Prairie Winds Elementary School

Lewis-Palmer School District #38

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  • You can help - Education Funding in Colorado - contact your legislator
    Colorado’s growth should benefit all families and communities. Colorado has been underfunding education for so long that things like teacher pay, special education, and mental health services have suffered.

    Contact your legislator and tell them to prioritize education funding:


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  • RFQ/P for Architectural Services

    We are in need of an additional elementary school and are anticipating the need for a second elementary school. 

    RFQ Architectural Services

    Appendix I

    Appendix II


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  • FREE Medical and Dental Care
    The Ronald McDonald Care Unit has begun a new program of bringing their FREE Mobile Care Units directly to schools in El Paso County providing dental and medical services to all children under 21 years of age. These services will be at no cost to the families. The Unit will take insurance and Medicaid, but if for any reason Medicaid or private health insurance would deny the claim, then Peak Vista Community Health Centers will cover the cost and there will be no charge to the families. Parents will need to accompany children under 18 to the unit. 

    More information regarding services and dates here.

    English Forms

    Spanish Forms


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  • 2018 Hall of Fame Nominations are now being accepted.

    Please see the announcement here.

    See details on the Hall of Fame page.


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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. Detailed information available here.


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    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  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.


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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.
    You may access LPSD and D38 school frameworks here.
    The CDE provides an overview and information about these frameworks here.
    Additionally, three LPSD schools are John Irwin award recipients:           
    Prairie Winds Elementary                     
    Ray E. Kilmer Elementary, and      
    Lewis-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

    If you want more information regarding LPSD and other Colorado districts' data, the CDE provides an online resource called DISH available here.
    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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  • Free Math Tutoring
    AfterMath free math tutoring at the Monument Library is returning for its seventh year. This service supports every grade level on Mondays from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. beginning Monday, September 11.

    AfterMath Flier


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  • Learn English
    LPSD38 hosts adult English classes beginning in September. 

    Details in English

    Details in Spanish


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  • Financial Recognition:
    April 2017: Lewis-Palmer School District receives the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
    CAFR Letter and News Release


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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.

    Moody's Report


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PWES Announcements

  • testing dates


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  • Kindergarten Story Hour Story Hour for Incoming Fall 2018 Kindergartners

    (for children who will be five on or before Oct. 1, 2018)

    Thursday, May 3rd, 2018,  4:30-5:30PM

    Please join us, with your fall kindergartner, for our Kindergarten Story Hour.  We will have a "get acquainted" time, and a mini lesson for the incoming kindergartners, while Ms. Finnegan meets with parents and answers questions about Kindergarten at our school.



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  • Toiletries

    Do you travel often?  Donate your hotel toiletries

    We are collecting shampoos, lotions, soaps, razors, etc., ALL YEAR, and the items will be delivered to Tri-Lakes Cares by our K-Kids Director.   If you travel often, please consider donating your extra hotel toiletries!  We have a collection basket in the front office.  

    Thank you from the Prairie Winds K-Kids!




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  •  school supplies School Supplies for 2017-2018


     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 your school supplies before the deadline via Edukit, they will be delivered directly to the classroom.


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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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