Thank you for continuing to make Varnett Public School your school of choice. We are entering the last quarter of the 2014-15 school year. Your participation in school activities, field trips and parent-teacher meetings has made this a most successful year. Your involvement underscores the importance of working as a team in furthering the education of your children.
I also want to thank you and your children for donating large amounts of canned food and other items to people in need. I commend those who have participated 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.
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 PreK 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. You can assist in that by asking your children what they learned at Varnett each day, make sure they do their homework and report to school on time.
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 expectations and upcoming events. This is a key way of communicating with you and keeping you informed. Also, please check out our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/varnett
, and follow us on Twitter, https://twitter.com/varnettschool
Dr. Margaret Stroud, Interim Superintendent