A Message From the Principal

August 19, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Greetings to each of you! On behalf of the entire faculty and staff of Abbey Lane Elementary School, I welcome you to the 2022-23 school year! Each year, we look forward to the start of school with a great deal of anticipation and excitement. Rest assured, this year will be no different! At the time of crafting this letter, I am anticipating that the start to this school year will be more of what we were accustomed to prior to COVID. Please know that we maintain our commitment to providing a warm, safe and supportive learning community for all.

While the summer months have given you time away from the traditional routines and rigors of the school year, I know that our students still 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 enjoyable. The summer months afforded me the time to reflect on the previous school year and to plan and prepare for the year ahead. 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! Despite the challenges we have all faced over the past two years, we've found new ways to learn, grow and connect with others.

Please know that a great deal of time, consideration and planning has taken place to prepare our school for the 2022-23 school year. Be sure to review the information sent home in our summer mailing carefully and feel free to reach out if you have any questions. While no plan can account for everything, I know that our blueprint for the start of the year and beyond will lead to success for all of our Abbey Gators.

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. No matter where or how our students are learning, all will have the chance to acquire new skills needed to be successful in school and life beyond the classroom. While supporting the foundations of learning, we will continue to promote one's ability to read for understanding, to communicate effectively and to think mathematically.

As we embark upon a new school year together, I once again ask for your patience, flexibility and support. We are partners in education and we are stronger when we work together. Your involvement and support is not only needed and vital to the success of all learners, but is also welcomed and valued. 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 AWESOME school year at Abbey!

George Maurer, Ed.D.