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Dorothy Grant School
Home of the Volunteers
7069 Isabel Lane
Fontana, CA  92336

(909) 357-5540
Fax: (909) 357-5549

Anne-Marie Cabrales, Principal
Nikia Owens, Assistant Principal

Welcome to the 2015-16 school year!

We are excited to welcome back students and also all of our incoming new Kindergarteners!  It is a pleasure to serve such a great community of amazing students, wonderful families and a dedicated staff.  This will be my 4th year at Dorothy Grant Elementary and I feel priviledged to continue to work with all of you as site principal.  My goals for Dorothy Grant Elementary are to ensure:

  • All students will be on track for college and career readiness
  • All students will be able to compete in the global community
  • All students will be kind, compassionate caring individuals

These goals  for our students at Dorothy Grant Elementary require a great commitment on the part of all key stakeholders.  Parents, teachers, staff, our counselor, and I must support students daily and work collaboratively to ensure student success.  Please work with us on the following:

  • Demonstrate high expectations for academics, attendance, character and performance for your child daily
  • Hold regular conversations with your child and your child's teacher about learning goals .  Don't wait to have conversations about how to enrich their academics, character or interventions as needed
  • Check homework, classwork and activities for your child's best work on a daily basis-- learning excellence begins at home and is built upon at school
  • Hold daily conversations utilizing a rich vocabulary with your child-- learn new words and make learning language a daily habit
  • Talk to your child about being a great citizen and being kind to others.  Stand up for what is right in the world. We have zero tolerance for bullying!
  • As adults, it is important that we model appropriate behavior when on school grounds or when conflict occurs-- your child is watching every move you make!
  • Be an active participant at school at Dorothy Grant. We are home of the volunteers! Sign up to volunteer in the classroom, on the PTA/SSC/ELAC, and get to know your child's teacher and his/her friends
  • Utilize online resources the school provides such as Lexia, Starfall, Mobymax, Discovery Education and Ten Marks for learning at home (see your child's teacher for passwords)

I am very excited to start the school year and look forward to working with you!  Please check the calendar for upcoming events, check the Dorothy Grant PTA website, Dorothy Grant PTA Facebook page, and upcoming Dorothy Grant PTA Instagram site.  Stay in the know!

See you in August!


Anne-Marie Cabrales
Principal, Dorothy Grant Elementary

Dorothy Grant Elementary School Honored by CBEE  
by Pamela L. Kaptain
 6/5/2015 2:51 PM
Amateur Radio 
by Anne-Marie Cabrales
 4/30/2015 5:11 PM
Crosswalk Safety PSA 
by Pamela L. Kaptain
 4/17/2015 9:57 AM
Father/Daughter Dance 
by Anne-Marie Cabrales
 2/12/2015 12:32 PM
Buddy Bench 
by Anne-Marie Cabrales
 12/5/2014 9:25 AM
(More Announcements...)
8/10/2015 7:50 AM MAP Fall Assessment Begins 
9/7/2015 7:50 AM Labor Day Observed (No School in Session) 
All FUSD schools and offices will be closed.
9/17/2015 7:50 AM Picture Day 
10/9/2015 8:30 AM Coffee with the Principal 
10/15/2015 7:50 AM Picture Day Make-up 
11/2/2015 12:00 AM Parent-Teacher Conferences at All Elementary Schools (Minimum Days) 
11/11/2015 7:50 AM Veteran's Day Observed (No School in Session) 
All FUSD schools and offices will be closed.
11/23/2015 7:50 AM Fall Break (No School in Session) 
All FUSD schools will be closed.  District Office will be closed November 26-27 for Thanksgiving Holiday.
11/30/2015 7:50 AM MAP Winter Assessment Begins 
12/4/2015 8:30 AM Coffee with the Principal 
(More Events...)
 Q Student Connection
 Dorothy Grant Library
 Elementary Music
 Math Homework Help
 School Menu - What's for Lunch?
 World Book Online
 Q Parent Connection
 2015-16 School Year Calendar
 California Department of Education
 City of Fontana
 Dorothy Grant PTA
 Fontana Unified School District
 Lexia Core 5 Reading

 Recognitions for the Month of March

Austin Larson-Teague
Student of the Month - March
Austin Larson-Teague set his sights on the prize of learning all he could during his final year at Dorothy Grant Elementary School. He has been giving 110% in the classroom and at home, resulting in big gains during the first half of the year. What kind of gains? Austin has increased his reading level by two grade levels, he has logged over 30 hours on Lexia, and has increased his MAPS test scores in every area by at least 6 points. Austin entered this year determined to make a difference and what a difference he has made!
Sayra Fisher
Staff Member of the Month - March
Mrs. Fisher has been working with the Fontana Unified School District as a classroom aide for approximately 3 years. She has been a valuable resource to the success of many of the students here at Dorothy Grant. Mrs. Fisher helps provide a welcoming environment and always takes that extra step when needed. The students have a high level of admiration for Mrs. Fisher as she is a true example of kindness, compassion, and respect. Mrs. Fisher’s hard work and dedication to our students is greatly appreciated!
Mrs. Lemus
Parent of the Month - March
Mrs. Lemus has three children, two attending Dorothy Grant Elementary! She has been married to a wonderful, supportive husband for 17 years. She has been a member of Dorothy Grant’s ELAC committee for the past three years and is serving this year as the Vice President. Her favorite color is light brown and she loves In-N-Out burgers. She can usually be found on our campus daily volunteering either in the classroom, in the library, or by supporting the office staff. Her goal in life is to see all three of her kids graduating from college.

Click here to see our Monthly Recognitions Archive.