Mahaffey Happenings

November 2019

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Upcoming Dates:

November 8- Veteran's Day Celebration (Flyer below for details)

November 9-Mental Health Awareness Fair (Flyer below)

November 11-15- Friendship Week

November 14- HERO Martial Arts visit all classes during specials

November 12- Papa John's Spirit Night

November 19- Picture Retakes

November 21- Scotties on the MOVE-Details to come soon

November 22- Kindergarten Thanksgiving celebration 2:00pm

November 25-29 NO SCHOOL. Thanksgiving Holiday

Message from Mrs. Mason

ThankFULL. Thankful is simply an understatement for how I feel getting to lead this amazing campus filled with the BEST students in Klein ISD. We have such an unwavering amount of support, commitment and love from all stakeholders in our system and it makes such a difference in our quest to make Promise2Purpose a reality for every Scottie.


Thank you so much to all of the families and community members who came to our super fun Scottie Social. I think we were hugely successful, even with the quick plan to move inside. Also, many thanks to everyone who came to our Trunk or Treat event and engaged in some fun and learning for our students! Campus Kids LLC was an amazing sponsor for us to pull it off well and we are very thankful for their partnership in educating and supporting Mahaffey!


This month, I would like to encourage you to help make reasons for others to be thankful by trying to complete as many of these 40 random acts of Kindness with your children.


My team and I wish you all a great month and hope you are able to have many moments of thanks and gratitude with your loved one.


Glad to be PLAID,

Holly Mason, Principal

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Klein ISD Mental Health Fair

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Counselor's Corner:

Holiday Assistance Form Link - The holidays are a wonderful time of year! It is a time for giving and sharing. Mahaffey Elementary will be assisting families in need for Christmas this year. We will be able to help supplement with a few gifts for the holiday season. If your family is needing this assistance, please list the name, age and interests of the Mahaffey students living in your home. This form will be available until Friday, November 16th. Pick up dates for the toys will be Dec. 17-19th. Parents will be contacted at the phone number listed on the form after December 9th to arrange a specific date and time for pick up. Thank you!

Veteran's Day

For the Veterans day program we are going to have a slideshow. Ifyou have a family member past or present in the military that you would like added please send the photo in by email with the following:

Picture with veteran’s name, branch, and rank.

Mahaffey student name(s), and relationship to student.

Send to Lisa Kelley at lkelley1@kleinisd.net by Wednesday November 6 at 3pm. If you submit a photo after that deadline, your picture will not be in the slideshow. If you have sent pictures in the past, Mrs. Kelley still has them.

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Some Ways to Support Mahaffey:

General Financial Donations Directly to Mahaffey!

-Mahaffey Elementary is always accepting help in the form of money donations. General donations can be sent to Tawny Benoit (tbenoit1@kleinisd.net)Financial Secretary for Mahaffey. If you would like to make an online donation, she can assist you in the process. Cash or check is also accepted. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and can provide you with information to complete on your taxes for claim.


*If you are a business owner, we would LOVE to partner with you!!

Contact Tawny Benoit for ways you can support

Please also connect with our PTO President Tiffany Bumbaugh at tbumbaugh@live.com


Join PTO!

-By joining PTO you are not required to physically and formally volunteer, although we would love to have you help in one or more of the MANY ways you can volunteer. You are putting forth fiscal help as well and partnering with our primary community organization that helps bring resources into our school that we might not be able to have otherwise.


Become a WatchDOG Dad Volunteer!

-We love having positive, male role models working with our students and setting great examples in your dedication to education. WatchDOGS can sign up to spend either all day Thursday or Friday here on our campus experiencing many fun activities and helping us make a difference. Contact mahaffey.watchdogs@gmail.com


Attend Our Events:

-Any time we host an event, try your best to attend. This shows your student that school is an important and welcoming place. Studies have shown, increased attendance at extracurricular and other after school events increase student success and positively influence the home-school connection.

Tidbits from our Literacy Specialists

Please see some great tips at this link below:


7 Tips for Raising Kids Who Love to Read

Transportation/Attendance Reminders:

Dismissal Notices:

If your child will be going home a different way, please let the FRONT OFFICE and your child's TEACHER know right away. Telling the teacher is wonderful, but sometimes they can't check voicemail or email until it is after school-so your best option is always the main front office.

We ask that you have the call made by 2:30pm. If messages are not cleared or given in time, please know the teachers are trained to send kids home their regular way unless told otherwise by administration. We CANNOT take a child's word for it when it comes to leaving school safely.


Walker/Car Rider reminder:

While we know the line can sometimes be long, please be sure you are not sending your child home a walker but parking in front of the school to bypass our lines. It has been reported that many cars are doing so and obstructing traffic and safety for our students. We ask that you please follow our dismissal procedures, and be courteous of our neighborhood traffic.

Parent University

Parent University – Parent University encourages the active participation of families in schools by offering multiple opportunities to engage in sessions related to Academics, Health & Wellness, and Personal Growth & Development. Mahaffey Elementary will sponsor several events this year through our “Scotties on the M.O.V.E. Program” as part of Parent University along with events offered through the district. In order to earn the distinction as a Parent University Graduate, attendance is required at 5 or more events throughout the year. Please use the link below to sign up if you would like to be part of this great family engagement program. We look forward to working with you to support your student’s success here at Mahaffey!

Parent University Sign Up Link

Parent University Calendar of Events Link


Nurtured Heart Parent University 4 Week Course Links – English, Spanish

Clinic Information

Emergency Contact Information is REQUIRED for the nurses office. It is imperative that we be able to contact guardians in the event of your child being sick or in an emergency.


If your child has a temp of 100.0 or higher please keep them home until they are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing (Tylenol, Motrin) medication.


Please be sure that your Kinder and 1st grade students are sent with an extra pair of clothes in case those unforeseen accidents happen.

Mahaffey Core Values

At Mahaffey Elementary we are Glad to be PLAID!

We believe that our sole purpose is to ensure that all kids leave us with a continued promise in fulfilling their purpose in life. We feel that to accomplish this, students must be given foundational pillars that guide us all in to well-rounded individuals who are capable of anything. When we say we are PLAID, we mean we are/have:

Positive Purpose

Learners Leading

Aspiring Academics

Innovative Ideas

Dedicated Discipline

Custodial Notification

Please assist us in the handling of custody related issues. It is the responsibility of the parents to provide the principal a certified copy of the court order affecting any other person’s right to their children. Should you have any questions please call Holly Mason at 832-375-8220.