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Principal's Message

Community News January 14th

Greetings Needham Community! Today marks the last day of the second quarter. As we embark on the second half of the school year, I am grateful for your partnership, ideas, and flexibility. As always, if you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out. It is always my desire to provide clarity, have honest conversations, and to work together.
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Social Emotional Learning News January 10th, 2022

Welcome to the year 2022! It is already bringing us surprises and giving us lessons in perseverance, patience and flexibility. Our staff is working incredibly hard to keep things normal at school, all the while, covering for sick colleagues. The students have done a great job hopping right back into routine and our Social Emotional lessons. Here is a summary of what we have covered since November.
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Needham Safety Drill

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: Secure, Lockdown, Evacuation, Shelter, and Hold in Place. Next Wednesday, January 12th at 1:50 p.m., we will be holding our Lockdown Drill for this school year.
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News & Announcements

Free Lunches for Children Available Through Summer Food Service Program

Durango School District 9-R Food and Nutrition Services will offer free sack lunches to children through the Summer Food Service Program. Lunches will be available at Santa Rita Park on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from June 7 through July 29.

Schematic Design for IMPACT Career Center at DHS.

At the May 24 Durango School District 9-R Board of Education Regular Meeting, representatives from Anderson Mason Dale Architects-including DHS student intern Nick Huber, Jaynes Corporation, and Jacobs Bond Project Management presented the IMPACT Career Center Schematic Design community update.

Needham Funlympics 2022!!

Dear Needham Families,
We are almost to the end of the Needhams Funlympics Fundraiser! The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) uses these funds to award grants to teachers and staff throughout the year and host staff appreciation lunches and events. We hope you will participate in this fundraiser and celebration.

Kindergarten Registration

We are inviting all Kindergarten students and families to participate in a readiness screening. Through this process you will learn about ways to support your child’s readiness for Kindergarten. Please plan on bringing your student for a 30 minute session.
Monday, May 16th . 8am-3:30pm Drop-in

Durango School District 9-R Public Budget Meeting

The 9-R Public Budget Meeting for the 2022-2023 academic year budget will be on May 19, 2022 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Escalante Middle School in the Library. Come to learn more about how funds are allocated to schools to determine staffing, resources and services based on school enrollment, as well as other priorities in spending.


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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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