Thursday, July 25, 2013

Vanderlyn School Children Now Have Open Space for PE and Recess, For the Summer

Just over two weeks before school starts and the trailers learning cottages at Vanderlyn Elementary have been hauled away and to be replaced soon.  On Saturday the new four-story trailers will arrive, complete with glass elevators.  The Vanderlyn attendance zone will expand and the new enrollment is 1,650 students.

The cafeteria has not been expanded yet so the lunch schedules have been adjusted:

School starts at 7:45 AM.

Lunch Schedule:

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM = 5th grade teams A,B,C
8:50 AM - 9:35 AM = 5th grade teams D,E,F
9:40 AM - 10:25 AM = 4th grade teams A,B,C
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM = 4th grade teams D,E,F
11:20 AM - 12:05 PM = 2nd grade teams A,B,C
12:10 PM - 12:55 PM = 3rd grade teams D,E,F 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM = 2nd grade teams D,E,F
1:50 PM - 2:30 PM = kindergarten
2:35 PM - 2:45 PM = 1st grade teams A,B,C

NOTE: 1st graders and teams D,E,F in 2nd grade will ride a bus to Chick Fil A or Dunkin Donuts for lunch (Mon Tue Wed = CFA, Thu Fri = DunDon) after dismissal.  Carpool lane will form at All Saints starting at 3:00 PM.  3rd grade A,B, and C will eat at Village Burger on Mondays, and at Kingsley the rest of the week (3:30 PM all days)

photo courtesy of Sustainable Pattie

Actually new 'learning cottages' from Redan High School are being trucked up later this week for the Vandy kids.  If instead DeKalb sends up just plain trailers without bathrooms and electron microscopes (like they have at other Dunwoody schools) the poodle poop will hit the fan.  I'm not sure how many years those 'learning cottages' modulars were there, but DeKalb tax payers were RENTING them all these years.  

Hey DeKalb, how about just building an addition onto Vanderlyn? Sell seat licenses like they do at new football stadiums.  Anyone in Dunwoody can buy a seat license for $30,000.  The license is valid for six years (with an option to buy one additional year in case you decide to red-shirt your 1st grader or in case your kid fails a grade.  I bet I could sell 300 at $30,000 each ($9 million) in one weekend.  That's a better deal than St Jude or Mt Vernon! And after six years you can sell the seat for $10,000 and the new owner has to come up with only $15,000 more for the $25,000 renewal.  Renewal fees go toward renovations. I know, this is total fiction, but you readers know this would work if allowed.

Why bring up more rental trailers from Redan High School?  I'm headed over to Vandy at dusk with my metal detector to see if I can find some Vandy lunch money coins and MatchBox cars dropped on that field back in the 1980's.


Anonymous said...

Why didn't SPLOST expand Vanderlyn by adding seats? If the land can be used for trailers,"learning cottages" or "modulars" then they can build something better and permanent on it. Thanks for the update Dunwoody Talk.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand. I thought all the rental trailers were being returned and only the single-wides would be used from here on out. Are you saying they are making an exception at Vandy? If so, why?