Martin Monday Message

January 23, 2023

Congratulations to Mr. Marco Vega - Martin's 2023 Teacher of the Year!

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At Martin Elementary, we recognize students who go above and beyond during the school day. Teachers submit names for Champions of the Week and one student per grade level is chosen. Below are the names of the Champions of the Week for the week Jan 17th:

Kinder - Danielle B.

1st Grade - Angelina P.

2nd Grade - Mary H.

3rd Grade - Jacob J.

4th Grade - Kathleen L.

Congratulations to each of them!

National Opposite Day - January 25th!

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Opposite Day is the perfect time to let kids be creative, whether at home or in a classroom, we are sure there are many things that can be done. Here are some great ideas to celebrate Opposite Day with kids of all ages:

At School on January 25th:

  • Wear your clothes inside out or backwards.
  • Wear your shoes on the opposite feet.
  • Put socks on your hands instead of your feet.
  • Wear pajamas during the day and day clothes to bed.
  • Say the alphabet from Z to A.
  • Talk about antonyms and write a poem using antonyms.
  • Learn about palindromes.

At Home:

  • Have supper for breakfast and breakfast for supper.
  • Speak in opposites (“bad” for “good”, “yes” for “no”, etc.)
  • Eat dessert first.
  • Walk backwards.
  • Do everything with your non-dominant hand so lefties use their right hand and righties use their left hand.
  • Write your name backwards.
  • Draw upside down.
  • Try a role reversal where the parent gets to be the child for a while.
  • Sing a song backwards.
  • Read a book backwards starting from the back to the front.
  • Hang pictures or artwork upside down.
  • Practice some mirror writing.
  • Take pictures with the subject’s back to the camera.
  • Make upside down cupcakes with icing on the bottom.
  • Make sandwiches with the bread or bun on the inside.
  • Sleep with your head at the foot of the bed.
  • Let your kids read YOU a bedtime story.

Join us in the Family Center!

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MC^2 Parent Night #2 - January 26, 2023

  • 4:40 - 5:25 - Session #1
  • 5:30 - 6:15 - Session #2
  • 6:15 - 6:45 - Public Meeting

This is the second data meeting for the 2022-23 school year. Teachers will be giving parents important information and ideas to help their child at home. 3rd and 4th grade students will be sharing data with their parents. We respectfully ask that students in Kinder - 2nd grade stay home on this night so teachers can have your undivided attention. However, if you are not able to make child care arrangements, Block teachers will be working with them.

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January 27th - 100th Day of School!

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January 30th - 101st Day of School!

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Learning with a Loved One! - February 14th

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Spelling Bee #2 - February 15 at 1:55 PM


At the bee, it is appropriate to acknowledge the students who have prepared for this contest. However, interruptions during the event are a distraction to the speller, pronouncer, and judges. Please follow these simple guidelines as an audience member during the bee.

General Etiquette: No mouthing, calling out of letters, or help in any way may be offered to the spelling bee participants. Spelling participants have studied and worked hard to be a part of this spelling bee. Please extend participants the courtesy of not speaking or distracting them during the competition.

Applause: Silent Applause for the spellers is acceptable at the end of each speller.

Children: Children who are not participating in the bee are asked to sit quietly with their parents or guardian. Young children may have difficulty sitting through a spelling bee. If a young child becomes disruptive, we ask that you please exit the cafeteria as soon as possible.

Cell Phones: We request that cell phones are turned off or placed on silent during the bee. Photos of the event: We ask that during the bee flash photography is not used. If you take photos without a flash during the bee, please take them from your seat in the gym.

Thank You!

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Go Red Day in Alief ISD!

Mark your calendars for Friday, February 24th when we will join districts across our state to Wear Red. We know we will go big and support the work the American Heart Association is doing.


Per Alief ISD attendance policy, students must be in school and on time (no later than 7:55 AM) every day that school is in session. Click on the picture to view the Student Handbook with all policies and procedures.
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January 2023

1/22 - Lunar New Year

1/23 - SDC Meeting @ 3:45 PM

1/25 - Opposite Day

1/25 - All Pro Dad (Gym) 7:15-7:50 AM

1/26 - MC^2 Parent Night #2

  • 4:40 - 5:25 - Session #1
  • 5:30 - 6:15 - Session #2
  • 6:15 - 6:45 - Public Meeting

1/27 - 100th day of school!

1/30 - 101st Day of school

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February 2023

2/2 - Groundhog Day

2/2 - Character Trait of the month - KINDNESS - Wear Pink

2/2 - Progress Reports Go Home

2/6 - 3rd Grade Social Studies Alief Interim Assessment #2

2/8 - 3rd & 4th Grade Literacy State Interim Assessment #2

2/9 - Career Day

2/14 - Learning with a Loved One

2/15 - Spelling Bee #2 @ 1:55 PM

2/17 - No School - Staff Work Day

2/23 - Progress Reports Go Home

2/20 - No School - President's Day

2/24 - Go Texan Day

2/24 - Alief Goes Red - In honor of Heart month

2/27 – SDC Meeting 3:45 PM

2/27-3/3 - Book Fair Week