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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, A conversation that I find myself having a lot lately is the amount of screen time that is appropriate for school age children. I find myself discussing this with peers, my own children, and with colleagues. After doing some research, I found a few tidbits that were very helpful.
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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

Schools Canceled Due to Severe Weather

The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R to all parents, students, and staff in the district. Due to severe weather conditions and based on recommendations from County Emergency Management personnel, all schools are canceled today, Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
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Happy Snowy Monday Families!

While there are no school delays or cancellations due to snow, we do know that the Durango area is a geographically diverse area and some roads may be more impacted than others. Please allow extra time for travel today and if you decide to delay or keep your students home, please contact your school directly to excuse your child.
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4th Grade Silent Auction in Poetry & Art benefiting LaPlata County Humane Society

Mrs. Cricco (4th Grade) and Ms. Taylor (4th Grade) dropped off $337 dollars raised by 4th grade’s silent art auction benefiting LaPlata County Humane Society. Students proudly created art to match poetry they wrote, all inspired from the novel, "Love that Dog" by Sharon Creech. The story centers around a boy and his dog. They learned about love, loss, and all it entails to own a dog. LPCHS was thrilled to receive the donation. Thank you 4th grade for reaching out and giving back to our furry Durango friends looking for homes!
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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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