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Happy New Year Fort Lewis Mesa Families

Principal’s Message: Hello January! I am in disbelief that the winter break has already come and gone! However, I am so happy to see everyone’s happy faces back at school. As I keep mentioning, Fort Lewis Mesa’s staff and students continue to work hard on our school-wide PBIS system and positive behaviors. I am excited about how PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) lives in all we do here. Our roadrunners are: Responsible, Observant, Courteous, Kind, and Safe. For the month of January, we are focusing on responsibility and what it looks like/sounds like throughout our school. Please chat with your student/s about what responsibility can be to help encourage this behavior wherever they are. You could ask...What does responsibility look like in the cafeteria? What does responsibility look like on the playground? What does responsibility look like in the classroom? What behaviors might show responsibility? Over break, I finished a book called Nuance and this quote stuck with me due to our current work and goals. “Punitive accountability generates negative anxiety that stunts cognitive and emotional growth, while transparent, supportive, specific feedback causes a degree of anxiety that has exactly the right blend of pressure and support that moves us forward (and once we experience the success of the new behavior, we are motivated to do more of it…” Essentially, supporting students with clear expectations, actions, and feedback develops positive behaviors; punishment, different than consequences, rarely get us the desired behaviors. This is something to consider as we build our system. Here’s to 2020! Best~ Jenny Imel, Principal Reminder: No school Friday, January 17 and Monday, January 20. As always, please stay afloat of all our upcoming important dates. PLEASE SEE JANUARY NEWSLETTER FOR MORE INFORMATION:
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Important Reminder from Health Services

It's that time of year again where many students and family members are coming down with various illnesses. In the schools, we have diagnosed cases of influenza, strep throat, as well as common colds. A rule of thumb is to keep kids home from school with fevers greater than 100 degrees, and students should be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medications. Please do not send kids to school that are vomiting or have diarrhea until symptom free for 24 hours. For coughs and colds, students that are coughing consistently, and pose a risk of infecting others, should remain home until coughing subsides.
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9-R Facilities Master Plan Survey

Durango School District 9-R is proud to provide our students with a comprehensive educational system that promotes student success, academic achievement and personal growth in appropriate and safe learning environments. Our hard-working students, dedicated teachers and supportive staff have helped to keep our graduation rates and other student success measures above state and national averages.
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District Accountability Advisory Committee Annual Survey

On behalf of the District Accountability and Advisory Committee, we'd like to thank you for past participation in the parent survey in Durango 9-R.  We have modified this year's survey in an effort to streamline it and ensure that we increase our participation from the past couple of years. Your feedback on OUR school district is important as our DAAC, our School Board, and our Superintendent work together to ensure that our schools are as effective as they can be for our students.
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Fort Lewis Mesa Holiday Concert Dec. 13th, 2019 at 6 p.m.

The annual Fort Lewis Mesa Holiday Concert will be held Friday, Dec. 13th 2019 starting at 6 p.m. in the gym. There will also be a dress rehearsal held on Dec. 13th starting at 1:30 p.m. in the gym for parents and family members who would like to attend. See the attached letter for detailed information from Mark Walser, the music teacher. Hope to see you there....
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Leadership 9-R

Where: Riverview Elementary
Time: 12 PM – 1:30 PM
Feb 20
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Mission

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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