Principal's Page


Greetings Dennison Community,

It is hard to believe over a week has gone by since school officially finished.  I want to thank you and your students for the amazing work, dedication, and commitment to finish out the school year strong.  Drop-off/pick-up went smoothly and the many encouraging and thank you  messages you sent to staff were greatly appreciated.

There are so many unknown at this time which makes it difficult to plan for next school year.

What I do know is that we will continue to embrace and be guided by the Dennison philosophical model and our mission statement. We are using all of your feedback to help us think through what remote learning should look like and offer to support our direct instruction approach.  Staff will continue to reflect on this experience so we have feedback from everyone.

I will reach out to our students in August and find out what went well from their perspective.

I have one change in staffing announcement.  Due to the complexity of planning for next year Mr. Monroe and Mrs. Barron will continue in the grade levels they taught this past year.  I appreciate the flexibility they have shown as we looked at what is best for students.

We have created a space on the front page of our website that will be a place for my updates.

You will be notified when that goes live which is based on the timing of new information that I begin to receive.  I welcome your emails throughout the summer and value your feedback and continued positive outlook on this difficult situation.

Please take time to read and give your feedback on the District Reopening Plan.  It is critical that you make your voice heard.

Continue to email Governor Polis, Dr. Glass and our Board of Education with your ideas.

We will also continue to update our website with new summer opportunities for children.

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Retirement Car Parade for Mr. Lavelle.  We continue to receive cards at the school which will be delivered to him.

6th Grade Recognition Car Parade - Families of 6th graders, we are recognizing them on Monday, June 8th, at 10:30 am at Dennison.  Detailed information will be sent next week.

Student Access to Google Chat & Meet Over the Summer:  Many of you have inquired about student access to Google Chat & Meet over the summer.  Students will not be able to use the district Google Meet/Chat or Zoom platform to connect with friends.  There are many platforms available for them to use with parent supervision.  Thank you for using this as a teachable moment for your children.  Students can use Jeffco devices to join zoom meetings over the summer for activities like summer camps, karate, etc.

I look forward to continuing out work together as partners as we take on a new challenge and opportunity to thrive as the Dennison Community.

Take some time to unplug and build memories.

Watch for updates and opportunities to connect.

Breathe deeply, and find gratitude in each day.

Thank you for an amazing year!





Pamela Yoder


Dennison Elementary