Mabry Minute for Week of 1/19/20
School is Closed Monday, January 20th, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Students return to school Tuesday, January 21st.
** ASE Information **
ASE Registration is THIS Friday, January 24 at 6pm!!

All class schedules and registration information can be found on the PTA website ( LOTS of great new classes (Creative Explorations, Hydroponic Gardening, and Early Engineering!) 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.

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 January 24, 2020. Continue to refresh your 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 at
Spirit Night!
Mabry Market this Friday
Green Gang Gardeners will host a Mabry Market on Friday, Jan 24 from 7:10-7:40am in front of the school.  Items for sale include broccoli, kale, peppers, herbs, scallions, tomatoes, carrots, and more! 

All donations received will go back into the garden. Produce grown in the garden is donated to Meals on Wheels to help provide fresh food for their program. If you have any questions, please email
Spring Auction Announcement !
Our biggest night in fundraising is also the most fun night around. Join the Mabry PTA in your masquerade attire for an exquisite evening of cocktails, nibbles, casino games, live auction, and more...all benefiting Mabry Elementary. 

Family, Casino Table, & Business sponsorships available
Kindergarten Round Up
Mabry Elementary Kindergarten Round Up is Thursday, January 30th at 8:00am. Visitors must have a valid picture ID and either check in the front office (Estrella) or at the sign up station located near the cafeteria (Lois).
You're Invited!
The students have come together to create Artwork for the spectacular Art Show celebration.  Every student has their own masterpiece framed & on display.  You don't want to miss this event!

You can proudly display your child's framed original Art in your home or office.  You may also order COLOR REPRODUCTIONS at the Art Show. A framed reproduction of your child's Art is an amazing, personalized gift for grandparents, friends or other family members.

Framed Artwork: $25 
Cash OR Check made payable to Artome

Can't Make the Art Show?
Please fill out this order form & return it with your payment to the office. Thank you!

Volunteers are needed! Sign up HERE if you can help!
January's Character Connection:
Here are some discussion points to talk about courage with your child:
  • Tell me about a time when you were courageous.
  • Discuss bravery. Re-visit or create new family values that align with the qualities of courage and bravery.
  • Encourage positive self-talk, and hell your child overcome a small fear they may have.
New Research
Research has been conducted that shows youths in "high achieving schools" have been added to a list of "at-risk" groups! Read this link to find out more information and gain some insight on how to support your child(ren) in leading a healthy, balanced life.
Jump Rope for Heart
Packets are due by Feb 7th.

For on-line donations, please visit

Please convert any cash donations into a check that is made out to American Heart Association.

Dj Party, Feb 14th, for any student that raises $25 or more.

Bonus Prize -- a Drone for each top fund raiser for each grade level 

Teacher Bonus --top raising homeroom from each grade level will win the teacher an Amazon Gift Card

Any questions, please contact Coach Broff or Coach Coto 
Walk to School Wednesdays
Walk to school every Wednesday and fill those  punch cards Here's the map of  walking routes and additional details.
Save the Date : Spirit Events
February 8th and 9th: 18 Bagels, located at 111 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33609, will donate 20% of the sales from this promotion back to our school. 

April 4th and 5th:  Yogurtology,  located at 1202 S. Church Ave, Ste; C, Tampa, FL 33629, will donate 20% of the sales from this promotion back to our school. 
Save the Date: Book Fair is Coming!
The Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming February 24th - 28th!

eWallet,  the fastest, easiest way for your kids to shop cash-free,  opens up to add funds on 2/7 and it can be managed through 2/28.
Celebrate a special event on the Mabry Marquee!
Kids love seeing their birthday displayed or personal announcements!!

The Mabry Marquee celebrations reservation form is online at Complete this form and put it in the front office box or send it in via email.  
Details for how to order a yearbook tribute for your Prek-4th grader can be found HERE. Deadline to reserve tribute online only is 2/6/20.  Tribute is due in the yearbook basket by 2/13/20.
Start the Day (and the Year) Right with School Breakfast
Make sure this year's resolutions include guaranteeing your kids a balanced, nutritious breakfast every day. If your morning schedule makes this difficult, or your kids aren't hungry early in the morning, send them to school for breakfast. Many nutritious foods are available every morning in the cafeteria and free for all  students. Help your kids to make this semester a success!