Koala News

Kings Manor Elementary, March 2023

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News Around Campus

Upcoming Events

March 2 -March Madness Math Night (Find more information on social media.)

March 3 - PTO Fun Run during Specials

March 7 - Math Mock STAAR for 3rd-5th grade

March 9 - Science Mock STAAR for 5th grade only

March 10 - Teacher In-service Day - no school for students

March 27-31 - Spring Book Fair


Thank you!

Big thanks to our parents and community who have relentlessly helped us fundraise to benefit the students and staff of Kings Manor Elementary.
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STAAR Testing

This year our STAAR test dates will begin a bit earlier than in years past. We are excited about the change, as it gives our students time to rest and recharge in between testing sessions. Please see the schedule below and plan for your child to be present on testing dates. As a reminder, only our third, fourth, and fifth grade students will be taking the STAAR test. Third and fourth grade students test in both Reading and Math; fifth grade students test in Reading, Math, and Science. Any student who does not complete the TEA-required STAAR tests for the grade level will be required to complete 30 hours of tutoring in each tested subject by the end of the subsequent school year. For more information, please reference Texas House Bill 4545. Finally, parents please note that our campus will be closed to visitors on all testing dates.
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Mock STAAR Testing

Parents, please take note of our Mock STAAR schedule below. Our campus is closed to visitors on all testing dates.
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Students can access Canvas from any device by going to https://launchpad.classlink.com/ncisd and clicking the Canvas icon.

Parents can access Canvas by going to https://newcaneyisd.instructure.com/. If you do not have an account, sign up! If you already have an account, simply sign in. Click the "Forgot Password" button to reset your password.


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Kings Manor PTO - Fun Run- Last Day to Register!


Time is almost up for our KME Koala Fun Run fundraiser. If you haven’t yet, be sure to register your

student(s) on MYBOOSTER.COM and check out the giving and sharing features.

Just for sharing, you can earn some pretty cool rewards, like a trip to Disney for your family.

Don’t turn into a pumpkin ! Register and share your donation page today MYBOOSTER.COM.


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Counselor's Corner

KME Counselor Contact Information

Christie Fernandez, M.Ed., LPC



7 Mindsets: 100% Accountable

The mindset for the month of March is 100% Accountable. The 100% Accountable Mindset teaches the importance of being responsible for our own happiness and success. Being 100% Accountable means deciding not to be victims of the past and recognizing that the future is not predetermined, so our lives are what we choose in the present moment and each moment moving forward. In these lessons, we help students focus on recognizing our fears and excuses. This mindset is about the importance of breaking down barriers and taking responsibility for our thoughts and actions. It also allows us to free our minds and focus our energy on taking the critical steps toward our goals.

Parenting Tip: Friendship Drama

The other day my daughter came home from school in tears because her best friend wouldn't play with her that day. It broke my heart to see her so upset.

When our kids come to us with a problem like this, it can be tough to know what to do. We might think:

"Do I get involved?”

“What should I say?”

“How can I help my child get over this?"

As parents, we want to fix our children’s problems and protect them from feeling hurt. But a more powerful approach is to let your child experience the hurt feelings and conflict from a safe distance.

Supporting your child through their emotions rather than trying to fix their problems, allows your child to feel their feelings and learn how to process them in a way that works for them (a lifelong skill!).

"Coaching Your Child Through Friendship Drama," offers examples and scripts to help you have those tough conversations with your child as you guide them through their friendship struggles.


Woodridge Forest Middle School, Dogwood Elementary, Kings Manor Elementary , and Valley Ranch Elementary campuses were awarded the Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas CREST) award. The CREST award is sponsored by the Texas School Counselor Association (TSCA) and awarded to school counseling programs that meet CREST requirements. CREST is a continuous improvement document that school counseling programs used to demonstrate effective communication and obtaining results. Only 3% of all the school counselors in Texas received the CREST award for the 2021-2022 school year.
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February was Kindness Month

Kindness ambassadors were busy spreading kindness throughout KME!


Thank you all so much for making me feel so loved during School Counselor's Week. I am truly blessed to be at KME with the best students, staff, and families!

Resource Links

Absence Reporting

If your student is absent from school, you can report the absence and upload doctor notes, etc. here: https://forms.newcaneyisd.org/Forms/AttendanceNotes

Free and Reduced Lunch

This year our school lunches are no longer free for all students. The cost of a lunch is $3.00. If you have not done so already, please log in to School Cafe to complete a lunch application. Click here to complete the form: https://www.schoolcafe.com/ncisdnutrition