Prairie Winds Elementary School

Lewis-Palmer School District #38

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  • LPSD Curriculum Adoption - Public Review

    Lewis-Palmer School District #38 follows Board Policy IJ for the selection of core instructional programs selected to be used for whole class within the district’s schools.  

    Core instructional programs, including digital and print text, and web-based programs, shall be available for inspection by students’ parents/guardians for a two-week period in a public setting.  The community may access, review, and comment on the core instructional programs and books that are being considered during this period. 

    From October 22 through November 2, 2018, the recommended  K - 3 science 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


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  • 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.


    More information regarding the D38 MLO (4A) and Bond (4B) ballot measures


    DAAC: District Accountability Advisory Committee
    CPA: Committee for Political Action, a sub-committee that supports the DAAC purpose of community engagement


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  • LPSD continues to be rated as Accredited with Distinction by the state of Colorado
    The CDE released PRELIMINARY DRAFTS of District and School Performance Frameworks (DPF and SPF). This information may be accessed under the Assessment and Accountability Department page.


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  • Free Math Tutoring at the Monument Library

    Mondays from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. starting September 10, 2018. See the After Math flyer for details.


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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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PWES Announcements

  • Pledge PWES Parents of Students in Grades 1 through 5


    Fox 21 News would like to visit Prairie Winds on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, and videotape our students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.  Grades 1 through 5 will be the participating grades.  The film footage of our students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance will be broadcast on various mornings during the school year.  In order for your child to participate in the grade level filming of the Pledge of Allegiance, Fox 21 requires that a Tape/Talent Release be completed for each participating student.  NO STUDENT WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE FILMING WITHOUT COMPLETING AND SIGNING THE RELEASE.  These releases must be turned in NO LATER THAN Tuesday, OCT. 16, 2018.  Only one student per release form, please.


    Fox 21 Tape/Talent Release



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  • school pictures

    Thursday, October 25th


    Lifetouch will be here to take individual student pictures of those students that did not previously have the opportunity due to our unexpected early release in September.  Re-takes will also be taken.

    Payment envelopes are coming home in backpacks OR, you can order your pictures online at, and use our Picture Day ID: CG318481Y1



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  • Food Drive Harvest of Love & Tri Lakes Cares Annual Food Drive 

    October 8 - November 1


    Most needed food items:  Tomato Sauce & Paste, Oatmeal, Pancake Syrup, Canned Fruit, Rice, Canned Meats (tuna,salmon, stews,chicken), Chili, Beef Stew, Soup, Jelly/Jam, Applesauce Cups/Fruit Cups, Juice Boxes, Granola Bars, Cheese/Peanut Butter Crackers, Pretzels, Pudding Cups, Single-serving Cereal Boxes, Nuts, Fruit Snacks, Sun Chips, Trail Mix Packs, Goldfish Crackers, Veggie Straws, Peanut Butter, Ensure Boost Drinks.  Non-Food items:  Deodorant, Shampoo & Conditioner, Razors, Egg Cartons, Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap, Multi-purpose Spray Cleaner

    Cash donations are also accepted and appreciated!




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  • school directory

    2018-2019 Prairie Winds Elementary School Student Directory


    Would you like your family’s information to be included in this year’s directory?

    Participation in the school directory is voluntary, but please remember it is a valuable resource for parents to contact friends for play dates, party invitations, etc.  Please be a part of our community!

    Click HERE to submit your information or copy the link below to your web browser:



    Please note:  The link works in Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 or higher, MS Edge, Firefox or Safari.  Internet Explorer 9 will NOT work.  The link can be pasted into different browser options.  If you are unable to submit your information via the link, e-mail Jennifer Arellano at to receive an alternate input worksheet.

     Families will not be included unless they complete the electronic data entry form at the site above – please complete only one submission per family (see instructions on input form for exceptions).


    Information must be received by Friday, Nov. 2nd, to be included in this year’s directory.  An electronic copy of the school directory is provided to every PWES family.  Please note that the data collected for the directory is intended only for the exclusive use of the PWES school community and is not meant to be shared otherwise.

    Questions should be directed to  Thank you!


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  • Fall Book Fair - November 5th - 9th, 2018


    Enchanted Forest Monday:        9:00AM-5:00PM

    Tuesday:       9:00AM-5:00PM

    Wednesday:   9:00AM-5:00PM

    Thursday:      9:00AM - 6:15PM  (Extended evening hours during our school event)

    Friday:          9:00AM - 1:00PM

    A special preview sale will be held on  November 2nd,  from 9:00AM-5:00PM. 



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  • Homework Help

    Parents, do you need a great resource for some literacy based homework help? Learn more about each literacy area and access activities to use at home:





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  •  school supplies School Supplies for 2018-2019


    Kindergarten School Supply List

    1st Grade Supply List

    2nd Grade Supply List

    3rd Grade Supply List

    4th Grade Supply List

    5th Grade Supply List

    6th Grade Supply List



     If you ordered a school supply kit in May, it will be delivered directly to the classroom before the first day of school.  Questions?  Contact Jennifer Arellano at, or (719) 649-4984.


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  • facebook

     Find our Prairie Winds Facebook page!

     Click on the logo and begin "following" us for another way to stay connected to everything happening at school. 




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  • Lending Library

    Bring a book, take a book at the Little Lending Library in the Commons area.

     A great way to pass along all those books you have outgrown to a new reader!





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Home of the Hawks

  • John Irwin School of Excellence Ribbon

    Prairie Winds Elementary School

    "You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives."
    - Clay P. Bedford

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School Hours

  • Main Office: 8:00 to 4:15
    Class Time: 8:50 to 3:45
    Kindergarten (1/2 Day): 8:50 to 12:00

    Unless otherwise stated, all hours are Monday through Friday.

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