Knightly News

November Issue

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Letter from the Nurse's Corner

Dear Parent/Guardian of 8th grade boys and 7th grade girls:


Kahla Middle School will be conducting spinal screening on November 30th and December 1st. The purpose of spinal screening is to detect the signs of abnormal curves of the spine at their earliest stages so that the need for treatment can be determined. Scoliosis, a common spinal abnormality found in adolescents, is a sideways twisting of the spine. It is usually detected in children between 10 and 14 years of age. Kyphosis, sometimes called round back, is an exaggerated rounding of the upper back and is often confused with poor posture. Many cases of curvature of the spine are mild and require only ongoing observation by a physician when they are first diagnosed. Others can worsen with time as the child grows and require active treatment such as bracing and surgery. Early treatment can prevent the development of a severe deformity, which can affect a person’s appearance and health.


The procedure for screening is simple. Screeners who have been specially trained will look at your child’s back while he/she stands and then bends forward. For this examination, boys and girls will be seen separately and individually.

Parents will be notified of the results of the screening only if professional follow-up is necessary. This screening procedure does not replace your child’s need for regular health care and checkup.


According to state law, all students in grades 6 and 9 (or grades 5 and 8) must receive the spinal screening. If, for religious reasons, you do not wish to have your child screened, you are to submit an affidavit of religious exemption to this office no later than November 15th.


Thank you for your cooperation,


Sincerely,

Sarah Attias, RN, BSN

Save the date

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Parent Empowerment Forum

Saturday, Nov. 13th, 8am-12pm

16212 West Little York Road

Houston, TX

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

National Native American Heritage Month

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November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.

Veterans Day - November 11th

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Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, who are people who have served in the United States Armed Forces

Ways to be Thankful

As Thanksgiving approaches, it is the perfect time to help our students think about what gratitude means.


Gratitude is a powerful way to turn around your thinking – on the one hand, the cup can be half empty. On the other hand, it can be half full. It all depends on your perspective and the gratitude perspective will always allow a person to see what is good or even great about their situation.


It is therefore vital to teach children from early on the power of gratitude in their own lives, both as an attitude of mind and as an emotional motivator to keep going.


Here are 3 ways for you to begin…


1. Help your children to notice and be thankful for all the fun things life has to offer by actively pointing out the wonders around them on a regular basis. Focus on nature and help children to see the beauty around them daily, from the birdsong and the trees to the mighty mountains and rivers of their country.

2. Thank your children when they do something kind or good. Whatever it is, when it's their idea to do something for others, show gratitude for it. Occasionally throw in a free hug and a "Thank you for being you. I love you so much."

3. Listen for children’s laughter and babies chatter. Comment on it frequently so that your children find it perfectly normal to seek out the happy, beautiful human sounds and to actively seek laughter. By remarking on such positive emotions in humans around their own age, they will be encouraged to see this as an expected norm. By bringing out the best in our kids, we can only imagine what blessings they could bring. Anything worthwhile takes a lot of time and effort. It’s up to all of us to make it happen

Important Reminders

Thanksgiving Break

All schools and facilities will be closed on November 22nd - 26th for Thanksgiving break.

Food Delivery Services

This is a reminder that we do not accept Food Deliveries for students. This is a safety issue as we cannot verify who is sending food.

After School Tutorials

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Connect with Kahla Middle School

Home Access Center

Home Access Center allows access to a student's various information, including schedule, assignments, scores and attendance.

Be sure to follow us on all social media accounts so you CAN CONTINUE TO GET INFORMATION THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

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School Messenger

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CFISD District News

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