Koala News

Kings Manor Elementary, September 2021


From the Principal:

KME Families,

It's hard to believe that it's already September and we are celebrating the first full month of school! Our staff and students are doing a phenomenal job so far this school year creating routines and procedures that will help all students be successful during the school day. We are starting to set our academic goals for the year and look forward to sharing those with you at our Open House. Thank you, parents, for following the guidelines of walking your children inside when they are tardy and for following our dismissal procedures. We have consistently completed afternoon dismissal at or before 3:30pm, which was our goal! We appreciate all of your support as we educate our #kmekoalas. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

Stacey Paine


7 Mindsets

For the month of September, our Mindset of the Month is: Passion First!
  • Focus on strengths
  • Explore your interests
  • Take a stand
  • Be authentic

Click here to read this month's parent newsletter from 7 Mindsets.

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KME Houses

Most of our new #kmekoalas have already had the opportunity to spin the wheel to be placed into a House. T-shirts have also been given to students who are new to KME. We will be sending home an order form soon for anyone who wants/needs to get a new shirt. House Days will be on Fridays this year. Students are encouraged to wear their House shirts, or dress in their House color, each Friday.


KME Book Fair

Our Fall Book Fair will take place on September 7th-10th. Students will be able to shop during their scheduled library time, or on another day of the week with teacher permission. Grandparents, parents, and families are invited to shop with us during our Grand Event on Thursday, September 9th from 3:30-5:30.

Grand Event, Thurs. Sept 9, 2021, 3:30-5:30, KME Library


Tardy Policy

Our tardy bell rings at 7:30. Any student who arrives after this time will need to be escorted into the building by an adult and signed in.


Pay to Play Party Hat Day

In celebration of completing the first month of the school year and the start of our Book Fair, students are invited to participate in our Pay to Play Party Hat day! Students can pay $1 to wear a party hat to school this Friday, September 3rd.

*No child will ever be excluded for not paying.*

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Important Dates

September 3rd - Pay to Play Day (details above)

September 6th - Student holiday, no school

September 7th-10th - KME Book Fair

September 9th - KME Grand Event, 3:30-5:30pm

September 10th - Last day of Book Fair, Patriot Day (wear red, white, & blue)

September 14th - 2nd grade Eddie Eagle program with NCISD Police Department

September 18th - Story Walk Saturday

September 20th - NCISD School Board meeting, fundraiser kickoff with Big Kahuna

& 6:30 PTO meeting in the cafeteria

September 21st - 5:30 Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting

& 6:00-7:00 KME Open House

September 30th - Fall Picture Day for all students


Diversity Talks

Here at KME, we love to celebrate the diverse cultures that make up our amazing campus. In the spirit of this, we are looking for students, community members, or parents who would like to share a piece of their culture with the students at KME. Specifically, read a story or a poem that recognizes the contributions of various groups/cultures that make up our school community. If you or your child are interested in creating a video in WeVideo (students have access to this through ClassLink), please complete this form and we will reach out to you. We look forward to featuring our own #kmekoalas when celebrating our diversity each month.

September - Hispanic Heritage month

October - Global Diversity Awareness month

November - American Indian Heritage month

December - Traditions Around the World

January - Lunar New Year/Asian Heritage month

February - African American Heritage month

March - Women's History month

April - Middle Eastern Heritage month

May - Asian Pacific-American Heritage month

Story Walk Saturday

Storywalk Saturday Info - Saturday, September 8th.


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