Mabry Minute for Week of 1/26/20
Spring Auction Announcement !
GET THE BIGGEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!  Time's almost up for huge savings! That's right, buy your Mabry Masquerade & Casino tickets by Friday, January 31st, and count yourself as winning big! Not only do you get reduced early bird pricing but you also get $100 in casino chips FREE! But wait, there's more...the savings don't stop there. Purchase additional casino chips IN ADVANCE and get HALF OFF!
$20 for $200 in chips, $30 for $500 in chips, $50 for $1,000 in chips! These prices will double at the door, so get'em while they're hot!
To say we're excited for our biggest night in fundraising is an understatement. But let's face it, that's just the grand finale. Don't forget the ONLINE AUCTION begins Sunday, February 2nd! First up, Mabry Teacher Experiences that your kids will be giddy for. Check out the full Auction Schedule below:
Sunday, 2/2, 8am - Friday, 2/7, 10pm: Mabry Teacher Experiences
Sunday, 2/9, 8am - Friday, 2/14, 10pm: Classroom Baskets
Sunday, 2/16, 8am - Friday, 2/21, 10pm: FINAL Online Auction - Experiences, Summer Camps, Vacation Rentals, & more!
Saturday, 2/22, 6 - 11pm: The Mabry Masquerade & Casino Night with LIVE AUCTION
Don't miss this exquisite evening or the opportunity to bid on experiences, vacation rentals, summer camps and more! Pre-register for the online auction AND get your Masquerade tickets in advance HERE.
Sure this event is an evening you won't forget, but are you curious about how it helps our Mabry students? Check out this quick video.
Kindergarten Round Up - THIS Thursday
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).
Too Many Gasparilla Beads?
Wondering what to do with your beads after  Gasparilla ? City of Tampa wants you to take them to one of their T ampa Parks and Rec  bead collection sites starting so that they can be cleaned and reused.
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!
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 
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.
PTA Meeting Thursday Night
Please come to the General Membership PTA meeting on Thursday, January 30th at 6pm in the cafeteria. We will be voting on bi-laws, discussing student events and other school news. Childcare will be provided for your school-aged child.
Help the Medina Family
On January 18, 2020, Carlos Medina (son of a former Mabry teacher) was in a horrific car accident. He is currently in the hospital fighting for his life. Financial support is really needed during this time. This is a wonderful family and any financial support you can provide would be greatly appreciated. No amount too small. Thank you for your help! 
Celebrate Literacy Week
Thursday 1/30 is Book Swap in the Media Center - bring a book, get a new book!

Friday 1/31 is "Hats off to Reading!" - students can wear a hat to school.
New Research to Consider for Your Family
This Screen Time Guide compares advice from 10 behavioral experts and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The research has shown that, while technology is an invaluable learning tool in child development, too much screen time can lead to health issues and language delays in children. Screen time rules are meant to help families find a balance between media use and a healthy lifestyle.
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.
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.
Weekly Reading Fun Tips
Cut out squares, write out the weekly spelling words twice and have fun playing a memory game!