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Mission

The mission of Park Elementary School is to lead and engage students to reach their potential in a global society by providing a positive, nurturing and challenging environment where children children succeed cognitively, socially, and emotionally through shared responsibility of school, family and community. 

Principal's Message

Dear Park Families,

Park Elementary is about to embark on a journey of perseverance, and we are hoping you will join us on the ride. At Park, we want all students to understand that perseverance equals effort, and effort equals achievement. Teachers are discussing what perseverance is, ways to persevere, and the benefits of struggling. We want students to learn the idea that you can succeed by increasing effort and we celebrate and acknowledge even the smallest steps towards success. Teachers tell students how proud we are that they didn’t give up and we celebrate when students struggle and keep going. We believe that perseverance is a necessary skill for discovering new ideas, experiencing setbacks and failures, and allows us to take risks, and forge ahead with new and better information.
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Principal's Message

Student IDs for 2017/18

Dear Families, You student’s new school ID was recently issued for the 2017-18 school year. Student IDs serve a multitude of purposes within the district, including bus access and school library use. Student IDs issued this year are valid through the entire school year, as well as through the beginning of the 2018/19 school year until new photos and IDs are issued.
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Park Elementary Lock out has been lifted

Due to wildlife activity in the immediate vicinity of the school, the school was placed in lockout this morning, and outdoor activity and access to the school was restricted. The bear was moved off campus by the Division of Wildlife, and the lockout has been lifted. After school pick up and bus services will take place as usual. Thank you for your support around these safety measures.
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Student IDs

The district is implementing Student ID’s for all students within the district. Student ID’s will serve a multitude of purposes as the district rolls out the program, including bus access.
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Principal's Message

November News from the Principal

Dear Park parents and guardians, Fall is upon us and the time and weather will be changing soon. Please make certain your student has the proper attire to be outside. It is proven that daily outdoor activity activates the brain and improves mood.
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News & Announcements

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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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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Manna's Take-Home Backpack Program

Through a collaboration with Manna Soup Kitchen, Park Elementary is able to provide weekend food bags for students to take home on Friday afternoons. These bags typically consist of two breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners for each child. If your family would like to receive a Friday Food Bag please contact our school social worker, Ellie Rathje by phone at 970-946-9137, or by email at erathje@durangoschools.org. You may also contact your child’s teacher or contact the front office @ (970)247-3718.
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