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Mrs. Brammer's 3rd Quarter Update

“Change” is in the air as the days are beginning to become warmer and the trees are starting to bud. Our students’ are full excitement and anticipation of the fast approaching summer break, while teachers are savoring the remaining weeks with this amazing group of students. The final weeks of school will be full of innovative, educational learning engagements.
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Mrs. Layman's 3rd Quarter Update

As a school family, we are growing smarter about self-awareness to support recognizing our emotions. As we become more aware of how we are feeling we are able to build strategies that help us with emotional control. Ours students will be learning about how our brain and emotions are connected. We will also be exploring how to recognize different emotions and tools we can use to support emotional control.
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News & Announcements

District Accountability Advisory Committee Parent Survey

This annual parent survey is prepared by the District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC). The committee is composed of of parents, teachers, and administrators from every school as well as community members and representatives from 9-R administration, the Board of Education and the Financial Advisory Committee. Each year the results of the survey are used to inform schools and the administration of areas for improvement and areas of strength.
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News & Announcements

Yearbook Deadline Extended

Make sure to stop by and purchase a yearbook for your child. The deadline has been moved from April 5th until we sell out. At this point we have about 40 books left to sell. They are $12 each. Please reach out to Mrs. Lovato if you have questions at slovato@durangoschools.org.
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Our vision is to guide learners as we develop  the tools and mindsets to continually seek and understand the world and ourselves. Learners will demonstrate confidence, compassion and value diversity. Everyone will leave our school with the ability to apply, transfer and reflect on concepts because we are motivated to ask questions and discover solutions.

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Check out our 4th graders dancing and singing.
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