Mahaffey Happenings

October 2018

Upcoming Dates:

October 5-No School(Staff workday)

October 8-No School (Columbus Day)

October 10-School Picture Day!

October 12-Skating Money due (Skating Unit begins October 15)

October 15- Free Flu Shot Clinic (must have registered in advance online, please note parents are unable to attend due to HIPPA regulations)

October 17-Zazza Pizza Spirit Night!

October 22-26 Red Ribbon Week

October 23- GT Event at Klein Forest High School

Parent Info Session:Social Emotional Support for GT Students & Families

Student Challenge: And Justice for All-Equity on Trial

October 30-Scotties on the Move TRUNK-or-TREAT at Pine Trace Village DR Horton Model Home site 4:15-6:00

Message from Mrs. Mason

October already? It's hard to believe we are already approaching what many would call, "the holiday season!" While the year is moving quick, so many great things are being done.

Many thanks to everyone who came out to our Open House last month-it was great turnout and a huge success! We are always grateful for your partnership in your student's education.

Also, a big thank you for the support of our fall Scholastic Book Fair-numerous books are now in the hands of our students and we are thrilled that they get to bring these items home to enjoy with you.

Spring Creek Spirit Night is always delicious and we had a great turn out there, as well.

Thank you, again, for all you to do to make Mahaffey the greatest school around!

My admin team and I are always here to support our community and families. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Thank you,

Holly Mason, Principal

Charla Wilson, Assistant Principal

Jonathan Harvell, Assistant Principal

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 Carrie Rentfro ( 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 Carrie Rentfro for ways you can support

Please also connect with our PTO Rresident Tiffany Bumbaugh at

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.

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.

Scotties on the Move-October Event!

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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.

Tidbits from Mrs. Rodriguez & Ms. Schuh

Tips and resources to help you get ready for the best school year yet!

Spanish Site for Parents

Al igual como se necesita una aldea para criar a un niño, también se necesita toda una comunidad escolar para ayudar a los estudiantes bilingües. Las siguientes secciones de recursos brindan orientación sobre los elementos necesarios y cuentan con una serie de videos relacionados, guías y hojas ...

Tomball Library-lots of great classes

Parent University

In the coming weeks we will be sending out information about our new Parent University program we will be kicking off with guidance from the Klein Family Engagement Department.

We are looking forward to building a partnership between our parents, school and staff and working to make sure we are all in line with our modern school atmosphere and various things we can do to be our best for our kids.

Several events will be held throughout the year that will include specific topics of parental interest to support and build us all to guarantee the best in and out of school experiences for our Scottie students.

Some events may include healthy lifestyles, English classes, enrichment opportunities and more!

Be on the lookout for this AMAZING initiative coming soon!

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.

VISION/HEARING Screening will be performed October 1st-3rd (EC/PK/KINDER/1ST/3RD/5TH), if your child wears glasses or contacts please ensure they have those with them.

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.