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Principal's Message

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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Principal's Message

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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Principal's Message

Winter Weather

Dear Families: When temperatures are below 20 degrees, we will hold recess indoors. Additionally, we will allow students to come into the Multi-Purpose Room before school (starting at 7:45) when the temperature is below 20 degrees. Please make sure your child has warm clothing, gloves, a hat and snow pants if he/she is planning on playing in the snow. If you need assistance securing any of these items, please let us know. Thank you! Jenny McKenna Principal
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News & Announcements

District Accountability Advisory Committee Parent Survey

This annual parent survey is prepared by the District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC). The committee is composed of of parents, teachers, and administrators from every school as well as community members and representatives from 9-R administration, the Board of Education and the Financial Advisory Committee. Each year the results of the survey are used to inform schools and the administration of areas for improvement and areas of strength.
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News & Announcements

New Date for Funlympics

The Funlympics is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Needham PTO, and a really unique fun event for students. Due to the forecased cold and wet weather we are moving the event date to Friday, May 24th. We are very sorry and sad but we feel it is best for our children.
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News & Announcements

Spring School Pictures

Tuesday, May 7th is Spring School Pictures at Needham. These photographs will be used for 2019-2020 Student ID cards. Orders can be placed online at www.mymjthomas.com using Event Pasward: C589, or by filling out an order form.
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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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