Koala News

Kings Manor Elementary, October 2021


From the Principal:

We have almost made it through the first 9 weeks of the school year. Thank you parents and guardians for all of your support as we work together to help our students succeed. Teachers are scheduling Parent/Teacher conferences. We hope to have a conference for each of our students and review their academic progress so far this year by the end of October.

Our fall break is coming up soon as well and I hope you and your family enjoy this time together. When we return, please remember that we have a lot of work to do this school year, so try to get all students to school on time each day, as we will be learning from bell to bell as our students work toward their goals. Also, if you are the parent of a fourth or fifth grader and have been contacted about accelerated learning, please be sure to have your student here by 7am to avoid future Saturday school and to ensure your student's gaps are filled so as not to require summer school.

As always, please reach out to me at any time and let me know how I can help.


Mrs. Paine


From the Assistant Principal:

The "devious licks" Tik-Tok challenge has become the newest fad for our students. In this challenge, the student destroys school property, steals property, etc.

Due to the high number of incidents and the rising costs associated with this challenge, if a student is caught destroying or stealing school property he/she will be disciplined by the code of conduct and will be placed at The Learning Center for 30 days. All of these students will be referred to NCISD Police as part of the consequences. Placement will be reviewed at 15 days and if attendance, grades and discipline requirements have been met, the student may return to KME. However, if they owe for damages, they must have paid for the cost of replacement before they are released or worked out a payment plan with the district. Parents, please talk with you students about making the right choices and potential consequences to their actions. We love our school and want everyone, staff and students, to help us take care of it.


Mrs. Tolbert


7 Mindsets

For the month of October, our Mindset of the Month is: We are Connected!
  • Embrace everyone
  • Maximize positive relationships
  • Build your dream team
  • Lead with value

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

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 - October 15. Here at KME, we've been celebrating with various activities sprinkled throughout our curriculum. Here's a quick look at a special project that our Dual Language classes completed, as well as a quick peek into what's been happening in the library. More themed activities are coming this month!


Story Walk Saturday

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Important Dates

October 4: Custodian Appreciation Day

October 4-7: College Week (wear a college shirt on Wednesday)

October 8: Student Holiday

October 8-31: Parent/teacher conferences - look for more information from your child's teacher

October 11-15: NCISD Fall Break (no school)

October 18: NCISD School Board meeting

October 22: 4th grade field trip to the Oil Ranch

October 22: Report cards are available to view in Skyward

October 23: StoryWalk Saturday

October 28: 2nd grade field trip to Dewberry Farms

October 28: Kindergarten field trip to Old MacDonald's Farm

October 25-29: Red Ribbon Week

  • Monday - "Wear red to show that you pledge to be drug free!"
  • Tuesday - "We are crazy about being drug free!" We will have a House war with crazy hair or crazy hats.
  • Wednesday - "Sock it to drugs." House War day! Go ALL OUT to represent your house color and wear those silly socks too. Let's see which house has the most spirit and can Sock it to Drugs!
  • Thursday - "We can team up against drugs." Wear a jersey or team shirt.
  • Friday - "Think of all you can be when you stay drug free." Dress up as what you want to be when you grow up. We will have a future self parade!

October 29: RISE field trip to Old MacDonald's Farm

October 30: KME Spirit Night at Randall Reed Stadium, 2:00pm


Fall Break Oct. 11-15


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.

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


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