Mabry Minute for Week of 10/2/16
Walk To School Wednesday October 5th
Hop on a Mabry Walking School Bus next Wednesday, October 5th at 7:10 am! Click here for bus routes, a bus stop schedule and additional details.  All students who participate will receive a prize and be entered into a raffle to win a fun activity prize pack for their classroom. Please click here to read our important Safety Message  at our Wellness Corner. See you there!
2016 Walk-A-Thon
Join us for the 8th Annual Mabry Walkathon! Our DEADLINE FOR DONATIONS IS OCTOBER 6, 2016, click here to DONATE NOW or drop off at basket in Front Office or Front of School on October 5 & 6.
 
Your donations help us raise funds for many wonderful projects and services like technology enhancements, iReady software, media center upgrades, pavilion improvements and so much more.
Depending on the amount raised, different prize levels can be achieved. We also have prizes for the family that raises the most, the class that raises the most and more! If Mabry hits the goal of $45,000.00, then everyone gets to celebrate with a performance by "Fritzy Brothers - One Man Circus". 
 
Join our community on Oct 15th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Coleman Track with fun for everyone including inflatable obstacle course, Zumba Class, DJ Music, rewards for laps walked, 50/50 raffle, PCLL/TBLL Registration Raffle, Crunch Gym Membership Raffle, photo booth, face painting, Food Trucks, Health & Fitness Fair, Business Partner Fair, Smoothies, balloon art, and so much more!  Click here to volunteer for this exciting family event.  Contact: mabrywalkathon@gmail.com 
Walk-A-Thon Business Partners
Thank you to The Woman's Group! Click here to learn more.
Thank you to Approach Consulting! Click here to learn more.
Volunteer Opportunities
The PTA needs volunteers to help with Walk to School Wednesday Oct 5 and with calling businesses for the auction.  These are great volunteer opportunities for those who aren't able to volunteer on campus.  
 
For Walk to School Wednesday we are doing something new, a walking school bus through nearby neighborhoods. We need route markers, route guides and people to meet students and parents at the school with water, coffee and prizes. To volunteer for Walk to School Wednesday Click Here.
 
For the auction calls you will be given a script and a list of businesses to contact. You can do this on your schedule at home. Email: mabryptabusinesspartner@gmail.com
 
Thank you to those who have already volunteered this year! Mabry appreciates your dedication.
Socktober
This month student council and Mabry will be participating in Socktober!  What is Socktober?  It is a month long event where you can help donate various items to help local homeless shelters.  It doesn't have to be just socks.  You can donate:
*     Socks
*     Blankets
*     Deodorant
*     Soap
*     Shampoo/Conditioner
*     Toiletries
*     Brushes/Combs
*     Feminine hygiene products
*     Underwear
*     Baby wipes
*     Antibacterial Ointment/Bandaids
  
Students can bring in their donations to their Student Council rep all month.  With your help, we can make this Fall and Winter more comfortable for those in need.  Contact: Jessica Strauss at jessica.strauss@sdhc.k12.fl.us
 Grades 1-5 Save the Date!
Mabry students, grades 1-5, are looking forward to a visit by two wonderful authors, Roland and Marie Smith. They will be at Mabry on October 21 for the full day. Marie will speak to grades 1-2 and Roland is speaking to grades 3-5. They started their drive from Oregon to Florida on Thursday, September 29 and will stop at schools to speak to  students along the way ending up in Orlando at the Florida Association for Media in Education state conference to speak to Florida media specialists. They agreed to come visit us after the conference.
  
After your students hear about their stories and about their life as writers they will want some of their books.  An order form came home with your student on Friday, September 30. You have an opportunity to order books from Barnes and Noble at a discounted price which will be delivered to school for Roland and Marie to autograph for your child. The form will be on the Mabry Media webpage also. It is due back to school by Tuesday, October 4.
Mabry Business Partner
Thank you to Amalie Motor Oil. Click here to learn more.
Wellness Center
In honor of our upcoming Walk to School Wednesday, our PTA Safety Committee and Health and Fitness Committee are teaming up to bring you some tips to help your children learn pedestrian safety skills. After reviewing, consider asking your child to sign this Youth Pledge to be a responsible pedestrian and bike "Roll Model" to others.  
Bonus Box Tops
Earn even more cash to help your school get what it needs through the Box Tops for EducationĀ® Bonus App. Turn your everyday receipts into cash for your school. Click here to learn more.
New at Dolphin Depot!
Refresh your little girl's uniform this Fall with Dolphin Depot's latest style: The New Embroidered Polo Dress for only $18.00. Please click here for the order form.
Available in sizes x-small, small and medium.

Girl's rhinestone spirit shirts are back in stock. Click here for the form to order. 
  
Also available embroidered polo shirts for both boys and girls, dri-fit embroidered shirts for boys, hoodies, car magnets, hair accessories, pencils, erasers, Mabry Mom and Mabry Dad shirts....just to name a few!
  
The Dolphin Depot accepts cash, checks (made out to Mabry PTA) and credit cards. Items will be delivered to your child's homeroom class. Contact Aned Richter anedrichter@gmail.com
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