Mabry Minute for Week of 08/26/18
Introducing Mabry's new Assistant Principal,  Erik A. Holley. Some fun facts about our new #2:
  • Florida native
  • I have a decent Lego collection in my office
  • Graduate of Gaither High and USF
  • 2 daughters, Ashley (in Palm Beach, married) and Emily (at UF)
  • 2 Grandchildren, Nash and Lila
  • Hillsborough  County Teacher/ Administrator since 1994
  • Taught all grades K-5 at various schools including Dickenson Elementary, Citrus Park Elementary, Lutz Elementary, Anderson Elementary, Westchase Elementary
  • and now very happy to be at Mabry!
TONIGHT - Signup for ASE!
ASE Registration is TONIGHT (August 26) starting at 6pm. 
Classes, descriptions, and link for registration are  here.

*Create a profile on prior to 6pm tonight.
*Be ready to enroll as soon as the system goes live (6pm).
*The list is in alphabetical order. Yours should be too.
*If you are a returning ASE family, you must update your student's grade during the checkout process.

Many ASE classes fill quickly. Once a class is added to the cart, parents have 15 minutes to complete registration. During the first hour, if a class shows as full, continue to check back. will release classes as the completion time limit (15 minutes) expires.
WAITLIST   - After the FIRST HOUR (August 26, 7pm), parents may email with their waitlist preferences. In the subject line, please include student's last name and WAITLIST. In the body of the email, include student's name(s), the day/instructor for the waitlisted class, and contact information.  Open spots will be filled on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis AFTER 7pm.
Vendors/teachers CANNOT add students to classes. Any open spots WILL ONLY be filled through the email waitlist.  

Refunds will be offered for withdrawal from class ONLY during the  registration period . During this time, parents may contact . Once classes begin, no changes to the roster can be made. This is  FINAL .
Any questions or concerns during registrations, contact ASE chairs at
Election Information
Primary Election Day is this Tuesday, August  28, 2018.  

Please take the time to vote!

Do you know where the gubernatorial candidates stand on the issues? Please take a moment to review their answers to this Florida PTA questionnaire

HC School Board seats are also on the ballot this election year. Review candidate responses to the PTA questionnaire on the HCPS PTA website
Become a Mabry PTA Business Partner and Event Sponsor today!
Do you want to reach a dedicated and active community while supporting an "A" Hillsborough County Public School? Join Mabry Elementary as a Business Partner! 

See the new levels for the 2018-2019 school year, and  get the forms and information  here .
NEW: Mabry Moms Book Club
Calling all Mabry Moms! Join us for a Monthly Mabry Moms' Book Club every 3rd Tuesday evening, starting September 18 at Lulu Studio
Space is limited to the first 25 to RSVP to Jen Sack at . Books will be specific to life as a Mabry Mom. 

On the fence? Here are  10 awesome reasons to join: Community, Intellectual stimulation, New books and new people, A break from everyday life, The freedom to be honest, Friendship, Self-expression, Lifetime connections, Spending time with other women, A welcome place for strangers (who will be strangers no more!). 
Don't Forget Your Box Tops!
Have you been collecting all summer? Use  this link  to print your own submission form and have your child turn them into his or her teacher. Classes who collect the most will earn fun prizes and awards throughout the year. And now try the new Box Top Bonus App! It's a quick easy way to increase the cash for our school!  Download the app today!  
Car Rider 
Parent Procedures
To make the afternoon dismissal a little quicker, Principal  Frick has a few guidelines to follow. Please read her procedures for afternoon dismissal here.
Calling all Homeroom Parents!
There will be a meeting on Tuesday, August 28th, at 7:45am in the cafeteria to discuss the role of being a Homeroom Parent. Please contact Jennifer Holden at with any questions.
Primary Open House
Primary (Grades Pre-K-2) Open House is this Thursday, August 30th.

AG:    5:30-6:00pm
K-2:   6:00-7:00pm
Pre-K: Refer to teacher's invitation  for time

Parents, t his is a great opportunity for you to see first hand what your child's day is like, hear from the teacher and meet fellow classroom parent. Please check with your specific teacher to see if students are welcome. 
Parents' Night Out
Join us for a free screening of Backpack Full of Cash at Tampa Theatre on September 20th at 7:30pm. This is a free community event for all parents who want to learn more about the real costs of privatizing America's public schools.
Reading Buddies
Want to help a child with reading skills.  Sign up to volunteer!! No experience necessary. You will be matched with a child and then spend 30 minutes a week encouraging and listening to them read.  Teachers will provide the materials.  Contact: Maria Rodriguez
Lunch Menu
Check out school meal menus online or by downloading our app - Meal Viewer - for android or iOS. You will find lots of great info on all of our delicious, healthy meals 
including ingredients, photos, descriptions, nutritional information and allergens. 
Marquee Celebrations Reservation Form
birthday confetti
Celebrate a special event on our full-color, animated marquee! Mabry families can reserve a Marquee Announcement with a special message. Each announcement will run on the marquee for one week unless otherwise requested. Instructions, along with the form to fill out, can be found here. Questions? Contact Jen Chan at
Purchase with Purpose
Did you know Mabry has an  Amazon Smile link ?  When you shop Amazon, use this link and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchase directly to our school! It's an easy way to give on things you are going to buy anyway!