A Message From the Principal

September, 2023

Dear Parents and Families,

Greetings to each and every one of you! As we stand on the threshold of a brand new school year, the entire faculty and staff of Abbey Lane Elementary School extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to all of our Gators and their families for the 2023-24 academic year! We are brimming with anticipation and excitement as we prepare to embark on another learning journey together. Rest assured, this year promises to be as exceptional as ever, upholding our commitment to providing a nurturing, safe, and supportive learning community for each and every student.

Over the summer months, our students had the opportunity to explore new horizons, experience family vacations, indulge in summer camps, engage in sports activities, or simply enjoy leisure time at home. We trust that each moment was filled with joy and growth. Likewise, for me, the summer was a chance to reflect on the previous year's accomplishments and lay the groundwork for the year ahead. I also had the privilege of spending quality time with my own family, recharging our spirits to welcome the new school year with renewed energy!

As we eagerly await the start of classes, we want you to know that a tremendous amount of time, thought, and planning has gone into preparing for the upcoming academic year. Please take a moment to carefully review the information included in this package, and feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We are delighted to introduce a new resource, ParentSquare, to facilitate communication with our families. Signing up for this free service will enable you to receive important updates and information from our school and district throughout the year. Additionally, I encourage you to ensure access to our PowerSchool Parent Portal, where you can stay informed about your child's teacher this year, their schedule, attendance, report cards, and more! If you require any assistance with these applications, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

The start of each school year presents an opportunity for our students to begin afresh. For some, it marks the beginning of their educational journey as kindergartners, while others return to build upon the achievements of the previous year. Regardless of the path, each student will have the chance to acquire essential skills that will serve them well in both their academic pursuits and life beyond the classroom. We remain dedicated to fostering strong foundations in reading for comprehension, effective communication, and critical thinking.

As we embark on this new school year as partners in education, I kindly ask for your patience, flexibility, and support. Together, we form a formidable team, capable of creating the best possible learning environment for our children. Your involvement is not only essential but deeply valued. Please know that I am always here for you, ready to address any questions, comments, or concerns you may have.

I eagerly look forward to welcoming each and every one of you in the very near future to embark on yet another AWESOME school year at Abbey Lane!

George Maurer, Ed.D.