I hope you had a pleasant summer and had some time for rest and relaxation. I am Mrs. Twilet Alexander and I am returning to the Southwest Campus as your Campus Director for the 2014-15 school year. I am looking forward to a great school year. We would like to welcome our returning students, and we welcome our newcomers to the Varnett Southwest family. I hope that you feel at home here. We have many support systems in place to help you find your way around and I hope you will avail yourselves of the support if you need it. We are all here to assist you in any way so please do not hesitate to ask for assistance.
We are proud of our staff and students and invite you to get to know our school. I encourage you to become involved in volunteering or visiting our school when you can. It is my sincere hope that all of us - parents/guardians, teachers, and staff - will work together to foster in our students an enthusiasm for learning and an appreciation for a quality education they will receive at the Varnett School. As co-instructors of your children, our faculty and I appreciate and depend on your assistance and cooperation in nurturing all aspects of their development. None of us can do it alone. It takes teamwork.
I extend heartfelt gratitude to our teachers who spent many hours decorating and organizing classrooms before school opened and to our office staff who have done many behind-the-scenes organizational tasks. I also want to thank our maintenance and cleaning staff for their hard work preparing the building for a new year.
I strongly encourage all parents to take the time to visit our school’s website. It contains valuable information regarding our school’s policies and procedures, accountability rating and weekly stories about what’s taking place at the school. There also is a calendar of events updated monthly and the school newsletter is posted on the website as well.
Mrs. T. Alexander
“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them”. Ralph Nichols