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Delay in Release at Escalante Middle School

The following is an emergency message for all students, staff and families at Escalante Middle School, as well as bus riders on routes DP1, SS3, FM1, FM3, FM4, DW1 and RJ1.

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Students read books they wrote.
Students in PE.
Photo of the Needham Elementary community garden.
Students play on the outdoor musical instruments.
Photo of the Needham Elementary entrance in the fall.

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

New School Visitor Management System

We will implement a new visitor management system during the month of October. Please read the following information to find out more about the system. Join us at the Parent Information Night on October 11th from 5:30-6:30 in the Needham Multipurpose Room. We appreciate you support as we strive to create a welcoming and safe learning environment for our students. Jenny McKenna, Principal Laurie Rossbck, Assistant Principal
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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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Principal's Message

FAST Assessments for 2nd-5th Grade Students

Dear Needham Families, As we continue to ensure that every student achieves adequate yearly growth, students in grades 2-5 will complete screening tests provided by FastBridge Learning.  The FAST assessments are given in the fall, winter, and spring to help teachers track growth, and plan for learning targets aligned to individual and group needs.
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News & Announcements

Reminder About 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 Starting Monday, October 22, IDs are required for all district bus services, including regular bus route services and field trips. Your student should ensure that they have their ID, or that the lost ID is reported to the school office ASAP for replacement.
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News & Announcements

Fall Book Fair

Needham PTO Fall Book Fair Coming Soon. Find us in the Needham library on these days: Oct. 19 (Friday) during Monster Bash, 5-7 pm Oct. 22 (Monday) for parent-teacher conferences, 1:30-5:15 pm Oct. 23 (Tuesday) after school, 3-4:30 pm Oct. 24 (Wednesday) for parent-teacher conference, 3:00–5:15 pm
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News & Announcements

New Visitor Management System Rolls Out

After working with a self-organized community group, hosting several community meetings and receiving expert review and recommendation, the school district is implementing a new visitor check-in system at all schools. Visitors will be requested to provide a government issued ID; this will be used to create an account for you in our system.
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Calendar

Fall Book Fair

Where: Needham Elementary School Library
Time: 5 PM – 7 PM
Oct 19

Fall Book Fair

Where: Needham Elementary School Library
Time: 1:30 PM – 5:15 PM
Oct 22

Conferences

Where: Needham Elementary
Time: 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Oct 22

Fall Book Fair

Where: Needham Elementary School Library
Time: 3 PM – 4 PM
Oct 23
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