New Staff Members
We are excited to announce the addition of a few new staff members to the 2012-2013 Venable team:
Check out the new Venable Gardens Website created by Sara Osborne and see what's happening out back!
There are a few new toys in our building thanks to some surplus district and school funds at the end of last year:
The Deep Clean
Mr. Bright has had a strong summer crew working to get the building ready for August. The third floor has been completed and they are currently working on the library, art room, south lobby rooms and teacher's lounge. Once summer school is over, they will concentrate their efforts on the primary wing. We are working with the city to use a water-based sealant on the auditorium stage floor so that there are minimal fumes in the building when that gets done.
Scheduling and Class Lists
Before Valeta left for vacation, we worked on class lists. There were very few changes that needed to be made based on parent input letters. We have talked to several of you already about those changes, but will be in contact soon if there are any we're recommending from your class.
The feedback from the schedule committee survey was largely in favor of Schedule A, the option that allows teams a weekly 1.5-hour planning block. We will be using a more creative name than "wacky day"--perhaps "All-Star Day"? If you have suggestions, let us know! As soon as the details get finalized (we need a few more looks at the specials schedule to make sure it all fits), we'll send out more information.