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Principal's Message

School Pictures

Starting this year, our main school picture day will be in the Spring and every students picture will be taken. New students, and students who missed Spring picture day last year, will have their picture taken on Thursday, September 5th. Only students who do not yet have a school ID are on a list to have their picture taken. However, if you wish to order pictures now, you are welcome to do so. Please either order them online at mymjthomas.com use Event Password: C589 or fill out the envelope that will be sent home this Friday. This will ensure that your students picture is taken. Please call the office if you have any questions.
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Needham Fall Registration

Still need to register your student for school. Join us on August 14th between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to register you student for school. You will need to provide proof of address with the name of the parent or guardian and current address of the residence (utility bill, lease, mail with postmark in last month). For students already registered class lists will be posted.
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Friday, April 26th Message from the Principal

It’s hard to believe the month of April is almost over and that May is just around the corner! This time of year at Needham tends to be very busy, as we celebrate the learning and growth students have worked hard to accomplish. Please be on the lookout for permission slips and other events that are a change from your child's normal routine.
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Letter to Needham Families

Dear Needham Families: In cooperation with the Colorado Department of Public Safety and Durango School District 9-R, Needham Elementary School is working to communicate with parents about our standard response protocol (SRP) for student safety. There are five types of SRP actions that we will practice this school year: Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuation, Shelter, and Hold in Place. Next Tuesday, January 29th at 1:30 p.m., we will be holding our first of two Lockdown Drills for this school year.
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School Pictures

Starting this year, our main school picture day will be in the Spring and every students picture will be taken. New students, and students who missed Spring picture day last year, will have their picture taken on Thursday, September 5th. Only students who do not yet have a school ID are on a list to have their picture taken. However, if you wish to order pictures now, you are welcome to do so. Please either order them online at mymjthomas.com use Event Password: C589 or fill out the envelope that will be sent home this Friday. This will ensure that your students picture is taken. Please call the office if you have any questions.
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Budget Summary

The Fiscal Year 2019-20 Adopted budget was approved on June 17th, 2019. The board requires that the budget is balanced and that the district meets all policy guidelines. These include maintaining a 15% reserve of General Fund balance, unless otherwise directed by the board.
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Two School Board Seats Available

The County Clerk has been notified that Durango School District 9-R will be participating in the coordinated election in November.  The Board of Education will have two four-year seats up for election --- District B (currently filled by Stephanie Moran), and District D (currently filled by Marianna Valdez).
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Calendar

Leadership 9-R

Where: Administration Board room
Time: 12 PM – 1:30 PM
Sep 19

Leadership 9-R

Where: Administration Board Room
Time: 4:30 PM – 6 PM
Sep 19

Back to School Night

Where: Needham Elementary School 2425 W. 3rd Ave Durango, Co 8131
Time: 5 PM – 6 PM
Sep 19
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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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