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Lunch with the Principal at FLME is the BEST!
3rd graders at FLME love art!
Lunch is fun at FLME!
Photo courtesy of Jerry at Durango Herald of the afterschool Powerhouse library program at FLME
FLME 1st graders help each other!
3rd and 4th graders at FLME enjoy art.
FLME students are rewarded for being responsible, observant, courteous, kind and safe!
Kindergarteners at FLME love it when the scooters come out.
FLME 2nd grader wins Principal for a day!
P.E. is for everyone at FLME!
FLME has popsicle parties every month to celebrate perfect attendance.
FLME 1st grader holds the American Flag while the whole school sings America the Beautiful.
FLME's Snowdown JR King and Queen Nominees.
Lunch at FLME is where we get to see all the smiles!
Miss Mel's Cafe is the best place to get a good meal and catch up with the girls!

Principal's Message

Parent Letter September 9, 2021

Fort Lewis Mesa Families-

Happy September! Although we are moving into the fall, the weather is not quite mirroring this shift yet; it has been hot. Despite the heat, please enjoy the sunny days as well as time with family and friends.
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Principal's Message

Principal Imels Newsletter 2/12/2021

Due to many families reaching out to me regarding our next steps for increasing in-person learning for students, I wanted to connect with you. While we have continued to see a reduction in local transmission rates and moved to level blue on the dial last weekend, we are now back to level yellow given some increases.
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News & Announcements

Durango School District 9-R Public Budget Meeting

The 9-R Public Budget Meeting for the 2022-2023 academic year budget will be on May 19, 2022 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Escalante Middle School in the Library. 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.

9-R Board of Education Work Session, May 10, 2022

The next Durango School District 9-R Board of Education Work Session is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 5:30 p.m. This meeting is in-person a the Durango School District Administration Building, 201 E. 12th St., Durango.

Spanish-speaking Parent Advisory Council with Dr. Karen Cheser

The Spanish-speaking Parent Advisory Council will meet with Dr. Karen Cheser to exchange ideas and explore how we can improve the 9-R School District for you and your children. The meeting will be in Spanish with English interpretation provided. Please RSVP with your school’s Parent Liaison.

Free Little Libraries Ready for Readers

Durango 9-R Student Support Services and School Liaisons worked with community partners to build, install, and fill five Little Libraries with the goal of increasing book access and reading opportunities for students in our community.


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Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary is a community of learners including students, staff, parents, and community members committed to working together collaboratively for the success of ALL!!!

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Have you heard the Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary Ukulele Club? They are AMAZING!
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