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Principal’s Message

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!

For those who are returning, I have missed you and can’t wait to see your
beautiful faces!  My name is Mrs. Scott and I am elated to continue to serve as the principal of Dumbarton Elementary
School!  As we enter into a new school year, I look forward to our journey ahead, “Destination: Culture of
Excellence”. Throughout the year we will maintain our focus on learning, loving, and leading taking it to the next
level. Our mission statement is… At  Dumbarton Elementary School, we believe in ourselves, our school, and our
community. We will reach our full potential by learning, loving, and leading together.

Our school motto is Leaders Love Learning for a Lifetime! Teachers and staff will collaborate to develop students
as confident leaders who will make a positive impact on their community and world. Our motto is reflective of the HLP
(Henrico Learner Profile) preparing students to be #LifeReady.

This year Dumbarton will focus on three areas during the school year: Wellness and Self-Care, Culture, and Deeper learning. We enjoy teaching your children and it is our goal that they will love learning for a lifetime, and evolve into students who will achieve their dreams!

Dumbarton continues to be a Leader in Me School where we practice the 7 Habits of Happy Kids:
1. Be Proactive (You’re In Charge)
2. Begin With the End In Mind (Have a Plan)
3. Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
4. Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
5. Seek First to Understand, Then Be Understood (Listen Before You Talk)
6. Synergize (Together Is Better)
7. Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

Parents play such an important role in their child’s education, and we value your partnership tremendously. Joining
our PTA allows parents and teachers as a team to support our events and activities throughout the school year. If at
any point in the school year, you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact your child’s teacher, a PTA board
member or me. We look forward to having an amazing year!



Mrs. Scott, Principal

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