Mahanay News- May 16, 2022

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End of Year Dates to Remember

Below are important dates for you to be aware of for the month of May. Parents are permitted to attend field day, the talent show, our promotion, and all grade-level award ceremonies. Please ask your child's teacher or call the front office for any additional information. We will send more info as we get closer to some of these events!

  • Week of May 16th- 4th Grade Spirit Week (Calendar to follow)
  • May 20th- Field Day for 1st- 4th Grades
  • May 23rd-
Kindergarten Promotion- 9:00am
1st Grade Awards Ceremony- 12:00 pm
2nd Grade Awards Ceremony- 1:30 pm
  • May 24th-
4th Grade Promotion- 9:00 am

3rd Grade Awards Ceremony- 1:30 pm

  • May 25th- Talent Show and Class Parties
  • May 26th- Last Day of School/Report Cards Go Home

Early Dismissal- Thursday, May 26th

All Alief School will have early dismissal on the last day of school.

High School- 12:00pm

Elementary- 2:00pm

Intermediate- 3:00pm

Middle School- 3:00pm

If your student rides the bus, please make sure you have made arrangements to pick them up from the bus stop. We will make sure the daycares know about the early dismissal time. Parents of car riders and walkers, please make sure to make arrangements to have students picked up on time.

Mahanay Senior Week Dress Up Days for 4th Graders Only

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Enrollment is Open for Full Day Pre-K for the 2022-2023 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 for next year! Space is limited. Please register using the here! If you have any questions, please call our registrar, Ms. Debbie Martin or email questions to her at

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

District Attendance Contest

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Dates to Remember

Star Students

Each week your child's teacher will pick a Star Student of the Week. These students demonstrate the month's character trait 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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Clothing Available in the Family Center!

Parents and anyone in need can come to the Family Center daily between 12:30 and 3:00 to get clothes that have been donated for both adults and children! See you there!

Class Behavior Incentives for Students

You may have noticed that some classes have earned the privilege of wearing sunglasses, a hat, or even crazy hair! This is all part of a behavior incentive we are doing to motivate our students to continue their good behavior in class and in the hallways as we get closer to the end of the year!

When the class receives a compliment for positive behaviors, they get to color in a star on the incentive chart. When all 5 stars are filled in for a letter, students earn a reward "dress up" for the next day.

The incentives are as follows:

  • M- Sunglasses
  • A- Hat
  • H-Crazy Hair
  • A-Inside Out clothes day
  • N- Crazy Socks
  • A- Stuffed Animal
  • Y-Sports Jersey

  • S- Crazy Shoes (mix-matched)
  • T- Super Hero Shirt
  • A- Free dress
  • R-PJs
  • S- Class Dance Party

Reminder: Parents of Car Rider Students

Car Tags are required to be displayed on your dashboard in order to pick up students. This is a safety precaution to make sure your students are going home with the correct adult. If you do not have a car rider tag on your dashboard, you will be asked to park your car and come inside to show the proper ID.

Attention Parents of Bus Riders:

Dear Parents,

Alief ISD has contracted with Secured Mobility LLC to use a program designed to increase safety and security for students riding on the bus.

By using SMART ID cards and iPads mounted inside each bus, students will scan onto and off of the bus each morning and afternoon.

SMART tag technology provides real-time information on students loading and unloading data to the school, the Alief ISD Transportation Department and to you, the parent.


  • It ensures that students load on the right bus and unload at the correct bus stop.


  • All students must keep their SMART ID cards attached to their backpacks.
  • Students must wear the cards home each day and back to school the next day.
  • Cards are $5 to replace.

Kindergarten Riders:

  • Families of Kindergarten students will continue to use the established system for authorized guardian releases at bus stops.

If you have any questions, please contact the Alief ISD Transportation Department at 281-983-8400.

Visit the Alief Transportation Website for more information.

NOTE: There is no GPS function in the card itself. The GPS is located in the bus-mounted iPad.

Parent/Teacher Communication

The best way to communicate with your child's teacher is through class dojo. Please make sure to connect so you don't miss out on important information! We look forward to partnering with you to help your child have a successful school year!

Mahanay Dress Code

Please make sure your child comes to school in dress code daily.

  • Any solid color collared shirts
  • Pants or knee-length shorts (khaki, navy, or blue jeans)
  • Leggings may not be worn unless they are worn under a skirt or dress.
  • 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
  • Shoes: Close-toed shoes- No Crocs
  • Our students run and play a lot at recess and PE, and we want them to be safe.

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

If you do not have clothes that are in dress code, please let us know.

Masks are optional for students this year, so the Mahanay staff will not ask students to put on a mask. However, if you choose to send your child to school with a mask, please remind your student how to wear them properly above their noses and mouths.

Birthday Reminders

If it is your child's birthday, we want to celebrate him or her! Please feel free to send cupcakes or individually packaged items with your child. Please send enough for the whole class. They will be shared and eaten the last 20 minutes of the day.

Not receiving district callouts or texts?

During time of emergencies, the district sends out calls, emails, and texts to district staff or parents. If you are not receiving these notifications and you would like to, please proceed through the steps below.

If you have may have opted out (blocked notifications) from receiving notifications from Blackboard.

  • Users can opt back into: Phone calls: Call the Blackboard Phone Hotline at "855-502-STOP (855-502-7867)" from the phone line that has been opted out.
  • Text (SMS) messages: Reply START to "60680" from the phone line that has been opted out for non-emergency messages. Reply START to "54968" for emergency messages.