Mabry Minute for Week of 1/29/17
PTA Meeting Thursday Night
This Thursday at 6pm is our next General Membership Meeting (GMM) at 6pm in the school's cafeteria.  The meeting will be brief but important.  We will be discussing the revisions to our PTA Bylaws as noted below.  We also plan on reviewing our budget.  We have a proposal to allocate funds to purchase laptops to help update our technology at Mabry.  Have your voice heard and stop by for the short investment in our children's education.
Children in tow? We will have an educational video series playing in the Teachers Lounge to occupy the students attention.  Two middle/high school students will be supervising the students in the adjacent room.  
Any questions, please contact Melissa MacKinnon at
Auction Tickets and T-shirts Available
Tickets available now for this year's Rock of Ages Spring Auction and Gala on Saturday February 25th at Christ the King Event Halls. Click here to purchase your tickets for this year's most exciting adults only event of the year. 

Silent Auction, complementary beverages and hand-passed hors d'oeuvres start at 6:00 pm. Don't miss out on the craft beers, large wine and signature drinks featured at this event. Family sponsorships and Rockin' T-shirts are available for purchase. Click here to order your shirt now (available in children and adult sizes). Funds raised for this event go directly back to Mabry PTA and the school. Have a great time while supporting a cause near and dear to us all - our children! For more information about the Auction click here.

There are only two more weeks to submit your donation to be featured on the morning show and listed in the program. Contact:
Crossing Guard Appreciation Day
Mabry Elementary is launching the second annual  Crossing Guard Appreciation Day on Fri. Feb. 3rd. Friday will also be our next Walk to School event as well! We are asking families to walk to school, then take the time thank their crossing  guards on February 3rd. Students can bring homemade signs and thank you cards, a flower, or other special gift or treat. Volunteers can stand at each of the four corners with thank you signs. Ideas for posters your children can make include: "We love our traffic  guard! Honk if you love her/him too!" to honor our crossing  guards and encourage the community to embrace the special role our  guards are fulfilling in keeping our school children safe. If interested, contact Safety Committee Kristen Zajac  or Denise Socher  
Bylaws Update
Our Dale Mabry Elementary PTA must review and update our Bylaws every three years. Upon review, the bylaws committee proposes updating the following items: 
- Add a fourth VP position, "VP of Communications"
- Rename "VP of Ways & Means" to "VP of Fundraising"
- Change date for Election of Officers from "May" to "spring"
All other revisions you will see in the bylaws were in the previous version voted on in 2014. The current proposed copy of the bylaws will be voted on for approval by PTA membership at the General Membership Meeting on Thursday, February 2nd at 6 pm in the Mabry Cafeteria. If you have any questions, please contact Heather DePalma.
Walk to School FRIDAY
Walk to School FRIDAY
This week we will be firing up the Walking School Buses once again - this time on FRIDAY, February 3rd.  Check out the Mabry PTA website for a link to walking school bus route maps.  We look forward to another fun, family event and an opportunity to thank our crossing guards as we arrive.  All students who participate will receive a spirit stick. 
Calling all Shoppers! 
The Dolphin Depot needs you! We are in great need for help keeping our kiddos looking stylish in Mabry gear! Email
to see how you can step in and help with
Mabry's school spirit merchandise!
Author Visit
Amber Bennett, Mabry parent and author of Stella on Science will share her book with our Kindergarten and First grade students on February 7.  Stella on Science introduces readers to Stella, a spunky, fun loving five year old girl who happens to love science. Click here to order a copy of the book and Mrs. Bennett will be happy to autograph it at her presentation.
Mabry Talent Show
Can you do magic tricks, hula hoop, or tumble? Perhaps you can twirl a baton, play piano, or juggle? If so, please mark your calendar for the 2017 Mabry Talent Show!     Here is the schedule of events: Rehearsals at Mabry (Cafeteria): Wed. Feb. 22 at 6:00 pm & Wed., Mar 1 at 6:00 pm. Dress Rehearsal at Plant High School Auditorium: Tue., Mar 7 at 6:00 pm. Performance at Plant High School Auditorium: Wed., Mar 8 at 6:00 pm. Detailed information is available here.
Jump Rope for Heart
Now through February10th Dj Party on Feb 14th for those students who raise $25 or more. The American Heart Association is dedicated to helping people live longer, healthier lives. The money we raise helps people in our community learn how to avoid heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. To donate please visit - www. or turn packets into Coach Broff or Coach Coto.  (Please turn all cash donations into a check that is payable to American Heart Association.)
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