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Principal's Message

August 5th, 2020 Principal's Message

Good Afternoon Needham Families! Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us with questions and those of you who have shared feedback on 9R’s Return to Learn Plan. You can review the plan here. After you’ve had the chance to review the plan and make the decision you feel is best for your family and child(ren), please complete your Learning Model Selection Form. Please complete this form by Monday, August 10th. Click below to access the Learning Model Selection Form: English or Spanish We are here to answer any questions or help you navigate this decision. Continue to reach out to either of us via email (lrossback@durangoschools.org, ralderton@durangoschools.org) or call and speak with our front office team (970-247-4791).
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Fall Check In and Registration

Still need to complete your student's registration or have paperwork you need to turn in. Friday, August 14th from 8 am to 1 pm is the Needham's Check In and Registration. Come see us! We'll be set-up outside in the fresh air, and will follow all the health guidelines to keep everyone safe. Spanish translation services will be available. Assistance with registration can also be obtained by calling the Needham Office at 970-247-4791.
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Needham Office Open

Yes, it is true! Starting July 29th the Needham Office will be open, and getting ready for the new school year. Please call to make an appointment, 970-247-4791. It will help us make sure we're available to meet your needs.
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August 5th, 2020 Principal's Message

Good Afternoon Needham Families! Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us with questions and those of you who have shared feedback on 9R’s Return to Learn Plan. You can review the plan here. After you’ve had the chance to review the plan and make the decision you feel is best for your family and child(ren), please complete your Learning Model Selection Form. Please complete this form by Monday, August 10th. Click below to access the Learning Model Selection Form: English or Spanish We are here to answer any questions or help you navigate this decision. Continue to reach out to either of us via email (lrossback@durangoschools.org, ralderton@durangoschools.org) or call and speak with our front office team (970-247-4791).

Final Return to Learn 9-R Plan

This has been an amazing demonstration of collaboration across the district as families, staff and community members work together to develop a Return to Learn 9-R plan that follows state and local health guidelines, but also meets the needs of our community.

Return to Learn Student Learning Model Form

9-R Families, included in this message is some important information about selecting the school model for your student(s) this upcoming school year, and other important details to help with your planning.

Calendar

PTO Meeting

Where: Needham Elementary School Library
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Sep 2

PTO Meeting

Where: Needham Elementary School Library
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Oct 7

PTO Meeting

Where: Needham Elementary School Library
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Nov 4
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Mission

Needham Elementary School is a community committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment that fosters mutual respect and academic excellence. We challenge students to make creative, meaningful, and reflective contributions, and to succeed with integrity. Our students are inspired to be life-long learners and to become at home in the world. 

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