Mahanay News- December 5, 2022

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Pictures with Santa on Thursday, December 8th!

On Thursday, December 8th, Santa will be visiting Mahanay!

He will greet Mahanay students and take photos with them. Students can dress in festive attire to take their picture with Santa!

Pictures are $5.00 each. Envelopes have gone home. Please fill out the envelope and return it with money (cash only!) to your child's homeroom teacher.

Toddlers and preschoolers are welcome to have their picture taken with Santa as well. Siblings on campus can take pictures together. Please make sure to indicate on the envelope if you want siblings to take photos together.

Photos with Santa is a student fundraiser.

1st Grade APTT Parent Meeting - Thursday, December 8th - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Please join us this Thursday, Dec. 8, for our 2nd APTT Family Meeting. Like the first meeting, we'll come together to look at data and set a goal for our first graders to end the year successfully. Forms have been sent out for you to sign to confirm your attendance. Again, our meeting is this Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5-6pm. Childcare will be provided. We look forward to seeing you Thursday!

The NED show

Mahanay recently hosted an all school event called NED's Mindset Mission. We trust your student was encouraged by the show which taught about having a positive Mindset for learning and life!

Mindset Mission yoyos are still available for purchase to support the free show and message. If your student has already purchased a yoyo, here is an important link to help them get off to a good start with proper string length adjustment, click here

Additionally, here are a couple of our favorite follow up home resources from the Mindset Mission website. You may want to use these with your child as they are designed to go hand in hand wit the program.

String Adjusting at Home
NED's Six Trix
NED Coloring Face Masks
Parent Encouragement Notes

If you'd like additional resources, they are available here.

And don’t forget to ask your student what they learned in the show about having a growth mindset from YET the Yeti, Captain Kindly and during NED’s visit on the spaceship!

Educating together!

Hurricane Relief Drive - November 30 - December 14

Mahanay is hosting a Hurricane Relief Drive for those affected by hurricanes of the 2022 season. We are collecting non-perishable food items, gently used clothing and shoes, blankets, hygiene products, and small household appliances.

Anything you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

The Hurricane Relief Drive will take place November 30th – December 14th.

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December Dress Up Days

We like to keep it festive here at Mahanay in the month of December! Students are not required to participate in any events unless they choose to. Participation is voluntary and at the discretion of the student. If students do not participate, they must wear a regular school uniform.

Monday, December 5 – Wear red and white

Tuesday, December 6 – Be glad, wear plaid

Wednesday, December 7 – Wear warm ups (Warm Up Wednesday)

Thursday, December 8 – Pictures with Santa – Dress festive!

Friday, December 9 – Wear an ugly sweater

Monday, December 12 – Dress festive

Tuesday, December 13 – Wear a holiday hat or headband

Wednesday – December 14 – Wear warm ups (Warm Up Wednesday)

Thursday – December 15 – Wear holiday pajamas

Friday – December 16 – Wear holiday gear from head to toe!

Character Trait for the Month of December- Empathy

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Star Student of the Week

Each week your child's teacher will pick a Star Student of the Week. These students demonstrate respect to classmates and staff. These students try their best inside and outside of the classroom. Congratulations Star Students of the Week!
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Mark Your Calendars!

Car Riders - Important Information

Reminder - Parents of Car Rider Students

Car Tags are required to be displayed on your dashboard in order to pick up students through the car rider line. For the safety of our students, if you do not have a car tag clearly displayed on your dashboard, you will be asked to park your car and come inside to show the proper ID.

Mahanay Spirit T-Shirts - 2022-23 Edition are still on sale!

This year's T-Shirts are still on sale for $12. If you haven't already purchased your Mahanay Spirit Shirt, please stop by to purchase one!


Daily Schedule

  • School doors open at 7:15 a.m. daily
  • Pre-Kindergarten- 4th Grade- 7:55 a.m. -3:15 p.m.
  • Your child is tardy at 7:56 a.m.
  • If your child arrives after 8:05 a.m., they must be brought inside by whomever drops them off.

Students are tardy after 7:56 a.m., and a parent or guardian must escort the student inside if they arrive after 8:05.

Transportation Changes

If you need to change your child's transportation, please send a note in writing to your child's teacher. Make sure your child knows to give it to the teacher first thing in the morning. Transportation changes must be made prior to 2:30 p.m. the day of the transportation change.

The Start to a Good Day - Breakfast!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It gets our brain and body moving after a long night's rest. Breakfast is important for our students. If your child doesn't eat breakfast at home, he/she does have the opportunity to eat breakfast at school.

Please make sure to have your child at school by 7:45 a.m. to take advantage of our free breakfast. We ask that students arrive on time for breakfast so that they do not miss any learning in the classroom.

Mahanay Dress Code

TOP: Solid white, blue, yellow, green, or red shirts with collar (No logos)

BOTTOM: Jeans, navy blue or khaki/tan pants, shorts, skirts, or jumpers. Jeans may be worn everyday.

Wednesdays are School Spirit Days: Students may wear a School Spirit Shirt with jeans.

Fridays are College Days: Students may wear a shirt representing a college/university of their

choice with jeans.