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Calling all 5th graders!

April 5, 2019

We invite you to join us at the Mabry's got talent 2019 to sing "Lean on Me" as the grand finale song! It is a special Mabry tradition that all 5th graders gather on stage, and perform together as a final goodbye to Mabry with a song! Lyrics will be printed for you if needed and can be found here, and the actual song can be heard here
Join us at the dress rehearsal at the Plant High School Auditorium at 7:30 PM on April 17th!  The performance will be the following evening at PHS- April 18th at 7:15 pm. Wear your awesome 5th grade shirts! 

2019 FSA Testing Calendar

March 30, 2019

Date Assessment NOTE
Apr. 2, 2019 4th/5th - FSA Writing CLOSED CAMPUS
Apr. 2 - 3, 2019 3rd - FSA Reading CLOSED CAMPUS
May 1 - 2, 2019 4th/5th- FSA ELA Reading CLOSED CAMPUS
May 7 - 8, 2019 3rd – 5th FSA Mathematics CLOSED CAMPUS
May 9, 2019 3rd/4th Science EOY CLOSED CAMPUS
May 9 - 10, 2019 5th Science Assessment CLOSED CAMPUS

Please make every attempt to have your child at school on these dates and on time. If students arrive after the assessment begins, they will be held in the office for up to 2 hours, depending on the length of the assessment.

If you or your student would like to review the materials, paper-based practice tests and answer keys are available at

Please review the following policies with your student before testing:

  • Electronic Devices—Students are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including, but not limited to, cell phones, smartphones, and smartwatches, at any time during testing or during breaks (e.g., restroom), even if the devices are turned off or students do not use them. If your student is found with an electronic device, his or her test will be invalidated.
  • Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All FSA tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment printed in the student’s test and answer book that reads: “I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated.” Prior to testing, test administrators read the rules to students, and students acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by signing below the statement in their test and answer book.
  • Discussing Test Content after Testing—The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they sign below the Testing Rules Acknowledgment states: “Because the content in all statewide assessments is secure, you may not discuss or reveal details about the test content (including test items, passages, and prompts) after the test. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, or Instagram.” Please make sure your student understands that “discussing” test content includes any kind of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, posting to social media, or sharing online. While students may not share information about secure test content after testing, this policy is not intended to prevent students from discussing their testing experiences with their parents/families.
  • Working Independently—Students are responsible for doing their own work during the test. If students are caught cheating during testing, their tests will be invalidated
  • Leaving Campus—If your student leaves campus before completing a test session (e.g., for lunch, an appointment, illness), he or she will not be allowed to return to that test session. If your student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on a make-up day. Please remember not to schedule appointments on testing days.

For more information about the FSA program, please visit the FSA Portal at

Are you ready for some out-of-this-world fun?!  
Join us on April 4th from 5:00-7:30pm for our first Space Night at the pavilion! 
5:00-6:00pm- Come enjoy the Mabry Music Makers and Chorus as they perform.  Families can indulge in any of our 4 different food trucks, located on the Coleman track.  Be sure to visit our make-and-take space stations on the perimeter of the pavilion.  We will have things like Stomp Rockets, Crater Drop, Paper Airplanes, and a chance to meet/take photos with our guest speaker!  Food trucks will be available throughout the entire evening and will be offering $5 kids meals.  Feel free to stop by anytime between 4:45 and 7:30. 

6:00-6:45pm- Our guest speaker this evening is astronaut Don Thomas!  An astronaut, educator, speaker, and author, Don has spent 44 days in orbit on 4 different flight missions.  Learn more about him on his website

6:45-7:30pm- Students can join break out sessions in the 500 wing to delve deeper into various space activities.  Don will help circulate and join in the fun as well!  Grades PK/K and 1 will learn about planets and do an art project.  Grades 2 and 3 will complete a Touchdown Engineer Design Challenge.  Grades 4 and 5 will #GoForMars in a LEGO challenge.

Please use the survey link below so we can get a headcount and for your chance to win tickets to Kennedy Space Center!!

Let's make this first Space Night a huge success so we can have many more in years to come!  If you have any questions or can help in anyway, please email Jessica Strauss at [email protected]
The Scholastic Fall Book Fair will be at Mabry from Monday, Feb 25 - Friday, Mar 1 during school hours for the students to shop. Families will be able to shop together on Tuesday, 2/26 from 2-3pm and again from 3-7om on Thursday, 2/28 during conference night. 

Make checkout fast and easy for your child AND our volunteers with the new digital payment option, eWallet! Simply follow this link to set up an account and the funds will be immediately available for your child. Safe and secure! No cash, no checks, no hassle!! This will come in extremely handy if your child will be shopping without you during school hours.