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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
2013 - 2014

August 22               Back to School Night
ugust 22               5th Grade Dinner fundraiser                                     
August 29 and 30   Parent Interviews 
                                    12:45 dismissal
September 13         Picture Day
November 20-21     Parent Conferences
                                    12:45 dismissal
December 5            Kindergarten Registration
December 6            Barnes and Noble Book Faire
December               Winter Band Concert
December               Christmas Boutique
January 27              Math a Thon
March 3                   Read Across America
April 8-10                 STAR testing - canceled as of Nov. 2013
April 25                    Field Day - Passport to Technology Fundraiser

April 29-30, May 1   STAR testing week 2 -  canceled as of Nov. 2013
May 7                      Open House
May 7                      Art Fair, DHS Gym                                                                  
May 9                      Grandparents' Day
                                    12:45 dismissal
May 5-9                   Scholastic Book Fair



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