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Social Emotional Learning News

Greetings Families!

This year has been a blur and it is hard to imagine that we are approaching Winter break. I would like to give an update on the proactive and preventative skills your children have been developing during their lesson time with Mrs. Sablosky, Social/Emotional Interventionist, Mrs. McCue, Mindset and Behavior Teacher, and myself, Mrs. Kautter, School Counselor.
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News From the Art Room!

Square 1 Art gifts have arrived!

I will be organizing and sorting and sending them home with your student as soon as possible!
Please let me know if you would rather pick up items yourself and I will contact parents with orders that are too big to fit in backpacks safely.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
kpatrum@durangoschools.org or 970-247-4791 ext 3626

Thank you and I hope you love the art!!
Karen Patrum
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Specialty Gourmet Beef Boxes from Durango 9-R

Ever wondered how different school lunches are today? Here in Durango 9-R, our schools pride themselves on serving up the freshest, locally sourced, most nutritious options for students.

Specialty Gourmet Beef Boxes
Families can now also participate in the farm-to-school program and support the ongoing efforts of the school district to maintain this program in its schools. Special and just in time for the holidays, the district is offering Specialty Gourmet Beef Boxes. These are the fine cuts of our own, locally sourced beef, including favorites like NY Steak and Ribeye. Check out the many gift box options, and spoil yourself and your loved ones with some fine meats for upcoming holiday meals and celebrations. There are options for any budget, starting at $50! But quantities are limited so be sure to order yours today before they all sell out! Available while limited supplies last, just in time for the perfect holiday meal or gift.
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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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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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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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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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