Mabry Minute for Week of 09/02/18

School will be closed Mon. Sept 3rd in celebration of Labor Day. We will see you at school on Tuesday.
After School Enrichment
ASE classes start Monday, September 10th! 

The ASE volunteer committee thanks Mabry parents for their support with this program as we work together to bring fun and enriching classes to our students!

ASE classes are a growing demand and last week's registration proved that.  There was an unanticipated surge in enrollment this session.  Over half of Mabry's students are enrolled in at least one ASE class.  Wow!
Free Flu Shots
HCPS has partnered with Healthy Schools - the nation's largest school vaccine  provider - to offer flu shots to your child during the school day. The copay is $0, so  there is no cost to you. The flu shot clinic will take place at Mabry on campus on Thursday, September 27th.

The CDC recommends a flu shot as your child's #1 defense against the flu. Our  district's goal is to ensure that flu shots are available to 100% of our students. Help us  as HCPS Fights the Flu.

Learn more & sign up your child for a flu shot here. Consent forms will be sent home or can be downloaded here.
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.
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
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!