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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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New Visitor Management System Rolls Out

After working with a self-organized community group, hosting several community meetings and receiving expert review and recommendation, the school district is implementing a new visitor check-in system at all schools. Visitors will be requested to provide a government issued ID; this will be used to create an account for you in our system.
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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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Getting to Know You

The kindergarten students in Suzanne Cash’s class may be some of the newest members of the Park Elementary community, but they’ve learned all about the people in their building in record time. Walk into the classroom and ask them about their interview project, and they’ll excitedly tell you about how Nurse Robin helps kids feel better, Mr. Curmano makes passwords and helps students use computers, and how Chef Lianne makes great food.
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6th Avenue Closed to Traffic on Thursday and Friday

Dear Park Families,

We would like to inform you of a road closure that will impact travel around our school. Today we were notified that East 6th Avenue will be closed to traffic on Thursday, September 20th and Friday, September 21st. The road will be closed to repair a break in the water main. The repair will not impact water service to the school.
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2nd Annual Park Elementary Panther Prowl Fun Run Fundraiser

Park PTO and the Specials Teachers would like to introduce the second annual Panther Prowl. A fundraising FUN-RUN for Kinder thru 5th graders. Runners will take the track during each grade level’s “Specials time”, to run for 30 minutes around our 1/7-mile track! Big thanks to PTO, our Specials teachers: Mr. Poole (P.E.), Mrs. Owens (Music), Mrs. Jackson (Art) and Mr. Curmano (Technology) for their time and contributions to this event. Details coming home in Friday folders.

Questions? Want to Volunteer? Please contact Park’s PTO president, Mandi Davis
at Parkpto.dgo@gmail.com
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School-wide Picture Day @ Park Elementary - Sept. 14th (Friday)

Picture day for Headstart, Preschool and Kinder through 5th Grades will take place on Friday, Sept. 14th. Order envelopes coming home in Friday folders on Sept. 7th. MJ Thomas Photography recommends that students do not wear green. The flyer that is coming home in Friday folders is attached for your viewing. Payment must be included with the order envelope. There are three ways to pay: check, cash or credit card. See order envelope for details.
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Back To School Night Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 2018 -5:00-6:30 pm

We would like to invite all of our Park families to our Back to School Night. This is a great time for your student to give you a tour of the building and get to know their teachers at Park Elementary. Students can meet specials teachers during this time as well. This is a great time to build relationships with other parents and students at Park. Teachers will be explaining to parents about the Park anchors, classroom procedures and processes and academics. We will also have treats on the playground outside. See the rotation schedule by clicking on the "Read More" box.
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CMAS Student Performance Reports

Student Performance Reports for the 2018 Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) English Language Arts and Math tests for grades 3-8 and CMAS Science for grades 5, 8, and 11, as well as CMAS Social Studies for 4th graders at selected schools will be available during the Open House event at each school site.
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