I hope everyone had a safe, active and fun summer. The countdown begins to the first day of school – Wednesday, August 23rd – New Opportunities, New Horizons! Take a peek inside of Crozet Elementary School to discover how we are preparing for a new school year of student learning on Monday, August 21st from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. I echo our superintendent’s welcome back to school words – “Our opportunities to build upon our national reputation for excellence and creative thoughtfulness will increase this year. Many of the most important nationwide challenges facing public education will be addressed here—closing opportunity gaps, aligning curricula with authentic learning experiences, applying design thinking to schools, expanding contemporary learning resources to all students and the implementation of strategies that break down learning barriers that for too long have restricted the upward limits of student potential. ” With this spirit and belief, I as well as our faculty and staff look forward to another exciting school year of getting to know our students, working with you to support their development, maximize their potential and reach their dreams. Crozet Elementary will continue to unleash each student’s potential with our learner-centered goals, a growth mindset and sustaining our green initiatives on a national level!