Phone: (916) 971-7020
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Sabrina Parsley
July 28, 2021
Dear Dewey Families,
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are excited to be welcoming students back to campus full time beginning Thursday, August 12th. The return to school is often a time of excitement and anticipation for students, parents and staff members alike! This year may present a few more emotions as we prepare to return all-day, five days a week. At Dewey we are committed to educating the “whole child” and will work to address our students' academic and social and emotional needs as we transition back to school.
We are excited to welcome a number of new staff members to Dewey. Returning to Dewey to teach third grade is Mrs. Erica Larsen. For the past five years Mrs. Larsen has been working as a “consulting teacher” where she supported and coached teachers new to the profession. Ms. Misty Lopez will be continuing with us at Dewey as the newest member of our fourth grade team. Ms. Lopez taught both first grade and at our summer program this last year. Teaching art this year is Ms. Kallista Toconis-Lange in our new art room. Joining our fifth grade team is Mrs. Julia Weersing. Mrs. Weersing has taught kindergarten through sixth grade and will be covering for Ms. Burton when she is on maternity leave. We are also very fortunate to have five new instructional assistants joining our team to support our kindergarten through second grade classes. Please welcome Mrs. Mary Ward, Mrs. Tiffany Davis, Mrs. Drea Konomos, Mrs. Monica Moses and Mrs. Katy Heyde to the Dewey team.
Being part of a school community is important for students and parents alike. After a year of distance and hybrid learning, we look forward to having both students and families back on campus. Mark August 9th from 6:00-8:00 on your calendar to join us for Dewey’s Welcome Back Event to celebrate our return to full in-person learning, reunite with old friends, meet new ones, say hello to your teachers, and check out all the ways you can volunteer and get involved! Please see the enclosed flyer for more information. Being an active member of the school community is one of the things that makes Dewey such a special place. There will be ample opportunities for parents to volunteer both on and off campus this year and hope that you will find a way to be an active member of our school community.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office. For additional information about Dewey please visit our website at https://www.sanjuan.edu/dewey or if you have any questions please call the office at 916-971-7020. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Harrydeweyfundamental to keep track of the happenings at school.
We look forward to seeing your child for the first day of school on Thursday, August 12th. If for some reason your child is not able to attend the first day of school, please contact the office.
*Remember, students will be dismissed at 2:00 on Thursday, August 12th.
Again, welcome to the 2021-22 school year!
Sabrina Parsley, Principal
Kindergarten Back to School Night: Monday, August 9th
Dewey’s Welcome Back Event: Monday, August 9th
1st Day of School: Thursday, August 12th
Back to School Night (1st-6th grade): Wednesday, August, 25th
(early dismissal 12:00 for kindergarten and 1:00 for 1st-6th grade)
Chipotle Fundraiser: August 30th (4:00-8:00)
Labor Day - No School: September 6th
Fall Picture Day: September 29th
Fall Festival: October 15th