Educating The Whole Child

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  •  Ray E Kilmer Elementary School  

    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

School Hours

  • Main Office: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Class Time:   8:55 am - 4:00 pm
    Unless otherwise stated, all hours are Monday through Friday.

    Lunch Schedule:
    2nd: 10:45-11:05
    1st:  11:10-11:35
    Kindergarten: 11:40-12:05
    3rd: 12:10-12:30
    5th: 12:35-12:55
    4th: 1:00--1:20
    6th: 1:25-1:45

Upcoming Events

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  • NAMM Award 2021

      RKES Announcements

      • Summer Adventure: Pike's Peak Library District's Summer Reading Program


        To Register and Play:

        Starting June 1, kids, ages 0-18, can sign up online at come into a local PPLD library, or use the Beanstack app available on Google Play or the App Store. Game cards will be available in libraries or participants may choose to play online or use the app. The gamecard is attached if you would like to distribute it to students, but they will have to wait until June 1 to register and begin.

        Participants will collect points by:

          1. Reading: Read or listen to a book in any form. (Reading to someone else or having them read to you counts!)
          2. Moving: Dance, walk, jump, run, hop, or do any type of exercise
          3. Imagining: Play, write, craft, build, make, draw, or do something creative—your imagination is the limit!

        Participants will get 1 point each day an activity is completed:

        • For ages 0-3: 5-10 minutes per day
        • For ages 4-7: 10-20 minutes per day
        • For ages 8-12: 20-30 minutes per day

        Prizes up to age 12:

        • The registration prize is a color changing cup with lid and straw for kids, 4-12 or one animal finger puppet (for children 0-3)
        • The goal is to earn 45 points, then the participant can pick out a free book to keep PLUS gets one entry into the Grand Prize Drawing.
        • Grand Prize Drawing: $65 gift card to KiwiCo crates. These are awesome activity crates with fun things to do and make geared towards your age level.  KiwiCo will mail them to your home. (Covers a 3-month subscription for most crate lines).
        • Bonus round = You can keep completing activities to earn up to three additional entries into the Grand Prize Drawing. You earn one extra entry for every 10 additional days of activities completed.

        Here is a link to our short Summer Adventure promotional video:


        Summer Adventure Flyer

        Summer Adventure Game Card



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      • 5th Grade Students interested in Band

        Any 5th Grade students interested in 6th grade band, please click this link for important information from Mrs. Dunphey.



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      • Enrollment Information for the 2021-2022 school year
        Choice Enrollment now until Feb 5. The choice enrollment information is on the district website. Select "Enroll" (the apple located on the right side of the main web page), then select Choice Enrollment. Notifications will be made after the principals have made their decisions. 
        Preschool Enrollment - will be different this year. Starting Jan 25 with an online Intent to Enroll. You can see details on the preschool page.
        Starting Preschool this August?  The Lewis-Palmer Preschool cultivates a love for learning. Virtually, join Drew Francis and Melissa Gibson-Steiner on Tuesday, March 16 at 9:30 am for an inside look. Sign-up here, and we'll send you a link to join us. Feel free to pass this information along to friends and family.  Details about preschool for the 2021- 2022 school year can be found at    
        ~Melissa Gibson-Steiner & Drew Francis
        New Student Enrollment - Starting Feb 8 for:
        1. All new students, preschool through 12th grade.
        2. All incoming kindergartners, whether or not they attended preschool in our district. 
        3. Any former students who withdrew this year to home school and want to return in the fall. 
        *On the website, select "Enroll" (same apple located on the right side of the main web page), then select Student Enrollment.
        For the District website, click here.

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      • Back to School (2020-2021)

        D38 Back to School Plan

        Back to School Update (July 28)

        Letter from Mr. Francis (July 28)

        2020 Enrollment Intent Form  (due Aug. 5)  Access student ID #s in Infinite Campus under the "Today" tab

        Online Programming Information

        3 Phase Guidance for Reopening Schools (CDE & Department of Heath)

        2020-2021 Kilmer School Supply List

        List of Back to School Documents


        BTS Documents to be returned to Kilmer

           1. Emergency Dismissal Forms

           2. Climbing Wall Release Form

        Items to be completed in Infinite Campus (IC) by parents/guardians

        * Annual Update

           1. Contact Information (address, email, phone)

           2. Technology permissions

           3. Health forms/updates

           4. Student Handbook Signature

        Access the following under the "More" tab in Infinite Campus

           1. Food Services

           2. Transportation

           3. Sign up for Text Alerts

           4. Pay Fees


        School Supplies

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      • Report Card Information

        Reports cards will be available online through Infinite Campus.  Directions on how to access the report card are below.

        Report Cards: Directions to access online

        Report Card

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      District Announcements

      • Sports physicals for high school students

      • 2021 Aliorum De Awards

      • AAFCU Art Show Winners

      • High School Summer School 2021

      • LPSD receives 2021 Best Communities for Music Education award

      • Grace Best Facility Master Plan Updates

      • Preschool/PreK Enrollment for 2021-2022

      • Become a D38 substitute teacher today!

      • LP and PR ranked as top high schools in Colorado

      • D38 Receives Financial Award 2020

      • Sign-up for text messaging

      • D38 COVID-19 Resources page