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Needham Community Newsletter - 10/13/2022

Good Afternoon Needham Families. Thank you for your partnership with our school and your continued support of our community. I was so proud of our entire school during our assembly this week as we celebrated being Empathetic Collaborators. Needham is truly a special place where students learn and grow every day!
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Good afternoon Needham families!

I wanted to start by saying that we’re so grateful to all of you for all that you do to support our school and community. I wanted to specifically thank all of you who helped with items for our staff appreciation lunch on September 13th. These types of efforts go a long way in encouraging our hardworking staff, and we are so appreciative for such a generous community who gives back in so many ways.
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Good Afternoon Needham Families!

Good Afternoon Needham Families! I hope everyone is settling into the rhythm of school. Thank you all so much for your help in utilizing our new drop off lane. The system is running smoothly thanks to all of you! See below for Needham news.
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Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!

We are so excited to have students back in the building. It was so good to see so many of you at our Meet the Teacher event this morning. As the year gets rolling, I wanted to clarify a few things that you can do to help us have a great start to the year.
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News & Announcements

Mobile Earth and Space Observatory (MESO) Visit Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Mobile Earth and Space Observatory (MESO) team has had to cancel their visit to Durango planned for this week and next. The event will be rescheduled sometime in January. Stay tuned for those dates.

Halloween and Fall Festivals are Back After Pandemic Hiatus

Halloween is just around the corner, and soon many schools throughout the district will be hosting activities, costume parades, and extracurricular events.

Fall festivals are often organized by the school’s PTO and many are fundraisers that support staff, students, and the schools.

2022 SOIL Art Contest: How can a garden help you grow?

Gardens have inspired artists for centuries. Now it’s time for students to inspire the community with their creativity. We’re inviting all Durango School District 9-R students to submit a piece of artwork for the first annual SOIL Art Contest.

Tiffany Miera Receives Milken Educator Award

Tiffany Miera, 5th Grade Math Teacher at Needham Elementary School, was awarded the prestigious Milken Educator Award on Tuesday at an assembly at Needham Elementary School. The award was a surprise and Tiffany didn’t know until her name was announced.

FIRST LEGO League Robotics Teams Forming Now

It's time to sign up for FIRST LEGO League global robotics program for kids. The Durango School District 9-R FIRST LEGO League (FLL) program is coordinated by the Powerhouse Science Center.


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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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