‘Tis the giving season in LPSD

The fall season kicks off a wonderful time of year in LPSD. There are multiple opportunities throughout the district to raise funds for D38 schools and give back to the community.

Throughout the month of October, all D38 schools, including the district administration building and additional departments, participate in the Harvest of Love food drive to support Tri-Lakes Cares (TLC). Students and staff are heavily involved in these efforts in collecting as much food and donations as possible to fill the food pantry at Tri-Lakes Cares.

TLC supports the community in many impactful ways, including assistance with weekly groceries, budget counseling, SNAP benefits, mental health counseling, car repairs, holiday meals, employment searches, and so much more. Of the 17,000 lbs of food gathered by LPSD, many local families were able to enjoy a warm Thanksgiving meal this holiday season. There were also just over $10,000 in donations collected from LPSD.

D38 Schools and DepartmentsDonation Totals ($)Food Totals (lbs)
Ray Kilmer Elementary$52.00806 lbs
Prairie Winds Elementary$612.051649 lbs
Bear Creek Elementary$1,216.951613 lbs
Lewis-Palmer Elementary$643.922412 lbs
Palmer Lake Elementary$30.00446 lbs
Lewis-Palmer Middle School$3,229.361595 lbs
Palmer Ridge High School$957.141065 lbs
Lewis-Palmer High School$989.57507 lbs
Monument Academy West$2,118.455249 lbs
Monument Academy East$0.00691 lbs
Home School Enrichment Academy$100.0078 lbs
LPSD Transportation Dept$0.00170 lbs
District Administration Building (Big Red)$180.0079 lbs

D38 schools also work considerably hard throughout each school year to raise funds for their school. Each year, LPSD elementary schools host fun-run fundraisers. Students and staff participate in a run, walk, jog, or obstacle course throughout the day to support their school. Students are also responsible for individual fundraising efforts outside of school.

Each school has its own flair and inventive way of hosting each fundraiser. Lewis-Palmer Elementary School’s race is called the Ninja Run, which is a big obstacle course. There are also small group activities like walking the plank, frisbee tosses, and more. Prairie Winds Elementary hosts a Run for Funds that offers multiple stations for each grade level to participate in a race. This year, PWES received nearly $35,000 in donations!

Palmer Lake Elementary School’s Panther Prowl involves students running around a track through the playground. Students wore their Panther Prowl t-shirts with pride as they ran the track multiple times. Ray Kilmer Elementary School hosted a month-long Raise Craze fundraiser this year. There were student incentives and a fall festival in late October. Lastly, Bear Creek Elementary hosted its Fun Run at the end of October, which involved students of every grade and staff from throughout the school.

Click here to read more about the Kilmer Raise Craze

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