Mahanay News- April 27, 2021

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Mahanay's "School Picture" Day is this Thursday!

Our school pictures will look a little different this year. Although we will not have professional photographers, we do want to provide you with the opportunity to have a picture of your child from the 20-21 school year.


For $5 a picture, we will take your child's picture with a nice background (shown below). Your child may wear free dress. We will take the picture in front of a "green screen," so please make sure your child does not wear green or light blue because it will cause the background to be on any clothing that is green or light blue.


Pictures will be taken this Thursday, April 29th during the school day.

Below is the background that will be used for pictures on Thursday!

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You are invited to Mahanay’s Virtual Painting Party! --“Painting With TYRA”


When: Friday, April 30th

Time: 6:00p.m.

Where: ZOOM (Zoom info provided after you register)


Painting supplies will be provided! You must sign up using the link below, so we can send the materials to you. Materials will be sent home with students prior to the event. If your child is virtual, you will need to make arrangements to come to Mahanay to retrieve your supplies.


  • Spaces are limited.
  • Only timely received requests will receive supplies, no exceptions.


**If you have questions, please contact Ms. Ogoe at ckogoe@ga.aliefisd.net.

Next Week is Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 3rd- May 7th is Teacher Appreciation Week! Our teachers have worked extremely hard this year to ensure that our students are getting the education they deserve during these unprecedented times.

Feel free to send a note or something to show how much your child's teacher has meant to you and your family this year!

3rd and 4th Grade Girls... Check It Out!

Girlstart Summer Camp registration is filling
up quickly!


2021 Summer Camp is open to all girls entering 4th - 8th grades in the fall of 2021. We are offering an in-person camp program and a virtual camp program!


Click here for more info!

Enrollment is Open for Full Day Pre-K for the 2021-2022 School Year!

Don't forget to check out our Kinder and PreK Info Page! There are staff introductions, student activities, classroom tours, student interviews, registration help, and more.



Enrollment is open for our full-day Pre- K and for next year! Space is limited. Please register using the link below! If you have any questions, please call our registrar, Ms. Debbie Martin or email questions to her at Debbie.Martin@aliefisd.net.


If your child is already enrolled at Mahanay and will be returning next year, you do not need to register again.

Dates to Remember

Artwork of the Week!

Our art teacher, Ms. Schiffman, will be highlighting outstanding artwork each week! We are excited to encourage our budding artists!


Below is art created by Maxwell in Kindergarten and Evelyn in 4th grade.


Keep up the great work, artists!

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Counselor's Corner

Our character traits for this month are Integrity and Perseverance. Ms. Murnane will continue to meet with students weekly to talk with students about character traits.


If you feel your student needs to speak to a counselor, please email our counselor, Ms. Virginia Murnane, at Virginia.Murnane@aliefisd.net.

Health Matters!

Ms. Appleton, our Action Based Learning teacher, will be sharing information each week about wellness and healthy eating. Please view the information below.
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Mahanay Student Masks are on Sale!!

Masks are $5 each and this is a fundraiser for our students! Students can bring money to their teacher or the front office and choose their mask(s).


We have 2 student mask options:

· Grey mask with a navy blue star and white lettering (pictured on the left)

· Navy Blue mask with a yellow star and white lettering (pictured on the right)

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Join Ms. Ogoe for our Family Center Activities

Alief Families we are here for you. Click below to view resources to help you through this recovery season, and also view our Virtual Family Center Schedules. Our Family Centers are open for you.

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Curbside Library for Virtual Students

If your student is working virtually and you would like to check out books, please click the link below to choose books for your student. Students learning from the school will receive their books at school.


Curbside library pickup days are Tuesday and Thursday. Ms. Nance, our librarian, will contact you to arrange a pickup time after you have filled out your child's preferences on the form below.


After books are returned, they are sanitized and held for a few days before being checked out to another student.

Health and Safety Reminders!

Parents/Guardians,

As we go further into cold and flu season and as covid numbers are still high in our area, please remember to keep students at home if they are experiencing any of the symptoms below:

● Fever or chills

● Cough

● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

● Muscle or body aches

● Headache

● New loss of taste or smell

● Sore throat

● Congestion or runny nose

● Nausea or vomiting

● Diarrhea

● Fatigue


Alief ISD offers FREE Covid testing for all students and staff. Please see the information below for details.

The Crump rapid testing site is open at the times shown below:

  • Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The South Ticket Booth is located off High Star between S Dairy Ashford Rd. and Cook Rd.


Please notify your child's teacher if they are showing symptoms.

Mahanay Dress Code

  • Masks are required
  • Any solid color collared shirts
  • Pants or knee length shorts (khaki, navy, or blue jeans)
  • 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.
  • Jeans may be worn with a Mahanay School Shirt any day of the week


If your child comes to school out of dress code, we will give you a call and ask you to bring the appropriate attire.


***Please allow your student to practice wearing a mask at home, so they can get used to it. They will have it on for a long time during the day at school.

Breakfast and Lunch Menus for 2021

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Mahanay Spirit shirts for Sale!

Our 2020-2021 spirit shirts are $12 each. The shirt design is "We are better together" on a light gray shirt.


For our in-person learners, you can send money at any time. Your student can give it to their teacher or bring it to the front office before school.


For our virtual learners, please email our school secretary, Ms. Juana Lima, with your size preference. This includes the discounted shirts below. She will set up a time for you to come to the school to pay for the shirt and pick it up! Her email address is Juana.Lima-Reslan@aliefisd.net


There is no deadline to purchase shirts. They will be available until supplies last!

Tardies and Early Release

Our procedures for tardies and early release have changed slightly this year, since we are not allowed to have non-staff members in the buildings without appointments.


Tardies:

Students are tardy if they arrive after 7:55 am. If your child arrives after 7:55 am, they will receive a tardy pass from the front office when they walk in. Parents are no longer permitted to walk them in if they are late. You may walk them to the door, and we will help them get to class from there.


Early Release:

If you need to pick your child up from school early, please call the front office to let them know. 281-983-8355. If you call and let us know when you are close, we can get your child ready for you when you arrive.


We do still need to check your ID before we release any children. When you arrive, please come to the front door with your mask on and your ID ready to show a staff member. After we have verified your ID, we will release your student to you.