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Principal's Message

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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Needham Office Closed

The Needham Office is closed for the summer. We will reopen July 31st. If you need immediate assistance please contact the Durango School District Administration at 970-247-5411. Have a safe and fun summer.
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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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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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News & Announcements

Meet and Learn About the School Board

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is hosting a couple of meet and greet opportunities at the end of the month. Please join us and meet some of our current board members, who will be sharing information about the work they do to support the school district and our community of learners. Also, additional details will be shared about the two upcoming vacancies on the Board of Education for the November 5, 2019 election. Click Read More for additional details, and mark your calendars for July 27th and July 30th!
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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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Needham Office Closed

The Needham Office is closed for the summer. We will reopen July 31st. If you need immediate assistance please contact the Durango School District Administration at 970-247-5411. Have a safe and fun summer.
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News & Announcements

2019/20 Sponsorship Opportunities

School districts produce several required and beneficial communications documents throughout the year, some mandated by law and some to stay connected with families and the community. In order to help streamline these costs in the budget, which in turn funnels money back to the classrooms, we are reaching out to community partners to support our work through sponsorships!
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Pediatric Partners of the Southwest To Provide Medical Oversight of DHS School-Based Health Clinic

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest will assume operations as the medical provider for the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at Durango High School effective July 1, 2019. The School-Based Health Centers have been a partnership between Durango School District 9-R and Axis Health System (AHS) for the last 12 years. AHS and 9-R worked closely over the years to develop the SBHC model of supports and services for students and youth in the area, providing high-quality and accessible healthcare to La Plata County. Pediatric Partners of the Southwest (PPSW) is well positioned to assume the medical sponsorship and direct health care services at the Durango High School SBHC.
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Meet the Teacher

Where: Needham Elementary School 2425 W. 3rd Ave Durango, Co 81301
Time: 8 AM – 9 AM
Aug 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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