Mabry Minute for Week of 10/14/18
Mabry Walk-A-Thon
Thank you to everybody who donated to the Mabry Walk-A-Thon.
Join us on for Saturday, October 20th at 9am - 12 at the Coleman track for this community and family event.  
There will be special kid events, spirit sticks, health and fitness fair, food from the Mabry garden, and more! See you there!
October is National Bullying Prevention Month!
It's not cool to be cruel! Mabry has chosen this week, October 15-19, as Bullying Prevention Week at our school. The goal is for all students to understand and apply the "The 3 R's of Bullying: Recognize, Refuse and Report."  

Recognize: Know what bullying is, and what it is not. Bullying is repeated, targeted behavior over time, done on purpose, where there is an   imbalance of power. Bullying is not a one-time conflict or a disagreement. It's important to know the difference.
Refuse: Stand tall and in a firm voice, tell the person to STOP. When you refuse bullying, you are rejecting or saying no to bullying behavior.  Stand up for others. Be an UPSTANDER, not a BYSTANDER!                 
Report: Speak up and tell a trusted adult. Do not keep bullying a secret. It's everyone's responsibility to report bullying when it is happening.

You can explore more about bullying prevention  with your children through this website. See also  the district's policy on bully and harassment prevention and reporting.
Mabry Spirit Night!

WHO:  ALL Mabry Families & Friends     
WHAT:  Halloween Costume Skate Night
WHEN:  Friday, October 26th 6-8pm, then open to public after but we can stay 
WHERE:  United Skates of America ( 5121 N. Armenia Ave. 33606)
COST:  $5 per kid or adult Admission AND Skate Rental - free to anyone not skating ( Optional Family Meal Special $20 includes 1 Large Cheese Pizza, Pitcher of Soda and 20 Game Tokens)
WHY: 100% PROCEEDS TO GO MABRY! Fun with families and friends at Mabry!
If You Support Our Schools, then VOTE!
The most effective way to share your views on your child's school and education is to VOTE. If you would like to see more capital improvements, take a close look at the referendum measure on the ballot. 
There have been many questions about the projected improvements. 
  1. Updated playground equipment will not be affected.  The measures will replace outdated or broken infrastructure. 
  2. Suggested improvements and timetables are subject to change and are based on need and feasibility. 
  3. Should Mabry's or any schools' needs change or worsen, the plans for that school will reflect those changes.    
Parents and friends are encouraged to highlight the positive aspects of elections and voting when speaking children. Your child will recognize how powerful and valuable the electoral process is! 
Great American Teach-In
Volunteer at the Great American Teach-In on November 15, 2018!! Come share your career and passions with our Mabry students. Contact your child's classroom teacher or Mrs. Richards to be a speaker during this event. We are asking that all speakers register by Monday, Oct 26th.
Wear Pink for $1
This Thursday, bring in $1 and wear pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness and our Relay for Life Team!
New Daisy Troop
Due to popular demand, a new Daisy Girl Scout troop has been created for Mabry Kindergartners! Sign up here and select Troop #32052. Meetings will take place Mondays from 1-2:15pm at school. Contact Jen Sack if you have questions.
Walk to School Wednesdays
Walk to school every Wednesday and fill those punch cards!

If you'd like to join some friends, walking school buses will meet at 7:05am. Here is a map of  walking routes and additional details.
Middle Magnet School Info
The Hillsborough Choice Expo will be on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 3-7pm at the Florida State Fairgrounds  (Free entrance and parking). More information can be found here.
Box Tops
Congratulations to 
Ms. Freeman's first grade class! They won the ice cream party for turning in the most box tops for the first nine weeks! Start collecting your box tops for the second nine weeks! Box top forms can be found in the front office or here. Please contact Jennifer Bosque with any questions.  
Bring your donations to your student council rep. 
You can donate:
*     Socks
*     Underwear
*     Soap
*     Shampoo/Conditioner
*     Antibacterial Ointment/Bandaids
*     Brushes/Combs
*     Feminine Hygiene products
*     Deodorant
*     Baby wipes
*     Other Toiletries
For more information, please contact  Jessica Strauss .