Mabry Minute for Week of 10/28/18
Candy Buy Back!
It's that time of year again! Dr. Goodnight will be buying back Halloween candy on Friday, Nov. 2nd from 7:10 to 7:45am in the front of Dale Mabry Elementary. He will also buy back candy at his South Tampa office Nov. 5th thru Nov. 8th 8 - 5 and November 9th 8-12.
He will turn that candy into cash for you and send the candy to Operation Shoebox. 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 Shoebox  click here.

Candy buy back $1 per pound limit up to $5. You may donate more if you would like.
Healthy Schools Update
Congrats to Mabry Elementary for being recognized as one of Hillsborough's Healthiest Schools!  

Mabry received Gold Status in this  school-based initiative to celebrate the efforts of schools across the district to create healthier school environments for students, families, and employees.
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  The measures will replace outdated or broken infrastructure. 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! 
New Addition to the Media Center
Have you cleaned out your craft cabinet lately?? Do you have any of these items at home that you can collect and donate to the NEW Mabry Maker Space: toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, empty clean milk jugs, cereal boxes, craft paper, craft paper with designs (scrapbook paper) art supplies of any kind, sketching pencils, cardboard, stickers, and any materials that kids can use to create!

If you want to learn more about what a Maker Space is, check   this  and  this  out.
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, October 29th.
Attention Storybook Parade Attendees!
If you are planning on attending the Storybook Parade on Wednesday, October 31st at 7:45 am, please come to the sign up tables outside the front office. You will sign in with a volunteer and receive a visitor's "apple" sticker.
If you are choosing to stay after the parade for volunteering or classroom activities - YOU MUST LOG IN to the front office computers for the personalized visitor sticker badge.
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.
Calling all Auction Volunteers!
Please join us for an information session to learn how you can help our school. Plus stay afterwards for a social hour at The Blind Goat!

WHEN:  Thursday, November 1st - 6:00 PM
WHERE:  Mabry Cafeteria
WHO:  Parents interested in volunteering and helping  

Questions? Can't attend but wish to help? Please email Nelson and Cristina at MabryElementaryAuction@gmail.c om 
Calling All Mabry Dads!
Dads Club Fishing at the Ballast Point Pier

WHEN: November 9, 2018
TIME: 5:00 - 7:00pm
LOCATION: Ballast Point Pier
WHO: Dads and Students
More details to follow.

Want to be a part of the Dad's Club email list? Please email
Engraved Pavers!
Mabry's front courtyard is decorated with beautiful pavers that will be  special for years to come. Purchase a paver to be engraved with your own  special dedication. Each paver represents a donation directly to the school.  

Forms are due by December 7th. Turn them into HR teacher or PTA Box in front office. Questions? Contact Jen at