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: https://kidsmattertoo.org/contact-legislators/
Aliorum De Award
The Lewis-Palmer School District Special Education Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the first annual Aliorum De Award.
This award recognizes the dedication and commitment of an individual who has touched the life of an LPSD student with a disability. Any LPSD employee, community member, or student is eligible to receive the award. Recipients of the award are nominated based on the fact that their devotion to a student with a disability has made that student’s life better.
More information is available here. Nominations are due Friday, March 16, 2018.
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.
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.
ELECTRONIC FLYER DELIVERY - PEACHJAR
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 LewisPalmerSchoolDistrictfirstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Prairie Winds ElementaryRay E. Kilmer Elementary, andLewis-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.
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.
PWES Community Spring BBQ
(following the Talent Show)
Tuesday, March 20th - During Lunchtimes
We invite you and your family to join us at our Community Spring Barbecue.
If you are able to attend and haven't signed up previously, please fill out this FORM and return it to the front office by Monday, March 19th. This form provides information that allows us to prepare enough food and service you more efficiently.
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.
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!
School Supplies for 2017-2018
If you ordered your school supplies before the deadline via Edukit, they will be delivered directly to the classroom.
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.
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!
"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
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.