D38 wants your opinion
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 wants insights from the Tri-Lakes community regarding the November bond and mill levy override election. We are using a tool called Thoughtexchange to receive your thoughts regarding the outcome of the election. If you know someone who needs assistance accessing the tool to share their thoughts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-785-4244. More information about how to participate is available in this flyer.
Superintendent Brofft's Informational Video
Impact Aid Surveys
Impact Aid surveys are being mailed home the first week of November to parents/guardians who are active duty military. Completed surveys allow Lewis-Palmer School District to apply for the Federal Impact Aid Grant, which assists school districts who educate federally-connected children. Since the money we receive is directly affected by the number of children claimed in our application, please take the time to complete your survey and return it to your child's school.
Questions: please contact the district registrar, Jim Taylor, at 719-488-4701 or email@example.com
DAAC and CPA Ballot Information Forums
DAAC and CPA hosted two ballot information forums where a panel answered questions about the D38 November ballot questions. The panel was made up of LPSD school board members, administrators, a security expert, and an architectural expert.
The forums took place on September 13, 2018 and October 11, 2018 (watch on YouTube), in the Learning Center of the LPSD Administration Building.
We apologize for the technical difficulties evident in the October 11, 2018 forum recording. The last few minutes of the event did not record.
DAAC: District Accountability Advisory Committee
CPA: Committee for Political Action, a sub-committee that supports the DAAC purpose of community engagement
LPSD Employment Opportunities
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.
Food Service Workers,
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.
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."
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.
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.
Santa On Patrol Information
Santa on Patrol will be delivering toys December 22, 2018, from 10:00am-1:00pm. Please help our children in the Tri-Lakes area by donating new, unwrapped toys. Collection locations include Bear Creek Elementary School, all Tri Lakes Fire Stations, the YMCA, Monument Walmart, as well as the Monument Police Department, Tri Lakes Chamber of Commerce, and Tri Lakes Fire Department office. Collection dates are December 1 to 21 at 5:00pm for BCES. See this flyer for more information.
Bear Creek Elementary is honored to partner with our local VFW Post 7829 and be a collection site for American Flags that need to be retired. Please check your closets and talk with your neighbors to identify old, tattered American Flags/State Flags that need to be replaced. The collection runs from President's Day through Flag Day on June 14, and all community members and businesses are welcome to bring in their old flags. Tractor Supply Co. is offering a 10% discount on new flags for those that contribute. Together we can promote and model good citizenship for our children.
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.