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A warm welcome to the
 2021-2022 school year!

My name is Mrs. Mary Dennis and I will be your child's first grade teacher in room B4. I am thrilled to be teaching your child in their first grade year - a year full of discovery, learning and substantial growth. It will be a wonderful year as your child and their peers put "All hands on deck for smooth sailing" (our school theme) into the foundational reading and math skills needed for setting the groundwork for their educational future. 
I look forward to getting to know your child and working with them in our classroom in person (yay!) this year. I am also excited to partner with you, their parents, as we all cheer for, encourage and reward their growth! 

I am proud that I’ve taught in the Etiwanda School District for 17 years and I’ve been a Colony Cub ever since our school opened, which makes me a Colony Cub original.  My teaching assignments have included kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. 

My husband of 36 years and I have three grown children. Summer of 2021 brought us much joy as we welcomed our very first grandbaby, Lucy Helen, into the world. We also have two dogs and a desert tortoise. In addition to teaching, my favorite things to do are crafting, painting, truly any kind of creative "making".  

   The first day of school is Monday, August 9th.  When you drop off your child on the first day have them walk to the hardcourt area and look for our class icon (lion image above - share this with your child!) and they will stand in our line as I greet the students.  Parents: while you are not allowed on campus the first day we will meet at Back to School night virtually this year on Thursday, August 12th at either 5:15 or 6:05PM. Details to be sent via Remind app messages next week. In the meantime, please reach out to me via email or the Remind app with any questions that you might have. 

Respectfully -- Mary Dennis
Remind @7fae96e3f6

The Etiwanda School District provides live interactive virtual instruction through the Virtual Learning Model. Please note that during virtual sessions there is no expectation of privacy. Students and anything in their background will be in view of the class.