The Knightly News

Maxine Phelan Elementary April 17-21, 2023

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Phelan Artwork on sale NOW!

Purchase your Student's artwork! Type Phelan for the school, your student's name, and print their talents on mugs, shirts, etc.

Upcoming Events

This Week

April 18-20: 3rd-5th grade ELAR STAAR Test

April 21: Knight Store

Next Week

April 24-28: Double Good Gourmet Popcorn (Kingdom Challenge)

April 25: 5th grade Science STAAR

April 26: Pre-K/ Kinder Round-Up

April 28: Parents Knight Out! (Back by Popular Demand)

Upcoming Weeks

May 2-4: 3rd-5th grade Math STAAR

May 5: Donuts with Grown-ups

May 5: Kingdom Color Out

May8-12: Teacher Appreciation Week!


Happy Sunday Phelan Parents-

I hope EVERYONE has enjoyed this beautiful South Texas weather. Last week was one for the books: It was Assistant Principal's Week and we were able to celebrate the wonderful Mrs. Broussard, STAAR prep began and the Phelan teachers took it to the next level with "Game On;" Carnival, Candy land, Operation, Monopoly, Starbucks Mode Cafe, Pacman, and our very 1st Phelan STAAR pep rally. We had Kingdom Day, Pizza writing, Reader's theater, and our littlest nights were able to study constellations special thanks to our L.E.A.F grant from Lamar Educational Awards Foundation.

Phelan teachers are using authentic, intentional instruction through engagement and truly exemplifying commitment. I am beyond impressed with the personal dedication to our Knights. Thank you to everyone involved.

We are etching ever closer to finishing off the 22-23 school year. Next week we take the English (Reading/ Writing) STAAR. The teachers have prepared the students and the students have shown amazing growth. Please simply remind them to stay calm and use their strategies. I am excited to see what our Knights will do.


(No visitors will be allowed on campus during STAAR administration)

Good Personal Testing Prep Strategies:

*Get a good night's rest.

*Eat breakfast

*Bring and Drink Water

*Visualize a positive outcome


April 24-28: A Kingdom Fundraiser Challenge will begin next week. It does not require any door to door selling, collection of dollars, or distribution of product. Your student's teacher will be sharing the code later this week.

April 28: Parent's Knight Out! (3:00-7:00) You will receive the paper copy in your student's folder on Tuesday. I will send the electronic version in the mid-week update.

Please check out the Campus and district Fliers below. We have some important updated information on Pre-K Blue track events, swimming summer camps, Friends of Phelan newsletter, and Teacher newsletters below.

IMPORTANT Reminders:

Attendance is vital. A student cannot learn necessary curriculum if they are not in class. School starts at 7:30 AM.

Phelan spirit wear is on sale at the campus! The nice people at Southern Ink Envy brought us inventory this week for immediate purchase. Get yours while it lasts!

Be sure your student is reading 30 minutes EVERY SINGLE NIGHT to earn their Knight Bucks We will visit the Knight store in February. Every night a student can earn 1 knight buck and February will be here before we know it. Reading is THE gateway to all learning.

Parent Parking: DO NOT PARK on the bus driveway road. This is a traffic violation indicated by the painted curbs that read, "No parking."

Parent Parking: Do NOT PARK in the front parking Lot and walk your student to the Phelan doors in the morning drop-off.

Every Phelan employee and student MUST wear an ID and lanyard. This is a district and campus requirement. A student who is not wearing their lanyard will be issued 1 warning with a fix-it ticket. The second violation is lunch detention. Multiple lunch detentions leads to in-school suspension. If your student has lost their ID and/or lanyard, your student can purchase a new one at the front desk.

The prices are as follows:

ID: $5.00

Lanyard: $2.00

Case: $1.00

I hope everyone has a tremendous week!

Should you need anything, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please check out the Phelan Knights Facebook page for pictures and videos.

Respect. Honor. Commitment.


See everyone tomorrow.


Kevin Croft

District News

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Friends of Phelan News

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Pegasus/ ECSE Newsletter

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Pre-K Division Newsletter

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Kinder Division Newsletter

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1st Grade Division Newsletter

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2nd Grade Division Newsletter

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3rd Grade Division Newsletter

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4th Grade Division Newsletter

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5th Grade Division Newsletter

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School Cafe Information (Click Here)

SchoolCafé is a quick and easy way to stay on top of nutrition, ingredients, and allergies displayed for meals and individual items and submit eligibility applications for Free & Reduced Meal Benefits.

Child Nutrition Department

For more information about LCISD Child Nutrition department and a close-up of the below flyer.

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Official Dress Code

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Instructional Calendar

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The Knight's Code

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AVAHI: The Kingdom of Creativity and Individualism

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KURAGO: The Kingdom of Courage and Leadership

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Lealta: The Kingdom of Loyalty and Friendship

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UBUNTU: The Kingdom of Connection and Character

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The Phelan Support Staff

Contact List

Kevin Croft- Principal:

Mylanda Broussard- Dean of Students:

Michelle Cardwell- Administrative Assistant:

Jordan Qualls- Counselor:

Nicole Herrera- Nurse:

Brooke Hall- Reading Interventionist:

Brandy Tristan- Librarian:

Amy Vyvial- Curriculum Specialist:

Phelan Attendance Boundary

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