Mahanay News- February 24, 2020

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Big Art Day is next Thursday, March 5th!

Big Art Day is next Thursday, March 5th, and it is an art event to raise awareness of art education and art as a creative force in our communities on a BIG statewide scale. It is an attempt by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) to engage all art educators, their students and communities in a single day art event. Our art teacher, Ms. Schiffman, has planned many events to help our students celebrate ART!


You are invited to help volunteer to make Big Art Day a success! If you are a volunteer who has been cleared through the district and would like to help with Big Art Day, please email kari.schiffman@aliefisd.net .


If you would like to attend Big Art Day with your student, the schedule is as follows:

8:45 – 9:40 – Kindergarten

9:45 – 10:40 – First Grade

10:45 – 11:40 – Second Grade

12:50 – 1:45 – Third Grade

1:50 – 2:45 – Fourth Grade


***PreK students will participate in their classrooms.

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Mahanay Hoedown is a few weeks away!

The Mahanay Elementary P.E. Department would like to cordially invite you to attend our Annual Hoedown Friday, March 13th. Parents and families are encouraged to join us on this special occasion and have fun with your children.



The schedule is as follows:


8:30 – 9:30 a.m. --------------------------------Kindergarten

9:10 – 10:10 a.m. -------------------------------1st Grade

9:50 – 10:50 a.m. -------------------------------2nd Grade

12:20 – 1:20 p.m. -------------------------------3rd Grade

12:55 – 1:55 p.m. --------------------------------4th Grade


***PreK may dress up as well. They will participate in hoedown activities throughout the day in their classrooms.


Please allow your child to dress in western-style clothes on this very special day. If this is not possible, please have them wear their school uniform. No weapons or spurs permitted on campus. We ask that you monitor small children during the dances as they are not permitted on the floor with their siblings.


***If you would like your child to purchase a Kona Ice snow cone please send $2, $3, or $4 for a small, medium or large on March 13th.


If you would like your child to have an opportunity to take a picture with a pony in our petting zoo, please send $5 along with the bottom portion of the flyer that will come home this week to their teacher by March 6th. Pictures will be sent home the week after our Hoedown Festival.


We are looking forward to seeing you on Friday, March 13th. If you have any questions please, contact the Mahanay Elementary P.E. Department @ 281-983-8355.

2019-2020 STAAR Shirts are on Sale!

We are currently selling our Yoda STAAR shirts as a fundraiser! If you are interested in purchasing a shirt for your student, please fill out the order form that was sent home in your child's folder.

Brighter Bites will be here this Wednesday!!

Our next shipment of Brighter Bites fruits and vegetables will arrive THIS WEDNESDAY, February 26th! We need your help on Wednesday from 11am-1pm. We will be putting all of the food in bags for our students! Each family receives at least 1 bag of fresh fruit and vegetables! The bags of fruits and vegetables will be picked up by families Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 by the gym.


If you are able to come and volunteer please email our new school secretary, Juana Lima, at Juana.Lima-Reslan@aliefisd.net

Mark Your Calendars

Mahanay's Parent Hall of Famer!

Each year, every school is asked to nominate a Parent Hall of Famer to represent us at the Family U Conference. This year's Hall of Famer is Ms. Hanan Aly! Mrs. Aly is a dedicated English learner. She is a great mom who works and plays with her children. Mrs. Aly also is a volunteer who is willing to help the campus with great passion. Her daughter attends Kindergarten at Mahanay.

Mahanay's Star Students of the Week

Each week your child's teacher will pick a Star Student of the Week. These students demonstrate respect 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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Artwork of the Week

This week's artwork was created by 3rd Grader, Derion Whiteside. Her artwork was entered into an art competition.
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2020-2021 Registration

If you know of any students that will be new to Mahanay next year, please use the link below to begin the registration process. This applies to PreK students (4 years of age by Sept. 1, 2020) and any students who might be moving to our zone next year.


If your student is returning to Mahanay next year, you do NOT need to register again.


Although online registration is open now, we cannot do further paperwork until April. Our registrar Ms. Martin will begin contacting you to schedule meetings as we get closer to April once online registration is complete. Please email debbie.martin@aliefisd.net if you have any questions.

Mahanay Dress Code

As the school year continues, we have noticed multiple students coming to school out of dress code. Below are the Mahanay dress code guidelines.

  • Any solid color collared shirts
  • Pants or knee-length shorts (khaki, navy, or blue jeans)
  • NO sweatpants
  • Leggings may be worn under skirts or dress, but may not be worn in place of pants
  • 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.


If your student comes to school out of dress code, they will have to sit in the office until the appropriate clothing can be brought to school for them.

Birthday Reminders

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

Lunch with your child is every Friday!

We welcome you to come and join your child for lunch in the cafeteria on Fridays.


PreK- 12:30-1:05

Kindergarten: 10:40-11:15

1st Grade: 10:50-11:30

2nd Grade: 11:50-12:30

3rd Grade: 11:30-12:05

4th Grade: 11:15-11:50