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Message from the Principals - May 2021 Family Newsletter

Dear Park Families, What an amazing year we have had at Park Elementary School. Despite COVID, we continued to make progress with student engaged assessment and community based learning. This year, teachers continued to spend time using protocols to look at student data in order to drive instruction. (Desplácese hasta el final para ver la traducción al español)
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News & Announcements

Congratulations to our Panther Pride Award recipients for the week of May 7th, 2021

Shout out to our Park Elementary students who received a Panther Pride Award for exhibiting the Habits of a Mindful Learner: teamwork, wonder, empathy, responsibility and perseverance. These students were nominated by their teachers. Congratulations to Drew G., Sophia V., Zoey C., Kyle M., Dary C., Lucy H., Cory R. and Tyler W.

9-R Public Budget Hearing

The 9-R Public Budget Hearing for the 2021/22 academic year budget will be on May 13, 2021 starting at 5:30 pm via Zoom. Come to learn more about how funds are allocated to schools to determine staffing, resources and services based on school enrollment, as well as other priorities in spending. Translation services available during the hearing.

Community Meet & Greet - Incoming Superintendent Dr. Karen Cheser

Incoming Superintendent, Dr. Karen Cheser, is hosting a community meet and greet on Wednesday, May 12 at 5:30 pm via Zoom. This is a great opportunity to hear from Dr. Cheser on her vision and initial plans when she begins in July, as well as ask her any questions you may have.

School Lunch Hero Day is May 7

Between preparing healthy meals for our students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes.

Congratulations to our Panther Pride Award recipients for the week of April 30th!

Congratulations to our Panther Pride Award students this week who were nominated by their teachers for going above and beyond for exhibiting Park's habits of a mindful learner, practicing teamwork, wonder, empathy, responsibility and perseverance. Way to go Rohwan R., Shelby H., Max M., Brooke K., Caden V., Noah L., Ella M. and Alex D.!!

Cohorts to Quarantine - 4.22.21

On April 22, 2021, 9-R was notified by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that individuals in cohorts at Durango High School, Escalante Middle School, Park Elementary and Riverview Elementary tested positive for COVID-19, causing five (5) cohorts to quarantine. The schools and the district are working proactively with the SJBPH to make the appropriate notifications and next steps for those who may have been in close contact with this individual.


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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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