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Piñon Valley Elementary is located at the foot of Cheyenne Mountain in the southwestern part of Colorado Springs, Colorado. We are within a mile of NORAD and Fort Carson Army Base

At Piñon Valley Elementary School...
We believe that ALL children should feel safe, accepted, supported, and academically challenged in order to reach for their personal best.
We believe that staff, student, and family collaboration is vital for student success and that we all need to work together to support and encourage students.
We believe in setting high standards and expectations for our students ... academically, socially, and individually.
We believe the uniqueness and strengths of every individual should be valued, accepted, and encouraged by all staff members.
We believe in encouraging our students to take responsibility for their own actions and in holding them accountable for their academic performance and social interactions.
We believe making mistakes provides an opportunity to learn.
We believe our students will develop citizenship, responsibility, knowledge, self-worth, and strong leadership skills.
We believe in providing opportunities for our students to regularly reflect upon their growth and goals.
We believe in welcoming all students and encouraging them to strive for their absolute personal best.
We believe in providing our students with a safe, nurturing environment, where they can discover their passions and become life long learners.

PVE Events Calendar



The Piñon Valley staff & students will be safely viewing the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st between 11:15 & 12:15.  We are asking that all students bring a sack lunch (sack lunches will be available from our cafeteria for purchase). NASA approved viewing glasses will be provided for all students. A letter came home with your child today explaining all of the details.  You may opt your student out by simply notifying his or her teacher, or by calling the school. Please call the front office if you have further questions, 527-0300.  


We are all fired up for the


on TUESDAY, August 22, 2017

Come hungry & enjoy lunch with your child


We will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, watermelon, water & milk


Lunch Times will be as follows:

K, 1, 2  11:00-11:30

3, 4       11:35-12:05

5, 6       12:10-12:40


Lunch Prices will be as follows:

Students & non-student children: $2.65

Adults: $3.25


August 15 - Popsicles & Play on the Playground for new families-4:00-5:00

August 16 - New Family Orientation - 4:00 4:45 & Ice Cream Social-5:00-6:00


                     This is a full day for 1st-6th graders, 8:05-3:10

August 17 - Boo Hoo Breakfast for kdg parents 9:05-9:45

                     Kdg. students attend 8:05-9:45

August 22 - Family BBQ - 11:00

September 4 - Labor Day-District Closed

September 5 - PLC Day-NO STUDENTS

September 6 - First PTO Meeting in the PVE library - 8:15

September 6 - Back to school night-6:00-8:00

September 8 - Parent Volunteer Meeting-8:15

September 13 - Picture Day

September 14 - New Family Pizza Night - 6:00

September 27-29 - 6th Grade Camp






Coming Up at PVE...