Mahanay News- March 4, 2019

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Our Spring Fundraiser has started!!

The popcorn fundraiser will last from now until March 25th. We will sell gourmet popcorn for $2.00 each. Please fill out the presale order form that was sent home with your student, and return it to your child's teacher by March 25th.

All students that sell at least 25 bags will get to attend a very special Popsicle party!!!

Big Art Day is coming up!

Big Art Day is next Thursday, March 7th, and it is an art event to raise awareness of art education and art as a creative force in our communities on a BIG statewide scale. It is an attempt by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) to engage all art educators, their students and communities in a single day art event. Our art teacher, Ms. Schiffman, has planned many events to help our students celebrate ART!

You are invited to help volunteer to make Big Art Day a success! If you are a volunteer who has been cleared through the district and would like to help with Big Art Day, please email

If you would like to attend Big Art Day with you student, the schedule is as follows:

8:45 – 9:40 – Kindergarten

9:50 – 10:45 – Third Grade

10:55 – 11:50 – First Grade

12:35 – 1:30 – Fourth Grade

1:40 – 2:35 – Second Grade

Mahanay Hoedown is Next Friday!

The Mahanay Elementary P.E. Department would like to cordially invite you to attend our Annual Hoedown next Friday, March 8th. Parents and families are encouraged to join us on this special occasion and have fun with your children!

The schedule is as follows:

8:30-9:30- Kindergarten

9:10- 10:10- 1st Grade

9:50-10:50- 2nd Grade

12:20-1:20- 3rd Grade

12:55-1:55- 4th Grade

Please allow your child to dress in western style clothes on this very special day. If this is not possible, please have them wear their school uniform. We ask that you monitor small children during the dances as they are not permitted on the floor with their siblings for safety reasons.

If you would like for your child to purchase a Kona Ice snow cone, please send $2, $3, or $4 for a small, medium, or large snow cone with them on March 8th. Students are also able to purchase BBQ if they bring back the menu (sent home) with their selection circled and money for their food.

You can also purchase a picture of your child with a pony at our petting zoo. Please send $5 with your chld by March 4th. Pictures will be sent home the week after the Hoedown Festival.

If you have any questions, please contact the Mahanay Elementary P.E. Department @ 281-983-8355.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Kindergarten Round Up- Thursday, March 21, 2019

Will Your Child or a child you know be ready to enter Kindergarten in August of 2019 in Alief ISD?

Join Us for Our Annual Kindergarten Round-Up!

  • VIP On-Site Enrollment
  • Free Backpack
  • Fun Activities for Future Kindergarteners
  • Classroom Tour
  • Story Time
  • Parent Meeting

The kindergarten round up will be held at Mahanay on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

If you have any questions please call Mahanay at 281-983-8355.

Family U Conference

The Alief Family and Community Engagement program cordially invites all families and community members to our annual FREE Dare, Dream, Do Family U Conference, on Saturday, March 23 from 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Hastings Ninth Grade Center. The Family U Conference includes over twenty sessions with a variety of topics. Sessions are in both English and Spanish. Childcare is provided for ages 4 and up. Food and tons of prizes are offered during the day. Also our talented students will perform and local community partners will be in a attendance. Register online at or at the conference on Saturday, March 23 beginning at 7:30 a.m. We look forward to enjoying the day with our Alief families.

Mahanay is creating a cookbook!

In an effort to raise funds for the Spark Park, we have decided to create a Mahanay cookbook! We want your recipes!! They can be dessert recipes, family recipes, or something that just tastes great! You can submit more than one!

You can click the button below to type in the recipe information or you can submit your recipe to . Please include: Student name, parent email address, ingredients, and directions. All recipes need to be submitted or email to the address above no later than March 22nd!

We will also have a contest for the cover of the cookbook! Students will be able to draw and compete to have their artwork on the cover! The contest will take place at school.

Mahanay Cookbook Recipe

To submit a recipe to the Mahanay cookbook, you may either click the link and fill out the form, or you may send your recipe to

Cookbook Sample- Either click the button above or email a word document with the information below

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Mark Your Calendars

National School Breakfast Week March 4-8, 2019

Mark your calendar for National School Breakfast Week—March 4-8, 2019! The #NSBW19 theme is “Start Your Engines With School Breakfast,” which is designed to show parents, students, and school officials the benefits of fueling up for the day with a healthy school breakfast. Stay tuned for more information!

Lunch with your child is every Friday!

We welcome you to come and join your child for lunch in the cafeteria on Fridays.

Kindergarten: 11:25-12:00

1st Grade: 12:00-12:40

2nd Grade: 11:05-11:40

3rd Grade: 10:50-11:30

4th Grade: 11:35-12:10