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Park Elementary Parent Community Letter from the principals - 9-16-21 -- Carta de los directores de la Comunidad de Padres de Park Elementary - 9-16-21

Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school every day! Public water fountains are not in use due to current COVID health regulations. We have had a great launch to the school year. It is a great celebration for our staff to have students back with full schedules. Over the first two weeks, I am inspired by the friendships and positive relationships our students are developing with their classmates and teachers that will lay the foundation for a terrific year of learning. Se anima a los estudiantes a traer una botella de agua a la escuela todos los días. Las fuentes de agua públicas no están en uso debido a las regulaciones sanitarias actuales de COVID. Hemos tenido un gran lanzamiento al año escolar. Es una gran celebración para nuestro personal tener a los estudiantes de vuelta con horarios completos. Durante las primeras dos semanas, estoy inspirado por las amistades y las relaciones positivas que nuestros estudiantes están desarrollando con sus compañeros de clase y profesores que sentarán las bases para un año de aprendizaje increíble.
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Principal's Message

Park Elementary Parent Community Letter from the principals -- Carta de los directores de la Comunidad de Padres de Park Elementary

Hello Park Community, We want to officially welcome all of you to the 2021 -2022 school year! For those of you who are new to our school, we want you to know that you are entering an absolutely wonderful community. Our teachers and staff are passionate, caring, hardworking, and always learning something new for the benefit of your children. We are a collaborative and driven community of people who take learning seriously while also making personal connections that help kids succeed. Park Elementary is thrilled to begin another great year, and our team is excited to see each of our students and families next week. Hola Comunidad del Parque, ¡Queremos dar la bienvenida oficial a todos ustedes al año escolar 2021 -2022! Para aquellos que son nuevos en nuestra escuela, queremos que sepan que están entrando en una comunidad absolutamente maravillosa. Nuestros profesores y el personal son apasionados, cariñosos, trabajadores y siempre están aprendiendo algo nuevo para el beneficio de sus hijos. Somos una comunidad de personas que colaboran y que se toman en serio el aprendizaje y al mismo tiempo hacen conexiones personales que ayudan a los niños a tener éxito. Park Elementary está emocionada de empezar otro gran año, y nuestro equipo está emocionado de ver a cada uno de nuestros estudiantes y familias la próxima semana.
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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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Panther Pride Award Recipients for the Week of Oct. 26th, 2021

So many Panther Pride winners this week!🎉 🌟Dary CR 🌟 Silas B 🌟 Getsemani C 🌟 Lily C 🌟 Lewis C 🌟 Maya LG 🌟 Christian PS 🌟 Kaia R 🌟 Jasper S🌟 Alan TH They were all nominated by a teacher this week to receive a Panther Pride Award!🏅 🐾These students are recognized for exhibiting the habits of a mindful scholar: Teamwork - Wonder - Empathy - Responsibility - Perseverance 💫Way to go Park Panthers!🐾

Colorado Academic Standards

Durango School District 9-R uses the Colorado Academic Standards as a foundation of our guaranteed and viable curriculum. The Colorado Academic Standards are the outcomes we promise to every student.

Student Achievement Data

We continually monitor our student and system results to ensure that we are on track to realize this mission. At 9-R, we believe every student deserves to have a solid academic foundation that opens the window of opportunity for any career in which they are interested. They also deserve to have experiences that help them understand their talents, interests, and possible future career options.

This is How We Roll - Driving a 9-R School Bus is About the Kids

Steve Lee has been driving buses and trucks for a long time. What initially drew him to drive a school bus for the Durango School District 9-R was the hours and benefits. The shifts are typically two hours in the morning and three in the afternoon, which also happens to be enough to earn full benefits, and give him time to run his business during the day.


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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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