I want to thank you for your participation in our family activities, such as Parent Night, Thanksgiving lunch, Grandparents Day and the Carnival. Your involvement underscores the importance of working as a team in furthering the education of your children.
The all-important STAAR test for third- through fifth-graders begins on March 30. The Stanford 10 tests for kindergarten through second grade students will be administered April 21-24 and the POCET test for pre-k April 6-10. These tests are crucial in determining the path your children will take in the future. We are committed to establishing a 100 percent student success rate. Ask your children what they learned at Varnett each day and make sure they do their homework and report to school on time.
February is Black History Month and our students will celebrate the achievements of African-Americans during a district-wide event at the Southwest Campus on February 27. We hope you can attend.
I want to thank you and your children for donating large amounts of canned food and other items to those in need. I also want to commend those who are participating in our toy drives at Southwest, East and Northeast campuses. Through these and other community service projects, our children are learning the importance of “giving back” to the community. In addition to helping our children become high achievers, we want to teach them about what it takes to be good citizens and contributors to the community.
Finally, I encourage you to read the monthly newsletters that are sent home to you and posted on each campus page of our website. They contain valuable information, in both English and Spanish, about upcoming events and expectations. This is a key way of communicating with you and keeping you informed.
Dr.Margaret Stroud, Interim Superintendent