Mabry Minute for Week of 08/18/19
PTA General Membership Meeting
The first General Membership PTA meeting of the year is Tuesday August 20th at 6pm  in the cafeteria. Childcare will be available for your school-aged child and they will receive spirit sticks for attendance. Items that will be discussed are budget approval, upcoming PTA events and projects.  We look forward to seeing you there!
Open House Grades 3-5th
This Thursday, August 22nd, is Intermediate Open House (Grades 3-5) from 6-7pm.

Mark your calendars for Grandparent's Breakfast 2020!
Mark your calendars for Grandparent's Breakfast 2020!
Doors open at 6:45am, entry and exit will be through the east cafeteria doors only. 

Dates are based on the child's last name:
September 4th: A-G
September 5th: H-M
September 6th: N-Z
 
To make this a successful event we need volunteers! Contact Lauren at  to help in advance or any of the days. 
SAVE THE DATE! 
ASE is Coming!
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ASE Registration is Friday. August 23, 2019 at 6pm.

All class schedules and registration information can be found on the PTA websiteLOTS of great new classes (TaeKwonDo, Cheerleading, U Go Girl Junior, and Get the Wiggles Out to name a few!) as well as returning favorites on the schedule. Something for everyone!  You will also find tips for a successful registration and waitlist information on the webpage.  

The ASE Team HIGHLY recommends saving the links for registration and waitlist form prior to the day of registration. High traffic to the PTA website in the hour before registration can cause connectivity issues. Saving the links assures you will be able to access the registration website when it goes live.

Link for registration: HERE

WAITLIST:  After 6:30 pm, parents may submit a waitlist registration form found HERE

For a successful registration, log in via a laptop or desktop and have form of payment ready by 5:55pm on August 23, 2019. Continue to refresh you browser leading up to 6pm. Registration goes quickly. Once the class is in your cart, you will have 15 minutes to complete checkout. If a class shows as full, continue checking back until the waitlist opens at 6:30pm. Many times, parents change their minds and a class becomes available again.

Should you have any questions or are new to Mabry and wish to learn more about our amazing ASE program, please email us.
Character Connection: Sportsmanship
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Here are some discussion points to talk about sportmanship with your child:
  • What are examples of good sportsmanship?
  • Is it always important to win every time? Why or why not?
  • How do you think we could show sportsmanship in our home?
  • Play a board game or card card and show good sportsmanship.
Give Back with Amazon Smile
If you are doing any online shopping, take a moment and register for AmazonSmile! Every purchase you make will give Mabry Elementary PTA a donation. You can sign up  here . Just make sure to always use the  smile.amazon.com  site! 
Celebrate a special event on the Mabry Marquee!
The Mabry Marquee celebrations reservation form is online at  mabrypta.org/forms .  Complete this form and put in the front office box or send to  mabrymarquee@gmail.com .
Stay Up to Date!
The calendar of school and PTA events is available online at the PTA website . You can even subscribe to the calendar and sync with your phone, personal and work calendar.
Health Services Documents and Forms
Parents, print forms for Epi pens and medications HERE.
Cafeteria Helpers Needed!
Please assist our students and staff during lunch! This is a fun way to interact with Mabry students. If you're interested in volunteering this week, please email Kellie Haber. A Sign Up Genius link will be posted for future shifts.

REMINDER: All volunteers, old and new, must fill out the HCPS volunteer application online before working with Mabry students.
Mabry Media Center Volunteers
Come to the information session this Wednesday, 8/21, at 9am in the Media Center to learn more and to sign up for a weekly shift.  If you can't commit weekly we're happy to have "drop in" help! 
Join Girl Scouts
Attention girls! Come join Girl Scouts! Join us on Wednesday, August 21, at 6:30pm in the Mabry Cafeteria to learn more! 
Contact: Jessica
Walk-a-thon
Interested in helping out with Mabry's Fall fundraiser, the Walk-a-thon? A kick-off meeting will be held Wednesday, 8/21 a t 6:30pm at the Bel Mar Bar and Grill at 3501 S Manhattan Ave. 
Calling all 5th grade parents!
The 5th grade committee is meeting August 23rd at 7:45 in the Mabry media center.  All are welcome!  Please remember to sign in at the front office before coming to the media center.  We are super excited to start planning for this fun-filled year! Please contact Kerri Edwards or Jennifer Bosque with any questions.
Calling all homeroom parents!
Please join us in the Media Center on Monday, August 26th at 7:45am for a meeting to discuss the role of being a homeroom parent. Remember to sign in at the front office before attending the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please email Jennifer Holden, the Homeroom Parent Coordinator, as soon as possible. Thank you for volunteering! We are looking forward to another great year at Mabry!!