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Principal's Message

November Social Emotional Learning News

Autumn is now upon us, the leaves have changed and gone, the nights are getting longer and we have completed our first quarter of school. Miss S and I are constantly adjusting and adapting to the needs of our students and also continue to remain proactive with teaching social emotional skills in the classroom. We are now consistently in every class every week and in a 2nd grade classroom every day rotating with the specials’ schedule.
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Greetings from the Art Room!

It has been a fun and creative beginning of the year! I have enjoyed watching the creativity and problem solving from our students at Needham. It truly brings me joy to teach Art at our awesome school! During our first rotations of Art, we have been working on shapes, colors, lines, and patterns. I look forward to our next rotation to dive into more complex ideas, challenges, and materials. That being said, I am always happy to accept egg cartons (for paint), toilet paper rolls and/or paper towel rolls (for building).
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STEM Fundraiser

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our STEM Fundraiser! We are very appreciative of all your support. Thank you, thank you, thank you! WE RAISED A TOTAL OF $6882. The total combined profit through Charleston Wrap was $5422 and an addition $1460 was donated directly to Needham.
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News & Announcements

COVID-19 Weekly Testing Update for the Community

The Durango School District 9-R has a goal of optimizing student access to in-person learning while simultaneously promoting health and safety by minimizing the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The many mitigation strategies suggested and supported by the CDPHE and our local health authorities play an important role in ensuring success with this goal.

2nd Dose Vaccine Clinics for Durango 9-R Students, Staff, and Families

9-R will be hosting vaccine clinics for Covid-19 Vaccine 2nd doses, in conjunction with San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH). Our elementary school based vaccine clinics will serve students, staff, and families of Durango School District 9-R. Vaccines will be available for 5-11 year olds, as well as teens and adults.

9-R Board of Education Regular Meeting, December 14, 2021

The next 9-R Board of Education Regular meeting is Tuesday, December 14, 2021 starting at 5:30pm. It is available for viewing on Zoom, and translation services are available for public participation. Please be sure to review the guidelines and deadlines for public participation if you wish to participate.

9-R Board of Education Regular Meeting - November 30, 2021

The next 9-R Board of Education Regular meeting is Tuesday, November 30, 2021 starting at 5pm. It is available for viewing on Zoom, and translation services are available for public participation. Please be sure to review the guidelines and deadlines for public participation if you wish to participate.

Durango 9-R Job Fair

The Durango School District 9-R will conduct a Job Fair on Wednesday, December 15, from 10:00AM-2:00PM to recruit for for Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Substitutes, Counselors, Social Workers, Bus Drivers, Food/Nutrition Services, Custodians, Substitutes, and Administrative Assistants.

October 4A Bond Updates

On August 18, 2021 a Contractor meet and greet was hosted by Emily Meisner with La Plata County Economic Development Alliance and Mary Shepherd with Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center, who with 9-R, have created the 9-R Bond to Business.

Enter to Win TWO Pairs of Skis!

DEF is hosting a Ski Raffle for a pair of adult skis and a pair of children skis donated by 2nd Ave Sports. Raffle tickets are just $20 to enter to win both pairs of skis. Drawing will take place on December 16th at 12PM.

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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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