Prairie Winds Elementary School

Lewis-Palmer School District #38

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  • LPSD SCAM Alert
    Last spring, Lewis-Palmer School District #38 became aware that a company called Touchdown Sports was representing itself as a fundraising organization working with our schools. This company was NOT and is NOT associated with LPSD38 in any way. 

    We are aware that this is happening again. The company name has changed, but they continue to use the phone number 817-809-4800

    If you get calls or requests regarding supporting an LPSD school, please call the school to confirm that the organization is actually working with the school.

    Please share this information.


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  • Choice Enrollment

    Choice Enrollment for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year will run from January 2 to February 16, 2018. Please see the Choice Enrollment page for more information.


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  • 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.


    Impact Aid Letter and Survey


    U.S. Department of Education Impact Aid Program


    Questions: please contact the district registrar, Jim Taylor, at 719-488-4701 or


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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
    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

  • school directory

    2017-2018 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, 1/12/18, 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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  • santa

    Santa on Patrol

    Santa is teaming up with the Monument Police Department, the Tri-Lakes Fire Department, and the Palmer Lake Police Department, to deliver toys and good cheer to children in the Tri-Lakes area, on December 23, 10AM-1PM.  Last year over 1000 toys were delivered to needy children in our area, and they will need our help again in reaching that goal.


    New, unwrapped toys and gift cards may be dropped off at Prairie Winds Elementary, no later than Friday, December 22nd.  There is a collection box in the commons.




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  • coat and boot drive

    K-Kids Coat and Boot Drive

    Clean out your closets and bring in any and all of your winter gear.  All items will be going to an Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and they will accept anything from infant to adult.  Collection boxes are located in the commons area.  This drive will end on January 31.



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  • lost - found


    Our Lost & Found is OVERFLOWING!!!!!

    Please stop by and see if you can claim any of your belongings.

    All items remaining after December 21st will be donated to our clothing drive.



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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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  • coffee cup PWES Community Coffees

     Mark Your Calendars!

    Enjoy coffee and conversation with the Principal and other parents.  This coffee will be hosted by one of our Prairie Winds parents, who has volunteered to open up her home.  Our principal, Aileen Finnegan, will be present to chat or answer any questions you may have.  This is a social event with no meeting agenda.

    Monday, January 29, 2018, 10:00-11:00AM

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 10:00-11:00AM

     Please RSVP to the school office.  At that time, we'll share the address of the hostess with you.


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  • yearbook


    2017-2018 Yearbook - Order yours NOW! - Price: $20.00  


    Yearbook Order Form  - Turn this completed form with payment into the office. (Checks payable to PWES)

    Deadline for ALL yearbook orders:  January 31, 2018

    Click here if you prefer to place your order online directly from Jostens. 


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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

  • 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

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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