Makeup days for canceled classes: Good Friday, April 18, 2014, with early dismissal at 1 p.m., and Memorial Day, May 26, 2014...Varnett seeks a business manager and an accounting clerk. Click on "Employment Opportunities" on the home page for details...Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Southwest Campus, 5025 South Willow Drive, Houston, Tx., 77035. Event is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We will have the Mango Punch Band, Mariachis, music, food and entertainment for students.


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Teachers are inspirational on daily basis
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TPRI (Texas Primary Reading Inventory) testing, K-2
Date: 4/21/2014
STAAR test, grades 3 & 4, math
Date: 4/22/2014
TPRI (Texas Primary Reading Inventory) testing, K-2
Date: 4/22/2014
End of fifth six weeks
Date: 4/23/2014
STAAR test, grades 3 & 4 reading and 5th grade science
Date: 4/23/2014


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Message from the Director

Dear Parents:

I understand that many of you are aware of and concerned about certain allegations that have been made by the Texas Education Agency against The Varnett Public School. To date, the school administration and I have remained publicly silent on this matter and not because we admit to any of the TEA’s allegations. Instead, we have been advised to and chosen to fight these allegations in the proper administrative and judicial venues rather than in the court of public opinion. To ensure that no one has any confusion on the matter, however, let me strongly and unequivocally say that the school denies any wrongdoing and is eager to present the facts when finally given the opportunity.

Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee what the outcome will be – good or bad. That decision is beyond my control. That being said, I can still guarantee what I have always guaranteed you: the school and I are, have been and always will be committed to putting the interests of your children at the forefront. We intend to fight the allegations against us as vigorously and as passionately as we seek to educate our students every single day, which is to say with every ounce of our fiber and being. We do not plan to go anywhere in the foreseeable future. On this, I give you my word.

I hope the substance and tone of my words gives each of you some solace and practical guidance. Being a parent myself, I recognize that there are few, if any, greater responsibilities than providing our own children with the best education possible. I know that each of you will make the best decision possible for your own children.

Realistically speaking, some of you will weigh the various benefits and burdens and may act accordingly. However, please educate yourself about all the facts and circumstances, not just what you hear second hand or read in the paper. Please take into account your own personal experiences with the school. Please talk to your children, please talk to our teachers and please talk to each other. And, if you want to know more, please talk to me. I will tell you as much as I can. After all, the more you know, the better your decision will be.

Our school and our school family have always strived to give your children, our children too, the best, whether it is the best education, the best environment or access to the best opportunities. That has not changed and will not change. Again, I give you my word. In return, it is my sincerest hope that you will continue to trust me and our school with what is most precious in this world – your children. We have not and will not fail you.

Thank you.

Dr. M. Annette Cluff, Superintendent

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