Greetings to each of you! On behalf of the entire faculty and staff of the Abbey Lane Elementary School, I welcome you to the 2016-17 school year. It is with great anticipation and excitement that we will soon begin our year together!
While the summer months gave you time away from the traditional routines and rigors of the school year, I know that our students had many different opportunities to learn and grow. Whether it was a family vacation, camp, summer sports or just relaxing around the house, I hope that however you spent your time, it was most pleasant. The summer months afforded me the time to reflect on the previous school year and to plan and prepare for the upcoming school year. I also had the good fortune to spend some time away from the building with my wife and two children. Summer is always a great time to relax and recharge in preparation for the upcoming school year!
Each school year offers our students the chance to start anew. Some of our children will have the opportunity to start their schooling for the very first time as kindergartners, while others return to build upon achievements made during the previous school year. All of our students will have the chance to strengthen and acquire new skills needed to be successful in school. Improving one's ability to read for understanding, to communicate through writing and to think mathematically are skills that all students need to be lifelong learners. This year we hope to continue to foster these skills along with the simple desire to learn new things.
Together, we are partners in the education of our children. Your involvement and support is not only needed and vital to the success of all learners, but is also most welcomed. Feel free to contact me at any time should you have a question, comment or concern.
I look forward to seeing you all in the very near future and to the start of another terrific school year!
George Maurer, Ed.D.