Mahaffey Happenings

May 2019/Summer 2019

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Upcoming Dates and Events:

May 2- Mahaffey Choir Cluster Concert with Krimmel and Klein Oak Choirs

May 3- Special Olympics

May 6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 7- Mahaffey Choir and PLAID Percussion End of Year Concert 9am and 6:30pm

May 13-16 CLOSED CAMPUS for all visitors and volunteers due to STAAR Testing

(access to nurse on as needed basis permitted)

May 17 Mahaffey Field Day

8:15 – 8:45 Opening Ceremonies and morning announcements

8:45 – 10:45 AMpreK, K-2 8:45 – 10:45

10:45 – 12:30 lunch break

12:30 – 2:30 PMpreK, 3-5

May 20 Mahaffey's Got Talent Auditions (information below)

May 20 All library books due for turn in

May 22-24 Buy 1, get 1 FREE Book Fair! 8am-3pm daily

May 23 General PTO Assembly Meeting 8:30am (cafeteria)

May 23 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 9:00am (cafeteria)

May 23 Summer Fun ad Safety Community Kick Off Event 4:30-6:30 (Mahaffey courtyard and back parking lot- more details to come soon!)

May 24 Storybook Character Parade 8:30am

May 24 Mahaffey Hour of Honors for 1st-4th Grades (in mods/classrooms) 9:15-10:15

May 28 Muffins with Mom 7:00am-7:45am

May 28 Kindergarten Graduation 2pm-3pm (RSVP to be coming soon!)

May 29 5th Grade Award Ceremony 9am-10am (RSVP to come soon!); 5th Grade party 12:00-3:00 (volunteering parents can attend only)

May 30- "Mahaffey's Got Talent" Talent show (all day in gym)





July 17 New to Kindergarten Play Date! 10am to 12pm


August 2 Kindergarten Camp! 4:00pm-5:30pm

August 15 Meet the Teacher 19-20!! 4:30pm-6:00pm

August 19 First Day of Class

Message from Mrs. Mason

While we still have a good few weeks of school left, I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for a WONDERFUL school year! I have enjoyed this first FULL year as the proud principal of Mahaffey and am eager to see what amazing things we will keep doing as we grow.

The staff and I are beyond amazed at the growth, progress, and maturity we have seen in all of our Scotties! As we continue to develop ourselves in our PLAID Core Values, understand our roles in our Profiles of a Learner and Leader, and engage in our Community Circles, I know that our Promise to Purpose for truly EVERY child is possible.

Let me be the first to wish you and yours a restful, happy and enjoyable summer vacation doing what brings you all the most joy! Looking forward to finishing the year strong and getting ready to tackle the 2019-2020 school year!

As always, my administration team and I are always here to support you with any questions, comments or concerns and would also love to hear any celebrations and shout outs you may have, as well!

Glad to be PLAID,

Holly Mason

Mahaffey's Got Talent!

Auditions will be held during the school day on May 20, 2019. A panel of judges will determine which acts are chosen for the talent show on May 30th. Due to limited time, not all acts may make it to the school show on May 30th. Students may sign up to audition for a MAXIMUM of 2 acts. If auditioning for more than one act, one must be a group performance.

Students will be notified by Friday May 24, 2019 if they have made it to the school performance. Any questions can be directed to Lisa Kelley DEADLINE to submit applications for audition is WEDNESDAY May 15. No late applications will be accepted.

From Our Literacy Specialists!

Check out this great summer reading incentive/program for families!

School Supplies Sales for 2019-2020!

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/email/Dojo until it is after school-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.

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.