Mahanay News- January 4, 2018

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Welcome Back!!!

We hope you enjoyed your holidays and time with family. We miss the students and are looking forward to getting back into the swing of things! Students have off on Monday and classes will resume Tuesday as usual. Enjoy your weekend!

Come join us for our Restorative Practice Workshop for Parents

Date: This Monday, January 7, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. English version or 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Spanish version

Location: Liestman Elementary Parent Center (please note that the meeting is not at Mahanay)

Liestman Elementary is located at 7610 Synott Rd. The Liestman phone number is 281.983.8348

**Child care will be provided for children and Mahanay students can join the workshop if they would like. **

What are restorative practices?

By definition, Restorative Practices is a differentiated approach to building and sustaining relationships in order to better manage student and adult behavior. There are two focal points we will be focusing on as we begin this relational/restorative journey. The first focus is a proactive-shift towards building greater, genuine relationships in the classroom; teacher-to-student, student-to-teacher, and student-to-student. The second focus allows us to shift our mindset from attempting to fix students who break rules, to a more restorative process that provides opportunities to respond in ways that repair relationships which have been impacted due to an individual’s misbehaviors or actions. This shift in mindset allows for individuals who have impacted one another to be brought together in a safe space (aka Circle) to acknowledge; how they have been impacted, take accountability & responsibility for their actions, identify what needs to happen to make things right, and establish a plan for making things right.

How to Eat Healthy-ish During the Holidays

Meredith McGrath, RD answers the question of the season with 5 simple tips to help keep your holiday eating enjoyable and healthy-ish.


And, S&S Worldwide and the Alliance For A Healthier Generation have teamed up to create this fitness calendar for the month of December 2018. Winter Break is a great opportunity for kids to spend time exercising with their family and friends. Students are challenged each day to participate in the activities listed on the calendar.

Mahanay's Star Students of the Week