Ray E. Kilmer Elementary School

Lewis-Palmer School District #38

Educating The Whole Child

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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,

     

    Custodians,

     

    Paraprofessionals,

     

    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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  • LPSD Back-to-School Business

    Back to School

     

    The first day of school is right around the corner. For a helpful list of important districtwide information, please see LPSD's Back-to-School Business checklist. (Helpful hint: Ctrl + "click" will open each link in a new window).

    More detailed back-to-school information is available on each LPSD school website or on LPSD's Back to School Documents page.

     


     

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  • 2018 Communicator of the Year Award

    2018 Communicator of the Year Award Lewis-Palmer School District Superintendent Karen Brofft was recently named as the 2018 Communicator of the Year by the Colorado School Public Relations Association (CoSPRA). The Communicator of the Year Award is the most prestigious award of CoSPRA and recognizes the public relations best practices of people and organizations whose work supports Colorado public education. More information about CoSPRA and this award is available on the CoSPRA website. Read the official award letter from Tammy Schiff, President of CoSPRA.

     


     

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  • Tri-Lakes Women's Club Grant Awards

    During the 2017-2018 grant cycle, Lewis-Palmer School District received approximately $30,000 in grant awards from the Tri-Lakes Women's Club (TLWC). LPSD greatly appreciates our continued partnership with TLWC. Their support for our students and teachers is a tangible example of how strong community involvement helps to make our LPSD schools great. A list of the TLWC-supported initiatives is below and more information about TLWC's grant award process is available on the TLWC's website.

     

    LPSD’s Adapted Physical Education Program,

    Specdrums for LPSD Music and Special Education Programs,

    Kinesthetic Learning Activities for Bear Creek Preschool,

    STEM Development at Palmer Lake Elementary School,

    Palmer Lake Elementary School’s Educational Garden,

    Kilmer Elementary School’s Innovation Station and Maker Lab,

    Remote Projection Devices for Lewis-Palmer Middle School,

    Chromebooks to support science curriculum at Lewis-Palmer High School,

    Poster Machine for Lewis-Palmer Middle School,

    Sources of Strength Program at Lewis-Palmer High School.


     

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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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  • Home School Enrichment Academy Open House Events

    LPSD's Home School Enrichment Academy (HSEA) is hosting a series of open house events in August. See the HSEA flyer for specific dates, times, and additional details.


     

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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 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 and the LPSD and D38 school frameworks can be accessed on LPSD's Assessment and Accountability page.
     
    Additionally, three LPSD schools are John Irwin award recipients:           
    Prairie Winds Elementary,                    
    Ray E. Kilmer Elementary, 
    Lewis-Palmer High School. 

    This John Irwin 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. More information regarding LPSD and other Colorado districts' data is available through the CDE's online resource DISH. 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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    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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RKES Announcements

  • Back To School Documents 

    (2018/2019 school year)

     


     

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  • Letter from Mr. Francis

    Please read the Back To School letter from Mr. Francis

     


     

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  • ASSESSMENT DAY 

    Assessment Day is Friday, August 24, 2018 for all K - 6th Grade students.  This is not a regular school day – no busing  provided.   Parents will bring student(s) in based on a schedule that will be provided when we have our enrollment numbers.  

    We have developed a plan to complete as many of these assessments as possible on Friday, 8/24. Students are divided into four groups by alphabet.

    (Note: where there are siblings with different last names in the same home, please use the last name grouping of the earliest group.) IE: brothers John S. and Adam J. both would come at the 12:30 time for the letter J.  No need to come two different assessment times. Please email me if you have any questions. When students have completed their assessments, they will be supervised in the gym until pick up time for that particular time slot.

    More information will come regarding specific last names and times but we wanted to make sure you are informed and no surprises the 1st week of school.  We are anticipating starting with A in the morning and concluding with Z in the afternoon.  Exact Alpha breakdown will come soon.

    Drop off  time                          Parent Pick up

    Front Doors                             South GYM Doors

    No Parent Sign in                    Parent Sign out Required

    • 8:40 ------------------------    10:20       A -   
    • 10:15 -----------------------   11:55            
    • 11:55 -----------------------   12:30       
    • 12:35 -----------------------     2:15         
    • 2:10-------------------------     3:50            - Z  

     

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  • Incoming Kindergarten Parents attached is the slide show shown during our Kindergarten Story Hour to provide information for our Incoming Kindergarten Parents. 

    Kindies   Incoming Kindergarten Slide Show Presentation

     


     


     

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  • John Irwin School of Excellence Ribbon  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

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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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