Mrs. Bunting's School Photo


Dear First Grade Families:


Welcome to First Grade!! I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Catherine Bunting and I am honored to be your child’s first grade teacher. This is my fifth year at Dumfries Elementary and my eleventh year of teaching. I am looking forward to working with you and your child in reaching his or her full potential. We will have many wonderful experiences and opportunities to learn and grow in the days ahead.


I believe that communication is the key to a great parent-teacher relationship. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You can send me a note, email me at or call the school at 703-221-3101. For individual concerns, I will contact you by phone, send a note home, or email you if applicable.


Please feel free to participate in your child’s first grade year as much as you are able to. Helping hands are always needed. Whether it is helping your child with his or her homework, being a helping hand in the classroom, helping with field trips or any other participation will enrich our classroom experiences. Your involvement in your child’s education will make a large impact on their learning experience.


I am looking forward to a wonderful and exciting learning year with you and your child!


Thank you for your support,


Catherine Bunting