Koala News

Kings Manor Elementary, December 2022

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UIL Competition

Before the Thanksgiving break, our UIL team participated in a district UIL competition. We are so proud to announce that Kings Manor placed 4th overall! Additionally, the following students placed in their events:

Olivia V. - 3rd in Music Memory

Weston K. - 1st place in Music Memory

Adrian B. - 3rd place in Number Sense

Abigail D. - 2nd place in 5th Grade Ready Writing

Emily K. - 2nd place in 4th Grade Ready Writing

Caroline A. - 1st place in 3rd Grade Ready Writing

We are so proud of all of our UIL participants and coaches for their hard work and dedication. You represented KME well!

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December Events

Join as for the Dress up Days of December! We have suggested a different dress up theme for each day of school in the month of December. See the graphic below for details.

December 1: Photos with Santa. Details were sent home via Remind.

December 6: NCISD Christmas Parade

December 12-14: PTO Holiday Shop

December 14: KME Holiday Choir Concert

December 14: Last day to Pre-register for the classroom Holiday Parties

December 15: Classroom Holiday Parties

December 18: Last Day to Purchase a 2022-23 Yearbook!

December 16 - January 2: Winter Break


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$5 pictures with Santa will be held on December 1st during the school day! If you would like for your child to participate please complete the form below and turn in to the front office. You may prepay using the link below or send cash along with the form. Pictures will be delivered on December 2nd and proceeds benefit 5th grade Carolina Creek camp! **cash only on December 1st - prepay ends Wednesday, November 30th**



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We are excited to invite our Koala family to watch NCISD's Christmas Parade on December 6th! There will be more than 20 floats, including Santa Claus!

The parade route runs around Randall Reed Stadium on Valley Ranch Parkway and Valley Ranch Blvd. Come cheer us on as we pass by on our float!


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If you plan to attend your child's Holiday Party on December 15th, please be sure to stop by the front office during school hours between December 5th & 14th to pre-register. Pre-registering saves time by allowing you to bypass the front office check-in line and go straight to the staff entrance at party time. Please note that you only those listed in Skyward as parent/guardian or emergency contact can attend class parties. The safety of our students is our top priority!


Classroom Holiday Parties

Each classroom will host a holiday party on our last day of school, December 15th. Please see below for the party schedule:
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Absence Reporting

If your student is absent from school, you can report the absence and upload doctor notes, etc. here: https://forms.newcaneyisd.org/Forms/AttendanceNotes

Free and Reduced Lunch

This year our school lunches are no longer free for all students. The cost of a lunch is $3.00. If you have not done so already, please log in to School Cafe to complete a lunch application. Click here to complete the form: https://www.schoolcafe.com/ncisdnutrition


Counselor's Corner

KME Counselor Contact Information

Christie Fernandez, M.Ed., LPC



7 Mindsets

The mindset for November and December is Attitude of Gratitude. The Attitude of Gratitude Mindset teaches us the importance of seeking the positives from every experience and being thankful for all that we have. Through this mindset, we learn that we can use the positives or the negatives of our lives as the foundation on which to build.

Thank You KME Families!!!

Thank you to everyone who donated food for the food drive. The food was donated to Gram's Love, a nonprofit organization. The food has already helped many students and families in the Tarkington area.

Congratulations to the House of Freedom/Blue House!

The House of Freedom

House Color: Blue

House Motto: 100% Accountable

The House of Freedom:

Is 100% Accountable, And Responsible For Our Actions

The House of Freedom/Blue House brought in 242 items for the food drive benefiting Gram's Love. To show their appreciation, Gram's Love will be providing popsicles for each student in Blue House.

Backpack Buddy Program

Many children rely on school meals for breakfast and lunch during the week but go home to little or no meals on the weekends. The Houston Food Bank’s Backpack Buddy program works to fill the weekend gap for chronically hungry children by providing nutritious, child-friendly food for children to take home over the weekend during the school year.
Backpack Buddy Program Application

Please complete the application if you are interested in participating in the backpack buddy program. You may turn the application into Christie Fernandez


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