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Principal Marie Voss-Patterson greets students at Meet Your Teacher.
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Principal's Message

Hello from the Principal

Dear Park Families, What an amazing year we have had at Park Elementary School. This is our first official year with the EL Education Network and we have made tremendous growth with student engaged assessment and community based learning. Teachers spent time using protocols to look at student data in order to drive instruction. We also refined playground norms and expectations in order to reduce conflict through the use of clear expectations and restorative justice practices.
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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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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

Two School Board Seats Available

The County Clerk has been notified that Durango School District 9-R will be participating in the coordinated election in November.  The Board of Education will have two four-year seats up for election --- District B (currently filled by Stephanie Moran), and District D (currently filled by Marianna Valdez).
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Meet and Learn About the School Board

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is hosting a couple of meet and greet opportunities at the end of the month. Please join us and meet some of our current board members, who will be sharing information about the work they do to support the school district and our community of learners. Also, additional details will be shared about the two upcoming vacancies on the Board of Education for the November 5, 2019 election. Click Read More for additional details, and mark your calendars for July 27th and July 30th!
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2019/20 Sponsorship Opportunities

School districts produce several required and beneficial communications documents throughout the year, some mandated by law and some to stay connected with families and the community. In order to help streamline these costs in the budget, which in turn funnels money back to the classrooms, we are reaching out to community partners to support our work through sponsorships!
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Pediatric Partners of the Southwest To Provide Medical Oversight of DHS School-Based Health Clinic

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest will assume operations as the medical provider for the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at Durango High School effective July 1, 2019. The School-Based Health Centers have been a partnership between Durango School District 9-R and Axis Health System (AHS) for the last 12 years. AHS and 9-R worked closely over the years to develop the SBHC model of supports and services for students and youth in the area, providing high-quality and accessible healthcare to La Plata County. Pediatric Partners of the Southwest (PPSW) is well positioned to assume the medical sponsorship and direct health care services at the Durango High School SBHC.
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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. 

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