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* * * Welcome to the Grant Elementary School Website - Home of the Volunteers!* * *
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

Hispanic Heritage Contest Winners 
by Anne-Marie Cabrales
 10/16/2015 12:59 PM
Global Cardboard Challenge 
by Anne-Marie Cabrales
 10/7/2015 9:55 AM
Amateur Radio Club Attends Hamcon 2015 
by Anne-Marie Cabrales
 10/6/2015 1:18 PM
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
(More Announcements...)
11/30/2015 7:50 AM MAP Winter Assessment Begins 
12/4/2015 8:30 AM Coffee with the Principal 
12/19/2015 7:50 AM Winter Break (No School in Session) 
All FUSD schools will be closed.  District Office will be closed on December 21-25, 31 and January 1.
1/14/2016 8:10 AM Awards Assembly 1st Grade 
1/14/2016 8:45 AM Awards Assembly Grade 2 
1/14/2016 9:30 AM Awards Assembly Grade 3 
1/15/2016 8:00 AM Awards Assembly Grade 4 
1/15/2016 9:10 AM Awards Assembly Grade 5 
1/18/2016 12:00 AM Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No School 
All FUSD schools and offices will be closed.
2/5/2016 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 October

Suzette Ruiz
Student of the Month - October
Suzette Ruiz is a dedicated student who always works to achieve her best. Doing well in school is an important priority for Suzette, which makes her an excellent role model for her peers. She can be counted on to help others, and is willing to try new things. She is a member of the Dorothy Grant Amateur Radio Club and has worked hard to earn her FCC issued Technician License. She has attended amateur radio conferences in both Visalia, Ca. and recently presented at Hamcon 2015 Youth Forum, in Torrance, CA. where she was a student presenter. Suzette’s other interests include playing the clarinet, drums, and swimming. Congratulations Suzette!
Danielle Nafius
Staff Member of the Month - October
We welcome new staff member Danielle Nafius to Dorothy Grant Elementary. She has worked in FUSD for 12 years. She started as a classroom aide working with students with special needs. This is her 10th year teaching. She taught first grade, kindergarten, and now, third grade. She loves teaching! Mrs. Nafius has a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from the University of La Verne and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Phoenix. Her hobbies include hiking, going to the beach, and bike riding. She enjoys running marathons – 10k and half. She is working towards running the LA Marathon in 2016.

Click here to see our Monthly Recognitions Archive.