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The Book Fair is Here!

It's time for our fall Book Fair! Help encourage your child's love of reading - and help raise funds for our media center - by visiting our Book Fair during the following times:

 

Monday 8/29: Preview Day - Students will have a chance to peruse the books available

Tuesday 8/30 & Wednesday 8/31: Book Fair open 7:30am - 3:00pm

Thursday 9/1: Book Fair open 7:30am - 3:00pm AND 4:00pm - 7:30pm during Primary Open House

Friday 9/2: Book Fair open 7:30am - Noon

If you have any questions, please contact Brandi Whitney at [email protected].

Mabry Minute for Week of 8/21/16

General PTA Membership Meeting

We are excited to be Back in School! We hope everyone is adjusting to new classes, new teachers and new friends!

Come to our 1st General Membership Meeting this Thursday August 25th at 6pm. Arrive early so you don't wait in line to check in and pick out your child's Spirit Stick for your attendance!

The meeting is a great way to connect with other parents, hear the latest information on school programs and have your kids connect with their classmates. You don't want to miss this first meeting as we approve our budget for the year and will answer any final questions for our online After-School Enrichment enrollment that opens at 9pm after the meeting!

Bringing the kids?

Childcare will be provided for school aged children during the meeting. Please sign up to reserve a spot and arrive by 5:45pm to participate in the planned activity.

Childcare Sign Up

Click here   to JOIN THE PTA online by TUESDAY! . Not only will you be able to vote on items at our meeting, you will help your child AND teacher potentially be the lucky class to win ANOTHER Spirit Stick and a 30 minute Special Visit from Mrs. Frick for being the class with the HIGHEST PTA membership.

We value your time and are grateful that you are a part of our team! See you Thursday!

Melissa MacKinnon  PTA President 2016-17 

After-School Enrichment (ASE)

Mark your calendars for Mabry Elementary PTA After-School Enrichment Fall 2016.

Class Length: Sept. 12 - Dec. 12

CLASSES WILL BE FILLED ON A FIRST RECEIVED BASIS - ONLINE ENROLLMENT ONLY. Enrollment is completed by child, so you must enroll each child one at a time on the registration website

REGISTRATION   BEGINS: Thursday, Aug. 25 at 9pm  ENDS: Thursday, Sept. 1 at 3pm

Clink the link below to access the online forms  Mabry ASE.

Hello Mabry Dads

Please join the Mabry Dad's Club e-mail list by sending an e-mail to Nelson Bosque at [email protected] You will be the first to know about upcoming Dad's Club functions and about events geared to enrich the involvement of Dad's at school.

Please mark your calendar for Thursday, Sept. 1st from 7:15 am to 7:45 am for Donuts with Dad in the cafeteria. This is a free event for Dad's and students. Coffee and donuts provided.

Save Your Sneakers!

Donation of USED sneakers begins on Monday, August 22nd. The Mabry PTA is partnering with the  GotSneakers organization.

GotSneakers provides an opportunity to recycle your USED sneakers (all sizes welcome) and make a DIFFERENCE in the world! The collection dates are from Monday, August 22 - September 30th. Look for the GotSneakers GREEN boxes at the following school locations:

- outside the front office

- back of school

- media center

- 5th grade hallway 

Proceeds from the Mabry PTA fundraiser will benefit the 5th Grade Celebration Committee. Contact: Julie Sayer [email protected]

National PTA Art Contest

Reflections is an annual, national art contest held by the PTA. Students can make submissions in the areas of: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, or Visual Arts. Each submission should reflect this year's theme, "What Is Your Story?" Reflections is to all age levels at Mabry.

In the past few years Mabry has had students win at the state level in the area of Film Production. Deadline for projects is October 14th, 2016. Here is this year's flyer:  Reflection 2016

Contact: Neely Stout [email protected]

Online Directory

Calling all New Mabry Families!

Join our online directory. You can print class rosters, join the PTA, find parent contact information, and more!

Register Here

and enter code: mabryelementary

If you are already a part of the Mabry directory, please take a moment to update your information.

Update Here

Contact: Brandi Whitney [email protected]

Attention Girls in Grades K-5

Come Join Girl Scouts! New troops are now forming! Sign up on Wednesday August 24th at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria.

Contact: Catherine Verona [email protected]

Calling All Mabry Business Partners

Do you have a business you would like to promote to our fabulous community? Please consider joining us as a Business Partner and Event Sponsor! With exclusive marketing advantages, your business will shine in our community. Check out our packages available and sign up today!

Homeroom Parents

There will be a homeroom parent meeting on Tuesday, August 23rd at 8 AM in the media center. We will be going over the role of the HR parent as well as answering any questions you might have. Email Jen Rubin [email protected] or

Kerri Edwards [email protected] if you are unable to attend.

Reading Buddies

Do you have 30 minutes a week to help a child improve their reading abilities?

The PTA's Reading Buddies program is in need of volunteers. No experience necessary! You will be matched with a child and will spend 30 minutes a week encouraging and listening to them read. Teachers will provide the materials.

Contact: Stephanie Thomas [email protected]

The Book Fair is Coming!

The Scholastic Book Fair is just around the corner! Help encourage your child's love of reading - and help raise funds for our media center - by purchasing books.

Monday 8/29: Preview Day - Students will have a chance to peruse the books available

Tuesday 8/30 & Wednesday 8/31: Book Fair open 7:30am - 3:00pm

Thursday 9/1: Book Fair open 7:30am - 3:00pm AND 5:30pm - 7:30pm during Primary Open House

Friday 9/2: Book Fair open 7:30am - Noon

Contact: Brandi Whitney [email protected]

New PTA Calendar

As you can see there are lots of great activities going on at Mabry Elementary. Stay connected with important dates and events by using the PTA Calendar found on our updated website, mabrypta.org. You can even sync the calendar to your smart phone!

Events Calendar

READING BUDDIES

Do you have 30 minutes a week to help a child improve their reading abilities?   The PTA’s Reading Buddies program is in need of volunteers.  No experience necessary!  You will be matched with a child and will spend 30 minutes a week  encouraging and listening to them read.  Teachers will provide the materials. 
Please contact Reading Buddies chair, Stephanie Thomas at: [email protected] to volunteer or for more information.
Thank you for volunteering!

Open House for Intermediate Grades

 Thursday August 18th, 2016 from 6-7 p.m.

  

Parents will visit your child's Math/Science and English/Language Arts block. Please refer to the information sent home from your child's teacher as to where you are to report.
To maximize the time with the teacher this Open House is for adults only.

Notes from the Principal

 

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year!

 

We had a great start to the school year thanks to our students, staff and parent volunteers. In talking with families as we all returned, it was very nice to hear all the wonderful adventures our students experienced. Everyone seems rested and ready to go back to work!

 

I want to give a big THANK YOU to our staff for all their efforts to start off this year in a smooth, efficient way. Teachers have worked hard getting their rooms organized and ready for our students. Office and custodial staff have also worked extra hard in getting the school clean and ready for a great school year.

 

I would also like to say THANK YOU to all our families for the never ending support you give us. You make such a difference in our ability to succeed at Mabry and continue to be an "A" rated school. We appreciate all the volunteer hours and the support you give us each and every year.

 

Finally, I would like to send a big THANK YOU to Ms. Hajner (our beautification chair), the Chiellini family for donating 500 bags of mulch, and the families who came out for our "Annual Beautification Day." I hope everyone has had a chance to look around the school at the fresh landscape.

 

As I begin my sixth year as principal of Mabry Elementary, I look forward to working collaboratively with all stakeholders.

Sherri Frick, Principal

 

 

Are You Still Packing Lunch?

 

Did you know our school meal program operates a healthy, innovative, and cost-effective school meal program that is nationally regarded as one of the best in the country?

 

On a daily basis students are offered a range of whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy. Our meals feature fresh, locally sourced items such as tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, blueberries and green beans! The best part - breakfast is free and lunch is only $2.25, though your children may be eligible for free lunch depending on your household income.  To learn more about the school meal program, download the Nutrislice App, and access MyPayments Plus you can click here and go to the Mabry PTA website.  

 

Today's school meals aren't what they used to be. Encourage your children to try them today and put the packing behind you!

 

 

 

Media Center New Volunteer Meeting

 

 If you're looking for a fun, easy way to help out at Mabry, the Media Center needs you! Our team of volunteers helps Mrs. McClelland by managing the checkout desk, shelving books, and helping students find books that interest them.

 

To learn more about what we do, come to our New Volunteer Meeting

Friday, August 19th at 8:05am in the Media Center. Please contact Brandi Whitney with any questions at [email protected].

Open House This Thursday

AGP Intermediate 3rd–5th Open House

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Intermediate 3rd–5th Open House

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Online Directory

 

Calling all New Mabry Families!

Join our online directory. You can print class rosters, join the PTA, find parent contact information, and more!

 

Register Here

 

and enter code: mabryelementary

 

If you are already a part of the Mabry directory, please take a moment to update your information.

 

Update Here

Any questions please email Brandi Whitney at [email protected].   

 

 

Save Your Sneakers

 

The Mabry PTA is partnering with The Gotsneakers Organization.

 

Gotsneakers provides an opportunity to recycle your used sneakers and make a DIFFERENCE in the world!

We will be collecting any used sneakers from:  August 22nd-September 30th.

  

We will have several drop-off locations around the Mabry Campus. These used sneakers are then recycled and sent to individuals around the world.

Proceeds from this Mabry PTA fundraiser will benefit the 5th Grade Celebration Committee.

 

 

Attention Boys in Grades 1-5

 

 

Join Cub Scout pack 53! Sign up for new scouts is Monday August 15 in the cafeteria at 6:30pm.

Contact Lona Elly

813-244-8314

 

 

Uniform Donation Drive

 

Do you have uniform clothes that your child has outgrown or doesn't need anymore?

You can help pass them along to other  Mabry students. There will be a uniform donation box in the front office this week from August 15-19.

 

 

EduKit Follow Up

 

For those who took advantage of Mabry's school supply service, we hope you were satisfied.

 

If you have any questions, issues, feedback or suggestions regarding this service, please email [email protected].

 

 

The Mabry PTA is hosting a New Parent Breakfast immediately following the KG Clap-In* .
Please join us to meet with our very own 

2016 Florida Principal of the Year, Sherri Frick,

and learn more about the school and your PTA.

 Friday, August 12th 8:10 a.m.

Mabry Media Center

Come hear about Mabry’s exciting events like:
 

Dad’s Club, Dolphin Depot, Spirit Nights, Tips for New Families, and have an opportunity to ask questions with veteran families and the principal.

*KG Clap-In is Mabry’s “welcome” to the newest little dolphins. Each KG class parades through school while being greeted by visitors and fellow classmates.

 Please check in at the front office to get a “visitor” badge.

 

 

 

 

Media Center New Volunteer Meeting

If you're looking for a fun, easy way to help out at Mabry, the Media Center needs you! Our team of volunteers helps Mrs. McClelland by managing the checkout desk, shelving books, and helping students find books that interest them. To learn more about what we do, come to our New Volunteer Meeting Friday, August 19th at 8:05am in the Media Center.

Please contact Brandi Whitney with any questions at [email protected].

Do you have uniform clothes that your child has outgrown or doesn't need anymore?
 You can help pass them along to other  Mabry students. There will be a uniform donation box in the front office this week from August 15-19.
Thank you for your donations.