NSE NEWS

October 2022

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Fall Star Educator Nominations Open Soon

The MEF Star Educator program is a way for parents to celebrate, recognize and say thank you to any special educator who has impacted their child's life. MEF will recognize all nominees this December for a $20 minimum donation to the Foundation. Every nominee receives:


  • Recognition in the Community Impact Newspaper, on the MEF website, and on social media
  • A special item from the Title Sponsor
  • A congratulatory certificate


Nominations open soon. Visit the MEF website to learn more.

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OCTOBER -- PARENT CONNECTION NIGHT

Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 6-7:15pm

28750 Nichols Sawmill Road

Magnolia, TX

MORE INFORMATION

  • Kinder (Cafeteria) -- 6:00-6:30

  • 4th (Library) -- 6:00-6:30

  • 2nd (Cafeteria) -- 6:45-7:15

Elementary Curriculum for Parents Website


In Magnolia ISD, we believe in providing engaging, quality instruction that is standards-aligned to meet the needs of all learners. Our caring and dedicated teachers utilize a challenging curriculum that inspires and develops the unique talents and abilities of all students.

In addition to classroom learning, involvement at home can elevate student achievement. There are many ways you can support your child during the elementary years. We have put together some resources that caregivers can use to continue the learning that is happening in the classroom. These activities will be changed each grading period. With your help, we can achieve even more progress to further your child’s educational journey.


How to locate parent resource instructions.



Link to the Magnolia ISD Parent Resources Page

OCTOBER -- PARENT CONNECTION NIGHT

Thursday, Oct. 27th, 6-7:15pm

28750 Nichols Sawmill Road

Magnolia, TX

MORE INFORMATION


  • PreK (Library) -- 6:00-6:30

  • 1st (Cafeteria) -- 6:00-6:30

  • 3rd (Cafeteria) -- 6:45-7:15

Facts Every Voter Should Know

MISD called for a $232 million bond for the November ballot. The bond is to address the growth happening in Magnolia. If the bond passes, the new elementary school in Audubon will open in August 2024, and the new intermediate and junior high schools will open in August 2025.


Understand and know the facts about the bond. Visit our website for more information.


Fast Facts:

  • 85% of the bond is for student seat space.

  • The bond would allow to keep classroom sizes small and provide more program opportunities for students with a $0 tax impact to taxpayers.

  • MISD received $150,000 from the state for safety & security. MISD dedicates $1.5 million to safety & security.

  • Growth is happening now. Since October 2021, MISD has added 16 new bus routes due to the growth.

  • The 86th Texas Legislative session (2019), amended Texas Education Code 45.003 to require "THIS IS A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE." on the ballot. This is mandatory to include on all school bond propositions. There is $0 tax impact on the taxpayer.

  • Did you know the Ag and 4H students had a record year with over $387,000 raised? The ag renovations will allow for more animal pins, restrooms, concessions, and technology upgrades.

  • A portion of the bond is dedicated to upgrading technology equipment to provide better network access for classroom instruction and State required online testing.

  • MISD maintains 2.4 million square feet of space with an operating budget of appx. $6.2 mil, of which utility costs are approx. $3.5 mil. After recurring expenses, there is approximately $1.5 mil for yearly capital projects.

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PTO'S GOBLINS & GALS

Friday, Oct. 21st, 7-9pm

28750 Nichols Sawmill Road

Magnolia, TX

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October 17-21, 2022

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OCTOBER -- RED RIBBON WEEK

Monday, Oct. 24th, 8:30pm to Friday, Oct. 28th, 3:30pm

28750 Nichols Sawmill Road

Magnolia, TX

  • Monday - “Live Drug Free” - Wear red!
  • Tuesday - “Hide From Drugs” - Wear camo!
  • Wednesday - “Give Drugs the Boot” - Wear boots!
  • Thursday - “We Are Too Groovy to Do Drugs” - Wear tye dye!
  • Friday - “Yes to Reading, No to Drugs” - Book Character Dress Up Day


*No hats or PJs!

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Book Character Parade

Friday, Oct. 28th, 3-3:15pm

28750 Nichols Sawmill Road

Magnolia, TX

  • Students must have the book associated with their dress-up/costumes.
  • No weapons, blood, scary costumes, etc.
  • Costumes must still adhere to the Magnolia ISD dress code expectations (hair color, shoulder straps, etc.)
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Bus Information

NEW - Temporary bus passes will not be approved until further notice due to high ridership on our buses. Students will have to ride their designated bus home or change to another means to transportation home in the afternoons.


In order to view your child's bus route, please review the instructions here.


Login information is as follows:

Username: student ID

Password: student birthday (example: October 1, 2005 = 10012005)

Versatrans e-Link:

To access the e-link to view your child's bus information, click here.

New Transportation App

The District is excited to announce the implementation of a new application called Versatrans My Stop® which will allow parents to track their students’ bus locations and arrival times, as well as receive notifications on delays. Parents can use a mobile device, tablet, or desktop to view this information through a web browser. This feature will start on August 12th with the new school year.

The app is available in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Once you download the app, parents will need to select Magnolia ISD. Username is the student ID and the password is the student's birthday with the four-digit year (example October 1, 2005 - 10012005).

Link to Transportation website.

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Important Reminders

6:30-7:35 AM Early Morning Childcare ARRIVAL

NSE EMC parent drop-off begins in the back of NSE.

You must register online for this program.

Please follow NSE’s following campus protocols for car rider drop-off:

  • Parents can drop off in the back of NSE (the bus lane).

  • Parents will pull to the unloading area and stay in vehicle as student exits.

  • An NSE staff member will be there to greet each student and to make sure he/she gets inside NSE safely.

  • Upon entering the cafeteria, students will check in with the cafeteria staff waiting inside and will either be seated OR have the opportunity to purchase breakfast (7:30 or after).


7:45 AM - 8:30 AM ARRIVAL/ENTRY OF NSE

  • Bus transportation will be available each day. You can check your child’s bus route here along with instructions on how to log in. Buses are scheduled to arrive on campus between 7:45 AM and 8:30 AM.

  • Car riders will begin exiting vehicles in the front of NSE when a staff member signals unloading (beginning at 7:45).

    • NOTE: Please look for communication from your child’s teacher requesting from you the mode of transportation for drop-off and pick-up at NSE. Please send a note (handwritten or email) or call the front desk to make a transportation change before 2:45 every day so we can ensure that your child’s teacher receives the message in time and that we can follow through with your request.


Tardy Bell

8:30 AM

All students arriving to school after the 8:30 bell must stop at the front desk to pick up a tardy slip.


Academic Hours

8:30 AM - 3:40 PM


Backpacks

All students need a backpack. Rolling backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons.


Breakfast/Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase each day from our cafeteria.


  • Student Breakfast: $1.25
  • Adult Breakfast: $2.75


  • Student Lunch: $2.45
  • Adult Lunch: $4.25


Birthday Treats

Is it your child's birthday? Would you like to have his/her class celebrate with your child? Since food brought from outside is no longer accepted (store-bought cupcakes or cookies or balloons!), we have a terrific option! MISD is offering some yummy options of vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with icing, three varieties of Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, and two flavors of Capri Sun or water! If food is not your way to go, fun pencils, stickers, etc. are great birthday treats to share with a class as well! Please complete the form from your teacher and send back at least 2 weeks in advance so the cafeteria can ensure that your child's birthday treats are ordered and delivered to his/her classroom.


Dresscode

Please remember to follow the MISD dresscode which can be found at http://www.magnoliaisd.org. It addresses these topics:


  • Hair color . . . No brightly dyed hair; Natural colors only (red, black, brown, blonde)
  • Hairstyle . . . No mohawks or shaved designs in hair
  • Shorts . . . Shorts should be longer than dropped fingertips.
  • Spaghetti straps . . .Straps on shirts should be at least 3 fingers wide (girls)


Hygiene

Students will continuously be encouraged to practice great hygiene by washing their hands and using the hand sanitizer stations installed in all the classrooms and cafeteria.


Labels & Backpack Tags

Please label your student's backpack, lunchkit, supply box, etc. PreK-2 students will receive a hard, plastic ID tag. It will be attached to the backpack so that our staff and bus drivers can identify your student quickly.


Lunch

If you are coming to eat lunch with your child, please check in at the front office. Our parent dining area is in the PreK/K/1st hallway facing the outdoor learning center. Feel free to use the picnic table outside as well unless that area is closed for the day!


Masks

It is not required for elementary students to wear a face-covering/mask, but all are welcome to do so for safety reasons.


Reading

Keep reading! Keep reading! Keep reading!


SNACK & WATER BOTTLE (No glass!)

Students should bring a water bottle and a snack every day. The time of snack will be determined by the teacher. If the teacher requests snack donations, they must be storebought and completely packaged (nothing homemade or opened).


Visitors

All visitors to campus must check in at the front office and wear the nametag given at all times. We want to know who is with us always, so please remember to keep your nametag on and visible.


3:35 PM ANNOUNCEMENTS


3:40 PM BELL DISMISSAL

  • Bus rider dismissal

    • Students will be dismissed from their classrooms to load their buses when the all-call over the loud speaker for each arriving bus is made.

    • PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade teachers will walk their students to the buses to ensure they are getting on the correct bus.

    • Younger elementary students will sit in the front and older in the back.

  • Car rider dismissal

    • NSE registered hangtags (maroon and white) are required for a car rider parent to pick up a student in the car rider line. Please hang your tag on your rearview mirror so the car rider caller can see your number.

    • When you join our car rider line, please pull behind the next waiting car. **We do have 8 previously-purchased car rider spots from our PTO raffles, so those spots in the very front of the line are the 8 cones in front of NSE. PTO will be auctioning these spots to 8 bidding families very soon!

    • Each student will be dismissed from his/her grade's lines in the front hallways as name/number are called.

    • NO CELL PHONES in the car rider line! We want the safest environment for our students and staff at all times!
    • Please do not get out of your car while waiting for your student. We will ask you to pull forward if for some reason your student comes out later.

    • As we usually have about 120 car riders . . . thank you for your patience in the car rider line!


We look forward to seeing your student at NSE no matter how he/she comes to school! Questions not answered? Please see the MISD website for more information OR contact your child’s teacher for any questions or concerns regarding drop-off or pick-up. Happy first day of 22-23!