Mabry Minute for Week of 10/22/17
It's Red Ribbon Week
This year's Red Ribbon Week Theme is "Your Future is Key, so Stay Drug Free.
Themed days are as follows:
Mon, Oct. 23 - students receive their spirit stick for Red Ribbon Week ("I Make Healthy Choices")
Tue, Oct. 24 - Wear Red Day (wear red clothes or red uniform)
Wed, Oct. 25 - Team Up Against Drugs (wear a team shirt)
Thu, Oct. 26 - Sock it to Drugs (wear crazy socks)
Fri, Oct. 27 - Pledge Day - sign a pledge to remain drug free.
To learn more about Red Ribbon Week click here.
After School Enrichment
ASE Monday class is a regular dismissal. School dismisses at 2:15p and ASE will dismiss one hour later at 3:15p. Please do not forget to pick up your kiddos!
Note the adjusted END dates of ASE. The program will end December 22 running 12 weeks. Click here for full list of dates.
Are you super organized? Looking for a new way to help out Mabry? We are in need of 2-3 people to run ASE next year! The program is in jeopardy of not returning if we do not find those go-getter volunteers!  It's great fun, rewarding and a challenge for someone who wants to help keep our children in the ASE experience! Perks include first pick of classes and more! Email for more information. 
Candy Buy Back!
It's that time of year again! Dr. Goodnight will be buying back Halloween candy on Fri, Nov. 3rd from 7:15 to 8:00am in the front of Dale Mabry Elementary. He will also buy back candy at his South Tampa office Nov. 1st thru Nov. 2nd 8 - 5 and November 3rd 8-12.
He will turn that candy into cash for you and send the candy to Operation Gratitude. They send it to men and women overseas in care packages. So send some smiles to our U.S. Military and put some cash in your hand at the same time. For more information on Operation Gratitude click here.
Candy buy back $1 per pound limit up to $5. You may donate more if you would like.
Magnet School Program Information

Attention 5th Grade parents interested in magnet school programs.


November 3, 2017 - Hillsborough Choice Expo - this is the SUPERBOWL of Magnet schools at the Florida State Fairground Expo Hall from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  Free entrance and parking.  All elementary, middle, and high school magnet programs will showcase their unique magnet theme.
The application window for magnet schools opens November 1, 2017 at noon, and closes on December 12, 2017.   There is no rush to be the first to apply, as magnet assignments are done on a lottery basis.  Just be sure to apply within the window! If you have any questions, visit our website at and search "go magnet."   
Families can also contact Karen Heinberg, School Counselor, at 872-5364 x 225 for more information.
Thank you to Mabry Business Partner
Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who supported Mabry PTA's Fall Fundraiser Walk-A-Thon.  To all the walkers, supporters, and volunteers your efforts are greatly appreciated. The committee is still calculating the final details and will be sharing the information soon.
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