Safety and Security Update
LPSD continually works to make sure our district is the safest possible. In early February 2018, LPSD Chief of Safety and Security Dennis Coates met with Dr. David Benke of the i love you guys foundation. Benke is the now-retired teacher who risked his life in order to save students by tackling the shooter during the Deer Creek Middle School shooting.
School safety is an everyday job, and every day LPSD is aware of the precious lives we house. We take this responsibility seriously.
More information regarding LPSD safety procedures is available here.
Aliorum De Award
The Lewis-Palmer School District Special Education Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the first annual Aliorum De Award.
This award recognizes the dedication and commitment of an individual who has touched the life of an LPSD student with a disability. Any LPSD employee, community member, or student is eligible to receive the award. Recipients of the award are nominated based on the fact that their devotion to a student with a disability has made that student’s life better.
More information is available here. Nominations are due Friday, March 16, 2018.
Information Systems Security Update
LPSD actively secures and protects our information systems. In light of recent cybersecurity events involving schools around the nation, we want to remind our families of the deliberate actions LPSD employs to protect student data. Detailed information available here.
ELECTRONIC FLYER DELIVERY - PEACHJAR
Lewis-Palmer School District will begin delivering school information and approved flyers from community organizations electronically with Peachjar on January 26, 2018.
These school-approved eflyers will be emailed directly to you from LewisPalmerSchoolDistrictemail@example.com. Additionally, you will be able to view eflyers by clicking the Peachjar button on your school’s website homepage (active January 26, 2018). This “green” initiative saves our schools tons of paper and reduces copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, posting school flyers in this electronic backpack removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers. If we have your email address on file, then no action is required on your part.
More information available here.
LPSD Curriculum Adoption - Public Review
From January 29 – February 9, 2018, the recommended 1st/2nd/3rd Grade Science, Kindergarten Social Studies, 6th/7th/8th Grade Social Studies, AP Calculus, Personal Financial Literacy, Common Sense Media, and Socratic Seminar Instructional Resources and Materials will be available for public review and comment. Materials will be available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Lewis-Palmer School District #38 Administration Building, 146 Jefferson Street, Monument, CO 80132.
Prairie Winds ElementaryRay E. Kilmer Elementary, andLewis-Palmer High School.
This award is given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an Exceeds Expectations rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science. More information is available in Schoolview here.
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.
Lifetouch Picture Days - March 7 & 8
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BCES Chipotle Give Back Night
Tuesday, March 13, between 4:00pm and 8:00pm.
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Bear Creek Elementary PTO. Come in to the Chipotle at 7818 N. Academy Blvd. in Colorado Springs on Tuesday, March 13th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Bear Creek Elementary PTO.
Bear Creek 2018 Science Fair
Bear Creek will host our annual Science Fair on Monday, April 30, 2018. This year’s judging will take place during the morning in the gym. Every student entered will receive a participation award. We will also present an Honorable Mention Award to one project for each classroom, and a First Place Award to one project per grade level.
Judging will be handled by soldiers from the U.S. Army 1st Space Battalion. Following the judging, students will return to the classroom where awards will be presented by the soldiers. Honorable Mentions and First Place Winners will be recognized during the evening portion, Science Night. Please join us from 6:00 to 7:30pm, as Dr. Furstenau from the USAFA Chemistry Department, Cool Science, and many other organizations and hands-on activities will excite our imagination and our love for Science.
Registration forms have been sent home and are also available on our website and at the front office. The cost to participate is $1 per student. We will provide each student or partner group with a display board, information packet, and labels. The deadline for registration is Thursday, March 1st, so get your form in soon. This is a spectacular event and great opportunity for the students. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Maddox by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BCES CMAS Testing Schedule 2018
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 BCESinfo@lewispalmer.org and unjunk!
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.
"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
Main Office: 8:00 to 4:00
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.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM DAAC Sponsored Information Meeting on Next Steps-PTO Meeting to follow
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM BCES PTO Meeting, BCES commons
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM BCES K Kids Meeting, 6th Grade pod
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM BCES Sound Beariers Choir Rehearsal
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM BCES PTO Teacher Appreciation Lunch - 2nd & 3rd Parents