Why We Teach
At Ray E. Kilmer Elementary, we are dedicated to educating all students, honoring their individual growth, monitoring their achievements, and celebrating their successes. We set the foundation for lifelong learning, character development and the desire to achieve. We value the relationships with our school community and embrace a partnership of learning. It is our goal to create a trusting and safe environment where parents are proud to send their children and students are excited to attend.
- Drew Francis, Principal
Main Office: 8:00 to 4:30
Class Time: 8:50 (first bell); 8:55 (second bell) to 3:50
Unless otherwise stated, all hours are Monday through Friday.
Spirit Week: Grades 3rd - 6th Only!
*No hats, crazy hair, or extra gear*
When: April 22 - 26
Monday April 22: Pajama Day
Tuesday April 23: Fan Day (sports teams, no hats please)
Wednesday April 24: Disney Day (Disney shirts)
Thursday April 25: Hawaiian Day!
Friday April 26: Coyote Day (Kilmer attire or anything green)
*Kindergarten, 1st grade, & 2nd grade will have spirit week in May due to testing*
Genius Hour / Passion Projects
Friday May 17 (3rd & 4th grade)
Wednesday, May 22 (5th & 6th grade)
The Notetaking Booklet and Planning Packet are available on your student's Google Drive & Google Classroom accounts.
Accessing Google Accounts:
Search "Google Sign In" on your device.
Username: student's school email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Password: (student created)
1. Research topic (creating research questions, taking notes and citing sources)
2. Create an end product (poster, slide show, video, model, etc)
3. Presentation (3-4 min)
Students will self-assess their work using the Rubric in the Planning Packet.
Contact Mrs. Mechtly at email@example.com
or Mrs. Miranowski at firstname.lastname@example.org
Father Daughter Dance: Butterfly Kisses
What: Kilmer PTO Sponsored Father-Daughter Dance
Who: All Kilmer Past & Present Daughters & their Fathers/Father Figures
Ages Pre-School through High School
When: Friday, April 26thth from 6-8:30 pm
Where: Kilmer Cafeteria & Gym Cost: $35 per couple ($15 for each additional Daughter) Scholarships available
RSVP: Return the RSVP Form and money to the Kilmer office by Friday, April 19th.
Hands-on Art Show
When: April 30
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Come to Kilmer April 30th between 5-7pm to celebrate your child's creativity! Not only will their amazing art be displayed in the hallway but they will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on art led by our 6th-grade students. In the cafeteria and artroom, there will be 20 plus craft booths so be prepared to have fun and get messy! Hope you can make it! ~Mrs. Hinshaw
Kindergarten Informational Night (Parents Only)
When: Tuesday, January15, 2019
Where: Kilmer Library
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Mr. Francis will talk with parents in the library starting at 5:00 pm. Families will also be able to tour the school, meet the Kindergarten teachers, and ask questions regarding Kindergarten.
Enrollment opens for the 2019-2020 school year, Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019 at 8:00 am. Enrollment is online at https://
For questions, call 719-488-4700.