom.


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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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  • Lending Library

    Bring a book, take a book at the Little Lending Library in the Commons area.

     A great way to pass along all those books you have outgrown to a new reader!





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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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