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  •  Ray E Kilmer Elementary School  

    Why We Teach  

    At Ray E. Kilmer Elementary, we are dedicated to educating all students, honoring their individual growth, monitoring their achievements, and celebrating their successes. We set the foundation for lifelong learning, character development and the desire to achieve.  We value the relationships with our school community and embrace a partnership of learning.  It is our goal to create a trusting and safe environment where parents are proud to send their children and students are excited to attend.

    - Drew Francis, Principal

School Hours

  • Main Office: 8:00 to 4:30
    Class Time: 8:50 (first bell); 8:55 (second bell) to 3:50
    Unless otherwise stated, all hours are Monday through Friday.

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  • NAMM Award 2019

RKES Announcements

  • Return Your Library Books!

    All books due (personal items): Monday May 13

    Classroom novels / Textbooks due: Wednesday, May 22

    *Fines are only assigned if the book is damaged or lost



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  • Genius Hour / Passion Projects

    Grades 3-6


    Due Dates:

    Friday May 17 (3rd & 4th grade) 10:45-12:15

    Wednesday, May 22 (5th & 6th grade) 10:00-11:30


    Research Materials: 

    The Notetaking Booklet and Planning Packet are available on your student's Google Drive & Google Classroom accounts. 


    Accessing Google Accounts:

    Search "Google Sign In" on your device. 

    Username: student's school email (

    Password: (student created)



    1. Research topic (creating research questions, taking notes and citing sources)
    2. Create an end product (poster, slide show, video, model, etc)
    3. Presentation (3-4 min)


    Not Graded: 

    Students will self-assess their work using the Rubric in the Planning Packet.



    Contact Mrs. Mechtly at

    or Mrs. Miranowski at


    Google Slides Tutorial

    Passion Project Parent Letter

    Genuis Hour / Passion Project Packet



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  • 6th Grade Continuation

    When: Thursday May 23

    Time: 1:30 (arrive 1:10 - 1:25)

    Parking: Front of school & all other parking areas

    Reception: cafeteria after the ceremony

    When you arrive you can head to the gym to get your seat.  Right before the program we hold a “Clap Out” for the students as they walk to the gym.  After the Continuation program there will be a light reception in the cafeteria. After the reception all 6th Graders are done and are to leave with their family.   6th Graders are finished with school and do not return on Friday May 24th.



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  • Kindergarten Story Hour

    When: Thursday, April 18

    Time: 1:00 - 2:00

    All parents interested in having their child enroll or have already enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year are encouraged to attend.

    Kindergarten Story Hour Slide Show & Information



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  • Kindergarten Informational Night (Parents Only)

    When: Tuesday, January15, 2019

    Where: Kilmer Library

    Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Mr. Francis will talk with parents in the library starting at 5:00 pm. Families will also be able to tour the school, meet the Kindergarten teachers, and ask questions regarding Kindergarten.

    Enrollment opens for the 2019-2020 school year, Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019 at 8:00 am. Enrollment is online at
    For questions, call 719-488-4700.



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  • Preschool Information for 2019

    Please click on the links below for information about

    Preschool 2019.

    Preschool Enrollment Info

    Preschool Tuition Agreement

    Preschool Permission Form



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District Announcements

  • Full-Day Kindergarten for 2019-2020

  • Graduation Livestreaming

  • High School Summer School

  • Infinite Campus new look

  • LPSD welcomes new high school principal

  • LPSD welcomes new Chief Financial Officer

  • D38 School Board Selects New Superintendent

  • Board of Education Intent to Pursue Bond in Upcoming Election

  • LPSD receives a 2019 Best Communities for Music Education award

  • LPSD welcomes two new principals

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