Bear Creek Elementary School

Lewis-Palmer School District #38

Building Character, Educating Students

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District Announcements

  • LPSD Employment Opportunities

    LPSD Job Openings Annoucement


    Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is looking for quality individuals to support immediate job openings for the following positions. More flexible, substitute positions are also available.


    Bus Drivers,


    Food Service Workers,






    Substitute Teachers.


    Join a great team and support students. Work schedules align with your children's school calendar and open positions offer competitive wages and benefits. More information is available on LPSD's Personnel Services page. To apply for a specific position, visit LPSD's Job Listings.


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  • LPSD Back-to-School Business

    Back to School


    The first day of school is right around the corner. For a helpful list of important districtwide information, please see LPSD's Back-to-School Business checklist. (Helpful hint: Ctrl + "click" will open each link in a new window).

    More detailed back-to-school information is available on each LPSD school website or on LPSD's Back to School Documents page.



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  • 2018 Communicator of the Year Award

    2018 Communicator of the Year Award Lewis-Palmer School District Superintendent Karen Brofft was recently named as the 2018 Communicator of the Year by the Colorado School Public Relations Association (CoSPRA). The Communicator of the Year Award is the most prestigious award of CoSPRA and recognizes the public relations best practices of people and organizations whose work supports Colorado public education. More information about CoSPRA and this award is available on the CoSPRA website. Read the official award letter from Tammy Schiff, President of CoSPRA.



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  • Tri-Lakes Women's Club Grant Awards

    During the 2017-2018 grant cycle, Lewis-Palmer School District received approximately $30,000 in grant awards from the Tri-Lakes Women's Club (TLWC). LPSD greatly appreciates our continued partnership with TLWC. Their support for our students and teachers is a tangible example of how strong community involvement helps to make our LPSD schools great. A list of the TLWC-supported initiatives is below and more information about TLWC's grant award process is available on the TLWC's website.


    LPSD’s Adapted Physical Education Program,

    Specdrums for LPSD Music and Special Education Programs,

    Kinesthetic Learning Activities for Bear Creek Preschool,

    STEM Development at Palmer Lake Elementary School,

    Palmer Lake Elementary School’s Educational Garden,

    Kilmer Elementary School’s Innovation Station and Maker Lab,

    Remote Projection Devices for Lewis-Palmer Middle School,

    Chromebooks to support science curriculum at Lewis-Palmer High School,

    Poster Machine for Lewis-Palmer Middle School,

    Sources of Strength Program at Lewis-Palmer High School.


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  • GreatSchools College Success Award

    Great Schools 2018 Award Lewis-Palmer High School and Palmer Ridge High School received the first-ever College Success Award. Launched by GreatSchools, the College Success Award recognizes and celebrates high schools that go beyond traditional measures of achievement to ensure that students are both college and career ready. Lewis-Palmer High School and Palmer Ridge High School are two of 71 schools in Colorado to be honored with the award. Selection criteria is based on data that reflects how our schools prepare students to succeed after high school, including whether they enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework when they get there, and persist into their second year. Learn more about the award and selection criteria in the College Success Awards report by GreatSchools.


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  • LPSD Receives Financial Recognition 

    Early in May 2018, Lewis-Palmer School District received notification that the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International awarded the district with ASBO’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ended 2017.  According to ASBO, "This award represents a significant achievement and reflects your commitment to transparency and high-quality financial reporting."

    ASBO Certificate of Excellence

    ASBO Announcement


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  • Home School Enrichment Academy Open House Events

    LPSD's Home School Enrichment Academy (HSEA) is hosting a series of open house events in August. See the HSEA flyer for specific dates, times, and additional details.


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  • 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. More detailed information is available on LPSD's Data Privacy and Security page.


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  • LPSD Receives CDE's Highest Ranking
    Lewis-Palmer School District once again received Accredited with Distinction and all LPSD schools received Performance ratings by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). These are the highest ratings available from the state.
    The District and School Performance Frameworks (DPF and SPFs) from the CDE are now finalized and the LPSD and D38 school frameworks can be accessed on LPSD's Assessment and Accountability page.
    Additionally, three LPSD schools are John Irwin award recipients:           
    Prairie Winds Elementary,                    
    Ray E. Kilmer Elementary, 
    Lewis-Palmer High School. 

    This John Irwin 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. More information regarding LPSD and other Colorado districts' data is available through the CDE's online resource DISH. DISH provides district and school level trend data in a variety of visual formats (graphs and charts) so that users can more easily see patterns. 

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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. More information is available in Moody's Report.


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BCES Announcements

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    2018-19 BCES Open House Information

    Returning parents and students,

    Please join us on Monday, August 20, from 2:00-3:30pm, for our annual Open House!  Students bring their supplies, or pick up school supply kits; find their teacher assignment and locate classrooms; pay for lunches; sign up for bus service, if needed; meet the principal; and visit the various tables set up in the commons.  After 2:15pm, enjoy a treat served outdoors, (weather permitting), compliments of your BCES PTO.

    New parents and students,

    Since first time experiences at a new school can be overwhelming, I would like to extend an invitation to your family to join us early on Monday, August 20.  We would like you to join us at 1:00pm at the west side entrance (you may park along the curbing on either side of the driveway that parallels our playground.)   This extra time will give me a chance to meet you, explain our pick up/drop off procedures, accessing the building during the day, pod locations, our Open House process, and hopefully answer any burning questions for you before sending you on a tour of the building.

    Due to our limited time, the gathering will start promptly at 1:05pm in the gym.  

    See you there!!


     Class assignments will be available on myCampus on Monday, August 20 after 1:00pm.

     All fees may be paid through myCampus after August 13 and all families are encouraged to take advantage of this process.  Please read this informational letter for more detailed information!


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  • supplies

    BCES 2018-19 Supply List


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  • Pikes Peak Library Math Tutoring

    AfterMath free math tutoring for all ages and all levels, each Monday at the Monument Library from 3:30-7:00pm. Starts September 11.


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    BCES SMART Lab Preview

    Click here to see a preview of our

    new SMART Lab


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  • 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 and unjunk!


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    BCES Drop-off map and Procedures


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  • District Website Help for Mobile Devices

    Struggling to get to a particular Schoolwires page on your mobile device? Follow these directions to make a shortcut on your Android or IOS mobile device to access our webpage.


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  • 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.

    Registration Information


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Home of the Bears

  • Bear Creek Elementary School

    "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

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School Hours

  • Main Office: 8:00 to 4:00
    Class Times:
    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.

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