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Durham Elementary School Site

    Durham Elementary School is a Kindergarten through 5th grade school. We are the proud recipients of a 2014 California Distinguished School award.  The two signature practices that we highlighted in our application were our reading intervention groups and our great core of volunteers: parents, community members, high school tutors and others.

    Starting in 2012-2013 we have a Transitional Kindergarten class, which so far has been a TK/K combination class.  We currently have 414 students, with an average class size of 22 in the kindergarten through third grades and and average class size of 30 for fourth and fifth grades.  We have a wonderful staff in a close knit community with very supportive families and community members.

    We are fortunate to have paraprofessionals that assist with reading interventions, a full time physical education teacher and a half time visual and performing arts teacher. In addition, fifth graders are able to participate in band, choosing a musical instrument and receiving instruction by the award winning high school music teacher.

    The Durham Park and Recreation offers after school child care.                                           
                                         Barbara  Jelicich



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D.E.S. Events
2014 - 2015

August 21               Back to School Night

August 27               Picture Day                                
August 28 and 29   Parent Interviews -
                                    12:45 dismissal
September 11         Calif. Distinguished School Celebration
                                English   Spanish
November 19-21     Parent Conferences
                                    12:45 dismissal
December 5            Barnes and Noble Book Faire
December 10          Winter Band Concert
December 17          Christmas Boutique
January 26              Math a Thon
March 2                   Read Across America

March 20                 Technology Fundraiser Dinner/Dance/Auction at Sierra Nevada Big Room

May 6                      Open House

May 8                      Art Fair, DHS Gym                                                                  
May 8                      Grandparents' Day
                                    12:45 dismissal
May 4-8                   Scholastic Book Fair



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