Mabry Minute for Week of 08/25/19
ASE Openings!
Did you know that there are still classes available for ASE?!

Bricks4Kidz, Four Square, Modern Manners, Flag Football, Books Club, and Game Galley are among the surprising favorites still available  

Register now:   HERE

Should you have any questions, please email us .
Walk to School Wednesday
Our weekly Walk to School Wednesday program kicks off this week on August 28!!! 

We are in need of volunteers at each drop off gate to pass out the punch cards for those kids that are participating every Wednesday. 

See the website for more information and sign up genius to volunteer HERE.
Grandparent's Breakfast 2019
Mark your calendars for Grandparent's Breakfast 2019!
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. 
Reflections ART Program is Back!
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Reflections ART program. A committee is forming that will promote the program, coordinate student art submissions, identify local volunteers or teachers to judge the art, and to coordinate a final celebration for all participants and winners. Email if you are interested in volunteering on this committee.

Reflections is a PTA sponsored program designed to  spark imagination and creativity in school and at home through the arts. All students K - 5 are eligible to participate in this program by creating and submitting original works in the areas of  dance choreography, film, production,  literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.  The 2019-2020 theme is " Look Within". Submission details and deadlines will be shared soon.
Weekly Reading Fun Tips
The Reading Enhancement Committee loves to focus on providing tools and tips for our little readers and parents to make it fun and it is time sensitive! 

This week's tip:
How many words can you find driving home from school? Take a different route each day home or try this fun tip each time you are in the car!!
Character Connection: Sportsmanship
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.
Save the Date!
Our only Fall Spirit Night is on Thursday, Sept 12, hosted by a Mabry Alum and owner of United Skates of America. Always a big hit with the kids - plenty of exercise and a family pizza meal. Casual dining to meet and greet with other Mabry parents as well. 

Please come support us this one night from 6-8pm!

$6 Skate rental
$4 Roller blade rental
$20 Pizza meal deal
Open House PreK -2nd Grade
This Thursday, August 29th, is Primary Open House (PreK-2nd grade) from 6-7pm.
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!!
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, please sign up for a shift HERE.

REMINDER: All volunteers, old and new, must fill out the HCPS volunteer application online before working with Mabry students.
Reading Buddies
Have 30 minutes 1 day a week to help a student in reading? For more info contact Maria.
Front "Walker" Gate Clarification
Unless your child is riding a bicycle, the front gate (sidewalk coming down to Estrella from the corner by the music room) is NOT a place to meet your child after school. "Walkers" are children who are able to exit the gate and travel, alone, to their destination. When people congregate outside the gate (waiting for students, visiting with other parents), it blocks the sidewalk and makes it unsafe for others to pass. Consider a different meeting place, away from the exit gate. However, please keep in mind that there may be days that you are late or have forgotten an early release day. Your child must be responsible enough to know what to do if you are not at your designated meeting place. 

If you must meet your child, the safest dismissal is to have your child go to their grade level dismissal room to wait for you.
Drop Off Tip:
Thank you to a Mabry parent for morning drop-off suggestion!

The carline in the back of the school off Neptune is empty in the mornings!  The easy way to access is Henderson to Neptune (to avoid  congestion on Lois).  Give it a try!
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.
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  site!