Sunday, August 29, 2010

First Week was a huge success!

Well, we were so busy all week that we didn't even realize we had not taken a single picture all week. I'll take some soon and post them, although I think many of you have visited to see the campus for yourselves.

I always forget how much physical and emotional energy teachers put into getting ready to begin a new year. This year we had the added challenge of moving 3 days.

I'm so proud of our fabulous teachers. I really don't know how they did it but by Monday morning the classrooms looked organized and inviting, we had developed a plan for dismissal with 4 extra buses and we were anxious & excited to welcome the students back to school.

By Wednesday we had gone from Plan A to Plan B to Plan C for dismissal and IT WORKED!! We are getting the kids on the buses and into cars at the parent drive in less than 15 minutes. It will get even better as we all learn the routine.

We love our cafeteria. It is large enough that we are able to spread the tables out a bit. Although we have the same number of kids eating as we did at the old MWE, it just seems quieter and calmer in the new space.

Our biggest concern was that kids would have a hard time finding their way around the building. WRONG!! We all forget that most of our worries are based on the reality for us...we get lost! However, our students were instantly right at home. On Friday, I brought 2 PK students in from the cafeteria as they needed to finish eating after their class was gone. I just followed them as they visited. They went straight to their room with no direction from me.

Many of you are wondering why they have not demolished the building yet. They are doing it from the inside out. They are taking out all fixtures, windows, doors, signs, canopies, A/C units, etc...anything that could be reused in other schools for repairs. I heard on Friday that the demo of the walls may be happening this coming week. I'll email as soon as I know.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Can't Wait Until Monday

Enjoy your sneak preview and don't forget that we will be open until 6:00 pm on Monday, August 23rd for self-guided tours while teachers meet and/or prepare for the next day. Enjoy!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Technical Difficulties

I'm feeling very inadequate right now as I took a great class and learned to blog so well and, alas, I can't get the pictures to upload. I'll work on it a bit longer then try again tomorrow, if I'm not successful. Try back later.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Moving Day at Meadow Wood

August 2, 2010 was a great day in MWE's history. Over 100 fabulous workers from the SBISD maintenance, transportation and child nutrition offices, lead by Wayne Schaper, Jr., descended upon the old MWE and brought all our boxes, furniture and 'stuff' to the Transition Campus. We had 9 teachers there to help them navigate the new campus and find the rooms. Thanks so much to Penny Clarkson, Tunis Deal, Karyn Lewis, Jenny Meyer, Amy Griffith, Carolyn Mendez, Ashley Johnson, Meg Lee and their foreman - Becky Maddox, for working so hard in the horrible Houston heat.
The rooms are nice and cool but the outside hallways are H..O..T!!!

The classrooms and cafeteria are ready for move in. They are still working on the floor in the gym. The playground is almost finished. It's really looking ready around there. As soon as they finish the final electrical work - including our fire alarm - we will get inspected and get to move people in, along with the boxes and furniture. We are hoping to be in on August 16!

The teachers come back on duty on August 12. We will have our first two days of staff development at Rummel Creek on the 12th and 13th. Then...we will have the next week to unpack, arrange and get ready for Meet the Teacher on August 20th at 2:00.

Registration will be held at Rummel Creek beginning August 11th.
Please call 713-251-6200 for directions.

Enjoy the video of our moving memories.

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