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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 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.

Upcoming Events

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  • NAMM Award 2019

RKES Announcements

  • 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*



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  • Genius Hour / Passion Projects

    Grades 3-6


    Due Dates:

    Friday May 17 (3rd & 4th grade)

    Wednesday, May 22 (5th & 6th grade) 


    Research Materials: 

    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 (

    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)


    Not Graded: 

    Students will self-assess their work using the Rubric in the Planning Packet.



    Contact Mrs. Mechtly at

    or Mrs. Miranowski at


    Passion Project Parent Letter

    Genuis Hour / Passion Project Packet



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  • Kindergarten Story Hour

    When: Thursday, April 18

    Time: 1:00 - 2:00

    All parents interested in having their child enroll or have already enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year are encouraged to attend.

    Kindergarten Story Hour Slide Show & Information



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  • 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.


    Father Daughter Dance Form


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  • Kilmer 2018-2019 Yearbook Orders

    If you are wanting a yearbook, please complete the form and return by Friday April 26.

    Cost: $15 for Preschool - 5th grade, $25 for 6th grade

    Yearbook Order Form



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  • 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



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  • 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
    For questions, call 719-488-4700.



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  • Preschool Information for 2019

    Please click on the links below for information about

    Preschool 2019.

    Preschool Enrollment Info

    Preschool Tuition Agreement

    Preschool Permission Form



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District Announcements

  • D38 School Board Selects New Superintendent

  • 2019 Hall of Fame open to nominations

  • Alternate Make-Up Days to be School Days

  • Board of Education Intent to Pursue Bond in Upcoming Election

  • Free Math Tutoring at the Monument Library

  • LPSD receives a 2019 Best Communities for Music Education award

  • LPSD welcomes two new principals

  • Superintendent Search

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