The Knightly News

Maxine Phelan Elementary April 24-28, 2023

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Phelan Artwork on sale NOW! (Click Here)

Purchase your Student's artwork! Type Phelan for the school, your student's name, and print their talents on mugs, shirts, etc.

Upcoming Events

This Week

April 24-28: Double Good Gourmet Popcorn (Kingdom Challenge)

April 25: 5th grade Science STAAR

April 26: Pre-K/ Kinder Round-Up

April 26: Dress to IMPRESS (Order of Superintendent Julio)

April 28: Parents Knight Out! (Back by Popular Demand)

Next Week

May 2-4: 3rd-5th grade Math STAAR

May 5: Donuts with Grown-ups

May 5: Kingdom Color Out

Upcoming Weeks

May8-12: Teacher Appreciation Week!


Happy Sunday Phelan Parents-

WOW!!! What a week. Phelan elementary had its very first STAAR testing week and I am overwhelming impressed with the student dedication to their learning. Although we will not receive scores until later this summer, I am excited to see what happens because at this point, it is not a lack of effort on the teacher or the student.

The 1st grade field trip to Blessington Farms was a hit! Students were able to see camels, goats, parrots, ride trikes, maneuver tire mountain, slide, use the jumping pad (ginormous inflated trampoline, learn to rope calves, fish, duck races and more. It was a blast! My favorite? The pedal cars!

The 3rd grade crew headed to Long Acres Ranch for their field trip and learned how to collect fish bait, how to cast, learned about Texas native fish, and then were able to fish on their own. Students were catching some of the largest bass I have ever seen, others caught catfish, but no matter what, the students had fun learning from Texas State Parks and Wildlife.

Friday was the Knight Store where students were able to spend their Knight Bucks earned from Reading, Dreambox completion, or demonstrating qualities represented on the Knight's Code.

Overall, last week was a massive success and we have another one on the horizon!

This Week (Detailed):


~ A Kingdom Fundraiser Challenge begins tomorrow. It does not require any door to door selling, collection of dollars, or distribution of product. The 4 day fundraiser opens at 5:00 PM. Your student's teacher will be sending specific information.


~ The 5th grade Science STAAR exam. Please note that visitors will not be allowed on campus Tuesday.

~ Kindergarten/ Pre-K Round-up officially opens April 25 through May 5.


~ Kindergarten/ Pre-K Round-up Late Night Registration from 5:30-7:30 PM. Please see flier for details.

~ As his first order of business, Superintendent Julio (second grade Ray elementary student superintendent for the day) has issued an Executive Order to proclaim Wednesday, April 26 as Dress to Impress Day for the District. All students and staff are highly encouraged to join in on the fun by wearing their best professional attire.


~ Parent's Knight Out! Phelan is excited to announce our second Parent's Knight Out! We have created a FUN Friday evening for our Knights with water balloon games, an obstacle course, a movie, slime making, and more! Pizza and drinks will be provided. Additional snacks for sale. It's going to be a fun evening!

Please check out all Campus and District Fliers below. Important updated information on Pre-K Blue track events, swimming summer camps, Friends of Phelan newsletter, and Teacher newsletters below.

IMPORTANT Reminders:

Attendance is vital. A student cannot learn necessary curriculum if they are not in class. School starts at 7:30 AM.

Phelan spirit wear is on sale at the campus! The nice people at Southern Ink Envy brought us inventory this week for immediate purchase. Get yours while it lasts!

Be sure your student is reading 30 minutes EVERY SINGLE NIGHT to earn their Knight Bucks We will visit the Knight store in February. Every night a student can earn 1 knight buck and February will be here before we know it. Reading is THE gateway to all learning.

Parent Parking: DO NOT PARK on the bus driveway road. This is a traffic violation indicated by the painted curbs that read, "No parking."

Parent Parking: Do NOT PARK in the front parking Lot and walk your student to the Phelan doors in the morning drop-off.

Every Phelan employee and student MUST wear an ID and lanyard. This is a district and campus requirement. A student who is not wearing their lanyard will be issued 1 warning with a fix-it ticket. The second violation is lunch detention. Multiple lunch detentions leads to in-school suspension. If your student has lost their ID and/or lanyard, your student can purchase a new one at the front desk.

The prices are as follows:

ID: $5.00

Lanyard: $2.00

Case: $1.00

I hope everyone has a tremendous week!

Should you need anything, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please check out the Phelan Knights Facebook page for pictures and videos.

Respect. Honor. Commitment.


See everyone tomorrow.


Kevin Croft

District News

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Friends of Phelan News

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RSVP Link (Click Here)

Please RSVP for this special parent event.

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Pegasus/ ECSE Newsletter

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Pre-K Division Newsletter

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Kinder Division Newsletter

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1st Grade Division Newsletter

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2nd Grade Division Newsletter

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3rd Grade Division Newsletter

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4th Grade Division Newsletter

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5th Grade Division Newsletter

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School Cafe Information (Click Here)

SchoolCafé is a quick and easy way to stay on top of nutrition, ingredients, and allergies displayed for meals and individual items and submit eligibility applications for Free & Reduced Meal Benefits.

Child Nutrition Department

For more information about LCISD Child Nutrition department and a close-up of the below flyer.

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Official Dress Code

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Instructional Calendar

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The Knight's Code

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AVAHI: The Kingdom of Creativity and Individualism

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KURAGO: The Kingdom of Courage and Leadership

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Lealta: The Kingdom of Loyalty and Friendship

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UBUNTU: The Kingdom of Connection and Character

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The Phelan Support Staff

Contact List

Kevin Croft- Principal:

Mylanda Broussard- Dean of Students:

Michelle Cardwell- Administrative Assistant:

Jordan Qualls- Counselor:

Nicole Herrera- Nurse:

Brooke Hall- Reading Interventionist:

Brandy Tristan- Librarian:

Amy Vyvial- Curriculum Specialist:

Phelan Attendance Boundary

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