Mahanay News- March 9, 2020

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COVID-19 Precautions

As we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the Houston area, the District remains in contact with local, state and federal health agencies, all of which have stated that no action is required of school districts at this time. As advised, Alief ISD will continue to hold classes at this time, and we will continue to take all future guidance from local health officials regarding school operations.

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued updated guidance for schools to prepare and take action for COVID-19 which includes practices currently in place in Alief ISD. Such practices include:

  • Alief ISD campus custodial staff will continue to disinfect all district campuses and buildings with hospital-grade products.
  • AISD nurses are on staff at every campus and implementing practices and procedures with guidance from local health agencies.
  • All AISD campuses are provided a supply of hand sanitizer for staff, students and visitors.

If your student is sick, please keep them home. The AISD fever policy states that students and staff who have a fever of 100-degrees Fahrenheit or higher should remain home until they are fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

Alief ISD has set up a webpage dedicated to information, resources and district updates concerning COVID-19

Cowboy hats are still on sale!

We have restocked our cowboy hats, and they are on sale until supplies last! Your student may bring $5 to the office and choose their hat.

Students may wear their hats on Friday for Hoedown!

Join us for the Black History Program tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 10th is our black history program at 9am. Students will be performing and celebrating notable African Americans! We look forward to your attendance as we honor Black History! The program will start at 9am, and it should not last longer than 1 hour.

Please be sure to check in through the front office before joining us in the gym.

We can't wait to see you there!

Mahanay Hoedown is this Friday!

The Mahanay Elementary P.E. Department would like to cordially invite you to attend our Annual Hoedown this Friday, March 13th. Parents and families are encouraged to join us on this special occasion and have fun with your children.

The schedule is as follows:

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. --------------------------------Kindergarten

9:10 – 10:10 a.m. -------------------------------1st Grade

9:50 – 10:50 a.m. -------------------------------2nd Grade

12:20 – 1:20 p.m. -------------------------------3rd Grade

12:55 – 1:55 p.m. --------------------------------4th Grade

***PreK may dress up as well. They will participate in hoedown activities throughout the day in their classrooms.

Please allow your child to dress in western-style clothes on this very special day. If this is not possible, please have them wear their school uniform. No weapons or spurs permitted on campus. We ask that you monitor small children during the dances as they are not permitted on the floor with their siblings.

***If you would like your child to purchase a Kona Ice snow cone please send $2, $3, or $4 for a small, medium or large on March 13th.

If you would like your child to have an opportunity to take a picture with a pony in our petting zoo, please send $5 along with the bottom portion of the flyer that will come home this week to their teacher by March 6th. Pictures will be sent home the week after our Hoedown Festival.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Friday, March 13th. If you have any questions please, contact the Mahanay Elementary P.E. Department @ 281-983-8355.

STAAR Night is the Wednesday after Spring Break!

3rd and 4th grade parents and guardians are invited to join us for and informational STAAR meeting on Wednesday, March 25th from 5:30-7:00. You will learn tips on how to prepare your students for the STAAR tests and help them succeed. We will view sample reading passages and math problems.

Pizza will be served from 5:30-6:00. The informational meeting will start promptly at 6:00pm.

This night is designed for students in 3rd and 4th grade and their parents/guardians. Please do no bring children who are not enrolled in those grade levels.

Brighter Bites will be here this Wednesday!!

Our next shipment of Brighter Bites fruits and vegetables will arrive THIS WEDNESDAY, March 11th! We need your help on Wednesday from 11am-1pm. We will be putting all of the food in bags for our students! Each family receives at least 1 bag of fresh fruit and vegetables! The bags of fruits and vegetables will be picked up by families Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 by the gym.

If you are able to come and volunteer please email our new school secretary, Juana Lima, at

Mark Your Calendars

Mahanay's Star Students 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 in the classroom and outside of the classroom. Congratulations, Star Students of the Week!
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Artwork of the Week

This week's artwork was created by 3rd Grader, Minjie Tan. His artwork was entered into an art competition.
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2020-2021 Registration

If you know of any students that will be new to Mahanay next year, please use the link below to begin the registration process. This applies to PreK students (4 years of age by Sept. 1, 2020) and any students who might be moving to our zone next year.

If your student is returning to Mahanay next year, you do NOT need to register again.

Although online registration is open now, we cannot do further paperwork until April. Our registrar Ms. Martin will begin contacting you to schedule meetings as we get closer to April once online registration is complete. Please email if you have any questions.

Mahanay Dress Code

As the school year continues, we have noticed multiple students coming to school out of dress code. Below are the Mahanay dress code guidelines.

  • Any solid color collared shirts
  • Pants or knee-length shorts (khaki, navy, or blue jeans)
  • NO sweatpants
  • Leggings may be worn under skirts or dress, but may not be worn in place of pants
  • Dresses and skirts must be knee-length (Khaki or navy)
  • Fridays are college shirt day! Wear the college shirt of your choice!
  • Mahanay School Shirts can be worn any day of the week.

If your student comes to school out of dress code, they will have to sit in the office until the appropriate clothing can be brought to school for them.

Birthday Reminders

If it is your child's birthday, we want to celebrate him or her! Please feel free to send cupcakes with your child. Please send enough for the whole class. They will be shared and eaten at the end of the day. Please do not send juice. Students will have access to water if needed.

Lunch with your child is every Friday!

We welcome you to come and join your child for lunch in the cafeteria on Fridays.

PreK- 12:30-1:05

Kindergarten: 10:40-11:15

1st Grade: 10:50-11:30

2nd Grade: 11:50-12:30

3rd Grade: 11:30-12:05

4th Grade: 11:15-11:50