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"Working Together to Create Lifelong Learners."


Registration Forms for 2015-16 - CLICK HERE

We Are Moving!!

Yes, Abbie Sawyer Elementary School is moving! For the 2015-16 school year, we will be setting up “camp” at the former Edwards school building (aka Camp Sawyer), at 3622 Woodland St.

It is critical that families coordinate their transportation plans immediately. For those who walk to Sawyer Elementary this year, the distance from home to Camp Sawyer on Woodland Street may be too far—especially in the winter months.

For the year Sawyer students attend Camp Sawyer, the District will provide bus transportation free of charge for all Sawyer students who request it. You MUST apply for transportation with your student's 2015-16 registration in order to receive busing, even if you have applied for busing in the past

Please note that in the fall, Durham may be unable to process applications received later than one week before the start of school, and late applicants’ students will NOT be allowed to ride the bus until after Labor Day.

Please call the Sawyer Office (239-3790) or District Transportation Coordinator Dee Hehr (268-6640) with questions or concerns.

Welcome to the Sawyer Elementary School website!

Dear Sawyer Elementary Families, Welcome to Sawyer Elementary!

At Sawyer, we are dedicated to providing a rich learning environment that establishes high academic and behavioral standards that enables our students to be successful throughout their school day and life.

Our staff continues to pursue excellence in their learning and instruction to ensure a rigorous learning environment for all students.  Our goal is to focus on a continual cycle of high quality instruction that directly impacts student achievement across the curriculum and to promote a love of lifelong learning!

We are also in our fourth year of implementing the Responsive Classroom philosophy into our classrooms.  Responsive Classroom is a positive, proactive approach that develops a classroom and school community that is supporting, nurturing, and helps students become independent,  self motivated learners.  Students become responsible for their own behavior, develop a sense of belonging, and recognize their role in creating a positive classroom and school environment.

We realize how fortunate we are to share our day, learning and growing with your children; and we thank you for entrusting them to our care.  Sue Lawler, Principal
Sawyer Elementary

Sawyer Safety Letter - click here to download

Sawyer  Calendar

Regular Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Information to remember for beginning
the 2015-16 school year.

Important Dates and Information

Click here

for important information about the State's Early Literacy Implementation program.

Tuesday, May 12
Sawyer PTO
6:30 pm 

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day
No Classes

Tuesday, May 26
Last Day of Class
Early Dismissal
@ 1:30 pm

2015-16 School Supply List is available on the Registration Forms page

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It is the policy of the Ames Community School District to maintain a nondiscriminatory environment in every aspect of the operation of the District. The District shall provide equal educational and employment opportunities without regard to color, sex, race, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, or socioeconomic status in its educational programs and activities or its employment and personnel policies. Dr. Tim Taylor, Superintendent, is the reporting officer for affirmative action, desegregation, and discrimination. Any questions should be directed to: Dr. Tim E. Taylor - Educational Services Center- 415 Stanton Ave.- Ames, IA 50014– (515) 268-6610

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