Mahaffey Happenings

April 2019

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Upcoming Events:

4/9: 4th Grade Writing STAAR, 5th Grade Math STAAR

4/10: 5th Grade Reading STAAR

4/11: STAAR Make-Up Day

4/12: STAAR Make-Up Day

***Building closed to ALL visitors and volunteers 4/9-4/12 due to state testing***

***This includes dropping off of supplies and lunches for students***

Access to the clinic for sick students or medication will be permitted if/as needed

4/16: Second Grade Musical "Go-Fish" 6:30pm Mahaffey Cafeteria

4/17: Kindergarten Field Trip to P-6 Farms

4/17: Spirit Night at Willies Ice House 4pm-close **SAY YOU'RE SUPPORTING MAHAFFEY**

4/19: No School in Observance of Good Friday

4/22: No School Students/Teacher Holiday

4/23: Kindergarten/PK Round-Up 4:30p-6:30p (more details below)

Message from Mrs. Mason

Happy April Mahaffey Family!

Thank you all for another amazing month this school year! As we work through the next weeks of school, us adults can sometimes be pressed with feelings of urgency, accountability and anxiety as we approach the season of testing and our last quarter of school. While it is natural to feel this way given the time of year and for us to always want our children to strive for excellence, I want to encourage us all to focus on the growth ALL of our students have made this year, and the strengths and abilities they demonstrate each and every day.

We hope you all have an amazing month. Like Kid President says in the video-"You are more than your problems or mistakes" and "You have everything you need to change the world."

If my admin team can ever be of more support to you, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Glad to PLAID,

Holly Mason, Principal

Kindergarten/Pre-K Round Up

School Supplies Sales for 2019-2020!

Transportation/Attendance Reminders:

Dismissal Notices:

If your child will be going home a different way, please let the FRONT OFFICE and your child's TEACHER know right away. Telling the teacher is wonderful, but sometimes they can't check voicemail/email/Dojo until it is after school-your best option is always the main front office.

We ask that you have the call made by 2:30pm. If messages are not cleared or given in time, please know the teachers are trained to send kids home their regular way unless told otherwise by administration. We CANNOT take a child's word for it when it comes to leaving school safely.

Walker/Car Rider reminder:

While we know the line can sometimes be long, please be sure you are not sending your child home a walker but parking in front of the school to bypass our lines. It has been reported that many cars are doing so and obstructing traffic and safety for our students. We ask that you please follow our dismissal procedures, and be courteous of our neighborhood traffic.

Ways to Support Mahaffey:

General Financial Donations Directly to Mahaffey!

-Mahaffey Elementary is always accepting help in the form of money donations. General donations can be sent to Carrie Rentfro ( Secretary for Mahaffey. If you would like to make an online donation, she can assist you in the process. Cash or check is also accepted. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and can provide you with information to complete on your taxes for claim.

*If you are a business owner, we would LOVE to partner with you!!

Contact Carrie Rentfro for ways you can support.

Please also connect with our PTO President Tiffany Bumbaugh at

Join PTO!

-By joining PTO you are not required to physically and formally volunteer, although we would love to have you help in one or more of the MANY ways you can volunteer. You are putting forth fiscal help as well and partnering with our primary community organization that helps bring resources into our school that we might not be able to have otherwise.

Become a WatchDOG Dad Volunteer!

-We love having positive, male role models working with our students and setting great examples in your dedication to education. WatchDOGS can sign up to spend either all day Wednesday, Thursday or Friday here on our campus experiencing many fun activities and helping us make a difference. Email for more information.

Attend Our Events:

-Any time we host an event, try your best to attend. This shows your student that school is an important and welcoming place. Studies have shown, increased attendance at extracurricular and other after school events increase student success and positively influence the home-school connection.

Clinic Information

KISD Policy for Birthday Snack orders/requests is 2 WEEKS advance notice, no exceptions.

Emergency Contact Information is REQUIRED for the nurses office. It is imperative that we be able to contact guardians in the event of your child being sick or in an emergency.

If your child has a temp of 100.0 or higher please keep them home until they are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing (Tylenol, Motrin) medication.

Please be sure that your Kinder and 1st grade students are sent with an extra pair of clothes in case those unforeseen accidents happen.

Mahaffey Core Values

At Mahaffey Elementary we are Glad to be PLAID!

We believe that our sole purpose is to ensure that all kids leave us with a continued promise in fulfilling their purpose in life. We feel that to accomplish this, students must be given foundational pillars that guide us all in to well-rounded individuals who are capable of anything. When we say we are PLAID, we mean we are/have:

Positive Purpose

Learners Leading

Aspiring Academics

Innovative Ideas

Dedicated Discipline

Custodial Notification

Please assist us in the handling of custody related issues. It is the responsibility of the parents to provide the principal a certified copy of the court order affecting any other person’s right to their children. Should you have any questions please call Holly Mason at 832-375-8220.