Principal's Message

  • Susan F. Sasse, Principal

    Susan Sasse, Principal

    Dear Pines Lakes Families:

    Welcome to what I know will be a STEMazing 2018-2019 school year!  This year our learning theme is “Learning is an Adventure to Explore”.  Through this theme we will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math within a hands-on, student-centered environment.  We look forward to you continuing with us on this scientific adventure!

     As a parent myself, I have always emphasized safety and security at school.  To this end, our District has enacted some additional measures that will impact everyone at our school, including parents and visitors.  Please read the School Safety and Security flyer in our first day folder and posted on our website so you can become familiar with our “new normal”.   

     I am extremely proud of our school grade, which remained a “B” for the second consecutive year!  The dedication of our teachers and staff was an integral part of our success.  Our families are also to be commended for their support over the last several years as we worked towards these academic gains.  Most importantly, I congratulate our students for prioritizing their learning and being the most PAWsome Panthers! 

     I recognize how important it is for our parents to be involved in their child’s education and will support you in doing so.  The work necessary to continue pursuing the excellent education our students deserve requires your help too!  I invite every parent to consider volunteering at our school as much as your schedule permits.  Make sure you visit, or visit our school to become a registered volunteer.  Our PTA Board has great things in mind for our families, but we cannot do it alone!

    We provide several ways for you to stay informed about Pines Lakes.  We most often communicate via recorded phone messages, which is why it’s so important to make sure you provide us with current contact information. In addition to our website, you can expect to receive notices through emails, monthly newsletters, printed flyers, student planners and the school marquee.  Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter - @sasseprincipal so you can see all the exciting things happening at PLE!

    Finally, our school is committed to ensuring a high-quality learning environment for your child.  Your comments and suggestions are welcome at any time. I am honored to continue serving as your school principal and look forward to having your family as part of our proud Panther family!


     Mrs. Susan F. Sasse, Principal