August 2021

    Dear Fantastic First Grader,

    Welcome to First Grade! I am so excited to be teaching you in Room 106 this year. My name is Mrs. Rybny and I cannot wait to meet you in a few weeks.  This will be my eighteenth year at Groveland.  This year we will be learning so many things together as well as being Great Grizzlies and responsible community members.

    This has been such a busy summer for me!  The Rybnys traveled to Disney World!   It was a great trip! We also spent some of our weekends relaxing at our beach house in Rehoboth and going camping with our RV.  My youngest, Caitlin, is now six years old and will be a first grader just like you!  Charlie is starting Unami Middle School as a 7th grader.  He loves training with his gymnastics team as a level 6 gymnast!  Anna is looking forward to 9th grade. She had a busy summer attending field hockey camps at a few colleges. 

    I hope you are as excited as I am to begin our new school year!  For the first day, I am asking you to bring a recent picture of yourself that we will use for a fun activity. Also remember to bring a healthy snack and independent reading book. 

    Please review the first grade  supply list which can be found on Groveland's website under first grade and have everything marked with your name and 1-Rybny.  I have also included it on my website for your convenience. This will help get us all off to a great start to the school year!  Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer and I look forward to meeting all of you on August 30th!


    Mrs. Rybny