Mahaffey Happenings

November 2018

Upcoming Dates:

November 8: Special Education Parent Night (details below)

November 9: Veteran's Day Program (details below)

November 9: Scottie Social Fall Festival 5p-8p at Mahaffey Elementary

November 12-16: Anti-Bullying Week with special presentation by HERO Martial Arts on 11/16

November 14: 5th Grade Girls Spinal Screening

November 15: Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

November 19-November 23: No School/Thanksgiving Break

November 29: Mahaffey Choir and Percussion Concert 6pm Mahaffey Cafeteria

November 30: Spirit Night at Spring Creek Athletics (Parent Night Out!)

December 6: Reading Express Night 5-630pm & 5th Grade Musical 630-7pm

Message from Mrs. Mason

"It's not about how much we give but how much love we put into giving."

-Mother Teresa

As we approach November and the start of the holiday season for many of us, let's work diligently to show our gratitude for one another and be joyful in our actions and choices. We are all very blessed and fortunate to be Mahaffey Scotties!

Every day I am truly amazed by our staff and our community through the love, joy and happiness that is never out of sight! This month, and always, I want you all to know that I am beyond thankful for the opportunity to serve and lead at Mahaffey!

I am thankful for our teachers who go above and beyond to keep reaching those aspiring academics for truly EVERY child,

I am thankful for our support and secretarial staff who keep us running and operating without skipping a beat,

I am thankful for all of our 850+ students who fill our classrooms, give us our daily purpose and always work harder than they did the day before, and

I am thankful for all of our parents and guardians who work endlessly to build our home/school connection and celebrate the importance and success of school and their students.

We hope you have an amazing, gratitude filled November and look forward to seeing you all at our Scottie Social on November 9!

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

Veteran's Day Program

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Mahaffey Culture4Caring Club

We are excited to introduce Klein’s Culture 4 Caring Club at Mahaffey Elementary! Culture 4 Caring Club is open to any student K-5 who is committed to promoting kindness, caring, unity, equality, originality and culture at Mahaffey Elementary and in our Klein community. Students who choose to join the Culture 4 Caring Club at Mahaffey will attend bi- monthly meetings to work on and plan activities creating a community of caring inside our school so that EVERY student feels included. Students who participate in the club are expected to demonstrate the values of caring, kindness and acceptance on a daily basis. If your child is interested in joining, please fill out and return the form coming this week to your child’s teacher. If you or your child are interested in ordering a Culture4Caring T-shirt, please order using the links below. We are excited to see the difference our students can make for one another on our campus!

Teal T-shirt Link:

Black T-shirt Link:

Our first Culture4Caring Meeting will be November 7 at 7:30am in the library.

Mahaffey Holiday Assistance

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 click here to fill out this Holiday Assistance Form listing 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 3rd to arrange a specific date and time for pick up. Thank you!

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.

November Event!

Scottie Social Fall Festival! Friday November 9 5pm-8pm
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Special Education Parent Night

Please RSVP using THIS LINK if you are interested in attending this Special Ed Parent Night - Fall Edition. You may also RSVP by calling our office at 832-249-4359.

Thank you, Amber Snyder

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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.

Library/MakerSpace Needs

The library is in need of EMPTY toilet paper, paper towel and wrapping paper rolls!

Parent University

If you haven't gotten to register to be part of Parent University, please do at the link below. We have received some great feedback on courses our parents want/need and are working on planning those now!

Clinic Information

KISD Policy for Birthday Snack orders/requests is 2 WEEKS advance notice, no exceptions.

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.