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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. 

Principal's Message

Needham Thanksgiving Lunch

Join us at Needham Thursday November 15, 2018 for Thanksgiving Lunch. Our amazing cooks will be serving succulent turkey with gravy, roasted squash and vegetables, mashed potatoes, dinner roll, and a chocolate chip pumpkin cookie.
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Principal's Message

Student Safety

We have received questions from parents over the past few days about a possible suspicious person in a van in the Needham neighborhood. As soon as we heard this, we immediately contacted law enforcement and our school security specialist to look into the matter. We did learn that five weeks ago, some children in the neighborhood did report to their parents that they were concerned about a man in a van they had seen in the neighborhood before school started. To date, there have been no police reports filed regarding such an incident. We always take this kind of information seriously, and have requested extra patrol presence from Durango Police Department. We will be sending home information about student safety this Friday in classroom newsletters. If you have questions, information, or want to report any suspicious person or activity, please contact Durango Police Department by calling 970-385-2900 or visit their Facebook page.
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Help Us Plan for the Future by Answering Our Survey!

Durango School District 9-R is examining its current and future budgets for facilities upgrades, projects and maintenance; safety and security measures; and new facilities. Please take 10 minutes to complete the following survey on the district's long-range facility plans. Your feedback will help inform district staff, the district's Long Range Planning Committee, and the 9-R Board of Education on this topic. All responses are anonymous.
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Needham Thanksgiving Lunch

Join us at Needham Thursday November 15, 2018 for Thanksgiving Lunch. Our amazing cooks will be serving succulent turkey with gravy, roasted squash and vegetables, mashed potatoes, dinner roll, and a chocolate chip pumpkin cookie.
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Schools Open, Drive with Caution

The following is a non-emergency message to all parents, staff, and students in Durango School District 9-R. Due to the unforeseen weather conditions in our area, we want to caution parents regarding travel this morning. While our schools will be open today, Monday, November 12, 2018 we encourage parents to make appropriate decisions regarding their students and attendance today. Staff are encouraged to be cautious on their travels in, state and local plows are sparse at this time, and a number of roads appear to be closed. We apologize for the short notice, this weather system caught many by surprise. More updates will be provided if conditions change. For more information on bus routes please contact transportation at (970) 247-5335. Thank you.
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Reminder - Student IDs

Dear 9-R Families, Initial student photos have been completed at all schools, allowing schools to fully implement the use of student IDs for other purposes such as: School Bus Transportation Services School Library Use City Transit Use Safety and Security
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