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Kings Manor Elementary, January 2023

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December Board Meeting Recognition

The following staff members were recognized for their service to our school at December's School Board meeting.

Samya Cermak is a fifth grade student at Kings Manor Elementary. She has been a KME Koala since Kindergarten. Samya is a hard worker. She is sweet and patient with other students. She gets along well with her peers. She is a true product of KME and a role model student.

One of our most integral members of our school community, providing our students with the fuel to get through their learning day is Mrs. Irma Coria. We recognize Mrs. Irma Coria for her outstanding service to students in our cafeteria. We appreciate everything she does daily when serving our students. Her hard work and dedication deserves to be recognized. When asked what’s her favorite part of the job she stated, "When the kids tell me they have everything they need , what they really like and give the biggest smile when checking out." Her passion for her job makes her an incredible person to work with and helps provide the best start to our students' day.

Our amazing custodian, Dania Quezada, runs our campus like a well-oiled machine! She and her staff go above and beyond to ensure that our school building is clean, well maintained, and well organized. We could not do what we do without Dania and her team.

Mrs. Mary Dixon joined the Kings Manor Elementary family as our behavior paraprofessional in the fall of 2022. Each day she checks in and out with students who need routine behavioral support and positive reinforcement. Mrs. Dixon works collaboratively with administration, teachers and other campus and district staff to create positive behavior support plans for students. She is always going above and beyond to help the students of Kings Manor Elementary make positive choices each day.

Mrs. Lauren Ray, second grade teacher, began at KME the first year the building was opened in 2001 as a 3rd grade student. Lauren has been a member of the Kings Manor staff since 2015. Her dedication and love for this community shines through in everything that she does at KME.

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January Events

January 3: Back to School!

January 23 & 24: Semester Award Ceremonies by invitation only

January 16: District closed (MLK Day)


Absence Reporting

If your student is absent from school, you can report the absence and upload doctor notes, etc. here: https://forms.newcaneyisd.org/Forms/AttendanceNotes

Free and Reduced Lunch

This year our school lunches are no longer free for all students. The cost of a lunch is $3.00. If you have not done so already, please log in to School Cafe to complete a lunch application. Click here to complete the form: https://www.schoolcafe.com/ncisdnutrition


Counselor's Corner

KME Counselor Contact Information

Christie Fernandez, M.Ed., LPC



Live to Give

The Live to Give Mindset teaches the importance of serving others while maximizing our own potential. It tells us that abundance in life is a cycle; in order to receive love, respect, and financial security, we must first learn to give those things to others. This mindset also teaches us that the greatest gift we can ever give is to find and leverage our unique genius to maximize our positive impact on the world, knowing that good things will be returned to us in kind. In the lessons for this mindset, we guide students to think about the impact they want to make and the legacy they want to leave.

Spirit of Giving Program

THANK YOU to all of the KME families who helped support 60 students in our school district through the Spirit of Giving program.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

THANK YOU to the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority for helping to make the holidays better for many of our students.

New Year's Resolutions

The start of a new year is a great time to help your children focus on forming good habits. Making New Year's resolutions can be a fun way to do this!

Making resolutions together

I encourage you to sit down with your kids and, together, pick maybe one or two goals they want to set as their New Year's resolutions. If it's too overwhelming to think of them as resolutions, then just talk about them as goals and make it fun.

Here are some healthy and positive goal-setting resolution ideas you can suggest to your children, depending on their age:

New Year's resolution ideas for preschoolers

  • I will try hard to clean up my toys by putting them where they belong.

  • I will let my parents help me brush my teeth twice a day.

  • I will wash my hands after going to the bathroom and before eating.

  • I will try new foods when I can, especially all different colors of vegetables.

  • I will learn how to help clear the table when I am done eating.

  • I will be friendly to all animals. I will learn how to ask the owners if I can pet their animal first.

  • I will always hold a grown-up's hand whenever I cross the street.

  • I will do my best to be nice to other kids who need a friend or look sad or lonely.

  • I will talk with my parent or another adult I trust when I need help or am scared.

New Year's resolution ideas for kids (5 to 12 years old)

  • I will drink water every day and healthy beverages like milk with meals. I will keep soda and fruit drinks only for special times.

  • I will wear my seat belt every time I get in a car. I'll sit in the back seat and use a booster seat until I am tall enough to use a lap/shoulder seat belt.

  • I will try to find a physical activity (like playing tag, jumping rope, dancing or riding my bike) or a sport I like and do it at least three times a week!

  • I will take care of my skin by putting on sunscreen and wearing a hat and sunglasses when possible.

  • I will always wear a helmet when riding a bike, scooter or skateboard.

  • I'll try to be friendly to kids who may have a hard time making friends by talking with them and inviting them to join activities.

  • I will tell an adult about bullying that I see or hear about to do what I can to help keep school safe for everyone.

  • I will keep my personal info safe and not share my name, home address, school name or telephone number online. Also, I'll never send a picture of myself to someone I chat with on the computer or phone without asking my parent if it is okay.

  • I will try to talk with my parent or a trusted adult when I have a problem or feel stressed.

  • I promise that I'll do my best to follow our household rules for videogames and internet use.

  • I will try to save time to read for fun.

Backpack Buddy Program

Many children rely on school meals for breakfast and lunch during the week but go home to little or no meals on the weekends. The Houston Food Bank’s Backpack Buddy program works to fill the weekend gap for chronically hungry children by providing nutritious, child-friendly food for children to take home over the weekend during the school year.
Backpack Buddy Program Application

Please complete the application if you are interested in participating in the backpack buddy program. You may turn the application into Christie Fernandez


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